Check us out at the Kekela Farm Market at 64-604 Mana Road,
Tuesday afternoons from 2 - 5pm
at the Waimea Town Market at Parker School, Saturdays 8am - 1pm
Based (but rarely at home) in Santa Cruz, California, Outstanding in the Field is a roving culinary adventure – literally a restaurant without walls – whose mission is to connect diners to the land and the origins of their food, and to honor the local farmers and food artisans who cultivate it. The OITF crew of traveling chef-artists-organizers has set their long table at hundreds of farms and ranches around the world, where each dinner is served with the consistent theme of honoring the people whose good work brings nourishment to the table.
Kekela Farms was honored as the site for the first Big Island OITF dinner, held on Wednesday, January 25. Celebrated Chef Edwin Goto, of Village Burger (Chef Edwin is also past Executive Chef at the Mauna Lana Bay Hotel and Bungalows, and before that he was Executive Chef at the properties on Lanai) prepared an incredible repast that was served alfresco in Kekela’s lettuce fields. As in his restaurant, Chef Edwin’s menu featured ingredients that were almost all local – from 19 local producers in all!
The dinner came together wonderfully – the food, the farm, the company and the conversation all sparkled and, as the sun set, all in attendance agreed that the evening had been perfect. Thank you, Outstanding in the Field!
Additional photos of the event, courtesy of Nicole Milne, may be viewed HERE