I love warmer weather and the chance to entertain outside. It is no surprise then that I am dying to attend one of this year's OUTSTANDING IN THE FIELD dinners. Since 1999 they have set their long table at farms, gardens, on mountain tops, on islands, in cities and at ranches across the US. 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 and generally prepared by a celebrated chef of the region. After a tour of the site, everyone settles in: farmers, producers, culinary artisans, and diners sharing the long table. They are touring the country and seats sell out fast, so check the website for dates in your area.
Photos: Outstanding in the Field, Designtripper, Gastripper, Moormintues