Grazing in the Outfield: Dinner on the Diamond

Dining al fresco during Grazing in the Field. (photo courtesy Grazing in the Field)
Dining al fresco during Grazing in the Field. (Cory Aronec Photography)

Here’s an idea: Host a fantastic multi-course dinner on a professional baseball team’s diamond. Invite 100-plus food lovers. Get one of Winnipeg’s best chefs and his team to come up with a home-run menu. And bring ingredients, like fresh milk, cream, butter and ice cream, straight from a Manitoba farm.

That’s the inspired plan behind Grazing in the Outfield, the latest venture from the Dairy Farmers of Manitoba.

Organizers hoped to pull it off for this summer’s 2014 baseball season, but a very tight baseball schedule has made it impossible. So in 2015, Grazing in the Outfield plans to throw its inaugural event. No date has been settled and they’re still finalizing the details.

So, for the meantime, foodies will get their fix at Grazing in the Field. This year’s event will be held September 13, 2014 at Hans and Nelleke Gorter’s dairy farm in Otterburne, MB. Tickets cost $150 each (plus tax) and went on sale in early February. Only 100 will be sold and Brandes reports about 25 have already gone. Chef Ben Kramer and his team at Diversity Foods (University of Winnipeg) will be in the kitchen. Kramer always pulls together a fantastic and fun spread.

Tip to the wise: Don’t wait to buy tickets. In 2011, the first year, all 115 tickets sold. The second year was also a sell out with 135 tickets sold.

Check out the Grazing in the Field Facebook page here.

For tickets click here.

In the meantime, here’s the post I wrote for Peg City Grub about Grazing in the Field 2011.

Making table side 'smores at Grazing in the Field. (photo courtesy Grazing in the Field)
Making table side ‘smores at Grazing in the Field. (Cory Aronec Photography)

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