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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Sarasota Opera Food & Wine Festival welcomes new partners and returning favorites

August 24, 2023
By Boca Beacon Reader

To the Editor:

Sarasota Opera’s annual Food & Wine Festival returns on September 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. and will take place at Sarasota Opera House. Local restaurants will gather to serve tasty bites, wine and other treats as a benefit for Sarasota Youth Opera. This year’s festival will feature many returning classics, such as Michael’s on East, Tsunami Sushi and Hibachi Grill, Mattison’s, and Selva Grill, and will also include new partners such as Molly’s Pub, and Shore. There will be performances throughout the event by the Youth Opera chorus, as well as raffles of gift cards from local favorites and tickets to Sarasota Opera and Sarasota Youth Opera performances and other activities.

Tickets are now available for $75 per person and can be purchased online at, or at the box office, located at 61 N. Pineapple Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236, or by calling the box office at (941) 328-1300. All proceeds go to support the Youth Opera & Education programming. This season, Sarasota Opera’s events are produced by Mary Kenealy Events. Restaurants interested in participating in this event can find registration information at Restaurant registration is open until September 8.

Stephen Baker

Director of Marketing

Sarasota Opera

Participating restaurants:

99 Bottles                                                        

EVOQ Sarasota/Westin Hotel

Jack Dusty Restaurant/Ritz-Carlton                 

Selva Grill

Happy Soul                                                                   

Michael’s on East

Pier 22                                                                            

Tsunami Sushi and Hibachi Grill

Five-O-Donut Co.                                                           

Molly’s Pub                                                            

Tzeva/Art Ovation Hotel                                                


Storii Coffee                                                                    

Bahi Hut                                             

Bridges/Embassy Suites                                                  

Food & Beer                                                  


Rise & Nye’s                                                 

Nothing Bundt Cakes                                                     

Nautical Gin