¡CUATRO Earns Record Sweeping Win at October Tailgate Taste Fest
TAMPA BAY, FL – Heritage Golf Group is pleased to announce that ¡CUATRO, a new restaurant concept at TPC Tampa Bay (a Heritage Golf Group property), set a record at the second annual Tampa Bay Vintage Beverages Tailgate Taste Fest, taking home three of the eight awards given.
¡CUATRO swept two out of four categories, winning…
- “Judges’ Award for Chicken” with Arnold Parkes’ recipe for Jerk Chicken
- “People’s Choice Award for Chicken,” also with Jerk Chicken Wings
- “Judges’ Award for Sides” with Chef Michael Toscano’s delicious recipe
for Reuben Eggrolls
The Tampa Bay Vintage Beverages Tailgate Taste Fest took place at Curtis Hixon Park where guests enjoyed football games, live entertainment, and some of the best tailgate food in Tampa. Twenty-one local restaurants fired up their grills to offer guests a taste of their best tailgate dishes from a variety of categories, including sides, sliders, chicken, and barbecue. Judges for the event included Jeremy Fairley, Never Have I Ever Tampa, Crystal Hamilton, Collin Sherwin, Lisa-Marie Leighy, and Meredyth Censullo.
“Being the first restaurant to win three awards at the Tampa Bay Taste Fest is an amazing feat and we are beyond proud. Come join us for happy hour and taste why ¡CUATRO was voted the best wings in Tampa,” said Craig Cliver, General Manager of ¡CUATRO and TPC Tampa Bay. With innovative new dishes and unexpected flavors constantly being added to the menu, ¡CUATRO is a “NEW American Cuisine” restaurant that will keep you coming back for more. ¡CUATRO is open seven days a week (serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with weekly happy hour specials on the outdoor patio. Furthermore, ¡CUATRO offers a private dining/event space that accommodates both intimate and large parties. Follow www.facebook.com/cuatrotampa for specials and events.
Overlooking the lush landscape and tranquil lagoons of the 18th hole at TPC Tampa Bay, the inspiration for ¡CUATRO Restaurant & Bar (www.cuatrorestaurant.com) came from the word “Fore!” shouted across the golf course. The awardwinning, NEW American style menu is inspired by Chefs Michael Toscano and Wes Morton. Together, they created a seasonal menu of layered culinary traditions that celebrate curiosity, passion and Florida’s local ingredients. Chef Michael Toscano (formerly of Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bakery in New York and Sous Chef to Mario Batali at Babbo) is the 2013 James Beard nominated “Rising Star Chef.” Chef Wes Morton (formerly of Michelin-star Etoile restaurant in Napa Valley, Michel Richard’s Citronel, and featured in 2010 on StarChef’s “Rising Star”), applies the discipline and techniques of his classical training to create approachable, simple, honest food, but it’s his Abbeville, Louisiana Granny who inspires his Cajun tradition and southern hospitality in the kitchen at ¡Cuatro. Unexpected flavors sizzle in unconventional dishes, like Chorizo Meatball Jambalaya – all expertly paired with thoughtfully chosen wines and handcrafted signature cocktails. The contemporary restaurant design by world-renowned architect, Alberto Alfonso, sets the stage for all occasions; from a cold beer after a round of golf to date nights, business meetings, and neighborhood get-togethers. Since opening in July of 2015, ¡CUATRO was recognized at the 2015 Tampa Bay Vintage Beverages Tailgate Taste Fest, winning “Judges’ Award for Chicken” & “People’s Award for Chicken” with their Jerk Chicken Wings and winning “Judges’ Award for Sides” with Chef Michael Toscano’s Reuben Eggrolls.
¡CUATRO is open seven days a week (serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and offers a private dining and event space that accommodates both intimate and large social gatherings, as well as business functions. ¡CUATRO is located at TPC Tampa Bay: 5300 W Lutz Lake Fern Rd, Lutz, FL 33558.
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Heritage Golf Group (www.heritagegolfgroup.com), established in 1999, is an innovative, industry leading hospitality company and owner/operator of premier private, resort and daily fee golf properties spanning Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, and Texas. Guided by the principle of evolving the private club and golf business experience to the highest level, each individual club’s amenities and operational systems are tailored to augment their one-of-a-kind assets. With a commitment to delivering memorable experiences to its members and guests, the company is constantly expanding their team of experts in operations, golf, culinary, lodging, fitness, agronomy and special events. Backed by the financial strength of Tower Three Partners, an operationally oriented private equity firm, Heritage Golf Group is uniquely poised to expand through the acquisition of a tightly focused and selective group of upscale clubs.