Upon walking in the doors of the Hyatt, I instantly knew why Judi suggested this location. This hotel is very chic and modern while having a comfortable feel to it. I wondered many times if Lily Pulitzer personally decorated the hotel as pinks and greens welcomed you at every turn. This is my ultimate favorite color combo so I was in heaven. I normally wouldn't use stock photos of the hotel but Hyatt's represented so much better than the ones I captured. The weather was a little cool for us so I didn't get to spend time at their beautiful pool with three waterfalls. I will have to save that for my next trip to Hyatt Sarasota!
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Inside of Hyatt Regency Sarasota is a hidden gem called Currents, a restaurant that embraces the farm to fork movement. Executive Chef Leo Gianulis' and team really know how to impress.
Upon reviewing the menu, I instantly knew that we had to order the Pork Belly. This Pork Belly came from Niman Ranch and was served with a smoked cheddar grit cake, apple reduction and frisée salad. I am a huge fan of pork belly and this was Gabe's first encounter with it. I believe I may have created a monster. Not to mention, the grit cake was pretty awesome.
"Spiced Resees Pieces" - peanut butter mousse, peanut butter powder, chocolate almond brittle, dried aleppo pepper and creme draishe.
"Mint Infused" Chocolate pot de creme - Hazelnut tea "caviar", creme fraishe, fried mint leaves.
Over the past month, we have truly indulged in amazing foods and desserts. This dessert was far superior to anything we had on our recent trip to New Orleans. I loved the fact that the Chef''s at Currents think outside of the box while delivering. We need you guys in Tampa!
Hyatt Sarasota is also very centrally located. You can easily head over to the historic side of Sarasota to go antiquing or grab a glass of wine while people watching. We found ourselves on Main Street more than once during our two day visit. The Hyatt is a few miles from the Ringling Bridge (trust me - I know the distance as I ran over it twice on this visit). This puts you in great proximity to visit St. Armands Circle or head over to Longboat Key. My best friend vacations in Longboat every year and now I know why.....we will meet again soon Sarasota!