December 19, 2016

Custom Holiday Menus Set For Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa Dining Venues

Custom Holiday Menus Set For Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa Dining Venues

TAMPA, Fla. (December 19, 2016) – Four dining venues at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa will have special customized menus on Christmas Eve (Saturday, December 24), Christmas Day (Sunday, December 25) and New Year’s Eve (Saturday, December 31).

Council Oak Steaks & Seafood
Council Oak’s holiday dining experience will be served from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will feature Chef de Cuisine David Puatu’s braised kurobuta pork belly (appetizer), swordfish en croute or a dry-aged pastrami rubbed New York strip steak (entrée), and mi-amére chocolate pudding (dessert).

On New Year’s Eve, from 4 p.m. to midnight, the fine-dining restaurant will feature crispy truffle infused king crab (appetizer), dover sole meuniére or cold smoked 60-day aged ribeye (entrée), and a roasted vanilla mousse, coconut dacquoise midnight kiss (dessert).

Grey Salt
On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Chef Marc Murphy’s Mediterranean restaurant will be offering fruits de mer (first course), wood burning rotisserie prime rib for two (main course) and chocolate bread pudding (dessert).

On New Year’s Eve, the restaurant will feature deviled eggs and caviar (first course), chateaubriand for two (main course) and champagne granite (dessert).

Fresh Harvest
On Christmas Day, there will be a special buffet from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. ($45 per person, plus tax). Among the many delights on the menu include a carved to order herb roasted prime rib, grilled mahi-mahi with sweet rum sauce, sweet and creamy Yukon potatoes with bacon, apples and cheddar and Executive Pastry Chef Stephan Schubert’s delectable selection of desserts.

A New Year’s Eve surf and turf dining special will be served from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Among the many options include a New York strip steak oscar, mustard crusted lamb chops with burgundy sauce, San Francisco cioppino and a tantalizing chocolate fountain with an exquisite selection of desserts.

Rise Kitchen & Bakery
Christmas Eve specials will be offered from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and include fried calamari with zesty marinara sauce (appetizer), shrimp scampi (entrée) and eggnog-infused cheesecake (dessert).

On Christmas Day, rockers of all ages can experience roasted sausage and kale soup (appetizer), prime rib with sides (entrée) and strawberry cheesecake (dessert).

Additionally, Rise Kitchen & Bakery will have take-home traditional holiday pies including apple, pumpkin or pecan pies for sale ($15). A dozen assorted cookies and a giant hand painted cookie of the season will also be available for guests.

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is the premier entertainment destination of Central Florida. Owned and operated by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the property is one of the most successful and largest casinos in the world. Located off I-4 at North Orient Road and Hillsborough Avenue, about 10 minutes east of downtown Tampa, the casino features high stakes table games, thousands of the hottest slot machines as well as a new smoke free slots area offering 250 popular games. The hotel is AAA Four Diamond rated and offers seven award-winning Zagat-rated restaurants, including the fine dining venues Council Oak Steaks & Seafood and Grey Salt. A newly renovated Rock Spa® is also available along with a plethora of VIP services. For more information, please call 866-502-PLAY or visit us online and via FacebookTwitterInstagram and Pinterest.

About Hard Rock International
With venues in 74 countries, including 174 cafes, 24 hotels and 11 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Chicago, Cancun, Ibiza, Las Vegas, Macau and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Valencia, Shanghai, Yangon and San Juan. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Abu Dhabi, Atlanta, Berlin, Dubai, London, Los Cabos, New York City, and Shenzhen, Dalian and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit


Nikki Yourison, Seminole Hard Rock Tampa, (813) 627-7623, [email protected]
Mauricio Almenara, Bitner Group, (954) 703-7941, [email protected]