Chef Paul Mattison, executive chef and proprietor of Mattison’s in Sarasota, Florida announces a new dinner series, “Pasture to Plate” starting on Friday, October 17, 2014 from 6pm at Dakin Dairy Farm in Myakka City. This five-course dinner with wine is served at a long feasting table under the oak trees and features: (1) Beer & Cheese Pairing, lead by “Certified Cheese Professional” David Curran, followed by a tour of the Dakin Dairy Farm; (2) Beet & Goad Cheese Salad; (3) Mangrove Snapper; (4) Braised “Three Suns Ranch” Bison Tortellini; and (5) Tres Leches Dessert. The dinner is $125 per person and includes tax and gratuity. A portion of each ticket is donated to Harvest House, a local organization with the mission to facilitate a stable environment giving individuals the opportunity to break the cycle of homelessness and addiction. Seating is limited, advanced reservations are required and can be made online at mattisons.com or by calling 941.921.3400.
Chef Paul Mattison uses Dakin Dairy products, along with items from local ranches and farms, in an on-going celebration of Mattison’s relationship with farmers, food artisans, and the local culinary suppliers. “Our community continues to collaborate with local producers on a daily basis, but for special events like ‘Harvest Month’ and ‘Eat Local Week’ we are thrilled to partner with Dakin Dairy and others to create the first of many ‘Pasture to Plate’ fund-raising dinners,” says Chef Paul Mattison. Part of the evening includes a tour of Dakin Dairy Farms, a detail that was very important to Karen Dakin, president of Dakin Dairy Farms. “When approached by Mattison’s to partner for this dinner, I knew it would be the perfect opportunity to share our beautiful farm with the public, and highlight our commitment to sustainability and quality products,” she says.
Some event sponsors include Edible Sarasota, Mattison’s, Republic National, and Whole Foods Market. For sponsor information contact Nikki Logan Curran at Nikkilogan@mattisons.com or call 941-921-3400.