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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Still Tickets for Outstanding in the Field Dinners With Kim Alter, Ravi Kapur, Mark Liberman, and More

Posted By on Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 2:00 PM

If you follow farm-to-table dining at all, you've probably heard of Outstanding in the Field, the roving dinner series that teams up with small farms to create fabulous feasts in places where food is grown. Now in its 15th year, the organization recently announced its 2014 schedule, and there are still some tickets to dinners thrown by notable Bay Area chefs like Kim Alter (Plum), Mark Liberman (AQ and TBD), Josh Even (Tosca), Jennifer Puccio (The Cavalier), and Ravi Kapur (Liholiho Yacht Club and upcoming brick-and-mortar).

Tickets range from $215 to $240, so they're not exactly cheap, but though I've never attended one of these dinners myself, I've heard from folks who have that they're every bit as magical as they seem. If anything, it's a testament to the rise of local, sustainable, seasonal ingredients that the organization has brought out more than 65,000 people to its more than 600 events over the past decade and a half -- including the latest dinner on the Coachella grounds.

Outstanding in the Field's upcoming local events are scattered around Northern California. Here are the dinners that still have seats open (the full schedule is on the Outstanding in the Field website):

May 18: Swanton Berry Farm, Davenport

Host farmer: Barrett Boaen / Guest chef: Jim Denevan, OITF founder

May 24: Devil's Gulch Ranch, Nicasio, west Marin

Host farmers: Mark & Myriam Pasternak / Guest chef: Francis Hogan, Bluestem Brasserie, San Francisco

May 25: Devil's Gulch Ranch, Nicasio, west Marin

Host farmers: Mark & Myriam Pasternak / Guest chef: Kim Alter, Plum, Oakland

June 1: Split Rock Springs Ranch, Cloverdale, northern Sonoma

Host farmers: Glen Lajeski & Gerry Etcheverry / Guest chef: Mark Liberman, AQ and TBD, San Francisco

June 11: Popelouchum - Bonny Doon's new estate vineyard, San Juan Bautista

Host vintner: Randall Grahm / Guest chef: Josh Even, Tosca Cafe, San Francisco

June 15: Everett Family Farm, Soquel

Host farmers: Rich & Laura Everett / Guest chef: Ravi Kapur (Llholiho Yacht Club, currently working on a brick-and-mortar opening)

June 18 ~ County Line Harvest in Petaluma

Host farmer: David Retsky / Guest chef: Jennifer Puccio, The Cavalier, SF

July 6: On the beach at the Secret Sea Cove, San Mateo County coast

Host fisherfolk: Hans & Heidi Haveman of H&H Fresh Fish / Guest chef: Staffan Terje, Perbacco, San Francisco

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Anna Roth

Anna Roth

Anna Roth is SF Weekly's former Food & Drink Editor and author of West Coast Road Eats: The Best Road Food From San Diego to the Canadian Border.


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