Visit Sarasota County opening Savor Sarasota to all Sarasota County restaurants

Participation is free, with take-out options added

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In preparing for its popular annual event Savor Sarasota, Visit Sarasota County (VSC) has announced that it will open registration to any Sarasota County restaurant.

Scheduled from June 1-14, Savor Sarasota allows guests to enjoy prix-fixe, multi-course lunch and dinner menus for just $16 and $32 per person, respectively, the release points out.

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 an effort to abide by COVID-19 regulations, the release notes.

“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, in the release. “Our sincere hope is that restaurants can return to normal operations soon,” Haley added in the release. “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 release says. The deadline is May 31. There is no cost to participate, the release points out. 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, the release adds.

Those with questions may email Enriqueta Balandra, VSC’s project manager, at