May 7, 2021

SARASOTA, FLORIDA, MAY 7, 2021 – The countdown to the 16th annual Savor Sarasota/Restaurant Week has begun and area restaurants are gearing up for the delicious event focusing on the local flavors of Sarasota county.  The “Restaurant Week” annual food extravaganza offers visitors and locals the opportunity to explore our local culinary treasures. Over the course of two weeks, June 1st through June 14th, participating restaurants will offer a multi-course, prix-fixe menu for both lunch and dinner, respectively $16 per person and $32 per person.

The Savor Sarasota menu gives area restaurants an opportunity to feature dishes that have helped build their culinary reputations, like Sardina’s classic Sardinian gnocchi, Libby’s Lakewood Ranch’s crispy brussels sprouts with their Lemon Tree aioli, and Captain Brian’s house-made smoked fish dip. It also gives local chefs the chance to test new dishes for future placements, like Michael’s On East’s dessert, Mille-Feuille au Chocolat et Noisettes.

Many of the participating restaurants are spicing up their menus with glasses of complimentary wine (Brevardi’s Salute, Bohemio’s Wine & Tapas, and Ristorante San Marco); others are offering complimentary cocktails (Circo). Some restaurants like Café Gabbiano are offering wine pairings for a small additional fee.  For the complete listing of restaurants and their menus, visit

Among the restaurant already confirmed for Savor Sarasota 2021:

In Sarasota:

  • Andrea’s
  • Bavaro’s Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
  • Bevardi’s Salute! Restaurant
  • [email protected] Art Museum
  • Bohemio’s Wine and Beer Tapas Bar
  • Café Gabbiano
  • Circo
  • CMX CineBistro
  • Crab & Fin
  • Der Dutchman
  • Element: Steak.Seafood.Pasta
  • Fins at Sharky’s
  • Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
  • Libby’s Neighborhood Brasserie
  • Mattison’s Forty-One Restaurant
  • Mattison’s City Grille
  • MeLange
  • Michael’s on East Restaurant
  • Overture Restaurant & Gallery Lounge at Art Ovation Hotel
  • Rodizio Grill
  • Sardinia Restaurant

In Englewood, Nokomis and Venice:

  • Farlow's on the Water
  • Cafe Evergreen
  • Ristorante San Marco

In Lakewood Ranch:

  • Libby's Lakewood Ranch


Savor Sarasota begins June 1st, so local area restaurants still have time to sign up. Non-member restaurants interested in joining the promotional event should contact Kelly M. Defebo, VSC Director of Sales at 941-955-0991 ext. 106 or email at [email protected] or visit

Savor Sarasota is sponsored by Sarasota Magazine, Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, Open Table, and Sarasota Orchestra.

Visit Sarasota County created Restaurant Week in 2006 with the goal to help area restaurants thrive during what was formerly known as “Off Season” by encouraging visitors and locals to discover the culinary treasures in Sarasota.  The first year Savor Sarasota had 25 locally owned restaurants joining the promotion and over the past 15 years restaurant participation has grown to nearly 100 partners.

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Media Contact: Sarah Lansky, Lansky PR

941-266-2387 | [email protected]

VSC Contact: Erin Duggan, Vice-President VSC

941– 955-0991 ext. 108  |  [email protected]