Nestled inside Sarasota, Florida’s art-focused boutique hotel, Art Ovation Hotel Autograph Collection, Tzeva features modern Mediterranean cuisine with Israeli influences that shine in beautifully plated dishes full of bright colors, unique flavors, and global spices that combine cultural traditions and modern touches.
Like the frequently changing local art featured throughout its surroundings, Tzeva’s menu reflects a culinary artistry that shifts with the seasons and features a style of dining that encourages sharing and the passing of plates to create a sense of community around the table.
Tzeva’s wanderlust approach from Executive Chef Ken Shiro Lumpkin reflects his own culinary journey. The influence of being raised in a traditional Japanese household, steeped in generations of old family recipes and techniques, can be found throughout his menu at Tzeva. The restaurant’s proximity to the beach and its health-conscious mindset is represented in its vegetable-friendly menu, along with local fish and lean meats.
The goal of both wine and cocktails at Tzeva is to provide an exquisitely chosen element of exoticism. The wine menu reflects a dedication to pulling in rare Greek, Eastern-European, and Mediterranean Island grapes. Meanwhile, the cocktail list infuses spirits with uncommon spice or fruit, which invites guests to read excitedly, learn, and develop cravings as they sip.