The Cincinnati Bailliage had a dine around event on March 18, 2019 at the Dolsot Bistro Restaurant in Blue Ash, Ohio. This was the first time the bailliage ventured into Korean cuisine and will likely not be the last. The restaurant is owned by Sung Jung Oh who also owns Sung Bistro in downtown Cincinnati.
Each member brought a bottle of wine per person to sample throughout the evening with the Korean cuisine. The wine was arranged on a large, wooden bar and members started the evening with a buffet of appetizers which paired beautifully with some of the sparkling and lighter wines of the event. Members were then led to cozy booths surrounded by Korean inspired artwork for the served courses.
Multiple courses were then expertly brought by servers who gave accounts of the nuances of each dish. The highlight of the evening was bibimbab dolsot which was a large granite bowl heated to a sizzling 400 degrees and filled with rice, meats or tofu, vegetables, spicy sauce, and an egg all mixed together at the table by the servers.
Members thoroughly enjoyed sampling various wines with each dish and then comparing their favorites with other members of the bailliage. Rounds of praise were given to Mr. Oh and his staff as well as Vice Conseiller Chuck Hong who skillfully coordinated the event. This foray into Korean cuisine was a profound success and will certainly be repeated in the near future.
Graig Smith, Vice Chargé de Presse