Written by: Steve Stover
Date: July 31, 2014

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.