Keith Farmhouse-to-Fork Four-Course Dinner & Art Sale – Press Release

Keith Farmhouse-to-Fork Four-Course Dinner & Art Sale Helps Celebrate 100th Anniversary of the Historic Building
Featuring Plein Air Artists & Entertainment by Sal Garcia

SARASOTA’S AWARD-WINNING CHEF PAUL MATTISON PRESENTS PALATES & PALETTES BENEFIT SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH

Sarasota, FL -(November 1, 2015) – Chef Paul Mattison and Phillippi Estate Park announce a four-course Farm to Fork Dinner to benefit the historic preservation of the Keith Farmhouse. The dinner, the first of its kind in nearly a century at the Estate, located at 5500 S. Trail, Sarasota, will be held on Sunday, November 15th, beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Guests  won’t need their palette knives (the Light Chasers Artists will be doing that) to enjoy the al fresco Farm to Fork Dinner, on the Keith Farmhouse lawn, located in Phillippi Estate Park.  Chef Paul Mattison will be designing his gourmet menu from locally-harvested foods and from the Phillippi Farmhouse Wednesday Market vendors. Guests will also be treated to live music by Sal Garcia.

The meal is preceded by an Art Sale, offered “Fresh off the Easel” by the internationally recognized  “Light Chasers of the Sun Coast”, Plein Air Artists, who will be painting “till the sun goes down” and selling their works, wet and dry, on the Farmhouse lawn throughout the evening.   Guests will get a sneak peek inside the Keith Farmhouse, a “work in progress” in dire need of completion of its restoration, before its 100th Anniversary in November, 2016.  Proceeds from the dinner support the historic preservation of this building.

Only 150 lucky guests will be served this four-course, gourmet dinner.  When Paul Mattison rings the farm bell, diners will round up.  An assortment of fine wines will be paired with the palate-pleasing offerings.

Tickets are $100 per person and seating is limited.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.mattisons.com  or by calling 941.921.3400.

Premier sponsors of this charitable event include Mattison’s Restaurants and Catering, Whole Foods Market Sarasota, Darwin’s Brewery, Geraldson Community Farm, Edible Sarasota Magazine, Sift Bakehouse, Florida Winefest and Auction, Sarasota Architectural Salvage and Hitched and Honey Events.
For more information on the event or becoming a sponsor, please email Nikki Logan Curran at:  Nikkilogan@mattisons.com /941-780-0907

MATTISON’S HOLIDAY ENTERTAINMENT: FROM THE GALLERIA & CATERING – Press Release

THE GALLERIA PRIVATE DINING
Mattison’s Forty-One features The Galleria, an elegant Milan-style 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.

MATTISON’S FORTY-ONE ANNOUNCES NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER – Press Release

On New Year’s Eve, Thursday, 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 à la 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.

CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS EVE & CHRISTMAS DAY AT MATTISON’S FORTY-ONE – Press Release

Christmas Eve specials are available on Thursday, December 24, 2015 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. Mattison’s Forty-One also offers the current dinner menu along with traditional Christmas Eve Specials. Christmas Day dining specials will be available on Friday, December 25, 2015 at Mattison’s Forty-One from 2-8pm.

HALLOWEEN DINING AT MATTISON’S FORTY-ONE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31 – Press Release

Sarasota, Florida –(Oct. 28, 2015)
Diners are invited to enjoy an alternative to the traditional “stay-at-home” Halloween night. Escape the trick or treaters and join other Mattison’s Forty-One patrons with a  “small plate”  and happy hour menu available from 4pm to closing. Mattison’s Forty-One also offers a “spooky” appetizer, dinner, and drink specials on Halloween, Saturday, October 31, 2015. Check out Mattison’s City Grille downtown for a Halloween party featuring the Lisa Ridings Band from 8 pm to midnight featuring rock, blues and Motown. Mattison’s City Grille on Main Street will start with a Halloween Happy Hour from 2 to 6 pm and host a costume contest on Saturday, Oct. 31 starting at 9 pm. First prize for the couples contest wins a $100 Mattison’s gift card, second prize wins a $50 gift card.
First prize for the singles contest wins a $75 Mattison’s gift card, second prize wins a $50 gift card.

AWARD-WINNING EXECUTIVE CHEF PAUL MATTISON ANNOUNCES VARIETY OF CULINARY HOLIDAY OPTIONS TO CELEBRATE THE 2015 HOLIDAYS AT MATTISON’S FORTY-ONE IN SARASOTA – Press Release

Sarasota, Florida –(Oct. 28, 2015)
Florida residents and visitors from around the world are invited to Mattison’s Forty-One to celebrate the 2015 holiday season at the  award-winning restaurant.  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 has 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.

Sarasota's Award-Winning Chef Paul Mattison Featured During Tampa Wine-Pairing Dinner and Cooking Demonstration to Take Place in the Epicurean Hotel Theatre

Friday, October 16, 2015 from 7 to 9pm

Sarasota, FL – (Oct. 5, 2015) –  Tampa’s Epicurean Hotel Theatre will offer a wine-pairing dinner and cooking demonstration by Sarasota’s award-winning Chef Paul Mattison.  Recipes from his cookbook:  CHEF: The Story and Recipes of Chef Paul Mattison will be featured. The menu includes: Seared Sea Scallops with Sweet Pea Pancetta Risotto and Tomato Coulis, Zinfandel Braised Beef Short Ribs, Creamy Gorgonzola Polenta and Brown Buttered Figs With Vanilla Ice Cream Details. The cooking demonstration and wine-pairing dinner is $65.00 per person featuring Morgan Winery from Monterey/Santa Lucia Highlands in California. Limited tickets are available from www.epicureanhotel.com. The dinner takes place from 7- 9 p.m. at the Epicurean Hotel located at 1207 South Howard Avenue.  Call 813-999-8700 for information.

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 has just returned from 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.

Chef Paul Mattison grew up in New York, gardening and cooking along-side his Italian grandmother, Esther. His culinary career began at age 15, in a local Greek restaurant. He later attend the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), and after graduating with honors, Chef Paul Mattison went on to refine his skills at Piñons Restaurant in Aspen, Colorado which was awarded top kudos from Zagat.

Mattison’s has received numerous awards over the years, including Florida Trend’s Golden Spoon Brand Award; one of Florida’s most prestigious culinary accolades. Other awards include the Sarasota Herald Tribune’s Readers’ Choice Awards, Sarasota Magazine’s Best of the Best, SRQ Magazine’s Hot List, Creative Loafing’s Editor’s Choice Award, Bradenton Herald’s Readers’ Choice Awards and many others.

Guests travelling to South Tampa on Friday, October 16th to enjoy the special wine-pairing dinner offered by Chef Paul Mattison at the Epicurean Hotel may also choose to stay the night.  Tampa Bay’s ultimate culinary hotel has offered a discounted group hotel rate of $199 per person.
Tampa’s Epicurean Hotel is part of Marriott’s  Autograph Collection. Guests should reference “Mattison’s Cooking Class” to receive the group rate of $199 per night for check in on October 16th.  For reservations call the hotel direct at 813-999-8700.

Tampa's Epicurean Hotel Announces $199 Per Night Group Rate for Foodies Attending Sarasota's Award-Winning Chef Paul Mattison's Wine-Pairing Dinner

Friday, October 16, 2015 from 7 to 9pm

Sarasota, FL – (Oct. 5, 2015) – Guests travelling to South Tampa on Friday, October 16th to enjoy the special wine-pairing dinner offered by Chef Paul Mattison at the Epicurean Hotel may also choose to stay the night.  Tampa Bay’s ultimate culinary hotel has offered a discounted group hotel rate of $199 per person. The cooking demonstration and wine-pairing dinner ticket is an additional charge of $65.00 per person featuring Morgan Winery from Monterey/Santa Lucia Highlands in California. Tickets are available from www.epicureanhotel.com. The dinner takes place from 7- 9 p.m.

Tampa’s Epicurean Hotel is part of Marriott’s  Autograph Collection and located at 1207 South Howard Avenue in Tampa. Guests should reference “Mattison’s Cooking Class” to receive the group rate of $199 per night for check in on October 16th.  For reservations call the hotel direct at 813-999-8700.

The cooking demonstration with Chef Paul features recipes from his book:  CHEF: The Story and Recipes of Chef Paul Mattison.  The menu includes: Seared Sea Scallops with Sweet Pea Pancetta Risotto and Tomato Coulis, Zinfandel Braised Beef Short Ribs, Creamy Gorgonzola Polenta and Brown Buttered Figs With Vanilla Ice Cream Details.

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 has just returned from 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.

Chef Paul Mattison grew up in New York, gardening and cooking along-side his Italian grandmother, Esther. His culinary career began at age 15, in a local Greek restaurant. He later attend the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), and after graduating with honors, Chef Paul Mattison went on to refine his skills at Piñons Restaurant in Aspen, Colorado which was awarded top kudos from Zagat.

Mattison’s has received numerous awards over the years, including Florida Trend’s Golden Spoon Brand Award; one of Florida’s most prestigious culinary accolades. Other awards include the Sarasota Herald Tribune’s Readers’ Choice Awards, Sarasota Magazine’s Best of the Best, SRQ Magazine’s Hot List, Creative Loafing’s Editor’s Choice Award, Bradenton Herald’s Readers’ Choice Awards and many others.

Six-Course Wine-Pairing Dinner by Chef Paul Mattison to Feature Cakebread Cellars & Recipes Created in Napa Valley

Sarasota, FL –  (August 24, 2015)
Chef Paul Mattison announces the private Galleria dining room located inside Mattison’s Forty-One restaurant in Sarasota will be the setting on Saturday, September 26th  for a six-course wine-pairing dinner saluting Cakebread Cellars. The event begins at 6:30 pm and guests are invited to sample dishes created by Chef Mattison during the 29th American Harvest Workshop, held at the prestigious Napa Valley vineyard.
Chef Paul Mattison is one of five chefs in the nation invited to attend the September American Harvest Workshop in California. He is the only Chef from the Southeast asked to participate in this annual event. The special Mattison’s Forty-One Cakebread Cellars wine-pairing menu will feature dishes created by the other chefs attending the  Cakebread Cellars event representing: the Peninsula Hotel in Chicago, Michael’s on Naples in Laguna Beach, the Legal Seafood restaurant in Boston and the Willow Creek restaurant in Evergreen, Colorado.
The dinner will be lead by wine expert Chuck Richards representing the Napa Valley vineyard. Seating for the dinner is limited and reservations are required. Call 941-921-3400 or reserve on line at www.mattisons.com. Tickets are $95 per person plus tax and gratuity.

Sarasota's Chef Paul Mattison to Represent Florida and The Southeast During Cakebread Cellars 29th American Harvest Workshop

Sarasota, FL –  (July 16, 2015)

NAPA VALLEY SALUTES FIVE AMERICAN TOP CHEFS SEPTEMBER 12-16
Chef Paul Mattison of Sarasota is one of five chefs in the nation invited to attend the AMERICAN HARVEST WORKSHOP taking place Sept. 12-16 at the prestigious Cakebread Cellars in California. He is the only Chef representing Florida and in fact, named as the only Chef in the Southeast asked to participate in this annual event.
The American Harvest Workshop is a celebration of wine and food located in the heart of the Napa Valley. Now in its 29th year, this is an intense “hands on” program created by Jack and Delores Cakebread to learn more about the marriage of food and wine. The other four chefs attending are from the award-winning Peninsula Hotel in Chicago, Michael’s on Naples in Laguna Beach, the Legal Seafood restaurant in Boston and the Willow Creek restaurant in Evergreen, Colorado.

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.

Chef Paul Mattison grew up in New York, gardening and cooking along-side his Italian grandmother, Esther. His culinary career began at age 15, in a local Greek restaurant. He later attend the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), and after graduating with honors, Chef Paul Mattison went on to refine his skills at Piñons Restaurant in Aspen, Colorado which was awarded top kudos from Zagat.

In 1991, Chef Paul Mattison relocated to Sarasota, Florida as the executive chef and proprietor of the Summerhouse Restaurant on Siesta Key, which quickly became a local treasure and institution, establishing Chef Paul Mattison as a celebrated local chef. In September 2001, he created the Mattison’s concept which includes: Mattison’s Catering Company; Mattison’s City Grille, an award-winning al fresco restaurant in downtown Sarasota; Mattison’s Forty-One, a highly acclaimed local restaurant featuring Mediterranean inspired cuisine in South Sarasota; Mattison’s Bayside at the Van Wezel, offering pre-show dining and event catering at the waterfront Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; and Mattison’s Culinary Adventure Travel, a personalized tour operator offering a hands-on culinary experience.

Mattison’s has received numerous awards over the years, including Florida Trend’s Golden Spoon Brand Award, one of Florida’s most prestigious culinary accolades. Other awards include the Sarasota Herald Tribune’s Readers’ Choice Awards, Sarasota Magazine’s Best of the Best, SRQ Magazine’s Hot List, Creative Loafing’s Editor’s Choice Award, Bradenton Herald’s Readers’ Choice Awards, and many others.

BOOK SIGNING & TASTING – SATURDAY, SEPT. 19th  12-1 PM
CHEF – The Story and Recipes of Chef Paul Mattison
Bookstore 1 Sarasota – 1359 Main Street
Cost: $27/over 100 recipes with a Mediterranean flare
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