Friday, May 8, 2009

Outstanding in the Field 2009 North American Farm Dinner Tickets On Sale TODAY!

Blondie and I have long wanted to attend one of Outstanding in the Field's Farm Dinners. Dinner in a field with local food, local wine and local producers sounds like an ideal evening to us. Their cross country tour this year will take them throughout the US and to Eastern Canada for 54 events many of which are already sold out. But take heart, they've recently added some new events across the country, including an additional dinner in Manhattan and the tickets go on sale this morning...

Here are the additions to the tour:

Tickets will go on sale TODAY Friday, May 8 at 9 am PST/12 noon EST.

Saturday, June 20, 2009
McGrath Family Farm, Camarillo (Ventura County), CA
Host Farmer: Phil McGrath & Family, McGrath Family Farm
Guest Chef: Tim Kilcoyne, The Side Car Restaurant, Ventura

Saturday, August 29, 2009
La Plaza Cultural Community Garden, Manhattan, NY
Host Gardener: Ross Martin, La Plaza Cultural
Guest Chef: Jason Weiner, Almond NYC, NYC

Sunday, October 4, 2009
Talus Wind Ranch, Galisteo (Santa Fe County), NM
To Benefit Kitchen Angels
Host Farmer: Tim Willms, Talus Wind Ranch
Guest Chef: David Sellers, Amavi, Santa Fe

Sunday, November 22, 2009
Pie Ranch Foraging Dinner, Pescadero (SF Bay Area), CA
Host Farmers: Jered Lawson and Nancy Vail, Pie Ranch
Guest Chef: Peter Armellino, The Plumed Horse, Saratoga

The Sunday, August 30th dinner at La Plaza Cultural Community Garden in Manhattan with Host Farmer Ross Martin and Guest Chef: Josh Eden, Shorty's 32, is already sold out and I expect the Saturday tickets will go quickly. There are still open spots for the August 26th and August 27th dinners at Queens Farms.

At around $200 per person tickets are definitely a splurge, but well worth it. The price of the dinner includes a five course meal with wine pairings, all gratuities, and a 30-45 minute tour of the farm. During the meal, the local producers who provided ingredients for the menu have a chance to talk to the guests about their craft. Sounds pretty sweet if you ask me!

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