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Jun 26, 2006 1 min read

Outstanding in the Field

Outstanding in the Field
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Okay, I have wanted to go to one of these for sooooo long—have you heard about the ~OUTSTANDING IN THE FIELD~ events? They celebrate local farmers with white-linen dinners set between the soil and the sky surrounded by the fields that produced the bounty for the table. This Sunday will have Nate Appleman of A16 trucking up to Petaluma for this Outstanding in the Field dinner at County Line Harvest Farm. Host farmer David Retsky will show guests around the farm before everyone sits down for a family-style meal at Outstanding's long table in the fields. Nate will prepare the five-course feast on-site in Outstanding's al fresco kitchen. (Carlo Petrini, the Italian founder of the Slow Food movement, called A16 "the first Italian restaurant I like -- outside of Italy.") Sonoma wines will be poured with each course.

The menu:

  • Grilled oysters with lemon
  • Little gem lettuce, radishes, farm eggs and rabbit kidneys
  • Zucchini and squash blossom salad with sheep’s milk ricotta, cherry tomatoes and mint
  • Grilled Devil’s Gulch Ranch rabbit and liver sausage with rosemary, savory, garlic, and wild arugula
  • Raspberries and melon with Sonoma wildflower honey and Cowgirl Creamery cottage cheese

    This is the second of six OTF dinners in California before the Outstanding crew hits the road for their 3rd cross-country tour. See the schedule for the California Series below.

    July 8 – Corralitos, Santa Cruz County
    Host farmer: Thomas & Constance Broz, Live Earth Farm, Corralitos, CA
    Chef: Justin Severino, The Ol’factory Cafe, Sand City
    Wines from Martin Alfaro Winery & Alfaro Family Vineyards

    July 16 – Point Reyes Station – West Marin County
    Host farmer: David Evans, Marin Sun Farms, Point Reyes, CA
    Chef: Daniel Long, de Young Museum Café, San Francisco
    Wines TBA

    July 21 – Half Moon Bay Sea Cove – San Mateo County
    Host fisherfolk: Hans & Heidi Haveman, H&H Fish
    Chef: Lewis Rossman, Cetrella Bistro & Café, Half Moon Bay, CA
    Wines TBA

    Outstanding in the Field
    Sunday July 9
    County Line Harvest Farm

    $150, all-inclusive
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