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Looking for a way to break up your work week? Tune in to ABC7's Suncoast View every Wednesday morning for our weekly segment: Wine Down Wednesday...


Each week, a Chef from one of our Sarasota-Manatee Originals Member Restaurants will be kickin' it up in the kitchen with the sassy Suncoast hosts where the food's always wonderful and the company inspired.

At Wine Down Wednesday, there's always lively conversation, lots of laughter and good food, and of course, a glass of wine with friends.


Check out these recent Wine Down Wednesday segments below.

And to see earlier segments, visit our YouTube Channel.

(7.3.24) Exec Chef Leonardo Pileggi and GM David Paltrow from The Ringling Grillroom are showing Lizzie and Linda how to make a delicious Heirloom Burrata Summer Dish.

(6.26.24) The New Summer Seasonal Menu is out at Sage (!!) and Chef Christopher Covelli is pleased to present some of the delicious dishes incl a Seared Foie Gras Entree.

(6.19.24) Calling all Bradenton foodies! Watch Chef Dean of Mean Deans Local Kitchen whip up their new Mussels Amore on their Summer Sunset Menu (3-6pm daily, all dishes $15.90). It's a delicious deal you won't want to miss!

(6.12.24) It's Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week! And Executive Chef Jamil Peneda is whipping up their popular Branzino en Salsa Verde con Almendras, a favorite of guests of Michael's On East.

(6.5.24) One of the original Originals (!!), Chef Paul Matison is highlighting delicious dishes from his Savor Sarasota Menu, including a beautiful Bedford Sea Scallop entree.

(5.29.24) Chef Martin Orozco-Ramirez and Kelly Dungan from Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood unveil their enticing Savor Sarasota menus with special deals you won't want to miss.

(5.22.24) Thanks to Chef Scott Morlock of element for the lovely Pan-seared Faroe Island Salmon with crispy herb rice cake, passion fruit and whole grain mustard glaze, cucumber, daikon and scallion ribbon salad (!!)

(5.15.24) Happy 45th Anniversary to Harry's Continental Kitchens! Manager Hal Christenson unveils their special anniversary menu featuring a lunch prix fixe for two and a decadent 4-course dinner experience.

(5.8.24) The Ringling Grillroom's Manager David Paltro and Exec Chef Leo Pileggi are making Shrimp & Grits, with a twist (spoiler: bacon and smoked gouda!)

(5.1.24) Owner Bonifacio Caro of Mi Pueblo el Restaurante Mexicano & Cantina with Restaurant Manager Ernesto Rios are ready for Cinco de Mayo with a recipe for traditional, fresh Guacamole.

(4.24.24) Chef Paolo di Costanzo, known for his passion for fresh ingredients, will be treating us to Linguine Pescatora, one of the beloved dishes from the acclaimed Cafe Gabbiano on Siesta Key.

(4.17.24) Today we raise a glass to the winning cocktail creations from the 2024 Set The Bar Cocktail Competition featuring the team from KOLUCAN, voted People's Choice Best Cocktail!

(4.10.24) Delicious is on the menu at Sharky's on The Pier and Chef Marc Alton is putting together some Tuna Nachos for us featuring ahi tuna, Fried wonton chips and pickled ginger aioli.

(4.3.24) Hailing from Harry's Continental Kitchens, GM Hal Christensen and mixologist Geoff Pinter (one of last year's champions!) is here to share their preparations for the upcoming Set The Bar Cocktail Competition.

(3.27.24) Pastry Chef Ray Lajoie is giving us a delicious preview of Easter desserts from the special Easter offerings at the Michael's on East Restaurants.

(3.20.24) We're talking Springtime sips and snacks with Mark Trapasso of The Chateau Sarasota and The Chateau Anna Maria. Love this Amalfi Coast cocktail.

(3.13.24) ☘️ Executive Chef and owner of Mattison's Restaurants and Catering Paul Mattison is whipping up a delicious corned beef and cabbage, plus a festive Irish cocktail to complete your St. Patrick's Day celebration!

(3.6.24) Watch Chef Jose Rojas and Chef Gino Calleja from Kolucan as they whip up some delicious Mexican dishes on this week's Wine Down Wednesday.

(2.21.24) Cheers to Sage Restaurant for 5 years of exceptional dining experiences! Today Chefs Chris Covelli and Brett Wagner introduce some of the fabulous dishes on their new Seasonal Menu.

(2.14.24) Papa's Pilar' EVP Nick Doyle, and Nat'l Mixologist Kyle Cooper for shaking things up. A special thanks to Papa's Pilar for once again being a sponsor of our Set The Bar Cocktail Competition.

(2.7.24) Heidi Finley, Head Bartender at Jack Dusty Coastal Cuisine and Crafted Cocktails at The RItz-Carlton, Sarasota explains how their new Cocktail Menu is a love letter to Sarasota.

(1.31.24) Stephanie Brown and Chef Patrick Scialabba have details on the upcoming Galentine's Dinner at Pop's Sunset Grill. We are all about celebrating friendships with Patrick's Coffee-Rubbed Steak Tenderloin.

(1.24.24) Our favorite wine expert Michael Klauber is here to celebrate the winning wines from the Forks & Corks Wine Judging, a behind-the-scenes, predecessor event to the Forks & Corks Food and Wine Festival.

(1.17.24) Just when we thought we could not be more excited for the opening of the new Tsunami Sushi Lakewood Ranch, GM Jason Klamson stops by to provide a sampling from the appetizer menu!

Wine Down Wednesday (noun)
1. A weekly event to look forward to.
2. A reason for celebration, or means of relaxation.
3. Our favorite day of the work week.

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