Tampa Bay Wine & Food Festival|April 8-12, 2025|Tampa Bay, FL

Experience Water Street

Wednesday, April 9, 2025
7 PM

Escape into the urban oasis of Tampa Bay's Water Street

Escape into the urban oasis of Tampa Bay’s Water Street, a vibrant destination that beckons with its modern allure. Immerse yourself in an evening of unparalleled experiences as you explore the unique culinary offerings found along the bustling streets. Select from a collection of 3-5 enticing restaurants, each renowned for their innovative cuisine and warm hospitality. Prepare to be captivated by a tantalizing 4-course dining experience, expertly crafted by visionary chefs who blend flavors and techniques to create culinary magic. Complementing the extraordinary dishes are carefully curated cocktails and wines from acclaimed national brands, ensuring an unforgettable meal that transcends expectations. Embark on a culinary adventure, discovering the hidden gems and culinary treasures that await in the heart of Water Street.

2025 Restaurants to be announced in November

2024 Restaurants included:

Rooster & The Till – $350 Per Person

A 2022 & 2023 Michelin Bib Gourmand Award Recipient, Rooster & The Till has earned itself a spot as one of the No.1 restaurants in Tampa, and for good reason. With an always changing menu featuring innovative flavors and local in season items, Rooster & The Till continues to create new dishes to keep everyone on their toes. To add to the excitement, Chef Brad Kilgore, named Best New Chef by Food & Wine Magazine and a James Beard nominee, will be joining an already talented and noteworthy lineup to take this experience to the next level.

Guests will enjoy 6 courses created by co-owner, Chef Ferrell Alvarez, Executive Chef, Chef Martin DeJesus, and celebrity chef, Chef Brad Kilgore, all known for their culinary expertise and creative approaches complete with pairings from Breakthru Beverage the Hess Collection.


Course 1 Salmon Nduja Tartare
Crispy Rice | Nippon Taka | Confit Garlic | Scallions
Green Tomato | Gin | Fino Sherry | Blanc Vermouth | Celery Bitters

Course 2 Shawarma Chinese Cauliflower
Green Chickpeas | Figs | Black Walnut | Seeded Cracker
Lions Head Collection ‘Panthera’ Chardonnay | Russian River Valley | 2021

Course 3 Radiatori Bolognese
Pepperoni & Mushroom Ragout | Garlic Chili Crunch | Parsley
Lions Head Collection ‘Panthera’ Pinot Noir | Sonoma Coast | 2019

Course 4 Umeboshi Glazed Quail
Dirty Rice Arancini | Charred Dew Drop | Pickled Plum XO
Lions Head Collection ‘Lion Tamer’ Cabernet Sauvignon Blend | Napa Valley | 2021

Course 5 Slow Cooked Ora King Salmon
Japanese “Peanut Curry” | Broccoli Raab
Hess Collection ‘Mount Veeder’ Cabernet Sauvignon Blend | Napa Valley | 2019
Hess Collection ‘Iron Corral’ Cabernet Sauvignon Blend | Napa Valley | 2021

Course 6 Blood Orange Sponge Cake
Cream Cheese Cloud | Coconut Snow | Disaronno Velvet
Grandial ‘Blanc de Blancs’ Brut | Bordeaux – France | N/V


Predalina – $225 Per Person

Located on Water Street, in close proximity to Tampa’s historic docks and a stone’s throw from the waterfront, Predalina boasts a lively and energetic ambiance. Here, the vibrant atmosphere perfectly showcases the finest seafood offerings from the Mediterranean region, creating an experience every time.

Guests will be welcomed with an amuse bouche before enjoying 4-courses created by Executive Chef, Chef Billy Zeko paired with Hendricks Gin and national brand ambassador, Erik Andersson.

First Course featuring Hendrick’s & Tonic
Watermelon & Strawberry Gazpacho- Cucumber, mint, pinenut 

Second Course featuring Hendrick’s Grand Cabaret Summer Negroni
Endive Cesar – Coltura ceaser, crisp garbanzo, sizzled chive oil, grana moravia

Third Course featuring Easy Read
Prawn Tagliolini – Saffron bouillabaisse, tarragon, crisp prawn tuille

 Dessert featuring Hendrick’s Grand Cabaret Bees Knees
Milk & Honey – Honeycomb brittle, orange cardamom cream, peach gelato


Boulon – $225 Per Person

Nestled in the heart of Water Street, Boulon Brasserie seamlessly marries the timeless elegance of French dining with the energy of the local scene, inviting guests into a haven of refined tastes and sophisticated ambiance.

Whether you’re drawn to the classic charm of a French bistro or eager to explore innovative interpretations of French cuisine, Boulon Brasserie promises an unforgettable 4-course dining experience by Executive Chef, Chef Josue Gaston featuring Breakthru Beverage partner Glenfiddich.

First Course featuring Glenfiddich 12 Sherry Cask Old Fashioned
Roasted Bone Marrow , Parsley Salad, Grilled Crostini

Second Course featuring Glenfiddich 21
Beet Salad, Roasted Beets, Fennel, Candied Carrots, Orange, Whipped Goat Cheese

Third Course featuring Glenfiddich 23
Sole Beurre Blanc, Sunchoke Puree, Champagne Beurre Blanc, Caviar

Fourth Course featuring Glenfiddich 26
Bone-in NY Strip, King Crab, Cajun Hollandaise, Roasted Wild Mushrooms

 Dessert featuring Glenfiddich 30
Chef Special Custom Mini Tarts



Small Giant – $125 Per Person

Nestled on Water Street, Small Giant is a culinary gem that combines a cozy atmosphere with an innovative menu. The restaurant takes pride in its commitment to using fresh ingredients to craft dishes that delight the palate with an interior that exudes a welcoming ambiance, featuring a blend of modern and rustic décor.

Guests will enjoy a 4 course menu created by Chef Kyle King  paired with Stella Artois featuring Master Cicerone, Max Bakker to create an evening unlike any other!

Whether you’re seeking an intimate dinner for two or a gathering with friends, Small Giant is a versatile destination that aims to elevate your dining experience. Enjoy a dinner experience at Small Giant, better known as the little bar with a big heart.

Ticket Options

Rooster & The Till
Featuring co-owner, Chef Ferrell Alvarez, Executive Chef, Chef Martin DeJesus, and celebrity chef, Chef Brad Kilgore
Featuring Executive Chef, Chef Billy Zeko.
Featuring Executive Chef, Chef Hab Hamde
Small Giant
Featuring Executive Chef, Chef Kyle King

Chefs & Culinary Partners

Rooster & The Till
The Hess Collection
Hendricks Gin
Small Giant
Stella Artois

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