St. Armands: New Culinary Tour for Sarasota Tourists and History Buffs

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Key Culinary Tours Leads Walking Exploration of St. Armands Circle

Key Culinary Tours, St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, Florida

Key Culinary Tour - St. Armands Circle in Sarasota, Florida

The tour was very well organized and is a perfect way to spend your day leaning history about Sarasota and sampling some of the best foods on the circle. It’s the perfect tour for groups of friends and family. I rate this a 10 Star event.

Foodies and Sarasota Tourists; explore St. Armands with new Key Culinary Tours.

In a recently launched tour, Sarasota locals and tourists can get a behind-the-scenes peek at St. Armands Circle. Take a guided stroll through unique Ringling Bros. Circus-related history, meet top local chefs and taste special dishes prepared just for the intimate 3-hour walking tour. From the famous 1905 salad to authentic key lime pie, the treats will leave taste buds tingling.

Created by Key Culinary Tours, the experience features discounts at shops and tastes at restaurants, including Cuban, Greek, tropical and beach-inspired fare. The tour is already ranked a 5-Star event on Trip Advisor.

Entrepreneur husband and wife team Ferruh Muktar and Susan Robinson founded Key Culinary Tours as a natural extension of their 14-year-old company, Key Concierge Services. “We went on a culinary tour of Miami and loved learning about the Cuban culture while indulging in wonderful food and history. We thought, wow—why don’t we offer this in Sarasota? And voila—we did,” says Robinson.

Experienced tour guides share their knowledge and passion for culture, tradition and top-notch cuisine, introducing guests to specially chosen restaurants, gourmet treats and exclusive local shops. “Our Longboat Key residents are natural foodies, so this is the perfect day trip for them,” says Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce President, Gail Loefgren.

The Best of St. Armands Circle and Sarasota
“The tour was very well organized and is a perfect way to spend your day learning history about Sarasota and sampling some of the best foods on the Circle. It’s the perfect tour for groups of friends and family. I rate this a 10-star event”, says Martha Will, former major in the U.S. Air Force and part-time Sarasota resident.

Realtors welcome out-of-town buyers with culinary tour gift certificates
Elizabeth Van Riper, realtor with Michael Saunders says, “Buyers are hungry to meet new people and learn about the area. What better way than to provide gift certificates for culinary tours in a small group atmosphere that fosters instant camaraderie.”

Reserve online at: Space is limited to 10 guests per tour.

About Key Culinary Tours
Founded in 2016, Key Culinary Tours is run by local entrepreneurs Ferruh Muktar and Susan Robinson and located on St. Armands. A tour takes you on an exploration perfect for entertaining out-of-town visitors or celebrating a special occasion. Guests are introduced to the specialties of wonderful St. Armands restaurants while learning about the fascinating circus-influenced Sarasota area.

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The Key Culinary Tours Lineup
Culinary Tour
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Guided walking tour of St. Armands Circle featuring chef and/or manager visits and special tastings at leading local restaurants, descriptions of colorful history including circus magnate John Ringling’s purchase of St. Armands Key in 1917.

Happy Place Tour
Wednesday - Friday, 4:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Visit four restaurants and sample native libations including authentic sangria and Cuban samples from Columbia, tour Circle of Fame statues, Dacquiri Deck drinks and mahi mahi bites, ending at Surf Shack with a made-in-Florida flight of beers.

Art Gallery Tour on Historic Palm Avenue
Thursday and Saturday, 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Tour five galleries, meet owners & featured artists. Start at Louis Modern Restaurant with Proseco and nibbles, end at Classico Restaurant.

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