An adventure, a destination,
an experience.

Outstanding in the Field is a roving restaurant without walls.

Traditional restaurants source ingredients for their menus; we bring our kitchen right to the source - setting our long table in fields, orchards and along the seashores where the meal's ingredients were harvested. Our aim is to reconnect diners to the land while celebrating the hardworking hands that feed us.


Every table tells the story of its place.

A farmer's bounty, an artisan's craftsmanship, a fisherman's catch. A unique group of people gathered in one place for one moment to share the most universal human conversation: a meal. Since 1999, we've set the table at farms, beaches, vineyards. mountain tops, fishing docks, city streets, and other extraordinary sites.

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Sausalito, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)

Sausalito Waterfront with Heath Ceramics

Nov 13, 2022
  • GUEST CHEFS : Ravi Kapur, Kevin Keovanpheng & Brett Shaw

Take a seat at almost any restaurant in San Francisco, and chances are that you’ll be eating your dinner off the simple, elegant, and impeccably well-made plateware from Heath Ceramics. We’ve been serving our family-style farm dinners on Heath platters for over a decade. At this very special event, we’ll begin with a glass of wine and a hands on demonstration on how these ceramics are crafted. From there, […]

Pescadero, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)

Pie Ranch

Nov 20, 2022
  • HOST FARMERS : Jered Lawson & Nancy Vail

It wouldn’t be a complete Outstanding in the Field season without our annual last-dinner-of-the-year foraging feast at the iconic Pie Ranch in Pescadero. Stomping around the woods this time of year can uncover some truly incredible secrets of the forest. Our host forager and king of mushrooms Todd Spanier will lead us on a treasure hunt through the moss-covered redwoods, and give some valuable insider knowledge on the forests […]

Bailey, CO (Denver)

McArthur Gulch

Aug 09, 2022
  • HOSTS : Grazers of The Colorado State Land Board
  • GUEST CHEF : Kelly Whitaker

Guest chef Kelly Whitaker is one of the most celebrated chefs in Colorado, with two James Beard awards under his belt and a spot on Bon Appetit’s Ten Best New Restaurants list in 2019. At The Wolf’s Tailor, he’s known for intricate and creative menus highlighting Colorado’s wild edibles and game. He also grows his own vegetables and herbs, mills local heritage grains for his bread, utilizes whole animal […]

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