In the March 28 Xpress, we misstated the date and location of a future Outstanding in the Field event featuring William Dissen — the information we ran is from 2010. It’s a regrettable error, but the event’s not until October (a full month later than we originally stated, even), so you have extra time to work on forgiving us. We’ve offered the correct information here.
So, here’s the correct information:
On Tuesday, Oct. 2, chef William Dissen of The Market Place will be the host chef for Outstanding in the Field at Gaining Ground Farm in Leicester.
Outstanding in the Field is a national event, a traveling circus of al fresco dining in which a multicourse meal is prepared right on the farm where the ingredients are grown and raised, and it’s all served on tables placed end to end in the middle of the farmer’s field (or bridge, or winery, as the case may occasionally be).
It’s the third time that Dissen has hosted one of these dinners locally. It’s a great concept, and one that fits nicely with the farm-to-table theme of The Market Place. And the host farm, Gaining Ground, is a great location for the event. It’s not only picturesque, but also a great source for fresh vegetables and flowers, pasture-raised beef and free-range chicken (and eggs).
“As a chef that advocates farm to table and sustainability, it has been a huge honor to be chosen for the Outstanding in the Field event,” says Dissen. “[It] brings people together from all over to celebrate eating locally and eating healthy … For me, it’s always a lot of work, but it is the most gratifying meal I cook all year. Many of the guests have never even set foot on a farm. It really brings the experience home for them and I think many people leave with a new appreciation for how their food is sourced and prepared. You really have to see it to believe it.”
For more information, and to buy tickets, visit http://outstandinginthefield.com.