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SARASOTA, Fla. (May 18, 2017) – 79 restaurants are on-board to participate when the 12th annual Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week returns June 1 – 14, 2017. Hosted by Visit Sarasota County (VSC), this much-anticipated culinary celebration began in 2005 and has grown to include many of Sarasota’s acclaimed restaurants. Throughout this year’s Savor Sarasota event, guests can enjoy $32 pre-fixe three-course dinner menus and multi course lunch menus for just $16, allowing visitors a chance to sample eclectic offerings of Sarasota’s diverse cuisine.

Participating restaurants to date include a mix of annual favorites and new participants. Eleven restaurants are new to the program this year to date. They are as follows:

Angelo’s, Armand’s Place, Beulah Restaurant, Buffalo Wild Wings, Café Barbarossa, Casa Antica, C’est La Vie, C’est La Vie downtown, Flavio’s Brick Oven and Bar,Jack Dusty’s, La Scarpetta, Lila, Mona Lisa Restaurant, Paris Bistro, Social Eatery and Bar, Shore, Sophie’s at Saks Fifth Avenue and Valentinos Pizzeria.

Returning participants this year are as follows:

62 Bistrot, Alphine Steakhouse, Andrea’s Restaurant, Apollonia Grill, Barnacle Bill’s Seafood, Bijou Café, Blue Rooster, Brio Tuscan Grill, Café L'Europe, Café Gabbiano, Café Venice Restaurant & Wine Bar, Captain Brian's Seafood Market Restaurant ,The Capital Grille, , Carmel Café & Wine Bar, Chart House, Chianti Ristorante; Crow’s Nest; Currents; Daiquiri Deck Raw Bar, Dry Dock Waterfront Grill, Duval's, Fresh.Local.Seafood, Euphemia Haye Restaurant, The Haye Loft, Fins @ Sharky's, Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, H2O Bistro, Harry's Continental Kitchens, Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse, Kona Grill; Libby's Café & Bar, Lolita Tartine, Louies Modern, Made, Main Street Trattoria, Mattison’s City Grille, Mattison’s Forty-One, The Melting Pot; Michael's On East, Miguel’s, Mozaic, Muse at the Ringling, Off the Hook, Ophelia's on the Bay, Red Clasico Sarasota, Roessler's Restaurant, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Saltwater Café, Salute!, Sardinia Restaurant, Season’s 52, Selva Grill , Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Stonewood Grill and Tavern North, Stonewood Grill and Tavern South, Surf Shack and Terrance, Table Creekside, The Rosemary, The Starlite Room, Tommy Bahama and Tsunami Sushi & Hibachi Grill.

VSC and Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week are proud to have Sarasota Magazine on board for the 11th year in a row as a Media Sponsor.

This year, there is an mobile app to help diners plan their eating adventures. Savor Sarasota App is the newest way to learn easily access information on participating Savor Sarasota Restaurants, and includes a “Favorites” feature that allows users to create their own list of Savor Restaurants they’d like to check out. The free app is accessible at SavorSarasotaApp.com

Restaurants For more information about the 2017 Savor Sarasota celebration – including featured chef profiles, a complete list of participating restaurants and pre-fixe, three-course menus, alongside upcoming events and accommodation packages - visit www.savorsarasota.com.

If you are a restaurant interested in being a part of Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week, please contact Deborah Ericson, dericson@visitsarasota.org or 941-955-0991 Ext. 104.