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The 1966 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans is one of the most important races in Ford history. A trio of brutally quick Ford GT40s crossed the finish line 1-2-3, trampling favorite Ferrari in the world’s most prestigious endurance race. The historic win not only made racing history—it remade Ford as a performance-car company.

Le Mans Kitchen, located in the heart of Sarasota Ford and curated exclusively for our customers, was born from the revolutionary spirit that made an implausible win a reality. Le Mans Kitchen breaks the rules on what is expected from a car dealership. Prepare to indulge in a Michelin Star–level dining experience complete with the ambience to transport you to a French café on the streets of Le Mans.

The name and décor are inspired by the legendary race, which gave Ford its first overall win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966 and consecutive wins in 1967, 1968, and 1969. The chef-created menu pays homage to the race venue by featuring French-inspired cuisine with a local twist. Everything is made from scratch, sustainably sourced and fresh.

Order a specialty coffee or curated mocktail from the bar, or better yet, take a seat and choose a soufflé pancake for breakfast or a grilled cheese Provençal for lunch. All the cuisine that comes out of the kitchen is a work of art.

Le Mans Kitchen boasts contemporary décor melded with old-world flair. A rich wood palette accented with cobalt blue is complemented by artisan lighting and a decorative wall of French-inspired dishes. Every aspect, from the leather choice on the seating to the café—inspired breakfast bar, has been carefully orchestrated to create an inviting and relaxing dining escape.

To really feel like you’ve landed somewhere far from home, we invite you to enjoy an elevated culinary experience in one of the most unexpected places—your local Sarasota Ford car dealership.