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  • Final Two Months: Double Points Days & Wine Lovers Thursdays

    Michael's summertime offerings (exclusive to Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club members and not valid with any other offers or discounts) continue through October 31, 2018. 
     

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    Michael's Wine Cellar
    Shop in-store and earn Double Points on all retail purchases each Thursday this summer, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

    Michael's On East
    Earn Double Points on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays during lunch and dinner in the Restaurant.

    Plus Connoisseur Club members enjoy half-priced bottles of wine during lunch or dinner on "Wine Lovers Thursdays" in the Restaurant. Available for ALL bottles of wine on the award-winning wine list! 

    Michael's Team Earns Sommelier Certificates

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    You've come to appreciate the Michael's On East team's collective wine knowledge for years - even decades for several on the team - as servers carefully guide your wine selections in the Restaurant. Michael's On East was also recently awarded the 2018 Best of Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator, so you really can't go wrong with a wine selection in the Restaurant, of course. However, the knowledgeable team is prepared, now more than ever, to expertly guide your next wine experience. 

    Last week, four members of the Michael's On East team earned  Sommelier certification, completing the first stage of the formal educational program of the Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas. Congratulations to Mark Fishburn, Joe Loria, Andrew Podhola and Kelly Taylor! 

    Click here to browse the current wine list at Michael's On East. (Also remember to take advantage of the award-winning wine program by enjoying half-priced bottles of wine every "Wine Lovers Thursday" in the Restaurant for a limited time. The half-priced bottles of wine offering is available during lunch, happy hour and dinner each Thursday at Michael's On East through October 2018.)

    Restaurant's Wine Program Honored with "Best of Award of Excellence" from Wine Spectator

    You'll find your favoimage.pngrite wine program honored yet again in Wine Spectator's August issue! Michael's On East has been awarded the 2018 Best of Award of Excellence


    "This year, Wine Spectator is honoring 3,759 restaurants, located in all 50 states and over 75 countries and territories, for having outstanding wine lists. Theawards are given across three categories: Award of Excellence, Best of Award of Excellence and Grand Award.


    The Best of Award of Excellence honors wine programs that take their commitment a step further; it recognizes lists that display excellent breadth across multiple regions and/or significant vertical depth of top wines, along with superior presentation."

    Click here to browse the current wine list at Michael's On East. (And remember you're invited to take advantage of this award-winning wine program by enjoying half-priced bottles of wine every "Wine Lovers Thursday" in the Restaurant through October.)


    This Month's Tasting Events at Michael's Wine Cellar

    July Open House Wine Tasting: 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, July 7 
    Taste dozens of international wines at Michael's casual, walk-about tasting in the retail store! Admission is $10 per person. No RSVP is required if you'd like to simply join us at the door for Open House events. Online reservations are also available.
     
    Cab is KingCab is King Wine Class
    6:30 p.m.onMonday, July 9
    Continuing Michael's popular series of educational wine classes, the Wine Cellar team looks forward to surprising you with a special treat this July! Class attendees will have the pleasure of trying different Cabernet wines from Bordeaux to Australia! 

    Admission is $25 per person and advanced reservations are required. Click here to register

    GCCC Trip Inspires Port Wine Cocktails

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    GCCC travelers experienced yet another trip of a lifetime this past spring as they sailed the Regent Seven Seas Explorer from Lisbon to London, with a remarkable itinerary in the Douro Valley in Portugal. 

    We celebrated the most recent GCCC journey back home in Sarasota as well with a new menu featuring handcrafted cocktails made with Taylor Fladgate Portsat Michael's On East. 

    Click here to view the menu and full recipes of the new Port Wine Cocktails

    Michael's On East Honored with 29th Consecutive AAA Four Diamond Award

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    Philip Mancini and Michael Klauber, Michael's On East Co-Proprietors, accepted the restaurant's 29th consecutive AAA Four Diamond Award during a brief presentation by AAA's Don Schwartz last Thursday. 

    Michael's On East is the only AAA Four Diamond Award restaurant in Sarasota, and one of only two restaurants in Florida to receive the honor for more than 25 years! Click here to read more.

    This Month's Tasting Events in the Wine Cellar

    June Open House Wine Tasting: 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, June 2 (Tomorrow!)
    Taste dozens of international wines this Saturday, our casual, walk-about tasting in the retail store returns! Admission is $10 per person. No RSVP is required if you'd like to simply join us at the door for Open House events. Online reservations are also available.

     
    Bordeaux Wine Tasting: 6:30 p.m.onSaturday, June 9
    This tasting featuring the highly-anticipated 2014 and 2015 vintages will be hosted by our own Michael Klauber immediately following his return from this week's Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club journey through Bordeaux! Admission is $50 per person, with each ticket including $25 retail voucher for purchases of $50 or more. (The voucher is valid only on the evening of the tasting for the purchase of featured Bordeaux wines.) Advanced reservations are required. Please join us for a fabulous evening with hors d'oeuvres and tastes of more than 20 Bordeaux wines!

    This Way! Three Way Wine Tasting: 
    6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 11
    Continuing our popular series of educational wine classes, we look forward to surprising you with a special treat this June! Class attendees will have the pleasure of trying three different Rosé wines and three different Chardonnay wines! Admission is $25 per person and advanced reservations are required. A cheese and fruit display and baskets of sliced French bread are available at each wine class. 

    Wine Events at Michael's Wine Cellar

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    The Michael's family offers another packed calendar of events this month, including these wine events at Michael's Wine Cellar: 


    Open House Wine Tasting
    This Saturday, March 3, 
    2-4 pm 
    $10 per person. Click here to purchase tickets online, or simply join us at the door for this casual tasting.

    Argentina Wine Class
    Tuesday, March 6, 6:30 pm
    $20 per person. Click here for details. *Reservations required. 

    Harry Wetzel of Alexander Valley VineyardsAlexander Valley Vineyards' 
    Vertical Collection Wine Dinner

    Thursday, March 22, 7-10 pm
    Alexander Valley Vineyards Head of Operations, Family Partner and Assistant Winemaker Harry Wetzel, IV, will lead guests in a vertical tasting through 2007-2012 Cyrus wines, paired with an extravagant five-course menu. Admission is $150 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required. Click here to reserve now.

    Michael's February Wine Events

    Desserts WineBe sure to reserve now as space is limited for many events this month at Michael's Wine Cellar:


    Open House Wine Tasting
    This Saturday, February 3
    2-4 pm at Michael's Wine Cellar, $10/person
    Click here to purchase tickets online, or simply join us at the door for this casual tasting.

    Cena de Vino en Argentina: 
    This Saturday, February 3
    7 pm at Michael's Wine Cellar
    $95 per person, plus tax and gratuity
    Hosted by Matias Fraga of MAAL Winery & Viviane Karch of Ernesto Catena Vineyards
    Click here to view the wine dinner menu and secure your reservation. (Only several spaces available.) 

    Dessert Wine Class: Monday, February 12, 2018
    6:30 pm at Michael's Wine Cellar, $25/person
    Join us to learn about a variety of dessert wines from around the world! (The wine class will start at 6:45 pm sharp.) Click here to purchase tickets online as reservations are required and space is limited.

    The Romance of France: Wines & Cuisine



    Michael's Wine Club features the Romance of France with this month's featured trio of wines: 
    Offering monthly themed packages featuring three 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 On East will also be featuring a French Epicurean Adventure in the Restaurant this February. (Not available on Valentine's Day.)

    Of course, Admiral Travel Advisors are also ready to literally "take you there" to experience the true "Romance of France!" In fact, you're invited to experience Paris & Normandy's Countryside this July with a luxury cruise uncovering the region's many charms aboard Uniworld's Joie De Vivre!

    Michael's Fork & Corks Wine Events

    No advanced "ticket" is necessary to attend Michael's Retail Wine Tasting held in conjunction with this year's Forks & Corks Food & Wine Festival! Join us on Saturday, January 27, 3-5 pm at Michael's Wine Cellar, to taste international wines poured by visiting winemakers and winery owners! Admission is only $10 per person for this casual, walk-about tasting. 
    Michael will also be announcing details for his Forks & Corks wine dinners on Friday, January 26 and Saturday, January 27 in the coming week. Adv
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    anced reservations are required for all wine dinners. (These popular events are expected to sell out quickly.)


    This year, you'll also find the Admiral Travel team at the Forks & Corks Grand Tasting. Look for the ATI team alongside partners from Crystal Cruises, Oceania Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Silversea and Uniworld in the Ringling Museum's Courtyard this year!


    Give Yourself the Gift You Truly Wanted: Michael's Wine Club

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    Known for his 40+ years of experience as a wine buyer and wine judge, Co-Proprietor of Michael's On East and Michael's Wine Cellar Michael Klauber responded to your frequent requests with the debut of his all-new Wine Club late last year. But if you Santa didn't receive your gift wish list, there's still time to give yourself a true treat.

    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.


    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

    HolidayToyDrive December2015Holiday Open House Wine Tasting & Toy Drive
    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

    South African Wine Tasting Hosted by Special Guests! wine bottles abstract
    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.
  • Admiral Travel Reminds You that "Your World Awaits" through Virtuoso

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    Each August, the ATI team participates in hundreds of meetings with top hotel, cruise and tour operator executives from around the world during Virtuoso Travel Week in Las Vegas. It's an opportunity to develop new creative ideas and partnerships thanks to personal relationships with ATI's global partners. 

    If you've been meaning to start a conversation about making the most of your next travel adventure, it's a great time to connect with the ATI team. Our Travel Advisors can't wait to pass along the newest, unique offerings and premium amenities when you book your next journey through ATI. Virtuoso Travel Week 2018 celebrated the theme "Travel Unites" and reminds all of us that "Your World Awaits!"


    Explore Egypt: Cairo & the Nile with Travel + Leisure A-List Advisor

    Malaka Camel

    Cruise the Nile aboard the Sanctuary Nile Adventurer and explore Abu Simbel, Memphis, Sakkara, Pyramids of Giza & Sphinx with special access to many of these legendary sites. From ancient monuments to bustling Cairo, join Malaka and Ryan Hilton as together you explore Egypt in February 2019.  

    Malaka Hilton was recently recognized 2018 Travel + Leisure Top Travel Advisor for her speciality in Egypt and the Middle East, an annual designation since 2003! The ATI team prides itself of designing and delivering the very best travel experience for guests interested in any destination around the world, but Malaka is certainly THE ultimate "tour guide" for a luxury travel experience through Egypt.  Click here to view the full itinerary: Explore Egypt, February 17-25, 2019.

    ATI Travel Advisor Recognized with Virtuoso Travel Contest



    Michael Distler Virtuoso Photo Award
    If you're looking to finalize the rest of your travels in Africa following the Crystal Skye private flight and week at Singita, Travel Advisor Michael Distler has a variety of suggestions to present. In fact, his personal photos may inspire your final selections as you prepare a customized itinerary together, whether you extend your adventure in the Cape Winelands, experience Victoria Falls or go gorilla trekking in Rwanda!

    Michael was recently recognized through the 2018 Virtuoso Photo Contest for his image of a critically endangered mountain gorilla, photographed while he and his wife visited Volcanoes Virunga Lodge.

    Taken just outside a bamboo forest following a several-hour trek in the Virunga Mountain Range of Parc National Des Volcans in Rwanda, Michael used a Canon EF-S 18-200 f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens to document this mother within the Sabyinyo family group.

    (Michael Distler also handles our Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club reservations for all travels to Africa. He already has a waiting list for the 2019 journeys!) 

    Wine Tastings with Salvatore Ferragamo at 35,000 Ft on Crystal Skye

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    What could make a private flight aboard the Crystal Skye to a week-long luxury safari experience at Singita even better? How about a famous winemaker!

    Crystal_Boeing777Salvatore Ferragamo of Il Borro Wines is joining Malaka and Ryan Hilton to host ATI's private charter flight of the world's largest and 'most luxuriously spacious private charter jet,' the new Boeing 777-200LR Crystal Skye in May 2019.

    Remember, this first-of-its-kind departure is your first opportunity ever to reserve individual tickets on the luxury aircraft which is only available for private charter. Salvatore, grandson of the esteemed Italian footwear designer, will present special tastings showcasing Il Borro Wines from his Italian wine estate during the non-stop private flight from Sarasota to South Africa. 

    "I can't wait to pair Il Borro wines with fine cuisine created by the Crystal Skye culinary team," said Salvatore recently. "I have hosted ATI journeys in the past, but never like this!" Click here for full details.
     
    If you'd like a closer look at the lavishly-outfitted Boeing 777 Crystal Skye before signing up for this special journey, click here to view a virtual tour by the Hilton family


    Video Chat + Hiltons Announce Hawai'i Food & Wine Festival this October with Chef Roy Yamaguchi and Salvatore Ferragamo

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    The Hiltons and their team of professional travel advisors love to provide "ATInsider Access" for guests. Just a few weeks ago they enjoyed the opportunity to share a glimpse of that access with a video chat with their friend and trip co-host  Salvatore Ferragamo from Il Borro as they sailed aboard Silversea's Silver Muse. Click here to watch the interview with Salvatore

    During the video chat, a special announcement made this fall's 2018 Hawaii Food And Wine Festival With Roy Yamaguchi even more delicious! Salvatore announced he'll also be co-hosting the journey alongside Chef Roy and the Hiltons. Click here for details about this world-class foodie experience in paradise.

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    Expert Travel Advisors for All Things Africa

    Singita Group of lions photo by Ryan Hilton

    Ready to lead your own pack all the way to South Africa?Michael Distler
    Perfect! ATI's team of Africa specialists is ready to handle all the details for you - as this recent guest reported:
    "Thank you Michael. The trip was spectacular and every detail perfect. Hotel rooms, meet and greet, interior flights, reminders on I phone, tours--everything was great. Thanks for doing such an amazing job."

    Contact Destination Specialist Michael Distler for all things Africa, including ATI's exclusive Singita Safari +  Crystal Skye journey set for next May plus the summer 2019 Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club journeys to Africa! Click here to learn more about the Connoisseur Club Return to Africa, July 23 - August 2, 2019. (The Taste of South Africa 2019 journey has sold out with a waiting list.)

     


    Experience Egypt with Travel + Leisure A-List Advisor

    Travel + Leisure A-List 2018

     

    Hiltons are going back to Egypt and invite you to join them! Did you realize that Admiral Travel's Malaka Hilton has been identified by Travel + Leisure as a top travel consultant for Egypt every year since 2003? In fact, she's just been announced as a 2018 Travel + Leisure Top Travel Advisor for her speciality in Egypt and the Middle East

    The ATI team prides itself of designing and delivering the very best travel experience for guests interested in any destination around the world, but Malaka is certainly THE ultimate "tour guide" for a luxury travel experience through Egypt. Cruise the Nile aboard the Sanctuary Nile Adventurer and explore Abu Simbel, Memphis, Sakkara, Pyramids of Giza & Sphinx with special access to many of these legendary sites.  Click here to view the full itinerary.

     

    Egypt


    Virtual Tour: Take an ATInsider's Look at the Crystal Skye Boeing 777

    Hilton Family Outside Crystal Skye  

    ATI Proprietors Malaka and Ryan Hilton continue to finalize guests' reservations for Singita Safari + Crystal Skye in May 2019, a special trip which marks the first opportunity ever for you to purchase an individual seat on the world's largest private jet. Click here to view a complete virtual tour led by the Hilton family through the Crystal Skye, a lavishly-outfitted custom Boeing 777.

    If you're interested in more "ATInsider" interviews, mark your calendar for Monday, July 9, as the Hiltons connect you with their friend Salvatore Ferragamo from Il Borro on Facebook Live!  

    A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words, But the View is Sometimes Priceless!

    Shore Club Beach

    Here's a sneak peek of the Connoisseur Club family's favorite model gazing over crystal clear Caribbean waters!

      

    Malaka Hilton and her daughter Alex (pictured above) snuck away for a girls trip at The Shore Club on Long Bay Beach, Turks and Caicos where they enjoyed the fabulous resort during a professional photoshoot last week. One thing is certain: This view, and the entire resort, is definitely picturesque! An indulgent spa, four pools, three restaurants, luxurious accommodations, and breathtaking views elevate the resort beyond paradise. 

    Stay tuned to Admiral Travel International's Facebook page to view new professional images of The Shore Club soon!

    Experience Egypt with Travel + Leisure A-List Advisor

    Egypt  
    Ryan & Malaka Hilton

    Save the Dates:  February 17-25, 2019
    The Hiltons are going back to Egypt and invite you to join them! Did you realize that Malaka Hilton has been identified by Travel + Leisure as a top travel consultant for Egypt every year since 2003? The ATI team prides itself of designing and delivering the very best travel experience for guests interested in any destination around the globe, but Malaka is certainly THE ultimate "tour guide" to a luxury travel experience through Egypt. Cruise the Nile aboard the Sanctuary Nile Adventurer and explore Abu Simbel, Memphis, Sakkara, Pyramids of Giza & Sphinx with special access to many of these legendary sites. 

    Reservations will open July 20th for the February 2019 escorted departure. Be sure to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. now if you'd like to receive full details as the journey is unveiled in just a few weeks! 

    ATI Access: Royal Wedding Celebrations

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in parade

    Malaka Hilton accompanied ATI clients as part of a small group of invited guests who experienced an up-close-and-personal vantage point for the wedding celebrations of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, now known as the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex. They soaked in the Royal atmosphere of the town of Windsor, England, with a second-floor view at the Horse and Groom Pub reserved for the occasion, toasting Champagne in honor of the new bride and groom from the private venue directly across from St George's Chapel. Click here to learn more.
     
    St Georges Chapel - Royal Wedding   Hilton Group at Royal Wedding 2018

    Destinations for Dad: On the Line in Costa Rica

    Costa Rica - Fish on Line 
    Whether he's an avid sport fisherman looking to snag a sailfish or a lover of nature who's looking for a little R&R, perhaps a vacation to Costa Rica would be the perfect Father's Day gift this year. Whatever destination your dad desires - from Ireland for the Whiskey to an ATV tour through the mountains of Iceland - the Admiral Travel team is prepared to help you customize your (and dad's) ideal itinerary.

    Remember that you can also browse and book Virtuoso properties anytime. You still receive the perks, and the reservation comes directly to the Admiral Travel team so they can manage all of the details for you! Explore luxury hotels now at your fingertips: 
    http://www.virtuoso.com/member/admiraltravel

    Get a Closer Look: Facebook Live Tour on Friday, June 15

    Crystal Skye Social Lounge

    ATI Proprietors Malaka and Ryan Hilton continue to finalize guests' reservations for Singita Safari + Crystal Skye in May 2019, a special trip which marks the first opportunity ever to purchase an individual seat on the world's largest private jet. 

    If you'd like a closer look at the lavishly-outfitted Boeing 777, mark your calendar for noon on Friday, June 15 as the Hiltons grant you access through a Facebook Live video tour! (Be sure you like the 
    Admiral Travel International Facebook page and stay tuned for more details.)

    Sip & Savor Europe: GCCC Trip Photos from this Past Week

    GCCC Trip Portugal 2018

    GCCC travelers have experienced yet another trip of a lifetime this past week as they sailed the Regent Seven Seas Explorer from Lisbon to London. Here are just a few photos from the early stages of the trip which began with an exploration of Portugal's Douro Valley. (Stay tuned to next month's newsletter for a full recap and photo gallery!)
     
     
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    2019: Mystic Portugal & Spain: July 2019

    Puerto Banus Spain

    Just imagine aquamarine seas lapping the shores of historical cities paved with cobblestoned streets and colorful avenues... Another luxurious adventure awaits in Mystic Portugal & Spain as Admiral Travel invites you on a special 2019 sailing from Lisbon to Malaga(Plus take advantage of an optional 5-day pre-trip to the Douro Valley in Portugal.) Stay tuned for more details in next month's enewsletter! 


    Belmond Afloat in France: Exclusive Offer for GCCC Members

    Belmond Afloat in France Outdoor Terrace

    Admiral Travel also provides you exclusive access to the serene waterways of France through Belmond Afloat in France. 

    Relish every moment of your journey as you glide along on one of Belmond's seven luxurious barges.

    Relax in stylish comfort and dine on sensational cuisine as you drift along picturesque riverbanks, then moor for tailor-made excursions. Customized itineraries range from truffle hunting and go-karting to hot air ballooning and horse-riding.

    As an added bonus for GCCC members, we invite you to earn Belmond gift cards to apply for qualified new Belmond bookings arranged through Admiral Travel! (For a limited time only. Contact ATI for full details.)

    Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more about Belmond's luxury barges in France and this special offer for GCCC members.

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    A Vacation is Calling: Consider Turks & Caicos

    The Shore Club poolMost of our GCCC members enjoy the great privilege of living where many vacation. Sarasota and all of Florida's Gulf Coast is certainly a charming home, but sometimes we still need to get away to another tropical oasis. Malaka pours Champagne in front of yacht
    This past week, to help guide your future vacation planning in paradise, ATI Proprietors Malaka & Ryan Hilton had the tough assignment of surveying a new property: The Shore Club on Long Bay Beach, Turks and Caicos.

    Defined by a spirit of relaxation and adventure, The Shore Club resort brings an exclusive Turks and Caicos resort experience to the most sought-after stretch of Providenciales: Long Bay Beach, a stunning, secluded beach minutes away from Provo's town center. An indulgent spa, four pools, three restaurants, luxurious accommodations, and breathtaking views elevate the resort beyond paradise. The Shore Club - designed by the Hartling Group - invites yo

    u to discover your own balance of well-being and indulgence. 

    The Hiltons recommend finding that balance at the new resort, and making sure you take advantage of the yachting experience and relax in style with panoramic views of the crystal-clear waters from your luxurious suite's open-air balcony. This is what Floridians call a tropical vacation. 

    Through ATI's status as a preferred parter with The Shore Club, experience an amazing package at The Shore Club on Long Bay Beach and The Palms on Grace Bay Beach, where you'll enjoy two completely different beaches! Contact an ATI advisor for full details about an exclusive offer available for new qualified bookings now through Dec 19, 2018, for travel May 1 - December 15, 2018. Your VIP package will include: Airport taxi transfers (shared taxi/van); Complimentary shuttle between the resorts; Personal concierge; Daily breakfast at the restaurant, plus a $100 Virtuoso resort credit per reservation.

    The Shore Club


    Regent Seven Seas Cruises Article on Virtuoso.com Quotes ATI Advisor

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    "You're not getting on with thousands," says Michelle Andersen, a Sarasota, Florida-based advisor. "No one is talking to you over a bullhorn. That makes a difference in places like Juneau where the port can be jammed with ships. There are no lines. You can come and go as you please." Click here to read the full article.
     
    Later this month, our 2018 GCCC Journey: Sip & Savor Europe departs to sail Lisbon to London on Regent's Seven Seas Explorer, THE MOST LUXURIOUS SHIP EVER BUILT. Be sure to stay tuned for photos of the cruise and special Connoisseur Club surprises!

    Experience Undiscovered Sicily: June 2019



    Malaka & Ryan Hilton also invite you to experience Undiscovered Sicily aboard Ponant's new luxury expedition ship Le Bougainville next summer


    Set sail with to discover the treasures of Sicily, one of the jewels of the Mediterranean, on an itinerary connecting Malta & Sicily. Sample eclectic cuisine, with Greek, Spanish, French, and Arabic influences, as you enjoy the arancini of Agrigento, discover the famous street food of Palermo, and experience the pasta and sardines and eggplant of the eastern region. Taking advantage of rich volcanic soil, white wines are produced virtually everywhere in Sicily, while the best reds come from the hill towns above Syracuse. Our group will taste them all! Click here to review the full itinerary
     
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    Southwest Epicurean Adventure through April 30


    Southwest Epicurean Adventure

    Michael's On East features a Southwest Epicurean Adventure, April 2 through April 30. Enjoy this specialty three-course dinner menu featuring dishes inspired by Southwest USA for $38.95 per person. A two-course lunch offering includes a choice of entrée and dessert for $19.95 per person. 

    For a "kick off your boots" culinary adventure, we invite you to enjoy special wine pairing

    Reserve at Luxury Hotels through New Online Virtuoso Feature

     
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    Did you know you can browse and book Virtuoso properties anytime? You still receive the perks, and the reservation comes directly to the Admiral Travel team so they can manage all of the details for you! Explore luxury hotels now at your fingertips: http://www.virtuoso.com/member/admiraltravel

    Photo from Afar: Gorillas in Rwanda

    Michael Distler with Gorillas in Rwanda

    We feel no caption is necessary for this one, but we'll share a little information anyway!
    Admiral Travel's Michael Distler recently snapped some amazing photos while truly up-close and personal with gorillas at Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. (That's Michael appearing with the gorillas in this image.)

    Simply contact the Admiral Travel travel team if you're ready for this type of adventure. 


    Big News: A First for SRQ + Condé Nast Traveler Explains "Experience Makers"

    Crystal Skye in Clouds

    It's a big deal trip, but locally, we think it's an even bigger deal for travelers interested in the convenience of flying out of the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) - on a luxury jet to South Africa! Click here to read the Bradenton Herald article about Admiral Travel's unique charter flight and journey.

    Admiral Travel's own Ryan Hilton also enjoyed the pleasure of speaking with Paul Brady recently while he was on assignment for Condé Nast Traveler's April 2018 issue. Mr. Brady's article begins with:

    "No matter how fearless a traveler you think you are, and no matter how many Internet rabbit holes you go down, there are some dream adventures, like trekking Papua New Guinea or venturing across Kashmir, that always seem just out of reach for mere mortals-or at least for non-social scientists. Why? Because you haven't yet met the new breed of travel specialists who got there first."

    The Hiltons, alongside their entire team at Admiral Travel International and AuthentEscapes, are proud to be recognized yet again as innovators in the luxury travel world in this piece which details some amazing adventures designed by travel-focused trailblazers. As the article suggests, the Hiltons invite you to "be the first of your friends to fly in an 88-seat jet with a sit-down restaurant." 
     
    Exactly how, you may wonder? By joining Malaka and Ryan Hilton for Singita Safari + Crystal Skye in May 2019Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. immediately to begin finalizing your reservation: 941-951-1801.
     
    Singita Boulders Lodge

    Make Your Own Reservations at Luxury Hotels with Added Benefits from ATI

    Perfect for Late-Night Hotel Planning and Last-Minute Bookings
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    Virtuoso LogoIf the private jet or Sicily journey isn't in your family's budget at the moment, but you've been waiting to book another vacation getaway, this new online tool for hotels may be just for you! 

    Admiral Travel now invites you to use this new website to make your own hotel reservations, while also reaping the benefits of the agency's exclusive network and enhanced benefits plus upgrades. 

    We invite you to peruse through luxury Virtuoso hotels and allow your local agency Admiral Travel to handle your reservation, ensuring details are personally attended to in advance and on-property during your stay. Simply check out the new website and click on Hotels: http://www.virtuoso.com/member/admiraltravel

    Experience Undiscovered Sicily: June 2019

    Sicily

    Ponant Itinerary Map - Sicilty with the HiltonsMalaka & Ryan Hilton also invite you to experience Undiscovered Sicily aboard Ponant's new luxury expedition ship Le Bougainville next summer


    Set sail with to discover the treasures of Sicily, one of the jewels of the Mediterranean, on an itinerary connecting Malta & Sicily. Sample eclectic cuisine, with Greek, Spanish, French, and Arabic influences, as you enjoy the arancini of Agrigento, discover the famous street food of Palermo, and experience the pasta and sardines and eggplant of the eastern region. Taking advantage of rich volcanic soil, white wines are produced virtually everywhere in Sicily, while the best reds come from the hill towns above Syracuse. Our group will taste them all!

    Click here to review the full itinerary

    It's Official: Reserve Your Seat on the Crystal Skye Bound for Singita Safari

    Crystal Skye in CloudsSingita Boulders Lodge

    Join Admiral Travel Proprietors Malaka & Ryan Hilton on the world's largest and most luxuriously

    Lionspacious private charter jet, the brand-new Boeing 777 Crystal Skye headed for "The Place of Miracles" - Singita. In May 2019, depart from Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport for a direct charter flight into Johannesburg, this is THE way to fly to South Africa for an exclusive, week-long, private safari experience.

    Singita Safari +Crystal Skye

    Click here for details about this (truly!) once-in-a-lifetime experience, and contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. immediately to begin finalizing your reservation: 941-951-1801.
     
     
     
    Crystal Skye Interior Social Lounge

     


    Featured River Cruise: India's Golden Triangle with Ashwin Shukla

    Tai - Ryan Hilton

    As a Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club member, we know you love great cuisine and appreciate local restauranteurs.  In fact, we wonder if a few of you have been wondering about what our friends Ash Shukla and Denise May have been up to since announcing their retirement last year.... Here's the scoop and a special invitation to join them in India next year! 


    Ashwin Shukla of Chutney'sAfter 30 years of success operating the beloved Chutney's restaurant in Sarasota's Southside Village, restaurateur Ashwin Shukla and his wife Denise May retired in order to follow another passion: TRAVEL.

    In partnership with Admiral Travel International and AuthentEscapes, Ashwin invites you to join him for a remarkable boutique river cruise aboard Uniworld's Ganges Voyager II in January 2019: India's Golden Triangle. 

    Click here to view the full itinerary and more details.

    More Featured Departures from ATI:

    Mediterranean Majesty with Salvatore Ferragamo: July 2018
    Cruise Monte-Carlo to Venice aboard Silver Muse and enjoy a private visit to the Ferragamos' private estate in Tuscany - Il Borro!

     

    Private Jet Safari Experience with Malaka & Ryan: May 2019
    Join Malaka & Ryan as they take to the skies headed for "The Place of Miracles" - Singita, for an exclusive 6 night private safari in South Africa.

    Undiscovered Sicily aboard Ponant Le Bougainville: June 2019
    Set sail with to discover the treasures of Sicily, one of the jewels of the Mediterranean, on an itinerary connecting Malta & Sicily. 

    Secrets of Vietnam: February 2020 
    Travel with Ryan & Mal to the country of contrasts where pleasant surprises await at almost every turn!

    Contact the Admiral Travel team at 941-951-1801 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details. 


    Admiral Travel at Forks & Corks & Partners in the Press!

    ATI Partners at Forks & CorksThe Admiral Travel team was thrilled to be joined by some of the agency's top partners to talk luxury cruising and travel (which almost always has an important food and wine component!) last weekend at the Sarasota-Manatee Originals' Forks and Corks Grand Tasting. 

    Thanks to all who visited with ATI, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, Silversea Cruises, Crystal Cruises and Oceania Cruises.

    If you're ready to learn more about all the remarkable wine-focused itineraries and award-winning restaurants on new ships - from luxury ocean liners ready to take you on a circumnavigation cruise to boutique "floating hotels" navigating historic river ports - please contact an Admiral Travel Advisor: 941-951-1801 or 
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    Learn about Yacht, River & Ocean Cruising at Crystal Cruises Event

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    Sometimes the answer is Crystal clear. 

    Crystal Cruises offers everything you may desire on the water (and in the "Skye!")* Whether you are exploring a yacht, river or ocean luxury cruise, please allow the Admiral Travel team to introduce you to the joys of Crystal Cruises. 

    Admiral Travel International Proprietors Malaka & Ryan Hilton invite you to an exclusive evening with Crystal Cruises' Monique Ross on Thursday, February 15. Please call 941-951-1801 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details and to RSVP. (*Plus, at the conclusion of the evening, the Hiltons will be announcing final details for their 2019 opportunity to board the Crystal Skye for a private jet charter to South Africa!)

    Sip & Savor Europe with the Connoisseur Club this May Reserve Your Cabin for this All-Inclusive Cruise on the Regent Explorer, "The Most Luxurious Ship Ever Built"

    Regent Explorer

    It's difficult to believe, but our 2018 GCCC Journey "Sip & Savor Europe" is just a few months away! 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, click here for the full itinerary for our 2018 adventure: Sip & Savor Europe. Contact an Admiral Travel Advisor with any questions or to book now: 941-951-1801


    Featured Departures: France, India, Sicily, Rio & The Mediterranean

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    Did you spend the holidays with friends and family brainstorming your next big trip? ATI Proprietors Malaka & Ryan Hilton and their accomplished team of travel advisors are ready to design your next one-of-a-kind journey around the globe to discover the very best of any destination. Venture boldly to food and wine meccas, take in-depth expeditions to exotic destinations, experience the wonder of an African safari or relax with over-the-top opulence on land and at sea. Here are just a few featured departures for you to consider with your travel companions for 2018 and 2019: 

    Uniworld SS JOIE DE VIVREParis & Normandy's Countryside: July 2018
    Cruise from Paris through Normandy's countryside, uncovering its many charms aboard Uniworld's Joie De Vivre!

    Mediterranean Majesty with Salvatore Ferragamo: July 2018
    Cruise Monte-Carlo to Venice aboard Silver Muse and enjoy a private visit to the Ferragamos' private estate in Tuscany - Il Borro!

    New Year's Eve In Rio: December 22, 2018 - January 6, 2019
    Put a South American spin on celebrating the holidays and welcome 2019 in Rio aboard the Azamara Pursuit.

    IndiaIndia's Golden Triangle with Ashwin Shukla of Chutney's SRQ: January 2019 
    In partnership with Authentescapes, Ashwin invites you to join him for a remarkable boutique river cruise aboard Uniworld's Ganges Voyager II.

    Private Jet Safari Experience with Malaka & Ryan: May 2019
    Join Malaka & Ryan as they take to the skies headed for "The Place of Miracles" - Singita, for an exclusive 6 night private safari in South Africa.

    Undiscovered Sicily aboard Ponant Le Bougainville: June 2019
    Set sail with to discover the treasures of Sicily, one of the jewels of the Mediterranean, on an itinerary connecting Malta & Sicily. 

    Secrets of Vietnam: February 2020
    Travel with Ryan & Mal to the country of contrasts where pleasant surprises await at almost every turn!

    Vietnam

    Contact the Admiral Travel team at 941-951-1801 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details. 


    Admiral Travel Shares New Year's Traditions Around the Globe

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    Did you know? Spaniards eat a single grape each time the bell tolls leading up to midnight on New Year's Eve, also known as the twelve grapes of luck. This practice is done to celebrate the harvest and influence chances for good luck and riches in the approaching year. 

    Ecuadorians participate in a New Year's Eve tradition that may be seen as odd by some. They create large doll figures to resemble those whom they consider adversaries and, at midnight, they light them on fire to symbolize the erasing of the previous year's events and moving forward with a fresh start into the New Year.


    Experience the Majesty of the Mediterranean with the Ferragamos

    Salvatore Ferragamo

    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. 

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    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

     St Emilion Bordeaux

    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.

  • Greek Epicurean Adventure through August 31

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    This month's Epicurean Adventure showcases flavors of the Mediterranean in the Restaurant. Make reservations now to experience Michael's Greek Epicurean Adventure.


    Two-Course Lunch: $19.95 ~ Monday - Friday
    Three-Course Dinner: $38.95 ~ Monday - Saturday


    (Next month we'll be "traveling" to Thailand, from the comfort of your favorite table at Michael's On East!)

    May Menu: Moroccan Epicurean Adventure

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    Take a virtual journey to another world at Michael's On East! Coriander, cumin, curry and other seasonings combine to create refined flavors, with just the right touch of 'spice' as part of Chef Jamil's Moroccan Epicurean Adventure through the month of May. 

    Enjoy this specialty three-course dinner menu for $38.95 per person. A two-course lunch offering includes a choice of entrée and dessert for $19.95 per person. 

    Also take advantage of hand-selected wine pairings for $8 per glass or $15 for the pairing. Click here to view the complete monthly menu. Epicurean Adventure menus are NOT available on holidays including Mother's Day. The Restaurant & Wine Cellar will be closed on Memorial Day.

    Michael's Gourmet Food Truck at Selby Gardens: Food Factory

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    It's back! Michael's gourmet food truck recently returned to Selby Gardens in celebration of 
    Warhol: Flowers in the Factory. The Gardens' special exhibition explores the surprising, and little examined, role of nature in Andy Warhol's art and life. Click here for details about the immersive exhibition, on view exclusively at Selby Gardens through June 30, 2018.

    In addition to a new themed menu at the Selby House Cafe by Michael's On East, the Michael's team has reinvented its gourmet food truck, now nicknamed Food Factory, located in front of the Payne Mansion within Selby Gardens. Open 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily, members and visitors of attraction are invited to enjoy sandwiches, Nathan's hot dogs, soups, pastries, cookies and other snacks from the Food Factory.

    Epicurean Adventure to Tuscany in the Restaurant

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

    The Michael's On East culinary team has met their monthly challenge yet again as we welcome 2018 with an Epicurean Adventure to Tuscany! Offering monthly menus inspired by the world's most exotic food and wine meccas, the Restaurant's Epicurean Adventure this January will present a culinary experience inspired by one of Italy's favorite famed regions: Tuscany.  


    City Lite Lunch: Six Dishes Under 600 Calories

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    Espresso-Rubbed Yellowfin Tuna 
    Roasted Golden Beets, Edamame, Hearts of Palm, Campari Tomatoes, Artisan Baby Lettuces & Rice Wine Vinaigrette, Drizzled with Ginger- Scallion Emulsion (496 Calories)


    New Year's resolutions are made with the best of intentions, yet so often we find ourselves slipping back into old habits, including lifestyle/diet decisions. So isn't it great when you can make a delicious decision which allows you to stick to a healthy dietary program?! 

    If your annual promise to yourself has anything to do with your waistline or simply eating cleaner, we'd like to offer some fabulous lunch dishes which will revolutionize the way you feel about "eating healthy."


    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.

  • Lobster Pot Fridays in the Restaurant

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    Celebrate the end of the work week every week with a true seafood feast at Michael's On East. Lobster is still king on Friday nights in the Restaurant. 

    Seafood lovers are invited to indulge with Michael's "Lobster Pot" special every Friday evening beginning at 5:30 p.m. for $38.95 per person. (No sharing please.) We'll even provide you the signature bib to wear as you enjoy two 1 1/4 lb. live Maine lobsters, mussels, clams, new potatoes and corn on the cob.

    Click here to make reservations.

    All-Night Monday Happy Hour Supports the Circus Arts Conservatory

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    Michael's On East continues its All-Night Happy Hour on Mondays, through September in support of the Circus Arts Conservatory

    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. 


    Private Events with Michael's On East, Selby Gardens & Bay Preserve

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    For three decades, Michael's On East has been celebrated as Sarasota's "Best Caterer." Whether celebrating on-site at Michael's venues or around town at the magical Selby Gardens and Bay Preserve, you can trust this professional team to produce a special experience for all your guests!

    Ballroom * Wine Cellar * Restaurant * Waterfront Venues

    Whether you are planning your company's annual holiday party, a family celebration during Hanukkah, "Secret Santa" luncheon with your girlfriends or even a New Year's brunch, the Michael's team will make party planning painless! 

    Allow Michael's experienced team in the Restaurant, Wine Cellar and Ballroom help coordinate and produce your holiday party on premise, or book through our Catering office to celebrate the most festive season of the year at Sarasota's gorgeous waterfront venues! Michael's Events & Catering is proud to serve as the exclusive caterer for all functions at Bay Preserve in Osprey and Selby Gardens in Downtown SarasotaClick here to learn more about each venue, and be sure to reserve dates ASAP for your holiday gatherings! 

    Vitale Wine Dinner to Benefit Pediatric Cancer Research Hosted by Michael Klauber & Phil Mancini

    Join us we celebrate Dick Vitale's 80th Birthday and 40 Years with ESPN!

    Wine Dinner with Red RosesAn 
    Exclusive Wine Dinner
    with Dick and Lorraine Vitale
    Hosted by Michael Klauber and Phil Mancini
    6 p.m. on Monday, October 15

    The evening will feature a five-course culinary experience, including fine wines paired with each course.

    Tickets are $175 per person and $350 per couple. Net proceeds will support pediatric cancer research through the V Foundation. 

    Click here for online reservations, contact Mary Kenealy Events at 941-953-2007 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Make Restaurant Reservations Now for Dining for a Difference on September 20


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    With Dining for a Difference, change truly begins with a knife and fork - and you can help make this amazing event a success! Join the Designing Daughters of Sarasota, Michael's On East and more than 15 participating restaurants in dining out on Thursday, September 20, 2018. A portion of food and beverage purchases will fund grants to local charities.  

    Click here for details, and bon appétit!

    All-Night Monday Happy Hour Supports the Circus Arts Conservatory

    Circus Arts ConservatoryMichael's On East continues its All-Night Happy Hour on Mondays, through August in support of the Circus Arts Conservatory! 

    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. 


    Supply List for Moms & Dads as Kids Return to School

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    School is almost back in session and we know many parents in Sarasota and across the country are about ready to offer a "back to school" toast after sending off their students!  If your family has already completed the school supply shopping and you're thinking about restocking your own "supplies," Michael's Wine Cellar is pleased to offer a suggested wine list for this fall. Click here to read more.


    Events at Michael's Wine Cellar

    MixologyMixology Basic Spirits 101 
    6:30 p.m.onMonday, September 10
    Continuing Michael's popular series of educational wine and spirits classes, the Wine Cellar team looks forward to an interactive program next month! 

    Class attendees will have the pleasure of learning about spirits plus a few tricks from the bar. 

    Admission is $20 per person and advanced reservations are required. Click here to register


    TGIF: Every Single Week with Michael's Lobster Pot

    Lobster Bakethe end of the work week every week with a true seafood feast at Michael's On East. Lobster is still king on Friday nights in the Restaurant. 

    Seafood lovers are invited to indulge with Michael's "Lobster Pot" special every Friday evening beginning at 5:30 p.m. for $38.95 per person. (No sharing please.) We'll even provide you the signature bib to wear as you enjoy two 1 1/4 lb. live Maine lobsters, mussels, clams, new potatoes and corn on the cob.

    Click here to make reservations.


    Summer Offers: Double Points Days & Wine Lovers Thursdays

    Michael's summertime offerings (exclusive to Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club members and not valid with any other offers or discounts) continue through October 31, 2018! 
     

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    Shop in-store and earn Double Points on all retail purchases each Thursday this summer, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. It's a great time to shop new arrivals, including 2014 and 2015 Bordeaux! 

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    Earn Double Points on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays during lunch and dinner in the Restaurant.

    Plus Connoisseur Club members enjoy half-priced bottles of wine during lunch or dinner on "Wine Lovers Thursdays" in the Restaurant. Available for ALL bottles of wine on the award-winning wine list! 

    Summer Offers: Double Points Days & Wine Lovers Thursdays

    Double Points
    Michael's summertime offerings (exclusive to Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club members and not valid with any other offers or discounts) continue through October 31, 2018! 
     
    Michael's Wine Cellar
    Shop in-store and earn Double Points on all retail purchases each Thursday this summer, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. It's a great time to shop new arrivals, including 2014 and 2015 Bordeaux! 

    Michael's On East
    Earn Double Points on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays during lunch and dinner in the Restaurant.
    Plus Connoisseur Club members enjoy half-priced bottles of wine during lunch or dinner on "Wine Lovers Thursdays" in the Restaurant. Available for ALL bottles of wine on the award-winning wine list! 

    Monday Happy Hour through August in the Lounge: Support the Circus Arts

    Picnic MartiniMichael's On East continues its All-Night Happy Hour on Mondays, through July and August in support of the Circus Arts Conservatory! 

    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. 

    The Circus Arts Conservatory's mission is to engage and educate students using unique and innovative learning programs; to measurably improve the quality of life for individuals in care facilities; and to advance the extraordinary legacy and heritage of the circus. The Circus Arts Conservatory's extraordinary mission underscores its commitment to sharing the entertainment, education, and enrichment that Circus Arts provide. Click here to learn more about the organization.

    Ever-Changing Epicurean Adventures

    Remember that Michael's On East offers new "Epicurean Adventures" each month! 
    Summertime is often a season of travel, but remember if you are seeking to explore exotic food and wine destinations, you can do so from the comfort of your favorite table at Michael's On East each month! 

    Two-Course Lunch: $19.95
    Monday - Friday

    Three-Course Dinner: $38.95
    Monday - Saturday

    Upcoming Menu Themes:
    * July - New Orleans
    * August - Greece
    * September - Thailand

    Three Years in the Making: Sip South African Craft Gin in Cape Town Cooler

    Inverroche Amber Gin

    Allow us to introduce you to a cocktail three years in the making! It's true, for years Michael and Terri Klauber have been working to make Inverroche Amber Gin available to Michael's On East and Michael's Wine Cellar guests in Sarasota. 

    The Klaubers first tasted the Inverroche Gin crafted with Fynbos botanicals, indigenous flora from the Cape, while leading a Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club journey through South Africa's Cape Winelands. Although they are known for their expertise and love of wine, the Klaubers quickly came to appreciate the distinct flavors of this refined spirit, in a refreshing cocktail or on the rocks. We think you will as well! 

    Click here for details


    Celebrate the 4th at Selby Gardens with VIP Experience: Best View & AC!

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    Celebrate the 4th of July at beautiful Selby Gardens. Listen to live music from The Hydramatic, savor the All-American favorites from Michael's On East's grill, take part in a variety of family and children's activities and enjoy the fireworks!

    SELBY EXPERIENCE passes include valet parking, open bar, food (view menu) and prime viewing for the fireworks from Michael's on the Bay at Selby Gardens. (The indoor space features floor to ceiling windows as well as an outdoor balcony overlooking Sarasota Bay!) Passes for the SELBY EXPERIENCE are $100 per person.

    General Admission: General Public: $35 / Members: $25
    Ages 12 and younger: $10; Children ages 0 - 3 years old: Free

    Click here for full details and to purchase tickets online

    Monday Happy Hour through June in the Lounge: Support Selah Freedom

    Cocktail Chocolate MartiniOn East continues their All-Night Happy Hour on Mondays, supporting Selah Freedom continuing through June 2018. 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. 

    Selah Freedom is a national organization with the mission to end sex trafficking and bring freedom to the exploited through four strong programs: Awareness, Prevention, Outreach and Residential. 

    "As we bring light into the darkness of sex trafficking, we see victims transformed into survivors!" Click here to learn more about this important cause.


    Dad Deserves It: Great Cuisine, Special Spirits & Wines Every Month!

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    It's the gift that keeps on giving - with three bottles of hand-picked wines delivered to your dad's doorstep each month! Click here for details about the program and give your dad a membership in Michael's Wine Club for Father's Day this year. 

    If he's a "spirited" guy who enjoys Bourbon or Scotch, tune into Suncoast View on Friday, June 15 as Sean King, Michael's Wine Director who oversees the entire beverage program, presents a few specific bottles to give to dad.  (The Restaurant is closed on Sundays including Father's Day, so treat dad to a fabulous lunch, happy hour or dinner throughout the month at Michael's On East!)


    Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week: Returns Today!

    Savor Sarasota 2018special-priced lunch and dinner menus at more than 90 participating restaurants, Savor Sarasota returns June 1-14. Coordinated by Visit Sarasota County, Michael's On East has been a proud participating restaurant annually since this community-wide culinary celebration began in 2005.

    Three-Course Dinner: $32 per person
    Two-Course Lunch: $16 per person

    Click here to view Michael's featured menu and learn more about all participating restaurants.


    Summer Offers for GCCC Members: Double Points Days & Wine Lovers Thursdays

    Double Points
    Michael's summertime offerings (exclusive to Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club members and not valid with any other offers or discounts) continue through October 31, 2018! 
     
    Michael's Wine Cellar
    Shop in-store and earn Double Points on all retail purchases each Thursday this summer, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    Michael's On East
    Earn Double Points on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays during lunch and dinner in the Restaurant.
    Plus Connoisseur Club members enjoy half-priced bottles of wine during lunch or dinner on "Wine Lovers Thursdays" in the Restaurant. Available for ALL bottles of wine on the award-winning wine list! 

    Give Mom the Best: Mother's Day with Michael's On East

    Easter Brunch in Lounge

    Limited reservations remain available for the holiday brunch buffet and dinner on Mother's Day this year at Michael's On East. Please click here to check availability, or call 941-366-0007, ext. 224. The Michael's team also looks forward to catering the holiday brunch at Selby Gardens on Mother's Day.

    MOE Easter Brunch Desserts   MOE Brunch Dish


    Monday Happy Hour through June in the Lounge: Support Selah Freedom

    Michael's On East continues their All-Night Happy Hour on Mondays, suppor

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    ting Selah Freedom continuing through June 2018. 

    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. 

    Selah Freedom is a national organization with the mission to end sex trafficking and bring freedom to the exploited through four strong programs: Awareness, Prevention, Outreach and Residential. 

    "As we bring light into the darkness of sex trafficking, we see victims transformed into survivors!" Click here to learn more about this important cause.


    Michael's Wine Club & Tasting Events

    Treat your mom to an early Mother's Day evening - or afternoon - out with you for fab

    Blind Tasting Bottles and Wine Glasses

    ulous wine tasting, or give the gift which will continue month-to-month, Michael's Wine Club!

    What wines will Michael serve? It's a surprise at this month's wine class!

    Blind Tasting
    Tuesday, May 8, 2018
    6:30 p.m. at Michael's Wine Cellar
    Advanced reservations are required.
    $25 per person

    May Open House Wine Tasting
    This Saturday, May 5, 2018
    2-4 p.m. at Michael's Wine Cellar
    Admission is only $10 per person
    Click here to register online, or simply join us at the door at Michael's Wine Cellar


    Best of the Best: Thank You, Sarasota Magazine Readers!

    The Michael's team has been humbled once more by your "votes" in this year's Sarasota Magazine Best of 2018 readers' poll. Michael's On East Co-Proprietors Michael Klauber and Philip
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     Mancini report they are most proud of the first winning title! 

    Best Waitstaff: Michael's On East
    (We'd have to agree!) 

    Best Restaurant Wine List: Michael's On East
    Best Restaurant for Steak (nonchain): Michael's On East
    Best Caterer: Michael's On East

    Michael's Wine Cellar also received a runners-up nod as the "Best Place to Buy Wine." Apparently not everyone has discovered the Restaurant's adjacent wine store, also available for online shopping at michaelswinecellar.com. If you haven't fallen in love with our boutique wine store yet, we invite you to stop into Saturday's Open House Wine Tasting! 

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    Easter Brunch in Lounge

    Michael's On East hosted another fabulous (sold out) brunch for Easter Sunday yesterday! It's time to make sure you take care of Mom on Mother's Day this year and secure your brunch or dinner reservations now in the Restaurant.  The Michael's team also looks forward to catering the holiday brunch at Selby Gardens on Mother'sDay.   MOE Brunch Dish    MOE Easter Brunch Desserts

     


    Through April in the Lounge: Support the All Star Children's Foundation

     

    All Star Children's FoundationMichael's On East continues their All-Night Happy Hour on Mondays, supporting the All Star Children's Foundation continuing through April 30. 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. 

    Baltimore Epicurean Adventure: Honoring the Orioles

    Honoring the Orioles' spring training season in Sarasota, Michael's On East once again features a Baltimore Epicurean Adventure throughout the month of March. baseball-balls-pile.jpgEnjoy the specialty three-course dinner menu featuring dishes inspired by the "Charm City" for only $38.95 per person. A two-course lunch offering includes a choice

    of entrée and dessert for only $19.95 per person. For a "Grand Slam" culinary adventure, we encourage you to add wine pairings for $8 per glass or $15 per pairing.

    Click here to view the complete monthly menu.


    Mondays in March in the Lounge: Support All Star Children's Foundation

    Michael's On East continues their All-Night Happy Hour on Mondays, supporting the All Star Children's 

    All Star Children's Foundation

    Foundation beginning this Monday through April 30. 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. 

    About the All Star Children's Foundation
    Founded by the De
    nnis and Graci McGillicuddy, the All Star Children's Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public nonprofit charity, based out of Sarasota, Florida and serving individuals and families throughout Sarasota, Manatee, and Desoto Counties. The mission of the All Star Children's Foundation is to create a safe place for children to heal from the trauma of child abuse.

    Mondays & Wednesdays: Support Girls Inc & Make-A-Wish

     

    Michael's On East continues their All-Night Happy Hour on Mondays, supporting Girls Incorporated of Sarasota County through February! 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. 

    Beginning in March, this popular program will continue in support of the All Star Children's Foundation.

    The Michael's On East Lounge will also host "Wish Wednesdays" through February beginning next week in support of Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida. (Not valid on Valentine's Day.)


    Michael's Food Truck Returns to Selby Gardens

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    Michael's gourmet food truck will return to Selby Gardens on February 11 to celebrate the opening of the Gardens' new special exhibition! Warhol: Flowers in the Factory showcases the surprising, and little examined, role of nature in Andy Warhol's art and life. Click here for details about the immersive exhibition, on view exclusively at Selby Gardens from February 11 through June 30, 2018.

    Make Your Own Reservations at Luxury Hotels with Added Benefits from ATI:

    Perfect for Late-Night Hotel Planning and Last-Minute Bookings

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    Virtuoso LogoAdmiral Travel is excited to announce a new online tool you can use to make your own hotel reservations, while also reaping the benefits of the agency's exclusive network and enhanced benefits plus upgrades. We invite you to peruse through luxury Virtuoso hotels and allow your local agency Admiral Travel to handle your reservation, ensuring details are personally attended to in advance and on-property during your stay.

    Simply check out the new website and click on Hotels:
    http://www.virtuoso.com/member/admiraltravel


    Michael's Forks & Corks Events: More Sold-Out Success!

    Wine dinner dish being plated From hosting multiple sold-out winemaker dinners, educational wine classes and a retail tasting with even more winemakers from around the world, it was a busy Forks & Corks weekend for the Michael's team. Plus all that was before the Grand Tasting produced by the Sarasota-Manatee Originals relocated to Feld Entertainment due to weather!

    The 2018 Forks & Corks Food & Wine Festival was another one for the record books. Thanks to all who joined in the Forks & Corks festivities and fun! 
     
    Forks & Corks Grand Tasting
    Forks & Corks Grand Tasting at Feld Entertainment - Photo by Peter Acker Photography

    Mondays through February: Support Girls Inc with All-Night Happy Hour


    Michael's On East continues their All-Night Happy Hour on Mondays, supporting Girls Incorporated of Sarasota County through February! 

    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.


    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

    Offering monthly menus inspired by the world's most exotic food and wine meccas, the Restaurant's Epicurean Adventure this September will present a culinary experience inspired by Spain. The Michael's On East thre

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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.


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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.

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