Our Urban Adventures

The TBG team is extremely diverse; each individual has their own perspective that allow us to remain nimble, innovative, and creative under all circumstances.  Each member of the TBG team shares a liddabit about themselves and their adventures here!


Table for 160, Please!

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I truly love the concept of farm dinners, and it’s time to start thinking about them.  I know this because I just got my annual announcement from my aspirational favorite, Outstanding in the Field.  Every time I look at the photos on their website, I’m pretty sure I could run away and be part of their team – like a rock and roll tour, but better! 

We eat out a lot, but my favorite meals are the ones that showcase the ingredients.  You don’t have to have a fussy presentation if you have amazing ingredients.  And no matter how “easy” the recipe may seem, it’s hard to replicate at home – we just don’t have access to the same products.

That’s what these dinners are all about.  Outstanding in the Field is a “roving culinary experience”.  Essentially, traveling dinner parties cooked with farm-fresh ingredients served right where they were grown – in fields, ranches, vineyards, and community gardens across the country.  Dinner is served family style, often at one really long table and almost always outside.  You bring your own plate and you eat with the farmers, food artisans, chefs and other guests.  They’ve done dinners in some great places – in a sea cave, on a mountaintop, by a river, or in a field.

Some friends and I went to one of their dinners at Ayrshire Farm in Upperville, Virginia.  We had cocktails on the lawn of the rebuilt manor home, a tour of the farm’s livestock and crops, and dinner by candlelight in their barns (OK – maybe it wasn’t 160 people…but it was a lot!).  It was a lovely evening and a great outing.

These dinners speak to me on so many levels –the farmers are so passionate about what they produce and so happy to share the experience, you get to dine outdoors, and the people that come leave pretension at the door (that might actually be a rule!)  There’s not a lot that’s fancy about the evening, yet the experience is somehow over the top.

Great concept for a private event, or wonderful to just join in.  Check out his pictures and try to join one!

 

Welcome!

Color Wheel Pro says that orange represents “enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, stimulation and TBG Events”.

OK, so maybe I took some liberties with the TBG Events part…  It just seemed to fit since orange represents our brand (literally) and our team (figuratively).

There are three kinds of people in the events industry:

1) those who are great at executing logistics;

2) those who are great at “planning a party”; and

3) those who have a right/left brain balance and combine logistics and creativity in their daily work life.

I’m #3.

For me, that means that I’m not prepared for an event until I’ve researched anything and everything about the city I’m going to.  If one of the execs needs a private dinner, I’ve got a place.  If my client needs last minute gifts for VIPs or a cool vendor, I know who to call.   If I can carve out a break in my schedule to have an authentic or mind-clearing experience, I know where to go.

And now I’m sharing…

What does that have to do with Orange?  I go through life with a general fascination with people and the wonderful things they produce.  I get tremendous happiness from discovering and experiencing new things.  I’m absolutely determined to figure out a way to share good people and good things with my clients and friends.  I feel that all of this contributes to my success.

Check back a couple of times a month and add a little Orange to your life!

 

Cathy Arevian is Owner and Managing Director of TBG.  When not saving clients from budgets, she can be found roaming the world for exceptional food and new places.