farm to table meals on the European farm

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!


  1. Hi! I just wanted to say thank you so much for this post. Because of it, I checked out the organization and was excited to see that they were having two dinners close to my hometown this December (in Pescadero, California, near-ish to San Francisco). Anyways, I am a photographer myself and am interested specifically in food photography (I’m even writing my thesis on urban food systems!) so I wrote to them asking if I could attend the event as a photographer. Excitingly enough, they got back to me today and said they would love to have me. So thank you. Thanks for sharing this beautiful and so interesting organization and event. I’m excited to be attending and I’ll be sure to share photos once I get back! Thank you! 😀

  2. Hello and thanks so much for letting us know, Simone! You’re so welcome and we’re just delighted that you found one of the events to attend and that you’re going to be able to photograph it! And, of course, we’d love to see your photos 🙂 The settings on the Outstanding in the Filed site always look so lovely, but we’d love to see more close-ups of the actual food. So we’ll look forward to seeing your images in December! We’ve really been wanting to go, but for the moment, we’ll be living vicariously through your experience – it sounds like an amazing time! Again, thanks so much for getting in touch and enjoy!

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