DinnerLab Review - Columbus - September 11th
DinnerLab is one of the coolest supper clubs you can ever be a part of. You buy tickets to attend a singular and original event in which a great chef will cook you a 5 course tasting menu in a fun one of a kind location. Every dinner is one of a kind and so much fun.
Each event is setup in a new location in town and they don't tell you until the night before.
For this event they hosted in The Open Door Art Studio. It's located in Grandview, Ohio and is dedicated to providing art education and services to individuals with developmental disabilities.
It was a wonderful location and one of the most inspiring dinners yet held.
The chef tasked for the dinner was Chef Jonathan Olson who is currently working at The Black Creek Bistro here in Columbus, Ohio.
The theme for the dinner was "90 Mile Dinner". It was a concept exploration of food and drink found within a 90 mile radius of Columbus, Ohio.
Late summer Vegetables
celery root soubise | puffed rice | truffled ponzu vinaigrette
I enjoyed the refreshing taste of the vegetables in the vinaigrette. It was a nice mix of savory flavors.
Watershed Bourbon-Soaked Trout
shaved fennel salad | pickled & pressed cantaloupe | toasted brioche | bourbon aioli
I didn't exactly get the cantaloupe but the trout was wonderful when paired with the bourbon aioli.
Swainway Cedar Roasted Mushrooms
creamy Shagbark grits | charred corn & sprouts | tomato coulis
I didn't enjoy this course very much. I'm not a fan of mushroom so it was hard to enjoy the grits.
Braised Sattleberk Pork
pommes aligot | cauliflower & currant succotash | boquerones vinaigrette
Pork is always delicious and this was perfectly braised and paired well with the pommes aligot which is basically a cheesy potatoes.
Vanilla Sponge Cake
lavender blueberries | late harvest raspberries | sugared almonds | Brothers Drake sabayon
What a wonderful ending to a fine meal. The light sponge cake with fresh fruit tasted great.
I really enjoyed the location and the chance to be introduced to this art studio.
The food was good and the conversations we had with others at the table were fun.
For more information and to sign up check out DinnerLab.com!