Outstanding in the Field’s 2023 season includes special downtown Santa Cruz dinner

Expect jaw-dropping locations at Outstanding in the Field's events.
Expect jaw-dropping locations at Outstanding in the Field’s events.
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Outstanding in the Field founder Jim Denevan gets back to his roots at Gabriella Cafe in June, part of a slate of farm-to-table events that will also include a stop at a Soquel farm, a secret cove in Pescadero and a Big Sur cattle ranch.

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Tickets go on sale Monday at 9 a.m. for Outstanding in the Field’s California spring, summer and fall dinner series, and with the slate it has promised this year, you can bet they’ll be selling out quickly. Among the many intriguing options in this year’s schedule of farm-to-table dinners is the one on June 14, which will be held outside Gabriella Cafe on Cedar Street. Yes, they’ll be taking over the street, and Gabriella’s longtime chef, Gema Cruz, will be at the helm with Outstanding in the Field founder Jim Denevan, who spent part of his culinary career as founding chef at the downtown restaurant.

The lineup of dinners in Santa Cruz County and nearby include:

  • Saturday, May 13, at Markegard Family Grass-Fed in Half Moon Bay
  • Sunday, May 14, at Tira Nanza in Carmel Valley
  • Saturday, May 20, and Sunday, May 21, at a secret sea cove in Pescadero
  • Wednesday, June 14, at Gabriela Cafe in Santa Cruz
  • Saturday, June 17, at Everett Family Farm in Soquel
  • Saturday, Oct. 28 - Monday, Oct. 30, at a private cattle ranch in Big Sur
  • Saturday, Nov. 4, and Sunday, Nov. 5, at a secret sea cove in Pescadero
  • Sunday, Nov. 19, at Pie Ranch in Pescadero

For more information about these events — and to buy tickets — go here. Additional details about these events and more will be in the Lookout Santa Cruz guide to 2023’s farm-to-table events, publishing later this week. Don’t miss it — we’ve got a great lineup to share with you, including this summer’s Santa Cruz Community Farmers’ Markets pop-up breakfasts.

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