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A California Farm-to-Table Spread
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6 SURPRISING SETTINGS FOR FARM-TO-TABLE DINING

6 SURPRISING SETTINGS FOR FARM-TO-TABLE DINING
Delicious meals, beautiful locations

These California destinations take the local harvest and get it on the table in delicious fashion for guests to enjoy in situ—perfect for those who prefer to eat rather than harvest or cook.

Outstanding in the Field, multiple locations

The original roving culinary adventure, this California-based company now serves its unforgettable meals at farms and orchards nationwide—even at special events like Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April. Past California locations have included a secret spot in Big Sur, a Catalina Island Sea Cove, and a variety of ranches and vineyards and new ones are announced every year.

Wild Kitchen, San Francisco Bay Area

Whether you’re dining on a Sausalito houseboat or on a roof deck in the Mission, you and around 100 guests will experience eight courses using sustainable ingredients during a Wild Kitchen meal. The concept is to take local ingredients and share them with a community, and the result is a fun, unique way to enjoy a menu filled with surprises.

Carmel Valley Ranch, Carmel

The Wine Dinner Series brings together the expertise of Executive Chef Tim Wood and Sommelier Mark Buzan to create a farm-to-table dinner—using ingredients from the on-site organic garden—paired with local Monterey County. Each event carries a different theme, such as focusing on one winemaker, and the dinner location varies around the 500-acre property.

Fork, Cork, & Paddle/O.A.R.S., Angels Camp

Take a white-water raft trip down the S. Fork American River (spirited but fun Class III rapids), followed by a gourmet meal featuring locally grown products and paired with Sierra Foothills wines.

Full Belly Farm Dinners, Capay Valley

Seasonal dinners gleaned from local farms and fields are served at this family-run organic farm west of Sacramento, especially lovely in spring when the region’s almond orchards are in bloom. (February brings the Capay Valley Almond Festival).

American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour, Carlsbad and Carpinteria

This roving company creates its own restaurant amongst colourful fields of flowers for its farm-to-table dinners, including locations in Carlsbad and Carpinteria. Each dinner includes a farm tour, flowers to take home and plenty of interaction with the chef and flower farmers.

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