Outstanding in the Field

Back in October (I swear, I am totally catching up!!!) my very best friend Aubrey stopped by Los Angeles with her touring culinary comrades, Outstanding in the Field, to cook up a local grown meal at Wattles Farm in Hollywood and I tagged along with her and photographed away. The meal was prepared by Grace Restaurants Brooks Townsend and company. It was truly an amazing experience and totally recommended for anyone to enjoy. I also thought some of these photos would be great inspiration for a really simple organic-inspired wedding. Especially the long beautiful table! Taken from their website: "Our 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. Outstanding in the Field is a roving culinary adventure - literally a restaurant without walls. Since 1999 we have set the long table at farms or gardens, on mountain tops or in sea caves, on islands or at ranches. Occasionally the table is set indoors: a beautiful refurbished barn, a cool greenhouse or a stately museum. Wherever the location, the consistent theme of each dinner is to honor the people whose good work brings nourishment to the table. Ingredients for the meal are almost all local (sometimes sourced within inches of your seat at the table!) and generally prepared by a celebrated chef of the region. After a tour of the site, we all settle in: farmers, producers, culinary artisans, and diners sharing the long table."

So enjoy some photos and check out their website and founder, Jim Deneven's, cookbook Outstanding in the Field: A Farm to Table Cookbook.