Monthly Archives: October 2010

Halloween Events Coming Up!

October 21, 2010 – 3:19 pm Posted by Katharine Moore

Filed under: Features


The only thing more fun than trick or treating on Halloween as a child, is making a grown up evening of it with autumnal menus, fiendishly good cocktails, and just a few tricks. Because this is Central Ohio and nobody feels obligated to observe Halloween on October 31st, you can schedule a week-long celebration.

Start at Trattoria Roma in Grandview
Trattoria Roma in Grandview has staked the holiday out as a signature event for several years. Chef Matt writes, “It’s that time of year again………….Time for Trattoria Roma’s Halloween Wine Tasting. Come dressed to thrill, as there are prizes for the “Best Dressed”. And if you don’t like to dress up, come anyway and you can help us judge the event. We will feature four wonderful wines from the Ravenswood Winery and pair them with a fantastic four course dinner prepared by myself and the Trattoria culinary team. The date is Sunday, October 24th and the festivities will begin at 6:00 pm. The cost is $50 per person. We have already started booking for the evening, so if you are interested please RSVP, as we do fill fast.”

First Course: Our seasonal Butternut Squash Soup
Paired with Ravenswood Chardonnay

Second Course: Pumpkin ravioli with fire roasted corn and hazelnuts in a spicy gorgonzola cream sauce
Paired with Ravenswood Cabernet Sauvignon

Third Course: Warm farro salad with mixed beans
Paired with Ravenswood Petite Sirah

Fourth Course: Chef Matt’s marvelous meatloaf with creamy whipped potatoes and roasted green beans
Paired with Ravenswood Old Vine Napa Zinfandel

Party at Barcelona on Friday, Oct 29
On Friday, October 29, the Goblins in German Village will gather at Barcelona’s Restaurant and Bar. The entire staff will be in costume for the evening. As a Barcelona regular who has been eavesdropping on these plans for weeks…I can promise you a huge dose of outrageous! Guests are encouraged to come for dinner dressed in costume and then to stay for the party which kicks off at 11:00pm. Cash bar and light appetizers.

Alana’s Spooky Saturday, October 30
And that always wild and wooly staff at Alana’s Food and Wine are given carte blanche on Saturday, October 30. Don’t miss the scary cocktails, spectacular costumes and treats from the kitchen. They’ll be talking about it until New Years!

Spinelli’s Hosts First Gallery Reception On October 27

October 21, 2010 – 3:01 pm Posted by Katharine Moore

Filed under: Restaurants, Spinelli’s Deli

Spinelli’s Deli will host a free gallery opening reception at its new downtown location on October 27 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The new gallery space at the downtown Spinelli’s will host four local art exhibits a year, and Columbus photographer Kojo will be its first featured artist. For complete details about the Gallery Reception click here.

Dine Originals Week Coming Soon!

October 19, 2010 – 8:49 am Posted by Katharine Moore

Filed under: Pique

This twice-annual event offers a chance to sample bold flavors of independence. 53 Restaurants, 7 days of original menus. Monday, November 8  Sunday through November 14, 2010. Click here to read the press release and complete details about the event.

Heitz Wine Dinner at The Oak Room at Granville Inn

October 19, 2010 – 8:33 am Posted by Katharine Moore

Filed under: Restaurants, The Oak Room at The Granville Inn

Friday, October 22nd at 7:00 pm

Warm Tomato & Blue Jacket Dairy Goat Cheese Tartlet
Garden Herb-Pistachio Pesto
2009 Napa Sauvignon Blanc ($24.99)
Seared Scallops, Lobster Fricassee, & Truffle Dumplings
2008 Napa Chardonnay ($24.99)
Braised Short Rib, Seared Cheek and Crispy Sweetbread of Veal
Cassoulet of Peas & Blue Owl Garden Shiitakes
2005 Napa Cabernet ($49.99)
2005 Bella Oaks Cabernet ($69.99)
2005 Trailside Cabernet ($79.99)
Seared Buffalo Tenderloin, Wild Huckleberries and
Pumpkin-Corn Risotto
2001 Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet ($199.99)
2002 Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet ($199.99)
2005 Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet ($199.99)
Chocolate Hazelnut Praline Pavé, Salty Caramel Sauce
Heitz Cellar Ink Grade Port ($35.99)

$200 inclusive of all wine gratuity and tax~
Seating is extremely limited~
Pre-paid reservations required.
Call 740-587-3333 for details and reservations.

Grand Opening at The Chef’s Table at Granville Inn

October 12, 2010 – 3:24 pm Posted by Katharine Moore

Filed under: Restaurants, The Oak Room at The Granville Inn

Thursday October 14th 6-8PM
Grand Opening Reception at The Chef’s Table
with Special Guest Paul Sowerby of Adelaida Cellars
The restaurant will be featuring a special $10 wine flight Thursday, Friday, & Saturday.

Friday October 15th 11AM-7PM
A Sip & Sample Open House at
The Chef’s Table a boutique shop offering wine & gourmet-to-go.
We cordially invite you to stop by sample a few treats.

Oktoberfest at the Granville Inn

October 6, 2010 – 10:38 am Posted by nate

Filed under: Restaurants, The Oak Room at The Granville Inn

Join beer experts Joel Spahr of The Beverage Source and Scott Karr with Cavalier Distributing for an evening of world class German beer, food, and friends, featuring the music of Ray Galla and the Polka Gems.

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.