Blasé Bistro & Martini Bar in Sarasota’s Southside Village is taking a euro-inspired approach to Valentine’s Day dining with 20 French Mediterranean inspired plates under $20, ideally suited for sharing.
Guests will also be indulged with love-induced cocktails and soulfully entertained by the sounds of the Alex Ross Trio. In addition to its creative list of craft cocktails and martinis and a thoughtfully chosen wine list, heart-felt drink specials include
Party of One | Muddled strawberries, Kettle One Vodka, Giffard’s Fraiase des Bois, Balsamic, Black Pepper and Champagne topper ($9)
Blind Love | Muddled strawberries, Giffard’s Fraise des Bois, St. Germaine and Rose top ($9)
2 for 1 glasses of Kir Royale ($8 for 2)
For dining, guests can choose their courses from Blasé Bistro’s varied à la carte menu of more than 30 freshly and all housemade plates of Hors d’ Oeuvres, Les Salades, Plats du Jour, Fruits de Mer, Homemade Pasta, Mains and Desserts. In addition, several Valentine’s Day specials are also being offered, including
Black Crab Tortellini | Fresno Chili Cream, Fine herbs, Parmesan Reggiano ($18)
Charred Octopus | Tri Pepper Escabache, Fingerling, Sofrito ($18)
Short Rib & Scallop |Corn Custard, Cippolini, Grapefruit Chermoula ($29)
Strawberry Short Cake | Burnt Honey Chantilly, Strawberry Coulis, Mint ($9)
Reservations and information: Advanced reservations are highly recommended for Valentine’s Day, which can be made online at blasebistro.com or by calling (941) 312-6850.
Blasé Bistro & Martini Bar is located at 1920 Hillview Street in Sarasota’s Southside Village and is open Monday-Saturday, with Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and dinner service starting at 5 p.m. until close Monday-Saturday.
Owned and operated by partners Cynthia Breslin and Kevin Skiest, Blasé Bistro & Martini Bar offers a unique French Mediterranean dining experience with regional influences. Blasé Bistro is the second restaurant to open under the Blasé name, the first being the 22+ year Blasé Café & Martini Bar on Siesta Key, opened by Breslin in 1997, which grew from one table in one space to what is now a 100-seat restaurant with three bars and the adjacent pizza and craft beer restaurant, Pi 3.14, which opened in 2016. Partner Kevin Skiest, a real estate and business investor, joined the Blasé family in 2016 to help re-organize and re-energize the business.
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