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  |  $125+ (tax deductible)

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!

Menu

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!

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.

The buzz about their beef was not just about the way that it was raised, but even more about the flavor that the meat produced. It seems that doing things the right way really does pay off with delicious meat you can feel good about purchasing.”

Never Ever Makes a Difference
Not only does Niman Ranch focus on the conditions under which the animals are raised, but they have committed to Never Ever being given antibiotics or added hormones. The animals consume only 100% vegetarian diets and Niman Ranch leads the industry in sustainable and humane agricultural practices under the renowned animal welfare expert, Dr. Temple Grandin.

So, the next time you dine at Mattison’s, look for the Niman Ranch name on their menus. Chef Paul Mattison states, “We are proud to serve their products because they are delicious, but more importantly, we can do so knowing that they are the healthiest and most humane products on the market. They believe, as I do, that sustainability balances the needs we have today without compromising the needs we will have tomorrow, from an environmental, economic and people perspective.”

To experience Niman Ranch products try Mattison’s steaks, prime rib, pork ribeye and even the burgers and Spaghetti Bolognese as well as the lamb and ribs.

Chef Paul is so passionate about the Niman Ranch products and their commitment to good practices, he serves on the board of the Niman Ranch Next Generation Scholarship Foundation that provides educational funds for young people to study and learn agriculture and family farming (so they can go back and take their farms to the next level to continue the tradition of family farming).

Mattison’s serves other Never Ever Products (products that have never been given or treated by pesticides, antibiotics, hormones or additives). These products include:

• FreeBird Farm Chicken
• Joyce Farms Poultry
• Plainville turkey, ham, deli meats

For more about Niman Ranch visit https://www.nimanranch.com/. For more about Mattison’s visit https://mattisons.com/ or call 941-921-3400.

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 July at all three Mattison 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 or 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.”

Come to any Mattison’s Restaurant for Savor Sarasota!

Our special Savor Sarasota Menus have been extended through July!

Lunch $16 | Dinner $32

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Enjoy a three course menu at each of our restaurant locations

Mattison’s Forty-One  | Mattison’s City Grille |Mattison’s Riverwalk Grille

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)

Read the article

 

Don’t miss this month’s Blues Brunch at Mattison’s Riverwalk Grille for delicious chef created brunch specials like the Niman Ranch Steak and Eggs, Stuffed French Toast or the Vegetable Frittata.

This month’s featured Blues is brought to you by none other than the incomparable Kat Crosby Band. With an impressive 20 year history of playing blues festivals all over the country, The Kat Crosby Band play list is a combination of original music and carefully chosen cover songs intent on drawing the audience into the music with sophisticated blues, a hint of jazz and hot guitar.

Listen Here

Blues Brunch Menu

Seafood Pumpkin Gumbo

 

Ingredients

4 Tbsp              Butter

½ cup               Flour

1 lb                  Andouille Sausage

1 Tbsp              Clarified butter

½ cup               Chopped Onion

½ cup               Chopped Celery

¼ cup               Chopped Red Pepper

1 each             Pumpkin, roasted and pureed

2 tsp                Blackening seasoning

2 tsp                Chopped Garlic

2 Tbsp              Sherry

½ cup               Chopped Clams

2 cups              Clam Juice

2 cups              Chicken Stock

1 cup               Sliced Okra

1 Tbsp              Gumbo Filé Powder

½ tsp                Cayenne Pepper

1 tsp                Chopped Fresh Thyme

1 cup               Chopped Firm Fish, such as grouper or mahi mahi

24                    Mussels

16                    Large Shrimp

Chopped Fresh Parsley

Lemon Zest

Salt & Pepper, to taste

 

Procedure:

Make a roux by combining the butter and flour in a small oven-proof saucepan and place in a 350º F oven.  After 8-10 minutes, remove and stir then return to the oven.  Repeat this process until the roux is the color of chocolate.  Set aside.  Slice the sausage in half lengthwise then again into ¼ inch pieces.  Heat the clarified butter in a medium saucepan oven medium-high heat and brown the sausage.  Add the chopped onion, celery, red pepper, pumpkin and blackening seasoning.  Reduce the heat to medium to cook for 5 minutes.  Add the garlic and cook for one more minute.  Stir in the roux, cook for one minute, then deglaze the pan with the sherry.  Add the clams, clam juice, chicken stock, okra and season to taste.  Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and add the gumbo filé, cayenne pepper and thyme.  Simmer for one hour until thick.  Add the chopped fish and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.  Add the mussels and shrimp and cook until the mussels open.  Serve with grilled bread and garnish with parsley and lemon zest.

 

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups                    warm beer

¼ cup                         brown sugar

1 – ( ¼ ounce)           package active dry yeast (about 2 ¼ tsp)

5 cups                          all-purpose flour

½ teaspoon                salt

4 ounces                      unsalted butter, melted

olive oil

3 quarts                       water

¾ cup                          baking soda

2                                   eggs

1 tablespoon              cold water

Coarse sea salt

 

Directions:

  1. Make the pretzel dough: combine warm beer (or water) with brown sugar, and stir until the sugar is almost dissolved.
  2. Add yeast, stirring until incorporated. Cover bowl with plastic wrap.  Set aside is a warm place for 10 minutes, or until foamy.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour and salt. Add melted butter, stirring until well distributed.
  4. Pour in yeast/beer mixture, stirring until well combined. Turn dough out onto a clean surface, knead for a couple of minutes.  Dough should be soft and smooth.
  5. Pour about 1 tablespoon of olive oil into a large, clean metal or glass bowl. Add freshly kneaded dough to the bowl, turning to coat with the oil.
  6. Cover with plastic wrap, set aside in a warm spot to rise for an hour or two, until doubled.
  7. Once the pretzel dough has doubled in size, divide the pretzel dough into approximately 40 chunks.
  8. Preheat oven to 425ºF
  9. Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Add baking soda (BE CAREFUL – it will foam up) and stir until combined.
  10. Boil the pretzels, about 10 at a time, for about a minute
  11. Gently stir as they boil, to ensure that the entire surface of each is in contact with the water at some point.
  12. Use a slotted spoon to transfer each popper to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and/or lightly coated with cooking spray. (You’ll need 2 baking sheets).
  13. For the finishing touch: whisk together eggs and water, and brush this mixture across the tops of the poppers. Generously sprinkle the tops with coarse sea salt.
  14. Bake for 15-18 minutes, until golden brown.