SEMINOLE HEIGHTS, Fla. — Three Tampa restaurants received the Michelin Bib Gourmand award on June 9th and one of them is a Seminole Heights staple.
Rooster & The Till received the rating that recognizes good food at moderate prices.
Co-owners Ty Rodriguez and Chef Ferrell Alvarez have been cultivating modern American cuisine and wine in the heights for nine years now.
Must try dishes include a nine-year-staple short rib gnocchi and a newer dish called cobia collar, which is a type of fish cooked sous-vide style and dressed with flavors like Thai chili.
The Rooster’s Executive Chef Brian Lampe told ABC Action News that their Michelin recognition only turned up the heat.
“We’re very very excited. I think it gives us motivation to try to get a star next year,” Lampe said. “The energy of the clientele that’s come to the restaurant since Thursday night's award has been really amazing, and we look forward to bigger brighter things in our future.”
The menu is carefully crafted and always changing. Dining is open Wednesday through Sunday.