Chefs Bill Taibe and Wirt Cook Headline Outstanding in the Field Dinners at The Hickories in Ridgefield, CT

11 Mar

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Outstanding in the Field has been trekking across America since 1999…and they’ve even hit up international destinations in 2011 such as Italy, Spain, Denmark, Great Britain, and Ireland.  So, what exactly is Outstanding in the Field?  It’s literally a moveable feast, but in the form of a Winnebago that travels from farm to farm, location to location, sets up a ginormous table, pulls in some of the area’s best chefs and local food, then puts on an, well, outstanding meal.

When you arrive to an event, you get to mingle, sip on some wine, and taste some appetizers.  From there, you take a guided tour of the farm.  When you’re done, you’ll take a seat at the Outstanding in the Field signature table that stretches for what seems like miles.  From there, you’ll have four courses that are prepared using hyper-local ingredients and that are paired with wine.

Chef Taibe is outstanding in his field...

Chef Taibe is outstanding in his field…

This year, Outstanding in the Field returns to The Hickories in Ridgefield with two events led by host farmer Dina Brewster and two celebrated local chefs.  First up on Thursday, 9/4/14 is Chef Bill Taibe of LeFarm and The Whelk in Westport, CT.  If you’re familiar with Outstanding in the Field, you might remember that Chef Taibe was the featured chef at one of last year’s event, the other was Chef Jason Sobocinski of Caseus.  Or, you could also attend the Friday event on 9/5/14 with Chef Wirt Cook of Redding Roadhouse at the helm.

Both experiences begin at 3 pm, cost $235 (tour, talks, wine, appetizers, dinner, tax, and tip included), and take place at The Hickories in Ridgefield.  Tickets go on sale March 20 at 2 pm, so make sure to be ready to click away and purchase them…these tix go fast!

Here are all the locations for Outstanding in the Field, up until the end of the year:

DATE LOCATION VENUE TICKET STATUS
Sun. May 18, 2014 Davenport, CA Swanton Berry Farm View Details
Sat. May 24, 2014 Nicasio, CA Devil’s Gulch Ranch View Details
Sun. May 25, 2014 Nicasio, CA Devil’s Gulch Ranch View Details
Wed. May 28, 2014 Sonoma, CA SCRIBE Winery View Details
Sat. May 31, 2014 Healdsburg, CA Front Porch Farm View Details
Sun. June 1, 2014 Cloverdale, CA Split Rock Springs Ranch View Details
Sat. June 7, 2014 Bay Area Coast, CA Secret Sea Cove View Details
Sun. June 8, 2014 Bay Area Coast, CA Secret Sea Cove View Details
Wed. June 11, 2014 San Juan Bautista, CA Bonny Doon Vineyard View Details
Sat. June 14, 2014 Capay, CA Capay Organic Farm View Details
Sun. June 15, 2014 Soquel, CA Everett Family Farm View Details
Wed. June 18, 2014 Petaluma, CA County Line Harvest View Details
Sat. June 21, 2014 Carpinteria, CA Coleman Family Farm View Details
Thu. June 26, 2014 Temecula, CA Temecula Olive Oil Company View Details
Fri. June 27, 2014 Temecula, CA Crows Pass Farm View Details
Sun. June 29, 2014 Cardiff, CA Farmer Leo’s View Details
Sat. July 5, 2014 Bay Area Coast, CA Secret Sea Cove View Details
Sun. July 6, 2014 Bay Area Coast, CA Secret Sea Cove View Details
Sat. July 12, 2014 Gaston, OR Ayers Creek Farm View Details
Sun. July 13, 2014 Grapeview, WA Emerald Acres Oysters View Details
Tue. July 15, 2014 Bainbridge Island, WA Tani Creek Farm View Details
Thu. July 17, 2014 Walla Walla, WA Monteillet Fromagerie View Details
Sat. July 19, 2014 Sweet, ID Sweet Valley Organics View Details
Mon. July 21, 2014 Jackson Hole, WY Mead Ranch View Details
Wed. July 23, 2014 Boulder, CO Munson Farms View Details
Fri. July 25, 2014 Raymond, NE Branched Oak Farm View Details
Sat. July 26, 2014 Madison, SD Johnson Farms View Details
Sun. July 27, 2014 Windsor, ND Forager Farm View Details
Wed. July 30, 2014 Delano, MN Riverbend Farm View Details
Sun. August 3, 2014 Baileys Harbor (Door County), WI Waseda Farms View Details
Wed. August 6, 2014 Chicago, IL City Farm View Details
Thu. August 7, 2014 Chicago, IL City Farm View Details
Sun. August 10, 2014 Stoughton, WI Blue Moon Community Farm View Details
Wed. August 13, 2014 St. Joseph, MI Mick Klug Farm View Details
Thu. August 14, 2014 South Haven, MI Seedling Farm View Details
Fri. August 15, 2014 Hudson, OH Thaxton Organic Garlic View Details
Tue. August 19, 2014 Enon Valley, PA Dawson’s Orchards View Details
Fri. August 22, 2014 Craftsbury, VT Pete’s Greens View Details
Sun. August 24, 2014 West Bath, ME Winter Point Oysters View Details
Mon. August 25, 2014 Brookline, MA Allandale Farm View Details
Tue. August 26, 2014 Duxbury, MA Island Creek Oysters View Details
Sat. August 30, 2014 Hope Valley, RI Arcadian Fields View Details
Sun. August 31, 2014 Berkshires, MA Lila’s Farm View Details
Mon. September 1, 2014 Germantown, NY Hearty Roots Community Farm View Details
Wed. September 3, 2014 Skillman, NJ Great Road Farm View Details
Thu. September 4, 2014 Ridgefield, CT The Hickories View Details
Fri. September 5, 2014 Ridgefield, CT The Hickories View Details
Mon. September 8, 2014 Queens, NY Queens Farm View Details
Thu. September 11, 2014 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Grange Farm at the Navy Yard View Details
Fri. September 12, 2014 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Grange Farm at the Navy Yard View Details
Sat. September 13, 2014 Silver Spring, PA Culton Organics View Details
Sun. September 14, 2014 Perkasie, PA Blooming Glen Farm View Details
Thu. September 18, 2014 Martinsburg, WV Orr’s Farm Market View Details
Sun. September 21, 2014 Middleburg, VA Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture at Hunger Run Farm View Details
Mon. September 22, 2014 Sperryville, VA Heritage Hollow Farms View Details
Tue. September 23, 2014 Free Union, VA Free Union Grass Farm View Details
Thu. September 25, 2014 Asheville, NC Asheville-Area Farm View Details
Sat. September 27, 2014 Decatur, GA Love is Love Farm at Gaia Gardens View Details
Sun. September 28, 2014 Decatur, GA Love is Love Farm at Gaia Gardens View Details
Thu. October 2, 2014 Nashville, TN Nashville-Area Farm View Details
Fri. October 3, 2014 Goshen, KY Woodland Farm View Details
Sun. October 5, 2014 De Soto, MO Such and Such Farm View Details
Tue. October 7, 2014 Bonner Springs, KS Crum’s Heirlooms View Details
Thu. October 9, 2014 Hinton, OK Wichita Buffalo Company at Sandy Springs Farms View Details
Sat. October 11, 2014 Dallas, TX Spiceman’s FM 1410 View Details
Sun. October 12, 2014 Cat Spring, TX Animal Farm View Details
Wed. October 15, 2014 Austin, TX Boggy Creek Farm View Details
Fri. October 17, 2014 Floresville, TX Peeler Farms View Details
Tue. October 21, 2014 Gilbert, AZ The Farm at Agritopia View Details
Fri. October 24, 2014 Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas-Area Farm View Details
Tue. October 28, 2014 Los Angeles, CA Wattles Farm View Details
Wed. October 29, 2014 Los Angeles, CA Wattles Farm View Details
Sat. November 1, 2014 Cayucos, CA Abalone Farm View Details
Thu. November 6, 2014 Laguna Beach, CA Laguna Beach Sea Cove View Details
Sat. November 8, 2014 Big Sur, CA Big Sur Secret Location View Details
Sun. November 9, 2014 Pescadero, CA Jacobs Farm View Details
Sat. December 6, 2014 Pescadero, CA Pie Ranch View Details
Sun. December 7, 2014 Pescadero, CA Pie Ranch

 

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