Outstanding in the Field

Saturday, September 17, 2011

After a bit of a hectic travel, moving and personal schedule, I’m very excited to finally be getting caught up on things I’ve been meaning to read and write about. That includes something from an old issue of Vogue called Outstanding in the Field.

The company’s issue is to ”… re-connect diners to the land and the origins of their food, and to honor the local farmers and food artisans who cultivate it.”

Outstanding in the Field is a roving culinary adventure. This group takes long tables and sets them up on mountains, gardens, farms, islands or ranches. Then the theme of the dinner is to honor the people that farmed the food and almost all ingredients are local.

Guests tour the farm and mingle and then once the meal is prepared, the farmers, chefs and foodies sit down and enjoy the meal!

The schedule and tickets to the meals are released on March 20th (the first day of spring) and cost around $180 per person (not including tax). The cost includes wine, passed apps, four seated courses with wine pairing and all gratuities. The producer discussions and a tour of the farm is also included.

If a tour comes by near you, I would recommend checking it out (it’s now on my 2012 to do list). From what I’ve read, it looks like an extremely cool culinary experience and an opportunity to meet some new foodie friends.

(All photos from the Outstanding in the Field Facebook page