Field to Feast: Cuisine for a Cause


In early September, I received an email from Tables in Wonderland about an upcoming event called the Field to Feast Dinner. This would be a charity dinner organized by Edible Orlando to benefit the Kid’s Cafe Program of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, starring Walt Disney World chefs. As luck would have it, the event would be held while my girlfriend Melissa was in town, and end at the perfect time to get her to Orlando International Airport for her flight home. I knew we must attend!

Melissa is a fellow blogger (one who writes actual words rather than relying on pictures), who created a wonderful writeup of this event. I highly recommend visiting that link for a much more in-depth summary of the evening. I will keep my words short and sweet:

  • This was an inaugural event, if they hold a second one, I will drop everything to be there.
  • The pork belly and the beef tenderloin were transcendent. Everything was delicious, but these two dishes may have forever changed what I expect from food.
  • The event was a little pricey at $325 per couple, but it was for a charity that does wonderful work in my community. I’m a school counselor, I can’t ever say no to a good cause.
  • This evening was second only to my trains tour in my ranking of fun I’ve had at Disney World.
  • I will forever remember the night I left a Disney event with a bag of sweet corn as a gift.

I used two cameras to capture our evening: a Canon 6D using a 24-105mm F4L lens, and a Canon EOS-M outfitted with a 22mm f/2 lens. All photos were processed in Aperture for OS X. Make sure you check the captions on each photo for more information about the people, dishes, drinks, or whatever else is pictured.

I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed taking them!

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