Monthly Archives: November 2010

Discriminating taste buds savor 12 days of delicacies

November 29, 2010 – 10:19 am Posted by Katharine Moore

Filed under: Barcelona Restaurant and Bar, L'Antibes, Mozart's Bakery and Piano Cafe, Mozart's North Market, Restaurants

Three Dine Originals members were part of the 12 days of Christmas feature in the Columbus Dispatch.  Check out the days each member was mentioned and why!

Discriminating taste buds savor 12 days of delicacies

Thursday, November 25, 2010 02:57 AM
By JON CHRISTENSEN
The Columbus Dispatch

For the 12 days of Christmas, I would give my true love (or, better yet, my true love would give to me):

SECOND DAY Little bargains, Barcelona Restaurant & Bar: A low-priced fixed-price menu of first-class small plates is available Tuesdays through Sundays. (263 E. Whittier St.; 614-443-3699,www.barcelonacolumbus.com)

11TH DAY Wine dinner, L’Antibes: Wow your companion with the wine dinners in the intimate space, where the next event (Dec.13, $125) will feature unusually good wines (a red Sancerre) paired with very suitable foods, such as farm-sourced pheasant cassoulet and Long Island duck confit. (772 N. High St., Suite 106; 614-291-1666, www.lantibes.com)

12TH DAY Dessert, Mozart’s Bakery & Piano Cafe: Indulge in the season with a chocolate chestnut torte finished with a subtle cognac mousse; a walnut spongecake rolled with chocolate mousse, raspberry preserves and a chestnut-amaretto puree; or a traditional yule log, a spongecake rolled in chocolate buttercream and raspberry jam. (2885 N. High St.; 614-268-3687, www.mozartscafe.com)

Honorable mention:
The yule log at Mozart’s Bakery & Piano Cafe from Eric Albretch, Dispatch

Making a list and checking it twice?!

November 29, 2010 – 10:00 am Posted by Katharine Moore

Filed under: Features

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Dine Originals Week Encore… Can’t get enough!

November 16, 2010 – 3:48 pm Posted by Katharine Moore

Filed under: Features

Demand for the Dine Originals Week specials was so great, several of our members are extending the offers into this week.

Throughout this Week

Luce Enoteca
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Mezzo Italian Kitchen and Wine
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The Refectory Restaurant and Bistro
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Other Offers

Katalina’s Café Corner (Dine Originals Week specials through Thursday)

Mozarts Bakery & Piana Café (the $10 pastry deal and the $30 for 2 Austrian Affair dinner)

With thanks to the Dine Originals Community

November 15, 2010 – 5:29 pm Posted by Katharine Moore

Filed under: Features

thank_youAnother Dine Originals Week has come and gone, and those who own and operate the participating 53 independent Dine Originals central Ohio restaurants would like to say, “Thank You!” Thank you to the community of like minded diners who came out to explore new restaurants or enjoyed their old favorites. Thank you to the owners, chefs and restaurant staff who offered creative menus at special prices as well as personal service to their guests. And, thank you to those who spread the word about this very special event. Collectively, it was an exciting week on the Columbus restaurant scene and the support was a great affirmation of the work we do year round.

On behalf of our restaurants, we sincerely thank Discover (the official card of Dine Originals Week) and our media partners: The Columbus Dispatch, Alive!, and the ColumbusDiningGuide.com. With their support, we were able to share with the public the many choices offered while supporting Local Matters, a local non profit organization we champion at every opportunity.

When you make the choice to dine locally, you support more than just the restaurant. You support local printers, sign makers, farmers, insurance agents, dairies, banks and other related businesses, because your dollars stay in town. Truly, something as simple as going out to dinner contributes to the Central Ohio economy.

Dine Originals Week may be over, but now is not the time to put down your fork. Our independent restaurant owners and chefs are dedicated to using local ingredients and sources that define our region, yet are always looking for ways to incorporate interesting styles of cuisine from around the world into our own brand of dining. We promise to serve you only the freshest food available.

Many of us have been serving locals and visitors alike for years and have established a culinary heritage that simply can’t be replicated in the corporate kitchens of chain restaurants. We live here, work here, and have a stake in the future. As a part of the community, we appreciate your business and enjoy being your neighbors.

Again, many thanks to all who took part and contributed to the success of Dine Originals Week!

7 Days of Extraordinary Offers

November 5, 2010 – 9:32 am Posted by Katharine Moore

Filed under: Features

Twice a year (in March and November) Dine Originals members collaborate to offer a week of creative menus at specialprices for three reasons:

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1. We want to encourage guests to explore restaurants they have never tried. We have great confidence that once you’ve been in and had a terrific experience, you’ll be back.

2. To thank “regulars” for their patronage with a menu offering that showcases the strengths of the restaurant. Whether it’s L’Antibes or Katzinger’s, our talented chefs have a terrific time developing the Dine Originals Week features.

3. And to focus attention on the message behind our organization: being mindful about where you spend your dining dollars really does matter. When you make a choice to keep it local, you are not only supporting a local restaurant…you are supporting the local printers, sign makers, farmers, insurance agents, dairies, and banks that are in business with the restaurant. Chain restaurants bring materials and ingredients into Columbus on 18 wheeler trucks and ship jobs, business, and dollars out of town. Dine Originals Week is a reminder that you can contribute to the Central Ohio economy one bite at a time!

So how does it work? Each restaurant has developed a special offer for the week. You don’t need a coupon or a certificate, but reservations are often a good idea.

And because we all love the idea of developing an appreciation for fresh food and the skills to make smart choices, we are making a $5100 contribution to Local Matters for the good work they do in schools throughout the region. We really are incredibly proud of the work our compatriots at Local Matters Do, and we urge you to learn more about their programs at www.local-matters.org

We invite you to get out and about November 8 – 14; our celebration of the most vibrant local dining scene in the Midwest wouldn’t be the same without you!

Granville Inn Entertainment Schedule

November 3, 2010 – 2:35 pm Posted by Katharine Moore

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

Granville Inn Entertainment Schedule is here! Click here to see a list of upcoming events starting November 1st through December 31, 2010.