Sip and Savor Wine-Pairing Dinner at Sweetgrass Farms

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• Chef Paul Mattison’s partners with the Florida Wine Fest and Sweetgrass Farms to present an exquisite five-course wine-pairing Dinner
• featuring Landmark Vineyards, sourcing grapes from the finest vineyards in California, including Sonoma, Monterey, and Santa Barbara Counties
• benefitting Caring for Children Charities
• at Sweetgrass Farms 8350 Carolina St, Sarasota
• $115 per person includes tax, tip, and donation
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Supporting “Tourism Fights Hunger” and “All Faiths Food Bank”

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• Mattison’s joins Visit Sarasota County’s Tourism Fights Hunger in support of All Faiths Food Bank’s efforts in the Campaign Against Summer Hunger in Sarasota County
Small Change for Big Change is a program set up for diners at Mattison’s Forty-One or Mattison’s City Grille to Round Up your bill with the difference donated to the All Faith’s Food Bank’s Summer Hunger campaign
• 21,000 (50%) children at Sarasota County schools receive free or reduced meals, when school ends, hunger begins
• All Faiths Food Bank’s annual Campaign Against Summer Hunger unites the community in an effort to raise the food and funds needed to feed children
• last year, thanks to All Faith provided food to 26,900 children and their families during the summer months
• for more information, contact the VSC 941.955.0991 or info@visitsarasota.org

 

 

 


 

The Longest Table Fundraising Wine-Pairing Dinner in St Pete

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• Chef Paul Mattison’s Wine-Pairing Dinner Menu
First Course Idaho River Trout potato pancake, Black Opal Platinum Caviar, asparagus tips, chive butter served with a 2013 Gonnet Chardonnay le Plaisir, Rhône
Second Course Seared Duck Breast griddled corn cake, ramps, spring greens, dark cherry sauce served with a 2014 Hahn Pinot Noir, Monterrey County
Third Course Bison Short Rib turnip mash, braised greens served with a Cuvée, The Riddler, Lot 4, Napa
Fourth Course Chocolate Noir Tower filled with dark chocolate mousse,  paired with chocolate covered raspberry  gelato and raspberry coulis served with a 2014 Banfi Rosa Regale Brachetto, Sparkling, Piedmont Italy
• $150
• Mattison’s is a proud participant in this fundraising event for WUSF Public Media and Museum of Fine Arts, St Petersburg
• dine outdoors on Bayshore Drive in St Petersburg at “The Longest Table”
• for more information call 800.661.0823
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Sarasota’s Mattison's City Grille Announces Annual Outdoor Super Bowl Party – Press Release

Sarasota, FL – Jan. 25, 2016
Award-winning Chef Paul Mattison has announced he will host his annual Super Bowl Party on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Mattison’s City Grille restaurant in downtown Sarasota at 1 North Lemon Avenue.  Visitors will find a large screen TV, prizes, and Game Day specials including Chef Paul Mattison’s signature Chicken Wings, Crispy Calamari, Pizzas, Burgers, and other favorites. Full menus are available, along with dinner and drink specials. Happy Hour is offered from 2-6pm. Super Bowl Sunday Kick-off is at approximately 6:30pm. For your home party, Mattison’s City Grille offers Super Bowl Menu take out platters with a variety of Mattison’s City Grille options for small, medium, or large groups. Orders must be placed by Wednesday, February 3, 2016. Details, prices, and reservations call 941.330.0440.

Valentine's Day Celebrated Day & Night at Mattison's City Grille – Press Release

Sarasota, FL – Jan. 25, 2016
Mattison’s City Grille is Sarasota’s popular outdoor restaurant in the heart of downtown known as the best “people watching” spot around. Visit the romantic hot spot in town you can always count on for live music and great food every day. This Valentine’s Day enjoy  Chef Paul Mattison’s VALENTINE’S  CULINARY SPECIALS: Yellow Fin Tuna Tartar as an appetizer, Niman Ranch Steak and Lobster or Teriyaki Glazed Salmon Filet as an entrée topped off by a decadent Red Velvet-Strawberry short cake. Take your Valentine by the hand and join other lovers in this casual setting over breakfast, brunch, lunch, happy hour or dinner. From 12 to 3 pm on Sunday, Feb. 14th  don’t miss entertainment by Brian Spainhower and/or later dance to the Debbie Keeton Jazz Band from 6 to 10 pm. Located at 1 North Lemon Avenue. Call 941-330-0440.

Caring for Children Charities Donations

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• Mattison’s participates in the Caring for Children Charities funraisisng program through the Florida Winefest & Acution
• this program adds the ability for diners around Sarasota to add a tax deductible donation of $5 to the bottom their bill
• 100% of proceed are donated to the children’s charities benefitting disadvantaged children
• keep and eye out for this opportunity to donate and Chef Paul Mattison thanks you in advance
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Mattison’s Contact Info:
Public Relations Director, Cindy Cockburn 727.432.5862 • cindyc@mattisons.com
Marketing Director, Jennifer Ahearn-Koch 941.993.3245 •  jenak@mattisons.com

• Mattison’s  is a local, chef-owned restaurant and catering company presenting exceptional service, fresh ingredients, and innovative cuisine while supporting our local farmers, culinary suppliers and the community.
• Web site: mattisons.com

Mattison’s New Culinary Options

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Just one more reason to dine with Mattison’s!

Mattison’s is now working with Tampa Bay-based, family-owned food distributor Turtle Beach Natural Foodservice which procures the finest all-natural, organic, and certified humanely raised products from a variety of traditional farms from around the county including Niman Ranch, Joyce Farms, and High Plains Bison.

Niman Ranch is a community of more than 700 family farmers and ranchers offering the finest tasting, all-natural meats raised by people committed to sustainable and humane practices. Niman Ranch meats are from animals Raised with Care® and are never, ever given antibiotics or hormones. The animals are given 100% vegetarian feeds, and treated according to the most humane practices including pasture raised.

Additional menu items include Niman Ranch Tomahawk Port Chop, Joyce Farms Naked Chicken Breast, Niman Ranch Angus Ribeye, and Joyce Farms Duck Two Ways. We are proud to note that Mattison’s is the only restaurant in Sarasota to serve Joyce Farms Duck.

Mattison’s City Grille and Mattison’s Forty-One are both using these tastier and

healthier products in support of independent family farmers, sustainable practice, and compassionate treatment of animals.

We should not leave the responsibility to our patrons to search for sustainable menu items. They should dine with comfort, knowing our ingredients are sourced from natural and organic farms that pride themselves on exceptional environmental and animal compassion standards. We are grateful for these partnerships that allow us to present beautifully prepared cuisine that is both delicious and raised with care.

At Mattison’s, we are fully committed to bringing more all-natural and sustainable ingredients to our menu creations. We source local produce and seafood as well as procuring the freshest resources from around the world. – Chef Paul Mattison

Link to Press Release

Mattison’s Forty-One Menu
Mattison’s City Grille Menu

Niman Ranch is a community of more than 700 small, independent family farmers and ranchers. They offer the finest tasting all-natural meats raised by small independent family farmers and ranchers committed to sustainable and humane practices. All of the animals are:
· raised on sustainable farms and ranches
· never given antibiotics – ever
· never given added hormones – ever
· never fed animal by-products
· raised in accordance with the most humane animal handling protocols (available to the public on Niman Ranch Web site)

Pork:
· raised on pasture or in deeply bedded pens
· no gestation crates
· no farrowing crates
· fed a 100% vegetarian diet
· hogs are selected from a cross of heritage breeds including Chester Whites, Duroc and Berkshire. Combining these breeds provides ideal characteristics such as exceptional mothering and a hardiness that allows for pasture raising and extraordinary marbling
· high marbling scores provide juicer and more flavorful pork

Beef:
· Pasture raised and grain finished
· all cattle are genetically Angus (genotypic) other Angus program cattle qualify on hide color alones
· beef graded USDA choice or prime- averaging 25% prime

Joyce Farms are at the forefront of sustainable farming methods, humane raising practices, and above all else, some of the world’s best tasting poultry, game, and grass-fed beef.  They now produce something that had been lacking in the world of grass-fed beef: exceptional flavor and an abundance of marbling. Naked Beef was born, a grass-fed beef that beats out the best beef in any category. Now after 50 years, they’re fully dedicated to raising the very best all-natural meats for the top chefs, artisanal butchers, and discerning consumers across the US. Joyce Farms remains family-owned and operated, now a third-generation family run operation.

High Plains Bison is a red meat lover’s dream come true, featuring all the satisfying flavor without the downside. You can enjoy succulent steaks without the cholesterol, juicy burgers without the fat. With High Plains Bison you don’t have to compromise. Not on nutrition, not on health, not on ethics and especially not on taste. The products are all natural – no hormones, fillers, antibiotics or artificial ingredients. Just pure American bison. Raised by hand-selected ranchers that specialize in and understand the unique demands of raising bison and only bison on the High Plains where they were meant to roam. The herds are humanely raised and processed with the utmost care. All of the meat is 100% USDA certified and many cuts can even go so far as to claim to be American Heart Association certified.

Chef Paul Mattison Announces New Culinary Options for 2016 – One More Reason to Dine at Mattison's in Sarasota – Press Release

CHEF PAUL MATTISON ANNOUNCES NEW CULINARY OPTIONS FOR 2016 ONE MORE REASON…TO DINE AT MATTISON’S IN SARASOTA
Sarasota, Florida – (January 6, 2016) – Award-winning Sarasota Chef Paul Mattison has announced exciting menu changes for 2016. His two popular restaurants, Mattison’s Forty-One on South Tamiami Trial and Mattison’s City Grille in the heart of downtown, will offer guests the opportunity to enjoy healthier meat and protein menu items that will have an impact on not JUST the palette. He wants customers to know that WHERE his culinary creations come from really does matter.
There is a significant movement in the culinary world that Chef Mattison is not only embracing but leading the way within the Sarasota community. “We want to not only help the environment but work with people that display a compassion for animals.” He prefers to work with companies where animals are raised on sustainable farms and ranches, are antibiotic free, never been subjected to hormones and fed only one hundred per cent vegetarian diets.
“At Mattison’s we are fully committed to bringing more all-natural and sustainable ingredients to our menu creations. We source local produce  and seafood as well as procuring the freshest resources from around the world.”
In order to help spread the message, the public was invited to join Chef Mattison and enjoy the first “Meat Matters Sarasota benefit dinner presented by the local Chefs Collaborative Sarasota on December 14th at Made Restaurant on Main Street in Sarasota. It was fun AND educational. This national nonprofit has a mission to inspire, educate, and celebrate chefs and food professionals in order to build a better food system. The dinner was a collaborative effort featuring top Sarasota chefs representing their restaurants. The Chefs prepared small plates of natural and organic chicken, pork, beef, bison and lamb. A portion of the proceeds benefited Chefs Collaborative scholarship and education programs.
Mattison’s is working with Turtle Beach Natural Foodservice. This Tampa Bay-based, family-owned food distributor offers the finest all-natural, organic and certified humanely raised products.
Chef Paul Mattison  was a featured Chef during the Meat Matters event and prepared Bison Tenderloin and Pork Tomahawk Carving Station with Shallot Demi, Fig Mustard, and Bacon Jam. Paul Willis, founder of Nimen Ranch, was a special guest at the dinner, helping to educate the guests about his products.  Chef Paul believes in education for his staff and guests alike and has been the owner of Mattison’s restaurants and catering for over 14 years. He recently returned from participating in the prestigious American Harvest Workshop hosted by Cakebread Cellars and chosen as one of five Chefs in the nation to attend this annual event in Napa.
Additional menu items like Tomahawk Port Chop and Angus Ribeye from Niman Ranch and Chicken Breast and Duck Confit Flatbread from Joyce Farms are new and healthy Mattison’s choices. Starters like Asparagus with a poached egg, shaved Parmesan, and extra virgin olive oil topped with Black Opal Platinum caviar add to the Mattison’s mix.
Niman Ranch is not one ranch, but  a community of more than 700 small, independent family farmers and ranchers. They offer the finest tasting all-natural meats raised by small independent family farmers and ranchers committed to sustainable and humane practices. All of the animals are:
·       Raised on sustainable farms and ranches
·       Never given antibiotics- EVER
·       Never given added hormones- Ever
·       Never fed animal by-products
·       Raised in accordance with the most humane animal handling protocols (available to the public on our website
Pork:
·       Raised on pasture or in deeply bedded pens
·       No gestation crates
·       No farrowing crates
·       Fed a 100% vegetarian diet
·       Hogs are selected from a cross of heritage breeds including Chester Whites, Duroc and Berkshire. Combining these breeds provides ideal characteristics such as exceptional mothering and a hardiness that allows for pasture raising and extraordinary marbling.
·       High marbling scores provide juicer and more flavorful pork.
Beef:
·       Pasture raised and grain finished
·       All our cattle are genetically Angus (genotypic) other Angus program cattle qualify on hide color alones.
·       Our beef graded USDA choice or prime- averaging 25% prime

Joyce Farms are at the forefront of sustainable farming methods, humane raising practices, and above all else, some of the world’s best tasting poultry, game, and grass-fed beef.  They now produce something that had been lacking in the world of grass-fed beef: exceptional flavor and an abundance of marbling. Naked Beef was born, a grass-fed beef that beats out the best beef in any category. Now after 50 years, they’re fully dedicated to raising the very best all-natural meats for the top chefs, artisanal butchers, and discerning consumers across the U.S. Joyce Farms remains family owned and operated, we are now a third-generation family run operation.

High Plains Bison is a red meat lover’s dream come true, featuring all the satisfying flavor without the downside. You can enjoy succulent steaks without the cholesterol, juicy burgers without the fat. With High Plains Bison you don’t have to compromise. Not on nutrition, not on health, not on ethics and especially not on taste. The products are all natural – no hormones, fillers, antibiotics or artificial ingredients. Just pure American bison. Raised by hand-selected ranchers that specialize in and understand the unique demands of raising bison and only bison on the High Plains where they were meant to roam. The herds are humanely raised and processed with the utmost care. All of the meat is 100% USDA certified and many cuts can even go so far as to claim to be American Heart Association certified.
Media Contact: Cindy Cockburn 727 432 5862

Mattison’s City Grille on Main Street Announces New Year's Eve Reservations

Sarasota’s Mattison’s City Grille on Main Street Announces New Year’s Eve Reservations Will Begin Friday, November 27th
November 11, 2015 – (Sarasota, FL) – Mattison’s City Grille is known as the popular Sarasota outdoor restaurant offering the best “people watching” spot in town and live music every night.  Located in the heart of downtown Sarasota, locals and visitors alike know the beloved restaurant also offers the best seats in town to observe the annual New Year’s Eve Street Party and Main Street celebration. Visitors will find live music, dancing and the traditional countdown to midnight with a cash bar with New Year’s Eve drink and dinner specials. On New Year’s Eve, there will be two dinner seatings at Mattison’s City Grille, 7pm and 9pm.  There is no entry fee, reservations are highly recommended and can be made starting Friday, November 27, 2015 by phone only at 941.330.0440.

DON’T MISS New Year’s Eve, Thursday, December 31, 2015 at Mattison’s City Grille located at 1 North Lemon Avenue, Sarasota