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These open-air dinners take place at vineyards, beaches, and farms around the world.

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These open-air dinners take place at vineyards, beaches, and farms around the world.

The settings for Outstanding in the Field’s 2019 open-air dinner series include everything from a Swedish castle to a beach in Vancouver.

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Spring is officially (and finally) here. To celebrate the new season, Outstanding in the Field is opening reservations for its 2019 outdoor dinner series on Wednesday. Founded in 1999, these “pop-up restaurants in a farm field,” hosted everywhere from the foothills of Mount Fuji to California’s Stinson Beach, have brought chefs, farmers, and the public together in at least 15 different countries and all 50 states.

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Outstanding in the Field is kicking off its 2019 season where it all began—at Happy Valley Farm in Santa Cruz, California, on May 4. The 2019 tour ends on November 17 back in California at Pie Ranch near Pescadero. In between, there will be 89 other dinners everywhere from a castle in Sweden to a rooftop farm in Brooklyn. All meals highlight local chefs, as well as ingredients grown on that farm or from nearby producers.

This year’s event on Stinson Beach, near San Francisco, takes place on November 9.
In addition to several new dinner locations, from Sonoma County’s Bohan Ranch and Vineyards to Vancouver’s Spanish Banks Beach, Outstanding in the Field is also introducing a new Community Table street event concept in 2019. Instead of taking place where the ingredients were grown and harvested, the three Community Table events will bring the dining tables to the streets of Bisbee, Arizona, Geneva, New York, and Los Angeles. Local makers, artists, and designers will be featured at these events.

“Just as we celebrate local farmers and chefs and the stories of where our food comes from, Community Table events recognize the creativity and craftsmanship that bring beauty to the table and enhance the enjoyment of breaking bread together,” founder Jim Denevan said in a statement.

For those looking to make a weekend getaway out of these outdoor dinners, Outstanding in the Field has teamed up with Under Canvas to bring overnight glamping accommodations to several events in Washington, New York, Michigan, and Massachusetts this summer.

How to make a reservation

Events scheduled from May 4 to August 16 go on sale March 20 at 12 p.m. ET, while events scheduled from August 17 to November 17 go on sale a few hours later at 2 p.m. ET.

Reservations can be made directly through Outstanding in the Field’s 2019 events page. Some dinners sell out in a matter of minutes, so booking a seat right when reservations go on sale is recommended. Tickets start at $265 per person, which includes a wine and appetizer reception, a farm tour, and a four-course meal with wine pairings (gratuities are included).

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