Monthly Archives: March 2011

Traditional Mothers’ Day Buffet at The Granville Inn

March 30, 2011 – 2:52 pm Posted by nate

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Mother’s Day Buffet available from 11:30 am – 3:30 pm.

Crossroads Music Night at The Granville Inn

March 30, 2011 – 2:50 pm Posted by nate

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Great duos the fourth Monday of each month. April 25, Casey Cook, Guitar and Andy Carlson, Fiddle

Traditional Easter Sunday Buffet at The Granville Inn

March 30, 2011 – 2:48 pm Posted by nate

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High Tea in the English Style at The Granville Inn

March 30, 2011 – 2:46 pm Posted by nate

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High Tea in the English Style / Chef Chad Lavely is planning a sumptuous assortment of savories and sweets accompanied by our signature Granville Inn tea blend developed for us by Petali teas. Served from 2pm – 4 pm in the Oak Room / $18 per person (does not include tax or gratuity) / Reservations strongly suggested

Wine Wednesday at The Granville Inn

March 30, 2011 – 2:45 pm Posted by nate

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Wednesday, April 20 Wine Wednesday: Organic, sustainable and biodynamic wines in celebration of Earth Day on April 22.

Wine Wednesday at The Granville Inn

March 30, 2011 – 2:44 pm Posted by nate

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The Tax Man Cometh (selection of bargains) Wine Wednesdays first and third Wednesdays 5-9 pm / Julie and visiting wine experts will present a flight of four themed wines plus a tasty tidbit from Chef Chad / $10 per person + tax and gratuity / Plus, for Wine Wednesdays, tasting wines are available by the bottle at state minimum prices with no corkage fee.

Easter at The Refectory

March 30, 2011 – 2:41 pm Posted by nate

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The Refectory will be serving a three course dinner throughout the day on Easter Sunday, beginning at 11:30am

$38.00 per person, children’s menu will be available.

Clearing out the Pantry and Making Room for a New Release of Discount Gift Certificates!

March 21, 2011 – 12:02 pm Posted by Katharine Moore

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Our next release of Dine Originals Gift Certificates will happen on April 5 and we need to make room for them. Our entire current inventory has been reduced to 50% off the face value. Click here to make a purchase.

Bienvenida Chile Verde Café!
PepperIt is with a real sense of excitement that Dine Originals announces its newest member Chile Verde Café. As they say on theirwebsite “The actual description of our cuisine is New Mexican…although most refer to it as their obsession.” Located in a shopping center on Bethel and Sawmill, this unassuming location is a destination for diners who know authentic New Mexican food. With peppers and spices flown in weekly from artisan growers in New Mexico, and the tastiest Margarita poured in the county, it’s easy to understand how they collect testimonials like this one:

Chile Verde is as close to the southwest that you can get without boarding a plane. The food takes us to Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Phoenix every time we visit. The blue corn tortillas and green chile are authentic New Mexico tastes.” -Tim M., Hilliard, Ohio

Chile Verde Café is located at 4852 Sawmill Rd., Columbus, OH 43235. phone: 614.442.6330. Visit them on the web.

Calendar note: only 49 days until Cinco de Mayo!

Dine Originals In The News…

Congratulations to Anand and Doris Saha, owners of Mozart’s Bakery and Piano Cafe. The shop has been named the 2011 Clintonville Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year.

Edible Columbus wrote a beautiful feature on Black Creek Bistro in their Spring 2011 Edition. Click here to read the article and view the photos. The article, From the Ground Up. A thriving farm leads to growth all around with Kent Peter’s Black Creek Bistro, begins on Page 40.

Grazing for Grownups at Taste of Dine Originals

Plans are well underway for this year’s Taste of Dine Originals. Our signature event is on the move ~ we will provide an evening of amazing food and top notch wines at the Grange Audubon Center on May 12. Every kid loves to graze at the fair, right? Well this is the grown up version! Fifty one member restaurants from Rigsby’s Kitchen to The Top Steak House offer a showcase of their chef’s talents. And there is the wine. Unbelievable pours from vineyards all over the world. Tickets are $100 and are on sale now. The proceeds of the event benefit both Dine Originals Columbus and The Buckeye Ranch.

Dine Originals Week – Encore!

March 14, 2011 – 1:27 pm Posted by Katharine Moore

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en·core (nkôr, -kr) n. 1. A demand by an audience for an additional performance, usually expressed by applause. An encore.

Dine Originals Week was a smashing success…in all the ways that we measure the event. New faces, reservations weeks in advance, great feedback, and very happy customers.  The restaurants taking part in the encore are as follows:

Black Olive
Figlio Wood Fired Pizza
The Refectory & Bistro
Tony’s Italian Ristorante
Z Cucina Ristorante & Bar

Seven Days of Savoring

March 3, 2011 – 9:47 am Posted by Katharine Moore

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Dine Originals Week March 2011 is upon us. Our supporters love the tradition because it offers diners the opportunity to enjoy more than 50 participating restaurants — including many of the city’s most notable — at a bargain price. One of the lessons we have taken away from this Groupon-era of discounts is that everyone appreciates a bargain, but over the long term the real appeal is for value, and a price fixe lunch at Barcelona for $10, or a three course dinner at Alana’s for $30 certainly fits the bill.

This week ranks up there like some sort of a national holiday for the community of like minded people who support Dine Originals Columbus. If you have a soft spot for exceptional dining establishments that make things from scratch, on premises, and rely on local products made with that artisan labor of love, welcome to our Seven Days of Savoring. If you are more apt to head to the neighborhood pub with local brews on tap than one with all of the stock national favorites, we have introductions we’d love to make.

From Katzinger’s and Katalina’s Corner Café, to Bel Lago Waterfront Bistro and Mozart’s Bakery and Piana Café, our members approach dining out from 51 different approaches, but there are commonalities; nobody seems to feel the need to pull any tricks; our members just focus on making each serving a dish of high quality with deep flavor. Have a grilled Reuben sandwich at Spinelli’s Deli, Horseradish crusted Arctic Char at L’Antibes, and/or a Parisian Macaron at Pistacia Vera. These are kitchens that are hardwired to put out remarkable food, and Dine Originals Week is a chance for them to strut a bit.

Pour over the attached menus….they are certain to pique your appetite and your interest!