Dinner I


Join us for our first dinner at The Barn at Lone Oaks Farm, where we’ll welcome chef Aaron Holt for a five-course culinary event. Named the Iowa Restaurant Association’s 2018 Chef of the Year, Aaron has years of experience in the kitchen, most recently at RoCA as executive chef. Aaron runs Doolittle Farm, an organic farm growing seasonal fruits, vegetables, micro greens, and edible flowers in Story City, Iowa, and hopes to one day host dinners in his own 1905 farmhouse.

We’d love to have you at our table. Please review the details below.


$85 per guest / BYOB (suggested pairings to be provided in follow-up email)

5:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, 2019

The Barn at Lone Oaks Farm, Winterset, Iowa (address to be provided with confirmation email)


Pre-Course: local Iowa cheese and charcuterie / honey / jam / fruit and veggie crudités / nuts / olives (served family-style)

Salad Course: local greens / blood orange-shallot vinaigrette / basil / strawberry / fresh mozzarella from Lost Lake Farm / cured La Quercia Nduja / candied cashew / shaved red onion / garlic crouton

Second Course: Iowa braised pork belly / poblano creamed sweet corn / crispy chicharrones

Main Course: cast-iron seared steak / sunrise medley potatoes / shallot-Templeton Rye gravy / crispy red onion strings / asparagus

Dessert Course: wild berry crisp / raspberry / mulberry / blackberry / vanilla bean ice cream

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