2023 Couture, Caviar & Champagne

    The official pre-event of Paws on the Red Carpet, this event will dazzle your palate and provide a unique opportunity to interact with an international fashion designer in a stylish setting! From the welcome cocktail to learning about the Humane Society of Sarasota County's lifesaving mission, plan to fill your glass, your closet, and your heart!

    Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at Sage Restaurant Sarasota (on the Private Third Floor)

    4:00pm - Welcome "Ritzy Rescue" Cocktail, Shop & Sip, and Classic Caviar Tasting

    5:00pm - Jody Mayo Introduction featuring passed Hors d'Oeuvres, Fine French Winebow Champagne Pairing, and Caviar Compositions

    5:30pm - Fashion Presentation by Aniko

    6:00pm - Humane Society of Sarasota County Presentation (HSSC)

    Tickets include caviar, champagne, welcome cocktail, hors d'oeuvres, and valet parking. All ticket proceeds and a portion of apparel and caviar sales will benefit HSSC. Please note that tickets to Paws on the Red Carpet (4.14.23) must be purchased separately. 

    About Aniko Fashion & Design

    Visiting Sarasota exclusively for this event, Aniko has presented her collections to the international fashion world during Fashion Weeks in Paris and Milan. Born in Vienna to Hungarian parents, Aniko completed her schooling at Lycee Francais de Vienne, then studied fashion design in Paris. After completing her studies with distinction from Sonia Rykiel personally, she was engaged directly from her diploma show into the studio of Christian Dior. After several stops in various couture houses in Paris, she went back to Vienna to build her own Design and Couture Studio.

    Aniko has three basic values: freedom, lightness, and elegance. She says freedom is based on responsibility, lightness on strength, and elegance on intelligence.

    "To create a product that is designed precisely and focused, yet generally accessible and yet does not sink into insignificance. That is the challenge!" says Aniko. "My fuel is enthusiasm. That's why I enjoy inventing new things all the time." Learn more about Aniko.

    About Black River Caviar

    Experience a unique and fun in-person tasting in a vibrant, engaging, and educational setting. Black River Caviar, the first caviar producer in the Southern Hemisphere, launched 30 years ago, implementing sustainable farming practices, respecting the natural environment, and leaving zero waste.

    Their aquaculture environment makes Black River unique among caviar producers. The artful blending of the natural environment with human innovation is what makes their product exceptional. Provenance matters a great deal to caviar quality, and the Rio Negro River possesses excellent, clean properties for sturgeon breeding.

    Black River Caviar's location, innovative aquaculture system, and water purity means that their Russian heritage fish stock stays healthy and happy from birth to harvest, naturally resulting in exceptionally high-quality and consistently flavorful caviar. Learn more about Black River Caviar.