Founded in 1999, Outstanding in the Field was one of the first to bring farm-to-table dining into the scene. Founder, Jim Denevan, conceptualized a communal dining series that now reaches over 100+ locations across the world. From white sandy beaches to Texas ranches, this team has done it all. Fortunately, I have been lucky enough to attend two of the dinner experiences: one at Agritopia outside of Phoenix, AZ and another right outside of Austin, TX at the Yonder Way Farm in Fayetteville.
Both dinners were absolutely breathtaking and featured local talent as the evening's Chef. The 200 person long table setting was adorned with wine, and a host of plates small to large. Prior to the dinner, a cocktail reception was held in the field with hors d'oeuvres and wine. Guests had the opportunity to explore the farm and witnessed the farmers kids running playfully through the fields. As the last course was served, the sun began to set and I couldn't help but grab my camera to snap several of the photos you see below. Who would've imagined a mild February day in Texas to be so magnificent.
If you're interested in attending a future Outstanding in the field dinner, we recommend that you stay tuned to their site. Dinner locations are released regularly, and you won't want to miss out on this opportunity.