Simmer & Sift

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Wednesday September 26

6:00 PM  –  8:30 PM

Explore the tastes of our area's evolving culinary scene. Simmer & Sift features four restaurants, each a unique and highly lauded addition to Tampa Bay's culinary offerings.  Enjoy guest speakers and cocktails throughout the series, designed to compliment the tasting menus offered by our innovative participating chefs.

    Il Ritorno From the James Beard House to Central Ave, the lauded husband-wife team of Dave and Erica Benstock bring their modern take on Italian classics to the MFA. Chef David worked his way through the ranks at various restaurants, eventually running front line at Wolfgang Puck Spago in Colorado. A sharp focus on Italian cuisine at Fontainebleau Scarpetta in Miami ultimately led Chef David to put his own unique twist on traditional dishes. Upon returning to St. Pete, the fresh Italian cooking style that Il Ritorno is known for was born.

All ticket purchasers must register or sign in.  Tickets include tastings of the chef's creation, a signature cocktail, and a cash bar. 

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