Outstanding in the Field (www.outstandinginthefield.com) — the national farm-to-table dinner series featuring outdoor dining and locally sourced ingredients — returns to New Orleans Jan. 8, 2015, with MoPho (514 City Park Ave., 504-482-6845; www.mophonola.com) chef Michael Gulotta at the helm. The meal, takes place at Bartlett Farm (78050 Highway 25, Folsom; www.thegardenveg.com). It features an Asian-inspired menu using ingredients (eggs, vegetables, chickens, etc.) sourced from the farm. Attendees tour the farm and then dine at a long communal table.
Outstanding in the Field has hosted 600 table-to-farm events and welcomed more than 80,000 guests since its inception in 1999. The dinner's last visit to the city was in 2006, when the event was hosted in a greenhouse. For more information or to purchase tickets visit the Outstanding in the Field website. The event starts at 3 p.m. Tickets are $220.