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Refectory Dinner: French Country Meets Ohio Countryside

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French Country Meets Ohio Countryside
The Refectory
1092 Bethel Road, Columbus
Thursday, June 5, 6:30 p.m.
$58 members / $68 nonmembers

Did you know that the building in which The Refectory is housed was first used as a church when it was built in the mid-1800s? And that due to the new, noisy Hocking Valley Railroad that was built in 1877, the minister had to stop speaking until the trains had gone by? Finally, in 1918, two small schoolhouses and the land on which they were sitting were put up for auction. Consequently, the building was moved to its current location next to these schoolhouses and later joined them to become the lovely restaurant that it is today.

Since 1980, The Refectory’s relaxed and quiet Slow Food pace have presented evenings of elegant dining to residents of the Columbus area. At the heart of the dining experience are the culinary creations directed by Chef Richard Blondin, a native of Lyon, France, who studied under chefs Pierre Orsi and Paul Bocuse. Chef Richard will help us celebrate the bounty of Ohio at the beginning of June for our next dinner, French Country Meets Ohio Countryside. We will enjoy a six-course meal with wine pairings (some of which will come from Ohio, including the well-respected Ravenhurst Sparkling Wine) on the outdoor patio, weather permitting. The meal is $58, all inclusive, for members and $68 for non-members. Pre-paid reservations only, please. Seating is limited. Please join us! To make reservations visit the Slow Food Columbus Events page.


A Service of Hors d’oeuvres

Chilled Ohio Emu Egg Omelette
with smoked salmon, chives,
mushrooms, and tomatoes

White Asparagus Feuillete
with morel sauce

Roast Ohio Ostrich Fan
with quince bordelaise

Cheese Presentation

Ohio Strawberry Duet

We will present some Ohio wines
featuring Ravenhurst Cellars and
Kinkead Ridge with the courses.


Written by Bear

May 9, 2008 at 7:55 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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