Schedule of Events

 

 

 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR 2013!  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE


NEW FOR 2013!   COLUMBUS COCKTAIL CLASSIC

PRESENTED BY
Hollywood Casino

Thursday, October 17, 2013 

6:00 - 9:00 PM
Hors d'oeuvres, Cash Bar and Entertainment

6:30 - 8:30 PM
Spirit Tasting Event

TICKETS $ 60 EACH
Proceeds to benefit the Central Ohio Restaurant Association Foundation

More than a single party, this year’s Columbus Food & Wine Affair boasts four very different events that will appeal to any foodie, wine lover or someone looking to get into the “spirit” of things. New this year is the Cocktail Classic: The Grand Tasting of SPIRITS. Spirits as in vodka, whisky and liqueurs and more.

If you have enjoyed the Grand Tasting presenting food and WINE, you will not want to miss this spirited evening.

PRESENTED BY 
Central Ohio Restaurant Association and the Central Ohio Restaurant Association

Hollywood Casino, All Occasions Party Rentals and Anchor Hocking. 

Spirit Partners include Brown-Forman, Heidelberg Distributing, Hollywood Casino, Middle West Spirits and Watershed Distillery


Cocktail Classic
will include tastings of premium cocktails and the finest foods presented by the culinary artists from Hollywood Casino. Guests will also enjoy an evening filled with great music and a souvenir tasting glasses courtesy of Anchor Hocking and Stolzle.

 

The Classic will take place Thursday, October 17, from 6:00 – 9:00 PM at

Hollywood Casino.

 200 Georgesville Road
Columbus, Ohio 43228 

THE EVENING'S ENTERTAINMENT PROVIDED BY

DJ ANT

THE EVENING'S HOR D' OEUVRE MENU PROVIDED BY HOLLYWOOD CASINO

Whole Top Sirloin with Wasabi Slaw and Assorted Rolls
Blackened Mahi Mahi with Pineapple Salsa, Pico De Gallo & Tortillas
Italian Sausage with Peppers & Onions, Meatballs & Garlic Bread

Mediterranean Station with Assorted Dips, Pita Bread & Crostini

Chef's Selection of Fabulous Desserts

SPIRITS PRESENTED - ENJOY SOME OLD FRIENDS, TASTE SOME NEW FEATURES

BROWN-FORMAN
Gentleman Jack
Jack Daniels Single Barrel
Old Forester
Woodford Reserve

HEIDELBERG DISTRIBUTING
Big House Bourbon
Big House Tupelo Honey
Wathen's Bourbon
Ivanabitch Peach Vodka
Ivanabitch Vodka
Bluecoat Gin
Tiramisu
Il Tramonto

Liquid Cheese Cake - Prisoner Ale

HOLLYWOOD CASINO
Absolut Vodka
Captain Morgan Rum
Tanqueray Gin
Johnny Walker Red Scotch
Maker's Mark Bourbon

MIDDLE WEST SPIRITS
OYO Vodka
OYO Honey Vanilla Bean Vodka
OYO Stone Fruit Vodka
OYO Bourbon
OYO Whiskey

Middle West Spirits Stone Sour


WATERSHED DISTILLERY
Watershed Vodka
Four Peel Gin
Bourbon Barrel Gin
Watershed Bourbon

Blueberry Basil Lemonade - Watershed Mule - Local Cider


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CENA di VINO
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Renaissance Columbus Downtown

Discover Hospitality & Grand Tasting
Friday, September 20, 2013
Franklin Park Conservatory

Columbus Cocktail Classic
The Grand Tasting of Spirits
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Hollywood Casino



CENA di VINO

Thursday, September 19, 2013 

Presented by
Renaissance Columbus Downtown
Whole Foods Market - All Occasions Party Rental
Kroger - Fetzer Vineyards - Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
Roth Produce One - San Pellegrino

If you attended last year's Cena di Vino, we know you will plan to join us again this year.  It is an elegant night with a few surprises.  This year's event will be hosted by The Renaissance Columbus Downtown and feature Chef Dean James Max who hails from the Florida area and has a very long resume in the culinary and hospitality industry.  We welcome him to the Columbus Food & Wine Affair!

CHEF Dean James Max             His Story - Click Here
"My love of food comes from living in Florence, Italy, my technique from working with French chefs and my understanding of what freshness is all about from growing up on a farm in Virginia."

You will not have had to meet Chef Dean to feel his passion, sincerity and respect for what you will enjoy.  Regardless of the course, his cooking equates to the enthusiasm of a child, the wisdom of a professor and the talent of an artist rolled up in one.

Cena di Vino - The Evening's Menu

Hors d' Oeuvres and Dessert Provided by Whole Foods Market
 

Savory Local Apple and Fennel Soup, Bentons Smoked Bacon, Laurel Valley Cheddar Curds

  

Cod en Papillote, Fall Tuscan Kale, Local Roasted Peppers, Fingerlings, Cucumber, Dill Roasted Tomato Broth

 

Blues Creek Lamb Shoulder and Porterhouse Chop, Organic goat cheese polenta, Pickled Eggplant, Arugula, Rosemary Braising Jus

Wine Pairings provided by Fetzer Vineyards and Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
 

Your Cena di Vino dinner will include hors d'oeuvres, a fabulous dessert course as well as wine pairings for each course.  Additional details will be posted as they become available. 

What more could you wish to enjoy – fine food, fine wine, a beautiful setting? Mark your calendar and plan to join us!

 

 

Grand Tasting and Discover Hospitality
Friday, September 20, 2013

PRESENTED BY
Discover - The Columbus Dispatch - WBNS 10 TV
Huntington - Anchor Hocking

WE HOPE TO EXPERIENCE THIS FABULOUS NIGHT WITH YOU!

5:00 - 10:00 PM    Discover Hospitality and Grand Tasting

6:00 - 10:00 PM   Grand Tasting only

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 2013 AVAILABLE - CLICK HERE

"In years to come, the Columbus Food & Wine Affair will be on the list of those spectacular events that did much to herald our city and its people."
  Chuck White - Honorary Chair


 

For those who have been a part of the Columbus Food & Wine Affair Grand Tasting since its inception in 2003, it may be hard to believe that the event is moving forward to celebrate 11 extraordinary years. The Grand Tasting is set for 6 to 10 pm, Friday, September 20 at Franklin Park Conservatory and there will be new additions to the Grand Tasting line up.  Lots of surprises in store!

As the years have come and gone,  The Grand Tasting has positioned itself in the community as THE food and wine event of the region. The serious Grand Tasting guest marks his or her calendar a year in advance, knowing that in order to sample the best of area restaurants and award-winning wines, this is the event they can’t miss.

 
Having celebrated ten amazing years showcasing premier restaurants, wineries, artists and retailers, we are already deep in the planning for the Grand Tasting and the partner events for 2013. This year's event is a new year for expanding - again - to incorporate new wineries, restaurants, artists and retailers. Be sure to mark your calendar and purchase your tickets for the 2013 Grand Tasting – Friday, September 20. Expect some old friends to be there and anticipate some beautiful surprises.  

Columbus Food & Wine Affair Discover Hospitality 
Friday, September 20, 2013 - Tickets are on Sale Now!

Another entry of the Columbus Food & Wine Affair that will be showcased with the Grand Tasting – Friday, September 20 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. For 2013, your Discover Hospitality purchase will include early entrance to the venue, complimentary valet parking, an exclusive showcase to Chef Demonstrations, three premier restaurants and selected wine pairings, Silent Auction, a special gift and entertainment.  All presented in the Community Gardens of the Conservatory.  Discover Hospitality pass includes your ticket to the Grand Tasting as well.  A very special evening!

In 2012, this exclusive event segment included Food Network Executive Chef Robert Bleifer, Executive Chef Paul Yow from Barcelona Restaurant, Executive Chef Richard Blondin, The Refectory Restaurant and Bistro and Corporate Executive Chef Brian Hinshaw of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants.  The fine restaurants were paired with wines from Entwine, a partnership of the Food Network and Wente Family Estates, Far Niente, Nickel and Nickel, Dolce and EnRoute.   .


This feature was magical and you can expect MUCH MORE for this year. Visit our website often for updates and details.

Wine Enthusiast and Competition

SAVE THE DATE - Saturday, August 17, 2013

The Columbus Food & Wine Affair Wine Competition has become a celebrated event in the mid-west. Once again, we showcased and judged an exceptional level of entries from around the world.  Medallion recipients will be announced at the Grand Tasting on September 21. 

 

Back again for 2013 - Wine Enthusiast - we hosted thirty Wine Enthusiast guests for the 2012 wine education event. THIS EVENT SOLD OUT AGAIN. This is unique opportunity to enjoy the competition wines, network and share questions with professionals.

 

Food and UN-Wine
Dates and Locations Coming Soon

Another fabulous Columbus Food & Wine Affair event—lets you relax and enjoy remarkable food and libations in one of Columbus’ most spectacular restaurants and venues. Food and UN-Wine - take a break from the typical and enjoy the extraordinary.

 

Our Beneficiaries

Enjoying the finest of culinary offerings and exceptional wines can only be enhanced by your support for the local charities of the Columbus Food & Wine Affair.

     
  • Central Ohio Restaurant Association Foundation
  • WBNS 10 TV Family Fund
  • Mid-Ohio Food Bank
  • Franklin Park Conservatory
  • The Columbus Foundation
  • Selected central Ohio charities

Cheers!