Savor Sarasota

Time to Start Prepping for the 16th Annual Savor Sarasota

Savor Sarasota is June 1st through June 14th.

April 6, 2021

SARASOTA, FLORIDA, April 6, 2021 – Visit Sarasota County (VSC) is in the planning stages of the 16th annual Savor Sarasota, and they are inviting VSC member restaurants to sign up now to ensure they reap all the benefits of this delicious annual event.  

Savor Sarasota is held annually June 1st through June 14th. This delectable event offers guests the opportunity to discover multi-course, prix-fixe menus for both lunch ($16 per person) and dinner ($32 per person).  Due to the ongoing pandemic, participating restaurants will be able to offer curbside and to-go formats (excluding delivery), in addition to dine-in options.  

Currently, Savor Sarasota is open to VSC restaurant members, and they must register no later than May 31, 2021. However, members who want to take advantage of the early bird should sign up now to receive the most benefit with early VSC promotions and media coverage. To participate in Savor Sarasota, restaurants are asked to donate two $50 gift certificates to be used throughout the year for visiting travel writers, meeting planners, tour operators, etc. For full details and to sign up, please visit   

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 the perfect reason to join VSC and the rest of the member benefits are extra perks to relish.  

This annual foodie event is win-win for everyone! Restaurants and chefs get to try new dishes or re-introduce the classics that help build their brands. And locals and visitors alike reap the benefits by indulging their senses with delicious innovative dishes.  

“Sarasota is home to so many unique and amazing restaurants, each one contributes its own flavors and characteristics that make our community an epicurean destination,” said Virginia Haley, VSC President.  “Savor Sarasota is our opportunity to showcase these wonderful restaurants, and the superior talent that gives Sarasota its culinary spirit. This annual event is beneficial to everyone: from locals who revisit their favorite spots and discover new restaurants, as well as attract visitors from out of the area.” 

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]