element: Modern Mediterranean Grillin downtown Sarasota has launched its latest expansion of service. The one-year old fine dining restaurant has now opened for lunch. According to Chef/Partner Nils Tarantik, the award-winning element“has been growing in popularity as a dinner-only venue,” and, “we now feel that the business community and other fine dining enthusiasts will enjoy our level of service at lunch as well.”
element’slunch guests will enjoy elegant “starters” including charcuterie, salads and soups, with available additions of shrimp, salmon, and tenderloin of beef among others. Guests who enjoy sandwiches at lunch will be impressed with element’s“sandwich board” including prosciutto on ciabatta, smoked salmon, spice rubbed steak, and a serious 8-ounce Brasstown Beef burger.
“There are many popular lunch spots in Sarasota, but elementwill be unique among them for business dining,” Chef Tarantik said. “Our elevated level of elegant while approachable service, plush white tablecloths, crystal glassware, and even the extra spacing between our tables create an especially welcoming atmosphere. Businesspersons entertaining their important guests appreciate these finer touches which say something about their own level of service to their customers.”
elementoffers its new lunch service Monday to Friday from 11 am until 2 pm, and Weekend Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 10 am until 2 pm. Dinner begins nightly at 4:30 pm. Through June 30th, element is participating in the very popular “Savor Sarasota” dining promotion with special 3-course lunches for $16, and 4-course dinners for $32.
About element: Early last year, Chef Nils Tarantik introducedelementas a new addition to the Sarasota restaurant scene. His team has worked hard to create a unique experience encompassing all of the elements of a truly memorable meal. Chef Nils said, “Each dish on the menu tells a story. Food, like life, is made up of so many individual ingredients, and my job is to transform those ingredients into the food we all love and the memories we all cherish.” His riffs on classic Mediterranean favorites along with element’simmersive atmosphere, and superb wine and craft cocktail offerings are meant to seduce the senses and entice the palate of all his guests.