Jolie Vue will be the host farm for Outstanding In The Field, the third consecutive year we have been honored as such in their visit to Texas, and the pioneer farm for the event in Texas (thanks to the recommendation of Monica Pope). Outstanding is the brainchild of Jim Denevan, a locavorian chef who first asked the question: why not take the next logical step and put the diners on the farm where their food is grown?
What a concept! Jim now spends all of his working life traveling the countryside, east to west and north to south, feeding folks on the farm between the soil and the sky. I was raised in the restaurant business and have born witness to many happy dining experiences, but nothing tops the excitement and soul-satisfying experience of the Outstanding event at Jolie Vue and other kindred farms across the fruited plains.