Roundup: Drink (and food) options to celebrate New Year's Eve
The general consensus is that we're ready to say goodbye to 2016. But we can finish out the year on a high note with a little camaraderie, some good food and plenty of first-rate drinks. Consider one of these options for ringing in 2017.
2971 N. High St., Clintonville
Lineage hosts the most definitive see-you-later (putting it politely) to the year with its Forget You, 2016! party. The evening is aimed at putting 2016 to bed and welcoming in 2017 on a positive note. In addition to regular menu items, the brewery will be serving specialty dishes and tapping unique beers, all supplemented by trivia, live music and a champagne toast.
The Barn at Rocky Fork Creek
1370 E. Johnstown Rd., Gahanna
The Barn's spacious digs will play host to a New Year's Eve prix fixe menu. On tap are dishes like scallops and braised beef, filet, red snapper and more. A visit to The Barn affords you the opportunity to sample from an extensive bourbon collection, including some crafted specifically for the restaurant. The night's dinner also features a bourbon cranberry smash cocktail.
901 Oak St., Olde Towne East
Dubbing itself an "urban boutique winery," Camelot Cellars relocated this year from the Short North and seems to be flourishing in the new digs. This New Year's Eve it'll again host an Old Hollywood masquerade ball with music, wine, food from Aloha Streatery (which took over the winery's kitchen this year), a photo booth and more. Proceeds benefit Fashion Week Columbus.
Wolf's Ridge Brewing
215 N. Fourth St., Downtown
For New Year's Eve, Wolf's Ridge offers a prix fixe menu priced at $55 per person. Courses range from confit pork cheeks to butternut squash soups, lamb racks to sea scallops and cheese plates to lemon tarts, all served up in a well-appointed restaurant space with plenty of house brews on hand.
4640 Wyandotte Dr., Gahanna
This family-run winery hosts a small celebration pairing six courses with six of its house-made wines. Pricing is $150 per couple for the event, which should be an intimate way to welcome the new year in good company - while raising a glass or two.