A while back, looking through Pinterst for some party ideas, stumbled upon Outstanding in the Field. Founded back in 1999, the concept is setting up a long table on a farm where the public gets a chance to come and see the wonderful farm and enjoy delicious local foods. What is great about this is that Outstanding in the Field is hosted all over the U.S.
For the 2014 Tour, my coworkers and I decided to go with Heritage Hollow Farms. Located at the base of the Shenandoah National Park in Rappahannock County, Virginia.
Couldn't ask for more beautiful weather than this!
The famous long table.
These were puffed scallops, don't know how they do it, but AMAZING!
Molly and Mike Peterson of Heritage Hollow Farms gave us a tour. Got a chance to learn more about the farm and the animals.
Didn't post all the yummy photos but here are a few. The amazing menu by Chef Tarver King consisted of:
Hubbard squash parfait, oat cakes | Heritage Hollow Farms pork cracklings, hickory aioli | 2011 Linden Vineyards Riesling Vidal, Virginia | 2012 Linden Vineyards Chardonnary, Virginia James River Distillery Lunchtime Negroni
Shavings of brawn, greens dressed in malt vinegar, rye toast | charred lamb curry, sprouted grains, lime, mint | 2013 Linden Vineyards Avenius Sauvignon Blanc, Virginia
Honey roasted Heritage Hollow Farms pig, steamed buns, patowmack farm shiso, kale & sunchokes, black sesame mayonnaise | 2010 Linden Vineyards Hardscrabble, Virginia
Corned Heritage Hollow Farms beef brisket grilled over coals, creamed ramp pickle, salted-crusted fingerlings, bone marrow, fermented patowmack farm cabbage | 2011 Linden Vineyards Claret, Virginia
17th century wine cake, smoked ganache, soured cream
Paw paw pie, bacon caramel, apple mint leaves
Been looking forward to this all year! Always down to take time off to eat dilicious food with good company! Thank you Outstanding in the Field and Heritage Hollow Farms for a spectacular first time experience and amazing meal! So glad to take part of this year's tour! A little video from the event for your viewing pleasure!