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Bologna Cafe

Wednesday, October 28: Special Authentic Italian Dinner at Bologna Café

Join Winefest as it partners with Bologna Café, 3983 Destination Dr., #102, Osprey, FL for an exclusive wine dinner that will please your palate. Savor delicious Italian food perfectly paired with Italian wines imported by Bologna’s owners, Claudio and Barbara. Signed copies of “The Restaurant Diet” by local author Fred Bollaci will be available.  A portion of the proceeds benefit Florida Winefest's local charities. $100.00 per person. Purchase your tickets here or call Bologna Café at 941-244-2033.   Read More / Purchase Tickets
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Thursday, October 29: Wine Dinner – 6:30 pm – Andrea’s Restaurant

Join Chef/Owner Andrea Bozzolo at his home away from home where the art of food and wine come together. Chef Andrea will present an impressive dinner using fresh ingredients of the highest quality.  Liam McCormick, principal of Benevelo Wines and Christopher Creek Winery will entertain you for the evening with facts and stories. Your taste buds will dance as the flavors presented from Chef Andrea and the wines showcased will be perfectly paired with each course. 2085 Siesta Dr. Sarasota, FL 3.1 miles from Downtown Sarasota 941-952-1109 $175 pp ($87.50 tax deductible) CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE MENU Read More / Purchase Tickets
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Thursday, October 29: Wine Dinner – 6:30 pm – Ruth’s Chris Steak House

The private dining room is the place to be as the handsome and effervescent Steve Reynolds, Owner and Winemaker of Reynolds Family Winery, Napa Valley showcases his incredible wines perfectly paired with a 5-course dinner expertly prepared by Executive Chef Ramon Espinal. Ruth’s Chris Steak House is legendary for its exceptional food and incredible service. They redefine the moments in life worth celebrating. Savor every bite and sip throughout the evening. If you aren’t dreaming about this dinner now, you should be! 6700 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 941-952-1109 6.3 miles from Downtown Sarasota $175 pp ($87.50 tax deductible) CLICK… Read More / Purchase Tickets
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Thursday, October 29: Wine Dinner – 6:30 pm – Sage SRQ

Join owner Sharon Carole, Executive Chef Christopher Covelli and the Sage Culinary Team for an evening you won’t soon forget. Sam Williamson of Williamson Wines will be showcasing the best of the best from Williamson’s wine portfolio, perfectly paired with Chef’s globally inspired cuisine. If the presentation of both the food and the wine doesn’t make your night, nothing will! 1216 First St. Downtown Sarasota, FL 952-1109 $225.00 pp. $112.50 tax deductible) CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE MENU Read More / Purchase Tickets
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Friday, October 30: Pique Nique Sur La Baie & Fashion Show – 11:00 am

Friday, April 3 Pique Nique Sur la Baie, Winefest Style South Lawn Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 1l:00 AM – 11:45 AM Wine, Bubbles, & Signature Cocktail Reception 12:00 PM –1:30 PM – Reserved Seated Luncheon $175.00 per person ($87.50 tax deductible) Enjoy a fabulous Friday luncheon that will certainly please your palate. Join us under the elegant open tent, Bayfront on the south lawn of the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Sip and savor an abundance of red, white, rose and sparkling wines. Sip a Tito’s Handmade Vodka “Hat-Tini” or an Azunia Tequila… Read More / Purchase Tickets
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Friday, October 30: Banquet on the Block – 6:30 pm

Friday, April 3, 2020 6:30pm Lemon Avenue, Downtown Sarasota Join us for one of Florida Winefest’s most celebrated culinary events.  One elegant dining table stretches down Lemon Avenue in downtown Sarasota, perfectly dressed, seating 200 food and wine lovers. Sip and savor a stellar selection of wines from participating wineries and mingle with friends before taking your place at the longest table in Sarasota.  Your taste buds will dance as you relish savory dishes created by one of our 5 talented chefs: Chef Laszlo Bevardi of Bevardi's Salute, Chef Chris Covelli of Sage SRQ,  Chef Paul Mattison of Mattison's Culinary… Read More / Purchase Tickets
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Saturday, October 31: Grand Tasting, Brunch & Charity Auction – 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Saturday, April 4:  Grand Tasting, Brunch & Charity Auction Brunch:  11:00 am – 1:00 pm Auction:  1:30 pm – 4:00 pm Bayfront grounds of Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota The Grand Tasting features wine from the more than 70 wineries anxious to please your palate.  Meet host vintners and knowledgeable winery representatives as they pour their best vintages and most sought-after wines.  Visit the Tito’s Bloody Mary Bar and customize with your selection of spices and fixings.  Savor appetizer portions of signature dishes from favorite local restaurants.  Following brunch, the afternoon continues with a spirited… Read More / Purchase Tickets
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Saturday, October 31: Silent Disco Party – 8:30 pm

Saturday, April 4: Silent Disco Party: 8:30 pm at the Dimmitt Sarasota Studio, 1518 State St. Downtown, Sarasota Headphone Heaven! Dance to your own beat. Float in a sea of silent movement. Be part of a surreal music and dance experience you won’t soon forget! The alluring Dimmitt Automotive Group’s Sarasota Studio is the place to be for this fun-filled evening. Dance like nobody’s watching! Sashay, groove, and move to your own private sounds amid a disco atmosphere. You have your choice of listening to EDM (electronic disco music), Pop 40 and 70's disco music and can change from one… Read More / Purchase Tickets
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Sunday: November 1: The Culinary Market MashUp 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sunday, April 5:  The Culinary Market MashUP 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Bayfront grounds of Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota Join us for a collaboration of local chefs and global growers.  We've changed things up and we're excited.  Celebrate our local chefs as we pair them with local producers and farmers each paired with select wineries from around the world. Guests will enjoy an array of delicious bites perfectly matched with award winning vino. This is one event that will certainly make your tastebuds dance.  Those wineries not paired with a chef/restaurant will be pouring… Read More / Purchase Tickets
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Monday: November 2: Business Trade Tasting

Monday, April 6, 2020 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall - Grand Foyer 777 No. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL Complimentary to those members of the trade who hold licenses. Click here to register! Read More / Purchase Tickets
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