You all know what a big fan I am of ~OUTSTANDING IN THE FIELD~ events (my favorite meal of 2006, and it's not like I don't eat out a lot). Well, the OITF folks are back from their U.S. road trip and are hosting a couple more alfresco dinners before it gets too wet and cold out. Coming up on November 5 is a harvest feast event at Canvas Ranch (in the Two Rock Valley west of Petaluma) with farmer Deborah Walton, and guest chef Duskie Estes of the Zazu and Bovolo restaurants in Healdsburg. After a tour of the farm, guests will sit down for Chef Estes' harvest meal of hearty Tuscan comfort foods, sharing the table with other local farmers providing ingredients for the meal. The five-course dinner will be paired with wines from Chateau St. Jean.
A portion of the dinner proceeds will benefit North Coast Grown, a farm-to-school program working to get fresh, local fruits and vegetables into schools and connect children to their food through school gardens and hands-on experiences with growing, harvesting, and cooking.
And coming up on December 3 is the Santa Cruz Mountains Foraging Dinner, with host farmer Eliseo Ranch, in Bonny Doon (guest chef: TBA).
Outstanding in the Field
Canvas Ranch Dinner
Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006
$150 per person, all inclusive, five courses with wine
Make reservations online
or call 831-247-1041