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The Blend Sarasota: A Forks & Corks Strolling Dinner Party

SOLD OUT!!

The Blend Sarasota is a guided dining experience where guests will sip and stroll through the streets of Downtown Sarasota, on Thursday, April 29, during a culinary excursion visiting four Members Restaurants of the Sarasota-Manatee Originals.

At each stop on the restaurant tour guests will enjoy a specialty dish paired with a selected wine tasting, presented by the Chef alongside a Forks & Corks Wine Expert. This exclusive, limited attendance event will adhere to the CDC's guidance for events. Tickets are available (online only) for $100 per person. Tickets include complementary Valet Parking at Art Ovation Hotel, where Event Registration will take place and the culinary tour begins! Guests will have the opportunity to purchase each wine sampled during the event. 

Guest check in will take place from 5:00 to 5:15PM at Art Ovation Hotel. The tour will begin promptly at 5:30PM and guests will not be admitted after 5:30PM.

Participating Restaurants

The menu and wine pairings will be announced soon!

The Blend Sarasota will follow the CDC Guidance for social distancing. Tickets and capacity are very limited and guests will be separated into 2 groups for further limitation of social interaction. Guests will be required to wear masks until seated at each restaurant (at pre-arranged socially distant tables.) To ensure that your party is assigned to the same group, we strongly suggest purchasing all desired tickets in one transaction. Individual ticket transactions are not guaranteed to be assigned to the same group.

Please note that this event requires walking between restaurant stops. Event attendees must be able to walk for the full duration of the event!

In the event of inclement weather, the rain date for The Blend Sarasota is Thursday, May 6.

Tickets

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This is an exclusive, limited attendance event to adhere to the CDC's guidance for events. Tickets are sold (online only) for $100 per person.

Tickets include complementary Valet Parking at Art Ovation Hotel, where Event Registration will take place and the culinary tour begins!

Guests will have the opportunity to purchase the wine that is sampled during the event.

Tickets and capacity are very limited for this events and guests will be separated into 2 groups of 25 guests each for further limitation of social interaction.

Ticket Sales Policy: You should treat your tickets like cash. Tickets are non-refundable and will not be replaced if lost or stolen. All events, prices, performances, venues, dates and times are subject to change without notice. All sales are final. Your tickets will not be replaced, refunded or exchanged for any reason whatsoever. To have 100% confidence in the validity of your ticket purchase, you should only purchase your tickets through our ticketing system (Squad Up.) The validity of tickets purchased through other websites or resellers cannot be verified by The Sarasota-Manatee Originals prior to event day. In the event of inclement weather on Thursday, April 29, the rain date for The Blend Sarasota is Thursday, May 6.

Restaurants & Menu

The complete menu and wine pairings will be announced soon! Learn more here

Asian Glazed Duck

Shrimp N Grits

Schedule

5:00 PM - Arrive to Art Ovation Hotel & Check In

5:30 PM - Restaurant 1

6:15 PM - Restaurant 2

7:00 PM - Restaurant 3

7:45 PM - Restaurant 4

8:15 PM - Event Conclusion

Frequently Asked Questions

How will I receive my tickets?

Your tickets will be e-mailed to you immediately after you complete your purchase. No printed tickets will be distributed, they will only be transmitted via e-mail. Please print your tickets at home or prepare to present them at the check in via your mobile device.

What time should I arrive?

Guests are asked to arrive between 5:00PM and 5:15PM to Art Ovation Hotel to check in. The tour will begin promptly at 5:30PM and guests will not be admitted after 5:30PM.

What is the suggested attire?

We suggest comfortable clothing as guests will be required to walk to each restaurant. The total distance is 0.6 miles.

What is the total distance of the walk?

The total distance is 0.6 miles.

Will the event be postponed in the event of rain?

In the event of inclement weather on Thursday, April 29, the event will be rescheduled and will take place on Thursday, May 6.

What is the ticket sales policy?

You should treat your tickets like cash. Tickets are non-refundable and will not be replaced if lost or stolen. All events, prices, performances, venues, dates and times are subject to change without notice. All sales are final. Your tickets will not be replaced, refunded or exchanged for any reason whatsoever. To have 100% confidence in the validity of your ticket purchase, you should only purchase your tickets through our ticketing system (Squad Up.) The validity of tickets purchased through other websites or resellers cannot be verified by The Sarasota-Manatee Originals prior to event day. In the event of inclement weather on Thursday, April 29, the rain date for The Blend Sarasota is Thursday, May 6.

What if I have dietary restrictions?

Due to the nature of this event and the quantity of guests attending, we are unable to accommodate specific dietary restrictions and meal requests. We are unable to change the menu for specific preferences. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding!

Will I be able to purchase the wine from the event?

Yes! You will have the opportunity to purchase the wine tasted during The Blend.

What safety measures will be taken?

The Blend Sarasota will follow the CDC Guidance for social distancing. Tickets and capacity are very limited and guests will be separated into 2 groups for further limitation of social interaction. Guests will be required to wear masks until seated at each restaurant (at pre-arranged socially distant tables.) To ensure that your party is assigned to the same group, we strongly suggest purchasing all desired tickets in one transaction. Individual ticket transactions are not guaranteed to be assigned to the same group.

How many tickets can I buy?

You have the ability to purchase as many tickets as you would like (the maximum capacity for this event is 50 guests and guests will be separated into 2 groups of 25 guests each.) 

To ensure that your entire party is assigned to the same group, we strongly suggest purchasing all desired tickets in 1 single transaction. Individual ticket transactions are not guaranteed to be assigned to the same group.

If you did not purchase your tickets in 1 single transaction and would like to request that you are grouped with other guests, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your request and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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