Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Sarasota Food Blog - SRQ Chew - Sophie's at Saks Fifth Avenue

It is not too late to savor Sarasota. You can still enjoy multi-course meals from our award-winning eateries for just $16 per person for lunch and $32 per person for dinner. Click here for participating restaurants like Sophie's that have graciously extended their Savor Sarasota menu.

Located in Saks Fifth Avenue at the University Town Center, Sophie's provides a sleek, modern and a beautiful backdrop for an exceptional meal by Executive Chef, Andrew Thompson. 

I tasted the Savor Sarasota lunch menu and started with the soup of the day, lentil bacon with creme fraiche. Every spoonful had a bite of bacon and each bite made me happier and happier. The dollop of creme fraiche and fresh oregano made the soup even more delicious. I would have been content with just my soup and the lovely bread that was brought out with chili oil, butter and hummus spreads (pictured above), but there were two more courses to go. My daughter ordered the potato soup (pictured below) and loved it. 

For my second course I tasted the Chef's set lunch which that day was a petit brisket sandwich (pictured below) with a cole slaw of fresh cabbage, carrot and mint. The mint made the slaw so special and complimented the richness and sweetness of the pork. When I make slaw at home now it must have mint, thanks to Chef Thompson.

One of my cute lunch companions ordered Sophie's fish and chips with pea puree, tarter sauce and Sarson's malt vinegar (pictured below). The fish was cooked to perfection and the coating was light and crispy just like the chips. England would be proud and my cutie approved.

For the dessert course everyone at the table wanted the homemade ice-cream and sorbet. Vanilla brownie, salted caramel and the orange sorbet (pictured below) were all tasted and enjoyed. I ordered the Artisan cheese with apple, grapes, chutney and raisin honey nut bread. A perfect ending to Savor Sarasota with my family and one more great reason to be a Sarasota food blogger.

Sophie's / Facebook

120 University Town Center Dr.
Sarasota, Fl. 34243
941. 444. 3077

11:30am - 6:00pm
11:30am - 7:00pm
11:00am - 4:30pm Brunch

 4:00pm - 6:00pm


Copyright 2017 Kyra Barger. All Rights Reserved.

Photos by Kyra Barger of Faso Photography

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