What can I expect at an Outstanding in the Field event?
As guests arrive, we gather at a reception with beverages and passed appetizers, to mingle and settle in. We then hear from our host farmers and (depending on the event) take a tour of the farm. The tour is thirty minutes or so and finishes at the table, where we sit down for a multi-course meal prepared by our guest chef in the outdoor kitchen. Dinner is served family-style with carefully-chosen wine pairings for each savory course. Once in a while, we host Beer Dinners with beer pairings in lieu of wine (this will be noted on the event). Our meal is always cooked by a local chef and highlights the provisions of our location and other area farms. At the table, we’ll have a chance to mingle with our host farmers.

 

How long are Outstanding in the Field events?
Events are typically about 4.5-5 hours, start to finish.

 

Can you accommodate guests with dietary restrictions or food allergies?
As meals are served family-style, our dinners are best suited for flexible, adventurous eaters. Due to the nature of a shared meal and in order to uphold high-quality standards, we are only able to accommodate limited dietary requests. These include vegetarian/pescatarian diets and celiac allergies. If you have other dietary limitations for religious reasons, please email Reservations@OutstandingintheField.com.

 

Can you accommodate children at the events?
The Outstanding in the Field experience is intended for adults. Due to the length of the event, the family style service and out of respect for all of our guests, please do not bring children.

 

Is there alcohol at OITF events?
Yes. The ticket price includes a welcome beverage and wine pairings with dinner. We also offer non-alcoholic beverages at all events. For your safety, we suggest that you arrange for a designated driver or plan for a driving service to get you home safely.

 

What is the price per person and what is included in that price?
Tickets start at $265 per person (plus a ticketing service fee and sales tax), and can vary depending on the event. The ticket price includes welcome beverages and passed appetizers, plus a seated four-course meal with wine pairings. Gratuity is included in the price.

 

What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept payment online only. You can use any major credit card (Visa, MasterCard or AMEX). Cash or check orders cannot be processed.

 

Do you sell gift certificates?
Yes, you can purchase gift certificates in $200 increments on our website. When you purchase a gift certificate, it will be sent to either yourself or your recipient, as you choose. If you would like to include a special message in your gift card, please note that with your order. Please note that gift certificate holders do not have priority access to tickets.

 

When can I make a reservation?
Complete schedule details for our Summer / Fall tour are posted on the website in early March. All tickets go on sale March 20th, the first day of Spring. Keep in mind that some dinners will sell out in a matter of minutes; you’ll have the best chance for a seat if you make a reservation as soon as tickets go on sale. All ticket sales end 24 hours prior to an event.

Tickets for our winter tour go on sale November 5th.

 

How do I make a reservation?
Go to the Upcoming Events page of our website. Once you select the event(s) you would like to attend, click the 'Join Us' button. You will be taken to a new page where you can input your order information. When making your reservation, please include all of your contact information (including email address and phone number) so we can communicate with you effectively. After you make your reservation, you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you have any questions about the order process, please reach out to Reservations@OutstandingintheField.com.

 

Do you take reservations for larger parties?
We are happy to accommodate large parties of five or more to sit together. If you have a large party, let us know when you arrive at the event so we can arrange to have you seated together.

 

When will I receive directions to the farm and other important information about the event?
We send out invitations to our confirmed guests about two weeks prior to the event. These will include directions to the farm, helpful hints on farm attire, information about our tradition of the plates, and all finalized dinner details. After making a reservation, please make sure to allow emails from Reservations@OutstandingintheField.com in your spam settings, so as not to miss further communication from us.

 

What if I have tickets but I can’t attend the event?
We do not offer refunds. However, you are welcome to transfer your tickets to someone else. Please contact us at least 24 hours prior to the event so we can enter the new guest’s information. Otherwise, you can tell them to use your name at arrival. Our Facebook page is a good place to post tickets if you cannot attend an event; people often look there for last minute seats. Transferring funds for the tickets is your responsibility.

 

Is there a waitlist for sold out events?
Because tickets are non-refundable, once a dinner is sold out, it is very unlikely that tickets will become available on the Outstanding in the Field website. Contact Reservations@OutstandingintheField.com within one month of the event you are interested in attending, to see if any spots have opened up. You can also check our Facebook page; people often go there looking to buy or sell last minute seats.

 

Will I be able to see a copy of the menu before I arrive at the dinner?
The menu will be revealed as guests sit at the table. Our guest chefs design the menu in the weeks leading up to the event, based on the freshest ingredients available from the farm. We want the meal to be seasonal, artistic, and spontaneous!

 

What if it rains?
All events are rain or shine. In the case of rain, we will find shelter for the table - sometimes this means we find a magical place in a greenhouse or barn. Guests still receive a tour of the farm, so be sure to check the weather and dress appropriately.

 

What should I wear to an OITF event?
Our dinners take place on all sorts of natural terrains, in the fields of working farms and vineyards, alongside rivers and seas. Please dress accordingly and remember to wear appropriate shoes. It can get cold at night, even after a warm day, so please come prepared with a jacket or blankets to keep you comfortable. We anticipate many beautiful sunsets this coming season and recommend you bring a hat or sunglasses as needed. Guests do tend to dress up a little for our events, however jeans and casual attire are not out of place.

 

Do you allow well-behaved dogs at the events?
Due to health department regulations, dogs are not allowed at our events. Please leave your pets at home.

 

Does Outstanding in the Field host private events?
Yes, we host private events in all areas of the country for different occasions and it is the perfect way to celebrate! From 1,000 guests on a NYC pier to an intimate table for 20 in wine country, Outstanding in the Field has done it all. Please email PrivateEvents@OutstandingintheField.com to start planning your customized Outstanding in the Field event.

 

I have a great idea for an event location. How can I let you know?
Please email Events@OutstandingintheField.com and thank you for reaching out!

 

Any other details I should know?
The Assumption of Risk of damage or injury is your responsibility at these events. We will encounter a variety of terrain and climatic conditions; a description of conditions, and any preparatory recommendations will be detailed in the reminder email you will receive prior to the event. Please contact us with any further questions.