Christmas Day ~ Reservations Required

As 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 Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.  Reservations are required for Christmas Day.
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Wine for the 3rd Day of Christmas: Chateau Thieuley from Bordeaux

Christmas Wines Day 3: Chateau Thieuley from Bordeaux On the third day of Christmas my true love sent to me: Three French Hens Two Turtle Doves and a Partridge in a Pear Tree But wouldn’t it be lovely if your true love also sent a few great value Bordeaux wines from Michael Klauber's specialized online wine store: Chateau Thieuley Blanc, Bordeaux Superieur, FR, 2011 $16.95 Clear color. Exotic fruit favours (citrus, pineapple, graprefruit) and flowers aromas. Fresh, round and well balanced. Each variety brings its own caracteristic so that the blend is very successfull. Chateau Thieuley "Reserve Francis Courselle", Bordeaux Superieur, FR, 2010 $19.95 Ratcheting up the level of concentration, this sleeper of the vintage offers plenty of deep red and black currant fruit notes intermixed with cedarwood, subtle smoke and herbs. Medium-bodied and richly fruity with more power than the regular cuvee, it should drink well for 4-5 years. - The Wine Advocate
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Wine for the 1st Day of Christmas: Zinfandel & Pinot Grigio

Day 1 Christmas Wines: Zinfandel & Pinot Grigio "On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me: A Partridge in a Pear Tree" But wouldn't it be lovely if your true love also sent: Zinfandel "REDS Old Vines Blend" Tierra Divina, Lodi, CA, 2011 $12.95 zinfandel-reds-old-vines-blend-tierra-divina-lodi-ca-2011-250px-307px “A Celebration of the People!” Zinfandel, Carignane, and Petite Sirah from pioneer vineyards in the heartland of California. Dark, sexy, exotic, opulent, and delicious. Perfect with bistro, burgers, hearty pastas and pizza anytime throughout the year, but this Zinfandel will be a perfect wine to pair with rich holiday dishes such as brisket, tenderloin, lamb or steak. Pinot Grigio, Due Torri, Delle Venezie, Tipica, IT, 2012 $9.95 pinot-grigio-due-torri-delle-venezie-it-2012-250px-307px Pinot Grigio thrives in the area known as “Tre Venezie,” which encompasses a vast territory in northwestern Italy, including the regions of Veneto, Fruili-Venezia Giulia, and Trentino-Alto Adige. The grapes for this wine were hand picked and soft pressed. The wine was then fermented and aged in stainless steel, followed by a minimum of two months of aging in bottle. This exquisite dry white is fragrant on the nose and fresh on the palate, with an excellent balance of acidity and minerality. Enjoy as an aperitif or serve with hors d’oeuvres and seafood dishes.
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12 Days of Christmas Wine

12 Days of Christmas Wine Pairings We are thrilled to offer you special wine, craft beer and boutique spirits selections throughout the year at Michael's Wine Cellar, but this festive holiday season brings with it a vibrant joy and cause for celebration almost every day! With that energy and spirit in mind, we are thrilled to celebrate "Twelve Days of Christmas" with our wine connoisseurs and clients this year. Although many of us can belt out the popular holiday carol, only Michael Klauber and his knowledgeable team at Michael’s Wine Cellar can deliver 12 days of perfect wine pairings. Visit Michael's Wine Blog each day (December 12-23, 2013) for new recommendations to pair with your holiday feasts and parties. We'll be sharing the daily wine pairings with links below as these wines are released: Wine for the 1st Day of Christmas: Zinfandel & Pinot Grigio Wine for the 2nd Day of Christmas: Chardonnay & Cabernet Sauvignon Wine for the 3rd Day of Christmas: Chateau Thieuley from Bordeaux Wine for the 4th Day of Christmas: Francois Montand Wine for the 5th Day of Christmas: Chablis & Bordeaux  
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Michael's Wine Cellar
1283 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34239