I just discovered an amazing series of farm dinners that travel the world. Outstanding in The Field host magical dinners in the most unlikely of places including fields, farms, orchards, vineyards, and parks. The dinner table is incorporated into the atmosphere as an art form and local chefs come and prepare locally grown seasonal dishes. Everyone who attends bring their own plate. Its a brilliant idea. The founder of this traveling farm dinner is named Jim Denevan and is a chef and artist. He uses outdoor environments as his canvas and makes his "mark" on vast landscapes. My very talented friend, Katie is traveling with Outstanding this summer as their sommelier. I hope to get the opportunity to cover their dinner at Grant Park or City Farm this August. Fingers crossed. In the meantime, here are few images from their site.
I have a gramophone record player sitting on a table in my apartment collecting dust. Since I was born in the '80's I didn't have much experience with LP's but I've been doing my research, and I have realized that a vinyl record is a more quality listening experience than a MP3 even with very expensive speakers. So I've decided to stop settling for the MP3 and make the effort to listen to quality sounds, along with maybe listening to the entire album without freaking out from ADD.