outstanding in the field review

August 12, 2010



We had our Outstanding In the Field dinner this past Monday. Overall, it was a really enjoyable experience, despite the record high temps and the most obscene, and I mean OBSCENE amount of mosquitos I have ever seen at one time. Our food, made by the Underground Food Collective was superb, with the vegetable courses standing ahead of the rest in my opinion.

I have to say one of the most pleasurable aspects of the dinner for me was meeting other diners, the crew, founder, farmers and chefs. There was a heavy vibe of pride and excitement that seemed to emanate from everyone involved in the meal. I asked our server Katie about her experience traveling around for the project, her words: "the time of my life." I have to admit I felt a few little pangs of envy but pushed them back and was happy for her and the amazing opportunity. Oh if I could go back to my early 20's I would love to travel around the states serving delicious food, meeting interesting people and making lifelong memories.

Also of note were findings from the alcohol providers: Death's Door Spirits. After several dinners this summer, they proclaimed Madison as the only site that drank all of the liquor dry at the opening reception. Well done, Mad-town.
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3 comments:

annamaria said...

Wow Katie, thank you so much for the lovely post about my work- I am a little late (the story of my life...) but very thankful!
By the way, I totally love this 'outstanding' idea! I looked at their website already after your first mention and it all looks fabulous-thank you for sharing it-
Annamaria :)

Dana said...

When I view art, they can look so real and simple. But they are not! colors, strokes of the brush and the hand that holds the tools are all masters.

Dana said...

When I view art, they can look so real and simple. But they are not! colors, strokes of the brush and the hand that holds the tools are all masters. Your wall is beautifully done.

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