Behind the Scenes at a Farm to Table Dinner

April 4, 2016
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While we await the renovation of interior spaces and the construction of our new kitchen, we thought we would share a few photos from one of the last dinners to be served from the old kitchen, on October 2nd, 2015. (As soon as possible we will put the next round of dinners on the calendar and reservations can commence.)

Every series of dinners begins with the choosing and testing of recipes based on what’s fresh on the farm or available locally. Some of the prep for each event begins the previous day but most of the cooking is completed on the day of the dinner.

The outdoor spaces are readied for guests. The tables and railing were the creation of Elderslie Woodworks.

The beautiful tables (handcrafted with Kansas walnut that was harvested and milled by Elderslie Woodworks) are set using fresh flowers from our own gardens or the gardens of Chisolm Creek Flowers next door whenever possible. The zinnias used on this particular evening had finished serving their purpose attracting beneficial bugs to pollinate the veggies and deter pests.

Just before guests arrive, final preparations are completed and the staff gather for final instructions.

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