Amazing how some events become such phenomenons that they quickly sell out and people pay a tidy sum for the privilege of attending. Such is Outstanding in the Field, a culinary event that travels the country and will soon take its show to Europe. In addition to being a foodie adventure, its stated purpose is to put people more in touch with their food, where it comes from and the people who farm the land. In that respect, OITF is successful.
The farm where the Maine event was held was a delight.
The afternoon was pleasant, and 140 plus people enjoyed strolling through the gardens
They were followed with roasted lamb and grilled vegetables served family style. The dessert was something called a “Jello Shot” accompanying goat brie, honey and thyme shortbread and locally churned butter.
While the evening could be called an adventure, our group agreed that we don’t particularly care for fruit wines and that we have had better dinners at one another’s home. Still, you have to give credit to someone whose idea has become a most successful and, I would say, profitable venture.
If you have attended Outstanding in the Field elsewhere in the country, I would love to know your experience.