We have set a record with events at The Kitchen with our most recent visit to their sister space, The Studio, as our fourth! Many of us have been there several times independently as well so it’s safe to say the love affair is mutual.
Disclosure: While our food was complimentary, all opinions and photos are our own.
Can you really blame us? They honestly do it all! Including participatory dining, Taco Tuesdays, wine tastings, and a lot of private events (showers, weddings, meetings)! Themes are their strong suit and I am all about a food-themed party as they are my favorite kinds to host at home as well. But if you’re not into the planning, just hand it over to them. All you have to do is show up!
While you can book private events in either of their two spaces, The Studio is the setting for their celebration packages. All you have to do is pick the package that sounds best and book your date -they handle the rest! You’ll show up to their chic space for the best party you’ve ever hosted without any of the planning or cleaning.
We were invited to try their “OHIO GROWN | OHIO PROUD” package featuring a four-course meal created with Ohio grown ingredients with the add-on option of an Ohio beer pairing with each dish. Upon arriving, the beautiful space got us even more excited about what was in store.
The first course was a corn & bacon chowder because you cannot think “Ohio” without corn. The freshness was amazing – this is why eating local is a win-win. This dish was paired with Land Grant Urban Sombrero Lager which was light and easy drinking. It complimented the natural flavors while cutting through all the creaminess.
The second course was an heirloom tomato panzanella salad. The tomatoes and veggies were sourced from Athens county and microgreens from Toledo county. This was paired with the smooth and balanced North High Honey Wheat. It’s malt was the perfect compliment to the fresh tomato flavor.
Pork tenderloin topped with OYO stonefruit vodka cherry reduction with summer vegetable tian and Shagbark Mill soft polenta was the third course. Fun fact: the pork was actually an Ohio State Fair first prize winner! Talk about eating the best. It was paired with Endeavor New World IPA, with herbal hops and tropical fruit flavors. The finish is mildly bitter but is complimented by the intensity of the pork.
And of course you cannot have a party without dessert so the fourth course was an apple galette! The apples were from Cleveland. This dessert was paired with Wolf’s Ridge Raspberry Saison which has a lot of fruit notes like fruit punch which paired well with the spices in the galette.
And in case that wasn’t awesome enough, we had a vegetarian guest and they made a special version of each dish just for her. Don’t ever feel like a burden at The Kitchen due to dietary needs, they actually love accommodating everyone to make sure everyone feels welcome!
For those that require more libations, there was also a cash bar serving up anything your heart desires, including three on theme cocktails: House Vodka Collins (made with OYO vodka), House Old Fashioned (made Middle West straight wheated bourbon), and a Bourbon Smash (made with Middle West straight wheated bourbon).
What events do you have coming up? Contact The Kitchen to book! I’m already thinking of any excuse to go back. Just celebrate being alive!
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Blog Post by:
Erin, The Spiffy Cookie