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2nd Annual Black & White Wine Dinner
Wednesday, March 2 at 6:30pm
Dress is Black & White
We will be dining in both rooms of Michael’s Wine Cellar
Welcome with ~ Sparkling, Blanc de Blancs, JP Chenet
~ Chorizo Filled Dates wrapped in Candied Bacon ~ Tomato, Fresh Mozzarella & Basil Bruschetta with Balsamic Reduction
~ Seared “Maryland-Style” Lump Meat Crab Cakes with Classic Rémoulade
Boston Salad with Apples & Pears
Boston Lettuce, Baby Arugula, Watercress, Granny Smith Apples, Pears, Candied Cashews Shaved Parmesan
& Sherry Vinaigrette
~ Michael’s Select Label Sauvignon Blanc, ZA 2015 or Pinot Grigio Talis Friuli, IT 2018 ~
Choice of One ENTREE
~ Grilled Atlantic Swordfish ~
Roasted Red Potatoes & Onions, Prosciutto, Haricot Verts, Teardrop Tomatoes, Caper Mushroom Beurre Blanc
~ Chianti-Braised Short Rib ~
Swiss Chard, Cheesy Polenta & Roasted Garlic
~ Caramelized Scallops & Shrimp Over Butternut Squash Ravioli, Sautéed with Brown Butter, Sage & Topped with Shaved Pecorino Cheese
~ VEGETARIAN (VEGAN) option available ~
~ Choice of Michael’s Select Label Chardonnay, ZA 2015 or Cabernet Sauvignon, ZA 2014 ~
Chocolate Hazelnut Dome - Rich Chocolate & Hazelnut Mousse Veiled in Pure Chocolate with Fresh Berries
Reservations are a must. Cost is $145 per person which includes the full meal, tax, gratuity and charity donation. Call to reserve your space and phone in credit card to:
Taste Dining and Travel 941-366-7950.
A portion of the proceeds benefits Mayors’ Feed the Hungry
Michael’s on East Wine Cellar 1212 East Ave. Sarasota
Isola Bella in Holmes Beach serves wonderful, fresh pasta in their outdoor and indoor ristorante.
- dedicated to take-away pizza, deli, fresh produce market, private party catering, delivery and much more.
The family story begins in Sicily at the foothills of Mount Etna, the ever-active volcano that lights up the night sky with its red, scary, majestic beauty. This is where the Santagatis comes from: the very center of the Mediterranean Sea, full of blinding sunlight, continu- ous breezes bringing unique scents and aromas from the past. And this is what they try and bring to your table nightly for dinner. The old family recipes, the deep knowledge of their tradition, the thorough search for the best ingredients and the ability to combine them together with their own passionate touch show that the family and staff really care about what they do.
Their pasta at both locations is freshly made, the varieties of cheeses and olive oils are all imported, their vegetables are organic, the cuts of meat are all top-shelf, and their extensive wine list is mostly a tribute to Italian producers. They use the phrase, "Isola Bella and La Norma as the ultimate expression of what Italian food should be.” As first-generation Italians, they have a passion for food and it shows as I can attest from a recent meal at both restaurants. Their goal is to offer you a good time through uncompromising, genuine Italian recipes. They only ask you to be a little patient while they make them fresh: some call it “slow food,” for them it is the only way to cook, with pas- sion. Also available here are catering, weddings and of course take-out and curbside pick-up. New, is delivery to your door for any dinner choices. Call for more information on these. Isola Bella and La Norma are open Monday through Saturday from 5 to 9pm. Enjoy them both!
The first thing you’ll notice when you walk through the front doors of Ginny & Jane E’s at 9807 Gulf Drive (941-778-3170) is that
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