Sarasota, Florida • Monday, May 12, 2014

Mattison’s Forty-One in Sarasota, Florida is open for Father’s Day Brunch Buffet on Sunday, June 15, 2014 from 10am-2pm and favorites include a prime rib carving station, breakfast pastries, stuffed French toast, omelette & crêpe stations, bacon & sausage, blintz soufflé, O’Brien potatoes, fresh fruit & cheese, roasted chicken, fresh seafood, seasonal vegetables, crisp salads, and house-made desserts. The Mattison’s Forty-One Father’s Day brunch is $34.95 for adults and $15.95 for children 12 and under – plus tax and gratuity. The Mattison’s Father’s Day dinner special is a 12oz prime rib, slowly cooked, hand-carved to order, served with roasted potatoes and sautéed fresh vegetables. Mattison’s Forty-One’s select à la carte dinner menu, children’s menu, and specials are available from 4pm. Live music by Joe Thayer in the Piano Bar is from 5-9pm. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.921.3400. Mattison’s Forty-One, 7275 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34231.

Mattison’s City Grille in Sarasota, Florida is open on Father’s Day Sunday, June 15, 2014 from 11am-10pm. Our Father’s Day à la carte Sunday Brunch Menu is from 11am-2pm with brunch specials featuring a Steak & Cheese Omelette and a Crab & Asparagus Quiche. Mattison’s City Grille serves the current lunch menu from 11am-3pm while also offering Father’s Day lunch specials such as a Roast Beef Sandwich with crispy onions and horseradish sauce; Pizza Papa with grilled chicken Alfredo, scallions, and mozzarella cheese; Pizza Padre with portobello mushrooms, roasted yellow peppers, Roma tomatoes, Gorgonzola cheese, pesto, and mozzarella. Bring the whole family and treat Dad to one of our dinner specials served from 4-10pm featuring a 12oz carved-to-order prime rib with mashed potatoes and fresh sautéed vegetables; Seafood Paella with scallops, shrimp, calamari, mussels, and clams on a saffron-infused rice with chorizo. Dine al fresco in the heart of downtown Sarasota and enjoy live music by Brian Spainhower from 12-3pm and by the Debbie Keeton Jazz Trio from 7pm. Reservations are recommended and can be made online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.330.0440. Mattison’s City Grille, 1 North Lemon Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 34236.

Mattison’s Bayside at the Van Wezel in Sarasota, Florida is open for a special waterfront Father’s Day Brunch and Dinner Buffet on Sunday, June 15, 2014. Both dining specials are open to the public, in addition to ticket holders for the two performances of “Julianne Hough and Derek Hough Move Live On Tour”. The Brunch Buffet is from 11:30am-2pm (show time is at 2pm) and favorites include a prime rib carving station, breakfast pastries, stuffed French toast, omelette & crêpe stations, bacon & sausage, blintz soufflé, O’Brien potatoes, fresh fruit & cheese, roasted chicken, fresh seafood, seasonal vegetables, crisp salads, and desserts. Brunch is $45 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under – includes tax and gratuity. The dinner buffet at Mattison’s Bayside at the Van Wezel is from 5pm (show time is at 7pm) and includes a prime rib carving station, fresh fish catch and chicken entrées, salad bars with multiple toppings and dressing choices, imported cheeses and fresh fruit, seasonal vegetables, O’Brien potatoes, vegetarian pasta, and an array of house-made desserts for $45 which includes tax and gratuity. Reservations for the brunch and dinner buffets are required and can be made online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.921.3400. Mattison’s Bayside at the Van Wezel, 777 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34236.

Sarasota, Florida • Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Chef Paul Mattison, executive chef and proprietor of Mattison’s in Sarasota, Florida announces the fourth annual Chef Camp at Mattison’s Forty-One offering four one-week sessions: Basic Cooking Techniques, Advanced Skills Camp, Pastry Chef Camp, and Partner Chef Camp. The camp is organized through Sarasota County’s Summer Camp Program. Registration is now open and registration can be done online at www.parksonline.scgov.net or call 941.861.7275. The camp booklet is available online at www.scgov.net/parksandrecreation. During Mattison’s Chef Camp, children learn a variety of cooking techniques from the chefs at Mattison’s Forty-One including how to sauté and grill; make pasta, salads, sauces, and dressings; and create delicious, simple desserts. Since service is essential to the restaurant business, the children are taught how to set and bus a table properly, how to serve, restaurant etiquette, and safe kitchen practices. More advanced specialty camps are also offered. Campers put their new skills to work at week’s end for a graduation lunch for family and friends. Each camper receives a chef hat and Mattison’s apron. Campers must wear closed-toed tennis shoes and long hair must be in a ponytail.

Basic Cooking Techniques is June 9-13, 2014 from 8:30am-11am.
Basic Camp teaches how a restaurant runs with hands-on kitchen experience, safety, food handling techniques, and dining room training. This is for campers ages 10-13 and is $190 per camper, space is limited.

Specialized Session – Advanced Skills Camp is July 7-11, 2014 from 8:30am-11am.
Campers must be either age 11-15 or must have completed the Basic Cooking Techniques. This is hands-on training and teaches more advanced cooking with a variety of foods and techniques. The price is $225 and space is limited.

Specialized Session – Pastry Chef Camp is July 21-25, 2014 from 8:30am-11am and a second session from noon to 2:30pm.
Campers must be either age 11-15 or must have completed the Basic Cooking Techniques. This hands-on class includes creams, custards, breads, and cakes with specialty training encompassing the importance of weights and measure, techniques of working with chocolate, the basic art of cake decorating, and more. The price is $225 and space is limited.

Specialized Session – Partner Chef Camp is August 11-15, 2014 from 8:30am-11am.
Campers must be either age 11-15 or must have completed the Basic Cooking Techniques. This is the hands-on training that lets campers enroll with an adult of their choice (18+ years old) on a kitchen adventure of culinary delights! Camper and adult must attend together on all days.
The price is $350 for the pair (no individual campers) and space is limited.

Chef Camp is at Mattison’s Forty-One, 7275 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231 • mattisons.com

Sarasota, Florida • Friday, May 2, 2014

Chef Paul Mattison, executive chef and proprietor of Mattison’s Restaurants & Catering in Sarasota, Florida, announces a five-course wine-pairing dinner featuring wines from Grgich Hills Estate in California on Thursday, May 29, 2014 from 6:30pm at Mattison’s Forty-One, 7275 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34231. The five-course wine-pairing dinner features dishes from the area’s local culinary stars including Coconut Coast Catering, Chef Chris Covelli, Eloquent Entrees, Chef Paul Mattison, and Keiser University Center for the Culinary Arts. The price is $125 which includes tax and gratuity, seating is limited. Reservations are required and can be made online at floridawinefest.org or by calling 941.952.1109. This is a collaborative  fundraising event between Mattison’s, the American Culinary Federation, and the Florida Winefest & Auction. Proceeds are donated to children’s charities in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.

Miljenko “Mike” Grgich first gained international recognition at the celebrated “Paris Tasting” of 1976. Then, in a now-historic blind tasting, a panel of eminent French judges swirled, sniffed, and sipped an array of the fabled white Burgundies of France and a small sampling of upstart Chardonnays from the Napa Valley. When their scores were tallied, the French judges were shocked: they had chosen the 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay, crafted by Mike Grgich, as the finest white wine in the world. The results stunned the international wine establishment and immediately earned Mike a reputation as one of the greatest winemakers in the world.

Mattison’s Forty-One, 7275 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34231 Telephone 941.921.3400 Web site mattisons.com

American Culinary Federation, Sarasota Bay Chefs Association, Keiser University 6151 Lake Osprey Dr. Sarasota, FL 34240 Telephone 941-907-3900

Florida Winefest & Auction, PO Box 4193, Sarasota, FL 34230- 4193 Telephone 941.952.1109

Sarasota, Florida • Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Chef Paul Mattison, executive chef and proprietor of Mattison’s Restaurants & Catering in Sarasota, Florida, announces a three-course luncheon and cooking class on Thursday, May 22 from 11:30am to 1pm at Mattison’s Forty-One in the Galleria. The price is $35 plus tax and gratuity. Seating is limited and reservations are required and can be made online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.921.3400.
The cooking class focuses on three recipes from the cookbook “Chef! The Stories and Recipes of Chef Paul Mattison”. Each course is demonstrated by Chef Paul Mattison and the attendees receive a recipe packet along with the opportunity for a Q & A Session with the Chef. The demonstration and menu includes: 1st Course – Grilled Peach Salad; 2nd Course – Grouper Piccata with zucchini noodles, tomatoes, and potatoes; 3rd Course – Roasted Pear and Croissant Pudding.

Sarasota, Florida • Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Chef Paul Mattison, executive chef and proprietor of Mattison’s in Sarasota, Florida offers Cinco de Mayo Specials at Mattison’s City Grille on Monday, May 5, 2014 from 5-10pm. Mattison’s City Grille also offers the current menu along with great Margarita specials. Live music by Tropix is from 6-10pm. Reservations are recommended and can be made online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.330.0440.

Cinco de Mayo Specials at Mattison’s City Grille
– Aztec Shrimp Sou – classic hearty vegetables and baby shrimp, garnished with cotija cheese, crispy tortilla and avocado
– Choriqueso – broiled soft chorizo and oaxaca cheese with grilled corn torti
– Guacamole And Chips – made to order mild or spicy
– Fried Fish Tacos Threecorn Tortillas – filled with a light batter haddock, crisp slaw, and avocado crème
– Chicken Quesadilla – smoked chicken, pepper jack cheese, caramelized onions and peppers, served with pico de gallo, guacamole, and sour crew
– Ranchero Steak – grilled rib eye steak with sautéed onions and tomatoes, house mole sauce, served with rice and refried beans
– Burrito Grande – seared seasoned beef with onions, refried beans, cilantro, topped with guajillo sauce, cheddar cheese, and sour cream
– Camarones Al Ajillo – sautéed large shrimp with garlic, guajillo peppers, cilantro, parsley and white wine, served with rice and jicama slaw
– Wachinango Blackened Red Snapper – with avocado salsa, served with chipotle mashed potatoes and a tomato-onion salad tossed with lime dressing
– Tres Leches Cake – with fresh strawberries
– Flan Baked Individual Spanish – custard with caramel sauce

Sarasota, Florida • Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Chef Paul Mattison, executive chef and proprietor of Mattison’s Restaurants & Catering in Sarasota, Florida, announces a six-course wine-pairing dinner featuring wines from Italy on Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 6:30pm at Mattison’s Forty-One, 7275 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34231. Alessandra Orlich, a certified sommelier and Italian wine expert, attends the evening to guide guests through the wines served. The wine-pairing dinner is $95 which includes tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.921.3400.

Chef Paul Mattison’s dinner menu with featured Italian wines includes:
– Passed hors d’oeuvre Kampachi Crudo fried olive, house made ricotta, chickpea crisp, blood orange syrup paired with a Ca’ di Rajo Prosecco Epsilon Pink a dry Rosé sparkling wine with notes of green apple and berries
– Crispy Zucchini Blossom spring greens, fennel, heirloom tomato, speck ham, lemon vinaigrette paired with Norina Pez Friulano Doc Collio a full bodied, dry flavorful Italian white wine
– Risotto vialone nano rice, local shrimp, baby arugula, mascarpone cheese, crispy leeks paired with a Norina Pez Ribolla Gialla an elegant dry Italian white
- Prime Strip Steak olive oil smashed potatoes, rapine, roasted wild mushrooms, aged balsamic paired with Ronco Severo Merlot a full-bodied wine with an aroma of spices and hits of underbrush
– Assorted Italian Cheeses paired with Balan Vecchio Grion’s Rosso del Veneto a beautiful blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon
– Chocolate Six Ways chocolate truffles, chocolate paté braisse, dark chocolate moussse with roasted cocoa nibs, chocolate sugar cone & espresso chip gelato served with a Recioto della Valpolicella an intense, sweet red wine made from dried grapes

Sarasota, Florida • Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Mattison’s Forty-One, in Sarasota, Florida is open for Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11, 2014 for Sunday Brunch Buffet which includes Prime Rib and Leg of Lamb carving stations, chicken, fish, fresh salads, seasonal vegetables, eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, stuffed French toast, pastries, fresh fruit, imported cheeses, and an enticing variety of house made desserts. Brunch is from 10am-2pm and is $34.95 for adults and $15.95 for children 12 and under – plus tax and gratuity. The Mother’s Day Dinner Specials are Prime Rib slowly roasted, hand carved to order with roasted rosemary potatoes and sautéd vegetables; Wild Mushroom Stuffed Chicken Breast with lemon risotto and grilled asparagus topped with fennel butter sauce. Mattison’s Forty-One select dinner menu, children’s menu, and Mother’s Day specials are available from 4-8pm. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.921.3400. Mattison’s Forty-One, 7275 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231. Mattison’s City Grille, in Sarasota, Florida is open on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11, 2014 offering our Mother’s Day à la carte Sunday Brunch Menu from 11am-2pm featuring a Smoked Salmon Omelette with green onions and cream cheese served with home fries and toast; Quiche de la Mère with zucchini, mushrooms, and goat cheese served with fresh fruit; the lunch menu is served from 11am-3pm and features Tuscan Minestrone Soup; Mama Mia Pizza with blackened shrimp, salsa, basil, and a sun dried tomato spread topped with mozzarella; Veggie Pizza with ratatouille, ricotta cheese, tomatoes, and mozzarella. Evening specials served from 4-10pm include, as an appetizer, Lobster Cakes with avocado relish and habanero rémoulade; entrees include Spinach & Crab Meat Stuffed Salmon with pesto risotto and a charred tomato beurre blanc; Filet Mignon with Gorgonzola crust and crispy lardons served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus, and Bordelaise sauce. For dessert, the Warm Pear Tartin with vanilla ice cream and Port syrup is featured. Dine al fresco in the heart of downtown Sarasota with live music by Debbie Keeton starting at 7pm. Reservations are recommended and can be made online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.330.0440. Mattison’s City Grille, 1 North Lemon Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236.

Sarasota, Florida • Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Chef Paul Mattison, executive chef and proprietor of Mattison’s Restaurants & Catering in Sarasota, Florida, announces a six-course wine-pairing dinner featuring wines from Italy on Friday, March 28, 2014 from 6:30pm at Mattison’s Forty-One, 7275 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34231. The wine-pairing dinner is $95 which includes tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.921.3400.

Featured Italian wines include:
– Balan Vecchio Grion’s Rosso del Vento – a beautiful blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon
– Norina Pez Ribolla Gialla – elegant dry Italian white wine
– Palmadina Pinot Grigio – a 2012 citrusy delicate wine with a crispy finish
– Ca’Di Rajo Epsilon Pink – dry Rosé sparkling wine with notes of green apple and berries
– Ronco Severo Merlot – full-bodied with an aroma of spices and hits of underbrush

The evening also features a special wine expert who guides guests through the unique parings.

Sarasota, Florida • Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Join us for Chef Paul Mattison’s Easter Special at Mattison’s Forty-One in Sarasota, Florida serving a delicious and elegant traditional Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet featuring Prime Rib and Leg of Lamb carving stations, chicken, fish, fresh salads, seasonal vegetables, eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, stuffed French toast, pastries, fresh fruit, imported cheeses, and an enticing variety of house made desserts. Brunch is from 10am-2pm and is $34.95 for adults and $15.95 for children 12 and under – plus tax and gratuity. Easter dinner specials include Roasted Leg of Lamb with turnip gratin and baby carrots topped with a rosemary-lemon lamb reduction, available from 4-8pm. The current dinner menu is also available. Fun Easter treats for the children are also available along with a coloring contest with the winners receiving a special house made Easter Lollypop! Reservations are highly recommended and can be made online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.921.3400. Mattison’s Forty-One, 7275 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34231.

Mattison’s City Grille in Sarasota, Florida offers Chef Paul Mattison’s famous Easter Sunday Brunch à la carte menu which is served from 11am-2pm and includes Easter treats for the kids. Lunch is served from 11am-3pm. The Easter Prime Rib special is available from 4-10pm. Live music is from 7-10pm. There is a coloring contest for children at Mattison’s City Grille and winners receive a special house made Carrot Cupcake! Reservations are recommended and can be made online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.330.0440. Mattison’s City Grille, 1 North Lemon Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 34236.

Sarasota, Florida • Thursday, February 20, 2014

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day on Monday, March 17, 2014 at Mattison’s City Grille in Sarasota, Florida featuring traditional Irish fare, including Potato Leek Soup; Corned Beef Reuben on rye with sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing; Pizza Patrick with corned beef & cabbage, onions, Swiss cheese, and Mozzarella cheese; Pizza Patricia with broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and pesto – available from 11am to 3pm. Specials available all day are Corned Beef & Cabbage with potatoes and veggies; Shepard’s Pie traditionally made with lamb, beef, hearty veggies, and topped with mashed potatoes; and the dessert special is a house made Bailey’s Cheesecake. Great Irish beer and drink specials include Guinness, green beer on demand, Irish Whiskey, and Irish Cider. Happy Hour is from 3-7pm. The current menu is also available. Live music by The Venturas is from 6-10pm. Reservations are recommended and can be made online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.330.0440. Mattison’s City Grille, 1 North Lemon Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 34236. Mattison’s Forty-One celebrates St Patrick’s Day on Monday, March 17, 2014 by featuring the Mattison’s Classic Reuben Sandwich; and Chef Paul Mattision’s house made Corned Beef, braised cabbage, carrots, and local potatoes. The special dessert is our house made Guiness Stout Chocolate Cake with Baileys Irish Cream Gelato. St Patrick’s Day specials are served all day from 11am to 10pm. Drink specials include Guinness and happy hour is from 11:30am to 7pm. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.921.3400. Mattison’s Forty-One, 7275 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34231. Don’t forget to wear green!

Sarasota, Florida • Thursday, January 2, 2014

Chef Paul Mattison hosts a Super Football Sunday Party on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at both Mattison’s restaurant locations in Sarasota offering large screen TVs, prizes, and Game Day specials including Chef Paul Mattison’s signature Chicken Wings, Crispy Calamari, Pizzas, Burgers, and more. Happy Hour starts at 4pm. Full menus available along with dinner and drink specials. Kick-off is at approximately 6:30pm ET.

Mattison’s Forty-One, 7275 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231 telephone 941.921.3400, open from 4-9pm on Sunday, February 2, 2014.
Mattison’s City Grille, 1 North Lemon Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236 Telephone 941.330.0440, open 11am to 10pm on Sunday, February 2, 2014.

Mattison’s Catering Company offers a Super Bowl Party Menu to fit all celebrations, delivered to your home or available To-Go. Some sample party platters include Chef Paul Mattison’s signature wings & sauce, mini-hot dogs, crab cakes, lamb chops, appetizer platters, salads, sandwich wraps, panini platters, dessert trays, and more. Contact Mattison’s Catering Company at 941.921.3400.

Sarasota, Florida • Thursday, January 2, 2014

Join us at Mattison’s City Grille in Sarasota, Florida on Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14, 2014 from 4pm for romantic specials including Baked Stuffed Oysters with spinach, chorizo, and roasted garlic with a red pepper hollandaise; Grilled Steak Oscar with asparagus, rosemary scented potatoes, and a citrus hollandaise; Stuffed Lobster Tail with mushrooms, potatoes, brandy, truffle mashed potatoes, and asparagus. The romantic dessert special is Chocolate Mousse Cake with chocolate sauce over locally grown strawberries. Valentine’s Day drink specials include Mattison’s City Grille’s Love Potion. The current menu is also available. Dance to live music by Buster and the Gang from 8pm. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.330.0440. Mattison’s City Grille, 1 North Lemon Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236.

Valentine’s Day at Mattison’s Forty-One

Join us at Mattison’s Forty-One in Sarasota, Florida on Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14, 2014 from 4pm for a romantic dinner evening with specials including Oysters on the Half Shell featuring WiAnno Oysters and a Champagne mignonette as an appetizer. Dinner specials include Sea Scallops with truffle mashed potatoes, baby green beans, and a lobster cream; Filet Mignon with truffle mashed potatoes, baby green beans, smoked wild mushrooms, and a port wine demi; and Chef Paul Mattison’s signature Châteaubriand for Two with Parmesan stuffed tomatoes, smoked wild mushrooms, asparagus, and a port wine demi. Mattison’s Forty-One’s Valentine’s Day dessert menu offers Sweet Chocolate Grand Mariner Fondue for Two. The current menu is also available. Enjoy live music by Debbie Keeton in The Piano Lounge from 6pm. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.921.3400. Mattison’s Forty-One, 7275 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231.

April 23, 2014

Chef Paul Mattison, executive chef and proprietor of Mattison’s in Sarasota, Florida offers Cinco de Mayo Specials at Mattison’s City Grille on Monday, May 5, 2014 from 5-10pm. Mattison’s City Grille also offers the current menu along with great Margarita specials. Live music by Tropix is from 6-10pm. Reservations are recommended and can be made online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.330.0440.

Cinco de Mayo Specials at Mattison’s City Grille
– Aztec Shrimp Sou – classic hearty vegetables and baby shrimp, garnished with cotija cheese, crispy tortilla and avocado
– Choriqueso – broiled soft chorizo and oaxaca cheese with grilled corn torti
– Guacamole And Chips – made to order mild or spicy
– Fried Fish Tacos Threecorn Tortillas – filled with a light batter haddock, crisp slaw, and avocado crème
– Chicken Quesadilla – smoked chicken, pepper jack cheese, caramelized onions and peppers, served with pico de gallo, guacamole, and sour crew
– Ranchero Steak – grilled rib eye steak with sautéed onions and tomatoes, house mole sauce, served with rice and refried beans
– Burrito Grande – seared seasoned beef with onions, refried beans, cilantro, topped with guajillo sauce, cheddar cheese, and sour cream
– Camarones Al Ajillo – sautéed large shrimp with garlic, guajillo peppers, cilantro, parsley and white wine, served with rice and jicama slaw
– Wachinango Blackened Red Snapper – with avocado salsa, served with chipotle mashed potatoes and a tomato-onion salad tossed with lime dressing
– Tres Leches Cake – with fresh strawberries
– Flan Baked Individual Spanish – custard with caramel sauce

Mattison’s City Grille, 1 North Lemon Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236, telephone 941.330.0440

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Chef Paul Mattison, executive chef and proprietor of Mattison’s Restaurants & Catering in Sarasota, Florida, announces a three-course luncheon and cooking class on Thursday, May 22 from 11:30am to 1pm at Mattison’s Forty-One in the Galleria. The price is $35 plus tax and gratuity. Seating is limited and reservations are required and can be made online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.921.3400.
The cooking class focuses on three recipes from the cookbook “Chef! The Stories and Recipes of Chef Paul Mattison”. Each course is demonstrated by Chef Paul Mattison and the attendees receive a recipe packet along with the opportunity for a Q & A Session with the Chef. The demonstration and menu includes: 1st Course – Grilled Peach Salad; 2nd Course – Grouper Piccata with zucchini noodles, tomatoes, and potatoes; 3rd Course – Roasted Pear and Croissant Pudding.

Mattison’s Forty-One, 7275 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34231 Telephone 941.921.3400 Web site mattisons.com

Mattison’s Mother’s Day Specials on Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mattison’s Forty-One, in Sarasota, Florida is open for Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11, 2014 for Sunday Brunch Buffet which includes Prime Rib and Leg of Lamb carving stations, chicken, fish, fresh salads, seasonal vegetables, eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, stuffed French toast, pastries, fresh fruit, imported cheeses, and an enticing variety of house made desserts. Brunch is from 10am-2pm and is $34.95 for adults and $15.95 for children 12 and under – plus tax and gratuity. The Mother’s Day Dinner Specials are Prime Rib slowly roasted, hand carved to order with roasted rosemary potatoes and sautéd vegetables; Wild Mushroom Stuffed Chicken Breast with lemon risotto and grilled asparagus topped with fennel butter sauce. Mattison’s Forty-One select dinner menu, children’s menu, and Mother’s Day specials are available from 4-8pm. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.921.3400. Mattison’s Forty-One, 7275 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231.

Mattison’s City Grille, in Sarasota, Florida is open on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11, 2014 offering our Mother’s Day à la carte Sunday Brunch Menu from 11am-2pm featuring a Smoked Salmon Omelette with green onions and cream cheese served with home fries and toast; Quiche de la Mère with zucchini, mushrooms, and goat cheese served with fresh fruit; the lunch menu is served from 11am-3pm and features Tuscan Minestrone Soup; Mama Mia Pizza with blackened shrimp, salsa, basil, and a sun dried tomato spread topped with mozzarella; Veggie Pizza with ratatouille, ricotta cheese, tomatoes, and mozzarella. Evening specials served from 4-10pm include, as an appetizer, Lobster Cakes with avocado relish and habanero rémoulade; entrees include Spinach & Crab Meat Stuffed Salmon with pesto risotto and a charred tomato beurre blanc; Filet Mignon with Gorgonzola crust and crispy lardons served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus, and Bordelaise sauce. For dessert, the Warm Pear Tartin with vanilla ice cream and Port syrup is featured. Dine al fresco in the heart of downtown Sarasota with live music by Debbie Keeton starting at 7pm. Reservations are recommended and can be made online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.330.0440. Mattison’s City Grille, 1 North Lemon Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236.

Chef Paul Mattison’s efforts over last year to create a sustainable student garden are coming to fruition tomorrow, Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 8:30am at Phillippi Shores Elementary, 4747 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida, 34231 as 40 hand made Earth Boxes created by Chef Paul Mattison, executive chef and Proprietor of Mattison’s, and his team are filled with 20 cubic yards or one dump truck of earth and compost to get the gardening project started.

Since May 2012, Chef Paul Mattison leads the effort to create a sustainable garden at Phillippi Shores Elementary School which eventually involves the students learning, hands-on, about gardening, composting, nutrition, meal planning, and cooking. Chef Paul Mattison first participated in the “Chefs Move to Schools” fundraising initiative, and has since rallied a group of parents, teachers, students, community businesses, and Mattison’s staff to volunteer in the crafting of the boxes, the irrigation, the planning, and tomorrow the filling of the earth boxes. Chef Paul Mattison provided the initial funding for the garden project with donations and other forms of sponsorship from the local community including Lowes Home Improvement and the Crosley Museum and Nature Center’s Jeff Scarborough along with countless parents, staff, and students from Phillippi Shores Elementary School.

Those planning to attend and volunteer should bring a shovel or rake and check in at the office at Phillippi Shores Elementary before 8:30am. The boxes are located on campus behind the pavilion.

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Mattison’s, 7275 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34231
Lowe’s Home Improvement 5750 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota, Florida 34232
Phillippi Shores Elementary, 4747 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34231
Crowley Museum and Nature Center, 16405 Myakka Rd, Sarasota, Florida 34240

Chef Paul Mattison, executive chef and proprietor of Mattison’s Restaurants & Catering in Sarasota, Florida, announces a five-course wine-pairing dinner featuring wines from Collier Falls Vineyard on Monday, November 11, 2013 from 6:30pm at Mattison’s Forty-One, 7275 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34231. The dinner is $75 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.921.3400. Barry Collier, Founder of Collier Falls, attends the evening to guide guests through the wines served at the wine-pairing dinner. Mr Collier has a strong connection to Sarasota as he has family living in the area.
Five-course wine-pairing dinner menu featuring wines from Collier Falls Vineyard:

• Spiced Squash Velouté vanilla poached lobster, walnuts, pomegranate molasses served with a 2009 Collier Falls Primitivo
• Southern Fried Turkey Galantine popcorn grits, turkey crackling, local greens, strawberry-peppercorn vinaigrette served with a 2010 Collier Falls Zinfandel
• Braised Pork Short Rib black truffle mac & cheese, herb roasted mushrooms, bacon-leek demi served with a 2008 Collier Falls Petite Syrah
• Venison “Benedict” venison château, poached egg, buttermilk biscuit, smoked tomato hollandaise served with a 2006 Collier Falls Cabernet Sauvignon
• House-made dessert served with a 2011 Collier Falls Late Harvest Primitivo

Collier Falls Vineyards is located in Dry Creek Valley in Sonoma County California. Recent accolades include gold medals for Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel. Wine & Spirits publication gave their Primitivo a 90 point rating.

Sarasota, Florida • 1 October 2013

Mattison’s City Grille in Sarasota, Florida hosts a Mattison’s Halloween Costume Party on Saturday, October 26, 2013. Come dressed in costume for a frighteningly fun time and enter our costume contest (at Mattison’s City Grille only). 1st prize wins a $100 Mattison’s gift card, 2nd prize wins a $50 Mattison’s gift card and 3rd prize wins a $25 Mattison’s gift card (one costume contest for the men, one for the women). Dance the night away to live music by TC and the Trouble Makers from 7:30pm to midnight and enjoy ghoulish drink, appetizer, and dinner specials along with festive decorations and so much more. Our current menus are also available.

Halloween Menu Specials at Mattison’s City Grille on Saturday, October 26 and Thursday, October 31, 2013 from 4pm: Appetizer: Creepy Grilled Head-On Prawn with chiles, garlic, white wine, and parsley; entrées include Black & Blue Steak grilled tenderloin with blackening spices topped with bleu cheese served with mashed boooo-tatoes, and tangled onions; Creep Crawlers creepy soft shell crab with a blood orange and garlic butter sauce, devil mashed potatoes, and mean green beans; Dessert: Eye Popping Panna Cotta with kiwi and raspberry coulis. Live music on Thursday, October 31, 2013 is by The Venturas from 7-11pm.  Reservations are recommended and can be made online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.330.0440. Mattison’s City Grille, 1 North Lemon Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 34236.

Sarasota, Florida • Monday, August 12, 2013

Mattison’s Forty-One Castello Banfi Wine-Pairing Dinner – Thursday, August 29, 2013

Chef Paul Mattison, executive chef and proprietor of Mattison’s Restaurants & Catering in Sarasota, Florida, announces a five course wine-pairing dinner featuring wines from Castello Banfi Vintners on Thursday, August 29, 2013 from 6:30pm at Mattison’s Forty-One, 7275 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34231. Sharron McCarthy of Castello Banfi Vintners, is an award-winning wine expert and attends the evening. The dinner is $75 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.921.3400.

Castello Banfi Vintners is a family-owned Italian estate and vineyard in Tuscany. Sharron McCarthy acts as Castello Banfi Vintners’ education director hosting scholastic food and wine tours while also finding time to conduct lectures and seminars at various Universities. She was recently awarded the American Wine Society’s Award of Merit.

Sarasota, Florida • Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Mattison’s Forty-One Illuminati Wine-Pairing Dinner – Wednesday, September 18, 3013

Chef Paul Mattison, executive chef and proprietor of Mattison’s Restaurants & Catering in Sarasota, Florida, announces a five course wine-pairing dinner featuring wines from the Italian family-run vineyard, Illuminati on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 from 6:30pm at Mattison’s Forty-One, 7275 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34231. Stefano Illuminati, third generation vineyard owner, is the special guest and wine expert to guide guests throughout the evening. The dinner is $75 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.921.3400.

The tradition of Illuminati Wines has continued for over 120 years. The Controguerra lands and their generous grapes have afforded the Illuminati family the ability to pass down the skilled art of wine-making and their commitment towards experimentation. Join us in sharing these amazing wines and meet the third generation owner, Stefano Illuminati, and discover why Illuminati never settles for anything less than excellence.

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Sarasota Florida • Monday, June 17,  2013

Mattison’s City Grille July 4th Specials – Thursday, July 4, 2013

Chef Paul Mattison celebrates Independence Day on Thursday, July 4, 2013 at Mattison’s City Grille in Sarasota, Florida with specials such as the popular lunch time, All American New England Clam Chowder; Declaration Lobster Rolls, Patriot Buffalo Chicken Pizza and Independence Roasted Veggie Pizza. The evening specials include all American favorites such as Crab and Artichoke Dip with crispy tortilla chips, Southern Fried Chicken Dinner, Maple-Bourbon BBQ Ribs with sweet potato fries and corn on the cob, and to finish the evening, Traditional Warm Apple Pie à la mode. Guests will enjoy live music by The Venturas from 7pm-11pm. Reservations are recommended and can be made online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.330.0440. Mattison’s City Grille 1 North Lemon Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236.

Sarasota Florida • Monday, June 17,  2013

Mattison’s Forty-One All Pinot Wine-Pairing Dinner on Thursday, June 27, 2013

Mattison’s Forty-One, in Sarasota, Florida hosts an All Pinot Wine-Pairing Dinner on Thursday, June 27, 2013 from 6:30pm featuring five dinner courses, six vineyards and all Pinot wines.

Chef Paul Mattison’s dinner menu:
Arrival reception guests receive a Firesteed, Pinot Gris;
Savory Peach Melba poached peach, goat cheese ice cream, petite greens, warm honey-lavender vinaigrette paired with a Steele Pinot Blanc;
Egg Yolk Raviolo spinach ricotta, Parmesan, black truffle butter paired with a ZD Pinot Noir;
Crispy Spiced Rubbed Duck Leg Confit toasted faro, morel mushrooms, pickled ramps, cherry gastrique paired with a Truchard Pinot Noir;
Reconstructed Lamb Pot Roast turnip gratin, bacon wrapped asparagus, carrot velouté, lamb reduction sauce paired with a Morgan LL Pinot Noir;
Cherry Bomb milk chocolate mousse with a balsamic and port wine glazed cherry center in a crispy dark chocolate shell and a tart cherry coulis paired with a Mossback Russian River Pinot Noir.

The dinner is $75 per person plus tax and gratuity. Special guest and wine guide for the evening is Bob Larkin from Pacific Southern Wine Company. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.921.3400. Mattison’s Forty-One, 7275 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231.

Chef Paul Mattison, executive chef and proprietor of Mattison’s in Sarasota, Florida and Pedro Reis, CEO of Circus Sarasota announce the second annual “Wallenda – Beyond Belief Viewing and Street Party – from Sarasota to the Grand Canyon” on Sunday, June 23, 2013 from 7-11pm. The street party is on Lemon Avenue between Main Street and First Avenue in front of Mattison’s City Grille. This fundraising event supporting Circus Sarasota, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, celebrates Nik Wallenda as he walks across the Grand Canyon on a high wire, live on television.

The street party is free and open to the public and is a sponsored collaboration between Mattison’s and Circus Sarasota. The street party presents a variety of circus performances by international circus artists and youth performers from the Sailor Circus. This fun event offers hands-on family-friendly circus activities including balloon making, face-painitng, low wire walking, street vendors, a raffle with great prizes, live auction, projection on the Jumbotron video screen of Nik crossing the Grand Canyon and so much more. Mattison’s City Grille offers live music, dancing, and a variety of exciting food and drink specials plus the current menu. A distinct VIP area, in front of the main stage and Jumbotron screen, offers a reserved seating area, and a special three-course menu with wine catered by Chef Paul Mattison. VIP tickets are $100 per person or $1000 for a table of eight. VIP tickets are limited so advanced purchase is required, contact the Circus Sarasota Development Office at 941.355.9335 or [email protected] More information and details online at mattisons.com or circussarasota.org.

Join us for Chef Paul Mattison’s Easter Special at Mattison’s Forty-One in Sarasota, Florida serving a delicious and elegant traditional Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet featuring Prime Rib and Leg of Lamb carving stations. Brunch is from 10am-2pm. Easter dinner specials include Roasted Leg of Lamb with turnip gratin, and baby carrots topped with a rosemary-lemon lamb reduction and is available from 4-8pm along with the current dinner menu. Fun Easter treats for the children are also available along with a coloring contest with the winners receiving a special house made Easter Lollypop! Reservations are highly recommended and can be made online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.921.3400. Mattison’s Forty-One, 7275 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34231.

Mattison’s City Grille in Sarasota, Florida offers Chef Paul Mattison’s famous Easter Sunday Brunch à la carte menu which is served from 11am-2pm and includes Easter treats for the kids. Lunch is served from 11am-3pm. The Easter Prime Rib special is available from 4-10pm. Live music is from 7-10pm. There is a coloring contest for children at Mattison’s City Grille and winners receive a special house made Carrot Cupcake! Reservations are recommended and can be made online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.330.0440. Mattison’s City Grille, 1 North Lemon Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 34236.

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at Mattison’s City Grille in Sarasota, Florida featuring live music, straight out of Ireland by “Patsy and Majella” from 5:30-9:30pm. Mattison’s City Grille features traditional Irish fare, including Potato Leek Soup with soda bread; Corned Beef Reuben on rye with sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing; Pizza Patrick with corned beef & cabbage, onions, Swiss cheese, and Mozzarella cheese; Pizza Patricia with broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and pesto – available from 11am to 3pm. Specials available all day are Corned Beef & Cabbage with potatoes and veggies; Shepard’s Pie traditionally made with lamb, beef, hearty veggies, and topped with mashed potatoes; and the dessert special is a house made Bailey’s Cheesecake. Great Irish beer and drink specials include Guinness, green beer on demand, Irish Whiskey, and Irish Cider. The current menu is also available. Reservations are recommended and can be made online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.330.0440. Mattison’s City Grille, 1 North Lemon Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 34236.

Mattison’s Forty-One celebrates St Patrick’s Day on Sunday, March 17, 2013 by featuring the Mattison’s Classic Reuben Sandwich; and Chef Paul Mattision’s house made Corned Beef, braised cabbage, carrots, and local potatoes. St Patrick’s Day specials are served all day. Drink specials include green beer upon request, Guinness, and so much more. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.921.3400. Mattison’s Forty-One, 7275 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34231.

Don’t forget to wear green!

Mattison’s City Grille, in Sarasota, Florida presents a Mardi Gras celebration with decorations, live music, food and drink specials. A Taste of New Orleans lunch and dinner menu is presented on Tuesday, February 12, 2013. Seafood Gumbo is offered all day. Lunch specials are from 11am and include Oyster Po’ Boy Sandwich with chipotle aïoli, lettuce, and tomatoes on a soft hoagie roll; Cajun Shrimp Pizza with andouille sausage, tomato sauce, and mozzarella cheese; Veggie Pizza with crispy okra, green peppers, onions, goat cheese, collard greens, and red pepper pesto. Evening specials are from 5pm and include, as an appetizer, Fried Corn dusted oysters with a spicy Creole mustard rémoulade; dinner entrée specials include Jambalaya with crawfish, bay scallops, smoked pork, and andouille sausage with rice; Mushroom and Sausage Stuffed Cornish Hen with cheese grits, and tomato basil sauce. For dessert, Mattison’s City Grille offers a house made Bread Pudding with bourbon sauce. Jennifer Leigh performs live from 7:30pm.

Mattison’s City Grille 1 North Lemon Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 34236. Reservations are recommended and can be made online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.330.0440.

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