Sunday, July 11, 2010

worth saving for

we all have those friends that keep us connected with the "cool" happenings and spots. the ones you know you have to experience.

one of my connections is my friend patti from nyc. she just turned me on to outstanding in the field

the saving begins today.

read below about this amazing event, that may be in your neighborhood soon. i missed the spring bus, and the holiday evens are full, but i will keep my eye out for next spring and hopefully be able to participate.

"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."


A Lasting First Impression said...

That sounds so very cool! I would love to experience an event with that kind of goals and desire to it!

A Perfect Gray said...

great concept...I imagine it would make for a very memorable evening.

Dennice {Fringe} said...

that's all kinds of wonderful, isn't it?

there are so many clever, talented people in this world of ours!

thank you, patti, for being so in-the-know and all-around-awesome :)

gorgeous photos too...xo

brock street said...

keep an eye out in your cities to see if this comes your way.
it would be fun to share an experience like this.
and yes..thanks for all your "coolness patti"

red ticking said...

i love this... patti get's it.

24 Corners said...

Can you just's giving me goosebumps just thinking about sitting at one of those tables.

Thanks to both of you for the tip!

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Dennice {Fringe} said...

i was just thinking (which means you should probably run the other way screaming :))...but seriously, wouldn't it be grand if all of us who love your blog (and you) could get one of these gatherings together? that would be such a dream!


brock street said...

hey fringe-
yes, it would be amazing to have all our blogging friends at one table.

EMILY said...

ooh i just did a post about this a couple weeks ago. I've asked for this for 2 holidays in a row now. no such luck...yet! x