Local Foods Week Tour
local ingredients make for great prepared dishes, and we're going to experience some of the best in town. These chefs know their way around the farmers markets and are exceptionally skilled at bringing out the depths of flavor found only in locally-raised foodstuffs.
Our tour stops are, in order: Skillet, Harvest Pizza, Market 65, Latitude 41, and Knead and there will be a yummy take-home treat from Sassafras Bakery.
Skillet calls itself 'Rustic Urban Food' - not a bad description, actually. They use the best of what's fresh to create sophisticated and flavor-packed renditions of homespun favorites, such as mac & cheese with pulled pork, burgers, and griddled cheese on brioche.
Harvest Pizza has probably made the biggest splash of any new restaurant opening this year. People seeking their exceptional Neapolitan-style pies pack the German Village location almost constantly, and their menu entices with toppings that include produce from the owner's farm.
Market 65 is a local food fan's answer to Chipotle. You can choose from their menu favorites, or create your own salad or wrap, but you'll always know you're getting the freshest quality produce.
Latitude 41 has been quietly been putting out some of the most innovative dishes in town. Don't let the hotel location fool you, Latitude 41's quality far exceeds the typical bland expense account fare often found in such places. It's not unusual to run into Chef David Maclennan at the North Market in the morning, and it's always a treat to see what he'll be doing with his haul in the evening.
Knead wears its local emphasis proudly - a wall mural map of Ohio is marked with the locations of his area providers. A veteran of Tapatio, Crescendo and La Tavola, Chef Rick Lopez's focus at Knead is on upscale diner fare, and he does it as well as anyone in town.
Alcoholic drinks are not included in the tour price but may be available for purchase at a couple of the stops.
We can accommodate vegetarians with advance notice. We may be able to accommodate other dietary restrictions. Please ask.
Schiller Community Center (Schiller Park ) (View)
1069 Jaeger Street.
Columbus, OH 43206