Historical Dinner Club Brings Back The Clarmont For One Night

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Clarmont sign

The Clarmont will be the inspiration for the next Historical Dining Club Columbus event. Photo: Historical Dining Columbus.

The Columbus Historical Society will host its fourth Historical Dinner Club on Tuesday, August 12 from 6 to 9pm at Alana’s Food and Wine. Chef Alana Shock will re-imagine The Clarmont’s menu in a four course dinner of Clarmont favorites, and former owner Thom Coffman will be there to reminisce about his years at the restaurant.

The evening will begin with a brief talk about The Clarmont during cocktails, artifacts and memorabilia will be displayed, and guest will be invited to share their memories about The Clarmont.

The Clarmont closed in January 2012 after 65 years in business; it was considered the first “white tablecloth” restaurant in Columbus. It was famous for its “power breakfasts,” and hosted many notable politicians.

I remember The Clarmont for breakfasts, fresh salads, prime rib and steaks, and seafood, and wonderful pies and other house made desserts.

Previous Historical Dinner Club events have featured The Kahiki, the Jai Lai, and The Maramor. Check out a segment on The Kahiki event by WOSU TV’s Broad & High.

The Historical Dinner Club is held at Alana’s Food and Wine, 2333 N.. High St, Columbus, OH 43202.

The event is limited to 40 guests. The cost is $125 per person, which includes cocktails, dinner, the program, and gratuity. Proceeds go the Columbus Historical Society.

For reservations and more information, check out the Historical Dining Club website.

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Steve Stover is passionate about food. He has taught cooking with Rich Terapak for more than 31 years, and has reviewed restaurants and judged cooking for more than 25 years. He currently teaches cooking at the Franklin Park Conservatory after stints at La Belle Pomme at Lazarus, Columbus State, Sur la Table, and Faire la Cuisine. In addition, he frequently cooks for charity events and speaks to community groups all over Central Ohio. Steve had a weekly restaurant and food commentary program 610 WTVN AM radio from 1996 to 2008. From 1992 to 2004, Steve was the Ohio editor for Zagat Survey, edited five Zagat Survey Ohio editions, and was a contributing editor for several editions of Zagat Survey America’s Top Restaurants. Steve is currently a contributor to Edible Columbus magazine, and a regular guest on WOSU’s Allsides with Ann Fisher. In "real life," Steve retired in January 2012 as the Legislative Counsel for the Ohio State Bar Association, and is involved in numerous community activities.