Doug Ramler

Happy first day of spring, not only are the birds chirping loudly today,  it is also the day that  Outstanding in the Field puts their farm to table tickets on sale. They sell out fast, so if you have an inclination to join the culinary adventure on Cape Cod, get your tickets now. Outstanding In The Field is an interesting twist – instead of bringing the food to the people, they actually bring the people to the food.  They travel in a vintage red and white bus and set up farm dinners across North America, I have been a HUGE fan of Jim Denevan, founder of this “restaurant without walls”. Such a fan in fact, that I was sending them email since last October, inviting (hounding) them to add Cape Cod to the tour. Guess what – they are coming!!

Donna Eaton from Cedar Spring Herb Farm agreed to host two nights of incredible meals in the field. Thursday night, August 20th chef Liam Luttrell-Rowland (formally of The Juice and Enzo) will be creating the feast and on Friday the 21st chef Doug Ramler, of Cape Cod Sea Grille is at the helm. Both nights will feature local Cape Cod foods from the sea and land, a 5 course, farm-style, dinner. Each course will be paired with a artisan wines. Cost per person is $200, for this culinary experience at the source. To get tickets go to Outstanding in the Field registration, they accept pay pal for payment.

Dining at the source, in some cases, the food has been harvested within inches of your seat at the table. After a tour of the farm, our celebrated chef will cook our meal as we all settle in: farmers, producers, culinary artisans, and diners sharing our food at a long linen-cloth table, set in the field. Together we explore the connection between the earth and the food on our plate, for an unforgettable experience.

Check out the web site, the photography is amazing, and you can see where the team is heading in their bus. Also, Jim has recently published a book: Outstanding in the Field, A Farm to Table Cookbook, where he shares his philosophy, and many seasonal recipes (yes, I already have a copy). Check out his website, and you will also find amazing artwork that is created right on the beach. Seeing that it is Cape Cod, Jim will be creating art on the 19th of August at Chapin Beach in Dennis. So stop and give him and the entire crew a big Slow Food Cape Cod welcome.

Hope to see you at the event, if you are interested in helping, send me a note. as we get closer to the date, I am sure we will need some extra hands to help.

Posted By: Mary DeBartolo – Slow Food Cape Cod Convivium Leader