Mattison's Big Game Party on Super Bowl Sunday, February 2, 2014

Sarasota, Florida • Thursday, January 2, 2014

Chef Paul Mattison hosts a Super Football Sunday Party on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at both Mattison’s restaurant locations in Sarasota offering large screen TVs, prizes, and Game Day specials including Chef Paul Mattison’s signature Chicken Wings, Crispy Calamari, Pizzas, Burgers, and more. Happy Hour starts at 4pm. Full menus available along with dinner and drink specials. Kick-off is at approximately 6:30pm ET.

Mattison’s Forty-One, 7275 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231 telephone 941.921.3400, open from 4-9pm on Sunday, February 2, 2014.
Mattison’s City Grille, 1 North Lemon Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236 Telephone 941.330.0440, open 11am to 10pm on Sunday, February 2, 2014.

Mattison’s Catering Company offers a Super Bowl Party Menu to fit all celebrations, delivered to your home or available To-Go. Some sample party platters include Chef Paul Mattison’s signature wings & sauce, mini-hot dogs, crab cakes, lamb chops, appetizer platters, salads, sandwich wraps, panini platters, dessert trays, and more. Contact Mattison’s Catering Company at 941.921.3400.

Valentine's Day at Mattison's City Grille

Sarasota, Florida • Thursday, January 2, 2014

Join us at Mattison’s City Grille in Sarasota, Florida on Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14, 2014 from 4pm for romantic specials including Baked Stuffed Oysters with spinach, chorizo, and roasted garlic with a red pepper hollandaise; Grilled Steak Oscar with asparagus, rosemary scented potatoes, and a citrus hollandaise; Stuffed Lobster Tail with mushrooms, potatoes, brandy, truffle mashed potatoes, and asparagus. The romantic dessert special is Chocolate Mousse Cake with chocolate sauce over locally grown strawberries. Valentine’s Day drink specials include Mattison’s City Grille’s Love Potion. The current menu is also available. Dance to live music by Buster and the Gang from 8pm. Reservations are highly 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.

Valentine’s Day at Mattison’s Forty-One

Join us at Mattison’s Forty-One in Sarasota, Florida on Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14, 2014 from 4pm for a romantic dinner evening with specials including Oysters on the Half Shell featuring WiAnno Oysters and a Champagne mignonette as an appetizer. Dinner specials include Sea Scallops with truffle mashed potatoes, baby green beans, and a lobster cream; Filet Mignon with truffle mashed potatoes, baby green beans, smoked wild mushrooms, and a port wine demi; and Chef Paul Mattison’s signature Châteaubriand for Two with Parmesan stuffed tomatoes, smoked wild mushrooms, asparagus, and a port wine demi. Mattison’s Forty-One’s Valentine’s Day dessert menu offers Sweet Chocolate Grand Mariner Fondue for Two. The current menu is also available. Enjoy live music by Debbie Keeton in The Piano Lounge from 6pm. 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 Celebrates Cinco de Mayo – Monday, May 5, 2014

April 23, 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 City Grille, 1 North Lemon Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236, telephone 941.330.0440

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

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

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

Mattison’s Mother’s Day Specials on Sunday, May 11, 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.

Chef Paul Mattison's Garden and Educational Program for Phillippi Shores Elementary in Sarasota, Florida

Chef Paul Mattison’s efforts over last year to create a sustainable student garden are coming to fruition tomorrow, Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 8:30am at Phillippi Shores Elementary, 4747 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida, 34231 as 40 hand made Earth Boxes created by Chef Paul Mattison, executive chef and Proprietor of Mattison’s, and his team are filled with 20 cubic yards or one dump truck of earth and compost to get the gardening project started.

Since May 2012, Chef Paul Mattison leads the effort to create a sustainable garden at Phillippi Shores Elementary School which eventually involves the students learning, hands-on, about gardening, composting, nutrition, meal planning, and cooking. Chef Paul Mattison first participated in the “Chefs Move to Schools” fundraising initiative, and has since rallied a group of parents, teachers, students, community businesses, and Mattison’s staff to volunteer in the crafting of the boxes, the irrigation, the planning, and tomorrow the filling of the earth boxes. Chef Paul Mattison provided the initial funding for the garden project with donations and other forms of sponsorship from the local community including Lowes Home Improvement and the Crosley Museum and Nature Center’s Jeff Scarborough along with countless parents, staff, and students from Phillippi Shores Elementary School.

Those planning to attend and volunteer should bring a shovel or rake and check in at the office at Phillippi Shores Elementary before 8:30am. The boxes are located on campus behind the pavilion.

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Mattison’s, 7275 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34231
Lowe’s Home Improvement 5750 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota, Florida 34232
Phillippi Shores Elementary, 4747 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34231
Crowley Museum and Nature Center, 16405 Myakka Rd, Sarasota, Florida 34240

Mattison's Forty-One Collier Falls Wine-Pairing Dinner – Monday, November 11, 2013

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 Collier Falls Vineyard on Monday, November 11, 2013 from 6:30pm at Mattison’s Forty-One, 7275 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34231. The dinner is $75 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.921.3400. Barry Collier, Founder of Collier Falls, attends the evening to guide guests through the wines served at the wine-pairing dinner. Mr Collier has a strong connection to Sarasota as he has family living in the area.
Five-course wine-pairing dinner menu featuring wines from Collier Falls Vineyard:

• Spiced Squash Velouté vanilla poached lobster, walnuts, pomegranate molasses served with a 2009 Collier Falls Primitivo
• Southern Fried Turkey Galantine popcorn grits, turkey crackling, local greens, strawberry-peppercorn vinaigrette served with a 2010 Collier Falls Zinfandel
• Braised Pork Short Rib black truffle mac & cheese, herb roasted mushrooms, bacon-leek demi served with a 2008 Collier Falls Petite Syrah
• Venison “Benedict” venison château, poached egg, buttermilk biscuit, smoked tomato hollandaise served with a 2006 Collier Falls Cabernet Sauvignon
• House-made dessert served with a 2011 Collier Falls Late Harvest Primitivo

Collier Falls Vineyards is located in Dry Creek Valley in Sonoma County California. Recent accolades include gold medals for Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel. Wine & Spirits publication gave their Primitivo a 90 point rating.

Mattison's Halloween Events and Specials – Saturday, October 26, and Thursday, October 31, 2013

Sarasota, Florida • 1 October 2013

Mattison’s City Grille in Sarasota, Florida hosts a Mattison’s Halloween Costume Party on Saturday, October 26, 2013. Come dressed in costume for a frighteningly fun time and enter our costume contest (at Mattison’s City Grille only). 1st prize wins a $100 Mattison’s gift card, 2nd prize wins a $50 Mattison’s gift card and 3rd prize wins a $25 Mattison’s gift card (one costume contest for the men, one for the women). Dance the night away to live music by TC and the Trouble Makers from 7:30pm to midnight and enjoy ghoulish drink, appetizer, and dinner specials along with festive decorations and so much more. Our current menus are also available.

Halloween Menu Specials at Mattison’s City Grille on Saturday, October 26 and Thursday, October 31, 2013 from 4pm: Appetizer: Creepy Grilled Head-On Prawn with chiles, garlic, white wine, and parsley; entrées include Black & Blue Steak grilled tenderloin with blackening spices topped with bleu cheese served with mashed boooo-tatoes, and tangled onions; Creep Crawlers creepy soft shell crab with a blood orange and garlic butter sauce, devil mashed potatoes, and mean green beans; Dessert: Eye Popping Panna Cotta with kiwi and raspberry coulis. Live music on Thursday, October 31, 2013 is by The Venturas from 7-11pm.  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 Castello Banfi Wine-Pairing Dinner – Thursday, August 29, 2013

Sarasota, Florida • Monday, August 12, 2013

Mattison’s Forty-One Castello Banfi Wine-Pairing Dinner – Thursday, August 29, 2013

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 Castello Banfi Vintners on Thursday, August 29, 2013 from 6:30pm at Mattison’s Forty-One, 7275 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34231. Sharron McCarthy of Castello Banfi Vintners, is an award-winning wine expert and attends the evening. The dinner is $75 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.921.3400.

Castello Banfi Vintners is a family-owned Italian estate and vineyard in Tuscany. Sharron McCarthy acts as Castello Banfi Vintners’ education director hosting scholastic food and wine tours while also finding time to conduct lectures and seminars at various Universities. She was recently awarded the American Wine Society’s Award of Merit.

Mattison's Forty-One Illuminati Wine-Pairing Dinner – Wednesday, September 18, 3013

Sarasota, Florida • Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Mattison’s Forty-One Illuminati Wine-Pairing Dinner – Wednesday, September 18, 3013

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 the Italian family-run vineyard, Illuminati on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 from 6:30pm at Mattison’s Forty-One, 7275 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34231. Stefano Illuminati, third generation vineyard owner, is the special guest and wine expert to guide guests throughout the evening. The dinner is $75 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.921.3400.

The tradition of Illuminati Wines has continued for over 120 years. The Controguerra lands and their generous grapes have afforded the Illuminati family the ability to pass down the skilled art of wine-making and their commitment towards experimentation. Join us in sharing these amazing wines and meet the third generation owner, Stefano Illuminati, and discover why Illuminati never settles for anything less than excellence.