Awards & Press

Maison Blanche enjoys the reputation as THE BEST restaurant in the Sarasota
area & one of the highest rated in the nation due to the consistent high quality of food and service.

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The ongoing efforts of Maison Blanche’s professional team to enthusiastically participate in creating food in bold original ways with sophisticated service in a breathtaking but hospitable environment are the cornerstone reason why Chef José Martinez’s Maison Blanche has established itself as a perennial destination of distinction.


Press Releases:

October 8 & 9 - Rendezvous with “Village de Chefs”
A unique, prestigious and convivial event with chefs from around the globe

Zagat Survey Ranks Maison Blanche "#1 for French Cuisine"
For Tampa-Sarasota Region


Maison Blanche Creates a James Beard Foundation Scholarship
Scholorship program helps aspiring culunary students


Maison Blanche Sweeps OpenTable™ Diner's Choice Awards
Diner's Choice lists are generated by immediate feedback

Maison Blanche Tops The Nation Restaurant News' 2011 Cool Plates
Editors choice: Chef Jose Martinez's Magnolia Roasted Sea Bass

Chef Jose Martinez Featured in Sante Magazine
Wild shrimp feature in Holiday Winter 2012 Issue

Maison Blanche Creates a James Beard Foundation Scholarship
Funded With Proceeds from the First Annual Fête du Beaujolais

Maison Blanche’s First Annual La Fête du Beaujolais
A Promotion celebrating Beaujolais Nouveau

La Fête du Beaujolais
Launches the first Aannual Fete du Beaujolais

ZAGAT
Retains the ranking in ZAGAT ® survey 2012 America's top restaurants

Tour d' France
Maison Blanche’s Annual Homage to the Wines of France

TŌHOKU
Maison Blanche Chef Jose Martinez‘s kinzuna with the Japanese people

Media:

FORBES: "100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in America: OpenTable Releases Its 2016 List"
Edible Sarasota: "Men in the Kitchen - Cooking for a cause"
THE OBSERVER 10/25/2012: "Maison Blanche: James Beard Foundation Dinner"
EDEN MAGAZINE Winter/Spring 2012 -"The Maison Blanche Experience"
JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION - Dinner Menu Recreation at MBLBK
SARASOTA HERALD TRIBUNE 10/7/2012 - "The French Factor"
JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION - "French Elegance" with Chef Jose Martinez
SNN 6 - Chef Jose Martinez Interview on James Beard Dinner
SANTE MAGAZINE Winter 2012 Issue Features Maison Blanche Wild American Shrimp
NATIONS RESTAURANT NEWS: Year in Review Top 5 Cool Plate
NATIONS RESTAURANT NEWS: Maison Blanche's Magnolia-roasted sea bass
BRADENTON.COM - Chef Martinez Epcot appearance
ORLANDO BUSINESS JOURNAL - Celeb chefs abound in Orlando
LONGBOAT KEY OBSERVER - Chef Martinez heats up food fest 

SARASOTA MAGAZINE - Critics Choice
SARASOTA MAGAZINE - Eat this now
ST. PETERSBURG - The Taste of Tampa Bay: 40 dishes worth relishing
TAMPA BAY.COM - James Beard nominee

Reviews:

OPENTABLE: "100 Best Restaurants in America for 2016 "

ST. PETERSBURG - Uncompromising cuisine
SARASOTA MAGAZINE - Young and French
SARASOTA MAGAZINE - Curtain Up
SARASOTA MAGAZINE - Follow the Food

YOUR SARASOTA - memorable meals