Monday, March 27, 2006

Liquor Group selected as official sponsor of "Spirit of Sarasota" Restaurant Week

Sarasota, FL

The fourth largest spirit portfolio in Florida, Liquor Group, will serve as the official liquor sponsor for Spirit of Sarasota, a weeklong dining event from May 16 - 21 showcasing Sarasota’s chefs and dining establishments that have helped the city earn the distinction of having one of the highest concentrations of Zagat-rated restaurants in the state.

Liquor Group, who has operations in 21 states and several Canadian provinces, represents more than 400 liquor products that are distributed through various channels.

Five of Liquor Group’s products will be served in signature cocktails or incorporated into entrées at restaurants participating in Spirit of Sarasota.

Participating restaurants will feature Liquor Group products including Red Rum, a Virgin Island Rum infused with mangos, cherry and coconut; Mazama Infused Pepper Vodka made from hot and sweet peppers; Licor De Banana, the only fermented Licor on the market made with all-natural bananas; Crater Lake Vodka, the only aged Vodka on the market; and Crater Lake Espresso Vodka, made with 100 percent sugar cane and espresso beans, making this Licor safer for diabetics.

Patrons will have the opportunity to enjoy multi-course meals at restaurants participating in Spirit of Sarasota for $15 per person for lunch and $25 per person for dinner

Each participating restaurant will make a donation of $100 to the University of South Florida’s School of Hotel and Restaurant Management, and will hold some sort of an interactive event during the restaurant week.

Home of the famed Ringling Museum of Art, endless miles of sugar white shores and captivating culture, Sarasota & Her Islands is an area diversely comprised of Sarasota, Longboat Key, Lido Key, Siesta Key, Casey Key, Venice, Manasota Key, Englewood and North Port.

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