It is our team’s honor to host many special announcements and award ceremonies for clients on property, but it’s especially humbling when we receive continued top honors from our industry!
Michael’s On East Presented with 28th Consecutive AAA Four Diamond Award as its Leadership Prepares for 30th Anniversary
One of Two Restaurants in Florida to Receive Honor for More Than 25 Years
Michael’s On East has been awarded its 28th consecutive Four Diamond Rating by AAA. Michael’s On East Co-Proprietors Michael Klauber and Philip Mancini accepted the award during a brief presentation the morning of Thursday, March 2, 2017. Michael’s On East is the only Four Diamond Award restaurant in Sarasota, Fla.
“It’s hard to believe our staff has been recommending Michael’s On East for 30 years!” said Don Schwartz, Sarasota-Manatee field manager for AAA. As we present this 28th consecutive AAA Four Diamond Award, it’s important to recognize that Michael’s On East is one of only two restaurants in the entire state of Florida to maintain the AAA Four Diamond status for 25+ years.” Schwartz added that only 24 restaurants have held the Four Diamond status for more than 25 years across the United States and Canada
The AAA Diamond Rating Process is North America’s premier restaurant rating program, performed each year by professionally-trained evaluators from AAA’s national headquarters. Only 2.5 percent of the nearly 30,000 restaurants rated are approved by the AAA Four Diamond list.
“We value this important distinction from AAA and our entire team views it as a point of pride in the restaurant,” said Michael Klauber. “As we officially mark the restaurant’s 30th anniversary next month—April 27, 2017—we continue to be incredibly thankful to continue offering Sarasota residents, businesses, nonprofit organizations and visitors ‘Four Diamond’ service and cuisine.”
AAA defines a Four Diamond restaurant as being geared to individuals in search of a distinctive fine-dining experience. Often orchestrated by an executive chef and an accomplished staff, menus reflect a high degree of creativity and complexity, using imaginative presentations to enhance high quality, market-fresh ingredients. The equally proficient service staff demonstrates a strong desire to meet or exceed guest expectations. A wine steward is typically available to provide menu-specific knowledge on wine selection. The ambiance is highly refined, comfortable and well-coordinated, incorporating quality materials and a variety of upscale design enhancements to give a first-class impression. There are no payments or membership dues associated with the AAA rating system to ensure objective and trusted reviews.
Michael’s On East is located at 1212 East Avenue South, Sarasota, 34239. For more information about all offerings from Michael’s On East Restaurant, Wine Cellar and Catering Division, call 941-366-0007 or visit www.bestfood.com.