These first three Field + Foundry events have been a little bit like a dream…
I can’t tell you how long Mark and I have talked about a supper club, someday, somehow. We felt lost for so long in an area that focuses less on creatives and more on Capitol Hill, and we needed a community, a way to gather and share what we loved… but we had no idea how we could do it.
With the help of Bing, Melissa, and so many others, the pieces finally came together in Field + Foundry. We couldn’t be happier with the result, and we’re so thankful for all of the help that we’ve had — if you haven’t already, be sure to check out the end of these posts for a full list of the amazing folks who’ve made each of these events possible.
So what next?
Our third event marks the final dinner in our initial summer and fall series, but it doesn’t mark the end. We’re excited to both continue on and expand to other states to play just a small role in bringing creative communities together in a way they haven’t been before.
So stay tuned, because as excited as I am to share what we’ve done, I’m even more excited to share what we have in the works.
Event sponsorship: Bing // Location: The Loft at 600 F // Dinnerware and serveware: West Elm // Photography: Reema Desai // Letterpress invitations and menus: Moxie Press Co. // Calligraphy: Lindsay Ponta of Shrimp Salad Circus // Speakers: Cullen Gilchrist and Jonas Singer of Union Kitchen and Blind Dog Cafe // Workshop leader: Laicie Heeley // Dinner: Mark Heeley & Dough Uprising (With a huge shoutout – again – to Jonathan Bollhoefer for all of his help!)// Salts for workshop and dinner pairing: The Meadow // Florals and styling: Laicie Heeley // Organizing and promotion: Laicie Heeley & Melissa Hope // Pies and bread: Dough Uprising // Gift bags: Bing, Artifact Uprising, Field Notes, Shrimp Salad Circus
Ingredients for the evening were sourced from FireFly Farm, Cherry Glen Farm, Full Cellar Farm, South Mountain Creamery, Allen’s Apiary, Trouts Supreme Seafood, Glen Manor Vineyards, DC Brau Brewing Company, Baugher’s Orchards, Rock Hill Orchards, and The Common Market