Outstanding in the Field Continues Farm-to-Table Dinners With 2018 Winter Tour
This winter, the ultimate farm-to-table dining series Outstanding in the Field once again brings their crew to warm-weather destinations across North America. As usual, these dinners will bring guests closer to the food source. Taking place at farms or secret sea coves, an Outstanding in the Field dinner features communal dining among stunning backdrops, the freshest produce, and great local chefs. For the 2018 winter season, the team will visit nine new farms and working with six new chefs as well as partnering with favorites from previous years.
The winter tour kicks off on January 6, 2018 with a dinner at Kualoa Ranch in Oahu featuring chef Andrew Le from The Pig and the Lady. The next day the team visits Big Island Area Farm on the island of Hawaii before then heading to the mainland.
There will be quite a few stops in the South, starting with a dinner at Ambrose Family Farm on Wadmalaw Island in South Carolina. The tour will stop in Savannah, GA and moving on to Florida to Gainesville, Orlando, and St. Petersburg, as well as the 13 Mile Seafood oyster farm in Apalachicola, FL where the table will be set along the edge of a mountain of oyster shells.
Two dinners to note are the hurricane benefit dinners. On January 23, there will be a dinner in Key West to benefit Hurricane Irma victims. The dinner will feature chefs from Roostica and Hogfish Bar & Grill. Another benefit dinner will be held on January 31 at Whitehurst Heritage Farm in Cypress, TX near Houston to benefit Hurricane Harvey victims.
After stops near New Orleans in Louisiana and Phoenix in Arizona, the tour will stop near Palm Springs in California with a dinner at Flying Disc Ranch, a date farm in Thermal, CA. The winter series will end on February 10 with a first-time visit in San Miguel de Allende in Guanajuato, Mexico.
Each Outstanding in the Field dinner typically lasts five hours, with a multi-course dinner served family-style with wine pairing.