Near North Bourbon Trail

Join us for an exclusive event where the Cameron Mitchell Restaurants team will take you on a culinary tour of our four Short North Restaurants (Martini Modern Italian, Marcella’s, The Guild House and The Pearl). You will be the first to experience our new Near North Bourbon Trail program, a culinary twist on the Bourbon Trail. Experience a tasting-size specialty cocktail from our own barrel of Old Forester, paired with a featured appetizer showcasing the talent of our restaurant chef teams in The Short North Arts District. Hear directly from the restaurant teams to learn firsthand the inspiration behind each individual pairing. You will also receive a gift at the end of the evening as a token of our appreciation.

Purchase your ticket for the restaurant location you would like to start the Near North Bourbon Trail. Bring your ticket and check-in at that restaurant entrance to enjoy your first tasting (seats are limited to 20 at each location to provide a more intimate experience). Cameron Mitchell Restaurant associates will then guide guests to walk to the next stop on the Bourbon Trail and to continue until all groups have experienced all four stops on the Near North Bourbon Trail.

Parking: Valet service available at restaurants for a fee or self-parking is available throughout the Short North Arts District.

Tickets are limited – PURCHASE TICKETS NOW
*Must be 21 to purchase tickets.

The Near North Bourbon Trail will include four 30-minute stops, including:

Martini Modern Italian

445 N. High St., Columbus ,OH 43215

Vincino – Old Forester, Averna, Watershed Nocino, Orange Marmalade, Bitters
Risotto – Gorgonzola Dolce, Roasted Figs in Port Wine Mustard Reduction, Arugula, Orange Zest, Candied Walnuts


615 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215

Amalfi Bourbon – Old Forester, Passion Fruit Puree, Black Pepper, Fresh Lemon, Peach Bitters
Pork Belly Gnocchi – Juniper Braised Pork Belly, Rosemary Cream, Apricot, and Currant Chutney

The Pearl

641 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215

Pearl of Prohibition – Old Forester, Mirin Sake, Lime Juice, Poppy Seed Tamarind
Duck Pot Stickers – Bok Choy, Seared Mushrooms, Pickled Fresno Chilies, Ponzu Teriyaki Sauce

The Guild House

624 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215

Peach Whiskey – Old Forester, Peach & Pecan Shrub, Sweet Vermouth, Fresh Lemon, Chinese Bitters, Cracked Black Pepper
Rock Shrimp – Andouille Sausage, Sweet Corn Pudding, Chili Oil, Roasted Peppers, Peach Compote, Pecan Smoke

About the Near North Bourbon Trail

Our team traveled to Kentucky to select a single barrel of Old Forester Bourbon as unique as our Short North restaurants. After tasting several barrels together, we selected our favorite to feature exclusively at our four Short North restaurants.

Our restaurant associates then collaborated to create a libation featuring our unique bourbon and a complementary appetizer showcasing their culinary talents.