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Restaurants can offer dine-in or to-go for Savor Sarasota 2020

Visit Sarasota County Opens Savor Sarasota to All Sarasota County Restaurants

Participation is free and registration is now open

May 4, 2020

SARASOTA, Fla.  Visit Sarasota County (VSC) is preparing for Savor Sarasota and is excited to announce it will open registration for the annual program to any Sarasota County restaurant. The event is June 1-14 each year and allows guests to enjoy prix-fixe, multi-course lunch and dinner menus for just $16 and $32 per person. Another tweak to the program for 2020 is that restaurants will offer their Savor menus for dine-in and/or to-go service, at the restaurant’s discretion, in order to abide by COVID-19 regulations.

“In order to boost local restaurants as much as possible in a large time of need, we have decided to open registration for Savor to all Sarasota County eateries and to expand the dining options to include take-out,” said Virginia Haley, VSC President. “Our sincere hope is that restaurants can return to normal operations soon. However, we recognize that we do not know when restrictions will be lifted, and we want both businesses and diners to benefit as much as possible.”

Restaurants can sign up and complete the registration process online at The deadline is May 31, 2020. There is no cost to participate, restaurants are simply asked to offer lunch menu options for $16 per person and dinner for $32 per person. VSC will promote the program throughout Sarasota County through digital efforts beginning in early-May and continuing until the end of the program on June 14, 2020. Those with questions can email Enriqueta Balandra, VSC’s Project Manager, at [email protected].

Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week is sponsored by Sarasota Magazine, Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, Sarasota Orchestra and OpenTable. For more information about Savor Sarasota, visit

About Sarasota County

Visit Sarasota County leads and supports the tourism industry in Sarasota County by providing the highest quality, and most innovative, marketing programs and promotions to ensure the continued growth of tourism and travel from visitors around the world. It is the mission of VSC is to make Sarasota County the must experience destination on Florida’s Gulf Coast. To learn more, visit