Outstanding in the Field Returns to the Berkshires in September!


Tickets go on sale on Tuesday, March 20!
 Visit the Outstanding in the Field website to register and join their mailing list.


Photo credit: Jeremy Fenske

On Sunday, September 8, the Outstanding in the Field bus will be arriving in the Berkshires at Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield. Chef Brian Alberg and his crew from The Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge will be manning the field kitchen and presenting a five-course meal to 150 guests.

Just added this week! A second stop in the Berkshires at Lila’s Farm in Great Barrington with Dan Smith of John Andrews : A Farmhouse Restaurant in South Egremont cooking up the five-course meal. This event happens on Saturday, September 7.

This nationally recognized event presents an opportunity for the Berkshires to make known its historical roots in agriculture and to promote the food culture of the region, especially the strong ties between farmers and chefs and the collaborative practice of farm-to-table values in the region.


Photo courtesy of Outstanding in the Field

Photo credit: Jeremy Fenske

Photo credit: Jeremy Fenske

Outstanding in the Field
Outstanding in the Field (OITF) is a roving culinary adventure – literally a restaurant without walls. Since 1999, OITF has traveled around the country setting their long table in fields, gardens and vineyards, and on beaches and mountaintops. Wherever the location, the consistent theme of each dinner is to honor the people whose good work brings nourishment to the table. Their mission is to promote local food and agriculture, reconnect diners to the land and the origins of their food and to honor the local farmers and food artisans who cultivate it. The organization donates to a number of farm- and food-related groups whose missions align with those of OITF.


Event Details and Ticket Information
Both dinners on Saturday and Sunday, September 7 and 8 will begin at 3 p.m. with passed hors d’oeuvres at the initial greeting area followed by opening remarks and a farm tour around 4 p.m. Seating for the four-course, family-style dinner (including dessert) will begin at 4:45 p.m. The price for the dinner is $220 per person. Tickets go on sale on March 20, the first day of spring. For more information about the event, visit the OITF website.

To view the full North American tour, visit the OITF website. To receive information leading up to the event, join the OITF mailing list.

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