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Whisky Dinners, CSA Memberships and More Sarasota Dining Events

Michael's On East hosts a 173-year-old Scotch brand, Worden Farm opens up CSA memberships and more.

By Eat Beat Team August 3, 2016

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Worden Farm Opens CSA Membership

In preparation for the fall season, Worden Farm has opened up membership to its CSA. Membership options include a weekly delivery of organic produce (with pickup locations all over Southwest Florida); pickup at Worden Farm in Punta Gorda; or farmer's market credit at the downtown Sarasota and St. Pete farmers markets. For more information, click here.

August 4 

Glenmorangie Scotch Whisky Dinner

There's still time left to get your tickets for Michael's On East's first-ever five-course whisky dinner. Hosted by Glenmorangie ambassador Clarke Boyer, the dinner will feature chef-inspired food pairings accompanying Glenmorangie whiskies. Glenmorangie is a well-known single-malt Scotch brand founded in 1843 in the Highland town of Tain in Scotland. Tickets are $125 per person and each attendee will receive a bottle of Glenmorangie 18 Year to take home. Head to bestfood.com to get yours.

August 5

Village of the Arts Monthly ArtWalk

More than 30 restaurants, galleries, eateries, breweries and live music participate in the fun at Village of the Arts' monthly ArtWalk in Bradenton. Of note: St. Pete-based Ray's Vegan Soul will be whipping up gluten-free, vegan favorites in front of Retrobaked (trust us: try the mac 'n "cheese" and the barbecued jackfruit). 

August 7

Trash Fish Dinner

This year's Trash Fish Dinner will be held at Louies Modern this Monday, Aug. 7, when local chefs will be whipping up a five-course meal featuring local "trash fish"--i.e., invasive or aquaculture species that don't usually make a restaurant's seafood menu. Here's a peek at what's on the menu: Thai green curry mullet mousse, barbecue amberjack, wood-fired drum, lionfish ceviche, buttermilk-fried rudderfish, seared skate wing, wood-grilled Atlantic lane snapper and much, much more. Tickets are $150 or $125 for Chefs Collaborative members; for more info, click here.

August 18

Mattison's Salute to Argentina

Chef Paul Mattison will create a five-course dinner--using local seafood and produce--inspired by the food and wine of Argentina, and Federica Nino of Elsa Bianchi Winery will be on hand to pair Elsa Bianchi's award winning wines with the menu. Tickets are $85 per person plus tax and gratuity; purchase at mattisons.com

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