Published: Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Sarasota, Florida • Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Mattison’s Forty-One – New Year’s Eve Parties

New Year’s Eve, Wednesday, December 31, 2014 Mattison’s Forty-One in Sarasota, Florida introduces the exquisite six-course Silver Oak Wine-Pairing Dinner Party in the Galleria private dining room at 8pm with the following menu:
1st Course – Reception with Hors d’oeuvres & Champagne; 2nd Course – Roasted Skate Wing with Lobster Nugget served with braised Swiss chard, roasted fennel, and brown butter served with a 2013 Twomey Cellars, Sauvignon Blanc; 3rd Course – Pistachio Crusted Duck Breast, pan seared with sweet potato-pork belly hash cake, and orange infused demi served with a 2012 Twomey Cellars, Pinot Noir; 4th Course – Sumac Crusted Elk Loin with truffle risotto, blackberry-peppercorn demi, spiced carrot purée served with a 2006 & 2010 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley; 5th Course – Classic Châteaubriand with a Choron sauce, bone marrow potato mash, roasted Brussels sprouts served with a 2005 & 2009 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa; 6th Course – Walnut Crusted Gorgonzola Cheesecake with fig-walnut compote served with a Taylor Fladgate 20 Year Port.

This event features the rare opportunity to enjoy four vintages (2005 Napa Valley, 2006 Alexander Valley, 2009 Napa Valley, 2010 Alexander Valley) from the Silver Oak Library Collection paired with a Chef Paul Mattison six-course dinner menu. Chef Paul Mattison presents Tiffany Frasier from Silver Oak, who attends the evening to guide guests through these very special wines. The Silver Oak Wine-Pairing Dinner Party offers live music by “Taylor & Larry” from 8:30pm to 12:30am and includes decorations, and lots of fun. Seating is very limited and reservations are required. The cost is $150 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

Also new, the main dining room at Mattison’s Forty-One is open for à la carte seating for lunch from 11:30am to 2pm and for dinner from 4:30pm all evening long with live music by “Jenna & The Soulicious Groove” from 8pm to midnight in the Lounge. There is no cover charge but reservations are highly recommended. A select Mattison’s Forty-One dinner menu is available along with New Year’s Eve drink and dinner specials.

Mattison’s Forty-One, 7275 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231 telephone 941.921.3400, mattisons.com

Published: Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Sarasota, Florida • Sunday, November 22, 2014

Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24, 2014 Mattison’s City Grille in Sarasota, Florida is open from 11am-10pm offering holiday menu specials along with the current menu. Happy Hour is from 2-6pm and live music by the “Kara Nally Band” is from 6-10pm.

Mattison’s City Grille is closed on Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25, 2014.

Published: Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Sarasota, Florida • Monday, November 24, 2014

New Year’s Eve, Wednesday, December 31, 2014 Mattison’s City Grille in Sarasota, Florida is open from 11am and is the center of Downtown Sarasota’s famous Main Street Celebration and New Year’s Eve Street Party with live music, dancing, count down to midnight, cash bar, current lunch and dinner menus with New Year’s Eve drink and entrée specials. There are two dinner seatings at Mattison’s City Grille, 7pm and 9pm. There is no entry fee, reservations highly recommended, and can be made beginning Friday, November 28, 2014 by phone only, call 941.330.0440.

Published: Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Sarasota, Florida • Thursday, November 20, 2014

Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24, 2014 Mattison’s Forty-One is open from 11:30am-8pm. Mattison’s Forty-One serves the current lunch menu from 11:30am to 2pm. From 4:30pm, the traditional Southern-Italian “Feast of the Seven Fishes” is offered which includes: Clam & Mussel Soup; Lobster Ravioli with Lobster Cream topped with Rock Shrimp; Seared Sea Bass with Crab Risotto; and an Oyster Fritter. Mattison’s Forty-One also offers the current dinner menu along with exquisite Christmas Eve Specials. Live music by “Debbie Keeton” is from 5-9pm in the Piano Bar.

Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25, 2014 Mattison’s Forty-One is open from 2-8pm offering Holiday Dinner Specials including Prime Rib and Roast Lamb.

Published: Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Sarasota, Florida • Friday, November 21, 2014

Create your own home party during the holidays with Mattison’s Catering Company – from party platters to full-service catering. Mattison’s Catering in Sarasota, Florida offers a variety of holiday menus for small or large parties including: Slowly Roasted Turkey 12 lbs serves 6-8 people for $55, and 18 lbs serves 10-12 people for $80; Slowly Cooked Glazed Ham 7-8 lbs serves 6-8 people for $65; Herb Crusted Boneless Leg of Lamb 6-7 lbs serves 10-12 people for $125; Oven Roasted Prime Rib with a garlic and kosher salt crust and a port wine jus 4-5 lbs serves 6-8 people for $125; Peppercorn Crusted Beef Tenderloin served with a horseradish cream sauce, 4-5 lbs serves 6-8 people for $195. Sides available to add to your order including sage stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, giblet gravy, fresh cranberries, asparagus, mushrooms, focaccia rolls with Boursin butter, and house-made pumpkin pie, pecan pie, apple pie, and more. Mattison’s Catering can accommodate any special order. Contact Mattison’s catering director at 941.921.3400.

Published: Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Sarasota, Florida • Thursday, November 20, 2014

New Year’s Eve, Wednesday, December 31, 2014 from 8pm, Mattison’s Bayside at the Van Wezel presents a Las Vegas-Style Dinner Party and Celebration. The evening offers dinner stations with a delicious variety of New Year’s Eve creations, indoor and outdoor waterfront open seating, live music by “Big Night Out”, dancing, a caricature artist, a fortune teller, a “Selfie Photo Booth”, plenty of free parking, and so much more. Extra features include casino games with prizes, and a cash bar. The price is $75 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are limited and recommended. Purchase tickets online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.921.3400.

Published: Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Sarasota, Florida • Wednesday, November 19, 2014

New This Year!
New Year’s Eve, Wednesday, December 31, 2014 Mattison’s Forty-One introduces the exquisite Silver Oak Wine-Pairing Dinner Party in the Galleria private dining room from 8pm. This event features the rare opportunity to enjoy four vintages (2005 Napa Valley, 2006 Alexander Valley, 2009 Napa Valley, 2010 Alexander Valley) from the Silver Oak Library Collection paired with a Chef Paul Mattison six-course dinner menu. Chef Paul Mattison is proud to present Tiffany Frasier, the Southwest regional manager from Silver Oak, who attends the evening to guide guests through these very special wines. The Silver Oak Wine-Pairing Dinner Party includes music, decorations, and lots of fun. Seating is very limited and reservations are required. The cost is $150 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

Also new, the main dining room at Mattison’s Forty-One is open for à la carte seating for lunch from 11:30am to 2pm and for dinner from 4pm all evening long with live music by “Taylor & Larry” from 8pm to midnight in the Piano Lounge. There is no cover charge but reservations are highly recommended. A select Mattison’s Forty-One dinner menu is available along with New Year’s Eve drink and dinner specials.

Published: Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Sarasota, Florida • Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Mattison’s City Grille in Sarasota, Florida hosts a Mattison’s Halloween Costume Party on Friday, October 31, 2014. Come dressed in costume for a frighteningly fun time and enter our costume contest starting at 9pm. 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). Happy Hour is from 3-7pm. Dance the night away to live music by Billy Seward & The Memphis Soul from 8pm 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 Friday, October 31, 2014 from 4pm: Appetizer: Creepy Grilled Head-On Prawn with chiles, garlic, white wine, and parsley; entrées include Blackened Steak grilled tenderloin with blackening spices topped with bleu cheese served with mashed boooo-tatoes, and tangled onions; Crispy Crawlers creepy soft shell crab with a blood orange and garlic butter sauce, devil mashed potatoes, and mean green beans. 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.

Remember, Mattison’s is a great place to bring kids for a trick or treat, on Friday, October 31, 2014.
Sarasota, Florida • Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Published: Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Sarasota, Florida • Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Mattison’s Forty-One Thanksgiving
Mattison’s Forty-One offers a traditional Dine-In Thanksgiving Feast on Thursday, November 27, 2014 with seating from 11am for the whole family with Chef Paul Mattison’s signature favorites including a traditional turkey dinner (all of our turkeys are fresh and never frozen) with sage stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, giblet gravy, fresh cranberries, and focaccia rolls with Boursin butter. For dessert we include our house-made pumpkin pie. Thanksgiving dinner is $29 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. Select current menu items also available on Thanksgiving Day plus a new “Gourmet Thanksgiving Menu” offers: Shrimp Cocktail; Turkey Roulade stuffed with apricot-sage stuffing accompanied by a black pepper-balsamic gravy, sweet potato gnocchi, haricot vert; and Mattison’s house-made Pumpkin or Pecan Pie. 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 telephone orders for your take-home complete Thanksgiving Turkey Feast To-Go. A complete Thanksgiving dinner is available and includes: slowly roasted turkey (all of our turkeys are fresh and never frozen) with sage stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, giblet gravy, fresh cranberries, and focaccia rolls with Boursin butter. For dessert we include our house-made pumpkin pie. Thanksgiving Feast to-go for 6-8 people with a 12 pound turkey is $130, and dinner for 10-12 people with an 18 pound turkey is $165. Additional items also available to add to your Thanksgiving order, just ask and we are happy to accommodate any special orders. Please place orders by Sunday, November 23, 2014 and pick up is on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27, 2014 between 10:30am-2pm. To place an order at Mattison’s Forty-One call 941.921.3400.

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

Mattison’s City Grille Thanksgiving
Mattison’s City Grille in Sarasota, Florida offers a traditional Dine-In Thanksgiving feast on Thursday, November 27, 2014 with seating from 11am for the whole family offering Chef Paul Mattison’s signature lunch favorites including Pumpkin Soup with goat cheese croutons; Oven-Roasted Turkey Sandwich with stuffing, cranberry sauce, and cheese on pumpernickel bread with a side of turkey gravy dip; Thanksgiving Pizza with oven-roasted turkey, spinach, caramelized onions, smoked Gouda, and mozzarella; Veggie Pizza with mushrooms, green beans, tomatoes, Brussels sprouts, and mozzarella. All lunch specials served from 11am to 3pm. Mattison’s City Grille offers from 11am-11pm Chef Paul Mattison’s signature Traditional Turkey Dinner featuring oven-roasted turkey with sweet potato casserole, sausage stuffing, Brussels sprouts, pan gravy, and house made cranberry sauce. For dessert, pumpkin pie or pecan pie with fresh whipping cream. The Thanksgiving Feast is $24 for adults and $12 for children 12 and under. Select current menu items also available on Thanksgiving Day. Live music by the Venturas is from 7:30-11pm. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made online at mattisons.com or by calling tel 941.330.0440. Mattison’s City Grille, 1 North Lemon Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236. You can always order individual Thanksgiving Dinners to-go from Mattison’s City Grille with Mattison’s Curb-Side To-Go. Just call ahead and we bring your order to your car.

Mattison’s Catering Company Thanksgiving
For a fully serviced and catered Thanksgiving affair 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

Published: Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Sarasota, Florida • Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Chef Paul Mattison, executive chef and proprietor of Mattison’s in Sarasota, Florida, is honored to participate in the “Chefs Move to Schools” “Kids N’ Chef’s Dinner Gala”, Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 5:30-7:30pm at Phillippi Shores Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida. This fundraising gala dinner pairs local chefs with groups of children from different Sarasota County schools. Each group spends time with a local chef, creating recipes for the gala and learning the ins and outs of the kitchen, culminating in the group’s preparation of menu items at the gala dinner. The event is held outside and includes a private tour of the Phillippi Shores Elementary School’s vegetable garden by Chef Paul Mattison. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children under 18 and can be purchased by calling Adriel Zahniser in Food Nutrition Services at 941.486.2199.

Featured chefs for the evening include Chef Paul Mattison, executive chef and proprietor of Mattison’s; Chef Malin Parker of Morton’s; Chef Darwin Santa Maria of Darwin’s; Chef Bryan Jacobs, and more.

“Chefs Move to Schools” is a program aimed at getting school children engaged in learning to love healthy eating by working with local chefs and learning more about food, nutrition, the kitchen, and culinary arts. “Chefs Move to Schools” has also helped professional Chefs to learn more about the regulations and guidelines of school nutrition programs.

Since May 2012, Chef Paul Mattison leads the effort to create a sustainable garden at Phillippi Shores Elementary School which lead to 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 the filling of the raised garden boxes. The Phillippi Shores Elementary School Vegetable Garden and Educational Program came to fruition in November 2013 and consists of over 40 hand made 4 feet x 8 feet raised bed garden boxes. Chef Paul Mattison provided the initial funding for the garden project with donations and other forms of sponsorship from the local community including Whole Kids Foundation, Lowes Home Improvement, the Crosley Museum, and Nature Center’s Jeff Scarborough and Laney Troire along with countless parents, staff, and students from Phillippi Shores Elementary School. _

• Mattison’s Forty-One, 7275 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231 tel 941.921.3400
• Phillippi Shores School Cafeteria, 4747 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34231
• Sarasota County School System’s Nutritional Programs, contact Adriel Zaniser 941.486.2199 ext 68401

Published: Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Sarasota, Florida • Thursday, September 18, 2014

Chef Paul Mattison, executive chef and proprietor of Mattison’s in Sarasota, Florida announces a new dinner series, “Pasture to Plate” starting on Friday, October 17, 2014 from 6pm at Dakin Dairy Farm in Myakka City. This five-course dinner with wine is served at a long feasting table under the oak trees and features: (1) Beer & Cheese Pairing, lead by “Certified Cheese Professional” David Curran, followed by a tour of the Dakin Dairy Farm; (2) Beet & Goad Cheese Salad; (3) Mangrove Snapper; (4) Braised “Three Suns Ranch” Bison Tortellini; and (5) Tres Leches Dessert. The dinner is $125 per person and includes tax and gratuity. A portion of each ticket is donated to Harvest House, a local organization with the mission to facilitate a stable environment giving individuals the opportunity to break the cycle of homelessness and addiction. Seating is limited, advanced reservations are required and can be made online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.921.3400.

Chef Paul Mattison uses Dakin Dairy products, along with items from local ranches and farms, in an on-going celebration of Mattison’s relationship with farmers, food artisans, and the local culinary suppliers. “Our community continues to collaborate with local producers on a daily basis, but for special events like ‘Harvest Month’ and ‘Eat Local Week’ we are thrilled to partner with Dakin Dairy and others to create the first of many ‘Pasture to Plate’ fund-raising dinners,” says Chef Paul Mattison. Part of the evening includes a tour of Dakin Dairy Farms, a detail that was very important to Karen Dakin, president of Dakin Dairy Farms. “When approached by Mattison’s to partner for this dinner, I knew it would be the perfect opportunity to share our beautiful farm with the public, and highlight our commitment to sustainability and quality products,” she says.

Some event sponsors include Edible Sarasota, Mattison’s, Republic National, and Whole Foods Market. For sponsor information contact Nikki Logan Curran at Nikkilogan@mattisons.com or call 941-921-3400.

Dakin Diary Farm, 30711 Betts Rd, Myakka City, FL 34251 telephone 941.322.2802 • dakindairyfarms.com
Edible Sarasota, 4411 Bee Ridge Road #435, Sarasota Florida 34233 telephone 941-735-6327 • ediblesarasota.com
Harvest House, 209 N Lime Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34237 telephone 941.953.3154 • harvesthousecenters.com
Mattison’s, 7275 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34231 telephone 941.921.3400 • mattisons.com
Whole Foods Market, 1451 1st Street, Sarasota, FL 34236 telephone 941.316.4700 • wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/sarasota

Published: Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Sarasota, Florida • Saturday, September 6, 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 California Vineyard “Ferrari-Carano” on Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 6:30pm in the private catering room, “The Galleria” at Mattison’s Forty-One, 7275 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34231. The six-course wine-pairing dinner features a select dinner menu by Chef Paul Mattison specifically created to compliment and pair with wines from Ferrari-Carano Vineyards. The wine dinner is $75 plus tax and gratuity. Seating is limited, tickets available online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.921.3400. Ferrari-Carano has 19 estate vineyards in six different appellations totaling over 1,500 acres and they own some of the finest wine-growing properties in all of California.

Six-Course Mattison’s / Ferrari-Carano Wine-Pairing Dinner Menu:
1st Course – Creamy Brie and Caramelized Pear Cups with onion salsa and membrillo in a puff pastry cup paired with a
2013 Ferrari-Carano Fume Blanc
2nd Course – Marshmallow Crusted Scallop, local pumpkin purée, and micro chervil paired with a Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay
3rd Course – Cherry Glazed Seared Duck Breast, creamy sweet potato risotto, Cherry Coke syrup
paired with a 2012 Ferrari-Carano Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley
4th Course – Wild Mushroom & Egg Yolk Ravioli, herbed brown butter, shaved Parmesan, and crispy pork belly paired with a 2010 Ferrari-Carano Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
5th Course – Sumac Rubbed NY Strip, Guinness braised cipollini onions, Gorgonzola cream gnocchi, and roasted Brussels sprouts paired with a 2011 Ferrari-Carano Trésor, Sonoma County
6th Course – French Toast Bread Pudding, brown butter and maple gelato, and salted candied walnuts, paired with a Ferrari-Carano Eldorado Gold

Mattison’s Forty-One, 7275 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34231, Telephone 941.921.3400, Web site mattisons.com
Ferrari-Carano Vineyards, 8761 W Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg, California 95448, Telephone 707.433.6700, Web site ferrari-carano.com

Published: Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Sarasota, Florida • Monday, June 23, 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 Halter Ranch Vineyards in California on Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 6:30pm in Mattison’s private catering room, “The Galleria”, at Mattison’s Forty-One, 7275 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34231. The five-course wine-pairing dinner features an extraordinary dinner menu by Chef Paul Mattison specifically created to compliment and pair with selections from Halter Ranch Vineyards. Gene Zimmerman, National Sales Director for Halter Ranch Vineyards, is Mattison’s special guest and wine expert who guides guests about the wines served. Mr. Zimmerman and Chef Paul Mattison are giving away prizes throughout the evening including the grand prize – a two night stay at the Vineyard’s private Victorian home built in the 1880s, plus a private cellar tour and barrel tasting at the 280 plus acre vineyards. Each wine-pairing dinner guest receives a chance to win. The wine dinner is $75 plus tax and gratuity. Seating is limited, tickets available online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.921.3400.

Halter Ranch is located in the heart of California’s Central Coast and balances the traditional winemaking process with innovative techniques. The winery produces 100% estate-grown wines, specializing in Bordeaux and Rhône Valley varietals and blends and has earned California’s prestigious Sustainability in Practice Certification for its environmentally responsible viticultural and winemaking practices.

Published: Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Sarasota, Florida • Thursday, May 15, 2014

Chef Paul Mattison celebrates Bastille Day from Friday, July 11, 2014 through Monday, July 14, 2014 from 5pm at Mattison’s Forty-One in Sarasota, Florida. Chef Paul Mattison offers the Bastille Day Menu Special featuring: Chilled Cucumber and Avocado Soup Shooter; Poached Salmon with stewed leeks and a beurre blanc; Château of Beef Tenderloin with truffle mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus; Green Salad with a French vinaigrette, three French cheeses, and dried fruits; Menage à Trios Dessert, crème brûlée, flour less chocolate torte, and roasted pear bread pudding. Chef Paul Mattison’s Bastille Day Menu Special is available for $49 plus tax and gratuity. Add a flight of French wine for $15. As always, Mattison’s Forty-One offers an excellent selection of wine. The current Mattison’s Forty-One dinner menu is also available along with live music nightly in the Piano Bar. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.921.3400.

Published: Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Sarasota, Florida • Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Chef Paul Mattison announces Mattison’s Savor Sarasota Menus at Mattison’s City Grille and Mattison’s Forty-One in Sarasota, Florida offered from June 1-14, 2014 featuring a three-course dinner for $29 and a two-course lunch with a beverage for $15. Savor Sarasota is organized and promoted by Visit Sarasota County to promote local dining at more than 45 participating local Sarasota restaurants. Savor Sarasota is in its ninth season and is a local favorite.

Mattison’s City Grille Savor Sarasota Special June 1-14, 2014
Two-Course Lunch with non-alcoholic beverage
$15 plus tax and gratuity includes choice of one non-alcoholic beverage (Soda, Iced Tea, or Coffee)

Lunch First Course (choice of one), served with a side of mixed green salad, coleslaw, or french fries
Turkey Panini – honey roasted turkey, avocado, smoked Gouda, lettuce, tomato, pesto mayonnaise
Fish & Chips – Yuengling battered haddock, flash fried served with fries
Veggie Panini – grilled Zucchini, yellow squash, portobello mushroom, roasted red pepper, fresh mozzarella, pesto on grilled focaccia
Grilled Chicken Salad – field greens, herb marinated chicken breast, strawberries, walnuts, chopped tomatoes, bacon, blue cheese tossed in white balsamic vinaigrette
Caprese Chicken – pesto marinated chicken breast, basil marinated diced tomatoes, fresh mozzarella on rustic bread

Lunch Second Course (choice of one)
Flourless Chocolate Espresso Torte – with fresh raspberries and crème anglaise
Key Lime Pie – Graham cracker crust and a light, fluffy, delicate Key lime mousse
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Three-Course Dinner $29 plus tax and gratuity
First Course (choice of one)
Goat Cheese Bruschetta – marinated tomatoes and pesto goat cheese on grilled rustic bread with a basil olive oil and an aged balsamic drizzle
Mattison’s House Salad – seasonal greens, vine ripe tomatoes, toasted pine nuts, Gorgonzola, balsamic vinaigrette
Mattison’s Louisiana Lobster Chowder
Artichokes Esther-Style – crispy artichoke hearts lemon-caper butter, freshly diced tomatoes, shredded aged Parmesan

Dinner Course (choice of one)
Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli – squash, spinach, garlic, mushrooms in a tomato-basil cream sauce
Classic Meatloaf – all Black Angus ground beef wrapped in applewood-smoked bacon with mashed potatoes, pan gravy, crispy onions
Chicken Saltimbocca – mushrooms, sage, prosciutto, mashed potatoes, house vegetables

Dinner Third Course (Choice of one)
Flour-less Chocolate Expresso Torte – with fresh raspberries and crème anglaise
Key Lime Pie – Graham cracker crust and a light, fluffy, delicate Key lime mousse

Savor Sarasota menus cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotions.
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Mattison’s Forty-One Savor Sarasota Special June 1-14, 2014

Two-Course Lunch with non-alcoholic beverage
$15 plus tax and gratuity includes choice of one non-alcoholic beverage (Soda, Iced Tea, Lemonade, or Coffee)
(add a Wine Flight – three 3 ounce wine pairings – for $15 to any of the menus)

Lunch First Course (choice of one)
Calamari – crispy, flash fried calamari served with Asian soy mustard, sweet Thai chili sauce
Bruschetta – marinated tomatoes, basil-pesto goat cheese, balsamic drizzle, rustic bread
Shrimp Rangoon – tempura fried, herbed cream cheese, Thai chili sauce
Artichokes Esther-Style – tempura fried, mesclun greens, shaved Parmesan, lemon-caper butter
Mattison’s House Salad – baby greens, grape tomatoes, Gorgonzola, pine nuts, balsamic
Caesar Salad – Romaine hearts, herbed focaccia croutons, Parmesan tuile, egg-less Caesar dressing
Chilled Cucumber-Avocado Soup – peach salsa, crispy tortilla
Lunch Second Course (choice of one)
Salmon rosemary-honey glaze, crispy fingerling potatoes, baby green beans, citrus beurre blanc
Fregola shrimp, mussels, fresh market catch, fregola pasta, tomato-fennel broth
Penne Pasta sliced chicken, tomatoes, arugula, rosemary-goat cheese cream
Spinach & Mushroom Omelet goat & manchego, crispy fingerling potatoes, crisp bacon
Pot Roast Reconstructed whipped potatoes, baby green beans, Gorgonzola cream, port wine demi
Grilled Polenta roasted mushrooms, tomatoes, spinach, balsamic syrup
Turkey Wrap oven roasted turkey, Gruyère cheese, smoked bacon, tomato, avocado
Chicken Saltimbocca prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, arugula, tomato, sage aïoli, focaccia

Three-Course Dinner $29 plus tax and gratuity
First Course (choice of one)
Artichokes Esther-Style – tempura fried, mesclun greens, shaved Parmesan, lemon-caper butter
Calamari – flash fried with zucchini, pickled peppers, and olives with San Marzano tomato sauce
Crab Cakes – lump crab, pickled vegetables, mandarin-habanero rémoulade
Bruschetta – marinated tomatoes with basil, pesto goat cheese, rustic bread
Mattison’s House Salad – baby greens, grape tomatoes, Gorgonzola, pine nuts, balsamic
Caesar Salad – Romaine hearts, herbed focaccia croutons, Parmesan crisp, egg-less Caesar dressing
French Onion Soup – five onion, crostini, Gruyère cheese
Chilled Cucumber-Avocado – peach salsa, crispy tortilla

Dinner Second Course (choice of one)
Salmon – rosemary-honey glaze, sweet potato streusel, grilled asparagus, citrus beurre blanc
Sea Scallops – sweet potato-bacon hash, jicama-apple slaw, lemon butter
Fregola – shrimp, mussels, fresh market catch, fregola pasta, tomato-fennel broth
Housemade Pasta – our chef’s daily creation
Chicken Scallopini – toasted couscous, artichokes, olives, spinach, preserved lemon vinaigrette
Pot Roast Reconstructed – truffle mashed potatoes, baby green beans, Gorgonzola cream, port wine demi
Berkshire Pork Chop – prosciutto wrapped, creamy polenta, asparagus, balsamic syrup

Dinner Third Course (choice of one)
White Chocolate Mousse Raspberry Cake
Warm Chocolate Espresso Torte – Chambord raspberry sauce
Roasted Pear Croissant Pudding – wildflower honey, vanilla anglaise, coconut, caramel

Savor Sarasota menus cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotions.

Mattison’s Forty One, 7275 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL tel 941.921.3400
Mattison’s City Grille 1 North Lemon Ave, Sarasota, FL 32436 tel 941.330.0440
mattisons.com

Published: Tuesday, November 25th, 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.

Published: Tuesday, November 25th, 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

Published: Tuesday, November 25th, 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

Published: Tuesday, November 25th, 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.

Published: Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

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

Published: Tuesday, November 25th, 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

Published: Tuesday, November 25th, 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.

Published: Tuesday, November 25th, 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.

Published: Tuesday, November 25th, 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.

Published: Tuesday, November 25th, 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!

Published: Tuesday, November 25th, 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.

Published: Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

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.

Published: Wednesday, April 30th, 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

Published: Wednesday, April 30th, 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

Published: Wednesday, April 2nd, 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.

Published: Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

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

Published: Tuesday, October 22nd, 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.

Published: Monday, September 30th, 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.

Published: Tuesday, August 13th, 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.

Published: Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

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.

Published: Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

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Sarasota Florida • Monday, June 17,  2013

Mattison’s City Grille July 4th Specials – Thursday, July 4, 2013

Chef Paul Mattison celebrates Independence Day on Thursday, July 4, 2013 at Mattison’s City Grille in Sarasota, Florida with specials such as the popular lunch time, All American New England Clam Chowder; Declaration Lobster Rolls, Patriot Buffalo Chicken Pizza and Independence Roasted Veggie Pizza. The evening specials include all American favorites such as Crab and Artichoke Dip with crispy tortilla chips, Southern Fried Chicken Dinner, Maple-Bourbon BBQ Ribs with sweet potato fries and corn on the cob, and to finish the evening, Traditional Warm Apple Pie à la mode. Guests will enjoy live music by The Venturas from 7pm-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, FL 34236.

Published: Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Sarasota Florida • Monday, June 17,  2013

Mattison’s Forty-One All Pinot Wine-Pairing Dinner on Thursday, June 27, 2013

Mattison’s Forty-One, in Sarasota, Florida hosts an All Pinot Wine-Pairing Dinner on Thursday, June 27, 2013 from 6:30pm featuring five dinner courses, six vineyards and all Pinot wines.

Chef Paul Mattison’s dinner menu:
Arrival reception guests receive a Firesteed, Pinot Gris;
Savory Peach Melba poached peach, goat cheese ice cream, petite greens, warm honey-lavender vinaigrette paired with a Steele Pinot Blanc;
Egg Yolk Raviolo spinach ricotta, Parmesan, black truffle butter paired with a ZD Pinot Noir;
Crispy Spiced Rubbed Duck Leg Confit toasted faro, morel mushrooms, pickled ramps, cherry gastrique paired with a Truchard Pinot Noir;
Reconstructed Lamb Pot Roast turnip gratin, bacon wrapped asparagus, carrot velouté, lamb reduction sauce paired with a Morgan LL Pinot Noir;
Cherry Bomb milk chocolate mousse with a balsamic and port wine glazed cherry center in a crispy dark chocolate shell and a tart cherry coulis paired with a Mossback Russian River Pinot Noir.

The dinner is $75 per person plus tax and gratuity. Special guest and wine guide for the evening is Bob Larkin from Pacific Southern Wine Company. 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.

Published: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Chef Paul Mattison, executive chef and proprietor of Mattison’s in Sarasota, Florida and Pedro Reis, CEO of Circus Sarasota announce the second annual “Wallenda – Beyond Belief Viewing and Street Party – from Sarasota to the Grand Canyon” on Sunday, June 23, 2013 from 7-11pm. The street party is on Lemon Avenue between Main Street and First Avenue in front of Mattison’s City Grille. This fundraising event supporting Circus Sarasota, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, celebrates Nik Wallenda as he walks across the Grand Canyon on a high wire, live on television.

The street party is free and open to the public and is a sponsored collaboration between Mattison’s and Circus Sarasota. The street party presents a variety of circus performances by international circus artists and youth performers from the Sailor Circus. This fun event offers hands-on family-friendly circus activities including balloon making, face-painitng, low wire walking, street vendors, a raffle with great prizes, live auction, projection on the Jumbotron video screen of Nik crossing the Grand Canyon and so much more. Mattison’s City Grille offers live music, dancing, and a variety of exciting food and drink specials plus the current menu. A distinct VIP area, in front of the main stage and Jumbotron screen, offers a reserved seating area, and a special three-course menu with wine catered by Chef Paul Mattison. VIP tickets are $100 per person or $1000 for a table of eight. VIP tickets are limited so advanced purchase is required, contact the Circus Sarasota Development Office at 941.355.9335 or mark@circussarasota.org. More information and details online at mattisons.com or circussarasota.org.

Published: Friday, March 1st, 2013

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. Brunch is from 10am-2pm. Easter dinner specials include Roasted Leg of Lamb with turnip gratin, and baby carrots topped with a rosemary-lemon lamb reduction and is available from 4-8pm along with the current dinner menu. 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.

Published: Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at Mattison’s City Grille in Sarasota, Florida featuring live music, straight out of Ireland by “Patsy and Majella” from 5:30-9:30pm. Mattison’s City Grille features traditional Irish fare, including Potato Leek Soup with soda bread; 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. The current menu is also available. 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 Sunday, March 17, 2013 by featuring the Mattison’s Classic Reuben Sandwich; and Chef Paul Mattision’s house made Corned Beef, braised cabbage, carrots, and local potatoes. St Patrick’s Day specials are served all day. Drink specials include green beer upon request, Guinness, and so much more. 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!

Published: Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Mattison’s City Grille, in Sarasota, Florida presents a Mardi Gras celebration with decorations, live music, food and drink specials. A Taste of New Orleans lunch and dinner menu is presented on Tuesday, February 12, 2013. Seafood Gumbo is offered all day. Lunch specials are from 11am and include Oyster Po’ Boy Sandwich with chipotle aïoli, lettuce, and tomatoes on a soft hoagie roll; Cajun Shrimp Pizza with andouille sausage, tomato sauce, and mozzarella cheese; Veggie Pizza with crispy okra, green peppers, onions, goat cheese, collard greens, and red pepper pesto. Evening specials are from 5pm and include, as an appetizer, Fried Corn dusted oysters with a spicy Creole mustard rémoulade; dinner entrée specials include Jambalaya with crawfish, bay scallops, smoked pork, and andouille sausage with rice; Mushroom and Sausage Stuffed Cornish Hen with cheese grits, and tomato basil sauce. For dessert, Mattison’s City Grille offers a house made Bread Pudding with bourbon sauce. Jennifer Leigh performs live from 7:30pm.

Mattison’s City Grille 1 North Lemon Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 34236. Reservations are recommended and can be made online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.330.0440.