By Caryn Hodge
The Sarasota Post, June 27, 2019
Chef Paul Mattison, Executive Chef and Proprietor of Mattison’s Restaurants and Catering, will host a special Wine Dinner, in celebration of Bastille Day. The dinner will feature wines from six distinct regions of France: Bordeaux, Burgandy, Loire and Rhone Valleys, Alsace and Champagne. The dinner will be held in the beautiful Galleria at Mattison’s Forty-One, 7275 S. Tamiami Trail, South Sarasota at 6:30pm on July 11, 2019. Cost per person to tour the French wine country right here in Sarasota is $95.00 + tax & gratuity.
France is one of the largest wine producing areas in the world. French wine traces its history to the 6th century BC, with many of France’s regions dating their wine-making history to Roman times. The wines produced range from expensive wines sold internationally to modest wines usually only seen within France. Explore six French wine regions right here in Sarasota at the Bastille Day French Wine Dinner. Hear from Special Guest Pierre Langlaise as he introduces wines that will be perfectly paired with a 6-course menu specially designed by Chef Paul and his team of classically trained chefs.
First Course: 2017 DOMAINE DES GROSSES PIERRES, SANCERRE, Poached Salmon & Caviar, haricot vert almandine, chive crème fraiche
Second Course: 2016 HELRICH, PINOT GRIS, Escargot, Nyman Ranch bacon lardon & chervil butter broth, puff pastry bolivar
Third Course: 2016 LOUIS JADOT, PINOT NOIR, BOURGOGNE, Chicken Chasseur, wild mushroom & Albritton blueberry hunter’s sauce, truffle mashed potatoes
Fourth Course: 2015 LES CASSAGNES DE LA NERTHE, COTES DU RHONE VILLAGES, Nyman Ranch Lamb Cassoulet, stewed fennel, minted crispy breadcrumbs
Fifth Course: CHATEAU CAP DE L’OUSTEAU, HAUT MEDOC, Chateau Rossini, truffle demi glace, foie gras, patty pan squash & snow pea mélange, Roquefort cheese gouger
Sixth Course: JP CHENET ICE EDITION, Peach Melba, vanilla crème glace
For reservations call 941-921-3400 or visit https://mattisons.com/french-wine-pairing-dinner/
Chef Paul Mattison owns three local restaurants and a catering company operating in Sarasota and Bradenton, Florida. All three Mattison’s Restaurants have chef inspired menus and include antibiotic, hormone free meats, organic poultry and locally sourced and provincial products. All three restaurants and the catering company hold several awards for serving top quality food, having expert customer service and offering upscale casual dining experiences at their venues and catered events.