Ohio Sweethearts

January 22nd, 2011    •  by Bethia    •   38 Comments »

If you think that our dessert tour is for people with a sweet tooth, then this is going to blow your mind. Luckily we have two free tickets to give away!

The Hills Market is offering a chance to taste 17 of the best desserts Ohio has to offer paired with some of their favorite beverages. On Friday, February 4th, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m, you can taste the best of Ohio’s sweets paired with libations from the heartland (and beyond) at a tasting event that benefits Mended Little Hearts, a new support program for parents of children with heart defects and heart disease.

Each ticket includes seventeen dessert samples and six drink tickets and additional drink tickets will be available for sale: 4 for $5. Live music by The Salty Caramels will fill the store as you decide on your favorite dessert and drink combinations.

Participating Ohio Sweethearts:

Brother’s Drake Meadery
Buckeye Brittle
Dorothy Lane’s Killer Brownies
Glad Annie’s Baklava
Gluten Free You & Me
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Lexi Loo Sweets & Treats
The Lounging Gourmet Elixers (A new series of elixers from Cleveland, Ohio)
Lucky Penny Farms
Madisono’s Gelato & Sorbet
Pattycake Bakery
Peavey Square
Pistacia Vera (They’ll be making a new macaron specifically for this event)
Purple Turtle
Rockmill Brewery
Snowville Creamery
The Suisse Shop Bakery
Sweet Tooth Cottage
Taste Weavers
Veriano Fine Foods & Spirits (A New Albany based Italian Liqueur)

There will be a raffle including a pair of tickets to our February 12th  All Desserts Food Tour and a dozen roses from Hills Market’s Floral Shoppe.

Reservations are required for this event. Tickets cost $25 which includes a donation to Mended Little Hearts. You can make yours today by e-mailing manager@thehillsmarket.com or calling 614.846.3220.

If you would like to enter to win two free tickets to Ohio Sweethearts leave a comment and tell us what your favorite Ohio dessert is.

A winner will be picked at random. Entries close at noon on Wednesday January 26th.


38 Comments to “Ohio Sweethearts”

  1. Jeni’s ice cream…favorite flavor changes with mood and season…

  2. Tom Ewers
    January 22, 2011

    My favorite dessert is Jeni’s Ice Cream or a cream puff at Schmidt’s Sausage Haus.

  3. Dark chocolate ice cream from Jeni’s will always have a special place in my heart.

  4. Jeni’s Ice Cream of course!

  5. Pistacia Vera’s pistachio macaron

  6. Wow a hard decision. I love Lemon & Blueberry yogurt from Jeni’s and the macarons from Pistacia Vera.

  7. Favorite Ohio dessert — whoopie pies from Pattycake Bakery.

  8. I don’t think anything beats fresh Ohio strawberries and homemade shortcake in the heat of summer, but Taste of Belgium waffles are a close second to shortcake!

  9. True story, last night I dreamt that I had an architecture project due in a few days, and I hadn’t even started. The project involved designing a building of our choice on a lot in an urban neighborhood in San Francisco. After fretting for a long time about having not apparently worked on this project in the weeks we’d had to develop it, I decided to design a two-story building for Jeni’s, with a small, open shop on the first floor and living quarters for Jeni upstairs. I have not been in architecture school for over six years, and I did not know about Jeni’s when I was, but this is what my subconscious came up with. I think it’s safe to say that I’m a fan.

  10. Jeni’s Ice Cream! I love the wide variety of choices available! Delicious!

  11. There are so many great Ohio desserts. My top three favorites are cupcakes from the Suisse Shop, Jeni’s Ice Cream, and Rogue Bakery cookies.

  12. what an amazing giveaway! my favorite ohio dessert is jeni’s ice cream: a trio salty caramel, buckeye state and backyard mint.

  13. So hard to choose… a few of my favorites include Brown Butter Almond Brittle ice cream from Jeni’s, the Chocolate Bombe from Pistacia Vera, and the Black and White cookies from the Suisse Shop.

  14. Sharon Pallas
    January 22, 2011

    Can’t wait to sample what Ohio has to offer!

  15. Carrot Cake Cupcakes from Pattycake Bakery!

  16. Jeni’s black raspberry and sweetcorn ice cream!

  17. So many to choose from… Sassafras Cookies, Just Pies, Jeni’s Icecream…

  18. Pistacia Vera’s chocolate bomb! Mmm…

  19. I really love chocolates. Columbus is lucky to have so many good chocolatiers but I think that Pure Imagination at North Market is my favourite- they have such interesting and wonderful flavours!

  20. Nicky Gallagher
    January 23, 2011

    Gotta go with Jeni’s. The chocolate macaroon is like nutella on steroids!

  21. megan green
    January 24, 2011

    Pure Imagination has the most decadent chocolates. I love their turtle pretzel sticks. So good

  22. My absolute favorite is definitely Jeni’s Queen-City Cayenne Ice Cream

  23. Julie Miller
    January 24, 2011

    It’s a toss up between Jeni’s salty caramel and dark chocolate and
    the BEST dark chocolate cookie from Pistacia Vera!

  24. Favorite Ohio dessert – a home made trifle bowl, made with Sugar Daddies pocket change!

  25. Pattycake Bakery’s Chocolate Cupcake or Pistacia Vera’s Pate de Fruit. Delicious!

  26. Loren McCauley
    January 24, 2011

    Brother’s Drake Meadery – nothing like it to warm you up on a cold day.

  27. Rhubarb pie made fresh from my mom’s garden in Licking County, Ohio! From a restaurant, probably fresh baklava from Yanni’s in Westerville.

  28. Jeni’s Trio: roasted pear riesling, savannah buttermint and the meyer lemon blueberry…they are very different so i never have to make up my mind.

  29. Jeni’s Pumpkin Five-Spice or the glazed sour cream donut at DK Diner

  30. Jeni’s Askinosie chocolate

  31. Just Pies cherry pie

  32. The Suisse Shop…got our wedding cake there!!!

  33. Pam’s Popcorn – Caramel Corn!

  34. Some of my favorite Ohio Desserts include the Killer Brownies from West Point Market in Akron, the buttermilk donuts from Donald’s in Zanesville and the Rouge et Noir (Red & Black) Sweet Crepe with strawberries, dark chocolate and bananas added from Crepes De Luxe at West Side Market in Cleveland.

  35. Jeni’s of course!

  36. My favorite dessert from local bakeries in Cbus are sugar cookies from Sweet Tooth Cottage and Chocolate Drizzle Cake from Suisse Shop! 🙂

  37. Felicity
    January 25, 2011

    Favorite dessert: Baklava at Lavash

  38. Moretti’s used to make a fresh orange cream cake that was the stuff of fairy tales. I will not rest until they bring it back or share the recipe.

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