SARASOTA, Fla., — Bijou Garden Café, an iconic downtown restaurant offering fine dining with an intimate and inviting ambiance in the heart of Sarasota’s theatre and arts district since 1986, has announced a new series of recurring monthly events called Bijou’s Broadway Brunch.
Bijou’s Broadway Brunch will debut with Broadway Brunch with Beneva on Sunday, June 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The brunch will star popular drag performer Berry Ayers as Beneva Fruitville singing song selections from Broadway, cabaret and movies, accompanying herself at the piano. Ayers has performed on numerous Sarasota stages and has a professional stage career including Off-Broadway, national tours and regional theater credits throughout the country.
“Beneva is the perfect person to kick off this Broadway Brunch series,” said Sharon Carole, co-owner of Bijou Garden Café. “June is Pride Month and we want to celebrate our vibrant LGBTQ+ community.”
Guests will be able to order from a special menu prepared by co-owner and executive chef Christopher Covelli and his culinary team. The menu will feature freshly baked quiche, eggs Benedict, salads and lunch fare.
“Sunday brunches with a musical performance aspect have always been popular in cities with large arts communities,” said Chef Covelli. “Our patrons have been asking for us to bring brunch back to the restaurant, and doing it with Broadway music feels like the right way to do it.”
The restaurant is currently accepting reservations for Broadway Brunch with Beneva. To make a reservation, visit BijouGardenCafe.com or call 941-366-8111.
About Bijou Garden Café
Located at 1287 First Street, Bijou Garden Café has offered fine dining with an intimate and inviting ambiance in the heart of Sarasota’s theatre and arts district since 1986. The seasonally inspired menu offers diners a mix of French and Californian cuisine. The 134 seat restaurant encompasses multiple dining areas, including two charming courtyards for dining al fresco. Situated in a beautifully-restored 1920s era gas station, the restaurant is regarded for its commitment to passionate service by the staff and a continued culinary legacy of excellence. For more information, visit bijougardencafe.com.
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