Friday, August 9, 2019

Outstanding in the Field

My husband and I were in Door County last weekend celebrating our 34th anniversary. We try to get to Door County at least once in the summer and we always stay at our favorite bed and breakfast, Double S Lodge.  Check out my blog post 4 years ago and you'll see why we don't ever stay anywhere else!

The Highlight of the weekend was that we went to a table to farm dinner in Sister Bay at Hidden Acres Farm.  Yep, I said that right, table to farm not farm to table because rather than just getting the ingredients from the farm they bring their restaurant to the farm.  Outstanding In The Field is different, their culinary caravan and restaurant without walls are rebuilt every morning and disappears every night. They set up tables (usually one very long one) and supply a mishmash of vintage plates and utensils then serve the most amazing meal. The Chefs and cook staff come from the local restaurants the Wickman House and Trixie's.  Wickman House just happens to be our favorite restaurant in Door County.

The night of our dinner a storm was coming through so when bad weather strikes they have a backup plan for shelter.  In our case, we were in their vintage barn which made for a magical setting.  Besides the food being farm fresh and amazing, the conversation around the table and meeting fellow foodies was so much fun!

Over the last twenty years, Outstanding In The Field has reached all fifty states and fifteen countries! We're going to keep our eye out for another one of these dinners in our future.  Who knows where it will be!

Hidden Acre Farms - Owners Tom and Carolyn Rehberger
Sister Bay, WI

Whitefish Ceviche
Cold Climate Farms Cucumber with beets, garden pesto & preserved lemon vinaigrette
Marinated Cheese Curd with Pickled & Foraged Mushrooms & soppressata (not shown)
Each course was paired with wine!
chicken liver pate, house-made focaccia, pickled vegetables, mustard & preserves
heirloom tomato & smoked corn panzanella, lemon ricotta, spring mix, smoked reserve aioli
house-ground beef ravioli, pickled currants & cucumber-mint gremolata
jerk marinated Jamaican pork loin, farmer's vegetables, triple berry beef demi-glace, foraged chanterelles & fingerling potatoes

mochi butter cake, farm berries & matcha whipped cream
This was our sweet young server.  She has traveled with Outstanding In The Field for a year.  Come this Fall she will become a Freshman at UW Madison.  How fun for her to travel all over the country before starting school.  I'm sure we'll see her again as she'll be waitressing in Madison.  

          Thanks to Outstanding In The FieldHidden Acres Farm, Wickman House, Trixie's and Double S Lodge
                                          We LOVE Door County!


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