Chef Marc Murphy and Chef Anne Burrell hosting demo, dinner

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Chef Marc Murphy and Chef Anne Burrell are hosting a culinary demonstration and dinner at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa located at 5223 North Orient Road Tampa, Florida 33610 on Saturday, November 12th, 2016 beginning at 6:30PM.

Tickets cost $ 150 per person and can be purchased by calling (813) 627-6630 or via e-mail at Space is limited.

Guests will be treated to hors d’oeuvres during the demonstration at 6:30PM and enjoy a 4-course dinner at 7:30PM inside Grey Salt. Guests will also enjoy a special “Meet & Greet” with celebrity chefs inside in the VIP Plum Lounge.


Chef Anne Burrell is the host of Food Network’s “Worst Cooks in America” and “Worst Cooks in America – Celebrity Edition.” She was also one of Iron Chef Mario Batali’s sous chefs in the “Iron Chef America” series and appears on other shows on the network such as “Beat Bobby Flay,” “Chopped” and “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.”


Chef Marc Murphy serves as the Chef and owner of Benchmarc Restaurants (Landmarc & Ditch Plains) and Benchmarc Events by Marc Murphy, and is the Chef and partner at Kingside in the Viceroy Central Park as well as the Chef and partner of Grey Salt at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa. He is a regular judge on the Food Network’s top-rated show, “Chopped” and “Chopped Junior” and has appeared on “Guy’s Grocery Games,” “Beat Bobby Flay,” and the Rachael Ray show among others. He is also the author of “Season with Authority: Confident Home Cooking.”

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Celebrated Chef Marc Murphy Opens Grey Salt

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Celebrity Chef Melds Rustic Farmhouse with Modern Casino Glitz

Get a taste of the Big Apple in Tampa with the new Mediterranean-inspired restaurant by celebrity chef, Marc Murphy. Inside the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Marc Murphy has brought his latest concept to the Bay area. The rustic farmhouse meets modern-twist interior, sets the tone for a casual, yet refined, dining experience. The interior of Grey Salt is clean and reminiscent of easier, simpler times. Large jars of bright yellow lemons decorate one wall inside the restaurant, along with chopped wood for the grill and other spice filled jars. The exposed kitchen allows guests to watch the culinary team create the delicious dishes and watch the rotisserie go around.


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Grey Salt in Tampa Florida

While the Bay area has cultivated many local celebrity chefs, it now attracts national chefs, as well. The latest addition being New York-based, Chef Marc Murphy. The culinary bar is certainly being raised, much to the Bay area foodies delight.

“Tampa is a great location for my Mediterranean inspired grill because of the close proximity to the Gulf and its amazing seafood,” says Murphy. “The climate is also very similar to the Mediterranean where I grew up, spending time in Italy and France. Tampa was the perfect location and I’m looking forward to creating an oasis for people to enjoy. Tampa has a fantastic community of restaurants and I am excited to be part of it. I’m so impressed with the dining scene and I look forward to joining such a talented group of chefs.”

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In addition to his restaurant and catering group, Murphy appears regularly on The Food Network, along with other guest chef TV appearances. His debut cookbook: Season with Authority: Confident Home Cooking was released last year.

The Seminole Hard Rock established its culinary chops with Council Oak Steakhouse and Grey Salt is the newest addition to add to the dining scene. A focus on locally sourced ingredients including local seafood, along with flatbreads, handmade pastas and rotisserie and grilled meats fill the menu. The selection on cheese and charcuterie boards make for a great starter, displayed nicely with pickled vegetables, marcona almonds – almost a meal in itself. One of General Manager Thomas Allen’s favorite dishes is the housemade pasta bolognese and I couldn’t agree more. Cooked to  perfection, the red sauce with skirt steak topped the cooked to al dente pasta and rich ricotta cheese. He shared that once the deluxe pasta maker arrived, all the chefs were so busy ‘playing’, he had to remind them to get to work. Another delicious dish is the spinach ricotta gnudi topped with brown butter and sage.

For a side, try the lentils which were hearty and tasty, not mushy at all. Other entrees include wood-grilled prime skirt steak, snapper, grouper, lamb chops and roasted duck. The chocolate hazelnut tart served with pine nut gelato and a cappuccino is worth saving room for to end the meal. The round, curved bar  near the entrance is a great place to grab a pre-dinner handcrafted cocktail, glass  of wine or craft beer.   M


Grey Salt

Located inside the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
5223 North Orient Road, Tampa, FL 33610
813-627-8100  |




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