There is a long list of reasons that bring travelers to Siesta Key each year from near and far. While some come for the sugar-white sands and sunbathing, others come for the waves, shopping, and exciting landmarks to explore. Among the many options for fun and discovery, visitors will find that Siesta Key is a haven of potential for those who are fascinated with everything flavorful and savory. The following is a 3-day Florida trip itinerary for an epicurean journey to consider following when you’re looking to enjoy the best Siesta Key food and make the most of palate-pleasing moments while you’re in town.
Day 1: Take a Cooking Class and Savor the Flavor
Exploring the best of Siesta Key is bound to be a delight, but if you’re an epicurean enthusiast, you’re going to want to begin your first day of adventure in a hands-on cooking class with Giuliano Hazan! This cookbook author and his wife host cooking classes in their Sarasota area home and teach participants to design and produce a four course Italian meal to serve to family and friends. At the end of class, everyone gathers around the table to enjoy the fruits of their labor in good company. It’s a four-hour experience that can be booked for a morning or evening session depending on what else your itinerary entails. The cost to participate in this exciting and savory event is $160 per person for a daytime class and $185 for an evening class.
If you choose the evening class, you’ll free up your morning for a breakfast at Toasted Mango Café. This delicious eatery found on Midnight Pass Road is open daily from 7:00 am until 3:00 pm for breakfast, lunch, and brunch. Reasonable prices, friendly service and a vast breakfast menu of traditional favorites can be expected when you start the day here. It’s a must when you’re looking to fuel up in savory style.
In the afternoon or evening, a meal at Summer House Steak and Seafood also proves to be a wonderful way to pass a day focused on culinary delights. This Avenida Messina hot spot is known for its menu which features the best of fresh caught fare paired with mouthwatering steak options and a wine list to match. Whether you dine indoors or out on the patio with a view, it’s a dining stop that promises to inspire.
Day 2: Take a Food Tour
For a culinary enthusiast, half the fun of a trip to Siesta Key is indulging tastebuds one surprising stop at a time. While this is something that can be achieved on your own, there’s nothing more satisfying than letting the local experts lead the way to amazing flavors. That’s exactly what you’ll get when you book a Key Culinary Tour on day two of your adventure. Key Culinary Tours is designed as a comprehensive food tour across Siesta Key and Sarasota for the participant who can’t wait to experience the best of it all. These 3-hour tours are led by locals with a passion for fine dining and a willingness to create customized itineraries to match guest preferences as well!
Before and after your food tour, you’ll want to be sure to have some tasty stops lined up as well. That’s where Village Café comes in. This breakfast hot spot is sure to please when you’re in the mood for everything from pancakes and eggs to delicious French toast and tasty sides like hash browns and coffee.
This evening, make sure to make time for dinner at The Lobster Pot. Known for its incredible seafood options and welcoming atmosphere, The Lobster Pot is a must on your need-to-try list while you’re in town.
Day 3: Sprinkle in the Sweetness
Day three of your Siesta Key adventure is all about sprinkling in the much-deserved sweetness wherever you can! Siesta Key is home to both Sub-Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream as well as Big Olaf Creamery. Both savory stops are worth checking out when you’re looking to top off a waffle cone with one-of-a-kind goodness!
But before you hit up the sweet treats, consider adding Another Broken Egg Café to your morning breakfast plans. This can easily be followed up with lunch or dinner at Clayton’s Siesta Grill where you’ll find the entrees and handcrafted cocktails truly inspiring!
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