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Council Oak Steaks & Seafood Wine Pairing Dinner Featuring Paul Hobbs Winery

TAMPA, Fla.  (January 4, 2017) – Council Oak Steaks & Seafood in Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa will host a Paul Hobbs wine pairing dinner on Thursday, January 19.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception and performance by Backstreet, followed by an innovative four-course menu (presented by Chef Dave Puatu) at 7 p.m. featuring the following – Smoked Quail Ragù with Bramare Appellation Lujan de Cuyo Melbec, Argentina; Chilean Sea Bass with Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Russian River Valley; Japanese Wagyu Filet with Paul Hobbs Beckstoffer Las Piedras Cabernet Sauvignon, St. Helena; and Sweet Escape with Stratus Vineyard Ice Wine Riesling Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Each guest who attends will receive a commemorative bottle of Paul Hobbs 2014 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir.

Limited tickets (at $333 per person, which includes taxes and gratuity) are available for sale by calling (813-627-6630).

Once called “The Steve Jobs of Wine” by Forbes Magazine, Paul Hobbs twice has been named Wine Personality of the Year by Robert Parker, Jr.

Hobbs’ first winemaking job was at the Robert Mondavi Winery in 1978. Working there until 1984, he had a hand in the creation of Opus One for partners Mondavi and Baron Philippe de Rothschild.

A New York State native, Hobbs is credited with recognizing the winemaking potential in Argentina. He describes his wines as “embracing the ripe, forward expression to which the landscape and culture of California naturally lend themselves.”

Hobbs’ wines are considered rich and potent, yet offer good structure and crisp acidity. They are among the most sought-after in America and are incredibly allocated and very limited.

About Council Oak Steaks & Seafood
After its 2007 opening inside Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, Council Oak Steaks & Seafood quickly became Tampa’s number one destination for prime steaks, fresh seafood and an award-winning wine list served in a contemporary upscale atmosphere. It’s considered fine dining at its best. All steaks are dry aged 21-28 days and cut right in the restaurant’s very own on-site butcher shop. The fresh fish is line-caught in Florida and the Alaskan king crab legs are right from the Bering Sea. Custom salt water tanks also keep the live Maine lobsters fresh.

The namesake for Council Oak Steaks & Seafood comes from an actual tree located on the Seminole Tribe of Florida (STOF) reservation in Hollywood (Fla.) where ceremonial and official STOF business is conducted.

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 smoke free slots area offering 250 popular games. Additionally, there is a new state-of-the-art Poker Room featuring 46 tables. The hotel is AAA Four Diamond rated and offers six award-winning Zagat-rated restaurants, including the fine dining venue Council Oak Steaks & Seafood. The only place to rock one’s body and soul, 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 177 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, Innsbruck, Yangon and Chengdu. 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 www.hardrock.com.

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CONTACTS:
Nikki Yourison, Seminole Hard Rock Tampa, (813) 627-7623, nikki.yourison@seminolehardrock.com
Chris Dirato, Bitner Group, (954) 703-7938, chris@bitnergroup.com