There’s something romantic about the idea of a long wooden table filled with fresh local foods and decorated with a rustic charm that makes people want to gather to indulge in the present. Farm-to-table dinners are not a new concept, but they’re definitely a trend we don’t see going away anytime soon. Regions across the globe are celebrating sit down dinners that remind us of native cultivation and a simpler time in life.
Long Table Dinners
At The Abbey Resort in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, they created their own rendition of the farm-to-table dining experience, with their Long Table Dinner Series. At the heart of this series is a 50-person long table placed in the resort’s impressive A-frame Porto room. The dinner’s menu focuses on showcasing local food and drink from Wisconsin, an area plentiful with agriculture. Here, rich farmland, plentiful grazing land, and roaming vineyards produce robust and flavorful vegetables, meats, and wines.
Bringing People Together
The series is open to resort guests and the public, bringing a good mix of locals and visitors to dine together under one roof. “Originally we came up with this concept because we wanted to find a way to bring our guests together and enjoy a culinary experience – including a unique atmosphere,” said Chef North. “What the long table dinner does is it gives people – strangers and friends alike – the opportunity to put their phones away and make conversation with the people around them. Food always brings people together.”
Join the Next Event
The Abbey Resort’s third dinner just happened on March 23rd and incorporated local culinary artisans into its menu, including Hook’s Cheese, J Henry & Sons Spirits, Apple Barn Orchard Wines, Honey by Holly, and Jones Farm Bacon. If you’re interested in joining the next Long Table Dinner on June 15th, you can inquire for reservations at 1-800-709-1323.