One of the reasons I love living in Sarasota is the food! There are so many great restaurants, and I’m always find new ones to try. We have one of the highest concentration of Zagat®-rated restaurants in Florida.
Whether you are new to the area or have lived here for years, one of the best ways to try the best restaurants our city has to offer is Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week.
Last week I was invited to attend a preview for Savor Sarasota. Several participating restaurants were represented, each sharing samples of some of their menu items for the event.
Tsunami Sushi & Hibachi: We’ve tried so many sushi restaurants in the area, and Tsunami is definitely high on the list. I was able to try the Tuna Lollipop and Big Fish Tartar at the preview, both of which were amazing! I also love their Tempura Cheesecake.
Apollonia Grill: This Greek/Mediterranean restaurant is the home of my all-time favorite mixed drink! Be sure to try the Strawberry Fields martini if you go.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar: I don’t order steak very often when I go out, but I felt like I had to try Fleming’s when I was there. It was one of the best I’ve had! Their desserts are out of this world, too.
Seasons 52: This is a new arrival to the Sarasota area, and I love their seasonally inspired menu. One of my favorites is their sea scallops, which are included in the Savor Sarasota menu.
Where I Want to Eat
Drunken Poet Cafe: This is one sushi place in Sarasota I’ve never tried. I’ve always heard good things about it, so I’m excited to try it. Their Savor Sarasota menu options sound great!
Michael’s on East: We were able to try the Longboat Key Snapper at the preview event, and I’ve been craving it ever since. This one is definitely high on the list of places we want to eat at during the event.
Capital Grille:We’ve tried most of the restaurants in the new University Town Center mall, but this is one we still need to visit. The Flourless Chocolate Espresso Cake included in their Savor Sarasota menu sounds divine!
Dry Dock Waterfront Grill: Lately I’ve been wanting to eat at a waterfront restaurant. This is one I’ve never tried, so this would be a great time to test it out.
Do you plan to attend Savor Sarasota? Which restaurants sound the best to you?