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.