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Brunch, Elevated

At long last, Sage Restaurant will soon begin serving brunch on its rooftop space, and it promises to be a joyous, ambrosial celebration of one of our favorite, carefree dining traditions.

Presented by Sage December 16, 2020

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Picture this: A late morning in spring. You lounge in the airy rooftop eatery overlooking downtown Sarasota, basking in the breeze off the bay and enjoying an effervescent Bellini with fresh peach puree and spherified pomegranate framboise. Then your meal arrives: brined fried chicken and waffles, perhaps, or a custom omelet, or maybe even a Mexican Benedict with mole and jalapeño Hollandaise over chorizo. Heaven.

“It’s not your typical brunch,” hints Chef Chris Covelli and Sage’s culinary team, as the finishing touches are being put on Sage’s brand-new, dedicated rooftop kitchen. Brunch service by reservation only is set to start in late January.

Image: Courtesy Sage

Image: Courtesy Sage

While brunch traditionalists will find plenty to love in Sage’s brunch service, in true Covelli fashion, the award-winning chef has “Saged up” some classics with his own international brand of skillful pizzazz. Following suit, the bar team has created a selection of globally inspired cocktails to match the menu as well as the ambience, including assorted mimosas and bloody Marys.

“This historic building, surrounded by the Sarasota skyline, makes for an idyllic, easygoing brunch setting,” says Sage owner Sharon Carole. “I’m so delighted we’re finally able to make this happen.”

Image: Courtesy Sage

Image: Courtesy Sage

The new rooftop kitchen will also be utilized in the evenings, serving next-level international “street fare” like panini and tapas, against a backdrop of city lights and with live music on the weekends. With so many incredible ingredients coming together in one place, you can just imagine the possibilities.


1216 1st Street, Downtown Sarasota
Reservations: sagesrq.com

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