Mattison's Father's Day Celebrations on Sunday, June 15, 2014

Sarasota, Florida • Monday, May 12, 2014

Mattison’s Forty-One in Sarasota, Florida is open for Father’s Day Brunch Buffet on Sunday, June 15, 2014 from 10am-2pm and favorites include a prime rib carving station, breakfast pastries, stuffed French toast, omelette & crêpe stations, bacon & sausage, blintz soufflé, O’Brien potatoes, fresh fruit & cheese, roasted chicken, fresh seafood, seasonal vegetables, crisp salads, and house-made desserts. The Mattison’s Forty-One Father’s Day brunch is $34.95 for adults and $15.95 for children 12 and under – plus tax and gratuity. The Mattison’s Father’s Day dinner special is a 12oz prime rib, slowly cooked, hand-carved to order, served with roasted potatoes and sautéed fresh vegetables. Mattison’s Forty-One’s select à la carte dinner menu, children’s menu, and specials are available from 4pm. Live music by Joe Thayer in the Piano Bar is from 5-9pm. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.921.3400. Mattison’s Forty-One, 7275 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34231.

Mattison’s City Grille in Sarasota, Florida is open on Father’s Day Sunday, June 15, 2014 from 11am-10pm. Our Father’s Day à la carte Sunday Brunch Menu is from 11am-2pm with brunch specials featuring a Steak & Cheese Omelette and a Crab & Asparagus Quiche. Mattison’s City Grille serves the current lunch menu from 11am-3pm while also offering Father’s Day lunch specials such as a Roast Beef Sandwich with crispy onions and horseradish sauce; Pizza Papa with grilled chicken Alfredo, scallions, and mozzarella cheese; Pizza Padre with portobello mushrooms, roasted yellow peppers, Roma tomatoes, Gorgonzola cheese, pesto, and mozzarella. Bring the whole family and treat Dad to one of our dinner specials served from 4-10pm featuring a 12oz carved-to-order prime rib with mashed potatoes and fresh sautéed vegetables; Seafood Paella with scallops, shrimp, calamari, mussels, and clams on a saffron-infused rice with chorizo. Dine al fresco in the heart of downtown Sarasota and enjoy live music by Brian Spainhower from 12-3pm and by the Debbie Keeton Jazz Trio from 7pm. Reservations are recommended and can be made online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.330.0440. Mattison’s City Grille, 1 North Lemon Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 34236.

Mattison’s Bayside at the Van Wezel in Sarasota, Florida is open for a special waterfront Father’s Day Brunch and Dinner Buffet on Sunday, June 15, 2014. Both dining specials are open to the public, in addition to ticket holders for the two performances of “Julianne Hough and Derek Hough Move Live On Tour”. The Brunch Buffet is from 11:30am-2pm (show time is at 2pm) and favorites include a prime rib carving station, breakfast pastries, stuffed French toast, omelette & crêpe stations, bacon & sausage, blintz soufflé, O’Brien potatoes, fresh fruit & cheese, roasted chicken, fresh seafood, seasonal vegetables, crisp salads, and desserts. Brunch is $45 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under – includes tax and gratuity. The dinner buffet at Mattison’s Bayside at the Van Wezel is from 5pm (show time is at 7pm) and includes a prime rib carving station, fresh fish catch and chicken entrées, salad bars with multiple toppings and dressing choices, imported cheeses and fresh fruit, seasonal vegetables, O’Brien potatoes, vegetarian pasta, and an array of house-made desserts for $45 which includes tax and gratuity. Reservations for the brunch and dinner buffets are required and can be made online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.921.3400. Mattison’s Bayside at the Van Wezel, 777 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34236.

Mattison's Forty-One Chef Camp, Summer 2014

Sarasota, Florida • Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Chef Paul Mattison, executive chef and proprietor of Mattison’s in Sarasota, Florida announces the fourth annual Chef Camp at Mattison’s Forty-One offering four one-week sessions: Basic Cooking Techniques, Advanced Skills Camp, Pastry Chef Camp, and Partner Chef Camp. The camp is organized through Sarasota County’s Summer Camp Program. Registration is now open and registration can be done online at www.parksonline.scgov.net or call 941.861.7275. The camp booklet is available online at www.scgov.net/parksandrecreation. During Mattison’s Chef Camp, children learn a variety of cooking techniques from the chefs at Mattison’s Forty-One including how to sauté and grill; make pasta, salads, sauces, and dressings; and create delicious, simple desserts. Since service is essential to the restaurant business, the children are taught how to set and bus a table properly, how to serve, restaurant etiquette, and safe kitchen practices. More advanced specialty camps are also offered. Campers put their new skills to work at week’s end for a graduation lunch for family and friends. Each camper receives a chef hat and Mattison’s apron. Campers must wear closed-toed tennis shoes and long hair must be in a ponytail.

Basic Cooking Techniques is June 9-13, 2014 from 8:30am-11am.
Basic Camp teaches how a restaurant runs with hands-on kitchen experience, safety, food handling techniques, and dining room training. This is for campers ages 10-13 and is $190 per camper, space is limited.

Specialized Session – Advanced Skills Camp is July 7-11, 2014 from 8:30am-11am.
Campers must be either age 11-15 or must have completed the Basic Cooking Techniques. This is hands-on training and teaches more advanced cooking with a variety of foods and techniques. The price is $225 and space is limited.

Specialized Session – Pastry Chef Camp is July 21-25, 2014 from 8:30am-11am and a second session from noon to 2:30pm.
Campers must be either age 11-15 or must have completed the Basic Cooking Techniques. This hands-on class includes creams, custards, breads, and cakes with specialty training encompassing the importance of weights and measure, techniques of working with chocolate, the basic art of cake decorating, and more. The price is $225 and space is limited.

Specialized Session – Partner Chef Camp is August 11-15, 2014 from 8:30am-11am.
Campers must be either age 11-15 or must have completed the Basic Cooking Techniques. This is the hands-on training that lets campers enroll with an adult of their choice (18+ years old) on a kitchen adventure of culinary delights! Camper and adult must attend together on all days.
The price is $350 for the pair (no individual campers) and space is limited.

Chef Camp is at Mattison’s Forty-One, 7275 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231 • mattisons.com

Mattison's Forty-One Grgich Hills Estate Wine-Pairing Dinner – Thursday, May 29, 2014

Sarasota, Florida • Friday, May 2, 2014

Chef Paul Mattison, executive chef and proprietor of Mattison’s Restaurants & Catering in Sarasota, Florida, announces a five-course wine-pairing dinner featuring wines from Grgich Hills Estate in California on Thursday, May 29, 2014 from 6:30pm at Mattison’s Forty-One, 7275 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34231. The five-course wine-pairing dinner features dishes from the area’s local culinary stars including Coconut Coast Catering, Chef Chris Covelli, Eloquent Entrees, Chef Paul Mattison, and Keiser University Center for the Culinary Arts. The price is $125 which includes tax and gratuity, seating is limited. Reservations are required and can be made online at floridawinefest.org or by calling 941.952.1109. This is a collaborative  fundraising event between Mattison’s, the American Culinary Federation, and the Florida Winefest & Auction. Proceeds are donated to children’s charities in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.

Miljenko “Mike” Grgich first gained international recognition at the celebrated “Paris Tasting” of 1976. Then, in a now-historic blind tasting, a panel of eminent French judges swirled, sniffed, and sipped an array of the fabled white Burgundies of France and a small sampling of upstart Chardonnays from the Napa Valley. When their scores were tallied, the French judges were shocked: they had chosen the 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay, crafted by Mike Grgich, as the finest white wine in the world. The results stunned the international wine establishment and immediately earned Mike a reputation as one of the greatest winemakers in the world.

Mattison’s Forty-One, 7275 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34231 Telephone 941.921.3400 Web site mattisons.com

American Culinary Federation, Sarasota Bay Chefs Association, Keiser University 6151 Lake Osprey Dr. Sarasota, FL 34240 Telephone 941-907-3900

Florida Winefest & Auction, PO Box 4193, Sarasota, FL 34230- 4193 Telephone 941.952.1109

Mattison's Forty-One Luncheon & Cooking Class – Thursday, May 22, 2014

Sarasota, Florida • Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Chef Paul Mattison, executive chef and proprietor of Mattison’s Restaurants & Catering in Sarasota, Florida, announces a three-course luncheon and cooking class on Thursday, May 22 from 11:30am to 1pm at Mattison’s Forty-One in the Galleria. The price is $35 plus tax and gratuity. Seating is limited and reservations are required and can be made online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.921.3400.
The cooking class focuses on three recipes from the cookbook “Chef! The Stories and Recipes of Chef Paul Mattison”. Each course is demonstrated by Chef Paul Mattison and the attendees receive a recipe packet along with the opportunity for a Q & A Session with the Chef. The demonstration and menu includes: 1st Course – Grilled Peach Salad; 2nd Course – Grouper Piccata with zucchini noodles, tomatoes, and potatoes; 3rd Course – Roasted Pear and Croissant Pudding.

Mattison's City Grille Celebrates Cinco de Mayo – Monday, May 5, 2015 – Press Release

Sarasota, Florida • Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Chef Paul Mattison, executive chef and proprietor of Mattison’s in Sarasota, Florida offers Cinco de Mayo Specials at Mattison’s City Grille on Monday, May 5, 2014 from 5-10pm. Mattison’s City Grille also offers the current menu along with great Margarita specials. Live music by Tropix is from 6-10pm. Reservations are recommended and can be made online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.330.0440.

Cinco de Mayo Specials at Mattison’s City Grille
– Aztec Shrimp Sou – classic hearty vegetables and baby shrimp, garnished with cotija cheese, crispy tortilla and avocado
– Choriqueso – broiled soft chorizo and oaxaca cheese with grilled corn torti
– Guacamole And Chips – made to order mild or spicy
– Fried Fish Tacos Threecorn Tortillas – filled with a light batter haddock, crisp slaw, and avocado crème
– Chicken Quesadilla – smoked chicken, pepper jack cheese, caramelized onions and peppers, served with pico de gallo, guacamole, and sour crew
– Ranchero Steak – grilled rib eye steak with sautéed onions and tomatoes, house mole sauce, served with rice and refried beans
– Burrito Grande – seared seasoned beef with onions, refried beans, cilantro, topped with guajillo sauce, cheddar cheese, and sour cream
– Camarones Al Ajillo – sautéed large shrimp with garlic, guajillo peppers, cilantro, parsley and white wine, served with rice and jicama slaw
– Wachinango Blackened Red Snapper – with avocado salsa, served with chipotle mashed potatoes and a tomato-onion salad tossed with lime dressing
– Tres Leches Cake – with fresh strawberries
– Flan Baked Individual Spanish – custard with caramel sauce

Mattison's Forty-One Wine-Pairing Dinner – Thursday, April 24, 2014

Sarasota, Florida • Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Chef Paul Mattison, executive chef and proprietor of Mattison’s Restaurants & Catering in Sarasota, Florida, announces a six-course wine-pairing dinner featuring wines from Italy on Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 6:30pm at Mattison’s Forty-One, 7275 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34231. Alessandra Orlich, a certified sommelier and Italian wine expert, attends the evening to guide guests through the wines served. The wine-pairing dinner is $95 which includes tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.921.3400.

Chef Paul Mattison’s dinner menu with featured Italian wines includes:
– Passed hors d’oeuvre Kampachi Crudo fried olive, house made ricotta, chickpea crisp, blood orange syrup paired with a Ca’ di Rajo Prosecco Epsilon Pink a dry Rosé sparkling wine with notes of green apple and berries
– Crispy Zucchini Blossom spring greens, fennel, heirloom tomato, speck ham, lemon vinaigrette paired with Norina Pez Friulano Doc Collio a full bodied, dry flavorful Italian white wine
– Risotto vialone nano rice, local shrimp, baby arugula, mascarpone cheese, crispy leeks paired with a Norina Pez Ribolla Gialla an elegant dry Italian white
- Prime Strip Steak olive oil smashed potatoes, rapine, roasted wild mushrooms, aged balsamic paired with Ronco Severo Merlot a full-bodied wine with an aroma of spices and hits of underbrush
– Assorted Italian Cheeses paired with Balan Vecchio Grion’s Rosso del Veneto a beautiful blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon
– Chocolate Six Ways chocolate truffles, chocolate paté braisse, dark chocolate moussse with roasted cocoa nibs, chocolate sugar cone & espresso chip gelato served with a Recioto della Valpolicella an intense, sweet red wine made from dried grapes

Mattison's Mother's Day Specials on Sunday, May 11, 2014

Sarasota, Florida • Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Mattison’s Forty-One, in Sarasota, Florida is open for Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11, 2014 for Sunday Brunch Buffet which includes Prime Rib and Leg of Lamb carving stations, chicken, fish, fresh salads, seasonal vegetables, eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, stuffed French toast, pastries, fresh fruit, imported cheeses, and an enticing variety of house made desserts. Brunch is from 10am-2pm and is $34.95 for adults and $15.95 for children 12 and under – plus tax and gratuity. The Mother’s Day Dinner Specials are Prime Rib slowly roasted, hand carved to order with roasted rosemary potatoes and sautéd vegetables; Wild Mushroom Stuffed Chicken Breast with lemon risotto and grilled asparagus topped with fennel butter sauce. Mattison’s Forty-One select dinner menu, children’s menu, and Mother’s Day specials are available from 4-8pm. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.921.3400. Mattison’s Forty-One, 7275 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231. Mattison’s City Grille, in Sarasota, Florida is open on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11, 2014 offering our Mother’s Day à la carte Sunday Brunch Menu from 11am-2pm featuring a Smoked Salmon Omelette with green onions and cream cheese served with home fries and toast; Quiche de la Mère with zucchini, mushrooms, and goat cheese served with fresh fruit; the lunch menu is served from 11am-3pm and features Tuscan Minestrone Soup; Mama Mia Pizza with blackened shrimp, salsa, basil, and a sun dried tomato spread topped with mozzarella; Veggie Pizza with ratatouille, ricotta cheese, tomatoes, and mozzarella. Evening specials served from 4-10pm include, as an appetizer, Lobster Cakes with avocado relish and habanero rémoulade; entrees include Spinach & Crab Meat Stuffed Salmon with pesto risotto and a charred tomato beurre blanc; Filet Mignon with Gorgonzola crust and crispy lardons served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus, and Bordelaise sauce. For dessert, the Warm Pear Tartin with vanilla ice cream and Port syrup is featured. Dine al fresco in the heart of downtown Sarasota with live music by Debbie Keeton starting at 7pm. Reservations are recommended and can be made online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.330.0440. Mattison’s City Grille, 1 North Lemon Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236.

Mattison's Forty-One Wine-Pairing Dinner – Friday, March 28, 2014

Sarasota, Florida • Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Chef Paul Mattison, executive chef and proprietor of Mattison’s Restaurants & Catering in Sarasota, Florida, announces a six-course wine-pairing dinner featuring wines from Italy on Friday, March 28, 2014 from 6:30pm at Mattison’s Forty-One, 7275 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34231. The wine-pairing dinner is $95 which includes tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.921.3400.

Featured Italian wines include:
– Balan Vecchio Grion’s Rosso del Vento – a beautiful blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon
– Norina Pez Ribolla Gialla – elegant dry Italian white wine
– Palmadina Pinot Grigio – a 2012 citrusy delicate wine with a crispy finish
– Ca’Di Rajo Epsilon Pink – dry Rosé sparkling wine with notes of green apple and berries
– Ronco Severo Merlot – full-bodied with an aroma of spices and hits of underbrush

The evening also features a special wine expert who guides guests through the unique parings.

Mattison's Easter Sunday Specials, April 20, 2014

Sarasota, Florida • Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Join us for Chef Paul Mattison’s Easter Special at Mattison’s Forty-One in Sarasota, Florida serving a delicious and elegant traditional Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet featuring Prime Rib and Leg of Lamb carving stations, chicken, fish, fresh salads, seasonal vegetables, eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, stuffed French toast, pastries, fresh fruit, imported cheeses, and an enticing variety of house made desserts. Brunch is from 10am-2pm and is $34.95 for adults and $15.95 for children 12 and under – plus tax and gratuity. Easter dinner specials include Roasted Leg of Lamb with turnip gratin and baby carrots topped with a rosemary-lemon lamb reduction, available from 4-8pm. The current dinner menu is also available. Fun Easter treats for the children are also available along with a coloring contest with the winners receiving a special house made Easter Lollypop! Reservations are highly recommended and can be made online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.921.3400. Mattison’s Forty-One, 7275 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34231.

Mattison’s City Grille in Sarasota, Florida offers Chef Paul Mattison’s famous Easter Sunday Brunch à la carte menu which is served from 11am-2pm and includes Easter treats for the kids. Lunch is served from 11am-3pm. The Easter Prime Rib special is available from 4-10pm. Live music is from 7-10pm. There is a coloring contest for children at Mattison’s City Grille and winners receive a special house made Carrot Cupcake! Reservations are recommended and can be made online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.330.0440. Mattison’s City Grille, 1 North Lemon Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 34236.

St Patrick's Day at Mattison’s on Monday, March 17, 2014

Sarasota, Florida • Thursday, February 20, 2014

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day on Monday, March 17, 2014 at Mattison’s City Grille in Sarasota, Florida featuring traditional Irish fare, including Potato Leek Soup; Corned Beef Reuben on rye with sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing; Pizza Patrick with corned beef & cabbage, onions, Swiss cheese, and Mozzarella cheese; Pizza Patricia with broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and pesto – available from 11am to 3pm. Specials available all day are Corned Beef & Cabbage with potatoes and veggies; Shepard’s Pie traditionally made with lamb, beef, hearty veggies, and topped with mashed potatoes; and the dessert special is a house made Bailey’s Cheesecake. Great Irish beer and drink specials include Guinness, green beer on demand, Irish Whiskey, and Irish Cider. Happy Hour is from 3-7pm. The current menu is also available. Live music by The Venturas is from 6-10pm. Reservations are recommended and can be made online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.330.0440. Mattison’s City Grille, 1 North Lemon Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 34236. Mattison’s Forty-One celebrates St Patrick’s Day on Monday, March 17, 2014 by featuring the Mattison’s Classic Reuben Sandwich; and Chef Paul Mattision’s house made Corned Beef, braised cabbage, carrots, and local potatoes. The special dessert is our house made Guiness Stout Chocolate Cake with Baileys Irish Cream Gelato. St Patrick’s Day specials are served all day from 11am to 10pm. Drink specials include Guinness and happy hour is from 11:30am to 7pm. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.921.3400. Mattison’s Forty-One, 7275 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34231. Don’t forget to wear green!