Seasonal Dining at a Historic House

Valentine's Dinner

Bring your bestie(s) to Chef Katie’s Valentine’s Dinner on Saturday, February 12. Set in the historic Wallace House, this four-course meal is a step up from an ordinary night out. $75/person, gratuity included. Choose from seatings at 5:30 pm or 8 pm. Bring your favorite wine or beer; openers and glassware provided.

1st: Beet Tartare + Apple Relish, Whipped Blue Cheese, Pickled Shallots, Savory Granola, Microgreens

2nd: Lamb Crepinette + Rosemary Glazed Turnips, Sauteed Greens, Winter Radish & Celeriac Salad

3rd: Mangalitsa Pork Duo: Herb Roasted Pork Loin + Sweet Potato Puree & Gremolata, Braised Pork Belly + Butternut Squash & Radishes, Aronia Berry Gastrique

4th: Dark Chocolate Torte + Raspberry Mousse & Citrus Meringue Crisps

Book your table here.

Know Your Farmer Dinner

Our occasional Know Your Farmer Dinners pair a one-of-a-kind menu with a chance to personally talk with incredible Iowa growers.

Caleb and Rebecca Baker from R l C Family Farms in Clearfield, IA will bring their grass-fed beef and rye to the Wallace House on Thursday, March 3 for a three-course meal you won’t soon forget. Caleb and Rebecca practice regenerative farming. Caleb says, “As I learned about soil health and the direct link to healthy food, I had this ah- ha moment. The crops and cattle that I grow and raise on my farm eventually end up on someone’s plate! I decided right then and there I wanted to change the way I was farming. I began to transition our farm to organic and raise my cattle on pasture with my focus on soil health and increasing biodiversity.”

1st: Coriander-Braised Beef Roast + Chile-Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Greens, Corn Relish

2nd: Garlic-Crusted Tenderloin + Gillfeather Turnip & Sweet Onion Puree, Rye Berries, Microgreen & Pickled Onion Salad, Red Wine Jus

3rd: Dark Chocolate Cake + Beef Tallow Fudge, Cherry Sorbet, Pecan Crunch

This prix-fixe dinner is $65/person, gratuity included. Bring your own wine or beer; openers and glassware provided. Doors open at 6 pm; dinner served at 6:30 pm.

Book your table here.

Farm to Table Thursdays

Note: Our 2022 Farm to Table Dinners will start on March 31st, with reservations going live on our website on February 1st. 

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 on the menu button) 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. Posted menus are subject to change slightly as ingredients are available. Entree prices range from $16 to $26. Bring your own wine or beer; no corkage fee.

Each course [an] extraordinary combination of flavors & textures & colors…

Judy G.

Private Events

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 40; stand-up events can accommodate about 50.

To inquire about dates or menus, call 515.243.7063 or email Katie.

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