Eat fresh and local
Farm to Table Thursdays at Wallace House
You can’t get more local than this! Chef Katie takes our farm produce, adds protein from other Iowa farms and businesses, and transforms them into satisfying dishes. Vegetables are the stars here, with seasonal sides available for sharing around your table.
Each week’s menu (click the button on the sidebar) includes a selection of favorites, plus a special appetizer, entree, and dessert inspired by the farm. Side dishes change often, depending on what was harvested fresh that week. Menus are usually posted on Tuesday or Wednesday. Entree prices range from $15 to $23.
Weekly thru December 12 except May 23, July 4 and Thanksgiving. Join Katie in supporting DMARC’s Spring Greens fundraiser on May 23.
Bring your own wine or beer; no corkage fee. Reservations strongly recommended. Call 515.243.7063 or email Deborah.
New! Know Your Farmer Dinners
NEW! June 6: Rufus & Jane Musser, Milton Creamery, Milton, IA – Hear how Milton Creamery is adding value to milk, supporting jobs in southeast Iowa and creating a product with art and passion. Hosted at the Wallace House. 4-course menu includes crostini trio, smoked Colby & onion tart, chicken roulade with cheese curds & spinach, quark cheesecake with rhubarb compote. Doors open at 6 pm, dinner served at 6:30. $55/person, including gratuity. BYOB.
July 27: Mosa Shayan, WCI Farm Programs Manager – Time for a road trip! Learn how fruits and vegetables get from the farm to your fork. Meet with Mosa to tour the gardens and orchard at the Country Life Center, then feast on a 3-course meal that you’ll not soon forget. Tomatoes, melon, peppers, eggplant, kale, and Swiss chard should all be coming out of the garden at that time. Chef Katie is teaming up with Chef Sarah for the best of both WCI locations! Welcome begins at 4:45 pm, tour from 5 to 6 pm, dinner served at 6:30 pm. $50/person, BYOB or purchase Iowa wines on-site. Email Lisa or call 641.337.5019.
Celebrate any of your special occasions with a private gathering at the Wallace House. Chef Katie will customize a farm to table menu that fits your tastes. Seating is available for up to 45; stand-up events can accommodate about 60.
Private lunches begin at $550 for up to 20 guests. Private dinners begin at $750 for up to 20 guests. Appetizer-only receptions begin at $510 for up to 20 guests. 18% gratuity is charged for all private events.
To inquire about dates or menus, call 515.243.7063 or email Deborah.
Our Food Values & Beliefs
We embrace local food and sustainable agriculture. Sourcing fresh, seasonal ingredients locally results in tastier, more nutritious food and showcases Iowa’s ability to produce high quality ingredients. Our restaurants connect patrons to our garden, land and historic sites and to other members of the local foods community.
Core Food Values:
• Menus reflect our garden, land, & historic properties
• Seasonal, housemade dishes
• Quality ingredients
• Local sources support Iowa’s family farms & small businesses