Join Chef Paul Mattison and Vintner Chris Benziger
for a wonderful wine pairing dinner with
Special Guest Aaron Williams, Hog Farmer and
Next Generation Scholarship Recipient!

Mattison’s Forty-One  |  Wednesday, August 28th  |  6:30pm  |

For the special Industry Rate of $75.00 inclusive call 941-713-3105 or email [email protected] 

Proceeds Benefiting The Next Generation Scholarship Foundation.  It raises awareness around the importance of traditional farming and ranching practices, ultimately helping to maintain agriculture opportunities by providing funding for college.  Learn More!


Hors d’Oeuvre: 2018 Benziger, Rose | Watermelon & Feta, marinated watermelon, balsamic, crumbled feta cheese on a jicama chip

First Course: 2018 Benziger, Tribute Sauvignon Blanc | New Bedford Sea Scallop, sweet pea puree, Niman Ranch bacon jam, pea tendril salad

Second Course: 2016 Benziger, Pinot Noir | Niman Ranch Pulled Pork, papusa corn cake, summer cherry pico de gallo, sweet pepper coulis, chimichurri drizzle

Third Course: 2016 Benziger, Tribute Cabernet Sauvignon | Slow Roasted Niman Ranch Porchetta, fennel sausage stuffed, marinated grilled zucchini plank, red wine herb au jus

Fourth Course: 2016 Benziger, Merlot | Niman Ranch Mixed Grill, red wine marinated beef tri-tip, crispy grilled pork belly, bone marrow mashed potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts & cracklins, plum bbq sauce

Dessert Course: 2016 Benziger, Chardonnay | Bananas Foster Crepes, vanilla, toffee, chocolate gelato

Mattison’s and Edrington are joining forces this year to help raise money for Niman Ranch and our local farmers.
Edrington is double matching all donations to the Go Fund Me!

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Iowa hog farmer Aaron Williams (right) and his father, Bruce Williams

By Cooper Levey-Baker 7/19/2019

Next month’s Niman Ranch Next Generation Scholarship Dinner highlights the benefits of humanely and sustainably raised livestock.

Founded in northern California in the late 1970s, Niman Ranch has, in the decades since, become synonymous with livestock raised in humane, sustainable conditions and high-quality beef, pork and lamb. The company works with a network of more than 720 family farmers and ranchers in 22 states—all of whom are required to meet Niman’s stringent husbandry standards. And while you may not know the name Niman, if you dine out frequently in Sarasota, you’ve likely tasted the company’s meat. Niman has become a major provider for some of the area’s best chefs.

But the relationship goes deeper than just buyer-seller. For proof of that, book a reservation for the third annual Niman Ranch Next Generation Scholarship Dinner at Mattison’s Forty-One on Wednesday, Aug. 28. Mattison’s chef and owner Paul Mattison has been a Niman devotee for years, and the company’s products are all over the menus of each of his three restaurants. The scholarship fundraiser next month will feature six courses, four of them blessed with Niman meats, plus wine pairings from Chris Benziger of California’s Benziger Family Winery.
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Can Doing the Right Thing Really Make for Better Tasting Meat?

The growing demand for food to be free-range, cage-free and humane-certified demonstrates the consumer’s concern for the welfare of animals that are raised for food. That begs the question…Can doing the right thing still make it possible for restaurants to provide quality products and great tasting food?

In a word, Yes!

One such product is Niman Ranch, which is the only provider Mattison’s Restaurants uses for their beef, pork or lamb.

As stated on the Niman Ranch website, “In the early 1970’s, Niman Ranch was started in a small town just north of San Francisco with the purpose of raising cattle with care using traditional, humane methods with wholesome, all-natural feeds. It just seemed like the right way to do things and it caught on.

Today Niman Ranch supports the nations largest network of family farmers and ranchers – 725 and growing. All Niman Ranch livestock within their network of farms are humanely raised according to the strictest animal handling protocols.
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Mattison’s is inviting it’s guests to Savor Sarasota and Summer a Little Longer.

Mattison’s has extended the Savor Sarasota menus through the end of August at all three Mattison’s Restaurants. Diners can enjoy 3 course lunches for $16 and 3 course dinners for $32. For more information read this story from SRQ Daily: The More the Merrier at Mattisons. To view the menus visit our blog Savor Sarasota is Back

It’s a Mattison’s Trifecta Award!
All three Mattison’s have been awarded the Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor – the #1 online review site. This high honor is not awarded to everyone or given out lightly. Obtaining the recognition means the majority of the businesses’ reviews are 5 stars and that they engage with the reviewers on a regular basis.

Chef Paul states, “We are thrilled to be awarded the Certificate of Excellence for each of our restaurants. We thank our staff and management who work hard every day to provide our guests with the highest quality food, service and atmosphere. We would also like to thank everyone who reviewed us and helped us receive this recognition!”

According to Chef Paul, “Mattison’s continues to strive to provide 5-star dining experiences to all of their guests in the restaurants and at the events they cater throughout the area.”

Edible Sarasota showcases culinary leaders who apply forward thinking practices in the areas of locally sourcing, sustainability and environmental stewardship as well as restaurateurs who create unique dining experiences.

The feature article in the spring Edition of Edible Sarasota describes Chef Paul as someone who, “embodies the role of the consummate locally minded restaurateur and chef.” Whether it is designing a menu for a wine dinner, overseeing the creation of a catered event or wedding or creating a menu for the annual Chef Camp for Kids, Chef Paul is not only knowledgeable but passionate and particular when it comes to the details.

(photo by Kathryn Brass-Piper)

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