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Dine Originals Restaurant Week II: Wrap Up

Posted by cmh gourmand on September 14, 2009


Another Dine Originals Restaurant Week has come and gone as of Sunday. Conversations and observations at Alana’s, Deepwood, Cafe Corner, G. Michaels and Pistacia Vera indicate is a was very busy week. I ran into Diane Warren from Katzingers on Sunday who said the same. That being the case, we can hope for two more restaurant weeks in 2010.

I wrapped up my week with Cafe Corner and Pistacia Vera.

Cafe Corner to go, two sandwichs, two apples, two desserts (two cans of coke: not shown)

Cafe Corner to go, two sandwichs, two apples, two desserts (two cans of coke: not shown)

Cafe Corner was my value pick of the week. For $20.09 I was able to order two sandwiches, choice of chips or apple with each, two desserts and two drinks. Looking at regular pricing that saved me at least $4 if not more. One of the sandwiches I ordered was the Tapeno which was featured in the Bon Appetit April 2009 issue.

My other sandwich choice, which I experienced to be even better was Fig and Prosciutto (dried calimayna figs, prosciutto, provolone, balsamic vinegar and white truffle oil on good crusty bread served panini style). It is a very filling lunch for two or a couple meals for one.

(front view)

(front view)

I have started a Restaurant Week tradition (I have done it two out of two times so it counts now) by getting the Pistacia Vera tasting menu late Sunday afternoon. The selections never disappoint. It is a great way to end Restaurant Week – more dessert!

(top view)

(top view)

I am looking forward to the new Dine Originals Columbus Restaurant Week tradition and hope this remains a twice yearly event.

Cafe Corner
1105 Pennsylvania Ave.
Harrison West / Victorian Village
614.294.2233

Pistacia Vera
541 South Third St
German Village
614.220.9070

One Response to “Dine Originals Restaurant Week II: Wrap Up”

  1. Michael said

    Hi Jim:

    Thanks for your writings about local foods…I’m a bit surprised that I don’t see Local Matters listed under your heading of “Noble Causes”…The body of work that Local Matters has undertaken in our community regarding the expansion of local foods system continues to grow. So, how do we get on your radar?

    BTW, we just launched “Fresh Connect” on our website…it’s our local food guide and includes a membership opportunity for local restaurants that support local farmers and purchase some part of their food from local sources.

    Nice to see you on Friday evening at the FPC event.

    Be well.

    Michael Jones
    Executive Director
    Local Matters
    http://www.local-matters.org

    CMH G Comment: Micheal is right local matters does many great things in our community including The Veggie Van, Greener Grocer and countless other things. I hope to cover more of this in year 4 of the blog.

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