Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tour de Farm

This weekend Matt & I finally made it to our first Tour de Farm dinner. I don't know how we missed getting tickets for any of them last year before they sold out. Tour de Farm is a series of Sunday night farm to table dinners put together by Scott Pampuch from Corner Table Restaurant. A four to five course meal is created by local chefs & paired with beers & wines. Our meal was cooked by Scott Pampuch & Michelle Gayer of Salty Tart with drinks provided by Fulton Beer (These guys did some amazing stuff with infusing beers. We had a blonde infused with strawberries & an all infused with beet greens.), Parallel 45 Vodka & wines from Solo Vino.

The farm we were at was the Tangletown Farm in Plato, MN about an hour outside of Minneapolis. If you live in the Twin Cities area you are probably familiar with there wonderful garden store in south Minneapolis but, they also have a 300 member CSA & sell fresh vegetables from the farm at the store. It was really a gorgeous setting with absolutely perfect weather (though these dinners happen rain or shine). The food was just amazing with some many of the ingredients picked right that morning from the fields surrounding the tables where we ate. The pictures really tell the whole story though so enjoy.


Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.
(Hey. this is my first time putting a slide show in a post, hope you all like it. Click on any picture in the slide show to read more about it.)

We can't wait until the next one we have tickets for in September at the historic Oliver Kelly Farm which is a family picnic where kids are welcome too. We'll be going with a 10 & 7 year old so it should be a fun day at the farm. You can still get tickets for the upcoming Tour de Farm tickets including a special New Year's Eve dinner at Star Thrower Farm, we highly recommend it.

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5 comments:

Manisha said...

Teh food looks great and the pictures sure do show what a great day it was. Thanks for sharing those! I really want to do this sometime...lotus.

Anonymous said...

Wish I lived near you! That looked great. I've been checking in with your blog for about a year and I never comment. So, "Hey" and thanks for your posts. I've been working hard to make it to our local farmer's market and started growing herbs and making homemade icecream. All things I wanted to do, but needed a little kick in the pants. I even branched out and bought beets. Thanks for the inspiration.
Tiffany
NC

Lori said...

This looks incredible! I saw your photos on Flickr and just couldn't stop looking. What awesome food and beautiful scenery!

To my knowledge there isn't anything like this around here. Individual farm dinners where they invite out CSA members, but not a big collaborative effort. There are certainly the chefs and farms to do it though. Perhaps I should dig deeper and plant the seed if it's not already growing. :)

Deborah said...

What an awesome event!!

Lori said...

Nice job with the slide show. Looks like so much fun. I wish I could find an event like this.

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