An interesting twist on the farm to table movement is taking place this Saturday, July 18th, as the national Field to Vase tour arrives in the Boulder area. Enjoy an evening of al-fresco dining, seated directly in the fields where your dinner ingredients were sourced while also incorporating the beauty and elegance of floral arrangements from the surrounding fields. With a NY Times write up and Food & Wine Magazine lauding the tour as one of the top dining experiences in the country this summer, you might just want to check it out yourself.
This leg of the tour is taking place at the Fresh Herb Co in Longmont with floral designer Lisa Weddel, Chef & Farmer Lyle Davis and Dessert Artisan and author Miche Bacher. About 100 guests will be treated to a four course meal including locally sourced wine and beer pairings as well as an informal talk with prolific author Debra Prinzing, who originated the Slow Flower movement with her book and podcast series.
As a food and wine writer, I was lucky enough to be extended a press pass for the event so, I will be working for my supper this Saturday. And, at $175 per ticket, this is a pretty swank (and pricey) outing to attend. I asked the organizers to share a few thoughts about the intention and philosophy behind the Field to Vase concept and why the ticket will be worth it.