Dine Originals dinners at Decorators Show House

Shelley Mann, Columbus Alive

There's a neat new dining component to this year's Decorators Show House, a Columbus Museum of Art fundraiser that showcases the work of local interior designers. Dine Originals Columbus has partnered with the event to throw elegant outdoor dinners catered by local restaurants at the Bexley mansion chosen as this year's Show House.

It's a pretty good deal, too, at $35/ticket (and that includes a glass of wine). Tickets can be purchased at, and here's the lineup of menus:

G. Michael's Spring Garden Dinner, April 25

English Pea Vichysoisse with mint oil

Grilled Asparagus with Sweet Corn Johnnycake, gravlax, lemon-tarragon vinaigrette and creme fraiche

Smoked Ohio Lamb Rack with new potato salad and honey-dijon reduction

Grand Marnier-macerated strawberry tartlette with amaretto pastry cream

The Top Steak House's Traditional Maine Lobster Bake, April 30-May 1

1 pound Maine whole lobster

Grilled corn on the cob

Buttered red skin potatoes

Hubbard Grille's Eclectic Taste of the Short North, May 2

1st course: Poached Egg Salad with crispy duck cracklings, mixed pbaby spinach and yellow tomato and mozzarella "eggs"

Entree: Wasabi Soft Shell Crab Rangoon with leek spinach creamy potsticker, Chinese black rice and sweet soy drizzle

Dessert: Funky Monkey Banana Split: gelato, homemade marshmallow, peanuts and hot fudge sauce

Skillet's Heritage & Heirloom Dinner, May 7

Three courses, TBA

The Refectory, May 8

Hors D'oeuvre service

Seafood Coulibiac in Pastry finished with a lobster sauce

Roasted Pork Tenderloin with green peppercorn sauce

Refectory seasonal dessert

Barcelona's Spring in the French Countryside, May 9

Apps: Duck confit on polenta cakes; baby baked brie, blue cheese mouuse on toasted baguette

Salad: Fresh arugula salad with strawberries, dried black mission figs, chevre, candied pecans and a lemon-thyme vinaigrette

Entrees: Pan-seared grouper with lemon beurre blanc; Beef bourguinonne with burgundy demi; Purple potato puree; Haricot verts and baby carrots

Dessert: Rhubarb and strawberry pie with chantilly cream

Columbus Museum of Art's Decorators Show House

April 23-May 12

21 S. Parkview Ave., Bexley

Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday