In Sarasota, it's the Symphony of Kitchens tour



The Sarasota Orchestra Association is betting on the popularity of kitchens when the organization presents Symphony of Kitchens, a self-guided tour of eight exemplary kitchens in the Sarasota area — Friday, Feb. 15, and Saturday, Feb. 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Local celebrity chefs appear daily in selected kitchens. Among kitchens on the tour are two in Lakewood Ranch (including Terri Vitale's outdoor kitchen); two in University Park, the Bradenton home of Chef Derek Barnes of Derek's Culinary Casual restaurant, and the Lido Key kitchen of actress Carolyn Michel and Howard Millman.

Admission is $30 for all the homes, and tickets can be purchased at any one of the houses on the tour.

Tickets (which have the addresses of all the homes) are also available online at, by phone at (941) 953-3434 or at the Sarasota Orchestra Box Office at 709 N. Tamiami Trail in Sarasota.

Proceeds of the Symphony of Kitchens tour benefit the Sarasota Orchestra and its Youth Orchestra Program.



Marsha Fottler

Marsha Fottler has been a newspaper and magazine lifestyle, food and design writer since 1968 first in Boston and in Florida since 1970. She contributes to regional and national publications and she is co-publisher and editor of a monthly online magazine that celebrates the pleasures of the table called Flavors & More. (941) 371-8593.
Last modified: February 7, 2013
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