Win tickets to Taste of Dine Originals!

This post is written by Katharine Moore, Executive Director of Dine Originals Columbus. You can win a pair of tickets ($200 value) to Taste of Dine Originals by telling us your favorite Dine Originals restaurant in a comment on this post, or by repinning this image on Pinterest. A winner will be drawn Friday, April 27.

Taste of Dine Originals is one of Ohio’s best food and wine events, featuring tastings and samplings from 50 regional restaurants, 30 vineyards,
three 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 samples of their signature dishes and out-of-the-ordinary beverages. The silent auction features cooking lessons, private dinners, special events, works of art and rare bottles of wine.

Dine Originals Columbus

This year’s event, 6 – 9:30 p.m., May 10, will be held at Capital University’s Capital Center, at 2360 East Mound Street.

Tickets are $100 and proceeds from this event are shared by Dine Originals Columbus and The Buckeye Ranch, which offers mental health treatment and alcohol and drug services for children. In an effort to support that mission to provide hope and healing to children and families, Dine Originals has collaborated with the Ranch for the last 5 years.

Taste of Dine Originals

A sample of menu items for this year’s soiree includes prosciutto wrapped figs, roasted chicken and sun dried tomato bruschetta from Mezzo Italian Kitchen and Wine in Dublin, scallop pomponnette and French country paté served with Szechuan peppercorn sauce from The Refectory, and Thai beef skewers with peanut noodle salad from the historic Shaw’s Restaurant and Inn.

Join us for a glass clinking, swishing, swirling, people watching, mouthwatering kind of fun! Tickets are available at and at a number of member restaurants.

  • Genevieve Reiner (@HamSandIndicted)

    I had the chance to attend Taste of Dine Originals last year and was blown away by how amazing everything was! I particularly loved the Popcorn Shoot salad from The Granville Inn. (So much so, that I had to write about it!)

  • Lindsey

    Barcelona is one of my favorites in Columbus.

  • Matthew Schmieder

    I’ve yet to hit this even, but it sounds like a blast! Hope I get a chance to attend!

  • Michael Uetrecht

    The Old Mohawk is WONDERFUL. And so is Black Creek Bistro!

  • Carolyn Thurman

    Dirty Franks!

  • jeff

    The elevator is one of our favs. Really cool building and great food and atmosphere.

  • Katie

    I love Tasi and Pistacia Vera equally! I try to introduce them to anyone I know that hasn’t been.

  • Meg H.

    My husband and I really love the Refectory and would love the chance to sample food from more of these places!

  • Tracy Stevens

    I just moved to this great town and have yet to try so many of the delicious restaurants in town…but i LOVE Tasi, Katalina’s Corner Cafe and Barcelona!!

  • Liz M

    I love love love Katalina’s Cafe Corner. Their staff is super friendly and their sammies are so good I dream about them!

  • Holly Marie

    Its hard to pick just one, but we’re big fans of Dirty Franks and Katzinger’s…and we’re dying to try the Refectory!

  • Cynthia J.

    Barcelona – my favorite patio!

  • liz

    our favorite is the inn at cedar falls – where we got hitched! so delicious and worth the drive.

  • Devin

    The Refectory is definitely my favorite, but Shoku is excellent as well.

  • Debra B

    My daughter and I love to go to Pistacia Vera! The other Dine Original restaurants look amazing, I’d love to have the chance to sample them.

  • Karen

    I was trying to find a great gift for my boss this past year for Christmas and I had someone ask her the name of her favorite restaruant for his “friend”. I thought it was one she had talked about but then she said the best place to go would be Vino, Vino. So, I bought her a gift certificate for there. She was thrilled. I also want to go back at some point to taste the food myself. The atmosphere is wonderful.

  • Samantha

    Barcelona is my favorite, hands down. And…every single other Dine Originals restaurant is a close second!

  • J.D.

    Katalina’s Cafe Corner

  • Valerie

    Barcelona is my favorite special occasion restaurant.

  • Elizabeth Kress

    I love all the Dine Originals, but my fav is Tip Top and the sweet potato fries. I am hungry just thinking about them.

  • Jenna

    I love the Elevator and Pistacia Vera! Yuuum.

  • Leanna

    I’d say Tony’s Italian Ristorante is my favorite – or maybe it’s Columbus Brewing Company – or The Elevator – hmmm. There are several that I have not had the opportunity to try, so I’d love, love, love to go to the Taste of Dine Originals!

  • Shannon Russ

    Barelona is wonderful, and I also love Pistacia Vera!

  • Lola

    Just moved to the area and I am excited to try all of this restaurants and festivals, I have really got some great insite from all of the comments!

  • Jennifer

    Just ate at The Refectory for the first time last night – the Tax Relief Tasting Menu is amazing! I love all of the Originals restaurants!

  • Kate

    Any of the Columbus Food League restaurants, Skillet, Pistacia Vera… I would have an easier time telling you my favorite kid.

  • http://N/A Ken Tidball

    I have eaten at only one of the member restaurants (the refectory) for one of our anniversaries, enjoyed it (although the portions seemed small) but I would love to experience the variety of sights, smells, and tastes that would truly be part of this experience.

  • Melissa

    I’ve eaten at most of the restaurants, but my husband and I really love Black Creek Bistro. They do a great job with sourcing locally and their bistro specials can’t be beat.

  • Julia

    Barcalona I would say. I have not been to the Taste of Dine show but I am really looking forward to it.

  • Kelsey

    I love Vino Vino, Columbus Brewing Company, Shoku, and Dirty Frank’s. My fella & I plan to try the Refectory soon, too! Is it time for lunch yet? I’m getting hungry. :)

  • Stacy M

    Oh…. so many great ones to choose from, but with patio season starting my mind turns to BARCELONA!!!

  • Conor

    I love the Worthington Inn! Such amazing food. It’s such a great place for a nice dinner out with someone special. :)

  • Dee

    Rigsby’s…OMG I’ve lived in Columbus for 30 years…this is one of my favorites!

  • Simone

    During Dine originals, I love going to the Refectory! It’s about the only time I could afford to eat there :-)

  • Tim

    Rigsby’s would be my all time favorite but also love The Top, Dirty Franks and the wine/liquor tastings at Barcelona.

  • Kerrie

    pistacia vera & refectory! nom nom

  • Lindsey

    A fantastic event that I have yet to attend! Definitely on my Columbus bucket list :)

  • Emily

    Oh goodness-how can I choose a favorite? I love G Michaels but I would like to introduce all of the Dine Originals to my friend who just moved to Columbus from Georgia.

  • Brian

    I would love to go to this it sounds great!!!

  • Stephanie

    Tasi, Pistacia Vera – I can’t pick one!

  • Deborah Wright

    We have gone to G. Michael’s for most of our celebration dinners. Always a great meal and service.

  • Joe_ExpCols

    Congratulations to our winner, Sabrina Terry, who entered the contest via Pinterest!