3 (More) Food Events You Should Know About: Outstanding in the Field; Grilled Cheese & Beer Night at Andrew's Cheese Shop; Picnic des Chefs
Farm and table: Touring the nation from coast to coast in a red and white bus, Outstanding in the Field hosts farm-style dinners at picturesque locations including ranches, mountain tops and even sea caves, re-connecting diners to the first-and-foremost sources of their meal. In collaboration with local farmers and chefs, they'll be setting up table in Ojai at Earthtrine Farm on May 11 and on May 12 at Rio Gozo Farm. Tickets are $200, available on the website at www.outstandinginthefield.com.
Grilled cheese! And beer! Skip the standard grilled cheese and head to Santa Monica for a taste of what Andrew's Cheese Shop has to offer. Five diversely structured grilled cheese sandwiches, like the prosciutto, Burrata and sheep's milk ricotta on an olive bread with a homemade basil truffle butter, will be paired with specialty beers of worldly origins. On May 19, attendees will gather in a family-style setting at one of the city's most notable cheese shops to taste a sampling of all the possibilities of a grilled cheese. $45 per person. 728 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, 310-393-3308, www.andrewscheese.com.
Picnic in the park: May 22 is the 31st annual Picnic des Chefs at Vasa Park in Agoura Hills. Angeleno chefs will prepare a lunch inspired by French regional cooking in a picnic-like ambiance. Surrounded by mountains and trees, guests can enjoy an afternoon outdoors while tasting cuisine from various regions of France and wine from more than 30 wineries. $50 per person, available at www.clubculinaire.us. Vasa Park, 2854 Triunfo Canyon Road, Agoura Hills.
-- Caitlin Keller
Photo: Outstanding in the Field. Photo Credit: Jeremy Fenske