January 2020: Southern Comforts Epicurean Adventure

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We’re kicking off our 2020 Epicurean Adventures by bringing “Southern Comforts” to Sarasota. No matter where you’re from, comfort food almost always resembles the delicious foods from states below the Mason-Dixie Line. The southern foods that we know and love,  provide just the right amount of nostalgia & comfort. Fried, stewed, boiled, or smoked these foods wrap us all in a warm big hug - it’s called soul food for a reason. 

Traditional “Southern” cuisine can look very different from state to state due to the variation of ingredients used. Many elements of Southern cooking—squash, tomatoes, corn, and deep-pit barbecuing—are adopted from Southeast American Indian tribes. Sugar, flour, milk, and eggs come from Europe; and the appreciation for fried foods is a favorite from Scotland. 

Food that's good for your soul

This month’s Epicurean menu is handcrafted to offer guests the experience of traditional southern cuisine with a Michael’s On East twist. Whether you are looking for something familiar or want to venture into the delicious unknown, this menu will give you an experience you won’t forget.

The three-course Southern Comforts Epicurean Adventure dinner menu is available Monday through Saturday evenings for $38.95 per person. The two-course lunch offering features a choice of entrée and dessert for $19.95 per person and is available Monday through Friday, 11:30 am to 2 pm.

You won’t want to miss the hand-selected wine-pairings for only $8 per glass or $15 for the pairing.

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Lunch
  • PAN-SEARED SCOTTISH SALMON
    •     Spicy Smoked Sausage, Succotash, Sweet Corn Coulis, and Tabasco Onion Rings
  • CAROLINA MUSTARD BBQ PORK TENDERLOIN
    • Roasted Baby Carrots and Cauliflower, White Bean Stew & Fried Green Tomatoes
Dinner

Appetizers

  • BLUE CRAB, ROASTED CORN-TOMATO & JALAPEÑO CHOWDER 
  • FRIED GREEN TOMATOES
    • Fried Green Tomatoes, Remoulade, Pickled Sweet Okra Relish

Entrees

  • PAN-SEARED HERB RAINBOW TROUT
    • Black-Eyed Pea & Tasso Casserole, Roasted Tomato, Green Apple Beurre Blanc, Garnished with Crispy Leeks
  • STOUT BEER-BRAISED BEEF SHORT RIB
    • White Cheddar Stone Ground Grits, Slow-Cooked Collard Greens, Roasted Root Vegetable & Natural Pan Au Jus
  • CAROLINA CRISPY CORNISH HEN
    • Spicy Tasso Ham, Einkorn Wheat Berries Hash, Roasted Chateau Potatoes, Curried Apples & Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce

 Desserts

  • BANANA FOSTER BREAD PUDDING
  • SOUTHERN PECAN BOURBON TART

Wine

  • SPARKLING, BLANC DE BLANCS, JP CHENET, FR, NV
  • RED BLEND “THE SHEPHERD”, CARNEROS, NAPA VALLEY, CA, 2014  
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