We came to the Sarasota area January 1 and within a week a I met a local guy on the golf course who said "my favorite restaurant in Sarasota just reopened." I remembered the name Maximo, and my wife and I went down that evening to check it out. We weren't really that hungry, but the menu was so enticing we had to split an appetizer and the lamb curry. Outstanding! Ostrich carpaccio? An enticing menu. Plus, we had personal attention from Max himself.
Well, in the two months we were in town we enjoyed the Maximo experience six more times. Antelope bresaola, tuna tartare, the best salmon ever, incredible service from Carly, Ryan, Thomaso, Krista, and the last night there was even a great piano player on the outdoor patio. (Who let me sing with him).
A perfect combination of ambiance, service and great food. Our new favorite restaurant indeed.
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