Sarasota Opera Food & Wine Festival 2023

Saturday, September 23, 2023
Sarasota Opera House

$75 per person if purchased in advance
$85 per person at the door
Tickets are going fast! You can purchase by clicking the link below.

Doors Open | 1:00pm
Sarasota Youth Opera Performances | 2:00pm & 3:00pm
Raffle Drawings and Food & Wine Tastings | Ongoing until 4:00pm

The Sarasota Opera Food & Wine Festival returns with a roster of participating restaurants from across the Sarasota and Manatee region. It's hard to think of a better way to support Sarasota Youth Opera than an afternoon of great food and fabulous wine while enjoying performances from one of the nation's top youth music training programs. Watch this space for a running list of restaurants and specialty food, wine, and coffee shops you can sample during this fun, entertaining, and yummy event! 

Event Supporters
  99 Bottles      fpl      Mariner Wealth Advisors      Gold Coast Eagle Distributors

Participating Restaurants & Vendors, Raffle Prizes, and Menu Items

(as of September 15, 2023)
Watch this space as we add participating restaurants, any raffle prizes, and menu items as the information comes available. In the meantime, check out our participating restaurants for an idea of what could be served!

In addition to the raffle prizes from the participating vendors, Sarasota Opera is offering a Family Pack of tickets to the Sarasota Youth Opera production of The Little Sweep (includes tickets for two adults and up to four children) and two tickets to a performance in the 2024 Winter Opera Festival!

99 Bottles - Sarasota
Wine tasting vendor
Raffle Prize: $225 Gift Certificate

Bahi Hut - Sarasota
Raffle prize only.
Raffle Prize: Two $50 bags of collectible memorabilia

Bridges/Embassy Suites - Sarasota
Carnitas Bahn Mi

East West Catering - Sarasota
Chicken Wontons & Hamachi Sashimi with Ponzu & Jalapeno

EVOQ Sarasota/Westin Hotel - Sarasota
Crab Mac & Cheese

Five-O Donut Co. - Sarasota
Raffle Prize: $50 Gift Certificate

Food & Beer - Sarasota
Raffle Prize: $25 Gift Certificate (2)

Fork & Hen (NEW!) - Sarasota
Meatballs with Sunday Gravy and Parmesan Reggiano
Raffle Prize: $100 Gift Certificate

Happy Soul - Palmetto (vegan)
Vegan Empanadas | Vegan Jerk Chicken Egg Rolls
Raffle Prize: $35 Gift Certificate

Jack Dusty Restaurant/Ritz Carlton - Sarasota
Jack Dusty Fish Dip


Loaded Cannon Distillery - Bradenton
Bourbon and Rum Samples
Raffle Prize: $30 Gift Certificate


Mattison's - Sarasota
Tequila Marinated Hanger Steak with Grilled Corn Succotash & Chimichurri
Raffle Prize: $50 Gift Certificate

Michael's on East - Sarasota
Tuna Burgers with Cucumber Salad & Ginger Lemon Mayo
Raffle Prize: $75 Gift Certificate


Molly's Pub (NEW!) - Sarasota
Curry Chips with Malt Mayo | Corned Beef & Cabbage
Shepherd's Pie
Raffle Prize: $50 Gift Certificate

Nancy's BBQ - Sarasota
Smoked Pulled Pork

Nautical Gin
Gin Cocktail Tasting

Nothing Bundt Cakes - Sarasota
Assorted Bundtinis

Pier 22 - Bradenton
Deviled Eggs with Candied Bacon


Rise Up Cafe - Sarasota
Assorted Ice Cream
Raffle Prize: $25 Gift Certificate

Selva Grill - Sarasota/Lakewood Ranch
Mayan Shrimp Ceviche

Shore - St. Armand's Circle
Tuna Tartare with Wonton Crisps
Raffle Prize: $100 Gift Certificate

Stori Coffee - North Port
Assorted Coffees & Chai Tea Latte

Tsunami Sushi and Hibachi Grill - Sarasota
Assorted Sushi
Raffle Prize: $200 Gift Certificate

Tzeva/Art Ovation Hotel - Sarasota
Hummus on Mini Pita with Smoked Tomato Chutney
Raffle Prize: $100 Gift Certificate