Celebrate with Michael’s in March 2018: Baltimore Menu Honors the Orioles in the Restaurant; Alexander Valley Vineyards Wine Dinner & Tasting Events Announced in Wine Cellar & “Food Factory” Warhol-Inspired Food Truck at Selby Gardens
The Michael’s On East, Michael’s Wine Cellar and Michael’s Events & Catering teams continue to offer fine wines and inspired cuisine on property and throughout the community year-round. This March, Michael’s offers a variety of special menus, events and tastings:
IN THE WINE CELLAR
Each month, Michael’s Wine Cellar hosts a casual, walk-about tasting in the retail store. The March Open House Wine Tasting will be offered 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, March 3 at Michael’s Wine Cellar. Guests have an opportunity to taste dozens of international wines at this casual, walk-about tasting. Admission is $10 per person. No RSVP is required and guests are encouraged to simply pay at the door.
Continuing a popular series of educational wine tastings, an Argentina Wine Class will be offered at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6 at Michael’s Wine Cellar. Admission is $20 per person and advanced reservations are required.
At 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, Michael’s Wine Cellar will host an Alexander Valley Vineyards Wine Dinner. Alexander Valley Vineyards Head of Operations, Family Partner and Assistant Winemaker Harry Wetzel, IV, will lead guests in a vertical tasting through 2007-2012 Cyrus wines, paired with an extravagant five-course menu. Admission is $150 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required.
Michael’s Wine Cellar is located at 1283 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Fla.
IN THE RESTAURANT
Honoring the Orioles’ spring training season in Sarasota, Michael’s On East features a Baltimore Epicurean Adventure, March 1-31. Enjoy this specialty three-course dinner menu featuring dishes inspired by the “Charm City” for only $38.95 per person. A two-course lunch offering includes a choice of entrée and dessert for only $19.95 per person. For a “Grand Slam” culinary adventure, guests are encouraged to add wine pairings for $15 during dinner or $8 per glass during lunch.
Each Monday, March 5 – April 30, Michael’s On East will donate a percentage of beverage sales in the restaurant’s lounge from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. to the All Star Children’s Foundation. Happy Hour benefiting All Star Children’s Foundation will feature extended happy hour specials all night, allowing guests to enjoy a glass of Michael’s Private Label Wines, well cocktails and draft beers for $6 until close each Monday in support of this nonprofit organization.
Michael’s On East is located at 1212 East Avenue South, Sarasota, Fla.
AT SELBY GARDENS
Michael’s is the exclusive culinary partner for Selby Gardens, so the culinary team has designed special menus to feature throughout the Gardens’ current exhibition: Warhol: Flowers in the Factory. Andy Warhol, the groundbreaking artist known for his Pop Art multiples of celebrities and soup cans, created more than 10,000 images of flowers over the course of his career. Warhol: Flowers in the Factory showcases the surprising, and little examined, role of nature in Warhol’s art and life through the limited-time exhibition which opened in February continues through June 30. In addition to a new themed menu at the Selby House Café by Michael’s On East, the Michael’s team has reinvented its gourmet food truck, now nicknamed Food Factory, located in front of the Payne Mansion within Selby Gardens. Open 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily, members and visitors of attraction are invited to enjoy sandwiches, Nathan’s hot dogs, soups, pastries, cookies and other snacks from the Food Factory.
Selby Gardens is located at 900 S. Palm Ave, Sarasota, Fla.
About Michael’s On East
Michael’s On East was founded on April 27, 1987. Located at 1212 East Avenue South in Midtown Plaza, the iconic restaurant is open for lunch 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, open for dinner 6 p.m. to close Monday through Thursday and 5:30 p.m. to close on Friday and Saturday. The restaurant is closed on Sundays, with the exception of Easter and Mother’s Day each year. The establishment is the winner of the 2009 Fine Dining Hall of Fame, and received their 28th consecutive AAA Four-Diamond Award in 2017. Michael’s On East is a contemporary fine dining restaurant featuring an extraordinary supper club atmosphere, inspired cuisine and an intimate piano bar. Michael’s On East Catering is Sarasota’s premiere caterer creating memorable events from candlelit dinners for two to dazzling galas for 1,000. Michael’s Wine Cellar hosts more than 1,000 International estate-bottled wines including more than 200 wines under $20, boutique spirits and craft beers. Michael’s Wine Cellar is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 941-366-0007 or visit www.bestfood.com.