Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Outstanding in the Field DREAMIN'

 Awhile ago as I was browsing one of my favorite blogs, Inspired By Charm,  I discovered a gem: Outstanding in the Field, a restaurant without walls! The Outstanding in the Field Bus travels to incredible destinations and serves local, fresh food on artfully designed long tables.



Their mission is... 
"to re-connect diners to the land and the origins of their food, 
and to honor the local farmers and 
food artisans who cultivate it."



Jim Denevan is the creator of Outstanding in the Field.  He is a remarkably unique and talented artist.  He is called "the maker of moments"... and that is EXACTLY what I stand for and always try to promote on MooreMinutes.  


 This discovery moved me, it awakened every part of passion within me and made me feel alive.  My profile on my blog says it best:  I am passionate about the beauty of life.  I love deeply, feel deeply, and live deeply.

 This event encompasses the culture of humanity in nature.  It frames beauty.  Experiencing treasured moments gives energy, it is what fuels a heart and gives passion to the tomorrows.  Outstanding in the Field honors the simplicity of our earth and applauds true beauty. 




Their signature style of long tables in rows and curves...

Each event takes place on a ranch, at sea, a farm, or winery.  The food is locally selected, fresh and whole foods. Everything you eat celebrates the local resources, and is prepared by an accomplished chef.  The meal is a dance with nature and a culinary masterpiece. 

 

The extra exciting news is that Chris and I get to attend an Outstanding in the Field dinner this summer! I am literally counting the days. Dreams do come true!  To say that I am over the moon is an understatement.  I will be sharing a follow up and photos after we return.   This will be the most incredible picnic I've ever been on, an evening of art in motion.


 Unforgettable moments
that can't be duplicated
are treasures to
stash in our souls for always.  
(All photos used in this post are from Outstanding in the Field and are not my own)

Visit the Outstanding in the Field website 
to see when their Bus will be traveling to destinations near you.  
You can view their complete event schedule line up for 2011.  
If you've already been to a diner, please share! 
I'm soaking up everything I can about this!

The fine print fun stuff: The government makes me say that I was compensated for this post.  However my thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. 

 
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38 comments:

Judy@cutest-little-things.blogspot.com said...

That looks so incredibly fun! This kind of reminds me - I've dreamed of going to Le Dîner en Blanc in Paris...something about dining outdoors in a large group...so enthralling and tres chic!

As for the Outstanding in the Field I wonder though...how conducive those long tables would be for facilitating conversations?

Enjoy!

Judy@cutest-little-things.blogspot.com

Darla said...

I have read of this before, do let us know how the experience went when you turn comes.

Teresa said...

That looks hopelessly fun. I hope you have a great time...
And I can't show my daughter that table setting at the beach - she, at 12, is making noises of having her wedding at the beach and I've been "Oh that's not possible, you're crazy" and if she sees that I'll never hear the end of it LOL.
Thank you for sharing, Lisa. I'd never heard about it...

Kim Barlow said...

Sounds wonderful, absolutely wonderful. It is a wonderful idea. I would support it whole-heartedly except the cost. I would 100 to 150 for two but not 180 to 220 per person. I will have to dream about it until I hit the lotto ! Ha! I, however, can't wait to read and see the pictures you post from this unique experience. Enjoy every moment of it!! I think you will truly enjoy each and every momen!!

Kim

Jane said...

What an amazing experience this will be for you and Chris! I cannot wait to hear/read all about it...and to see what ideas it sparks in your creative mind.
Smiles,
Jane (artfully graced)

Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

It sounds so incredible. I would LOVE to be able to attend one. I just looked in my area and they're actually doing one minutes from my house this fall but it's already sold out ... how on earth did you get in on this??

Kelly said...

Looks amazing!

Jenny said...

This is going to be soooo cool!

theluckiestmrs said...

Hello, again, Lisa! :) It's been far too long since I've been here in blogland...It's so good to see all of your posts & get caught up!
& I LOVE this idea of the outdoor restaurant...I want to go!

Red Couch Recipes said...

Seeing the long tables alone would be worth a visit, not to mention the food. Joni

Bellenza Wedding Bistro said...

Do post pics from your Outstanding in the Field experience! Enjoy!

Shana said...

So very awesome!!

{better than candy} said...

i would really love this and would enjoy every moment of it but its just too pricey! :( so happy you will get to experience it.

Kirstin said...

This looks so cool!!!

Kathryn Michelle Jenkins said...

wow that is super cool. WOW!

kathryn
www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com
twitter: kathblogger

Jennifer said...

This is amazing! What a great concept, dinner and view! I'm going to feature this on my blog on Friday. Thanks so much for sharing!
Jen
Scissors & Spatulas

Jessica @ O. Alouette said...

This is SO cool! I have actually seen one of those photos before (with the incredibly long table) and I thought "There is no way that is real - has to be PhotoShop." Apparently I was wrong! Thanks for sharing :)

Julia said...

You are going to have so much fun! What a neat experience!!

~Julia

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

As I was reading along, I thought to myself - I would love to attend one of these. And then I found out that you and Chris are actually going to one of the dinners. How cool is that.

I'll have to see if they are ever in our area.
Sam

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

How fun!
And, I'm your 800th follower--I love nice round numbers like that :)

Nicole Feliciano said...

I found you from the Friday Foodie linky, what a lovely idea. The photos from past events are gorgeous. I hope you can swing by Momtrends and link up this great idea. We do a recipe linky called Friday Food:

http://www.momtrends.com/2011/06/friday-food-farmers-classic-pickle-event/

Chris said...

What a fantastic opportunity for you! Every picture you posted was just stunning, and I can't wait to see the pictures of your experience! Lucky girl!

james @ agirlcalledjames said...

Wow that looks awesome. I love the fact that it supports local business.

KAT said...

most amazing way to dine ever! You are very lucky Can't wait to hear about your experience when is it?
KAT

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

very very cool!

Marlis said...

Jumping for joy for you! take pictures!! Happy Fourth, Many blessings, Marlis

Dawna said...

What beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing!

Dining Delight said...

I've never heard of this but it looks so cool! What a fun thing to be a part of, you are going to love it!

DD

Martha said...

lucky you==sounds like fun

FABBY'S LIVING said...

AWESOME!! This is nothing like I've ever seen! Please share when your turn comes, it'll be an experience, extraordinair! Thanks for sharing this and for the great photography, too! Have a great weekend celebrating Old Glory. Hugs, FABBY

Holly said...

I am speechless...That looks heavenly. I cannot wait to hear about your experience. WOW! I am going to check the schedule.

Jenn Erickson said...

Wow, what an incredible experience! I'll definitely be checking and crossing my fingers that they come my way!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Let us know how it was, I think I read about this in Country Living or somewhere. Looks like fun!

Anastacia said...

that is a really amazing concept, and lucky you that you get to go!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

WOW. Now that is a sight to behold! The one on the beach is the one I'd like to be at. Facing the beach thankyouverymuch. :)

Donna
http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

Nikki ~ Let's Craft!! said...

This is way cool. I went and looked to see if there was a local event. well there IS (well as local as it gets here in WY) but I about fell out of my chair when I saw tickets were $200.00!! HOLY MOLY!!

~nikki

The Tablescaper said...

This looks so cool. I'm definately going to check it out.

- The Tablescaper

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