Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Outstanding in the Field

Can you imagine how cool this would be on the Gettysburg Battlefield? Come on, some clever person out there could easily organize this!!!! I think I am going to forward the info from Outstanding in the Field to the Friends of Gettysburg.....we have some great resources around here-think Sidney in East Berlin or Pomona's in Biglerville. And, if it didn't work out at the battlefield, well, there are endless sites to hold such an affair; how about Quaker Valley Orchards or Hauser Winery....(I know, I know, its the event planner in me.)

I wish there was a way to figure out how I could personally afford to attend this with a few close friends-what a fabulous way to celebrate, well, life, of course! An evening that would be well spent with friends, good food and a gorgeous setting. The closest event to us will be either Hamburg, PA or Upperville, VA or Rehoboth Beach, DE.I love the idea of getting together with a large number of people and celebrating a few of the many things I feel most strongly about in life- food and local agriculture. Note the beautiful locations and humble, rustic decorations....Here is an excerpt from their site:
"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".

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