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Special Offers for GCCC Members this Summer!

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Wine Lovers Thursdays!
Save BIG on wine bottles with 50% off on more than 350 offerings. Valid each Thursday during lunch and dinner at Michael's On East. 

DOUBLE POINTS at Michael's Wine Cellar

Shop in-store to earn double points every Saturday from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

DOUBLE POINTS at Michael's On East

Earn double points on dining during lunch and dinner on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

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Introducing Wine Flights at Michael's On East

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"Catch a flight" without leaving Sarasota this summer!  Explore the world of wine through curated wine flights that rotate on a weekly basis.  Each flight is paired with exclusive culinary creations designed by Chef Jamil and his team to amplify the flavors of each wine.  Flights & bites are priced between $18-26 each week for three 3oz. wine pours and three tapas-style bites. See what flight is happening this week!
Available in the Lounge and in the Restaurant during lunch & dinner at 
Michael’s On East. Make reservations
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What's Happening at Michael's Wine Cellar?

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Wilson Daniels Wine Dinner
Saturday, July 27 at 6:30 PM
$125/person 
Featuring the whites of Kumeu River 
and the reds of Volpaia

Reserve your spot here


Open House Wine Tasting
Saturday, July 6 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM
$10/person (earn double points on purchases made during the open house!)
Register ahead of time here
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Explore the Exotic Flavors of Singapore

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If you're itching for your next Epicurean Adventure, visit us in the restaurant this July! We've created delectable island dishes from Singapore that you won't want to miss! Our Epicurean "Singapore" menu is handcrafted to give our guests the experience of traditional meals with a Michael’s On East twist. Whether you are looking for something familiar or want to venture into the delicious unknown, this menu will give you an exotic culinary experience you won’t forget. Earn DOUBLE POINTS on the Singapore menu on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays!


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GCCC Summer Specials!

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Be Rewarded For Your Good Taste! 

Michael’s On East partners with Admiral Travel for the Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club (GCCC), an exclusive lifestyle rewards program. Members reap the benefits on everything from luxury travel to fine wine and cuisine. Why not get rewarded for your good taste?

Being a member of the Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club has year-round benefits, but summertime is especially sweet. We’re offering specials in both Michael’s Wine Cellar and Michael’s On East throughout the entire summer! 

Not a GCCC member? Sign up here. 


 Special Offers This Summer

 Wine Lovers Thursdays

Save BIG on wine bottles with 50% off on more than 350 offerings. Valid each Thursday during lunch and dinner at Michael’s on East. Exclusively available for Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club members!

 

Double Points in Michael’s Wine Cellar

Shop in-store to earn double points on Saturdays from 10am-6pm.

 

Double Points at Michael’s On East

Earn DOUBLE points on dining during lunch and dinner on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

 


Special Restaurant Experiences This Summer

Epicurean Adventures

Explore exotic food and wine destinations! Enjoy $38.95 three-course themed dinners, Monday-Saturday, and $19.95 two-course lunches, Monday-Friday. These popular menus always change monthly.

 

City Lite Lunches

Globally-inspired healthy lunch options to deLITE your palate and spirit, all under 600 calories! Perfect for the mid-week business power lunch, or those that crave something LITE and fresh. Monday-Friday, 11:30am-2pm.

 

Happy Hour in the Lounge

Enjoy $7 featured wines, beers, and cocktails from 5-7pm Tuesday-Saturday, plus extended hours until 9 pm on Mondays benefiting local non-profit organizations. And don’t forget our Lounge menu is full of delicious apps and snacks that pair perfectly with our featured drinks!

 

Lobster Pot Fridays

Celebrate the start of the weekend with a Michael’s On East classic – Lobster Pot Friday! Enjoy a 1 ¼ lb. Maine lobster with mussels, clams, potatoes, and corn on the cob. Only $38.95 per person. Available every Friday night.

 

Monthly Wine Tastings At Michael’s Wine Cellar

Enjoy a casual, relaxing Saturday afternoon and discover 40+ fabulous wines at Michael’s Wine Cellar’s monthly Open House, a wine tasting experience with light bites offered. Admission is $10 per person. Advance RSVP not required. Event from 2-4pm.

Upcoming Open House Wine Tastings: 

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Saturday, September 7, 2019

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MONDAY HAPPY HOUR FOR EMBRACING OUR DIFFERENCES

MONDAY HAPPY HOUR FOR EMBRACING OUR DIFFERENCES

Please join us to take advantage of $7 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. 

Michael's On East continues its All-Night Happy Hour on Mondays, in support of Embracing Our Differences each Monday during the months of May and June.

Embracing Our Differences is a not-for-profit organization based in Sarasota, Florida, that uses the power of art and education to expand consciousness and open the heart to celebrate the diversity of the human family. It accomplishes this through an annual, large-scale, juried art exhibition and a comprehensive series of educational initiatives, programs and resources designed for teachers and students.

Click here to learn more about Embracing Our Differences.

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EPICUREAN ADVENTURE: MEXICO

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During the month of May, Michael’s On East is bringing the vibrant flavors from south of the border to Sarasota!

Our Mexican Epicurean menu is handcrafted to give our guests the experience of traditional meals with a Michael’s On East twist. Whether you are looking for something familiar or want to venture into the delicious unknown, this menu will give you a culinary experience you won’t forget. 

The Michael’s On East three-course Mexican Epicurean dinner menu is available Monday through Saturday evenings for $38.95 per person, May 1 - 30, 2019. 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. (Not available on Mother's Day.)

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MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH & DINNER

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Mother's Day Brunch: Sunday, May 12, 2019

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Adults: $64.95 

Children ages 3-10: $32.95

Children under 2 years old: Free 

Michael’s popular brunches sell-out each year (with good reason!). Please click here or call for reservations: 941-366-0007, ext. 224.

Mother's Day Dinner: Sunday, May 12, 2019

5-9 p.m. (regular menu) 

The Michael's team is also proud to provide a magnificent spread for guests of Selby Gardens' holiday brunches. Please click here for details about brunch reservations at Selby Gardens.

 

CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE RESTAURANT RESERVATIONS

 

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WINE DINNERS & TASTINGS

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Limited reservations are available for several "Forks & Corks

Forks & Corks University Masters Class

Saturday, May 4, 1-3 p.m.

$50/per person. Reservations required. Space is limited. 

Forks & Corks Retail Tasting

Saturday, May 4, 3-5 p.m.

$10 per person. No advanced reservations required. Simply join us at the door. 

Reynolds Family Wine Dinner

Saturday, May 4, 7-9 p.m. 

$125 per person. Reservations required. Space is limited. 

 

BROWSE MORE WINE TASTINGS AND COMMUNITY EVENTS

 

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WINE DINNERS & TASTINGS

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Join us this Saturday afternoon as Michael's Wine Cellar hosts its monthly walk-about retail tasting! Stop in to sip - and shop for - dozens of international wines this Saturday, April 6, 2-4 p.m. Admission is $10 per person. Simply join us at the door. (You'll have an opportunity to pick up a copy of the Junior League of Sarasota's newest cookbook "Simply Sarasota: From Fresh to Fabulous" at this month's tasting!) 
Reservations are also available for several "Forks & Corks" wine events next month: 
 
Saturday, May 4, 1-3 p.m.
$50/per person. Reservations required. Space is limited. 
 
Forks & Corks Retail Tasting
Saturday, May 4, 3-5 p.m.
$10 per person. No advanced reservations required. Simply join us at the door. 
 
Saturday, May 4, 7-9 p.m. 
$125 per person. Reservations required. Space is limited.
 
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SARASOTA'S SOCIAL SCENE

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Congratulations to our friends at Sarasota Magazine as they celebrate their 40th anniversary this spring! We know Connoisseur Club members will enjoy the publication's editorial team's decade-by-decade look at Sarasota over the past 40 years including this prediction in the early 1990s as the Michael's On East Ballroom opened:
 
1992: Michael Klauber and Phil Mancini decide to add a banquet facility to their Michael’s On East restaurant. Mr. Chatterbox writes, “Insiders say it will revolutionize Sarasota social life.”
 
What do you think? Internally the Michael's team likes to think we've had a small hand in the advancement and success of our clients' family celebrations, milestone events for local businesses and hundreds of parties with a purpose as we've supported our special nonprofit partners these past three decades!
 
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MONDAY HAPPY HOUR FOR HAPPINESS HOUSE

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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. 
 
Michael's On East continues its All-Night Happy Hour on Mondays, in support of Easterseals Happiness House each Monday through April.
 
Easterseals mission is to provide exceptional services for persons with disabilities and their families across a lifetime by empowering individuals to live their lives to the fullest. All money raised will go towards the Easterseals Happiness House Abilities Shining Luncheon; Art for Autism Through Partnerships on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Michael's On East.
 
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EPICUREAN ADVENTURE: BASES LOADED

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Michael's On East honors our "home team" during spring training with two-course lunch and three-course dinner menus honoring the Orioles each March. This year, our culinary team is venturing beyond Baltimore's borders for inspiration and a "Bases Loaded" Epicurean Adventure inspired by baseball's finest traditions. 
 
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CLASSIC RECIPE: MICHAEL'S BOWTIE CHICKEN PASTA

6 BowTiePasta 1600Michael's On East Sous Chef Kory Minor returned to ABC 7's in-studio kitchen last week to share an "original" recipe.

Michael's Bowtie Pasta - with Grilled Chicken, Pancetta, Snow Peas, Shiitake Mushrooms, Sun-Dried Tomatoes in a Light Parmesan Cream - has been a favorite on our menu ever since the Restaurant opened in 1987! Some dishes are simply tried-and-true! We invite you to enjoy Michael's Bowtie Pasta during lunch, happy hour or dinner in the Restaurant, or attempt to recreate the deliciousness yourself at home.

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GOURMET FOOD TRUCK RETURNS TO SELBY GARDENS

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In addition to inspired new tropical dishes at the Selby House Cafe by Michael's On East, our team is celebrating the Gauguin: Voyage to Paradise exhibition at Selby Gardens with the return of our gourmet food truck! Both dining experiences are available exclusively to visitors and members of the Gardens, so be sure to visit soon. The special Paul Gauguin exhibition continues through June 30, 2019.

We're also thrilled about next week's Garden to Plate wine dinner at Selby Gardens.


CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE MENU AND RESERVE TICKETS

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MONDAY HAPPY HOUR FOR A CAUSE: ALL NIGHT LONG!

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Michael's On East continues its All-Night Happy Hour on Mondays, in support of JFCS of the Suncoast each Monday 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. 
 
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INVERROCHE GIN IN THE NEWS

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Have you tried the new South African artisan gin crafted with Fynbos botanicals - indigenous flora from the Cape - yet? You'll have to stop into Michael On East or Michael's Wine Cellar to try a Cape Town Fig Bramble, G&T or purchase a bottle: the Michael's team has exclusive access in the state of Florida! 
 
The SRQ Magazine team was "Ginuinely Elated" to learn about Inverroche Gin.
 
We also know our friends from Edible Sarasota truly appreciate amazing food - and drinks! - especially "edible" products with special stories. And Michael Klauber certainly has a great story to tell about Inverroche Gin. Click here to read more.
 
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EPICUREAN ADVENTURE: FRENCH POLYNESIA MENUS

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While Michael's On East typically offers a traditional French Epicurean Adventure each February, this year Chef Jamil and his team decided to seek inspiration from Selby's Gauguin exhibition, creating French Polynesian-themed $19.95 two-course lunch and $38.95 three-course dinner menus available through February at the fine dining restaurant. View this month's Epicurean Adventure to French Polynesia.
Note: Epicurean Adventures are not available on holidays including Valentine's Day. (Speaking of Valentine's Day, it's time to finalize your reservation; availability is limited.)
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NEW RECIPE: SOUTH AFRICAN PRAWNS

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Chef Jamil is pleased to share another new recipe from the Michael's On East kitchen! 
 
Click here for the full recipe for Pan-Roasted African Prawns with Roasted Yellow Tomato Pomodoro Sauce, Broccoli Rabe, Crispy Pancetta, Toasted Fennel Oil & Tagliolini Pasta.
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ONE OF SARASOTA'S QUEENS OF CATERING

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She's one in a million and she's all ours. Michael's On East Catering Captain Tracey McCammack recently talked with Sarasota Magazine about "How to Make a Party Stand Out."
 
"If you’ve been to a party catered by Michael’s On East in the past 25 years, you’ve met catering captain Tracey McCammack. With a black apron, a broad smile and her hair pulled up in a saucy topknot, McCammack estimates she’s worked some 5,000 parties for Michael’s—from cozy family gatherings to black-tie galas for 500. Planning is paramount, and she resolutely recommends hiring a professional party planner for those larger-than-life events. But for the intimate home dinner parties and milestone celebrations—anniversaries, birthdays, graduations and more (her favorites, by the way, because they’re often filled with “magic moments”)—she offers us some hard-earned advice on how to make your party magic."
 
The complete article including Tracey's personal tips will appear in Sarasota Magazine's February 2019 issue and is available online:
 
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