The holiday season is in full swing and the experienced teams at Michael’s On East, Michael’s Wine Cellar and Michael’s Events & Catering are prepared to provide area residents and visitors alike memorable dining experiences as well as no-hassle holiday gifts. New for 2017, a three-month wine club featuring hand-picked wines from boutique properties from around the globe is debuting just in time for the gift-giving season.
Holiday Restaurant Reservations
Michael’s On East Restaurant is currently accepting holiday reservations for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. Michael’s On East will offer a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings for $29.95 per person, 2-8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. In addition to the turkey feature which includes mashed potatoes, pan gravy, candied sweet potatoes, green beans, dried cranberry and cornbread stuffing, a special menu is available offering signature Michael’s On East favorites a la carte. Holiday reservations are also available on Christmas Eve, 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, December 24 and Christmas Day, 2-8 p.m. on Monday, December 25, 2017 and New Years Eve, 5-7 p.m. or 9-10 p.m. on Sunday, December 31, 2017. A $50 cover charge applies for the later seating, which includes live music and dancing.
Michael’s holiday dinner menu featuring favorite signature dishes and inspired global fare is offered on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. Click here to secure restaurant reservations or call 941-366-0007, ext. 224.
Michael’s Wine Club
Known for his 35+ years of experience as a wine buyer and wine judge, Co-Proprietor of Michael’s On East and Michael’s Wine Cellar Michael Klauber is responding to guests’ frequent requests with a new, already-packed and ready-to-ship gift this year. Michael’s Wine Club is debuting this holiday season, offering three-bottle monthly themed packages featuring boutique wines. Klauber has a personal relationship with the wineries represented in each package and guarantees that he has personally tasted and recommends all featured wines. Michael’s Wine Club is $60 a month plus tax and shipping.
To join the program or purchase a subscription to Michael’s Wine Club as a gift, call 941-366-0007, ext. 229 or click here.
Holiday Open House Wine Tasting & Toy Drive
Members of the public are invited to stroll from station to station tasting 50+ reds, whites, rosés and sparkling wines while talking with visiting wine specialists at Michael’s monthly Open House Wine Tastings. This December, Michael’s Wine Cellar will host a Holiday Open House Wine Tasting & Toy Drive event, 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, December 9, 2017. An unwrapped toy donation will serve as admission for this special event. Toy donations will be collected for the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program.
Gourmet Gift Baskets
A wide selection of Michael’s gourmet gift baskets are readily available from Michael’s Wine Cellar throughout the holiday season; however, customized baskets for the true Scotch aficionado, Champagne lover or Bordeaux collector are also available through advanced orders. To place an order for customized baskets, call Michael’s retail specialists at 941-366-0007, ext. 249. The retail wine and spirits shop offers more than 1,000 international wines, craft beers, boutique spirits and wine accessories available to purchase individually as hostess presents or “Secret Santa” gifts.
In addition to holiday parties catered on-premise and off-property by Michael’s Events & Catering, the Private Dining Room at Michael’s On East provides an elegant backdrop for breakfast, luncheon or dinnertime holiday celebrations for corporate groups, families and friends. Michael’s also serves as the exclusive caterer for all private parties held at Selby Gardens in downtown Sarasota and Bay Preserve in Osprey. Limited dates remain available for catered and on-premise holiday celebrations this season. Contact Michael’s Events & Catering Division at 941-366-0007, ext. 226 for more information.
Guests interested in sharing the gift of great food, fine wines and culinary culture are invited to purchase Michael’s On East & Michael’s Wine Cellar gift cards. For a limited time, guests will receive a $20 bonus gift certificate with every $100 gift card purchased. Call 941-366-0007, ext. 249 or click here for complete details about the holiday gift card offer or to purchase cards. Some restrictions apply.