photos: Jeremy Fenske, Elaine, Skinner, Andrea Wyner, Outstanding in the Field
We cannot think of many settings or meals more delightful than the ones we just read about in the New York Times Sunday Travels section about the European organization Outstanding In The Field which pairs local chefs and farmers to produce extravagant dinners amid orchards and fields while driving its roving bus around Europe this fall. The company, which was founded in 1999 has sold out farm-to-table meals across the United states with cooking stars like Gabrielle Hamilton (writer of Blood, Bones & Butter which we both recently enjoyed immensely). The European tour features 6 meals from Ireland to Spain, England, the Netherlands and Italy – where the tour wraps up at an organic farm in Tuscany where the chef has been planting crops specifically for the eight-course dinner. At $220 to $300 a meal, we can’t think of anything more fun and inspiring and wish we had the month free to indulge in this amazing foodie travel fantasy – please send us pics if any of you are able to go!