Seasonal Dining at a Historic House
Farm to Table Thursdays
You can’t get more local than this! Chef Katie takes our farm-fresh produce, adds ingredients from other Iowa farms, and transforms them into satisfying dishes. Vegetables are the stars here, with seasonal sides available for sharing around your table. Each week’s menu includes a special appetizer, entree, and dessert inspired by the farm. Posted menus are subject to change slightly, depending on the weekly harvest. Bring your own wine or beer; no corkage fee.
If no tables are available online, please click here to get on the waitlist. For groups larger than 8 people, please call the Wallace House at 515.243.7063 or email Katie.
WCI connects food, land, and people with a unique dining experience at our Farm to Table Thursday Dinners. No-shows and late cancellations greatly impact our nonprofit organization. If you won’t be able to make your reservation, call 515.243.7063 or email Katie asap so we have time to contact others on the wait list.
Each course [is an] extraordinary combination of flavors & textures & colors…
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.
The last Know Your Farmer dinner featured Amy & Jason Boyer of Osceola, IA. The Boyers raise all-natural beef and pork at Boyer Family Farms as well as own and operate the Harvest Barn Marketplace, an event space and weekend eatery. The store sells their meat, fresh produce, homemade fudge, candles and gifts.
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
Farm to Table Thursday: March 30 – FullMarch 30 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Farm to Table Thursday: April 6 – FullApril 6 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Farm to Table Thursday: April 13 – FullApril 13 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Farm to Table Thursday: April 20 – FullApril 20 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Farm to Table Thursday: April 27-FullApril 27 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Farm to Table Thursday: May 4-FullMay 4 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Farm to Table Thursday: May 11 – FullMay 11 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Farm to Table Thursday: May 18-FullMay 18 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Farm to Table Thursday: May 25-FullMay 25 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Farm to Table Thursday: June 1June 1 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Farm to Table Thursday: June 8June 8 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Chef Katie Honored
We’re proud to announce that Chef Katie Porter was recognized by the Iowa Restaurant Association as one of “40 Women to Watch” in 2022! Congratulations to Katie on this well-deserved honor.