Posts tagged House Wine
'Tis the Season for Holiday Treats

It’s that magical time of year when everything looks, smells and tastes divine! If you’re in the mood for some holiday treats—because we sure are—put a visit to Old Worthington at the top of your holiday to-do list. 

Here’s what we’ll be ordering:

Sassafras BakeryWhile certainly delicious all year round, treats from Sassafras Bakery are extra special during the holidays. When it comes to their signature apple pie, their sticky, sweet cinnamon rolls and their beautifully decorated cream cheese sugar cookies, there's a pretty good chance you won’t want to share any with Santa.

Highline Coffee – Pop into Highline Coffee this December for a tasty warm-up. They’re featuring all of the season’s favorite drinks, like spiced cider, gingerbread lattes and hot cocoa. And don’t forget about their tasty treats from the Flaky Baker. Mint brownie and eggnog scone, anyone?

House Wine – Beer and wine aficionadas know all too well that certain drinks can only be enjoyed this time of year. Lucky for you, House Wine boasts an outstanding selection and will happily help you choose the right beverage for your holiday meal, like Joseph Drouhin Beaujolais Nouveau or Fat Head’s Holly Jolly Christmas Ale.

Graeter’s – It’s finally here! Don’t miss your chance to enjoy Graeter’s peppermint ice cream and peppermint chip wheelies, which are only available for a short time. They’re the perfect addition to a festive celebration and make wonderful gifts for staff or clients.

Bubbles Tea and Juice – At Bubbles Tea and Juice, you can order your favorite holiday drink three different ways—hot, iced or blended. With irresistible flavors like gingerbread chai, candy cane, eggnog Thai and salted caramel, you’ll want to try them all.

La Chatelaine French Bakery and Bistro – La Chatelaine’s famous Buche De Noel Yule Logs are back! If you’re looking for a show-stopping dessert for your holiday party, this is definitely it. These gorgeous French sponge cake and butter cream frosting creations are available in four flavors: vanilla, chocolate, mocha and Grand Marnier. Order yours for Christmas today.

 

 

8 Places to Get Your Fall Flavor Fix in Worthington

While the sights and smells of the fall season are indisputably lovely, it’s often the flavors we can't get enough of. Truth is, nothing says autumn quite like pumpkin, apple, and pecan. From your morning latte to your evening nightcap, Worthington is a great place to satisfy your cravings for the flavors of fall.  

Here are a few places to get your fix:

1.     Highline Coffee – While that popular Seattle chain may have coined the PSL, Highline Coffee has perfected it.  Stop in for one of their handcrafted, spicy pumpkin pie lattes, which is even better when paired with their apple harvest coffeecake.

2.     La Chatelaine  - Worthington’s favorite French bistro and bakery is your one-stop shop for fall treats. We're talking about their signature macarons in decadent flavors like pumpkin swirl, maple and cranberry, as well as pumpkin and rhubarb country pie, pumpkin tarts and pumpkin-puffed pastries, which are almost too beautiful to eat. Almost.  

3.     Graeter's  - Cinnamon and pumpkin ice cream are back for a limited time at everybody's favorite Worthington ice cream shop. Like all their handcrafted, small-batch flavors, you can be sure these are smooth, delicious—and made with real ingredients. Pick up a pint before they’re gone.

4.     Sassafras BakeryBest known for their classic, oh-so-creamy pumpkin pie, the folks at Sassafras Bakery have added a host of fantastic fall flavors to their menu. From pumpkin scones and buttermilk pecan pie to salty Ohio maple pie, pumpkin whoopie pies and bourbon pumpkin tarts with streusel topping, you have plenty of choices when grabbing treats for the office or pre-ordering Thanksgiving desserts. How easy is that?

5.     The Worthington Inn – Nothing beats a delicious cup of soup on a cold autumn day. Stop by The Worthington Inn to sample the dishes on their new fall menu, from roasted butternut squash bisque with spiced seeds and crème fraiche to apple and chestnut spice cake.

6.     Bubbles Tea and Juice  - Have you visited Worthington’s newest juice, tea and smoothie bar, which is located inside Snap Fitness? You'll find a variety of teas, cold-pressed juices, cleanses and smoothies. Right now they're featuring pumpkin chai bubble tea and pumpkin smoothies—perfect for after your workout.  

7.     Worthington Farmers Market - The Worthington Farmers Market kicks off the indoor market this Saturday at The Shops at Worthington Place.  Among the fresh fruits and vegetables, farm-raised meats and handmade goods, you’ll find all things related to fall. Think spiced jams, apple butter, pastries and pies. 

8.     House Wine - In the mood for a seasonal brew? Stop by House Wine for a great selection of craft beers, including North High Tree Tapper and Breckenridge Brewery’s Nitro Pumpkin Spice Latte stout. 

Picnic with the Partnership
Bounty on the Bricks

If you like outdoor dining, great eats and live music, then you'll be excited to learn that the Old Worthington Partnership is hosting the first annual Picnic with the Partnership on June 25. For one night only, High Street will shut down from 6 to 10 p.m. for a celebration in honor of the many merchants and community members that make Old Worthington great.

“We’re really looking forward to the picnic,” said Annina Parini, executive director of the Old Worthington Partnership. “We’re excited to host an event that reflects our efforts to improve and promote the Old Worthington business district.”

Although High Street will be closed during the community-wide picnic, Old Worthington will be OPEN to:

  • Dine with friends and neighbors. Round up your friends and family for a memorable evening around the table. You can bring your own food to the event or purchase a gourmet picnic dinner from The Whitney House or The Worthington Inn (purchased when you buy your seat at the table). With menu options like key lime chicken salad, ahi tuna or blackened chicken wraps—and PB&J on challah for the kids—you can’t go wrong.
  • Raise a glass to Old Worthington. Cheers! You can’t have great food without great drinks, right? Thankfully, a wonderful selection of specialty beer and wine will be available in the parking lot in front of House Wine. 
  • Enjoy fantastic live music. Picnic with the Partnership is excited to feature the music of Matt Steidle throughout the evening. From his original tunes to popular hits we all know and love, you’ll be tapping your feet and singing along to this high-energy performer and his band, Skin Tight.
  • Show off your baking skills. Sign up to contribute a cake, cupcakes or brownies for this year’s old-fashioned cake walk, or enter the strawberry-themed dessert contest. In addition to huge bragging rights, the winning dessert will be featured on The Whitney House menu for the month of July.

Space is limited, so register now to reserve your spot at the picnic table. Purchase a ticket, sponsor the event or make a donation. All proceeds from the picnic will help support the Partnership’s many initiatives and events throughout the year, including the Worthington Farmers Market, the Worthington Wedding Walk, Holiday Open House and Illuminating Shopping.

It's Patio Season in Worthington

It’s patio season, friends! What better way to soak up the warm, spring sun than to enjoy a delicious al fresco meal at one of Worthington’s most sought-after restaurants? Whether you’re looking for gourmet food and spectacular wine or out-of-this world pizza and local craft brews, trust us, there’s a patio with your name on it in Worthington.

Here’s a look at some of the city’s best outdoor dining:

If you’re into wining and dining… 

  • The Worthington Inn – Known for its fresh local cuisine and 19th-century Victorian charm, The Worthington Inn makes it difficult to decide whether to enjoy the new spring menu on the restaurant’s historic porch or under the umbrellas of the lovely patio.
  • La Chatelaine French Bakery and Bistro – Reminiscent of a Parisian café, the patio at La Chatelaine is the perfect place to meet friends for lattes and croissants or to enjoy a romantic meal under the stars. Nestled in the heart of Old Worthington, patrons can enjoy authentic French fare amid the comings and goings of bustling High Street.
  • J. Liu – Featuring fusion-style fine dining and two patio terrace levels, an evening at J. Liu is your go-to date night. From tuna tartare or pork ragout and pappardelle to Mongolian beef, your taste buds will take a trip around the world while you relax in the open air, with cocktail in hand.
  • Harold’s American Grille – Specializing in classic American dishes served alongside expertly paired wines, the folks at Harold’s American Grille invite you to enjoy a meal on their front or back patio. The restaurant frequently hosts wine and beer pairing dinners; simply follow them on Facebook for all the latest information.
  • House Wine – Ask any wine enthusiast and they’ll agree, a crisp glass of rosé tastes better when you can enjoy it outside. The patio at House Wine has been open since late February and is a great place to gather for happy hour, enjoy a pizza with your favorite pour or host a wine and cheese party with friends. 
  • The Old Bag of Nails Pub – Boasting dynamic surf and turf and an outstanding happy hour, the patio at The Old Bag of Nails is a great place to catch up with friends and let your worries drift away. Try the award-winning fish and chips – they’re the best in town!

If pizza and tunes are your jam…

  • Natalie’s Coal-Fired Pizza and Live Music – If authentic, New York style coal-fired pizza and outstanding live music are up your alley, Natalie’s is for you. Seating is subject to availability before and during shows, but unlike inside, there’s no cover charge on the patio.
  • Dewey’s Pizza – A self-described “hip, neighborhood pizza joint with great music, great beer and great pizza,” Dewey’s patio has all the makings of a perfect summer night. Featuring delicious specialty pies and a rapidly rotating selection of local brews, Dewey’s does not disappoint. 
3 Wine Dinners in Worthington

“I enjoy cooking with wine; sometimes I even put it in the food.” ~ Julia Child If you're looking for a place to experience the latest in food and wine pairings, you're in luck. Three Worthington restaurants are currently hosting wine dinners: The Worthington Inn, Harold’s American Grille and The Whitney House. We spoke with the owners at each restaurant, and here's what we discovered about these increasingly popular events.

The Worthington Inn – Wine dinners on the first Wednesday of each month

Best described as a gastronomic adventure, The Worthington Inn’s First Wednesday Wine Dinner includes a seasonal, four-course meal prepared by Executive Chef Mike Waters, served with expertly paired wines chosen by House Wine’s Donnie Austin.

During dinner, Waters and Austin lead an educational discussion about their wine choices for each course. And each month the dinner features a creative theme inspired by the time of year or popular culture, such as Downton Abbey, A Dickensian Christmas and Back to (wine) School.

What's Next? A Low-Country Winter Wine Dinner – Feb. 3 at 7 p.m.

The Worthington Inn

Harold’s American Grille – Wine dinners on the third Tuesday of each month

Harold’s American Grille offers guests the chance to experience Chef Steve Muntean’s unique take on classic American dishes paired with a variety of hand-selected wines. Here, too, each dinner includes an educational discussion about the chef's choice of pairings.

In addition to wine, the restaurant will soon partner with several local distilleries and breweries to create the perfect match of food and spirit—or food and brew. During these events, an expert from the distillery or brewery will be on hand to discuss the creative pairings and share the ancient and modern history of the beverage.

What's Next? A wine pairing dinner on Feb. 22.

Harold’s American Grille

The Whitney house – Occasional wine or brew pairing dinners

An upscale yet casual restaurant that pays homage to the Sunday dinners of your childhood, The Whitney House also knows a thing or two about wine and beer pairings. Since its grand opening last year, the restaurant has hosted a series of multi-course pairing dinners, prepared by Executive Chef Maxwell Avon, that feature popular wineries and distributors like Heidelberg Distributing Company, Montinore Estate, Madtree Brewing Company and Rhinegeist Brewery.

What's Next? Follow The Whitney House on Facebook for announcements about upcoming dinners.

The Whitney House

Convention & Visitors Bureau of Worthington

Worthington, Ohio, offers a variety of activities, attractions, specialty shops and dining options for visitors of all ages and interests. The Convention & Visitors Bureau of Worthington is your resource for all the latest information, including the event calendar at VisitWorthingtonOhio.com. You can also follow us on Facebook at Visit Worthington Ohio.