Seafood Pumpkin Gumbo



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



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.



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



  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.

Join Rodney Strong Winemaker Justin Seidenfeld & Chef Paul Mattison for an evening filled with exquisite wines and amazing food pairings!

Date: Monday, January 21, 2019

Location: Mattison’s Forty-One

Time: 6:30pm

Ticket Price: $95 (plus tax & gratuity)

Six Course Wine Pairing Menu

Hors d’Oeuvre: Rose of Pinot Noir | Brie Cheese Flatbread, cranberry-rhubarb compote, candied pistachio garnish

First Course: Upshot, White Blend | Grilled Prawn, coconut-curry broth, braised bok choy, stir fried mushrooms

Second Course: Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon | Pork Confit, wild rice risotto cake, blackberry gastrique, crisp pork belly

Third Course: Russian River, Pinot Noir | Five-Spice Loch Duart Salmon, black cherry beurre rouge, wilted spinach

Fourth Course: Symmetry Meritage | Lamb Osso Bucco, potato galette, red wine reduction, fig-mint gremolata

Dessert Course: Alexander’s Crown Single Vineyard Cabernet | Mocha Truffle, chocolate covered cherries, nuts, midnight moon cheese, chocolate espresso cheese straws

Justin Seidenfeld, Director of Winemaking

Justin Seidenfeld serves as Winemaker for Rodney Strong Vineyards, the iconic Sonoma County Winery that was founded in 1959 by namesake Rod Strong. Justin’s winemaking career began in Sebastopol, California, where he was an intern at Iron Horse winery in 2005. He quickly rose from cellar hand to taking on winemaking responsibilities which led to a position in 2006 at the venerable Robert Mondavi Winery in the Napa Valley.

As a harvest enologist at Mondavi, Seidenfeld walked some of California’s premiere vineyards and gained a comprehensive understanding of quality land and viticulture. Continuing on to become an enologist, he took that experience into winemaking and supervised the winemaking of Estancia, Clos du Bois, Simi, and others within the Constellation portfolio. Additional responsibilities included overseeing small lot Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir winemaking.

Justin graduated from the University of California, Davis in 2006 with a B.S. in Viticulture & Enology. He lives in Santa Rosa with his wife Dena and daughters Madison, Lila and Reagan. Justin enjoys golfing, playing with his daughters and working on his home. As to his inspiration to a career in winemaking, Justin notes, “people recalling the occasions that wine makes better and memorable is the reason I make wine. Hearing about how and when someone enjoyed a wine I made inspires me.”

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January 27 | The Divebombers with George Worthmore

February 24 | Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones

March 24 | Bryan Lee

April 28 | RJ Howson

May 26 | The Divebombers with George Worthmore

June 23 | LC Williams and the Driver

July 28 | Kat Crosby Band

August 25 | Kat Crosby Band

September 22 | Bryan Lee

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November 24 | RJ Howson

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Chef Paul’s Featured Recipe of the Month!

serves 4

· 4 duck breasts, 6-8 oz each

· 3 tablespoons reserved duck fat

· 3 tablespoons sliced shallots

· 4 cups rough cut baby bok choy

· salt and pepper to taste


· 2 Tbsp butter

· 1 diced onion

· 1½ cups Arborio rice

· ½ cup white wine

· 5 cups heated chicken stock

· 2 Tbsp diced roasted sweet potato

· 2 Tbsp puréed roasted sweet potato

· ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

· 2 Tbsp butter

· 2 tsp chopped fresh thyme


· 1 pint blueberries

· ¼ cup balsamic vinegar

· 1 cup sugar

· ½ cinnamon stick

· ½ star anise

· salt and pepper to taste

Clean and score the duck breasts. Pat both sides completely dry then salt and pepper both sides. Place the breasts in a large sauté pan, skin side down, and place over medium heat. Slowly render out the fat for 10 to 15 minutes, occasionally pouring off and reserving some of the fat for later use. Drain completely then transfer to a 350ºF oven, skin side down, for 8 to 10 minutes or to a temperature of 130ºF for medium.Heat the reserved duck fat over medium heat and sauté the shallots until just tender. Add the bok choy, season to taste and sauté for 1 to 2 minutes. Place on top of the duck breasts and serve with Sweet Potato Risotto. Drizzle plates with Blueberry Gastrique, sweet soy sauce and basil oil.

Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat and cook the onion until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the rice and stir for one minute. Add the wine and stir until almost all of it is absorbed, about one minute. Add one cup of hot stock and simmer for 4 minutes until the stock is almost absorbed, stirring often. Repeat this process, adding one cup of stock each time, being sure the stock is absorbed each time and stirring until the rice mixture is tender and creamy, for about a total of 20 minutes. Stir in the diced and puréed sweet potatoes, cheese, butter and thyme. Season to taste.

Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and cook over medium-low heat for 20 minutes. Remove the cinnamon stick and the star anise and purée in a blender.  Strain through a chinois or a very fine sieve.



· 12 medium tomatoes

· 10 ounces couscous

· 1 teaspoon salt

· 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

· 2 cups very hot water

· 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

· 1 finely diced shallot

· 1/4 teaspoon curry powder

· 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander

· 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

· pinch of cayenne pepper

· 2 minced garlic cloves

· 1/2 zucchini

· 1/4 cup golden raisins

· 1 1/2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts

· 1 tablespoon chopped Preserved lemons

· 1 seeded, finely diced Roma tomato

· 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

· 1 cup Yellow Tomato Coulis

· salt and pepper to taste


Core the tomatoes then blanch in boiling water until the skins begin to split. Place in ice water to stop the cooking.  Peel and even the bottoms so the tomatoes stand up.  Combine the couscous, salt and one teaspoon olive oil in a mixing bowl.  Add the water, cover with plastic wrap and let sit for 15 minutes.  Heat the remaining olive oil over medium heat in a saute pan.  Add the shallots and the spices and cook for 5 minutes to soften.  Add the garlic and cook for one minute, then reduce heat to low.  Finely dice the skin of the zucchini, add to the pan and cook for 3 minutes until the zucchini is slightly soft.  Remove from heat, stir in the raisins and pine nuts.  Add the lemon rind to the mixture.  Once cooled, stir the mixture into the couscous, fluffing with a fork.  Add the tomatoes and parsley, then season.  Serve with Yellow Tomato Coulis.

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Meet the Drivers Party

Date: Friday, February 8, 2019

Time: 6pm

Location: Mattison’s City Grille Bradenton Riverwalk

Live Music by: The Accidentalz &

Billy Rice Band

Join us for live music and meet the drivers of the Formula 2 Powerboat Race.  Guests will get an up close look at some of these incredible power boats all while enjoying Mattison’s award winning cuisine! Plenty of parking, free to attend!  Food & Cash Bar Available for purchase 941.896.9660.

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Mattison’s Restaurants and Catering Celebrated on Inaugural Good Food 100 Restaurants List

Sarasota, Florida, June 15, 2017 – Mattison’s Restaurants and Catering has been recognized for its role in promoting good food and sustainable food systems on the first annual Good Food 100 Restaurants List from the Good Food Media Network.

The list is based on annual food purchasing data, independently verified by NSF Responsible Sourcing. Restaurants are rated with two to six links on the percent of total food costs spent to support state, regional and national ‘good food’ producers and purveyors. A corresponding economic assessment conducted by the Business Research Division, Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder measuring the dollar impact locally, regionally and nationally by these restaurants, will be available this summer.

“It is not only important for us to provide delicious quality food to our guests, it is vital that we can answer their questions about where their food comes from with clarity and pride. It is my responsibility as a chef to take the worry from our guests, and ensure them they are eating only the highest quality sustainable products. It is the essence of the meaning of good food” said Chef Paul Mattison, Owner and Executive Chef of Mattison’s.

“Consumers are making a concerted effort to be aware of where their food is coming from. Now diners can select where they want to eat not solely based on a critic’s pick, Yelp review or best-of lists, but by which restaurants are actively contributing to the betterment of our food system through sustainable purchasing practices. The Good Food 100 is not only a compilation of these restaurants, it’s a celebration of them,” said Sara Brito, co-founder and president, Good Food Media Network. “Congratulations to all of this year’s participants. We look forward to expanding this list even more and honoring the many wonderful restaurants and food service businesses that are positively impacting every link in the food chain.”

Nearly 90 restaurants from 25 states participated in the national pilot survey. To learn more about the Good Food 100 and all the restaurants, visit the Good Food 100 website.

Methodology: Restaurants were segmented into five groups based on their respective level of good food purchases as a percentage of overall food purchases.
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About Mattison’s

Chef Paul Mattison, executive chef and proprietor of Mattison’s, operates a successful culinary group on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Located in Sarasota, each Mattison’s restaurant location is unique to its neighborhood, offering Chef Paul Mattison’s signature menu items, outstanding service, and quality ingredients, while supporting the community, regional farmers, and culinary suppliers. Mattison’s Catering is a chef-owned and operated company procuring fresh, natural, and local ingredients. Catering In-house and Off-site, Mattison’s Catering Company offers certified wedding and event planners, experienced professionals, and custom menus.