2011 Ybor Aficionado Days

Online Ticket Sales are closed. Tickets for today's Tapas Trail  can be purchased at the Italian Club (1731 E. 7th Avenue) starting at 3:30PM.


The Ybor City Visitor Information Center 
Ybor City Chamber of Commerce 
(813) 241-8838 


Saturday April 9, 2011 at 4:00 to 9:00PM EDT
Sunday April 10, 2011 at 11:00AM to 2:30 PM EDT

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Ybor City
Tampa, FL 33605


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Savor the sights, sounds and aromas of Ybor City’s rich traditions at the 5th Annual Ybor Aficionado Days. Gather with family and friends and discover the aficionado within.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Tapas Trail- 4:00- 7:00 pm

Sample the best Ybor has to offer in tapas, hors d'oeuvres, antipasti and mesa at over a dozen of Ybor's top restaurants with transportation to get you around the circuit.
Tapas Trail Restaurants include: New World Brewery, The Don Vicente Hotel, The Bricks, Streetcar Charlie's, Hamburger Mary's, Rock-N-Sports, The Stone Soup Co., JJ's Cafe & Bar, Bernini, The Dog's Bollocks Pub, Green Iguana, Carmine's, Tre Amici  @ The Bunker, Sunday's, Columbia Restaurant, Beaune's, Shrimp & Co.

After Party/ Smoker- 6:30- 9:00 pm

Enjoy premium cigars, desserts, cafe con leche, and samples of rum, wine, and beer while listening to music by DJ Reese Elliott at the Italian Club. Tapas Trail contest winners will be announced. Door prizes include tapas trail restaurant gift certificates and hotel stays.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Traditional Spanish Brunch - 11:30 am

Enjoy contemporary jazz by the Les Sabler Trio and a lavish buffet at the Columbia Restaurant, Florida's oldest and the world's largest Spanish restaurant. 

Spanish Brunch Menu:
  • Torrejas – Cuban-style French toast filled with Spanish custard
  • Huevos con Papas y Chorizo – Eggs baked with diced potatoes and chorizo
  • Lechon Asado – Pork carving station
  • Paella de Pollo
  • Assorted Spanish Tortillas
  • Freshly tossed greens
  • Assorted pastries and traditional Cuban toast
  • Selection of fresh fruit
  • Mimosas

Tapas Cooking Challenge- 11:30 am  

 Experience the second annual Tapas Cooking Challenge. Four contestants will compete with their best original Tapas recipe to win a $500 Grand Prize. The excitement includes live judging by local celebrities & top local chefs including Roy de Jesus (Bay News 9's Chef's Kitchen), Fester aka Tony Fatso (WFLZ/ WFLA Radio MJ Morning Show and On The Grill), and Andrew Huse (Food Critic for Creative Loafing).

Tapas Trail & After Party / Smoker $35 in advance*; $40 at the door
Brunch $45
All Events (both days) $70 in advance*

*Advance  tickets will be mailed up to April 1st.  After April 1st, tickets will be available at the will call desk in the Italian Club (1731 East Seventh Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605) starting at 3:00 PM  the day of the event, Saturday, April 9th.

For more information, call the Ybor City Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Center at 813-241-8838.

Relax like a true Ybor Aficionado at one of Ybor's unique hotels!

Click here for a great ticket and rate package at the Hilton Garden Inn (Tampa/Ybor Historic District)!

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