If you want to spend an evening celebrating local farm to table cuisine, there is no better way than to attend an Outstanding in the Field dinner party. Sign up early….some of the venues sell out fast! Get on the email list and be ready when they announce the new season. Founder and Chef Jim Deneven and his trusted crew travel the country with the mission of reconnecting diners to the land and to the origins of their food. Please enjoy some photos from last nights dinner at the beautiful and impressive Free Union Grass Farm just outside of Charlottesville, VA and then scroll down for a lovely recipe inspired by the event.
Thank you to Erica Hellen and Joel Siezak of Free Union Grass Farm, Ian Boden of Glass Haus Kitchen and the OITF crew for a memorable evening out in the field.
Accommodations for the traveling crew
First a Tour of the Farm
“Sweet Face” a White British/Angus Mix
The guests make their way back to the table
Duck Breasts on the grill
Finding a seat at the table
Getting to know our table-mates
Duck Mole Bolognaise with Grits and Toasted Peanuts
Local wines and fresh brewed beers paired with each course
The talented chefs tour the table after dinner to enthusiastic applause
End of the Summer Tomato Bread Salad with Peppers and Olives
(Please click on photo for recipe)