December 21, 2014
The chef checks in at hotel restaurants

Photo: Edmund Fountain/Tampa Bay Times

Elevage executive chef Chad Johnson whips up a meal in Epicurean's culinary theater.

Florida Dining

The chef checks in at hotel restaurants

Chris Sherman | 8/28/2014

New hotels across Florida, from grand luxury brands to boutique properties, have put food forward as their chief attraction to both guests and local diners — who may well bring other guests. The emphasis fits the food obsessions of today’s consumers and the increased competition from free-standing restaurants. Joining the elite ranks for hotel restaurants are the Epicurean hotel in Tampa and its Elevage restaurant; Le Meridien in Tampa and its Bizou restaurant; the Hotel Zamora in Tampa and its Castile restaurant; In Orlando, Four Season’s has Plancha and Capa; Vintro Hotel + Kitchen in Miami; Metropolitan by COMO in Miami Beach offers up the Traymore restaurant.

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