All you chowhounds out there take note. Come to Sarasota this week and, I think until the 10th of June and you can eat at some of the finest restaurants in town for $25.00. That includes an appetizer, main dish and a desert. Yes, it's Savor Sarasota week.
You may not know this, but Sarasota, FL is a food mecca. Some of the finest restaurants I have ever eaten in are located in Sarasota FL. The Sarasota Convention and Visitors Bureau initiated this 10 day event in order to bring more attention to the fact that Sarasota is a foodie destination!
Tonight, Jack and I ate at the Vernona Restaurant at the Ritz Carlton. For the appetizer, I had white asparagus bisque, which was impeccable. The main dish was short ribs which literally melted in your mouth and exploded with flavor and for dessert, the best Key Lime Pie I've ever eaten. It was simply incredible and we each only had to pay $25.00 for a meal that in my opinion, was well worth $100.00. Vernona at the Ritz is elegant and delicious and the service is impeccable. They really know how to make you feel special.
Other restaurants participating are some of my favorites and I'll be sure to get there this week...Euphemia Haye on Longboat Key; Harry's Continental Cuisine also on Longboat Key, Mattisons on Siesta Key, Downtown and Longboat Key and the list goes on.
I hope you'll be able to come. Sarasota is a jewel box on the Gulf Coast of Florida! Come discover it!