DIFFA's Dining by Design returns to Columbus this month. The weekend-long gala fundraiser kicks off on the evening of Friday, Oct. 16, with Cocktails by Design.

Cocktailers will preview the fabulous table installations and mingle as they sip Stolichnaya Elit cocktails and Castello di Gabbiano wines paired with tastes from Dine Originals Columbus eateries.

Just announced -- the Cocktails by Design menu:

Alana's Food and Wine Thai Chile Lime Beef in Bamboo

Barcelona Restaurant and Bar Pintxos Gilda (a skewer of basque pepper, oliva and anchovy) Pan con Tomato Jamon (toasted baguette with tomato and spanish cured ham) Piquillo con Atun (piquillo peppers stuffed with spanish tuna)

The Clarmont Smoked Chicken Pate on crisp Butterchip Pickles and Potato Crisp

Cotters Restaurant Asian Ahi Tuna Wonton Chip

DeepWood House-made Pancetta & Herb Chevre stuffed Gougeres.

Due Amici Braised veal brachiole with tomato jam

G. Michael's Bistro Lamb Lollipops Pulled Pork Sliders Tuna Tartare

The Refectory Sea Scallop Pomponette with a Bonne Femme Sauce

Rigsby's Kitchen Focaccia Crostini with Cannellini Bean Puree topped with Sambuca-Rosemary Marinated Shrimp, Wrapped in Prosciutto

Tip Top Kitchen & Cocktails Corn fritters topped with cilantro-lime sour cream and smoked salmon

Trattoria Roma Butternut squash & coconut spelt cakes with smoked peppers (vegan) Baked pasta with braised calamari Hazelnut cinnamon creme brule Tiramisu