Monthly Archives: April 2011

Rotary Winemaker’s Dinner

April 21, 2011 – 2:01 pm Posted by Katharine Moore

Filed under: Events

This year’s Rotary Winemaker’s Dinner will be held on Friday evening, June 10, at the Bryn Du Mansion. Catered by Creative Cuisine, this year’s dinner will have have an Italian theme and feature wines from that region. Tickets for the Winemaker’s Dinner are $125 and may be purchased from Granville Rotarians or online at

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The Wine Festival

April 21, 2011 – 1:55 pm Posted by nate

Filed under: Events

The Wine Festival, to be held on Saturday, July 11, will welcome over 22 restaurants this year, an increase over last year’s event. Additional restaurant inquiries are still coming in, noted Tom Bunyard, who is coordinating restaurant participation for Granville Rotary. This year’s participants include Buckeye Lake Yacht Club, Cabot Cheese, C-TEC Culinary Arts Program, Granville, Inn, Short Story Brasserie, Licking Memorial Hospital, Berwick Manor Catering, Jeni’s Ice Cream, River Road Coffeehouse, Creative Cuisine, Kendal @ Granville, Damon’s, Big Apple Café, City BBQ, Buxton Inn, Whit’s Frozen Custard, Cherry Valley Catering, The Grill on 21st, The Chop House, Bella, snapshots and Granville Gourmet Whoopie Pies.

Entertainment provided throughout the two day Art Affair is sponsored in part by the Granville Recreation District. This year’s lineup includes Dunham Harpists, Classic Brass, Jeff German & Matthew Hoover, In Full Swing, Twilight Junction, Porchlight, Breezin’ Smooth Jazz and Avalon Nine.

Wine Festival Tickets are $40 and may be purchased from any Granville Rotarian, at Ross’ Granville Market, The Granville Inn or Park National Bank’s Granville Office. Tickets may also be purchased online at ($42) or at the gate on the day of the event ($50). The Wine Festival is a major fundraiser for Granville Rotary and supports a wide range of local, national and international service projects as well as scholarship and youth exchange programs.

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Granville Art Affair and Wine Festival

April 21, 2011 – 1:53 pm Posted by Katharine Moore

Filed under: Events

Event organizers and Granville Rotarians are pleasantly surprised at the increase in restaurant participation for Granville Art Affair and Wine Festival to be held on Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12.

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Out on the Town

April 18, 2011 – 8:56 am Posted by Katharine Moore

Filed under: Features

Out on the Town is for champions of the Arts…visual, performing, and culinary.

At Dine Originals Columbus we fancy ourselves as a component of the vibrant cultural life found in our community. We celebrate all of the opportunities for innovative expression and broad participation. We actively promote Columbus’ unique identity, and we add flavor the economy. In this spirit we are very pleased to announce the creation of a new initiative that will bolster Columbus’s indie restaurant scene and its arts community alike. For the program, dubbed Out on the Town, a card will be issued on an annual basis to members of and subscribers to participating arts and cultural organizations (at certain levels of membership ~ the idea is to offer an incentive for stepping up levels of support by a notch) and will feature 20% off lunch or dinner, Sundays through Thursdays, at participating Dine Originals restaurants. These cards are intended to serve as an ongoing benefit for members and subscribers, rather than just another discount. In turn, the restaurants benefit from exposure and additional business on traditionally less busy days.

Kamal Boulos, president of the Dine Originals board and owner of The Refectory, notes “We’re looking to appeal to people who go ‘out on the town,’ patronizing both Dine Originals restaurants and the city’s arts offerings—and to foster the affinities and connections among the restaurants and the arts groups. Early feedback has been enthusiastic, and we hope to offer this program for years to come.”

Contact one of the arts organizations you are passionate about and learn about their guidelines for becoming a card carrying member of the Out on the Town.

Participating arts organizations are:

· BalletMet Columbus

· Broadway in Columbus


· CATCO-Phoenix

· Chamber Music Columbus

· CityMusic Columbus

· Columbus Children’s Theatre

· Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus

· Columbus Museum of Art

· Columbus Symphony Orchestra


· Franklin Park Conservatory

· Jazz Arts Group

· Opera Columbus

· ProMusica Chamber Orchestra

· Thurber House

· Wexner Center for the Arts

Participating restaurants are:

· Alana’s Food & Wine

· Barcelona Restaurant and Bar

· Barrio Tapas

· Black Creek Bistro

· Black Olive

· Chile Verde

· The Clarmont

· DeepWood An American Tavern

· Due Amici

· Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus

· G. Michael’s Bistro

· The Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls

· Katzinger’s Delicatessen

· Mozart’s Bakery & Piano Café

· The Oak Room at the Granville Inn

· The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro

· Rigsby’s Kitchen

· Shoku

· Short Story Brasserie

· The Top Steakhouse

· Trattoria Roma

Taste of Dine Originals

April 11, 2011 – 2:38 pm Posted by Katharine Moore

Filed under: Features

Our signature annual event, Taste of Dine Originals, is one of Ohio’s best food and wine events, featuring tastings and samplings from 50regional restaurants, 30 vineyards, 2 craft breweries, and a couple of micro distilleries Whether you’re a seasoned foodie or an intrigued beginner, chefs, brew masters, and winery representatives welcome you as they mix useful knowledge with exquisite samples of their art. The silent auction features cooking lessons, private dinners, special events, works of art, and rare bottles of wine.

This year’s event on May 12 will be held at the Grange Audubon Center on the Whittier Peninsula. If you haven’t seen this amazing venue, you are in for an “Oh, wow!” moment. From the heart of the Brewery District turn west on Whittier Street and there you are…in the middle of a nature preserve tucked into downtown Columbus. We can’t wait for you to see the sunset from the terrace. Tickets are $100, with proceeds benefiting The Buckeye ranch and Dine Originals Columbus.

Join us for a glass clinking, swishing, swirling, people watching, mouth watering kind of fun! It wouldn’t be the same without you.

To purchase tickets and for more details click here.

Easter Brunch at Luce Enoteca

April 11, 2011 – 11:22 am Posted by nate

Filed under: Events

Edible Columbus Supper Club at G. Michael’s Bistro

April 11, 2011 – 11:14 am Posted by nate

Filed under: Events

Thursday April 28, 2011 - 7:00 PM Dinner

Featuring local products from
Ohio and wines from Akron native Jim Clendenden of Au Bon Climat.

first course

Pulled braised Ohio raised beef shoulder served en crepinette
with early season asparagus, sunny side up local egg, and
housemade pancetta vinaigrette
Au Bon Climat Santa Barbara Pinot Noir

second course

Pan-seared, bacon-wrapped Ohio pork loin, with creamy grits, local fiddlehead ferns, and smoked tomato gravy
Au Bon Climat Santa Barbara Chardonnay


Ohio honey spiked Panna Cotta with OYO vodka macerated strawberries and candied peanuts
Au Bon Climat Pinot Blanc/Pinot Gris

$35 three course tasting menu
$52 three course menu with wine pairings
Tax and gratuity not included
Prepaid reservations required.
Please call G.Michaels to make your reservation: 614-464-0575

Z Cucina and Gentile’s Wine Sellers Feature a Dinner in Piedmont with the Incredible Produttori del Barbarescos of Aldo Vacca

April 6, 2011 – 9:22 am Posted by Katharine Moore

Filed under: Events, Restaurants, Z Cucina Ristorante & Bar

Z Cucina and Gentile’s Wine Sellers Feature a Dinner in Piedmont with the Incredible Produttori del Barbarescos of Aldo Vacca on Tuesday, April 19th 2011, 6:30pm. Reservations required and can only be made by calling the restaurant directly, (614) 486-9200.

First Course

Grilled Lobster & Artichoke Roulade
lemon & saffron emulsion, local mizuna greens

Gavi, Broglia, La Meirana, Piedmont, Italy 2009

Second Course

Braised Rabbit Ravioli
carrot noodles, juniper jus

Barbaresco, Produttori del Barbaresco, Italy 2006

Third Course

Crispy Pork Cheeks
porcini polenta, cherry tomato confit

Barbaresco, Produttori del Barbaresco, “Rio Sordo” Riserva, Italy 2005

Fourth Course

Spice Crusted Muscovy Duck Breast
sweet potato & fennel rösti, local arugula, molasses & balsamic gastrique

Barbaresco, Produttori del Barbaresco, “Asili” Riserva, Italy 2005

Fifth Course

Grilled Rack of Lamb
smoked onion & pepper glaze, tart cherry risotto

Barbaresco, Produttori del Barbaresco, “Montestefano” Riserva, Italy 2005


April 5, 2011 – 8:19 am Posted by Katharine Moore

Filed under: Features

Gift Certificates – 30% SAVINGS!

Dine Originals Columbus: Strengthening the Columbus economy one bite at a time!

We invite you to explore new restaurants and visit old favorites at a significant discount. Only once a quarter each of our restaurants offers a limited supply of 30% Discount Certificates.