Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Fields of Green 2011 Recap

Field of Greens was this weekend and like last year it was a perfect excuse for a sunny day in the country. Congrats to Rosebud's Ron Eyester and the rest of the team who put together Field of Greens as well as Slow Food Atlanta for an awesome event!

Whippoorwill Farms was lovely; there was tons of great farm-fresh food from some of Atlanta's top restaurants, huge crowds, and lots of sunshine. I'm not going to lie, it was such a feeding frenzy that I wasn't even always sure who's food I was eating. Suffice it to say, there were too many tasty dishes to mention. The Shed at Glenwood, Local Three, Miller Union, and Farm Burger had a few favorites.

After stuffing our faces, we checked out stands such from vendors like Emily G's jams and High Road Craft Ice Cream and caught a little of the F'n' Chef Competition (forgive me, despite my best googling and twitter searching, I cannot for the life of me figure out who won. Inquiring minds want to know!)

Rather than wax poetic about things you'll have to wait a whole year to experience for yourself, I'll just share some pics to give a flavor for the day....

Seemed way more crowded than last year but still got to taste everything


Adventurous Tastes favorite, The Shed at Glenwood's Chef Lance Gummere dishes out tasty bbq sandwiches with a local
pepper sauce
Another Adv Tastes fave - Linton Hopkins of my beloved Holeman & Finch. His fried chicken was HOT!
What's not to love?
Seriously, a baby mini horse? They were trying to kill me with cuteness
The chefs competed preparing local beef (yum!) and beef liver (not so much)
Judges sampling the competitors' dishes
F'n' Chef Competitors - Terry Koval (Farm Burger), Eric Ottensmeyer (Leon's Full Service), Nick Melvin (Rosebud) 
*Full disclosure: Although my tickets were comped, I always endeavor to offer my unbiased opinion about my experience.



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