Monthly Archives: May 2010

Thank you Donors!

May 19, 2010 – 10:59 am Posted by Katharine Moore

Filed under: Restaurants

Our Dine Originals Columbus Auction Donors really stepped up to the plate at the Taste of Originals event held on May 13, 2010!  We thank you!

Atelier Salon
B Hamptons
Barcelona Restaurant & Bar
Basi Italia
Bexley Monk
Black Creek Bistro
Brad Feinknopf
Chef Asa J Rodriguez
Chelsea Burgen
Columbus Blue Jackets
Columbus Children’s Theater
Columbus Cycle Sales
Columbus Gay Mens Chorus
Columbus Music Co-op
Columbus Underground
Dr. Jason Kahan
Due Amici
Edible Arrangements
Erin Johnson Photography
ETC Boutique
G. Michael’s Bistro
German Village Guest House
Hocking Hills Canopy Tours
Kathy McIntire
Ken Jenkins Chiropractic
Meleka Murphy
Michaels Meats
MMJ Events
Moshi Sushi
North Market
Opera Columbus
Personal Training by Jen
Pistacia Vera
Progressive Dinner for 4 @ 4 Restaurants
Promo West
r design and printing
Rigsby’s Kitchen
Rowe Boutique
Shadowbox Theatre
Shaw’s Restaurant and Inn
Simple Solutions Design
Stile Salon
The Andy Shaw Band
The Candle Lab
The Elevator Brewery and Draught Haus
The Inn at Cedar Falls
The Top Steak House
Victorian Village Guest House
Weiland’s Gourmet Market

A Taste of Justice

May 17, 2010 – 4:12 pm Posted by Katharine Moore

Filed under: Features

Taste of Dine OriginalsBeing a member of the Dine Originals Columbus community means you have a standing invitation to plenty of not-so-usual happenings to be found just off the mainstream radar and, in some cases, right under your nose.

Each of our gatherings has a different alchemy, but there is a reliable warmth and upbeat vibe that happens every single time we gather our 42 member restaurants in one place. That place was the Smith Brothers Hardware Building for this year’s Taste of Dine Originals on May 13.  Without a hint of self-importance, our chefs, staff members, and owners created a night to celebrate the perceptive palates of our best customers. They have a gift for chewing the fat with old friends and new-to-town foodies, and enjoy a night dedicated to those exchanges.

Wikipedia makes the distinction between gourmets and foodies with this “Gourmets simply want to eat the best food, whereas foodies want to learn everything about food, both the best and the ordinary, and about the science, industry, and personalities surrounding food.”

Yep…we certainly attract the curious and the passionate in town. The Taste of Dine Originals event has grown into a sell out bash in three short years.

Our partners, The Buckeye Ranch, the presenting event sponsor Medical Mutual, and the guys at Capitol Equities who make that magnificent building available to us, provided all of the resources to ensure a top notch evening.  Add spectacular food, an amazing selection of wines, great music from The Real Thing, and the magic of the High Jinx stilt walkers and it was a feast to remember!

Not sure who was giddier about their good luck…the couple who won a year of Dine Originals Dining, or the guy who rode a new Schwinn Laguna 50 scooter home. In any event, the crowd was a perfect blend of discriminating eaters, accomplished sippers, and the always generous citizens of our independent community.

Ready to start thinking about the next one?  I have an incredible invitation for you!  Dine Originals Columbus and the Equal Justice Foundation are putting together an evening on May 26th filled with elements you just can’t find anywhere else.  The cocktail reception, hosted at the Ohio State Bar Association, will be…get this…catered by Columbus’s most opinionated food critics!

We’re calling this Turning the Tables.  Can they cook as well as they can write? Can they take criticism with the same wit and humor they dish it out with? This all remains to be seen…

Hors d’oeuvres will be provided by food writers and critics Jon Christensen (The Columbus Dispatch), John Marshall (Columbus Monthly), Steve Stover (Columbus CityScene Magazine and Edible Columbus), Rich Terapak (WOSU) and award-winning barbecue aficionado Jim Boudros.

Following the cocktail reception, guests will depart for the restaurant they have preselected from the list of six Dine Original signature locations.  Barcelona Restaurant and Bar, G. Michael’s Bistro, Rigsby’s Kitchen, Trattoria Roma, Alana’s Food & Wine and the Refectory have each planned a chef’s menu with great fare and fine wine pairings.  The whole package is available for just $125 per person.

As director of the ACLU and the Equal Justice Foundation, the late Benson Wolman fought for social justice throughout his life.  But, friends and colleagues say, after a day of waging war against injustice, he could always sip a carefully chosen bottle of wine and revel in the pleasures of the palate.  This evening, a first time event, is dedicated to his quick wit, his joie de vie, and his passion for civil rights.

Make a reservation here

The company, the cause, and the dining will fill a place in your soul that Dine Originals Columbus is pleased to nourish.

Look out Maggie’s Back at The Refectory!

May 14, 2010 – 11:48 am Posted by Katharine Moore

Filed under: Restaurants, The Refectory

Look out Maggie’s back for an encore performance at The Refectory on Saturday, May 29th at 6pm.

JAZZ DINNER CLUB (her January debut with us was sold out)

Chef Richard’s Four-Course Dinner will be featured followed by the show!


Asparagus Salade

with prosciutto di parma, duck egg, and balsamic

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Gratin of Crayfish

with a touch of brandy

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Duet of Veal Tenderloin & Breast of Duck

with morel sauce

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Trilogy of Ohio Strawberries

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$60.00 per guest
Limited Prepaid reservations 614-451-9774

Scotch, Scotch, Scotch!

May 11, 2010 – 11:17 am Posted by Katharine Moore

Filed under: Cotter's Restaurant, Restaurants

Join us at Cotters Restaurant at the Arena  on May 21st from 6-9pm for a fabulous Four Course Scotch Dinner. Each course perfectly paired with an extraordinary Scotch!

The price is $65 per person

With live music from Frank Barbas

First Course-

Deconstructed Foie Gras arugula salad

Glenlivet 15 year French oak reserved

Second Course-

Halibut, Yellowfin Tuna, and Escolar Coconut Ceviche

Glenlivet 16 year Nadurra

Third Course-

Rabbit & Veal Sausage with Angel Hair Pasta, White Wine Butter Sauce

Glenlivet 18 year

Fourth Course-

Caramel Apple Crepes with Vanilla Custard

Glenlivet 12 year

Castello Banfi and Black Creek Bistro

May 7, 2010 – 2:17 pm Posted by Katharine Moore

Filed under: Black Creek Bistro, Restaurants

Wednesday, May 12, 2010. Please join us as we welcome spring with a very special dinner paired with the exceptional wines of Italy’s Castello Banfi hosted by Mario Cardillo. We’ll start with a gathering reception

at 6:30, with dinner following at 7:00. Dinner will consist of four courses all perfectly complemented by the fine hand-crafted wines from Castello Banfi of Tuscany. $65 plus tax and gratuity, reservations required. All wines will be available for purchase after dinner at state minimum retail.

A Welcoming Toast of Maschio del Cavalieri


di Valdobbiadene


Spring Asparagus and Roasted Beef Bundles

with Herbed Cheese

Housemade Basil and Roasted Red Pepper Mozzarella Pinwheel Served on Warm Ciabatta

Banfi 2005 Chianti Classico Riserva


Grilled Asparagus, Roasted New Potatoes with

Soft Poached Egg, Fresh Seasonal Greens,

Basil Vinaigrette and Parmigiano-Reggiano

Castello Banfi 2008 San Angelo Pinot Grigio


Braised Boneless Leg of Lamb with Pistou Vegetables and Housemade Fried Mushroom Ravioli

Castello Banfi 2004 Brunello di Montalcino


Zabaglione with Rhubarb and Seasonal Berries

Vigne Regali 2008 Rosa Regale Brachetto d’Acqui