December 2017

Happy Holidays from Café Venice! We’re open Christmas Eve from 11:30am – 3pm, and from 4:30pm – 7:30pm and on New Year’s Eve from 11:30am – 2:30pm, and 4:30pm – 9:30pm. Closed Christmas Day.

Make a reservation by calling 941.484.1855.

Cafe Venice Restaurant & Wine Bar
116 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285

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116 West Venice Avenue | Venice, FL 34285 | 941-484-1855 |

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It's Holiday Party Time

Take your party planning stress away and celebrate this holiday season on the beautiful white beaches of Anna Maria Island. Our expert staff will assist with a personalized menu selection to best suit your specific needs. We’ll take care of every detail including décor, linens and even transportation. 

The Beach House, Sandbar and the Studio at Gulf and Pine all offer something special to bring to the table. Whether it’s a party of 20 or 200, our unique locations are the perfect setting for a fun and exciting celebration.
Reserve your date at one of our three, superb locations!

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It is that time of year again, the most coveted and anticipated tickets for Forks & Corks Grand Tasting and University Master Class Sessions go on sale on Monday November 6th at 7pm. We have worked diligently with our ticketing agent to make the purchasing experience as seamless as possible.

The Sarasota-Manatee Originals are very excited for the 2018 Forks & Corks and thankful that you want to share the experience. Please understand that the Grand Tasting tickets are very limited and in high demand, and we once again anticipate selling out in a matter of minutes. We put together this article to provide potential ticket holders with information on the purchasing process. Forks & Corks Grand Tasting is held in the stunning Ringling Museum courtyard. The beautiful setting is one of the key ingredients to this stellar event but it does mean that there is a limit on the number of tickets sold.

The following is a summary of what you can exect on Monday during the ticket on-sale:

Tickets are available ONLY through our website:


When you click on the yellow button "Tickets on Sale Monday November 7th at 7pm" this is the next screen you will see:

Early Log In

 At 7 pm the ticket sales will go live and you will be able to select either your Grand Tasting or Forks & Corks University Tickets:

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Because of the high influx of activity expected at 7 pm, you may be placed in a custom queue. If you are in the queue you will see a message letting you know where you are in the line to purchase tickets. IMPORTANT - DO NOT REFRESH OR YOU WILL LOSE YOUR SPOT IN THE QUEUE.

while they are in line

Please note that being in the queue does not guarantee that tickets will be available for you to purchase. If tickets sell out when you are in the queue, this is the message that you will see on your screen:

when sales end

The Originals are very proud of this esteemed event and want you, as a potential guest to be happy. While the Grand Tasting and Forks & Corks University Master Classes are part of the weekend of events there are many more to enjoy. We encourage you to take advantage of the other high class events like the Winemaker events at your favorite locally owned restaurants and retailers. 

Thank you for your continued support of locally owned restaurants and Forks & Corks!

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