The well-known roving restaurant, Outstanding in the Field, has just added Applecrest Farm to their 2010 North American Tour schedule. Dinner will be prepared by Dan Dumont, executive chef of Wentworth by the Sea, and his sister, Mary Dumont, former executive chef of The Dunaway Restaurant:
Applecrest Farm Orchards, Hampton Falls, NH
Host Farmers: Peter & Todd Wagner, Applecrest Orchards
Guest Chef: Mary Dumont, Harvest, Cambridge, MA and Dan Dumont, Wentworth By The Sea, New Castle, NH
Date: Sunday August 22, 2010
Time: 3:00 PM
This event will both be served family style and have family style. Mary Dumont is excited to be joined by her brother, Executive Chef Dan Dumont of Wentworth by the Sea. Chef Mary is a longtime friend of Outstanding in the Field. Back in 1997 now chef Mary worked with Outstanding in the Field chef and founder Jim Denevan — as a waitress. At the time Mary mentioned that she might want to work in the kitchen some day. Mary took to the kitchen soon after that and it seems she did ok. Her resume includes being named one of Americas Best New Chefs by Food and Wine Magazine and competing on Iron Chef. Our dinner site Applecrest Farm Orchards is America’s oldest, continuously running apple growing operation.
Outstanding in the Field is a roving culinary adventure – literally a restaurant without walls. Since 1999 we have set the long table at farms or gardens, on mountain tops or in sea caves, on islands or at ranches. Occasionally the table is set indoors: a beautiful refurbished barn, a cool greenhouse or a stately museum. Wherever the location, the consistent theme of each dinner is to honor the people whose good work brings nourishment to the table.
Ingredients for the meal are almost all local (sometimes sourced within inches of your seat at the table!) and generally prepared by a celebrated chef of the region. After a tour of the site, we all settle in: farmers, producers, culinary artisans, and diners sharing the long table.
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