With a mix of small and large plates, Balch's menus both approachable and global. He may venture to the South through dishes like fried green tomatoes with basil-corn pesto or showcase Southeast Asia with Duck Confit Vietnamese spring Rolls. Above all, Balch emphasizes seasonal ingredients and quality seafood like Ahi Tuna, Ohio Trout, and Wild Gulf Prawns.
The former executive chef at The Sycamore is opening Trillium in a spot beloved by Columbus diners: the former home to Alana’s Food & Wine. Balch and partner Michael Kulikowski are shooting for an early June opening.
The executive chef and co-owner of The Sycamore will strike out on his own after taking over the lease at the revered Alana’s Food & Wine.
Columbus Monthly, March 8, 2017