Encore, encore! For the fourth year in a row, Sarasota Opera will be hosting the Taste of Downtown Food & Wine Festival on Saturday, September 30 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Your favorite downtown restaurants will take the main stage and showcase their best dishes paired with fine wines, assorted beers, and specialty cocktails.

Participating restaurants include:

In addition to delectable foods, you will also enjoy a special performance by Sarasota Youth Opera, all proceeds benefit the Youth Orchestra.

Since 1984, Sarasota Youth Opera has given thousands of children the opportunity to experience opera firsthand through after-school choruses, summer workshops, Sarasota Opera main stage productions, and fully-staged Youth Opera productions. Not only are they the only program in the country committed to presenting annual full-scale opera production for youth voices, but the Sarasota Youth Opera also accepts all who wish to participate regardless of skill level or ability to pay.

Join Sarasota Opera for an evening filled with the finer things in life at this beautifully restored 1920’s theatre. 

Tickets for this exclusive event are $65 and can be purchased online at the Sarasota Opera’s website.

Taste of Downtown Food & Wine Festival is possible because of the following sponsors: Whole Foods Market, Cocktails By Spence Consulting, Gold Coast Eagle Distributing, Johnson Brothers Liquor Company, Sarasota Magazine, The Observer, Serbin Printing Inc, and Bronco Wine Company.

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