Monthly Archives: May 2011

Savor the Arts with Dine Originals!

May 26, 2011 – 9:35 am Posted by Katharine Moore

Filed under: Features

The Columbus Arts Festival will celebrate its 50th year of bringing the best in fine art and fine craft to Columbus, June 3, 4 & 5, 2011. To celebrate this momentous occasion, they are creating a BIG festival experience—diverse, inclusive and creative with an emphasis on engaging a broader spectrum of the community.

The 2011 celebration will incorporate more community partners—local artists, local collectors and patrons, local restaurants andsmall businesses. So a first-time partnership with Dine Originals Columbus was a natural!

We are pitching a huge tent at the corner of Long and Washington Streets (close to the main stage and easy parking) and creating Savor the Arts…because who says festival food can’t be fresh and creative? With a different rotation of Dine Originals restaurants each day, the $5 small plate offerings will include treats from Barcelona Restaurant,, Barrio, Black Creek Bistro, Deepwood, Due Amici, The Elevator Brewing &Draught Haus, G. Michaels Bistro, Katzinger’s Delicatessen,  Mozart’s Bakery, The Refectory, Rigsby’s Kitchen, Skillet, Tasi Café, and The Top Steakhouse.

Treat yourself from a list of menu items that include crab cakes, grilled brisket, pulled pork sandwiches, lobster and corn chowder, shrimp with guacamole, Ohio Proud Suckling Pig with House-made Pork Rinds and Greens in Bacon Vinaigrette, New England Lobster Roll with Potato Chips , Shrimp & Grits, specialty deli sandwiches, grilled pork sandwiches, biscotti, brownies, and fruit tartlets. A couple of small plates and a glass of wine, and trust us, you will be savoring the art of living well!

For more festival information:

Buzz about this year’s Taste of Dine Originals

May 16, 2011 – 9:47 am Posted by Katharine Moore

Filed under: Restaurants

See what some of this year’s Taste of Dine Originals attendees had to say about the event, the food and the wine. Check out their pictures too!

“A wonderful and delicious evening all around. It’s always amazing to see such a diverse mix of fare at this event.” Breakfast With Nick

“If you missed the party this year, don’t make that same foolish mistake next year…”

“BRAVO to Katharine Moore and the Dine Originals restaurants on a stylish, successful and delicious evening everyone loved loved loved!” theBrookeBlog

2011 Granville Art Affair and Rotary Wine Festival

May 13, 2011 – 11:06 am Posted by nate

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

The Granville Art Affair jury has selected 85 artists for participation in this year’s show. Event promoters Sandy Libertini and Melinda Moore are delighted that the selection includes over 40 new artists, insuring that the show presents new art every year. This year’s participants include artists from throughout Ohio plus Missouri, Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia, Tennessee and Pennsylvania.

The 2011 Granville Art Affair will feature all forms of artistic media at all price points including oil and acrylics, clay, wood, watercolor, fiber, ceramics, metal, jewelry, leather, glass, and more. Last year’s two day event drew over 3,500 visitors. Held on the Great Lawn of the Bryn Du Mansion, admission to the Granville Art Affair is free. Entertainment is provided both days, as well as an array of food vendors. Sunday’s event will include a Columbus Polo Club match.

This year’s Rotary Winemaker’s Dinner will be held on Friday evening, June 10, at the Bryn Du Mansion. Hosted by the renowned Nicola Biscardo of Verona, Italy and catered by Creative Cuisine of Columbus, the gourmet five-course meal promises to be an unforgettable dining experience. Tickets for the Winemaker’s Dinner are $125 and may be purchased at the Granville Inn or online at

The Wine Festival, to be held on Saturday, June 11, will welcome 24 restaurants, six wine distributors and several Ohio wineries. A new addition to the Wine Festival this year is the Matesich Belgian Beer Garden. Wine Festival Tickets are $40 and may be purchased 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.

For more information:
Winemaker’s Dinner:
Leigh Ann Miller: 740-587-7828

Granville Art Affair & Wine Festival:
Sandy Libertini: 614-579-5743
Melinda Moore: 740-587-7954

Granville Rotary:
President Connie Hawk: 740-349-3863

Sangria Tasting at Barcelona Restaurant

May 10, 2011 – 12:22 pm Posted by nate

Filed under: Events

We will be sampling 3 of our house made sangrias paired with 3 tapas.

Come learn how we make our sangria, try some of our favorites and receive a copy of the recipes so that you can make them at home for your next party!

Limited seats available. Call 614-443-3699 for reservations.

All reservations require a credit card and no cancelations.

World of Bubbles at Trattoria Roma

May 6, 2011 – 9:45 am Posted by nate

Filed under: Events

Thursday, June 30th we will host a World of Bubbles tasting showcasing bubbly from all over the world. Details for this dinner will be posted at a later date. Friend us on Facebook and post your most memorable Trattoria Roma experience to be entered into a drawing for two complimentary seats to The World of Bubbles tasting.

The wines of Michael David at Trattoria Roma

May 6, 2011 – 9:44 am Posted by nate

Filed under: Events

Our other wine tasting will be Thursday, May 26th at 7:00. We will feature the wines of Michael David and pair them with a fun four course dinner. The price per person for this dinner will be $65 which will also include tax and gratuity.

First Course Pan seared Halibut with a sesame blood orange glaze served with an almond risotto cake

Paired with Michael David 7 Heavenly Chardonnay

Second Course Fried polenta with mixed mushrooms sauteed in a balsamic sherry cream reduction

Paired with Michael David Petite Petit

Third Course Open face pancetta-gorgonzola bison burger on a cheddar
roll with sauteed peppers and onion served with handcut yucon gold fries

Paired with Michael David 6th Sense Syrah

Fourth Course Chef Matt’s famous watermelon granita

Roger Gentile and the wines of Argiolas at Trattoria Roma

May 6, 2011 – 9:43 am Posted by nate

Filed under: Events

We will serve a fantastic five course dinner paired with five super Sardinian wines. Roger Gentile will be here to present the wines and answer questions, it is always a treat to have him at a wine tasting. Dinner starts at 6:30 and the cost per person for this dinner will be $75 which will include tax and gratuity.

First Course Gamberi in Tegame–Pan fried Jumbo Shrimp with Sardinian Cous Cous

Paired with Argiolas Costamolino

Second Course Capanata alla Sardinia–Eggplant in a sweet and sour sauce

Paired with Argiolas Costera

Third Course Gallina al Mirto–Cornish Game Hen with wild greens and roasted fennel

Paired with Argiolas Perdera

Fourth Course Empenadas Agnello–Lamb Empenadas with Pecarino Risotto

Paired with Argiolas Turriga

Fifth Course Malloreddus con Ragu di Cinghiale–Saffron Dumplings with Wild Boar Ragu

Paired with Argiolas Sa Tanca

Finished with a light dolce of Chef Matt’s choice

Mother’s Day at Trattoria Roma

May 6, 2011 – 9:41 am Posted by nate

Filed under: Events, Restaurants

We will be open for lunch and dinner on Mother’s Day. We are starting to fill up for both so reservations are recommended. We will open at 11:00 and stay open thru the day closing at 9:00 pm.

The Taste of Dine Originals is Almost Here!

May 6, 2011 – 9:33 am Posted by Katharine Moore

Filed under: Features

The Taste of Dine Originals, our annual signature fundraiser, will take place May 12 at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center (an urban oasis in the Brewery District) from 6 until 9pm.

This is what happens every single night in heaven for foodies! There are 50 restaurants, international vineyards, local brews, and micro distilleries. Guests graze, at their own pace, from one amazing tasting table to the next. What brands this event as the best of its kind are the chefs, brew masters, sommeliers and owners who are there to engage you. They love talking food and wine and pairings and produce and local sourcing. They look forward to swapping stories with each other, and with our guests.

Tickets are $100.00 per person, with proceeds benefitting both the Buckeye Ranch and Dine Originals Columbus.

Click here to purchase tickets now.