Monthly Archives: December 2009

2010 Columbus Iron Bartender Competition

December 31, 2009 – 4:21 pm Posted by nate

Filed under: Cotter's Restaurant, Restaurants

Columbus’ finest bartenders compete head to head to make the ultimate cocktail using a fully stocked bar and the night’s secret ingredient on January 17th from 6-9pm. Tickets are $25 and include hors d’ oeuvres, samples of each competitors drinks and live music. All proceeds benefit the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. Contact us at 614/221-9060 for more information.

Pre-game and Post-game specials at Cotters

December 31, 2009 – 4:19 pm Posted by Katharine Moore

Filed under: Cotter's Restaurant, Restaurants

Join us on January 2nd and January 16th for pre-game and post-game specials! Before the game enjoy $2 beer specials and after the game score $4 stinger Burgers, Fried Bologna and Fish tacos. Plus Live with Frank Barbas from 9pm-midnight!

DOC + North Market Cooking Classes

December 9, 2009 – 1:48 pm Posted by Katharine Moore

Filed under: Features

Dine Originals Columbus is pleased and excited to partner with the North Market to host a series of cooking classes from January through May featuring more than a dozen of our chefs.

For those of you addicted to one or more cooking shows on television (or a whole network, if that shoe fits!), here is the chance to lay down your remote and get off your couch.

Susie Cork, the dynamic young woman behind Shaw’s Restaurant and Inn in Lancaster, teaches classes every Saturday at the Inn. I asked her to help me explain what happens in class that keeps people coming back. She had a wonderful observation about the social aspect…she said “Classes create a sense of community much like an old fashioned sewing circle once did. Students are with people they might not know, but with whom they share an interest. It doesn’t take long for the ice to break (especially when wine is being served) and for the sense of camaraderie to build.” Susie says she doesn’t plan to build her North Market class on January 27th around the recipes, but rather around techniques. “I try to teach technique so that any recipe my students encounter in the future will look approachable. For instance, I like for them to learn how to sauté or braise properly…how to hold and cut vegetables, etc. We go over the reasons for the techniques and often the history/origin of the recipes.”

Click here to view the current cooking class schedule.

Food & Wine with the Experts!

December 7, 2009 – 5:08 pm Posted by Katharine Moore

Filed under: Cotter's Restaurant, Pique, Restaurants, The Refectory

Saturday December 19, 2009 from 7-9pm

Join us for an educational evening on everyone’s favorite topic…wine

Learn about Cheese & Wine pairings: Why they work, How to pair them together and suggestions

Cooking with Wine: What to consider and examples from our current menu as well as special items that have been prepared with wine

Food & Wine: Pairing your meal with a bottle of wine, tips on what things to keep in mind when selecting a bottle of wine with dinner and examples of food & wine pairings done right

The cost is only $25 for this incredible night of delight and discovery

$500 Holiday Twitter Giveaway

December 1, 2009 – 3:28 pm Posted by nate

Filed under: Features

twitter-logo-small-roundDine Originals Columbus is giving away one $25 group gift certificate every weekday from Tuesday, December 1 to Thursday, December 24. Entering each daily contest is simple, just retweet the following message on twitter by copy and pasting or clicking the link below:

RT @dineoriginals RT to win a $25 gift certificate redeemable at 38 of the best locally-owned restaurants in Columbus. http://bit.ly/6jpSZS

One entry per day, per person. You can find more information about the contest on DOC’s Group Gift Certificate Page. And from everyone at @dineoriginals, we want to wish you a Happy Holidays!

Sparkling Wine Tasting – 7 Wines for $10

December 1, 2009 – 2:06 pm Posted by Katharine Moore

Filed under: Cotter's Restaurant, Restaurants

Wednesday December 16, 6:00pm-8pm

Enjoy the holiday spirit with some bubbly! Taste 7 champagnes for just $10. Plus live  holiday music by Brian Michael Smith and complimentary hors d’ouevres!

Sparkiling wine list

Toso Brut
-Naveran Vintage Cava
-Ehrhart Cremant d’ Alsace
-Schramsberg Mirabelle Rose
-Delamotte Brut
-Vietti Moscato d’Asti
-Gagliardo Villa M Rosso Brachetto

Hors D’oeuvres

-Almond salad with honey vinaigrette in a fried wonton, topped with seared sea scallop
-Vegetarian Ceviche with jicama, mango, hearts of palm, sunchokes, coconut milk and blood orange juice
-Poached pear with sweetened mascarpone served canape style in puff pastry with a white balsamic-brown sugar drizzle
-Boursin stuffed crimini mushrooms