FORKS & CORKS, SARASOTA, JAN. 25-27, 2019
This is a salute to Sarasota’s independent chefs and restaurant owners, who partner with visiting winemakers. Expect elaborate dinners in choice restaurants and the Grand Tasting. Our Pick: Held in the courtyard of The Ringling, surrounded by classical sculptures and architecture reminiscent of Old Europe, Sunday’s Grand Tasting is a delicious soirée in one of Florida’s most beautiful museum settings. Sample fine wines and dishes prepared by the area’s top talent. Stay: If you want to sleep in the newest hotel, book at the Sarasota Modern in the Rosemary District. Scheduled to open in December 2018, the boutique property promises Modernist architecture representative of Sarasota in the 1940s—clean lines, natural woods and big windows. From its central location you can easily drive to the events. eatlikealocal.com
The Ringling’s elegant courtyard is the setting for the Grand Tasting at Sarasota’s Forks & Corks. Inset: A fabulous culinary display at the Grand Tasting, presented by the owners of Harry’s Continental Kitchens. Key West's island vibe draws a laid-back crowd to its January food and wine festival.