Farm to Table Dinner Series
The Table Urban Farm is pleased to continue a tradition begun in the late summer and fall of the 2017 growing season. On the third Saturdays of the 2018 growing season (June, July, August, September, October and hopefully November), we will be hosting pop-up farm to table dinners. In partnership with Chef Jeffery Koch, professor of Hospitality, Tourism, and Events at Metropolitan State University, each dinner will consist of four courses that feature seasonal produce and a unique location. For more information please scroll down to the “What Can I Expect?” section.
Farm to Table Dinner Series #1: Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 5:30 PM – This dinner will include reserved seating for metro area farmers who are members of the Mile High Farmers network, with half of the proceeds going to support local farms and local farmers. Not only will you have opportunity to enjoy the amazing food as prepared by Chef Koch, you also will have the opportunity to meet other producers in the area.
Farm to Table Dinner Series #2: Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 5:30 PM – We’re departing from our normal 3rd Saturday of the month in July because Chef Koch is getting married on that Saturday in July! So, please join us on the third Sunday of the month for our second dinner of the season. Location and menu to be revealed on Wednesday, July 11.
Farm to Table Dinner Series #3: Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 5:30 PM – Location and menu to be revealed on Wednesday, August 22. Tickets on sale now! Join us for what should be an abundance of the summer harvest. Chef is working on some vegan and vegetarian options for this dinner. You can expect something that’s sure to please every palate. Reserve your seats before they’re gone!
Farm to Table Dinner Series #4: Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 5:30 PM – Location and menu to be revealed on Wednesday, September 12.
Farm to Table Dinner Series #5: Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 5:30 PM – Location and menu to be revealed on Wednesday, October 17. Tickets are on sale now! Join us for a delightful menu that will be designed around autumn’s farm fresh ingredients. This dinner may be held indoors because of the anticipated cooler temperatures.
Farm to Table Dinner Series #6: TBD
What can I expect?
Cost: Our dinners are $85 per person and include your first glass of wine (more on that below). The entirety of your cost benefits the work of The Table Urban Farm.
Tips: Our chef and servers are volunteering their time and expertise for these events. At the dinner, we will have a tip jar available for you to express appreciation for our kitchen and wait staff.
Menu: Menus will be revealed three days in advance of each dinner. Each menu will feature the distinct flavor of the seasonal vegetables grown in Table gardens. While the menu will not be made up exclusively of Table produce (we don’t raise cattle…yet…) it will be sourced by other local farms and trusted farmers. Be assured that great care has been taken in the raising, tending, harvesting, and preparation of each dinner. If you have any dietary restrictions, please indicate so on the reservation form at checkout.
Alcohol: When we gather for Table events, we ask the attendees to be active participants. While we will serve you a glass of wine as you arrive, we also invite our dinner guests to bring wine, beer, or their cocktail of choice that will pair well with the distinct menu. And if you are so inclined, bring two bottles – one to share with the table.
Locations: Each dinner will be hosted by friends in the community and we ask you to respect our friends’ property. In addition, while we want to showcase gardens and garden produce, we also want to showcase the thing we value as much as food: people. We invite you to experience hospitality and community at its finest.
Conversation: Unique to our dinners, we incorporate conversation starting questions as a part of the dining experience. We anticipate that you will come to the table as strangers but leave as friends. For the introverts among us, this may sound risky and cause some heartburn. Be at peace: you won’t be asked to talk more than you want.
Seating: We intend the dinners to be intimate events with lively conversation. Each dinner will seat no more than 24 people. Children are welcome at the table but may not be left unsupervised. Because of the limited number of seats, we cannot offer discounts for children.
Reservations: Seats can be reserved on a first come, first served basis. As demand grows, we will adjust accordingly.
Cancellations: If you must cancel, your reservation will be refunded if you contact us at least 10 calendar days in advance of the dinner. A $10 processing fee will be applied to each cancelled seat.
Phones: We understand that many of you have important people you need to stay in touch with while you are at dinner, and that you will need to keep your phone at hand. We simply ask that if you need to use your phone, you step away from the table to do so, and that you please keep your phones and other gadgets off the table. Thank you.