Anders and I were lucky enough to attend a huge dinner at our friend's oyster farm put on by Outstanding in the Field. The crew from OITF travel all around the country putting on dinners on farms that reconnect the diner with the farmer. They have been doing these events for the last 15 years, and it is quite a site to see. We had a great time eating delicious oysters from the farm but also local sockeye salmon, squash blossom salad, grape gazpacho and almond cake for dessert. And while the night was a complete home run, there was one funny incident. The dinner table was set up on the beach, but the crew misjudged high tide (how fast it would come in and how high), and by the time the first course was served, my chair was underwater. The tables had to be moved to higher and dryer land, but it was a pretty hilarious adventure. Luckily, everyone was a good sport. It's a good thing we moved too because less than an hour after we moved the tide was so high our tables would have floated away. In fact, a boy cruised by on a boat...right where we had been sitting!
If you ever get a chance to attend one of these dinners, I highly recommend it. Check out the complete tour here.
This is not a great picture, but I wanted to point out how far away the tide was to begin.
Squash blossom salad
The tide rolled in quickly! Literally all within 10 minutes!
Table sinking with Kevin, the owner of the oyster farm
Luckily our chef, Zoi, was always on dry land.
Treasure Cove oysters
(there was wine too)
Chef Zoi is my hero. This dish was perfect.
Almond cake for dessert.