Lido Beach Resort carves new niche for beach dining

The Lido Beach Resort plans to leave an even bigger footprint in the sand in 2013 while taking beach dining to the next level with its “Over the Top, Down in the Sand” experience.

The unique Sarasota dining package “combines three of the city’s richest assets – art, dining and beautiful beaches – to capture the most wonderful sunsets on the planet,” according to Karen Rangel, regional director of sales for the resort.Sarasota dining package

Lido Beach Resort has once again teamed up with the world-renowned professional sand sculptors of Teamsandtastic, who create a table setting literally carved into the sand so diners can enjoy a five-course meal at beach level from renowned Executive Chef Matt Lewis and his culinary team from the Lido Beach Grille, one of the premier Sarasota restaurants.

With the beach setting established, Lewis’ team can focus on tantalizing the taste buds of the most discerning foodies. Couples or groups of up to 25 people will start their Sarasota dining experience with their choice of an array of tempting appetizers followed by savory salads and intermezzos. A climactic surf-and-turf combination will add the ultimate wow factor to the “beach restaurant” before delicately prepared desserts cap off the dining excursion.

Perfect for anniversaries, birthdays, business dinners, wedding proposals, family reunions or just to celebrate everyday joie de vivre, “Over the Top, Down in the Sand” can be customized to fit any theme or occasion. Pricing starts from $250 per person plus a $1,500 to $2,500 beach fee for a personalized sand sculpture.

To book the “Over the Top, Down in the Sand” package or request additional information, contact Karen Rangel by email at Karen.Rangel(at)oplhotels(dot)com or call 1-941-388-5634.

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The Lido Beach Resort Is a Beachfront Hotel Located On Lido Beach. Built On The 35-Mile Stretch Of Beach On Lido Key, A Barrier Island In The Gulf Of Mexico, The Resort Is Minutes From Downtown Sarasota And Within Walking Distance Of The Shops, Cafes And Galleries In Renowned St. Armand's Circle.Click Here Information and Reservations



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