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  • Holiday Gifts from Michael's: New Wine Club, Gift Card Bonus & Baskets

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    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 your frequent requests with a new, already-packed and ready-to-ship gift this year! Offering three-bottle monthly themed packages featuring boutique wines, Michael's Wine Club is $60 a month plus tax and shipping, with 3, 6 or 12 month memberships available. Click here for more details and to purchase online

    Michael's Gift BasketIf you're interested in giving the gift of fine wines PLUS great food, we invite you to purchase Michael's On East & Michael's Wine Cellar gift cards. 

    For a limited time, receive a $20 bonus gift certificate with every $100 gift card purchased. Some restrictions apply. Click here for details

    Or stop in Michael's Wine Cellar to pick up a gourmet gift basket for the true Scotch aficionado, Champagne lover or Bordeaux collector on your gift list this year!


    Holiday Wine Events at Michael's Wine Cellar

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    Next Saturday, December 9, 2-4 pm
    Bring an unwrapped toy donation as your "admission" to this wine tasting. Toy donations will be collected for the Salvation Army's Angel Tree Program. No RSVP is required, please simply join us at the door! 

    Annual Holiday Sparkling Wine & Champagne Tasting
    Wednesday, December 13, 6-8 pm
    (Only seven spaces remain available!!) 
    $75 per person, which includes a $25 retail voucher for featured products at the tasting. Click here to register online.  Advanced reservations are required and the popular event is almost sold out!


    Wine Classes & Tastings at Michael's Wine Cellar

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    This Saturday, November 4, 2-4 pm

    $10 per person ~ Click here to register online.

    Sparkling Wines from Around the World Class
    Tuesday, November 7, 6:45 pm 

    $30 per person ~ Click here to register online. Advanced reservations are required and space is limited.

    Wine Women & Shoes Retail Tasting
    Saturday, November 11, 2-4 pm

    $10 per person. Simply join us at the door, or click here to register online.  Be sure to buy lots of wine during this tasting as a percentage of sales benefits Forty Carrots Family Center! 

    Holiday Open House Wine Tasting & Toy Drive

    Saturday, December 9, 2-4 pm
    Bring an unwrapped toy donation as your "admission" to this wine tasting. Toy donations will be collected for the Salvation Army's Angel Tree Program.

    Annual Holiday Sparkling Wine & Champagne Tasting
    Wednesday, December 13, 6-8 pm
    $75 per person, which includes a $25 retail voucher for featured products at the tasting
    Click here to register online. Advanced reservations are required and space is limited.


    Forks & Corks: Grand Tasting Tickets Go On Sale November 6

    An important notice from our friends at the Sarasota-Manatee Originals: 

    Please save the date as tickets for the Forks & Corks Grand Tasting go on sale at 7 pm on Monday, November 6, 2017. Forks and Corks Glass GrandTasting 109

    The 2018 Forks & Corks Food & Wine Festival is set for January, 26-29, 2018. Click here for more details.


    Australian Wine Tasting

    wine bottles abstractTuesday, September 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Join us for another educational wine tasting at Michael's Wine Cellar as we taste some great wines from Down Under!

    Featured wineries will include:
    Silkman from Hunter Valley
    Holm Oak and Janz from Tasmania
    Balnaves from Coonawarra
    Brash Higgins from McLaren Vale
    Shaw + Smith from Adelaide Hills
    Henschke and Yalumba from Barossa
    *subject to substitution

    Admission is $40 per person - which includes a $20 retail voucher for items being showcased at the Australian Wine Tasting. Click here to reserve now.


    Wine Tasting this Saturday at Michael's Wine Cellar & RSVP for Events

    washington state winesAre you ready to learn more about wine?! Please join us this Saturday to taste dozens of international wines during Michael's August Open House Wine Tasting. Simply come by Michael's Wine Cellar, 2-4 pm, this Saturday, August 5 to earn GCCC rewards on all your purchases at this casual, walk-about event. Admission is $10 per person. The Wine Cellar is also accepting reservations for a special tasting class next week! RSVP now to experience "Wines of Washington State" at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, August 8. Admission is $25 per person and advanced reservations are required. Click here to view more upcoming tasting events.


    Restaurant Earns First-Ever Wine Spectator "Best of Award of Excellence"

    Michael's On East has been honored with its first-ever "Best of Award of Excellence" from Wine Spectator this August, an upgrade in category after 25 consecutive BAE17coloryears being recognized with the "Award of Excellence!" 

    As the Restaurant celebrates its 30th anniversary this calendar year, the Michael's team feels privileged to join an exclusive club of only two "Best of Award of Excellence" restaurants in the area, our Sarasota-Manatee Originals' partner restaurant The Crow's Nest in Venice and now Michael's On East! 

    "Every detail at Michael's On East is designed with our discerning guests in mind as they enjoy inventive cuisine with fine wines-often from winemakers we have enjoyed personal relationships with for many years!" explained Michael Klauber recently. "Our guests also have the unique benefit of purchasing wines they discover on the Restaurant's wine list from our adjacent retail store, Michael's Wine Cellar. We take tremendous pride in providing remarkable wine experiences for true wine lovers, and couldn't be more excited to receive the 'Best of Award of Excellence' distinction during this milestone year."

     

    Click here to learn more about the new distinction from Wine Spectator.


    Double Point Days & Wine Lovers Thursdays

     

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    Michael's summertime offerings exclusive to GCCC members continue through October 2017!

    Select Days for Double Connoisseur Club Points

    Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays during lunch and dinner at Michael's Wine Cellar Shop in-store Monday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm

    Half-Priced Bottles of Wine in Restaurant 

    Plus GCCC members enjoy half-priced bottles of wine on "Wine Lovers Thursdays" in the restaurant during lunch and dinner.

    *not valid with any other offers or discounts 


    Wine Events at Michael's Wine Cellar: Pinot Tasting Announced

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    (Second Saturday of every month!)

    A monthly casual, walk-about wine tasting features dozens of international wines. Admission is $10 per person. Click here to register online in advance. Or simply join us at the door. 

     

    Pinot Family Wine Class Tuesday, July 11, 6:30 pm

    An exploratory wine tasting featuring six pinot wines: think Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Grigio, AND Pinot noir. Space is limited and reservations are required. Admission is $20 per person. Click here to register online for this special tasting. 


    Wine Cellar Events

    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 pm this Saturday, March 4.  Admission is $10 and no RSVP is required this Saturday, so please simply join us at the door!Wine Dinner

    Continuing a popular series of educational wine classes, a South African Wine Tasting featuring six wines from the Cape Winelands will be offered at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, March 7 at Michael's Wine Cellar. Admission is $25 per person and advanced reservations are required: 941-366-0007, ext. 249.

    Just Announced!!! 
    At 7 pm on Wednesday, March 29, Michael's Wine Cellar will host a Spanish Wine Dinner featuring eight Bodegas CVNE wines paired with an extravagant five-course menu. Admission is $95 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required: 941-366-0007, ext. 229.


    Wines for All Wine-Loving Valentines

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    Remember GCCC members earn points on retail purchases at Michael's Wine Cellar. The Wine Cellar offers premium & boutique spirits, imported & craft beers and more than 1,000 International estate-bottled wines including 200 boutique wines under $20. Shop in-store or online for great South African values, cult cabs from California and classics of the Old World including collectible and highly-rated Bordeaux and Côtes du Rhône wines.


    Grapes of Humanity

    Please join us in the Wine Cellar as Grapes for Humanity presents the Tasting of the MMD Legends, a multi-course wine dinner set for Thursday, March 10. Click here to view the specific wine pairings.(Think Louis Roederer, Pichon Lalande, Pio Cesare Barolo, Marqués de Murrieta Ygay, Ladoucette Dominus and Ramos Pinto!) 
     

    Michael's Forks & Corks Wine Events

    Glasses CheersWe are thrilled to announce details for the numerous Forks & Corks events hosted at Michael's Wine Cellar, Michael's On  East and the Michael's On East Ballroom this month.
     
     
     
    South African Wine Dinner 
    Featuring Babylonstoren & Paul Cluver 
    Friday, January 29, 7 pm
    $95 plus tax and gratuity* 
     
    Forks & Corks University
    Saturday, January 30
    Half & Full Day Seminars are available*
     
    Forks & Corks Open House Retail Wine Tasting
    Saturday, January 303-5 pm (Please note time!)
    $10/person
     
    Napa Valley Wine Dinner 
    Featuring Hess Collection & Rombauer Vineyards 
    Saturday, January 30, 7 pm
    $95 plus tax and gratuity*
     

    Tasting Events at Michael's Wine Cellar

    Season has arrived in Sarasota and we know your social calendar is filling up quickly. Click here to view and save upcoming dates for our tasting events at Michael's Wine Cellar, beginning with our next monthly wine tasting this Saturday
     
    October Open House Wine Tasting - $10/person
    This Saturday, October 3, 2-4 pm

    Wine Tasting Open House

    Join us this Saturday, October 3rd for our Open House Wine Tasting to taste dozens of international wines at this casual, walk-about tasting. 

    $10/person

    June 6 Wine Tasting

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    School's out for the summer, but our summer event schedule continues! 
    Join us this Saturday, June 6 for our Open House Wine Tasting to taste dozens of international wines at this casual, walk-about tasting. 

    $10/person
    Click here to register in advance for the June tasting.
    Due to Independence Day, our July Open House will be held on Saturday, July 11.

    Wine Dinner

    This Saturday: New World vs Old World Wine Dinner 
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    After a number of special winemaker tastings this spring, the Michael's Wine Cellar team is thrilled to announce a long-anticipated wine dinner event! Join us as we compare Old World vs. New World wines with each  extravagant course this Saturday evening. 
     
    $95/person plus tax and gratuity. Space is limited.

    Perdomo Cigar Dinner

    Perdomo cigar dinner at Michael's Wine Cellar by Maduro Cigar & Bar.

    Thursday June 11 at 6:30 p.m.
    Hors d'oeuvres / 3 course dinner / Cigars
    Wine with dinner and scotch tasting
     
    $74.95 per person

    “Made in America” Wine Tasting

    The “Made in America” Wine Tasting will be held 5-7 p.m. on Friday, May 8, 2015. Distinguished guests will include proprietor David Grieve and winemaker Vance Rose from Grieve Family Winery; proprietor Matt Murphy and winemaker Dieter Cronje from Presquʹile Winery; vintner and proprietor Hugh Davies from Schramsberg; winemaker Stephane Vivier from Hyde de Villaine (HdV); director of sales Brenna Patterson from Ponzi Vineyards and distillery manager Christopher Williams from Coppersea Distilling. In addition to these select wines handcrafted in the United States, guests will also have an opportunity to taste select import wines from the Wilson Daniels portfolio.
     
    Admission is $25 per person. Reservations are required. 

    "An Evening with Domaine Serene"

    "An Evening with Domaine Serene" hosted by Brand Ambassador Angie Cheatham and Augustan Wine Imports representative Robin Stephenson will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Featured Domaine Serene wines from Willamette Valley, Oregon, will include the 2012 Rosé, "Evenstad Reserve" Chardonnay, "Yamhill Cuvee" Pinot Noir and "Evenstad Reserve" Pinot Noir. Admission is $25 per person. Reservations are required. 
     
    Admission to each event includes tastes of the featured wines as well as light hors d'oeuvres. Space is limited. 
     
    For reservations to each wine tasting event and view additional upcoming events and programs, call 941-366-0007 ext. 229 or visit www.michaelswinecellar.com.

    May Wine Tastings

    This month's Open House Wine Tasting will be held on the SECOND Saturday of the month at Michael's Wine Cellar. Click here for details and join us 2-4 pm on Saturday, May 9 in the Store. Limited reservations are also available for our "Made in America" Tasting with winemakers and winery owners on Friday, May 8.

    Date Change

     The May Open House Wine Tasting will be held on the SECOND Saturday of the month! 

    Join us on Saturday, May 9, 2-4 p.m. at Michael’s Wine Cellar for our May Open House Wine Tasting and taste dozens of international wines. Admission is $10/person.

    Stop by to pick-up a special bottle for Mom this year! (Remember Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10, 2015.)


    Michael's On East on Emeril's Florida

    Speaking of a big night out, the Michael's On East team was thrilled to welcome celebrity Emeril Lagasse to Michael's On East (again!) recently during filming for the "Big Night Out" episode of Emeril's Florida. 

    If you missed the recent airings on The Cooking Channel, click here to view a selection of the featured segment.  The Emeril's Florida "Big Night Out" episode is also scheduled to air on the Food Network later this year. Bam!


    Mondays at Michael's

    Extended Happy Hour on Monday evenings 6 - 9pm at Michael's On East continues to benefit local nonprofit organizations this year. Raise a glass on Monday nights in the Lounge to help support the Humane Society of Sarasota County, January through March. 
     
    Long-time Connoisseur Club members will remember the one and only Buddy Thompson, who played at The Colony for years. Enjoy classic and contemporary jazz with Buddy Thompson on Monday nights in the Lounge beginning at 6:30 p.m. Of course, Joe Micals continues to play Tuesday - Saturday nights beginning at 7 p.m.

    Wine Women & Shoes Tasting

    As the proud "official wine retailer" of Sarasota's Wine, Women & Shoes benefiting the important parenting programs at Forty Carrots Family Center, we love working closely with a talented team of sole sisters and solemen
    Screen Shot 2014-04-18 at 8.43.24 AMthroughout the year. While the Signature Luncheon for Wine, Women & Shoes Sarasota has been sold out for some time, we are thrilled to invite the entire community to taste 50+ wines on Saturday, November 15, poured in store by the proprietors or winemakers for these popular wineries. Spend the afternoon sipping wines for a great cause!
     
    Wine, Women & Shoes Open House Wine Tasting
    Open to the public!
    Saturday, November 15
    2 to 4 p.m.
     
    Admission to this special tasting event is $10 per person. Reservations are NOT required. Wines will be available for purchase during the event, with a percentage of sales benefiting Forty Carrots.

    This May be the Wine Talking, but I Love Wine

    We invite all "wine lovers" to enjoy half-priced bottles of wine in the restaurant, day or night on Tuesdays through October 2014.

    Click here to peruse our current restaurant wine list and select your next bottle while browsing our website. While in the restaurant, you'll be able to explore the 350+ ever-changing bottle list by varietal, price and region using our iPad wine menus. The digital wine list complements Michael Klauber's team of wine specialists, among some of the most-knowledgeable in the business, who will also delight in assisting with your wine selections.

    We look forward to hosting you in the Restaurant soon, and hope you'll enjoy this opportunity to indulge with a sparkling French rose, creamy Chardonnay, prized South African blend or classic California Cab during your next dining experience at Michael's On East.
  • Experience the Majesty of the Mediterranean with the Ferragamos

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    We also know Connoisseur Club members appreciate fine wines - and fashion! So we fully expect you'll be ready to step aboard the Silver Muse with Salvatore Ferragamo in July 2018! 

    Grandson to the esteemed Italian footwear designer, Salvatore Ferragamo is CEO of Il Borro, the Ferragamo family's 700 hectare estate in the heart of Tuscany, surrounded by unspoilt nature and beauty. Salvatore has also become a dear friend of Malaka and Ryan Hilton over the years! The Hiltons invite you to join them - with the Ferragamos! - for a truly unique cruise experience this summer. Guests of Admiral Travel will also be treated to a private visit with lunch at the Il Borro wine estate as part of this escorted journey. (Check out this video to learn more about Il Borro, Salvatore Ferragamo and the estate's celebrated wines.)

     

    Click here to view the full itinerary and contact your Admiral Travel Advisor to book now as this trip has limited availability. Please call for details: 941-951-1801
     
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    Safari Sarasota: That's a Wrap! $200,000 Fundraiser for South Africa Efforts

     

    Chef Anna Ridgewell from Londolozi Game Reserve, Graham Beck Wines Cellar Master Pieter Ferreira , CEO & Co-Founder of the Good Work Foundation Kate Groch and Paris Moeng (2014 recipient of the Leanna Knopik Cup for the student with the biggest heart!)  - all from South Africa -converged in Sarasota for a series of events supporting the All Heart Fund at the Good Work Foundation last month. 

    Through friendships forged during past GCCC journeys to Londolozi Game Reserve, Safari Sarasota was created! We knew our GCCC members would be interested in the tremendous impact local efforts are having in South Africa! Click here for details. 


    The Trifecta! Travel with the Klaubers, Hiltons - AND Mancinis!

    Phil and Kim ManciniWe didn't think our 2018 GCCC Journey "Sip & Savor Europe" could get any better, but recently did! The all-inclusive cruise from Lisbon to London on Regent's newest ship will be hosted by a dynamite TRIO of Connoisseur Club hosts! Philip and Kimberley Mancini will be joining you, along with Michael & Terri Klauber and Ryan & Malaka Hilton on this remarkable itinerary.

    Perfect for discerning travelers who love luxury cruising, paired with winemaker experiences on-board and throughout two full days on Bordeaux's Left and Right Bank, our 2018 adventure: Sip & Savor Europe, is expected to sell out. Contact an Admiral Travel Advisor with any questions or to book now: 941-951-1801


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    Join the May 2018 GCCC Cruise on "The Most Luxurious Ship Ever Built"


    Travel Near or Far: It's What Everyone Wants for the Holidays!

    What will you remember about the holiday season.... after the packages are open and the wrapping is tossed? This year, we invite you to skip the hectic shopping for all the "stuff" and instead help build even more memories with your friends and family by giving the gift of travel! Contact the Admiral Travel team at 941-951-1801 to arrange for a travel certificate of any denomination.

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    Luxury Travel Showcase on Tuesday, December 5 at Selby Gardens

    ATInsiderCruiserLarge 1 Think New Year's celebrations at the biggest parties on the planet or an exotic adventure to India with a local celebrity host... You'll have to join Admiral Travel for full details about these journeys and many more!  Be prepared to learn the latest insider information from the world's greatest cruise lines, safari lodges, luxury boutique hotels and exhilarating expeditions to exotic destinations around the globe including select preferred partners of Admiral Travel: 

    AmaWaterways * Azamara Club Cruises * Crystal Cruises * Lindblad Expeditions * Ponant * Red Carnation Hotels * Seabourn * Seadream Yacht Club * Silversea * Uniworld * Windstar

    Admiral Travel International's Luxury Travel Showcase
    Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
    Selby Gardens, Downtown Sarasota
    Please RSVP to Admiral Travel ASAP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (941) 951-1801
    Exclusive booking incentives will be unveiled during this special reception, so be prepared to place a deposit for your next great adventure during the event to take full advantage of these special offers.

    Announced with Limited Space Remaining: Board the Crystal Skye Private Jet for a Week-Long Luxury Safari Experience at Singita with Malaka & Ryan Hilton

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    Ryan Hilton, co-proprietor of Admiral Travel International and the agency's sister tour company Authentescapes, has been named a Travel Specialist for the 14th consecutive year as part of Conde Nast Traveler 2017 List of Top Travel Specialists.image2 1  The annual list recognizing the world's finest travel companies honors Hilton as a "Travel Specialist for Southern Africa," a designation awarded to only six agents internationally. 

    Ryan and his wife and business partner Malaka Hilton are continually recognized for their expertise as well as the tremendous value and VIP access constantly custom-designed for their guests. 

     

    IMG 7415You may have come to understand their commitment through GCCC journeys, but Admiral Travel and the Hiltons are always creating exclusive itineraries and looking for the next absolutely greatest journeys... In fact this past week, the Hilton family spent the Thanksgiving holiday in South Africa finalizing plans to escort their clients' next greatest trip!

    So are you finally ready book a true "bucket list" luxury photo safari in Africa? 

    In May 2019, join Malaka & Ryan Hilton as they take off toward South Africa on the world's largest and most luxuriously spacious private charter jet, the brand-new Crystal Skye.  

     

     

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    image1 2 .jpeg copyThis lavishly outfitted Boeing 777 has been completely transformed to the highest standards of aviation design, featuring handcrafted, fully-reclining flatbed seats, a dedicated stand-up bar and social lounge, a team of Crystal Skye Butlers and an Executive Chef preparing exceptional Michelin star-inspired cuisine. Crystal Skye is only available for full charters, but the Hiltons have arranged for an exclusive journey offering the all-first class passenger seats to be available individually - exclusively to Admiral Travel guests. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to board the Crystal Skye! 

    The destination? Singita, where guests will enjoy a private, week-long safari experience at "The Place of Miracles." Click here for details about this Crystal Skye charter and private safari experience escorted by Ryan and Malaka. This exclusive opportunity has limited space remaining (after all, there's only access on the Crystal Skye for 88 passengers!), so be sure to call 941-951-1801 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to express your interest now. 


    Travel Inspiration: New Zealand & Hawaii

    The land down under has always held a special place in the heart of Admiral Travel's Advisor, Alexis Leeming. She made a home in Australia back in 2010 and 2011, but found a passion for New Zealand travel while attending Virtuoso's specialist program this past June. Now, she's proud to specialize in both and would love to introduce you to these remarkable destinations!
    Alexis explains:
     
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    New Zealand is a feast for the senses, boasting every type of landscape a lover of the outdoors craves. From spectacular white sandy beaches crested with aquamarine waves to snowcapped peaks towering over the deep blue water of the fjords, it's quite literally the best destination in 
    the world for anyone who appreciates the beauty of nature. 
     
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    The accommodations in New Zealand offer a level of hospitality second to none. With 13 Virtuoso properties, travelers can have a completely different luxurious experience in every corner of the two islands that compromise the whole of New Zealand. The food and wine scene is booming, with an emphasis on fresh and local cuisine and an array of prized wine varietals grown in each region. I could go on about my love on New Zealand and how it offers every type of experience for the discerning traveler, but you'll just have to experience it yourself!
    The best time to visit New Zealand? October through May - So it's time to book your flight!
     
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    If you are seeking an exotic, yet domestic, destination in the Pacific, ATI Advisors constantly assist guests interested in experiencing the luscious oasis of Hawaii! In fact, ATI Advisor Jolene DiRocco recently returned from hosting an ATI group who experienced the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival with the one-and-only Chef Roy Yamaguchi!
     
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    Rumor has it, the festival was so fabulous, ATI will be hosting another group of guests for the 2018 Hawaii Food & Wine Festival! Please simply express your interest via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to be the first to learn about trip details as they are confirmed! 

    The Trifecta! Travel with the Klaubers, Hiltons - AND Mancinis!

    Philip Kimberly ManciniWe didn't think our 2018 GCCC Journey "Sip & Savor Europe" could get any better, but it did just a few weeks ago! The all-inclusive cruise from Lisbon to London on Regent's newest ship will be hosted by a dynamite TRIO of Connoisseur Club hosts! Philip and Kimberly Mancini will now be joining you, along with Michael & Terri Klauber and Ryan & Malaka Hilton on this remarkable itinerary.

    Perfect for discerning travelers who love luxury cruising, paired with winemaker experiences on-board and throughout two full days on Bordeaux's Left and Right Bank, our 2018 adventure: Sip & Savor Europeis expected to sell out. Contact an Admiral Travel Advisor with any questions or to book now: 941-951-1801

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    Experience the Majesty of the Mediterranean with Salvatore Ferragamo

    We know Connoisseur Club members appreciate fine wines - and fashion! So we fully expect you'll be ready to step aboard the Silver Muse with Salvatore Ferragamo in July 2018! Salvatore Ferragamo5 Steve Duchesne

    Grandson to the esteemed Italian footwear designer, Salvatore Ferragamo is CEO of Il Borro, the Ferragamo family's 700 hectare estate in the heart of Tuscany, surrounded by unspoilt nature and beauty. Salvatore has also become a dear friend of Malaka and Ryan Hilton over the years! The Hiltons invite you to join them - with Ferragamo! - for a truly unique cruise experience this summer. Guests of Admiral Travel will also be treated to a private visit with lunch at the Il Borro wine estate as part of this escorted journey. (Check out this video to learn more about Il Borro, Salvatore Ferragamo and the estate's celebrated wines.)

     

    Click here to view the full itinerary and contact your Admiral Travel Advisor to book now as this trip has limited availability. (In fact, we just announced this departure and it's almost sold out!) Please call for details: 941-951-1801
     
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    Paris & Normandy with the Hiltons Next Summer

    9de5e2f5 6614 47ee b7de 36eacb217843If you're interested in having the best in the travel biz serve as expert leaders of an intimate group of discerning travelers, you may also be interested in joining Admiral Travel Proprietors Malaka & Ryan Hilton on one of their newly-announced Founder's Journeys. 

    Please join the Hiltons in Paris & Normandy next summer! Cruise from Paris through Normandy's countryside, uncovering its many charms: Richard the Lionheart's Chateau Gaillard, the medieval capital of Rouen, Monet's beloved home in Giverny and the famed Normandy beaches.  

    Uniworld All New SS JOIE DE VIVRE

    July 22, 2018 - July 29, 2018 | 8 Days ~ 7 Nights
    Aboard Uniworld's All-New S.S. JOIE DE VIVRE

    Uniworld's newest Super Ship, S.S. Joie de Vivre, brings the "joy of living" to the rivers of France. Step aboard your floating pied-à-terre in France, featuring handcrafted furniture and fine antiques, original artwork, and signature accents inspired by 20th-century Parisian design from the Golden Twenties to the free-spirited Sixties, all blending seamlessly with modern conveniences. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    ATI on TV: Ryan Hilton Talks Travel Trends on Suncoast View

    Last week Ryan Hilton returned to the set of Suncoast View to share photos of this summer's most exciting trips plus a look at emerging travel trends. Click here to view the complete segment online if you missed it on ABC 7!

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    Can't wait for the next TV appearance to hear and see more travel photos? Whether you are in serious research mode or simply enjoy daydreaming about your next big trip, follow the Admiral Travel Facebook page for inspirational photos from around the globe.

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    Join the 2018 Connoisseur Club Journey: Sip & Savor Europe,

    2018 GCCC Trip - Valley - Pre-TripJust imagine... amazing gastronomical and wine experiences in the spectacular Douro Valley with the best of company! Vineyards have graced the banks of the Douro Valley since Roman times which makes it the perfect destination to enjoy inspired tastings of iconic wines and explore the celebrated culinary scene of Portugal. This region is considered one of the top "must see" destinations in the world today!  Sounds like the perfect trip, right? And that's just the pre-trip for our 2018 Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club journey
    St Emilion - Bordeaux - Photo by Michael KlauberMichael & Terri Klauber and Ryan & Malaka Hilton have an amazing itinerary in store for travelers who love luxury cruising, paired with winemaker experiences on-board and throughout two full days on Bordeaux's Left and Right Bank. It's difficult to believe, but we are quickly approaching deadlines to finalize reservations for our 2018 adventure: Sip & Savor Europe.

    If you are ready to join the GCCC's next culinary (not to mention wine-focused!) trip aboard the The Regent Seven Seas Explorer (THE MOST LUXURIOUS SHIP EVER BUILT), please contact Admiral Travel today at 941-951-1801 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    Interested in Egypt? Take a Trip Designed by - or WITH - a True A-Lister

    Egypt luxortemple panorama dan ryan 2013AList 2017 MalakaHilton 031 cropAdmiral Travel International founder and president Malaka Hilton has been recognized for the 15th consecutive year as an Egypt Specialist on Travel + Leisure's 16th annual A-List, published in this month's issue and onlineMalaka's father was born in Egypt and she has always proudly specialized in the destination, accompanying hundreds of travelers throughout Egypt. 
    Please contact Admiral Travel (941-951-1801 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if YOU would like to join Malaka as she travels back to "the Fatherland" in 2019 to lead what is certain to be the trip of a lifetime! 
    Pictured to the Right: Travel + Leisure 2017 A-List Travel Advisor Malaka Hilton, Admiral Travel International,with Nathan Lump, Editor in Chief, Travel + Leisure at the A-List reception at the Grand Patio, Bellagio during Virtuoso Travel Week in Las Vegas on August 15, 2017.

    Paris & Normandy with the Hiltons Next Summer

    9de5e2f5 6614 47ee b7de 36eacb217843If you're interested in having the best in the travel biz serve as expert leaders of an intimate group of discerning travelers, you may also be interested in joining Admiral Travel Proprietors Malaka & Ryan Hilton on one of their newly-announced Founder's Journeys. 

    Please join the Hiltons in Paris & Normandy next summer! Cruise from Paris through Normandy's countryside, uncovering its many charms: Richard the Lionheart's Chateau Gaillard, the medieval capital of Rouen, Monet's beloved home in Giverny and the famed Normandy beaches. 

    Uniworld All New SS JOIE DE VIVRE

     

    July 22, 2018 - July 29, 2018 | 8 Days ~ 7 Nights
    Aboard Uniworld's All-New S.S. JOIE DE VIVRE

    Uniworld's newest Super Ship, S.S. Joie de Vivre, brings the "joy of living" to the rivers of France. Step aboard your floating pied-à-terre in France, featuring handcrafted furniture and fine antiques, original artwork, and signature accents inspired by 20th-century Parisian design from the Golden Twenties to the free-spirited Sixties, all blending seamlessly with modern conveniences. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


    "Back to School" Ideas for Adults: Educational Programs at Sea & On Land


     R3A7338As kids and grandchildren head back to school this month, we find ourselves marveling at the variety of educational travel opportunities available to inquisitive minds of any age!  Here are just a few suggestions for opportunities to expand your horizons and experience the world:
    • Swim with dolphins and seals in the Galapagos and get closer than ever to wildlife within this out-of-this-world tropical background. ATI would be happy to assist with your reservation aboard Celebrity Cruises, Silversea and Lindblad Expeditions!
    • Experience Yellowstone during the winter season with awe-inspiring viewing of bison, elk, wolves and bighorn sheep wandering across snow-covered valleys. Venture outdoors to stay fit with snowshoeing, ice skating and cross country skiing with activities perfectly planned through our partners at Tauck Tours. 
    • Spend an hour, a day, or a week on horseback - all in a wilderness sanctuary you'll never forget. Cast a fly in sparkling waters to eager trout, explore the land Lewis & Clark swooned over, or lose yourself in a world-class spa. At the crossroads of incomparable luxury and unspoiled wilderness lies The Resort at Paws Up, and ATI can ensure you fully experience this 37,000-acre authentic working cattle ranch and luxury resort in western Montana.
    Contact an Admiral Travel Advisor to start planning your next enriching travel experience: 941-951-1801 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Traveling in True Connoisseur-Style

    We love hearing from guests still reminiscing about this summer's Connoisseur Club journey: "Not a day goes by when I don't revisit the photos. I cannot thank you all a91c5dc8 2d83 4c7a 96f7 4df9f7d515bcenough for the trip of a lifetime! I consider myself a seasoned traveler and have to say this trip made the top of the list! From the very personal service to every little detail being meticulously handled, it was all top shelf. One of my very favorite aspects of it was living in the moment and not looking ahead to what's next - who ever does that? It was like Christmas morning every day! Thank you, thank you, thank you! You have not seen the last of us!"

     

    If you're ready for that "Christmas morning" feeling every day during a luxurious trip aboard, please join us for the 2018 Connoisseur Club journey: Sip & Savor Europe, May 21-31, 2018

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    Michael & Terri Klauber and Ryan & Malaka Hilton have an amazing itinerary in store for travelers who love luxury cruising, paired with winemaker experiences on-board and throughout two full days on Bordeaux's Left and Right Bank. It's difficult to believe, but we are quickly approaching deadlines to finalize reservations for our 2018 adventure! If you are ready to join the GCCC's next culinary (not to mention wine-focused!) trip, please contact Admiral Travel today at 941-951-1801 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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    Sail the World in 2020

    RegentMariner QuoteLogoThe team of luxury cruise specialists at Admiral Travel International is thrilled to give Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club members an exclusive taste of the 2020 World Cruise, aboard the exquisitely-refreshed Regent Seven Seas Mariner. 
     
    Be sure to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., in fact reservations for this 2020 World Cruise open today!
     
     
    Four Exclusive Shoreside Events for 2020 World Cruise Guests:
     
    - Exclusive Pre-Cruise Gala
    - Exclusive Lord of the Rings Dinner in Auckland, New Zealand
    - Exclusive Shoreside Event at Singapore Gardens by the Bay
    - Renaissance Revival at Tuscan Estate RegentMarinerWorldImages
     
    Choose from among three optional Overland Programs, conducted in small, private groups with knowledgeable guides, to unveil colorful cultures, dramatic landscapes and exquisite landmarks found only deeper inland.
     
    Optional Overland Programs include:
     
    - 3-Night Taj Mahal: The Eternal Experience 
    - 3-Night Temples of Angkor Wat
    - 1-Night Egypt's Renowned Relics: Luxor and the Pyramids

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    Reservations for the 2020 World Cruise aboard the Regent Seven Seas Mariner open today! 


    GCCC Journeys: Photos from Africa

    19105935 10158881826120504 8815680470037370369 nThe first stage if this Summer's Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club Journey has concluded and our GCCC Travelers were indeed fortunate enough to witness The Great Migration in Tanzania. Michael and Terri Klauber of Michael's On East are leading 65 GCCC members this summer, joined by Ryan Hilton of Admiral Travel International last week, on these amazing food and wine journeys!

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    Stay tuned to Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club Facebook Page for more photos as our member continues through the Cape Winelands in South Africa.


    Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

    Join Admiral Travel Owners Malaka and Ryan Hilton for a six-day luxury journey in partnership with Chef Roy Yamaguchi, the celebrity chef and restraunteur credited as the innovator of Hawaiian Fusion cuisine. Chef Roy, Hawaii Food & Wine Festival event chair, has invited our group to join him  in Hawaii this October. Click here for trip details, and be sure to secure your reservation asap as only 2 spaces remain available. 

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    Plus, of course, departing from many convenient ports throughout the Eastern seaboard as wall as Pacific coast, Admiral Travel's luxury cruise line partners offer a variety of itineraries, onboard activites and port excursions.

     

    Contact an Admiral travel Advisor to start planning your family's exploration of USA or any destination around the globe: 941-951-1801 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    Blackberry Farm in Tennessee

    Tucked into the foothills of the Great Smokey Mountians you will discover one of America's greatest BlackberryFarm WineEnthusaist2017hidden treasures: Blackberry Farm. Whether you select the intimate charm of a Historic or Estate Room, the legendary elegance of a spacious Singing Brook, Farmstead Cottage, or Holly Glade Suite, the luxurious comforts of a Hill Cottage, the sweeping views of a Carriage House Suite, or the privacy of a Home, Blackberry Farm's accommodations offer a haven of carefree comfort. Plus, the property was just recently featured in Wine Enthusiasts Top 100 Restaurants 2017!


    Paws Up in Resort in Montana

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    Consider it the "American safari" Experience. the Resort at Paws Up is a luxury Montana ranch discretely nestled among some of the most breathtaking country in the world. Go horseback riding, fly fishing, or indulge in sumptuous spa treatments as you relax in rustic elegance. 


    New Founders Journey: Hawaii with the Hiltons & Chef Roy Yamaguchi

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    Journeys with Ryan and Malaka As part of Admiral Travel's brand-new Founders Journeys, Malaka & Ryan Hilton will lead an intimate group of 16-26 discerning travelers each year.

    Perfect for our GCCC members, Malaka and Ryan have cooked up quite the delicious departure and they're inviting you to join them in Hawaii with Chef Roy Yamaguchi for the Hawai'i Food & Wine Festival this October. Click here for details.


    2018 Connoisseur Club Journeys: By Land or by Sea

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    Michael & Terri Klauber, Phillip & Kimberly Mancini of Michael's On East and Ryan & Malaka Hilton of Admiral Travel International invite you to join the next Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club journeys in 2018!

    SIP & SAVOR EUROPE

    MAY 22 - 31, 2018

    Experience 9 Nights aboard Regent's Seven Seas Explorer, THE MOST LUXURIOUS SHIP EVER BUILT and this luxury line's newest ship, as the Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club sets sail from Lisbon to London.

    See Trip Details


    New Founders Journey: Bagan-Mandalay (Myin Mu)

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    Both leading groups for over 18 years, Malaka and Ryan Hilton's ability to curate exceptional experiences and understand what is best for the guest makes having them as your guide a priceless experience. As part of Admiral Travel's brand-new Founders Journeys, the Hiltons will lead an intimate group of 16-26 discerning travelers to a new exotic destination each year. The first expedition - just recently announced! - will embark to Myanmar in January 2018.

    We thought you may enjoy a few "insider" insights about this special land thanks to our friends at Belmond:
    The Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon is covered in over 6 tons of gold and is topped with precious jewels including a 76 carat diamond.
    Belmond Orcaella is named after a rare dolphin that lives in the Ayeyarwady River. The latest record shows only 69 still exist.
    In Myanmar cars drive on the right side of the road, and most cars also have the steering wheel on the right!
    Every Buddhist boy is expected to be a novice monk at least once in their life.
    In the countryside, when friends have not seen each other for a long time they often remark how fat is the other...which is a compliment!
    One of the most popular (and delicious) dishes in Myanmar is Laphet Thoke, a salad made with tea leaf.


    Top Travel Brands: Exclusive Extras

    To recognize Admiral Travel's milestone anniversary, their trusted partners in the luxury travel industry are extending YOU exclusive incentives when you book through an Admiral Travel Advisor.

    Here's just a sampling of the special perks available for a limited time:

    Pamper yourself with an extra special spa treatment with up to $500 in shipboard credits on Regent Seven Seas Cruises
    Enjoy savings of up to $500 off per person on select 2017 & 2018 Ocean Voyages, $500 off per person on select 2017 Yacht Voyages, and $200 off per person on select 2017 River Voyages with Crystal Cruises
    Cruise luxuriously with a $400 shipboard credit per stateroom for select sailings with Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions
    Set sail with up to $500 in savings on select 2017 voyages with Silversea Cruises
    Take advantage of a $250 per person booking discount on new 2017 & 2018 Belmond bookings.
    Get away to "The place of miracles" with a Stay 6, Pay 5 offer at Singita Serengeti.
    Enjoy food and beverage credits and a variety of complimentary amenities at The Milestone Hotel in London.
    Enjoy an oasis of elegance amidst the vibrant playground of one of the world's most fascinating cities at One&Only Cape Town. Take advantage of our 25% off suites offer for select new bookings.
    Some restrictions and exclusions apply.
    Contact an Admiral Travel Advisor for complete details: 941-951-1801 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    Celebrating 20 Years in Style & "Why We Travel"

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    Complete with a custom ice sculpture, caricature artists, a vivacious band and over 300 of their local guests all in one room, Admiral Travel International celebrated their milestone 20th anniversary in style last month. Of course, they turned to Michael's & Catering to offer tasting stations with inspired cuisine from around the world as their guests enjoyed the waterfront view from Michael's on the Bay at Selby Gardens. Here are just a few photos from the evening, or click here to view more party photos. It was indeed a special celebration, but Admiral Travel continues to celebrate "Why We Travel." If you have a special travel memory to share - perhaps from a GCCC journey?! - we encourage you to post your travel photos on Facebook with #ATI20.


    An Extra-Special Suite For Your Sweetheart

    If you're looking for a last minute Valentine's Day getaway or planning that next big adventure at sea, Admiral Travel Advisors can help ensure your next cruise experience is your best yet!unnamed 2

    Depart with All-Inclusive Luxury Cruising on Regent Seven Seas Cruises' newest ships, experience "Your World, Your Way" with Oceania Cruises, journey through ancient cities via European rivers with AmaWaterways; or dive in and expand your horizons of luxury and adventure with Crystal Cruises. From Celebrity and Royal Caribbean, Ponant's All-Inclusive Yacht Expeditions to the "World's Finest Ultra-Luxury Cruise Line" with Seabourn, the best balcony and suite upgrades await you!

    Contact an Admiral Travel Advisor (941-951-1801 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to learn more about current cruise offers.


    Travel Perks: Near & Far

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    Are you looking for all the upgrades for a romantic getaway to the mountains, five-star spa vacation with girlfriends, guys trip to that brand-new golf course or the "bucket list" trip you've been planning with the entire family? Admiral Travel's close partnerships with the country's - and world's - best luxury travel hotels, resorts, cruise lines, safari lodges and tour operators will be the key to your next big adventure! 

    Discover spectacular events, luxury resorts and exotic destinations in true VIP style, simply contact an Admiral Travel Advisor.


    Malaka & Ryan Hilton Participate in Virtuoso Previews

    Admiral Travel International Proprietors Malaka & Ryan Hilton recently participated in a whirlwind tour of Virtuoso properties. Mal Ryan hard hat

    After a private hard hat tour of the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills which is set to open this June they continued onto Los Cabo for site inspections in Mexico! The Hiltons will be ready to share all the "inside scoop" details and specific recommendations in their upcoming ATInsider enewsletter. Interested in learning more? Simply click here to sign up as an ATInsider


    Very VIP Experiences

    Golden Globe AwardsWhether you are looking to join Jimmy Fallon for the 2017 Golden Globes next week at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California or see Andrea Bocelli perform in Italy, it's all about who you know. Lucky for all GCCC members, you have a direct line to Admiral Travel Advisors and their unique AuthentEscapesexperiences. Contact an Advisor to learn about more about backstage access for the world's most sought-after festivals and events.

    Michelle Andersen Profiled in Luxury Travel Advisor

    ATI's Michelle AndersenAdmiral Travel's Michelle Andersen has also been making news. Michelle was featured as a "Trendsetter" in the December 2016 issue of Luxury Travel Advisor. An experienced go-to advisor for many types of travel with a passion for all things Europe, worldwide cruises and multi-generational travel, Michelle is a 30-year veteran in the industry, celebrating 20 years with Admiral Travel this year. Click here to learn more about Michelle's trendsetting ways.

    Talk about Top Travel Credentials!

    Ryan Hilton Named Condé Nast Traveler Safari Specialist for 13th Year

    Ryan Hilton, Co-Proprietor of Admiral Travel International, was recently named a "Travel Specialist for Africa" for the 13th consecutive year as part of Conde Nast Traveler's 2016 List of Top Travel Specialists. This distinction is held by only 12 agents globally. 
     
    Ryan-Hilton-SafariThe annual list recognizing the world's finest travel companies also honored Ryan as a "Travel Specialist for Family Safari Planning," a designation awarded to only two agents internationally. If you'd like to learn more, we invite you to tune into ABC 7's Suncoast View today, Thursday, January 5, at 4 pm to hear Ryan's personal tips about traveling his native Zimbabwe as well as Cape Town and Johannesburg in South Africa. 
     
    (Of course, if you'd like to experience South Africa with Michael & Terri Klauber as part of the 2017 Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club journey "A Taste of South Africa," be sure to contact Admiral Travel now as space is closing this month.)

    Visit to Stellenbosch & Enjoy Extra Leisure Time during "A Taste of Africa"

    South Africa 2017We know "Connoisseurs" look for true experts to guide all their life experiences. Ryan Hilton is a true expert on luxury safari experiences in Africa, Michael Klauber on fine wines and Terri Klauber on true hospitality at its best. This dynamic trio has been perfecting the most remarkable itinerary to provide you "A Taste of Africa" for about a decade now, with the 2017 trip escorted by Ryan, Michael and Terri enhanced with winery visits in Stellenbosch and more leisure time for our GCCC travelers to explore on their own! 
    Click here to view the complete itinerary for A Taste of Africa: Summer 2017, and be sure to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Photographic Experiences Near and Far

    PhototripWe know you've seen some of the amazing photos captured on African photo safari experiences expertly designed by Admiral Travel, but the Virtuoso travel agency - where you can earn and redeem your Connoisseur Club points! - has just announced another unique departure, perfect for travelers who enjoy wildlife photography: phototrip1
     
    A photo safari that takes you up close to the unique wildlife and scenery of Baffin Island, Canada. This exciting departure will take you through the snow-capped mountains and soaring icebergs to witness polar bears close-up in undisturbed splendor! Sound intriguing?
     
    Contact an Admiral Travel Advisor to learn more: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    North Atlantic Isles Cruise: Reykjavik to London

    Crystal LondonEmbark on the esteemed Crystal Symphony for a port-intensive itinerary with three maiden calls in Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Scotland, together with overnight stays in Reykjavik and Dublin. This cruise, May 31 - June 10, 2017, is an exploration of some of the World's most beautiful landscapes. From the icy tranquility of Iceland's mountains, glaciers and northern lights through the green rugged landscape of the Faroe Islands and to the quaint Cornish fishing town of Fowey, Cornwall, you are certain to get your fill of natural and breathtaking wonders. Click here for more detail about this luxury cruise across the North Atlantic Isles. 

    Malaka Hilton's Travel + Leisure A-List Honor in Sarasota Herald-Tribune

    Admiral Travel's leadership was recently featured in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune's Business Peopleround-up: 

    Malaka Hilton, founder and president of Sarasota's Admiral Travel International, has been recognized for the 14th consecutive year as an Egypt Specialist on  Travel + Leisure's 15th annual A-List.

    The annual Travel + Leisure program showcases the best specialists in the travel business, the industry leaders who have firsthand knowledge of destinations on the rise, are able to provide unique access for their clients and provide comprehensive insider travel guidance.

    Hilton was recognized during the Travel + Leisure A-List reception held at Hyde Bellagio in Las Vegas during Virtuoso Travel Week. Hilton, whose father was born in Egypt, has hosted hundreds of travelers to the destination, in addition to designing customized itineraries for clients who desire to travel independently to the Nile Valley region and around the globe.

    Movie Premieres: Access to Hollywood Glamour

    Admiral Travel can provide you privileged access to exclusive events throughout the year. Why not be a VIP at an upcoming movie premiere?!
     
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    An Admiral Travel Advisor can secure you tickets to glamorous premieres where you'll brush elbows with your favorite actors and actresses as you walk the red carpet before a film's public release. Click here to learn more.

    New Benefits for GCCC World Travelers

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    Do you enjoy complimentary hotel upgrades at hundreds of hotels around the world when you travel? Simply reach out to an Admiral Travel Advisor to take advantage of hidden special upgrades when planning your next getaway! We invite you to sign up as an "ATInsider" to receive more travel tales and exclusive travel perks directly from Admiral Travel.


    Get To Know ATI: Travel Advisors Who Specialize in YOU

    Malaka Ryan Hilton You may understand the expert guidance Admiral Travel International provides in crafting legendary  GCCC journeys each year, but did you realize an entire team of specialized advisors are ready to serve  ALL  your  travel needs? 
     
     Founded in 1997, Admiral Travel rapidly established a niche in the luxury travel market by offering one- of-a-kind escorted group departures to Egypt and safaris throughout Africa. Today, their expanded  services provide a variety of departures to adventure-based, historic and luxurious food and wine meccas, or any destination of your choice! 
     
     The Admiral Travel team has been privileged to receive global recognition year-after-year, including accolades from the industry's most-renowned publications and colleagues; however, their true specialization  and greatest honor is the unique ability to specialize in YOU. Click here to learn more about the Admiral Travel planning and travel experience, led by Proprietors Malaka & Ryan Hilton.

    Get To Know ATI: Travel Advisors Who Specialize in YOU

    Malaka Ryan HiltonYou may understand the expert guidance Admiral Travel International provides in crafting legendary GCCC  journeys each year, but did you realize an entire team of specialized advisors are ready to serve ALL your  travel needs? 
     
    Founded in 1997, Admiral Travel rapidly established a niche in the luxury travel market by offering one-of-a-  kind escorted group departures to Egypt and safaris throughout Africa. Today, their expanded services provide a variety of departures to adventure-based, historic and luxurious food and wine meccas, or any destination of your choice! 
     
    The Admiral Travel team has been privileged to receive global recognition year-after-year, including accolades from the industry's most-renowned publications and colleagues; however, their true specialization and greatest honor is the unique ability to specialize in YOU. Click here to learn more about the Admiral Travel planning and travel experience, led by Proprietors Malaka & Ryan Hilton.

    Iceland Summer Adventure

    Iceland has been on the top of many travelers' lists for years. Commonly referred to as "The Land of Fire and Ice," the country is abundant with remarkable and stunning natural wonders along with a rich and vibrant culture. 

    IcelandThat's why Admiral Travel is offering you not one, but TWO remarkable escorted group options to experience the vast beauty of Iceland in 2017.

    Does it sound like 2017 is ages away?
    Due to the extreme popularity of this HOT destination, booking far in advance is not only encouraged, it's required to guarantee your space. 

    Discover the landscape dominated by wide open vistas, mountains, glaciers, black volcanic beaches, geothermal activity and waterfalls. Click here to view the complete delightful itinerary which will have you bathing in hot springs, marveling at cascading waterfalls and riding ATVs through the Icelandic wilderness. A perfect trip for couples and families! 

    From Reykjavik to London aboard Crystal Cruises

    May 31 - June 10, 2017

    Take advantage of $1,500 per person additional savings for "Book Now Fares" on new bookings made before December 30, 2015.

    An exploration through some of the world's most beautiful landscapes! From the icy tranquility of Iceland's mountains, through the green rugged landscape of the Faroe Islands and to the quaint Cornish fishing town of Fowey, Cornwall, you are certain to get your fill of natural and breathtaking sights during this Crystal Cruise. Click here for details.

    Availability is limited and capacity controlled, don't delay! Contact an Admiral Travel Advisor to book now: 941-951-1801 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    Travel Inside Japan with Chef Roy Yamaguchi

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    Journey from Tokyo to Kyoto with culinary pioneer and highly-acclaimed Chef Roy Yamaguchi and Admiral Travel International (ATI) Owners Malaka & Ryan Hilton in July 2016!  Your expert guides will lead you on an exploration of the great environmental splendor of Japan's many mountains, lakes and historic temples. This unique escorted-departure will provide you a unique opportunity to tour Japan through the eyes - and tastebuds - of a Japanese native and culinary king. 

    Roy Yamaguchi, Chef and Proprietor of over 30 Roy's Restaurants worldwide, is the innovator of Hawaiian Fusion cuisine, an eclectic blend of California-French-Japanese with the fresh flavors of the Islands. 

    Click here to view the full trip itinerary and more details. 


    The Ultimate South American Adventure

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     The original gateway into Machu Picchu when approaching the site along the Inca Trail, Inti Punku is the first  point where the ruins of Machu Picchu are visible. The views of the site and surrounding landscape are  superb.
     
      Admiral Travel owners Malaka and Ryan Hilton have embarked on an ultimate South American adventure  of their own this summer, traveling to Machu Picchu as a family this past week. (Note selfies galore, and  stay tuned for  the family's professional photos upon their return!)
     
      Do you have photos from your summer travels to share? Be sure to tag #AdmiralTravel when posting photos of your travel adventures!

    Connoisseur Cruise: Danube

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    Next September, Michael & Terri Klauber will guide Connoisseur Club World Travelers from Prague to Budapest with a special river cruise paired with exclusive winery and brewery experiences. Be sure to book now as this departure is almost sold out.

    Save with Silversea

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    Enjoy three ways to save from Silver Select when you book through your Admiral Travel Advisor by June 30:
    Two-Category Suite Upgrade, 50% Savings on a Second Suite, or Onboard Credit of $1,000 per Suite! 

    Click here for details.

    Morocco Next Spring

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    Join Malaka & Ryan Hilton to experience the rugged landscape, ancient bustling cities and thriving souks in Morocco. Experience the Splendors of Morocco, traveling from Fez, Marrakech, Meknes and the Sahara, in May 2016. The time to book your 2016 departures is NOW.
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    New Way to Experience the Galapagos: 5-Night Getaway

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    Feel like you don't have enough time this summer, but still want to go? 
    Book your 5-night getaway to the Galapagos now. No excuses! Getaway for just 5 days to one of the world's most exotic and unique destinations this July. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Culinary Adventure to Cuba

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     A unique, escorted tour will provide your VIP pass to discover the alluring aromas and zest of a country ready to be  explored... 
     Join Tommy & Jaymie Klauber to explore the Cuisine, Cocktails, Cigars and Culture of Cuba next April. 

    Avalon Waterways

    Receive $299 airfare per person on select 2015 Avalon Europe and Southeast Asia River Cruises, or browse dozens of offers from Globus, Cosmos and Monograms Vacations.
     
     

    Sail Along the Mekong

    66f421d1-e21f-4344-9196-6c90645179bfEmbark on a unique journey to discover the Mekong river aboard Aqua Expeditions newest luxury vessel, the Aqua Mekong. Follow Admiral Travel's Facebook page as the Hiltons experience this trip from Saigon to Phnom Penh firsthand this week!
     
     
  • Holiday Reservations in the Restaurant

    42 Shrimp 72DPIAs a proudly independent, family owned and operated restaurant, the entire Michael's On East team takes special pride in offering holiday celebrations for guests to enjoy with family and friends. 

    A holiday menu-offering favorite signature dishes and inspired global fare-is offered on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve. 

    Click here for online reservations for these special holidays at Michael's On East!


    South African Epicurean Adventure: Featured Recipe from Londolozi

    GIANT LONDOLOZI LOGO VERTICAL PRINTInspired by the bi-annual Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club journeys to South African, and celebrating this week's Safari Sarasota festivities, Michael's On East will feature South African Epicurean Adventure lunch and dinner menus throughout November. 

    $18.95 Two-Course Lunch
    $38.95 Three-Course Dinner

    Click here to view the featured menus.  Special thanks to Londolozi Game Reserve culinary team for sharing their prized Cape Malay recipes! 

    (Please note: Epicurean Adventure menus are not available on holidays including Thanksgiving.)


    Thai Epicurean Adventure Continues through August 31

    IMG 3298The Michael's On East culinary team met their monthly challenge yet again! Offering monthly menus inspired by the world's most exotic food and wine meccas, the Restaurant's Epicurean Adventure this August will present a culinary experience inspired by Thailand. Click here to view the Thai Epicurean Adventure lunch ($19.95) and dinner ($39.95) menus.

    Caribbean Epicurean Adventure Begins July 5

    Each Month, as Michael's On East Culinary team is challenged to design a menu inspired by the world's most exotic food CaribbeanCuisine 400x400and wine meccas, wine specialists at Michael's Wine Cellar work diligantly to hand-pick the perfect red and white wine pairings for the Restaurant's Epicurean Adventures. (These featured lunch and dinner menus change monthly at Michael's On East!) 

    As we prepare for our July 2017 Caribbean Epicurean  Adventure, the Michael's team considered the distinct flavors of Caribbean cuisine as they selected the perfecy wine pairings.

    Click here for details and the featured July menu, which begin on Wednesday, July 5th.

  • Mondays through December 18: Support Embracing Our Differences

    Embracing Our DifferencesMichael's On East continues their All-Night Happy Hour on Mondays, supporting Embracing Our Differences through December 18! Please join us to take advantage of $6 beverage specials (Michael's Private Label Wines, Well Cocktails and Draft Beers) from 5-9 pm each Monday in the Michael's On East Lounge. (Not valid on Christmas Day.)


    South African Epicurean Adventure: Extended through December

    Londolozi LogoInspired by the bi-annual Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club journeys to South Africa, Michael's On East is extending our South African Epicurean Adventure lunch and dinner menus through December! 

    $18.95 Two-Course Lunch
    $38.95 Three-Course Dinner

    Click here to view the featured menus. Special thanks to the Londolozi Game Reserve culinary team for sharing their prized Cape Malay recipes! 

    (Please note: Epicurean Adventure menus are not available on holidays including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve.)


    Restaurant Reservations in the Restaurant

    42 Shrimp 72DPIAs a proudly independent, family owned and operated restaurant, the entire Michael's On East team takes special pride in offering holiday celebrations for our guests to enjoy with family and friends. 

    A holiday menu-offering favorite signature dishes and inspired global fare-is offered on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve. 

    Click here for online reservations for these special holidays at Michael's On East!


    Mondays through December: Support Embracing Our Differences

    eod horizontal white 1 Michael's On East continues their All-Night Happy Hour on Mondays, supporting Embracing Our Differences through the end of the year! Please join us to take advantage of $6 beverage specials (Michael's Private Label Wines, Well Cocktails and Draft Beers) from 5-9 pm each Monday in the Michael's On East Lounge. (Not valid on Christmas Day.)


    Final Months for Double Point Days & Wine Lovers Thursdays

    3afcba5e 05d1 4608 a94a d4195f7259a1Michael's seasonal offerings exclusive to GCCC members continue through October 2017! 

    Select Days for Double Connoisseur Club Points
    Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays during lunch and dinner at Michael's On East

    Thursdays at Michael's Wine Cellar
    Shop in-store Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm

    Half-Priced Bottles of Wine in Restaurant
    Plus GCCC members enjoy half-priced bottles of wine on "Wine Lovers Thursdays" in the Restaurant during lunch and dinner. 

    *Not valid with any other offers or discounts. 


    Each Monday through October: Support Key to the Cure

    KTTC 2017Photo Survivers IMG 3632Beginning on September 11, Michael's On East continues their All-Night Happy Hour on Mondays, now in support of Key to the Cure through the end of October! Please join us to take advantage of $6 beverage specials (Michael's Private Label Wines, Well Cocktails and Draft Beers) from 5-9 pm each Monday in the Michael's On East Lounge.


    Wednesdays in the Lounge: Support Roskamp Institute

    Michael's Wine Cellar and Michael's On East will be closed this Monday on Labor Day, but Michael, Phil and team look forward to serving you throughout the month of September. Please join us in the Lounge at Michael's On East each Wednesday evening in support of the Roskamp Institute this September. Click here for details.

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    Spanish Epicurean Adventure Begins Tuesday, September 5

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    e-course Spanish Epicurean Adventure dinner menu is available Monday through Saturday evenings for $38.95 per person, September 5-30, 2017. 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 a.m. to 2 p.m. 


    Double Point Days & Wine Lovers Thursdays

    WineCellar Heart WineLoversThursday smallMichael's summertime offerings exclusive to GCCC members continue through October 2017! 

    Select Days for Double Connoisseur Club Points
    Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays during lunch and dinner at Michael's On East

    Thursdays at Michael's Wine Cellar
    Shop in-store Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm

    Half-Priced Bottles of Wine in Restaurant
    Plus GCCC members enjoy half-priced bottles of wine on "Wine Lovers Thursdays" in the Restaurant during lunch and dinner. 

    *Not valid with any other offers or discounts.


    Support Designing Daughters at Happy Hour: Through August 28

    Designing Daughters LogoMichael's On East continues their All-Night Happy Hour on Mondays, in support of Designing Daughters each Monday through the end of August! Please join us to take advantage of $6 beverage specials (Michael's Private Label Wines, Well Cocktails and Draft Beers) from 5-9 pm each Monday in the Michael's On East Lounge.


    Double Point Days & Wine Lovers Thursdays

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    Michael's summertime offerings exclusive to GCCC members continue through October 2017!

    Select Days for Double Connoisseur Club Points

    Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays during lunch and dinner at Michael's Wine Cellar Shop in-store Monday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm

    Half-Priced Bottles of Wine in Restaurant 

    Plus GCCC members enjoy half-priced bottles of wine on "Wine Lovers Thursdays" in the restaurant during lunch and dinner.

    *not valid with any other offers or discounts 


    James Beard Contest: Vote for the Mighty Murf Burger through July 31

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    Michael's On East Executive Chef Jamil Pineda is again competing in the James Beard Foundation's Blended Burger Project through the end of this month. Visit the restaurant to try (and vote daily online for!) his special blended mushroom, bison and chorizo burger.

    View details and cast your vote at www.bestfood.com/burger

    Mighty Murf Burger (Named in honor of Michael's Father):

    High Plains Ranch Bison, Chorizo & Beech Mushroom Burger, Porcini-rubbed & Topped with Pan-roasted trumpet mushrooms, monterey pepper jack cheese, tomato & sweet onion relish baby romaine, creole mayo on tom cat brioche bun, served with truffle fries and housemade ketchup.


    Support Designing Daughters at Happy Hour

    Michael's On East continues their All-Night Happy Hour on Mondays, now in support of Designing Daughters Each Monday Designing Daughters Logothrough July and August! Please join us to take advantage of 6$ beverage specials (Michael's Private Label Wines, Well Cocktails and Draft Beers) frm 5-9 pm each Monday in the Michael's On East lounge.


    Caribbean Epicurean Adventure Begins July 5

    Each Month, as Michael's On East Culinary team is challenged to design a menu inspired by the world's most exotic food CaribbeanCuisine 400x400and wine meccas, wine specialists at Michael's Wine Cellar work diligantly to hand-pick the perfect red and white wine pairings for the Restaurant's Epicurean Adventures. (These featured lunch and dinner menus change monthly at Michael's On East!) 

    As we prepare for our July 2017 Caribbean Epicurean  Adventure, the Michael's team considered the distinct flavors of Caribbean cuisine as they selected the perfecy wine pairings.

    Click here for details and the featured July menu, which begin on Wednesday, July 5th.


    Celebrating Michael's 30 Years with "World's Best" Epicurean Adventure

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    Together with their seasoned team (100 service industry professionals strong!), Michael's On East Co-Proprietors Michael Klauber & Philip Mancini are thrilled to celebrate 30 years of service to the Sarasota community and surrounding region through their fine dining restaurant, boutique wine cellar and award-winning catering division. The official 30th "birthday" of Michael's On East is April 27, 2017!

    Please join Michael, Phil and team as they toast a new decade of culinary excellence in the Restaurant with a "World's Best" Epicurean Adventure through April 29.

    Click to view the complete menu - two-course lunch for $18.95 and three-course dinner for $34.95 - inspired by the exotic journeys enjoyed with the Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club over the years. (If these trips have always sounded intriguing, be sure to scroll down for details about the 2018 journey which has just been announced, with the Klaubers and Hiltons of Admiral Travel serving as your hosts!) Cheers to 30 years!


    Holiday Brunch Buffets

    Michael's On East opens just two Sundays a year for luscious holiday brunch buffets: EasterSunday (Sunday, April 16) and Mother's Day (Sunday, May 14).EasterBrunch-MOE-2016

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     or call 941-366-0007, ext. 224 for reservations. Admission to Michael's Holiday Brunch Buffet is $54.95 for adults, $19.95; for children ages 3-10 and free for children under 2 years old.  


    La Boîte à Pain at Selby Gardens

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    Michael's is the exclusive culinary partner for Selby Gardens, so you can bet remarkable French delicacies will be featured throughout their special six-month exhibition: Marc Chagall, Flowers, and the French Riviera: The Color of Dreams which opened just a few weeks ago.

    In addition to a special menu at the Selby House Café by Michael's On East, our team has unveiled a new food truck, La Boîte à Pain ("The Bread Box"), offering French street food. Enjoy a crêpe during your next visit to Selby Gardens!


    Happy Hour through April: Toast The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast

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    Support The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast each Mondayevening through April during Michael's All-Night Happy Hour in the Lounge! Enjoy Michael's $6 specials for draft beers, well cocktails and Michael's Private Label Wines from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Monday.
     
    The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast encourages artistic development and camaraderie among young international string musicians via a nurturing, non-competitive and world-renowned music education program. PMP/Suncoast ensures its continued growth and viability through cultivating regional and national participation and support by offering premier cultural and educational outreach programs, world-class performances, and events in Sarasota and its surrounding communities. 

    The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast: Inspiring the next generation of concert artists, educators, and audiences.


    EPICUREAN ADVENTURE: In Honor of the Baltimore Orioles

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    Honoring the Orioles' spring training season in Sarasota, Michael's On East features a Baltimore Epicurean Adventure, beginning today and continuing through March 31. Enjoy this specialty three-course dinner menu featuring dishes inspired by the "Charm City" for only $34.95 per person. A two-course lunch offering includes a choice of entrée and dessert for only $18.95 per person. For a "Grand Slam" culinary adventure, we invite you to enjoy special wine pairings for $15 during dinner or $8 per glass during lunch. 

    Click here to view the complete Baltimore Epicurean Adventure lunch and dinner menus.


    Happy Hour: Toast the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast

    Support the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast each Monday evening through February during Michael's All-Night Happy Hour! Enjoy Michael's $5 specials for draft beers, well cocktails and Michael's Private Label Wines from 5 p.m. to 9 Bay Preservep.m. each Monday.

    Michael's On East is proud to be the exclusive culinary partner of the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast, so of course, Michael and Phil also encourage you to book your next special event at the Bay Preserve historic waterfront estate in Osprey!


    Provence Menus Inspired by New Exhibition at Selby Gardens

    In the Restaurant this month at Michael's On East, you're invited to enjoy lunch and dinner menus inspired by a special exhibition at Selby Gardens: Marc Chagall, Flowers, and the French Riviera: The Color of DreamsChagall Selby

    Enjoy a two-course lunch offered Monday - Friday for $18.95 per person and three-course dinner available Monday - Saturday for $34.95 per person at Michael's On East. Wine pairings are perfectly-paired with each monthly menu, offered for $8 per glass during lunch and $15 for both pairings (two glasses) during dinner. Click here to view the Provence Epicurean Adventure lunch and dinner menus featured this February.

    Michael's On East serves as the exclusive culinary partner for all events at the gardens, so you can bet remarkable French delicacies will be featured in the Selby House Café by Michael's On East and throughout many special events through this special six-month exhibition!


    Happy Hour: Toast the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast

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    Michael's On East is proud to be the exclusive culinary partner of the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast. Michael and Phil encourage you to book your next special event at the Bay Preserve historic waterfront estate, but you may also be interested in learning more about the Foundation's commitment to protect the environmental character, biodiversity and natural integrity of the bays, beaches, barrier islands and watersheds of Florida's Gulf Coast. 

    This important mission will be supported each Monday evening through February as the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast is the beneficiary of All-Night Happy Hour on Mondays in the Michael's on East Lounge! Beginning next Monday, January 9 and continuing through February 27, raise a glass in support of this local nonprofit organization each Mondaynight. Enjoy Michael's $5 specials for draft beers, well cocktails and Michael's Private Label Wines from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Monday


    Epicurean Adventure: Korea

    Korea - LanternsCloser to home: This month in the Restaurant, experience an Epicurean Adventure to Korea! Enjoy a two-course lunch offered Monday - Friday for $18.95 per person and three-course dinner available MondaySaturday for $34.95 per person at Michael's On East.


    Wine pairings are perfectly-paired with each monthly menu, offered for $8 per glass during lunch and $15 for both pairings (two glasses) during dinner. Click here to view the Korean Epicurean Adventure menus.


    Michael's on the Bay at Selby Gardens: Perfect for Galas & Luncheons

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    We hope you'll enjoy a few recent snapshots from the transformed waterfront venue at Selby Gardens!

    Click here to request a proposal for your next event at Michael's on the Bay at Selby Gardensdowntown Sarasota's newest waterfront event space for luncheons, weddings corporate events and nonprofit fundraising events.


    Electronic Gift Cards are Now Available

    Just in time for those procrastinators looking to finish up holiday shopping, Michael and Phil are pleased to unveil a new "eGift Card" option, allowing you the opportunity to print or email your gift card immediately!

    Michael's on the Bay at Selby Gardens: First Look!

    SelbypreviewThe highly-anticipated transformation of Selby Gardens' waterfront event venue is nearly 100% complete! In fact, "Michael's on the Bay" at Selby Gardens has already hosted it's first few social events - to rave reviews! Michael's is proud to serve as Selby Gardens' Exclusive Culinary Partner, catering all private functions at the Gardens and operating the Selby House Café by Michael's On East.

    Click here to request a proposal for your next event at Michael's on the Bay at Selby Gardens

    Double Points All Summer

    We love providing our loyal GCCC members with even more rewards each summer. Beginning on Monday, May 9, enjoy bonus points as follows this summer:

    Double Connoisseur Club Points
    • Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays during lunch and dinner at Michael's On East
    • Thursdays at Michael's Wine Cellar
    New for this summer, GCCC members will also exclusively be offered half-priced bottles of wine on "Wine Lovers Thursdays" in the Restaurant. 

    Cristal Champagne by the Glass

    Michael's On East celebrated its 29th birthday on April 27, 2016. It's hard to believe this community staple is entering its 30th year serving the Gulf Coast! 

    To celebrate the beginning of this milestone year, Co-Proprietors Michael Klauber and Philip Mancini invite you to raise a special glass as you toast your own special occasions in the Restaurant. For a limited time, enjoy Louis Roederer Cristal at Michael's On East for $50 a glass. "The Champagne for Tsars & Stars" only seems fitting for Sarasota's only AAA Four Diamond Award Restaurant. 

    Please join Michael and Philip as we toast to many more years of special celebrations at Michael's On East! 


    Culinary Adventure to Argentina

    Beginning January 5, the culinary team at Michael's On East will offer a taste of Argentina! A two-course lunch ($18.95) and three-course dinner ($34.95) will be featured through January 30Click here to view the complete Argentine menu.
     

    Selby House Café by Michael's On East Menu

    SelbyHouseCafeMichaelsOnEastCROPPEDLast month, we were thrilled to announce our new partnership with Selby Gardens as the  Michael's family became the exclusive culinary partner for the Gardens. 

     We hope you'll join us by day at the Selby House Café by Michael's On East, a visitor amenity  available to guests of the award-winning botanical gardens! 

     Click here to view the new café menu

    All-Night Happy Hour Continues Next Monday

    Supporting Selby Gardens through March!

    The Restaurant continues its popular Extended Happy Hour on Mondays into the New Year! 

    Beginning next Monday, January 11, we invite you to raise a glass in support of Selby Gardens each Monday evening through March as you enjoy $5 well cocktails, draft beers and Michael's Private Label Wines from 5 pm to 9 pm in the Lounge. Cheers to the New Year, and our new expanded partnership with Selby Gardens! 

    Safari Sarasota Interactive Dinner

    Save the date for Safari Sarasota, an interactive dinner hosted by Anna Ridgewell, Executive Chef from Londolozi Game Reserve, South Africa & Michael's On East Executive Chef Jamil Pineda, onFriday, November 6leopard1
    Be prepared to cook table-side as guests follow the chefs' recipe instructions and prepare each course at their individual tables! It's a not-to-miss dining experience in support of the All Heart Fund at the Good Work Foundation.

    This highly-anticipated event is expected to sell out quickly as tickets become available next week. Please contact Samantha Schulman to be notified when ticket reservations open: 941-366-0007, ext. 229 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..) 

    (Ready to personally explore South Africa's finest resorts, restaurants and luxury safari experiences? Click here to details about Admiral Travel offerings to Africa.)

    Last Week for Double Points

    Take advantage of the last week to receive double points on lunch or dinner at Michael's On East Monday through Wednesday and Thursdays in the Wine Cellar.

    Father's Day Ideas

     Is Dad a Connoisseur of Whiskey?  
    Happy Fathers Day
    Or would he like to be? Stop in Michael's Wine Cellar and allow our knowledgeable team to help you select a special bottle of Whiskey, Bourbon or Scotch for Dad this year. (Remember: Father's Day is Sunday, June 21.)
     
    Or enjoy a night out with Dad at Michael's monthly Whiskey Club Tasting on Tuesday, June 16. (Please note date change this month!) Admission is just $10/person. 
     
    If you are ready to slurge on Father's Day this year, our friends at Admiral Travel are ready to plan your special Itinerary TO Scotland, Ireland or Dad's destination of choice!

     

     

    Michael's Summer Offers

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    Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays in the Restaurant 
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    Wine Lovers Thursdays
    Enjoy half-priced bottles of wine during lunch and dinner in the Restaurant. No exclusions! 

     

    Savor Sarasota

    unnamed"Restaurant Week" Returns Today!
    The time has come to Savor Sarasota yet again at more than 50 participating restaurants throughout Sarasota County. Savor Sarasota returns, June 1-14, 2015!
    Coordinated by Visit Sarasota County, this much-anticipated culinary celebration began in 2005 when Michael's On East was one of the original restaurants to join the inaugural "Restaurant Week!" 
     

     

    Special Menu: Portugal

    The Michael's culinary team will "take you away" to Portugal with a featured Epicurean Adventure throughout the month of May in the Restaurant. 

    Click here to view the full lunch and dinner menus: 
    Epicurean Adventure to Portugal

     

    Wine Lovers THURSDAYS & Double Points Commence

    The Michael's team is thrilled to announce this summer's special offerings in the Restaurant & Store: 

    Double Connoisseur Club Points
    Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays in the Restaurant 
    Thursdays in the Wine Store

    Wine Lovers Thursdays
    Enjoy half-priced bottles of wine during lunch and dinner in the Restaurant. No exclusions! 

    These special offers are available beginning on May 11, continuing through September 30, 2015. Some restrictions apply.


    30-Minute Power Lunch

    e61f1097-c074-450d-b35b-cbaadb4c8dabWe've unveiled a new two-course lunch menu which promises to deliver award-winning cuisine in 30 minutes when dining in the Lounge. Whether you are joining us for business or pleasure, we are pleased to offer the full Michael's On East experience when you're simply seeking a quick “lunch break” before powering on with your day. Click here for complete menu and details
     

    Restaurants Prepare to "Savor Sarasota"

    Savor Sarasota Restaurant WeekFoodies throughout the region anticipate the the opportunity to "Savor Sarasota" each June. Well, Connoisseurs, the wait is almost over! The annual Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week returns this year, June 1-14, 2014, to more than 50 restaurants throughout Sarasota, Siesta Key, Longboat Key, St. Armand's, Venice and Lakewood Ranch.

    Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club members have even more reasons to "Savor Sarasota," as you'll be earning points during each visit to Michael's On East during the special promotion, and all summer long. 
    Sarasota's only AAA Four-Diamond Award restaurant, Michael's On East features contemporary fine dining with inspired cuisine, handcrafted cocktails, a world-renound wine program and decadent desserts. Click here to view the 2014 Savor Sarasota menu at Michael's On East
     
    Michael Klauber and Phil Mancini's culinary team is proud to participate in this annual showcase of Sarasota County's diverse and vibrant culinary scene. Visit www.savorsarasota.com to learn more about participating restaurants, chefs and menus. More importantly, be sure to mark your calendar now and make reservations at each participating venue to indulge at Sarasota's finest restaurants this June.

    Michael's Double Points Summer Begins

    Michael's Double Points SummerWe know many of our long-time members been anticipating the return of Michael's "Double Points Summer" at Michael's On East and Michael's Wine Cellar, and Michael is pleased to oblige!
     
    The Restaurant and Store will be extending you bonus rewards - the equivalent of earning 20% back in rewards! - on select days of the week through October 31, 2014. Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club members will earn double points during lunch and dinner on both Mondays and Thursdays at Michael’s On East as well as double points on Saturdays at Michael’s Wine Cellar, the Restaurant's adjacent wine and spirits shop.
     
    We are thrilled to extend this special offer to our most loyal guests and look forward to hosting you often in the Restaurant and Store this summer!
     
    *Member must present GCCC card at the time of purchase to earn points. Not valid in conjunction with special events or in combination with any other offer. However, double points will be awarded in the store every Saturday, including during Open House Wine Tasting events, June – October 2014.

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