2023 Bern’s Steak House Legacy Dinner

Bern's Steak House Legacy Dinner


  • April 20, 2023
  • April 20, 2023
  • 06:00 PM
  • 09:00 PM


  • Harry Waugh Dessert Room at Bern's Steak House , 1208 S. Howard Ave, Tampa, FL, 33606
  • United States


  • $1500 per person

Bern's Steak House Legacy Dinner: Private Cellar Collection

$1500 per person (seats will be sold in groups of two)
Attire: Black Tie Optional
*Complimentary valet parking at Bern's Steak House with ticket

Join us at the most exclusive event of Bern’s Winefest, the Bern’s Steak House Legacy Dinner.  Guests will be treated to an extravagant five-course dinner at Bern’s Steak House in the Harry Waugh Dessert Room. This seated experience will feature hand-picked selections from the Bern's Steak House cellar.  Every year, Bern’s Family Restaurant Group’s Proprietor, David Laxer and Wine Director, Eric Renaud scour the Bern’s cellar for exquisite selections for our guests to enjoy. 

Each rare vintage is thoughtfully curated and paired with a dish from each one of our family restaurants’ esteemed chefs - Brent Hunt (Bern’s Steak House),  Chad Johnson (Bern’s Steak House & Haven), Hannah Thomas (Bern’s Steak House), Jon Atanacio (Epicurean Hotel) and Martin DeJesus (Haven) -  for this over-the-top, once in a lifetime dinner.

A portion of the wines for this event are donated by Bern’s Steak House to the Laxer Family Foundation to help benefit the Bern Laxer Memorial Scholarship Fund through the James Beard Foundation. Without Bern Laxer’s vision for our future and his expert palate, the Bern’s Steak House wine collection wouldn’t be what it is today. We hope his legacy will help make way for our state’s future culinary, hospitality management, and viticulture leaders in our industry.

*Please note that due to the format of this dinner; allergies and dietary substitutions cannot be accommodated. Menu items are subject to availability and may change without notice.

The Laxer Family Foundation is a charitable foundation that provides the opportunity to raise money through events that foster a more inclusive and cooperative youth culture while cultivating the advancement of the next generation of culinary leaders through scholarships. Since 1997, Bern’s Winefest has been the main fundraising event for the Bern Laxer Memorial Scholarship. Through the James Beard Foundation selection process, funds are awarded to individuals from the state of Florida in one of three disciplines: Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management, or Viticulture. A portion of the proceeds raised through this event will go  directly to the Bern Laxer Memorial Scholarship Fund. For more information about our organization, please visit our website; laxerfamilyfoundation.org. 


Truffled Pomme Souffle – champagne soubise, porcini glace
Gently Poached Oyster – ham fat hollandaise, osetra caviar
King Crab Taquito – queso oaxaca, hibiscus, avocado, chile morita

First Course
Dr. Fischer Riesling 1977, Wawerner Herrenberger Kabinett
Dover Sole – green apple gratin, celery root, Veronique sauce

Second Course
Marchesi di Barolo 1961, Barolo
The Whole Duck – corn, watercress, gooseberry, red wine duck jus

Third Course
Gruaud Larose 1964 from Double Magnum
Roasted Lamb Rack – braised lamb, pistachio, chanterelles, ramps, fava beans, black cherry lamb demi glace

Fourth Course
Domaine de la Romanee Conti 2002, Latache from Magnum
140 Day Dry Aged Chateaubriand - potato fondue, burnt roots, maitake, hatcho miso

Lafaurie Peyraguey 1966, Sauternes from Magnum
Apricot Mousse – cardamom mascarpone, apricot gelee, spiced crumble, honey apricot sorbet