Café Largo

About Café Largo

est. 1986

Located in the Tampa/St Petersburg area near the beautiful Belleair Bluff’s neighborhood, Café Largo is nested at the end of a quiet courtyard in the Galleria Plaza. Our intimate dining room creates a perfect atmosphere for a romantic night on the town, a quiet evening with friends, or even an elegant family celebration.

Chef Dominique Christini specializes in a revival of classic French cuisine with a light touch in tradition of the Grande Brigade. Using only the freshest ingredients, everything we serve – from breads and soups through entrees and desserts - is prepared locally in our kitchen. Café Largo is truly a boulangerie, a bistro, a café, a fine dining restaurant, and even a patisserie in one.

In 2013 a casual dining space "La Buvette" was added to accommodate small private parties.  The monthly wine tastings are also held here.

Cooking classes are held monthly.  At least six persons are needed for the class to be held, otherwise it is postponed.  A maximum of twelve in the class makes for a perfect teaching enviroment.

 

 

News at Café Largo

 

September 2016, Cafe Largo celebrates 30 Years in Business.  As a celebratory gester we are offering a complimentary glass of Bubbles to all our Guests who dine with us this Month. Come out and help us Celebrate this month!                             

Chef Dominique Christini was given the position of Culinary Advisor for the Chaîne Des Rôtisseurs of Tampa Bay. The oldest French guild of amateur and professional gastronomes in the world!!

In 2017, Cafe Largo is honored once again to be selected as one of the 2000 restaurants worldwide to participate in "Goût de France", Good France, on March 21, 2017. We are one of only two restaurants in Florida to do so.  Help us celebrate with more than 100,000 people around the globe in support of French Cuisine.

2016  "Gout de France" will be held on Monday, March 21st.  Join us for this "one night only" tribute to French Gastronomy that is celebrated worldwide by more than 1000 restaurants. This year we are pleased to have Jean Francois Christini of J F Wine Imports, overseeing the wines for the evening.  There will be only one seating.  Aperitif served at 6:30pm and Dinner at 7pm.  Your can see the Menu on our Events page. Reservations are required.  Get more info at http://uk.france.fr/en/gout-france-good-france

We are pleased to be chosen to host an Exclusive Wine Dinner Sunday, April 10th, 2016.  This is event is featuring the wines of the Progeny Winery in Napa Valley, California. Please see our events page for all the details!

Regarding Cooking Classes: Reservations must be made at least two days prior to the Class date in order to make preparations.  If the class does not meet the minimum of 6 persons it will not be held. 

March 21, 2018- We are pleased to be selected again this year to participate in the World Culinary Event, Gout de France/Good France

CAFE LARGO WILL BE ON VACATION JULY 2ND - JULY 9TH, REOPENING ON JULY 10TH-2018

Events at Café Largo

 

 Aurelien Fiardet of Terroirs Originels** Wine Tasting

Beaujolais and Maconnais Growers of France

Thursday, November 8th at 6:30pm 

Terroirs Originels is a collective of small wineries created and managed by

independent growers in Southern Burgundy. 

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 Featuring:  Pascal Aufranc Chenas, Dupres Beaujolais Village red & white, Lucein

Lardy Moulin a Vent, and many more......

Small plates of food will be served with each wine for tasting

Cost:  $38.75 pp + tax 

 

Mr. Fiardet has assured us he will not be a "No Show" ,

as he does reside in Oregon part-time.

BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU 

Thursday thru Saturday, November 15th-17th, 2018

 

  A variety of Hors d'Oeuvres from the Beaujolais Region

Choice of Main Course

Braised Wild Boar shoulder au Gamay

OR

Rainbow Trout with shallot Beaujolais reduction

OR

Prime Brisket slow roasted with petit legumes

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Fromage du Pays and Mesclun

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Poached Pears Sorbet au Gamay

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$72.95 pp with endless Beaujolais Nouveau