17 May 2010

Outstanding in the Field

This post has nothing to do with interior design but is so worth sharing.  When I first read about this organization and their events, I thought it was one of the best ideas ever.  It's called Outstanding in the Field--
Our mission 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 – literally a restaurant without walls. Since 1999 we have set the long table at farms or gardens, on mountain tops or in sea caves, on islands or at ranches. Occasionally the table is set indoors: a beautiful refurbished barn, a cool greenhouse or a stately museum. Wherever the location, the consistent theme of each dinner is to honor the people whose good work brings nourishment to the table.
Ingredients for the meal are almost all local (sometimes sourced within inches of your seat at the table!) and generally prepared by a celebrated chef of the region. After a tour of the site, we all settle in: farmers, producers, culinary artisans, and diners sharing the long table.
I've always loved a good dinner party and these sound amazing.  I would love to be seated in a field/beach/museum by candlelight with lots of new people around all sharing the same exquisite experience.  For more information and tickets click here.
photos from outstanding in the field

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