Sarasota’s Chef Paul Mattison Salutes the Wine-Growing Region of Southwestern France Five-Course Commanderie de Bordeaux Wine-Pairing Dinner

Sarasota, FL – (January 4, 2017) – Sarasota’s award-winning Chef Paul Mattison has announced Mattison’s Forty-One restaurant will be the setting for a five-course Commanderie de Bordeaux wine-pairing dinner on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 6:30 pm. The dinner salutes the wine-growing region of Southwestern France and begins at 6:30 pm. Guests will enjoy the evening with other French wine lovers inside Mattison’s private Galleria dining room located at 7275 South Tamiami Trail. Tickets are $95 plus tax and gratuity and are available by calling Mattison’s Forty-One at 941-921-3400 or online at

Join Chef Paul Mattison in partnership with The Commanderie de Bordeaux as he prepares a five-course wine dinner paired with Bordeaux chateaux wines chosen from the Left Bank of Bordeaux. This is a great opportunity to see excellent Bordeaux varieties accompanied with Chef Paul’s culinary excellence. The dinner event is limited to 30 guests.

The Commanderie de Bordeaux aux États-Unis d’Amérique was organized in 1957 by a small group of lovers of Bordeaux wines and became a New York corporation in 1959. Since, it has grown to include 30 chapters and some 1100 members located in different cities around the United States. It is also affiliated with a worldwide network of 75 Commanderies in 26 countries under the overall patronage of the Bordeaux-based Grand Conseil du Vin de Bordeaux (GCVB).The members (“Commandeurs”) of these chapters get together periodically for dinners (called “parlements” from the French verb parler, to talk) and other events in order to enjoy, discuss and learn more about the wines of the various Bordeaux regions in their different vintages. Through their passion for these wines, the Commandeurs become emissaries of the Bordeaux winemakers to their several localities.

Chef Paul Mattison is executive chef and proprietor of Mattison’s, the award-winning culinary group in Sarasota. Guests will find outstanding service and quality ingredients while supporting the community, regional farmers and culinary suppliers. His cookbook CHEF: The Story and Recipes of Chef Paul Mattison, features over 100 recipes with a Mediterranean flair.

In September 2001, Chef Paul Mattison and Tampa-based Jason Sango created the Mattison’s concept which includes: 1) Mattison’s Catering Company 2) Mattison’s City Grille, an award-winning al fresco restaurant in downtown Sarasota 3) Mattison’s Forty-One, a highly acclaimed local restaurant in South Sarasota 4) Mattison’s Bayside at the Van Wezel, the official in-house caterer for the Performing Arts Hall and 5) the new Mattison’s City Grille Bradenton Riverwalk. Chef Paul is fully committed to bringing more all-natural and sustainable ingredients to his menu creations. They source local produce and seafood as well as procuring the freshest resources from around the world.


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