Sarasota’s Chef Paul Mattison Salutes the Wine-Growing Region of Southwestern France Five-Course Commanderie de Bordeaux Wine-Pairing Dinner

Sarasota, FL – (January 4, 2017) – Sarasota’s award-winning Chef Paul Mattison has announced Mattison’s Forty-One restaurant will be the setting for a five-course Commanderie de Bordeaux wine-pairing dinner on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 6:30 pm. The dinner salutes the wine-growing region of Southwestern France and begins at 6:30 pm. Guests will enjoy the evening with other French wine lovers inside Mattison’s private Galleria dining room located at 7275 South Tamiami Trail. Tickets are $95 plus tax and gratuity and are available by calling Mattison’s Forty-One at 941-921-3400 or online at
www.mattisons.com/events.

Join Chef Paul Mattison in partnership with The Commanderie de Bordeaux as he prepares a five-course wine dinner paired with Bordeaux chateaux wines chosen from the Left Bank of Bordeaux. This is a great opportunity to see excellent Bordeaux varieties accompanied with Chef Paul’s culinary excellence. The dinner event is limited to 30 guests.

The Commanderie de Bordeaux aux États-Unis d’Amérique was organized in 1957 by a small group of lovers of Bordeaux wines and became a New York corporation in 1959. Since, it has grown to include 30 chapters and some 1100 members located in different cities around the United States. It is also affiliated with a worldwide network of 75 Commanderies in 26 countries under the overall patronage of the Bordeaux-based Grand Conseil du Vin de Bordeaux (GCVB).The members (“Commandeurs”) of these chapters get together periodically for dinners (called “parlements” from the French verb parler, to talk) and other events in order to enjoy, discuss and learn more about the wines of the various Bordeaux regions in their different vintages. Through their passion for these wines, the Commandeurs become emissaries of the Bordeaux winemakers to their several localities.

Chef Paul Mattison is executive chef and proprietor of Mattison’s, the award-winning culinary group in Sarasota. Guests will find outstanding service and quality ingredients while supporting the community, regional farmers and culinary suppliers. His cookbook CHEF: The Story and Recipes of Chef Paul Mattison, features over 100 recipes with a Mediterranean flair.

In September 2001, Chef Paul Mattison and Tampa-based Jason Sango created the Mattison’s concept which includes: 1) Mattison’s Catering Company 2) Mattison’s City Grille, an award-winning al fresco restaurant in downtown Sarasota 3) Mattison’s Forty-One, a highly acclaimed local restaurant in South Sarasota 4) Mattison’s Bayside at the Van Wezel, the official in-house caterer for the Performing Arts Hall and 5) the new Mattison’s City Grille Bradenton Riverwalk. Chef Paul is fully committed to bringing more all-natural and sustainable ingredients to his menu creations. They source local produce and seafood as well as procuring the freshest resources from around the world.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Cindy Cockburn
CC Communications
727 432 5862

Mattison’s City Grille Bradenton Riverwalk – Now Open

Chef Paul Mattison Announces New Mattison’s City Grille Bradenton Riverwalk

Sarasota, FL – (Dec. 19, 2016) – Sarasota Chef Paul Mattison has announced a new Mattison’s City Grille has opened offering visitors to Bradenton’s Riverwalk European-style, al fresco dining. Year-round, live entertainment each evening on an expansive patio seating 150 guests will appeal to all.

Friends and visitors who know and enjoy award-winning Chef Paul Mattison’s culinary destination in downtown Sarasota called Mattison’s City Grille will enjoy the same concept in Bradenton with warm (ala Tuscany) surroundings. A Mediterranean-themed menu also includes eclectic offerings including a sushi station and brick oven pizza. Unique wine selections are offered on “tap” daily from a newly created wine bar inside with 12 individual wine casks. Craft beers are also available.

Follow the Tiki torches and dine outside on the large patio around two fire pit tables or the expansive bar seating 24 guests, located just steps from the water (previously known as the YachtSea Grille). Chef Mattison’s Bean Bag Toss will complete the scenic culinary destination. Mattison’s City Grille Riverside Bradenton will feature both inside and outside dining. Private events are welcome. The casual riverside venue is located at 101 Riverfront Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34205.

Chef Paul Mattison is executive chef and proprietor of Mattison’s, the award-winning culinary group in Sarasota. Guests will find outstanding service and quality ingredients while supporting the community, regional farmers and culinary suppliers. His cookbook CHEF: The Story and Recipes of Chef Paul Mattison, features over 100 recipes with a Mediterranean flair.

In September 2001, Chef Paul Mattison and Tampa-based Jason Sango created the Mattison’s concept which includes: 1) Mattison’s Catering Company 2) Mattison’s City Grille, an award-winning al fresco restaurant in downtown Sarasota 3) Mattison’s Forty-One, a highly acclaimed local restaurant in South Sarasota 4) Mattison’s Bayside at the Van Wezel, the official in-house caterer for the Performing Arts Hall and 5) Mattison’s Culinary Adventure Travel, a personalized tour operator.

Media Contact:
Cindy Cockburn
727 432 5862

SARASOTA’S TOP CHEF PAUL MATTISON ANNOUNCES NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY AT THE VAN WEZEL LIVE DANCE MUSIC FROM REVERAND BERRY & THE FUNKTASTIC SOUL SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2016 STARTING AT 8 PM

Sarasota, FL – (Nov. 14, 2016) – Top Chef Paul Mattison has announced his award-winning catering company will host Sarasota’s hottest New Year’s Eve Party at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall to help ring in 2017. The celebration will be held inside the Van Wezel’s Grand Foyer with live entertainment by Reverend Barry & The Funktastic Soul.. The “always in demand” eight-piece funk & soul, high-energy plays only the most popular dance hits by well-loved artists like Earth Wind & Fire, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Kool & the Gang, James Brown & more.

The New Year’s Eve event will rock Sarasota on Saturday, December 31, 2016 starting at 8 pm and spread across the Van Wezel Grand Foyer, Waterfront Lawn and Terrace. The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is located at 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236. Tickets are available: www.eventbrite.com/e/sarasota-new-years-eve-party-tickets-29223743002.

General Admission Tickets are on sale now and begin at $30 for admission only. A cash bar and food stations will be available in order for guests to purchase cocktails and food items.

VIP Tickets are $85 and include a buffet by Mattison’s, a champagne toast at midnight, premium VIP seating and party favors.

All guests will ring in the New Year with live stream video of New York City’s Times Square celebration.

MATTISON’S HOLIDAY ENTERTAINMENT OPTIONS:

Mattison’s Forty-One restaurant features The Galleria, an elegant private dining room and tropical terrace seating up to 100 people, which may be the perfect location for any intimate family or holiday event. For a fully serviced and catered holiday gathering at home, Mattison’s Catering Company is prepared, experienced, and ready to cater your family’s dinner, in your home, or at one of our in-house private dining rooms. Mattison’s Catering, 7275 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231 • tel 941.921.3400 • www.mattisons.com. Mattison’s offers a variety of holiday menus for small or large parties.

Media Contact:
Cindy Cockburn
727 432 5862

Florida Winefest & Auction Presents the 5th Annual Wild Truffle Dinner Saturday, November 19th at Mattison’s Forty-One Content

Sarasota, Florida – (Nov. 3, 2016) – Sarasota’s celebrity Chefs Chris Covelli and Paul Mattison will bring “Tuscany to the Table” during the 5th Annual Wild Truffle Wine Dinner, an exclusive five-course dinner with proceeds benefiting local children’s charities. The popular annual gathering will take place on Saturday, November 19th at Mattison’s Forty-One at 6:30 p.m. Wines are presented by Carneros della Notte & Williamson Wines and paired with each course. A Martini Bar sponsored by Stoli Vodka will highlight the cocktail hour. Tickets are $200 per person. Mattison’s is located at 7275 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Seating is limited. For tickets: 941-952-1109 or visit floridawinefest.org.

The chefs will also discuss the hunting of wild truffles, truffle dogs and the stories surrounding the wildly expensive mushroom-like delight adored by gourmets. Covelli, a culinary instructor in Italy and Sarasota resident, began hunting for the Tuscan truffles in early October.

TRUFFLE DINNER MENU ITEMS:

Hor d’oeuvres
Assorted Truffle Crostini
(Perfectly toasted and topped with a truffle gathers paste, a white truffle fondue and a baby tomato confit with white truffles and quail egg with truffle)

First Course
Shrimp bisque
shrimp and prosciutto fritter, white truffle mascarpone cream

Second Course
Fried Yukon Gold and Sea Bass Brandade
black truffle aioli, micro green salad

Third Course
Wild Boar Stuffed Pasta
truffle cream bechamel

Fourth Course
Filet Mignon
red wine and black truffle demi-glacé

Dessert Course
Truffle Olive Oil Cake
white and black truffle gelato

About Florida Winefest & Auction
For 26 years, Florida Winefest & Auction has provided funding to qualified charitable organizations for programs assisting disadvantaged children, youth and families in Sarasota and Manatee counties. The nonprofit has awarded $8.2 million in grants to 84 charities since 1991.

The 2017 festival in April will include Wine & Winemaker Dinners; Bayfront Showcase Lunch Tasting; Banquet on the Block; Grand Tasting, Brunch and Charity Auction; and Wine on the Water. For more information, call (941) 952-1109 or visit FloridaWinefest.org.

JAMES BEARD HOUSE ANNOUNCES SARASOTA CHEFS CHRISTOPHER COVELLI & PAUL MATTISON CREATING MULTI-COURSE DINNER IN MANHATTAN PRESENTED BY FLORIDA WINEFEST & AUCTION WINE-PAIRINGS BY THE WAGNER FAMILY OF WINES SAT. DEC. 3, 2016

Sarasota, FL – (November 2, 2016) – The James Beard House in New York City has announced that Sarasota, Florida-based Chef Christopher Covelli and Chef Paul Mattison will be guest chefs on Saturday, December 3, 2016. The six-course wine-pairing dinner is presented by the Florida Winefest & Auction with wine-pairings by The Wagner Family of Wines featuring Conundrum, Emmolo, Mer Soleil, Caymus, and the new Red Schooner Malbec.

The dinner is open to 80 guests and tickets are $135 – $210 per person depending upon membership status. Proceeds benefit Caring for Children Charities, the fundraising arm of Florida Winefest & Auction in an effort to raise more funding to benefit charities assisting disadvantaged children. The Board of Directors of the Florida Winefest & Auction celebrated 26 years in 2016. Over $8 million has been awarded to local disadvantaged children’s programs in total. The mission of the James Beard Foundation is to celebrate, nurture, and preserve America’s culinary heritage and future. Towards this end, chefs are invited to “perform” at the Beard House by presenting dinners to Foundation members and the public.

27TH ANNUAL FLORIDA WINEFEST & AUCTION
Each Spring, Sarasota turns into “THE” wine lover’s destination and presents a beloved multi-day event offering Wine & Winemaker Dinners; Bayfront Showcase Lunch Tasting; Banquet on the Block; Grand Tasting, Brunch and Charity Auction;and Wine on the Water. Guests can raise their bid paddle for some of the best auction lots in the wine business from around the world as well as art,
trips and luxury items. David Elswood of Christie’s, London celebrated his 21st year as auctioneer.
The non-profit Florida Winefest & Auction provides funding to qualified charitable organizations for programs assisting disadvantaged children, youth and families. They present a variety of fundraising events similar to the James Beard dinner year-round.

HISTORY:
With over one million visitors a year, Sarasota has become known regionally, nationally and internationally as one of “THE” top Florida West Coast destinations. USA Today ranked Winefest as one of the country’s best charitable events. The New York Times has recommended Winefest as a travel bucket list if you have “a passion for food, cooking, wine and spirits Sarasota is the place to be.” The list of exhibiting wineries is always prestigious, having resulted in some of the most influential wine critics offering rave reviews through the years.

The board is made of friends who have worked together for a long time including celebrity chefs Paul Mattison and Chris Covelli. Both are dedicated to the cause of helping disadvantaged children in the community eat, sleep, and be educated is their top (our remove) priority.

CHEF CHRISTOPHER COVELLI
A graduate of the French Culinary Institute in New York City, Chef Christopher Covelli was trained by world-renowned chefs including Andre Soltner, Jacques Pepin and Alain Saihac. He specializes in Classic French, Italian and Spanish cuisine as well as American Haute Cuisine. Chef Covelli has been showcased on a number of TV shows around the country, including the Food Network and Rachel vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off. He appeared on the Food Network show “Beat Bobby Flay” that aired August 18, 2016. He has worked from New England to Europe and was the owner and chef of L’Uva Restaurant on Cape Cod, MA. Chef Covelli has earned five Wine Spectator Awards of Excellence among other numerous cooking awards. Chef Covelli’s cooking expertise earned him invitations as guest chef for five James Beard Foundation Dinners in New York City. He will again be showcased this December 3, 2016 alongside Board Member and Sarasota celebrity Chef Paul Mattison.

CHEF PAUL MATTISON
Florida-based Chef Paul Mattison will be a guest chef this December 3rd at the James Beard House and make a special appearance at the Williams-Sonoma store on September 10, 2016. In January 2016, Chef Paul Mattison was a guest speaker in a joint discussion and presentation with scientists from NASA discussing the connection with the International Space Station’s Veggies in Space program and working with local students showcasing a school garden Chef Paul Mattison helped to created replicating the NASA program. He was invited to participate in the prestigious American Harvest Workshop in Napa Valley, California in September, 2015. Hosted by Cakebread Cellars, he was one of five Chefs in the nation selected to attend this annual event.
Chef Paul Mattison is executive chef and proprietor of Mattison’s, an award-winning culinary group on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Located in Sarasota, each of his popular restaurant locations are unique to its neighborhood, offering Chef Paul Mattison’s signature menu items. His cookbook CHEF: The Story and Recipes of Chef Paul Mattison, features over 100 recipes with a Mediterranean flair. The book has generated rave reviews during book signings and personal appearances from Florida to California. Catering in-house and off-site, Mattison’s Catering Company offers certified wedding and event planners, experienced professionals, and customized menus.

In September 2001, Chef Paul Mattison and Tampa-based Jason Sango created the Mattison’s concept which includes: 1) Mattison’s Catering Company, a full service in-house and off-site catering company 2) Mattison’s City Grille, an award-winning al fresco restaurant in downtown Sarasota 3) Mattison’s Forty-One, a highly acclaimed local restaurant boasting comfortable elegance in South Sarasota 4) Mattison’s Bayside at the Van Wezel, the official in-house caterer at the waterfront Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall offering pre-show dining and events and 5)Mattison’s Culinary Adventure Travel, a personalized tour operator offering an irreplaceable hands-on culinary experience filled with history, culture, tradition and of course amazing meals.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Cindy Cockburn
CC Communications
727 432 5862

AWARD-WINNING EXECUTIVE CHEF PAUL MATTISON ANNOUNCES VARIETY OF CULINARY HOLIDAY OPTIONS TO CELEBRATE THE 2016 HOLIDAYS AT MATTISON’S IN SARASOTA

Sarasota, Florida –(Nov. 4, 2016) – Florida residents and visitors are invited to Mattison’s Forty-One and Mattison’s City Grille to celebrate the 2016 holiday season at the award-winning restaurants. Mattison’s is a chef-owned restaurant and catering company based in Sarasota presenting fresh ingredients, innovative cuisine, and exceptional service while supporting local farmers, culinary suppliers, and the community on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Chef Paul has been the owner of Mattison’s restaurants and catering for over 25 years. He will be a guest chef on Saturday, December 3rd at the James Beard House in New York City orchestrating a five-course wine-pairing benefit dinner presented by Florida Winefest & Auction.

MATTISON’S THANKSGIVING THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24

For Thanksgiving, Mattison’s Forty-One has two options to enjoy a traditional meal. Dining room seating begins at 11am for the entire family with Chef Paul Mattison’s signature favorites.

The “dine-in Thanksgiving feast” offers a Joyce Farms whole oven-roasted turkey and the “gourmet turkey dinner special” featuring turkey roulade with apricot-pecan stuffing, black pepper red wine gravy, maple glazed acorn squash with house made bacon.

The traditional dinner includes giblet gravy, mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes, apple walnut stuffing, green beans, fresh cranberry relish, and rolls with Boursin butter. The price per person is $29.95 and children are $15.95 each for ages 12 and under.

Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 941.921.3400 or online at mattisons.com. Mattison’s Forty-One, 7275 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231.

Mattison’s Forty-One is taking orders by phone for a Thanksgiving Turkey Feast To-Go. A complete Thanksgiving dinner is available and includes: slowly roasted turkey with sage stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, giblet gravy, fresh cranberries, and focaccia rolls with Boursin butter. Desserts are also available upon request.Thanksgiving Feast to-go for 6 people with a 12 pound turkey is $134 plus tax, and turkey dinner for 10 people with an 18 pound turkey is $169 plus tax. Additional items also available to add to your Thanksgiving order, just ask and we are happy to accommodate any special orders. Customers: please place orders by Sunday, November 20th and pick up is on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24th between 10:30am-2pm. To place an order at Mattison’s Forty-One call 941.921.3400.

Mattison’s City Grille will offer Chef Paul’s “Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner.” The price is $29.95 for adults $12.95 for children under 12 years of age.
Check out the mattisons.com for more details.

MATTISON’S HOLIDAY TAKE OUT OFFERINGS DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON

7lb Ribeye, 10pp, $375, house salad, truffled mashed potatoes, gravy, mixed vegetables, horseradish
cream sauce, rolls and boursin butter
5lb Ribeye, 6pp, $275,
7lb Beef Tenderloin, 10pp, $425, house salad, truffled mashed potatoes, gravy, mixed vegetables,
horseradish cream sauce, rolls and boursin butter
5lb Beef Tenderloin, 6pp, $325
5lb Porkloin, 10pp, $175, house salad, truffled mashed potatoes, gravy, mixed vegetables, cranberries,
rolls and boursin butter
3lb Porkloin, 6pp, $145
13lb Whole Roasted Turkey, 10pp, $175, house salad, truffled mashed potatoes, gravy, mixed
vegetables, cranberries, rolls and boursin butter

CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS EVE & CHRISTMAS DAY AT MATTISON’S

Christmas Eve specials are available on Saturday, December 24, 2016 at Mattison’s Forty-One, opening for lunch from 11:30 until 2:30 and Dinner will be served from 4 until 8pm. A popular and unique offering includes the Feast of the Seven Fishes Menu. That is Chef Paul Mattison’s inventive take on a dish that includes lobster, calamari (squid), shrimp, smelts, sole, baccala (salt cod) and capitoni (eel). Mattison’s Forty-One also offers the current dinner menu along with traditional Christmas Eve Specials. Christmas Day dining specials will be available on Sunday, December 25, 2015 at Mattison’s Forty-One from 2-8pm. On Christmas Day Mattison’s City Grille will be closed.

NEW YEAR’S EVE OPTIONS

On New Year’s Eve, Saturday, December 31, 2015 Mattison’s Forty-One invites you to enjoy Sarasota’s favorite restaurant with a private yet festive destination to ring in the new year.DINNER: an ala carte New Year’s Eve menu is available from 4:30 p.m.until 1 a.m. with live entertainment. Reservations are highly recommended. Mattison’s Forty-One, 7275 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231 or call 941.921.3400. The downtown street party is an annual sold out event at Mattison’s City Grille with two seatings at 7 pm and 9 pm. Reservations are accepted by phone only and starts the day after Thanksgiving by calling 941-330-0440.

MATTISON’S HOLIDAY TAKE OUT OFFERINGS DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON

7lb Ribeye, 10pp, $375, house salad, truffled mashed potatoes, gravy, mixed vegetables, horseradish
cream sauce, rolls and boursin butter
5lb Ribeye, 6pp, $275,
7lb Beef Tenderloin, 10pp, $425, house salad, truffled mashed potatoes, gravy, mixed vegetables,
horseradish cream sauce, rolls and boursin butter
5lb Beef Tenderloin, 6pp, $325
5lb Porkloin, 10pp, $175, house salad, truffled mashed potatoes, gravy, mixed vegetables, cranberries,
rolls and boursin butter
3lb Porkloin, 6pp, $145
13lb Whole Roasted Turkey, 10pp, $175, house salad, truffled mashed potatoes, gravy, mixed
vegetables, cranberries, rolls and boursin butter

MATTISON’S HOLIDAY ENTERTAINMENT: PRIVATE

THE GALLERIA PRIVATE DINING
Mattison’s Forty-One features The Galleria, an elegant private dining room and tropical terrace seating up to 100 people, the perfect location for any intimate family or holiday event. Contact the Mattison’s catering department at 941.921.3400 for details or email sales_mattisons@mattisons.com

MATTISON’S CATERING AT HOME

For a fully serviced and catered holiday gathering at home, Mattison’s Catering Company is prepared, experienced, and ready to cater your family’s dinner, in your home, or at one of our in-house private dining rooms. Mattison’s Catering, 7275 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231 • tel 941.921.3400 • www.mattisons.com. Mattison’s offers a variety of holiday menus for small or large parties.

Media Contact: Cindy Cockburn – CC Communications – 727-432-5862

HOLIDAY “HANDS ON” DECORATING FUN FOR ALL AGES AT MATTISON’S FORTY-ONE RESTAURANT GINGERBREAD HOUSE CULINARY WORKSHOP ANNOUNCED FOR SATURDAY, NOV. 26th FROM 11 AM to 3 PM

Sarasota, FL – (October 25, 2016) – Mattison’s Pastry Chef Ray Lajoie has announced a holiday culinary workshop offering fun for all ages. The Chef will share tips and instructions on creating a holiday GINGERBREAD HOUSE Saturday, November 26, 2016 from 11 am to 3 pm. The fun, family culinary holiday adventure will cost $50 per person inclusive and includes a personalized Gingerbread House for attendees to enjoy at home. This fee includes all supplies and ingredients. A family holiday memory to cherish! Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a parent.
Reservations required and seating is limited. The holiday cooking event will take place inside the private Galleria dining room at Mattison’s Forty-One restaurant located at 7275 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231. Register at mattisons.com or by calling 941-921-3400.

Chef Paul Mattison was one of only 5 chefs nationwide to receive

Chef Paul Mattison was one of only 5 chefs nationwide to receive the honor of cooking at the Niman Ranch Farmer Appreciation Dinner held on August 27, 2016. This dinner was not just a culinary experience, but a true collaborative celebration between the farmers who raise our food and the chefs honoring it through their restaurants and menus.

Chef Paul will create a menu inspired by the event on September 22nd,2016 and will pair each course with some truly amazing wines from King Estate Winery! Special Guest Sarah Willis, Niman Ranch Sustainable Agriculture & Family Farm Advocate , will be there to share her stories behind the Niman mission.

King Estate Wine-Pairing Menu:

Hors d’Oeuvre Course
NxNW Rose
Szechuan Pork Belly cucumber kimchee, plum glaze

1st Course
King Estate Pinot Gris
Pork & Pink Shrimp Dumplings curry coconut broth, ginger

2nd Course
NxNW Chardonnay
House Cured Bacon Wrapped Scallops roasted truffled cream corn succotash

3rd Course
King Estate Pinot Noir
Lamb Belly Wrapped Porchetta pork sausage, pancetta and sage fregola, lamb jus

4th Course
NxNW Red Blend
Fennel Crusted Pork Ribeye roasted cauliflower mash, raisin chutney

5th Course Dessert
Taylor Fladgate 20 year Tawny Port
Chocolate Pecan Bacon Bomb sea salted caramel gelato, vanilla anglaise, bacon dust sprinkles

About King Estate Winery:
In 1990, Ed King discovered a parcel of land with rich soil for growing hay to feed local horse and cattle farms. By 1994, more than 100-acres were planted to create the most clonally diverse soil and climate-matched vineyard ever grown in Oregon. Our organic winemaking process further enhances the true identity of King Estate wines.
Visit KingEstate.com for more information.

About Niman Ranch:
Niman Ranch raises livestock traditionally, humanely and sustainably to bring you the finest tasting meat in the world. They began in the early 1970’s on an eleven-acre ranch in a small coastal town just north of San Francisco. Today, the Niman Ranch network has grown to include over 700 independent American farmers and ranchers.
Visit Nimanranch.com for more information.

Tickets are $85++ and available on Mattisons.com

$10 from every ticket will be donated to Transition Sarasota’s Eat Local Week to support their mission to bring farm fresh ingredients to every table.
Visit Transitionsrq.org for more information.

Sip the Sunshine, All Florida Craft Beer Festival

sip_sunshineSaturday, October 29, 2016
Nathan Benderson Park

USF Sarasota/Manatee’s College of Hospitality

 

Sip the Sunshine is the premier All-Florida Craft Beer Festival showcasing the talents of Florida’s award-winning established breweries and those younger breweries you may not have heard of yet. This event is like no other the suncoast has ever seen, with 50 Florida Craft Breweries in attendance serving over 100 beers! We have also secured the area’s top chefs and caterers to create Florida-inspired cuisine for all attendees.
While guests are enjoying the best craft beer from the state, we are also giving the Florida Craft beer community reason to celebrate for years to come. A portion of the proceeds will be to the Food and Beverage Science Program at the University of South Florida Sarasota’/Manatee’s College of Hospitality and Tourism. This program will help train the next generation of Florida Brewers. The only way to continue the explosive growth Florida has seen in its craft beer community is to support the passion inside those beer enthusiasts that want to take the next step. The school’s dedication to the future of Florida craft beer is worth supporting.
In addition to an incredible craft beer selection and amazing food in the main tasting tent, we have also created a true VIP experience for guests. Award winning chefs. Chef Paul Mattison of Mattison’s Restaurant Group, Chef Steve Phelps of Indigenous, Chef Christian Hershman of Looped Square Collective, Chef Darwin Santa Maria of Cevichela and Chef Jay Norris of Jack Dusty at the Ritz Carlton have created a 5-Course Beer Pairing luncheon with Coppertail Brewery, Calusa Brewery, Darwin Brewery, Chela Brewery and Big Top Brewery. This unique opportunity is limited to 250 guests and the air conditioned tent will be available to them from noon until 9pm.
To top off the day we have a musical line up unlike any other beer festival! Jah movement Reggae Band will kick off the day followed by Have Gun Will Travel and Heavy Pets. The evening will end with our event headliner, the one and only Grammy Award winning Blues Traveler! If there is one thing we know for sure…this will be a day to remember!

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Nikki Logan Curran

Suncoast Festivals Marketing Team

Hitched and Honey – Owner

Marketing@sipthesunshine.com

FYI MATTISON’S BREAKING NEWS: Tickets on sale after 1 pm tomorrow Aug. 19th

via Williams-Sonoma in NYC
212-581-1146


Meet Award-Winning Sarasota Chefs Chris Covelli & Chef Paul Mattison

Offering a Seafood Tasting & Food Demonstration To Help Launch


Florida Winefest & Auction’s New Fall Seafood Benefit “The Great Catch”

Sat. September 10, 2016

1 to 3 pm

Williams-Sonoma The Shops at Columbus Circle

10 Columbus Circle

New York, NY 10019


$50 pp – limited to 30 guests

Benefits: No Kid Hungry campaign & Caring for Children Charities


Tickets: 212-581-1146 NYC

Information: 941-952-1109 FLA

Media Contact: Cindy Cockburn 727-432- 5862


 
Florida Winefest & Auction Seafood Benefit

The Great Catch is a three-day “Soiree on the Bay”

Showcasing Freshly Caught Specialty Seafood featuring Stone Crab

Nov. 18,19,20, 2016

Under  a Tent, Bayside at a Private Residence

Sarasota, FL

6:30 – 11pm,  Friday & Saturday

11:30 am, Sunday

200 guests per event

$175 – $1000 per person

Contact: Florida Winefest & Auction offices

TEL: 941-952-1109





27th Annual Florida Winefest & Auction

April 6, 7, 8, 9, 2017

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Bayfront & Sarasota Venues