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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 You can also follow us on Facebook at Visit Worthington Ohio.

The Dog (and Cat!) Days of Summer at The Worthington Inn

dog and cat daysBefore you know it, the dreaded dog days of summer will be upon us. While you might be inclined to crank up the air conditioning and stay inside, The Worthington Inn wants to lure you out for a great meal and a great cause. The Worthington Inn is excited to team up with Ohio Animal Companion for The Dog (and Cat!) Days of Summer. It's easy to get involved. Simply dine at the Inn between August 10 and August 16, and 5 percent of your bill will be donated to the nonprofit. “We are thrilled to partner with this fantastic organization,” said AnnaBell Kinsel, private event sales coordinator with The Worthington Inn and owner of a sweet, little orange kitty cat. “We are inspired by the mission of Ohio Animal Companion and hope the community will join us in supporting them.”

Founded in 2010, Ohio Animal Companion’s mission is three-fold. They tirelessly work to reduce the number of homeless pets in the state of Ohio, provide assistance and education to pet owners, and help promote the efforts of other animal-focused organizations throughout the state. From educational classes, such as Pet First Aid and CPR, to pet food drives, health and wellness information and medical assistance, Ohio Animal Companion is an amazing resource for any pet owner.

In addition to their in-house services, Ohio Animal Companion is proud to support the efforts of numerous other Ohio animal organizations. Check out their website for information about low-cost spay and neuter services, pet loss support groups, educational workshops, dog parks, animal-related events and so much more.

If you’ve never visited The Worthington Inn, you’re in for a treat. Not only does the gourmet menu feature locally sourced ingredients, but you can enjoy al fresco dining on the patio, a quiet evening in the historic dining room or a relaxed meal in the Pub.

In addition to events like The Dog (and Cat!) Days of Summer, the Worthington Inn hosts a special wine pairing dinner once a month, trivia night on Tuesdays in the Pub and live music on Friday nights. So whether you’re interested in a romantic date night, happy hour with friends or a delicious weeknight meal with the family, there's always a reason to visit The Worthington Inn.

The Worthington Inn is located at 649 High Street in the heart of Worthington’s historic downtown. For more information about events like these, check out their website or follow them on Facebook.

For more information about Ohio Animal Companion or to get involved with one of their many community initiatives, visit

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 You can also follow us on Facebook at Visit Worthington Ohio.