March

4 First Wednesday Wine Dinner

The Worthington Inn

On the first Wednesday of every month, The Worthington Inn offers a four-course dinner with wine pairings. Advance tickets are $65 per person. worthingtoninn.com

4 Wednesday Originals

Participating Dine Originals restaurants

Columbus restaurants offer special dining experiences the first Wednesday of each month, ranging from tastings to themed wine dinners. dineoriginalscolumbus.com

8 Souper Heroes: Kids in Harmony

Zauber Brewing

This free, potluck-style gathering showcases homemade soups. This event will feature parent-kid soup-making teams.

nochefsallowed.com

12 Cooking Class: Tacos with a Twist

The Hills Market Worthington

This themed class includes take-home recipes, dinner and three glasses of wine. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $45.

thehillsmarket.com

17 100-Point Beer Tasting & Pairing

Spagio

This dinner will feature three courses and five to eight hand-picked craft beers, available individually or as part of a flight. Reservations are required. spagio.com

21 Fairytale Luncheon

Columbus Zoo & Aquarium

Enjoy a catered lunch and a performance of "Sleeping Beauty" by Columbus Children's Theatre. Tickets are $30 for zoo members and $40 for nonmembers.

columbuszoo.org

22 Sunday Assemblies with the CSO

Mozart's Bakery and Piano Cafe

Enjoy light refreshments from the Mozart's kitchen while listening to a small ensemble of musicians from the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. mozartscafe.com

23

Columbus Knife Fight Club

At The Commissary on March 23, two local chefs will test their skills in a head-to-head competition at the latest installment of the Columbus Knife Fight Club. The competitors, Brooke Kinsey of Bleu & Fig Catering and Steve Redzinak of Sophie's Gourmet Pierogi, will have an hour to build scratch dishes from a mystery pantry provided by Gordon Food Service. The reward: bragging rights.

The judges and event organizers-Catie Randazzo (Challah!), Matthew Heaggans (formerly of Swoop! Food Group) and Kate Djupe (The Commissary)-have taken inspiration from Food Network shows like "Chopped" and "Iron Chef."

"It's really just a great chance for chefs to get together and show their skill sets," Randazzo says. "It's also a great way for them to experiment in styles outside of what they may be known for doing."

Randazzo is also planning a pre-show face-off between local bartenders from spots like Curio and The Sycamore, she says. The bartenders will remain on hand during the event to mix cocktails for guests, and several local food trucks are also expected to set up shop.

Event tickets are available on The Commissary website for $10. Another event is already in the works for April, Randazzo says, featuring guest judge Simon Majumdar of Food Network's "Cutthroat Kitchen." Eventually, Randazzo hopes to host a March Madness-style tournament featuring all of the Knife Fight Club winners to date.thecommissarycolumbus.com

-Anthony Dominic

24 Cooking Class: Mastering the Grill

The Hills Market Worthington

This themed class includes recipes, dinner and three glasses of wine. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $45. thehillsmarket.com

26 A World of Red & White Wine Blends wine dinner

Spagio

Spagio's monthly wine dinners feature five courses with five wine pairings. Dinner is at 7 p.m. Reservations are required. spagio.com

26 Adventures in Wine: Cotes du Rhone

The Hills Market Worthington

One Thursday every month, wine director Jan Wilson is joined by a guest expert in presenting six wines and six small plates. Reservations are required. Tickets are $50 per person, plus tax. thehillsmarket.com

April

1 First Wednesday Wine Dinner

The Worthington Inn

On the first Wednesday of every month, The Worthington Inn offers a four-course dinner with wine pairings. Advance tickets are $65 per person. worthingtoninn.com

4 Wednesday Originals

Participating Dine Originals

Columbus restaurants offer special dining experiences the first Wednesday of each month, ranging from tastings to themed wine dinners. dineoriginalscolumbus.com

7 Souper Heroes: Smokin' Soups

Location TBD

This free, potluck-style gathering showcases homemade soups. This event will feature the team from ManBQue Columbus.

nochefsallowed.com

9 The Fantastic Wines of France

Spagio

Spagio's monthly wine dinners feature five courses with five wine pairings. Dinner is at 7 p.m. Reservations are required. spagio.com

10 Wild Crush Wine Opener

Walter Commons at St. Charles Preparatory School

Sample international and domestic wines alongside hors d'oeuvres made by area restaurants at this fundraiser benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. for VIP ticket holders ($125) and 7 p.m. for general admission ticket holders ($75). cff.org

11 Moonlight Market

Gay Street, between High and Third streets

Starting at 6 p.m. the second Saturday of every month, dozens of local vendors line Gay Street for an evening of shopping under the stars. moonlightmarketcolumbus.com

23 Frank Family Winery Dinner

Spagio

This dinner event will showcase the portfolio of this tiny Napa Valley winery specializing in cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay and zinfandel. Reservations are required. spagio.com

23 Adventures in Wine: Ace of Spain

The Hills Market Worthington

One Thursday every month, wine director Jan Wilson is joined by a guest expert in presenting six wines and six small plates. Reservations are required. Tickets are $50 per person, plus tax. thehillsmarket.com

25 Italian Liberation Day Smackdown

The Hills Market Worthington

Twelve wines by Domaine Select Wine Estates and Vias Imports Ltd. will be served along with light hors d'oeuvres. The event runs from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $35. Reservations required. thehillsmarket.com

May

6 First Wednesday Wine Dinner

The Worthington Inn

On the first Wednesday of every month, The Worthington Inn offers a four-course dinner with wine pairings. Advance tickets are $65 per person. worthingtoninn.com

4 Wednesday Originals

Participating Dine Originals

Columbus restaurants offer special dining experiences the first Wednesday of each month, ranging from tastings to themed wine dinners. dineoriginalscolumbus.com

5 Souper Heroes: Grand Finale

Location TBD

This free, potluck-style gathering showcases homemade soups. This event will close the Souper Heroes season. nochefsallowed.com

7 Chemistry of Cooking

COSI

Get hands-on in COSI's test kitchen during this adults-only event. Concessions and a cash bar will also be available. cosi.org

7 The Mothers that Made Wine Country

Spagio

Spagio's wine dinners feature five courses with five wine pairings. Dinner is at 7 p.m. Reservations are required. spagio.com

7 Taste of Dine Originals

Capital University Field House

This fundraiser will feature tastings from participating Dine Originals Columbus restaurants, as well as wine, cocktails and a silent auction. dineoriginalscolumbus.com

7 Moonlight Market

9 Gay Street, between High and Third streets

Starting at 6 p.m. the second Saturday of every month, dozens of local vendors line Gay Street for an evening of shopping under the stars. moonlightmarketcolumbus.com

10 Sekoia Yoga Mother's Day Brunch

The Kitchen

Treat Mom to a light wellness workout followed by brunch. The event, featuring instructors from Yoga on High, runs 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person.

thekitchencolumbus.com

16 Apron Gala

North Market

Enjoy food and drink samples from market merchants at this festival, the North Market's biggest fundraiser. northmarket.com

21 Cakebread wine dinner

Spagio

This dinner event will showcase the portfolio of Napa Valley-based Cakebread Cellars. Reservations are required. spagio.com

23 Salmon Roast

The Hills Market Worthington

More than 1,000 pounds of salmon will be grilled for sandwiches at this outdoor cookout. Roasted portobello and provolone sandwiches will be available for vegetarians. Additionally, ice cream, coleslaw, hot dogs, chips, cookies, wine and beer will also be offered. The Winchester Steel Co. will provide music. The event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. No reservations required. thehillsmarket.com

28 Adventures in Wine: Thrill of the Grill

The Hills Market Worthington

One Thursday every month, wine director Jan Wilson is joined by a guest expert in presenting six wines and six small plates. Reservations are required. Tickets are $50 per person, plus tax. thehillsmarket.com