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    RAISE A GLASS TO LEGENDARY PAIRINGS: WORLD-CLASS WINE AND DELECTABLE LOCAL DINING

    Savor the flavors of the Suncoast’s most passionate culinary professionals and restaurateurs at the 2024 Forks & Corks Winemaker Dinners!

    Florida’s premier Food and Wine Festival will showcase the palate-pleasing talents of Sarasota-Manatee Originals restaurants highlighted by an esteemed cast of visiting winemakers and winery representatives at various Member Restaurants from Anna Maria Island to Venice.

    From January 25-27, collaborative wine dinners and events will be hosted by Originals Member Restaurants, with multiple courses or pairings prepared by our area’s local chefs. Guests will be immersed in an exclusive afternoon or evening headlined by extraordinary food and wine experiences.

    Information and details are being finalized now, so check back often.

    2024 Forks & Corks Winemaker Dinners

    More dinners and details are being added every day so please check back.

    Sage featuring ZD Wines

    Wednesday Jan 24 | 6:30pm

    Enjoy a seasonally-inspired six-course menu paired with a selection of ZD's world-class Napa Valley wines. Hosted by John Buckey, ZD Wines National Sales & Tasting Room Manager. Menu exquisitely crafted by Executive Chef Christopher Covelli and Executive Sous Chef Brett Wagner. $250 per person, including tax and gratuity.

    Reserve your seats today via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., by phone at 941.445.5660 or secure your seat directly via OpenTable here.

    Harry's Continental Kitchen featuring Willamette Valley Vineyards

    Thursday, January 25 | 6:30PM

    Harry’s Continental Kitchens’ sommeliers Harry Christensen and Hal Christensen along with Mary Joli, Regional Sales Manager Willamette Valley Vineyards, invite you to a wonderful night of wine, food, and fun.

    $135 per person. View the menu here.
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    eserve your spot by calling 941.383.0777

    Kolucan featuring Trapiche Winery

    Thursday, January 25 | 7PM

    Explore a world of extraordinary flavors expertly created by Kolucan's talented chefs paired with the award-winning varietals of Trapiche Winery, located in Mendoza, Argentina. 

    $160 includes tax & gratuity. Reserve your seats here.

    1592 Wood Fired Kitchen featuring Selby Winery

    THIS WINE DINNER IS SOLD OUT

    Thursday, January 25 | 7PM

    Indulge in a multi-course feast crafted by Executive Chef Alesandre Gosselin, designed to perfecty complement Selby's vintages. Dont miss this rare opportunity to meet owner and winemaker Susie Selby and savor her award-winning wines.

    $125 per person. Limited seats available. Secure your spot today by calling 941-365-2234 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for reservations.

    Pop's Sunset Grill featuring Babylonstoren

    Thursday January 25 | 5:30PM

    Pop’s Sunset Grill is excited to offer a 6-course wine dinner featuring Babylonstoren wine, paired with courses inspired by traditional South African cuisine.  Meet the wine maker! Pop’s is hosting Babylonstoren for the 2nd year in a row because we fell in love with their wines!  It was no surprise to us when Babylonstoren Shiraz was named best in show in the red wine category this year!

    $125 per person. Purchase your tickets here.

    Mattison's featuring Château Lagrange & Château Pontet-Canet

    Thursday January 25 | 6:30PM

    Enjoy a delicious 7-course wine dinner hosted by Chef Paul Mattison with magnificent wines from Chateau Lagrange and Chateau Pontet-Canet. 

    $165 per person.
    View the Menu and Reserve Your Seats Here.

    JPAN Sushi and Kore Steakhouse Collaboration Dinner featuring Quattro Theory

    Thursday January 25 | 6PM

    Experience the best of Japanese and Korean cuisine paired with wines from QUATTRO THEORY, Napa Valley. Enjoy a 5-course dinner curated by Chefs Rodolfo Lee, Jose Mendez and Clark Park, alongside Sommelier Julie Pepi. Each course is thoughtfully paired with wines from Quattro or the same region.

    Wine Dinner is being held at JPAN UTC.  Price is $125 per pers plus tax and service fee.

    Reserve your spot here (Parties larger than 4 people should contact Daniel directly at: 407-687-3522.

    Michael's on East featuring Canard-Duchêne

    Friday, January 26 | 7PM

    An evening of sheer elegance at this Champagne Dinner in the beautiful atmosphere of Michael's Wine Cellar!

    $142 per person. Reserve your seat here.

    Miguel's Restaurant featuring L'Ecole No 41 Winery, Walla Walla Valley

    Friday, January 26 | 6PM

    delightful 5-course feast filled with Miguel's  award-winning European-style and French food and the finest wines awaits you. Don't miss out on this unique gastronomic experience!

    $110 per person
    View the menu and reserve your spot here

    Fins at Sharky's featuring Keenan Winery

    THIS WINE DINNER IS SOLD OUT

    Friday January 26 | 6PM

    Spend your evening on cloud WINE at Fins' special five-course Wine Dinner featuring Napa Valley's Keenan Winery, with special guest Michael Keenan, owner and President of Keenan Winery.

    Ticket pricing is $150 plus tax and gratuity ($192.60 all inclusive). Visit our website to purchase your tickets: www.finsatsharkys.com. Hurry - this event will sell out quickly!

    Mean Deans featuring Alexander Valley Vineyards

    Friday January 26 | 6:30PM

    Mean Deans is excited to announce the addition of Harry Wetzel IV, Head of Operations and 3rd Generation Family Partner for Alexander Valley Vineyards to their Forks & Corks Winemaker DInner. Enjoy a lovely selection of AVV wines, each paired with a course from a five course prix fixe menu, and learn about the wines directly from the Wetzel family!

    Please click here for more information, to see the menu and to see the menu.

    Seating is limited. Price is $125/pp plus tax & gratuity. PSSSST... If you purchase your tickets before 1/15 Mean Deans will send you a free $10 e-gift card! 

    Café Gabbiano featuring Trefethen Family Vineyards

    THIS WINE DINNER IS SOLD OUT

    Friday January 26 | 8PM

    Exquisite flavors and exceptional wines come together for a night of pure indulgence at the Trefethen Family Vineyards Family Vineyards Forks & Corks Winemaker Dinner.

    $150 per peron. Limited seats are available for this exclusive event, and reservations are filling up quickly. Learn more, view the menu and reserve your seats here.

    Bevardi's Salute featuring Famiglia Cotarella

    Friday January 26 |  6PM

    Chef Laszlo Bevardi, executive chef and proprietor of Bevardi’s Salute present a five-course Winemakers’ wine-pairing dinner featuring wines from Famigilia Cotarella vineyards with Enrica Cotarella presenting.

    $150 plus tax and tip. Reservations required, please call 941.365.1020

    Learn more about Bevardi's Salute here.

    Tzeva Spanish Wine Dinner

    Friday January 26 | 5:30PM

    Delight your senses with an extraordinary experience commencing with a rooftop sunset welcome drink followed by four-course dinner curated by Executive Chef Ken Lumpkin. Paired with handpicked Spanish wines to create an unforgettable dining experience.

    Click here to view the menu and take a part of this unique dinner,  or contact us directly at 941.413.7425

    Price per person $110 (7% Sales Tax and 20% Gratuity will apply

    Tsunami (LWR) featuring The German Wine Collection

    Saturday January 27 | 6PM

    Enjoy a 5-course dinner with Tsunami Sushi & Hibachi Grill and The German Wine Collection's Amy Waller as we taste unique Japanese cuisines, perfectly paired with wines from around the Mosel and Pfalz regions of Germany. Don't miss out on this fabulous mixtre of Old-World wines with Asain flair.

    This unique wine dinner is being held at the new Tsunami location in Lakewood Ranch, 11627 SR-70 Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202

    Price is $125 er person plus tax ad service fee.

    Reserve your spoy via email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Michael's on East Forks & Corks Bordeaux Wine Dinner

    Saturday, January 27 | 7PM | $179 per person
    Featuring Château d’Aiguilhe and Château Canon-la-Gaffliere and Proprietor Stephan von Neipperg

    Find more info and reserve your spot here.

    Marcel presents "Bordeaux at Its Best" featuring Château Saint Pierre, Château Chasse Spleen and Château de Fieuzal

    Monday January 29 | 6PM 
    Indulge in a delectable menu specially curated to complement the exquisite flavors of the finest wines of Bourdeaux. Marcel's talented chef will prepare a five course tasting dinner that will delight your taste buds and leave you craving for more.

    $175 per person includes tax and gratuity. Limited seats are available. Learn more and secure your spot here.

    Michael's on East featuring Knights Bridge Winery

    Tuesday, January 30 | 6:30PM

    THIS WINE DINNER IS SOLD OUT

    Experience the ultimate symphony of flavors with premium handpicked wines from Knights Bridge Winery, expertly selected by Winemaker Derek Baljeu and flawlessly paired with a curated 4-course dinner that artfully showcases the unique qualities of each wine.

    $105 plus tax & gratuity
    Reserve your spot here.