Being a California girl, these long, white tables remind me of some amazing wine country dinners. Just that type of bucolic dinner is coming here to Bainbridge Island on October 2nd. Nationally acclaimed Outstanding in the Field, a roving, restaurant-without-walls experience, whose mission is to reconnect diners to the land and origins of their food, will be orchestrating the evening dinner. This fall their trademark red and white bus will find its way to the south island’s beautiful, Tani Creek Farm. With the majestic backdrop of the farm itself and Puget Sound, there will be no such thing as a “bad table.” Tani Creek Farm, is known locally for its organic veggies, and is a proven forerunner in biodynamic farming and an innovative solar heating system.
The chef for the evening dinner is Brendan McGill of the new Bainbridge Island’s, Hitchcock Restaurant. The Outstanding in the Field team and McGill will use locally grown ingediants for this creative event. Music and after dinner dancing will be provided by Ranger and the Re-Arrangers.
Tickets for the evening dinner, farm tour and dancing/music are $200 per person – and are limited. Price includes a reception, multi-course meal with wines, and gratuity. Net proceeds from this event will go to the Kitsap Community and Agricultural Alliance to help promote links between Kitsap farmers, producers, restaurants, and consumers. If celebrating community though food sounds like a unique and amazing evening to you (I know it does to me) check out the ticket information on the dinner and for fun, you should check out Outstanding in the Field themselves – they travel the country and have put on some show-stopping dinners.
The farm dinner is just one facet of the Island Wine Weekend on Bainbridge from October 1st-3rd. There will also be a street party, field tours, and a winemaker’s brunch.