I’m so excited for next month! After two years of reading about Outstanding in the Field , one of my great friends Nick (who hosted A Garden Party) and her husband Sash are doing a double date for Outstanding in the Field. I read about it two or three years ago in one of the magazines I receive, (I can’t remember if it was Food and Wine) but I ripped the picture out and saved it in my Things To Do file. It celebrated two of my favorite things: food and wine. The company travels around the country to various farms and cities and offers a beautiful dinner using a local chef, fruits and veggies, cheeses, and wines. They set up a long table and guests bring their own plates, which I’m sure adds interest and fun conversation to the table. Meals are served family style and make me hungry just viewing some of the menus and food they’ve served in the past. The company has grown significantly over the last few years and their venues sell out immediately.
My girlfriend and I were hanging out Friday night and she mentioned they had added another event in Los Angeles at Wattle Farms. We were looking it up when I got a comment from Michael from Inspired By Charm on my blog, I was so excited about getting a comment from an East Coaster that we clicked over to his blog. We were reading some of his posts when we stumbled upon one for Outstanding in the Field. We were like this is a sign! After reading his post, we filled out the ticket request and hit send (it didn’t help we had a little wine too). His blog post sealed the deal for us. You have to read his recap. He shares with his readers a detailed overview of his experience with some wit and humor mixed it. Make sure you check out Michael’s blog post at Inspired By Charm, if it doesn’t go right to the Outstanding in the Field post you can search by date, it is listed under September 1, 2010. We’re are so excited about attending the event in October and I look forward to sharing with you all the yummy foods and wonderful people we hope to meet.
The Famous Bus that travels to all the events.
Pictures of the table they use at all the events, the concept is the same at each location but the back drop and landscaping are all different. I love it. I can’t wait to see what ours looks like.
Each menu (see above) is customized for each venue. Yummy food below based on local ingredients. No event is alike.
I can’t wait to meet new people, especially that have a passion for food and wine. My boyfriend will be in panic mode as he is so shy.
I’m curious, if any of you have attended an event? If so, I would love for you to comment (click below)
and let me know about your experience. Did you like it? What was your favorite part?
Photo Credits: Outstanding in the Field via Facebook, Flicker, and Northern Virginia Magazine