Known as much for its award-winning cuisine as its grand ballroom, Michael's is one of Sarasota's most popular reception spots. Guests can linger in the adjoining tropical courtyard or stroll down for martinis at the East Side piano bar. Most of the staff has been here for years, and the service shows it.A.P.
MICHAEL’S ON EAST TAKES A CULINARY JOURNEY THIS JUNE WITH THE AUTHENTIC FLAVORS OF ITALY
Sarasota, May 21 – Get ready for an authentic explosion of Italian flavors as Michael’s On East takes you on an Epicurean Adventure this June, with a luscious three-course prix-fixe dinner for only $25 per person. This glorious globetrotting dinner menu features a choice of two tempting appetizers, three elegant entrees and two luscious desserts every Tuesday – Saturday, and a smaller, and Power Lunch version is available Mon. – Fri., offers two courses, with an appetizer and entrée. Add perfectly paired wine for only $5 per person at lunch, and two perfectly paired wines for only $10 at dinner. Mangia! Mangia! For reservations, please call 941-366-0007 or visit www.bestfood.com. June is the all about Italy, and Chef Al Massa’s culinary brilliance offers a molto delizioso menu to make even his mama proud.
Chef Massa’s June Italian Adventure Menu:
Carne Crudo alla Piedmontese
Chopped Filet Mignon, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Lemon, Artichokes, Asparagus Ribbons
Soft Mascarpone Polenta with Parmesan Cheese, Braised Leeks and Truffled Porcini
2008 Chardonnay, “L’Evimé”, Banfi IT
Seared Game Hen with Crispy Potatoes, Taggiasca Olives, Prosciutto and Artichokes
Tajarin Albese alla Finanziera
Ragout of Sweetbreads and Duck Liver with Traditional Egg Enriched Tagliatelle, Mushrooms and Marsala Wine Sauce
Sautéed Milk-Fed Veal Medallions, Tomatoes, Baby Green Garlic, Sweet Roasted Peppers, Carnaroli Risotto alla Milanese
2007 Barbera d’Asti, Araldica, IT
Shot of Espresso over Your Choice of Vanilla or Chocolate Ice Cream, Served with Biscotti
Almond Frangipan, Macaroon, Toasted Pine Nuts, with Mascarpone and StrawberriesMichael’s On East is winner of the 2009 Fine Dining Hall of Fame, and one of only 17 restaurants in the nation to receive their 20th consecutive AAA Four-Diamond Awards. Founded on April 27th 1987, Michael's is a collection of fine food and wine establishments including: Michael's On East - fine dining restaurant featuring extraordinary atmosphere, inspired cuisine and intimate piano bar; Michael's On East Catering - creating memorable events from candlelit dinners for two, to dazzling galas for 1,000; and Michael's Wine Cellar - Over 200 wines under $20 at urban-chic, wine boutique and online storewww.wineflorida.com. Visit www.Bestfood.com for reservations and more information. Michael's On East is located at 1212 East Avenue South, Sarasota, FL 34239.
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MICHAEL’S ON EAST RECEIVES 20TH
AAA FOUR- DIAMOND AWARD
Bill Diamond, Senior Motor Auto Club Manager from the AAA Auto Club South presented Michael Klauber and Phil Mancini their 20th consecutive AAA Four-Diamond Award on Friday, February 12, 2010 at Michael’s On East.
Michael’s On East is one of only 17 restaurants through-out the United States, and one of only two restaurants in Florida to receive the AAA Four-Diamond award for more than 20 years uninterrupted.
Professional evaluators dine unannounced at nominated restaurants by AAA Members, evaluating based upon a rigorous evaluation criteria: a combination of the overall food, service, décor and ambiance. Restaurants do not pay to be AAA Approved and Diamond rated, ensuring objective information and an ample selection.
The AAA Four-Diamond Awards Criteria for receiving this prestigious and distinctive fine-dining experience are:
Michael’s On East is one of only two recipients in Sarasota County to receive the AAA Four-Diamond Award.