One of my cousins posted a link to this on Facebook and it sounds pretty cool. You get to go to a farm, and probably sit in the fields and eat a presumably delicious dinner. There’s even a couple of events in BC (July 9, Pemberton; July 10, Aldergrove). It really sounds like something that Karin would totally love to do, and that it would be fun. Unfortunately there’s a downside: the price. The BC events are $190/person, which might be justifiable for the experience but is not something that I think I could justify in the near future. If someone out there goes, let us know how it is/was.
WHAT WE DO
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.