Outstanding in the Field announces its 2013 Minnesota location

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Outstanding in the Field, an international farm dinner tour, chooses a dairy as its Minnesota stop

Outstanding in the Field, the touring international farm dining experience, has announced where it plans to land when it hits Minnesota this summer: Singing Hills Goat Dairy. Located just about an hour south of Minneapolis, Singing Hills focuses primarily on goat-based dairy products, including cheeses like chevre, feta, curds, and yogurt.

The guest chef for the evening will be the Gray House's head chef and owner, Ian Gray. The Gray House opened early last fall and since has been lauded by local critics as one of the best new restaurants of last year.

Here's more on the event and how to score tickets.

Photo by Katie Holm
The Gray House's chef Ian Gray will be guest chef at this year's Outstanding in the Field
Outstanding in the Field travels the country hosting outdoor dining events that promote farm-to-table dining. The tour will host 84 events across the U.S. this year spanning the months from May to September. In 2011 the tour jumped the pond, hosting events in England, Ireland, Denmark, the Netherlands, Spain, and Italy.

According to the Outstanding in the Field website, "Guest chef Ian Gray of the Gray House says Lynne Reeck and Kate Wall, farmers at Singing Hills Goat Dairy, are the nicest people he has ever met. Sounds like the best kind of people to sit down and have a meal with."

In past years the event was hosted by local farm-to-table advocate Scott Pampuch. According to the website, "Scott Pampuch has done the chef honors for our annual Minneapolis area farm dinner events for the past five years. (Thanks Scott!!) Now it's Ian's turn. We are hoping that Scott will be able to participate in the event this year in a more relaxed manner, as a diner."

The event will take place on July 30, and tickets will ring in at a whopping $200 each. For more information on the event, visit Outstanding in the Field's registration page.

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