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.

The Studio at The Kitchen

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!

The Kitchen Birthday Packages

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.

Cbusfoodbloggers Ohio Proud.

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.

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Are you kitchen me? 🍽// 📍The Kitchen ~ When it comes to hosting cute & intimate dinner parties where attendees are seated within centimeters of each other, I’m your girl. But, when it comes to hosting party packages, The Studio at The Kitchen is the one to call. I was invited to join the lovely team at @thekitchencolumbus for dinner and GUYS, it was fab! We were served the “Ohio Grown, Ohio Proud” birthday package which features a locally sourced menu complete with an Ohio beer flight paired with the courses. I was a big fan of the first course: a corn and bacon chowder. The creaminess and thickness of the soup base paired with the sweetness of the corn and the saltiness of the bacon was perfection. Dip some of that freshly toasted crispy bread into the mixture and you’ll be drooling for more. Many thanks to the team at @thekitchencolumbus for hosting and serving such a delicious meal! Got no plans for your/your boo/your fam/your fur baby’s future bday? Then check out @thekitchencolumbus to ease your planning anxiety with their themed birthday packages. (They have a tapas one that may or may not be calling my name…)

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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.

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Last week I had the opportunity to attend a “birthday party” at @thekitchencolumbus ’ new event space, The Studio, and it was hands down one of the best meals I’ve had in a long time! THE FOOD: The Kitchen team prepared a 4 course meal from one of their birthday packages – an “Ohio Grown, Ohio Proud” theme – where nearly all of the ingredients for each course are sourced locally and taste so, so good. I put the full details on my story, but you’ll have to swipe all the way to the right for my favorite dish. That Ohio Corn & Bacon Chowder was to DIE for 😫 THE SPACE: The Kitchen added their new event space with parties in mind! They have a variety of packages ranging anywhere from $35/person to $55/person. All you do is decide what package you want, invite ya friends, and show up! They take care of the decor, booze, and obviously the food 🍔 Thanks for a fantastic evening, @thekitchencolumbus . I’ll be back!

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Cbusfoodbloggers Apple Galette

Julie (@whereshouldweeat_cbus) Sam (@samsaysyum) Hannah (@columbusdatenightguide)

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!

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Parties are fun 👍. Planning parties is not fun👎. . Last week, I had the opportunity to try out The Studio at @thekitchencolumbus‘s Ohio Grown, Ohio Proud Birthday Package with the @cbusfoodbloggers. . All we had to do was show up, have fun, and eat delicious food! The AMAZING staff at The Kitchen took care of making the space beautiful, serving us a 4-course meal of Ohio-based food, and being there to answer all of our questions! They even accommodated my vegan diet and explained every substitution and dish. . Next time you want to host a party but don’t want to pull your hair out with stress, I 10/10 recommend checking out a birthday package from @thekitchencolumbus. You’ve got better things to focus on anyways. Like, uh, celebrating!!

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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).

The Studio House Cocktails

Vodka Collins, Old Fashioned, Bourbon Smash

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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Phone: (614) 225-8940
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Interested in collaborating on a meetup or becoming a member of the Columbus Food Bloggers group? Please email us at: cbusfoodbloggers@gmail.com.

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