Outstanding in the Field Coming to Rhode Island Twice in 2013

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Outstanding in the Field, the “roving culinary adventure” returns to Rhode Island for not one, but two exciting dinners on local farms this year. First, on Saturday, August 31, Gracie’s Chef Matthew Varga and Pastry Chef Melissa Denmark return for their second Outstanding dinner, this time in Smithfield at Blackbird Farm, producers of some of [….]

Gracie’s Outstanding in the Field dinner in Portsmouth, R.I.

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On Wednesday, September 12, the Gracie’s team moved from Providence to Portsmouth for a spectacular evening with the Outstanding in the Field tour. This year’s dinner was held at Aquidneck Farms on what could only be described as a picture-perfect setting with the table for 150 guests extending down to the western bank of the [….]

Chef Beau Vestal’s Outstanding in the Field Dinner at Westport Rivers Vineyard and Winery

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Last Thursday evening, on a gorgeous summer night in Westport, Massachusetts, I had the joy of photographing New Rivers‘ Executive Chef Beau Vestal and his team as they prepared a dinner outdoors in a vineyard for 160 guests. This was the second year Vestal was invited to be part of the Outstanding in the Field [….]

Chef Beau Vestal’s Outstanding in the Field dinner in Portsmouth, RI

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On Tuesday evening, August 24th, the Outstanding in the Field bus was parked outside a huge barn at Aquidneck Farm in Portsmouth and the invited chef, Executive Chef Beau Vestal of New Rivers in Providence, prepared a multi-course local food dinner right there at the farm. Over 160 people arrived at Aquidneck Farm around 3:00 [….]