Outstanding in the Field is dedicated to re-connecting diners "to the land and the origins of their food, and to honor the local farmers and food artisans who cultivate it." A restaurant without walls, its organizers travel across the country and host dinners in various communities, bringing together local food resources and chefs to showcase a region's best. Long dinner tables have been set up in firlds, barns and orchards.
It sounds like an event tailor-made for Utah - community could be the strongest aspect of our growing food scene. The Utah event, Table on the Farm, takes place on Sunday, July 17 in Eden, Utah at Sandhill Farms and Pago's chef Michael Richey is the presiding chef - of course, since farm to table is Scott and Michael's fundamental philosophy.
Over the next month, I'll be posting regular updates on the preparations for this mammoth event - from planning the menu to harvesting the ingredients. Right now, we're glad the weather has finallly turned so the golden beets, purple carrots, fingerlings and sunflowers - not to mention 30 kinds of garlic - will be ready for farmer Pete Rasmussen harvest for Table on the Farm.
Meanwhile, you can buy your tickets here.