Outstanding in the Field event in Elkhorn, Wisconsin
Like a barnstorming tour worthy of Alice Waters, the Outstanding in the Field tour hit the Chicago area last week. On Monday, Dietzler Farms in Elkhorn, Wisconsin played host to Vie chef Paul Virant; on Wednesday, Province's Randy Zweiban served dinner with the aid of Growing Power farms in the middle of Grant Park. The next night, Hot Chocolate's Mindy Segal prepared an elegant meal (featuring little quails) at City Farm, at the nexus of Clybourn and Division. Finally, on Saturday, the boys from The Publican and Blackbird cooked a meal at Kinnickinnick Farm in Caledonia, near Rockford. All in all, it was a week of true farm-to-table eating. Hope you enjoy the photos.