Keith Farmhouse-to-Fork Four-Course Dinner & Art Sale – Press Release

Keith Farmhouse-to-Fork Four-Course Dinner & Art Sale Helps Celebrate 100th Anniversary of the Historic Building
Featuring Plein Air Artists & Entertainment by Sal Garcia


Sarasota, FL -(November 1, 2015) – Chef Paul Mattison and Phillippi Estate Park announce a four-course Farm to Fork Dinner to benefit the historic preservation of the Keith Farmhouse. The dinner, the first of its kind in nearly a century at the Estate, located at 5500 S. Trail, Sarasota, will be held on Sunday, November 15th, beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Guests  won’t need their palette knives (the Light Chasers Artists will be doing that) to enjoy the al fresco Farm to Fork Dinner, on the Keith Farmhouse lawn, located in Phillippi Estate Park.  Chef Paul Mattison will be designing his gourmet menu from locally-harvested foods and from the Phillippi Farmhouse Wednesday Market vendors. Guests will also be treated to live music by Sal Garcia.

The meal is preceded by an Art Sale, offered “Fresh off the Easel” by the internationally recognized  “Light Chasers of the Sun Coast”, Plein Air Artists, who will be painting “till the sun goes down” and selling their works, wet and dry, on the Farmhouse lawn throughout the evening.   Guests will get a sneak peek inside the Keith Farmhouse, a “work in progress” in dire need of completion of its restoration, before its 100th Anniversary in November, 2016.  Proceeds from the dinner support the historic preservation of this building.

Only 150 lucky guests will be served this four-course, gourmet dinner.  When Paul Mattison rings the farm bell, diners will round up.  An assortment of fine wines will be paired with the palate-pleasing offerings.

Tickets are $100 per person and seating is limited.  Tickets can be purchased online at  or by calling 941.921.3400.

Premier sponsors of this charitable event include Mattison’s Restaurants and Catering, Whole Foods Market Sarasota, Darwin’s Brewery, Geraldson Community Farm, Edible Sarasota Magazine, Sift Bakehouse, Florida Winefest and Auction, Sarasota Architectural Salvage and Hitched and Honey Events.
For more information on the event or becoming a sponsor, please email Nikki Logan Curran at:  [email protected] /941-780-0907