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.