You may not have heard about Outstanding in the Field, but itâ€™s an exciting culinary adventure that I am just itching to experience. The creators have a mission to reconnect people with the food they eat. They call them restaurants without walls and set up long farm tables in unique places, like in the middle of a vineyard, on a ranch, in a cave, or right by the ocean. We just discovered this but itâ€™s been going on for 20 years. The aim is to bring people as close as possible to the ingredients on their plateâ€“literally so close that they may be grown just a few feet away.
Take a look at the schedule and see if thereâ€™s an event for you. Â Tickets run in the $200 price range and they have been selling out fast. Â If you missed the one you want (we missed the Michael Minna event at Devils Gulch â€“ bummer!) then sign up on the email list so you are sure not to miss out next year.
Outstanding in the Field does many events here in California, but they also travel. How about dining in a vineyard in the Rioja region of Spain? Or sampling some Mahi Mahi, taro, and starfruit at an organic farm on the island of Hawaii? Honey, I think itâ€™s time to plan a vacation!