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  • Post #61 - August 9th, 2016, 2:10 pm
    Post #61 - August 9th, 2016, 2:10 pm Post #61 - August 9th, 2016, 2:10 pm
    To, hopefully, not have whatever tiny chance I have at selling this ticket, which I very much wanted to use but can't due to family issues, derailed, I've moved my post over here :D : viewtopic.php?f=19&t=43247

    I'd really, really appreciate it if anyone knows anyone going who might like to bring an extra friend---thanks so much!!
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #62 - August 24th, 2016, 7:01 pm
    Post #62 - August 24th, 2016, 7:01 pm Post #62 - August 24th, 2016, 7:01 pm
    I've been to an OITF dinner every year for the last several years and this year's dinner at Seedling Farm with Jason Hammel of Lula was fantastic. The farm is gorgeous, the weather was incredible, and the food/drinks/hospitality were all first rate.

    Table for 160 please!:

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    Here's the menu:

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    The evening's suppliers:

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    I was particularly impressed with the couple of beers from Middle Brow . . . I had not previously heard of them but they made a couple of unique beers (including one featuring Seedling peaches - subtle though) that were perfect for a summer evening.

    And one highlight of the night was definitely Jason Hammel using Seedling fig wood to roast chickpeas on Peter Klein's (of Seedling) . . . uhhhh . . . custom . . . smoker/grill . . . classic!:

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    I won't bore you with pictures of everything . . . not even the FREE bread . . . yes, no separate charge! (And it was a terrific spence sourdough from PQM.) All of the food was terrific, but this pork was one of the very best pork dishes I have ever tasted . . . absolutely incredible:

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  • Post #63 - August 25th, 2016, 12:24 pm
    Post #63 - August 25th, 2016, 12:24 pm Post #63 - August 25th, 2016, 12:24 pm
    Yup, this was our 5th at Seedling, 7th OITF overall, and up until now the Stephanie Izzard meal a few years back was the gold standard. Not anymore. Terrific meal all around.
    "Living well is the best revenge"
  • Post #64 - August 25th, 2016, 1:35 pm
    Post #64 - August 25th, 2016, 1:35 pm Post #64 - August 25th, 2016, 1:35 pm
    Ronnie, any chance this pork dish you mention resembles the new addition to Lula's menu:

    PORK LOIN
    rosemary braised fresh shell beans, escarole, parmesan, fermented kohlrabi

    Hoping to try it since, for lack of better words, it looked outstanding.
  • Post #65 - August 25th, 2016, 2:53 pm
    Post #65 - August 25th, 2016, 2:53 pm Post #65 - August 25th, 2016, 2:53 pm
    I was fortunate to NOT sell my ticket and was able to join BR and his crew! It was an absolutely perfect night with spectacular food. I particularly loved the trout rillettes appetizer, the bread and sunflower butter and that gorgeous pork loin. But, truth is, you can get great food in a million places—there’s still no substitute for the ambiance and warmth of that beautiful long table in the middle of a farm.

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    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #66 - August 25th, 2016, 4:58 pm
    Post #66 - August 25th, 2016, 4:58 pm Post #66 - August 25th, 2016, 4:58 pm
    whocanitbenow wrote:Ronnie, any chance this pork dish you mention resembles the new addition to Lula's menu:

    PORK LOIN
    rosemary braised fresh shell beans, escarole, parmesan, fermented kohlrabi

    Hoping to try it since, for lack of better words, it looked outstanding.



    Yes, seems very similar
    "Living well is the best revenge"
  • Post #67 - August 25th, 2016, 6:50 pm
    Post #67 - August 25th, 2016, 6:50 pm Post #67 - August 25th, 2016, 6:50 pm
    Pursuit wrote:
    whocanitbenow wrote:Ronnie, any chance this pork dish you mention resembles the new addition to Lula's menu:

    PORK LOIN
    rosemary braised fresh shell beans, escarole, parmesan, fermented kohlrabi

    Hoping to try it since, for lack of better words, it looked outstanding.



    Yes, seems very similar

    Yeah, though I don't recall the rosemary . . . but as good as the accompaniments were, the pork itself stole the show. Jason Hammel knows what he's doing.
  • Post #68 - August 7th, 2019, 2:44 pm
    Post #68 - August 7th, 2019, 2:44 pm Post #68 - August 7th, 2019, 2:44 pm
    I have 4 tickets to tonight's event in Pullman at Gotham Greens that I cannot use. If you are interested let me know. Since it is last second, you can have them for half price.

    Send me a PM
  • Post #69 - May 28th, 2020, 1:40 pm
    Post #69 - May 28th, 2020, 1:40 pm Post #69 - May 28th, 2020, 1:40 pm
    in an email, Outstanding In The Field wrote:
    When we put the tickets on sale for our 2020 season on March 19, we were optimistic that the state of the world would allow for us to sit together at our long table this Summer. Over the past few months, we have paid close attention to the advice and predictions of experts. After careful consideration, we have decided to reschedule our 2020 season to 2021.

    We did not reach this decision with ease, but given the ongoing uncertainty, we do not feel comfortable holding events this year. When we set the table once again, we want to be able to do so with confidence that we are offering a safe and full experience, without compromising the communal, aesthetic and educational experiences that are at the core of OITF events.

    We have seen encouraging news regarding an improving outlook for early 2021 so we can commence our events in late Spring.

    Our first event of the 2021 season will be at Hearst Ranch on May 1st followed by 16 other new events throughout California! Seats for all events are on-sale here.

    Our mission has always been to connect, create and foster community, and these values are more important now than ever.

    Thank you for being a part of our shared table, and for your continued support of farmers, chefs, makers and artisans. Take care of yourselves and take care of each other.

    We will see you in the field next year!

    =R=
    By protecting others, you save yourself. If you only think of yourself, you'll only destroy yourself. --Kambei Shimada

    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #70 - May 28th, 2020, 4:16 pm
    Post #70 - May 28th, 2020, 4:16 pm Post #70 - May 28th, 2020, 4:16 pm
    Feel terrible for the folks at Outstanding in the Field. If you have never been to one of their dinners, save your shekels for the next time they are in town. We have never had a bad experience. Hope they can come back strong when this is over.
  • Post #71 - May 29th, 2020, 11:49 am
    Post #71 - May 29th, 2020, 11:49 am Post #71 - May 29th, 2020, 11:49 am
    Ronnie,

    Did you get a refund for current tickets?

    It seems odd they aren't offering one but selling for the future.

    We had such an amazing time out in Colorado last summer and at the end of my block in Chicago.
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

    Horto In Urbs- Falling in love with Urban Vegetable Gardening
  • Post #72 - May 29th, 2020, 12:00 pm
    Post #72 - May 29th, 2020, 12:00 pm Post #72 - May 29th, 2020, 12:00 pm
    pairs4life wrote:Ronnie,

    Did you get a refund for current tickets?

    It seems odd they aren't offering one but selling for the future.

    We had such an amazing time out in Colorado last summer and at the end of my block in Chicago.

    I didn't buy any for this year but iirc, they hadn't gone on sale yet. Only the first portion of the season had and I don't believe any of the Midwest stops were part of that tranche.

    =R=
    By protecting others, you save yourself. If you only think of yourself, you'll only destroy yourself. --Kambei Shimada

    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #73 - May 29th, 2020, 7:16 pm
    Post #73 - May 29th, 2020, 7:16 pm Post #73 - May 29th, 2020, 7:16 pm
    We had to tix for Fat Rice at the end of my block again this year.

    Last year we did that + Colorado OITC.
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

    Horto In Urbs- Falling in love with Urban Vegetable Gardening
  • Post #74 - 27 minutes ago
    Post #74 - 27 minutes ago Post #74 - 27 minutes ago
    We had tickets for the dinner in Ojai (with Nancy Silverton cooking). No refund on offer and that dinner hasn't been rescheduled for 2021 yet. We love the experience (this would have been #8) and will hang in there with them as they figure this out.
    "There’s only one thing I hate more than lying: skim milk, which is water that’s lying about being milk."
    - Ron Swanson

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