Culinary Calendar

June 26, 2013 

culinary calendar


Mattison's City Grille events: Mattison's City Grille, 1 N. Lemon Ave., Sarasota, will celebrate the Fourth of July with lunch and dinner specials, including Southern-fried chicken dinner, maple-bourbon barbecue 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 7 to 11 p.m.

• Bastille Day, 2-10 p.m. July 14. Chef Paul Mattison's Bastille Day lunch specials include French onion soup, French dip with Gruyère cheese au jus; Pizza Viande -- sausage, mushrooms, caramelized onions, Swiss chard with Gruyère and mozzarella cheese. Bastille Day three-course dinner menu begins at 5 p.m. and includes escargot with mushrooms, garlic, and basil with garlic toast or Coquille St. Jacques; Boeuf Bourguignonne or Sole Papillote and pear tarte tatin with vanilla ice cream and port syrup for dessert. Cost is $58 plus tax and gratuity. Guests may add a flight of French wine for $15.

Reservations are recommended for both events and can be made online at or by calling 941-330-0440.

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Libby's summer menu: Libby, 1917 Osprey Ave., Sarasota, has created a comprehensive and creative update for its new summer menu. Diners will find new ways to enjoy grains, greens and entrees from the land and sea, including new crispy taco plates filled with crispy gulf grouper, chicken fried chicken, cheesesteak or cheddar farro-mushroom and rainbow chard, among others. Continuing its ever popular early dining prix fixe, available daily from 4 to 6 p.m., diners get new three-course menu options that include six first course, 10 second course and three dessert choices, and a glass of house wine, beer or non-alcoholic beverage, for $15 per person. Reservations are recommended and parking is always free and ample in the private Morton's/Libby's lot across the street. For more information on specials and to preview menus, visit or call 941-487-7300.

Savor Sarasota menu extended: Due to the overwhelming success of the eighth annual Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week celebrated June 1-14, Michael's On East is one of nearly 20 restaurants continuing specialty lunch and dinner menus through June 30. Michael's "Sarasota Epicurean Adventure" features a two-course lunch for $15 and three-course dinner for $29. The complete menu is available at Starting July 1, the Michael's On East culinary team will unveil new three-course dinner and two-course lunch menus inspired by the Hawaiian Islands. Michael's Epicurean Adventures present culinary journeys to a new destination each month. The three-course Hawaiian Epicurean Adventure dinner menu will be available Monday through Saturday evenings for $29.95 per person, July 1-31. The two-course Power Lunch offering features a choice of entrée and dessert for $18.95 per person and is available Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each wine pairing is $10 during dinner or $5 per pairing during lunch. For more information or to make restaurant reservations, call 941-366-0007, ext. 224 or visit

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