August 9, 2012
Farm Dinner at Heritage Prairie Farm
Tonight Eric and I went to a really wonderful farm dinner.
Heritage Prairie Farm is in the Fox Valley, west of Chicago. They grow produce year round and also keep bees and produce honey.
This afternoon we had a thunderstorm and it got surprisingly chilly outside. By the time the dinner began, it had stopped raining and was lovely, but cool, outside. The dinner was in a beautiful white tent with lanterns and white lights hanging from the ceiling and candles and flowers in mason jars decorating the tables.
Every item on the menu included heirloom tomatoes -- even the dessert. The chef came out and told us about each dish and shared what variety of tomato he'd used in each of them and why he chose that variety. Eric and I were laughing that it was like watching an episode of "Iron Chef" where the secret ingredient was heirloom tomatoes.
The farm holds farm dinners year round and we can't wait to go again.