A few weeks ago, we had the total pleasure of attending the first of three field + foundry dinners, hosted by our sweet friend Melissa and baker extraordinaire Laicie of Dough Uprising, who partnered with Bing in the hopes of bringing creatives in the greater DC area together over a delicious, locally sourced meal. The dinner was held at a farmhouse located at the very back of the incredible acreage of Holy Cross Abbey. We were originally planning on bringing Everett with us since he's been to this farm before and about died of happiness at the amount of general space there is to run and throw rocks, but then decided that this was probably going to be one of our last opportunities to take a night out alone for at least a while, so we made a date of it. I just have to throw it out there what a luxury it was to sit, and eat with two hands, and have full blown adult conversations for a few hours, and eat while having that conversation, oh and eat. I'm going to embarrass myself if I really get into how good this food was, and how much we talked about it the next day. So I won't. But YOU GUYS, GOSH DANGIT, THE FOOD.
Laicie's husband, resident expert on all things bread, taught us how to make our own sourdough starter to take home and nurture as if we had given birth to it. I'd rather not report on the progress of mine ...
We made new friends over the table, and got to hear Amanda Marko, the founder of Trouve magazine speak, which was so great.
And then we ate THIS.
And here's Tyson making sure I didn''t catapult myself off the front porch at the end of the night, being as stuffed and front heavy as I was.
*I hardly broke out my camera that night, so I borrowed these gorgeous photos, which were taken by the lovely and talented Reema Desai.