THE WALLACE CENTERS OF IOWA: sustainable food & civility initiatives

Farm to Table Dining

Eat fresh and local

Need Valentine's Day plans? We can help!

At the Wallace House, Chef Katie has a wonderful four-course meal planned for Valentine’s Day at 6:30 pm:

charcuterie plate

La Quercia Prosciutto and Borsellion Salami, Winter Radishes, Pickled Vegetables, Mustard & Sourdough

pan-seared beets with mustard seed

Whipped Blue Cheese, Apple Relish, Toasted Walnuts

duo of pork loin and pork belly

Carrot Apple Puree, Roasted Winter Squash and Radishes, Herb Pork Jus

chocolate pistachio tort with cherry ice cream

Live music is included for $60/person, gratuity included. BYO wine or beer. Private tables are limited due to only one seating. Contact Deborah before we get a full house!

Dinner + a Show with Hoyt Sherman Place

The Wallace Centers of Iowa offers locally-sourced meals prior to select performances at Hoyt Sherman Place.

Chef Katie Porter creates tasty seasonal menus from the best local ingredients. Front and center in each dish are the sustainably-grown fruits and vegetables from our own Country Life Center farm near Orient. Other ingredients such as meats, cheeses, and grains are purchased from Iowa family farms and food businesses.

Dates: Feb. 9, Kathleen Madigan, 5:30 pm; Feb. 24, Kelsea Ballerini, 5 pm; March 2, Delfeayo Marsalis/Uptown Jazz Orchestra, 5 pm; March 7, Three Dog Night, 5 pm; March 28, John Hiatt, 5 pm. Additional dates TBA

Cost for the meals are $48/person. Performance tickets are not included. Dinners are open to non-ticket holders as well.

Seasonal Farm to Table Dinners at Wallace House

Spotlighting the produce grown at the Country Life Center, Chef Katie will create tasty, changing menus with appetizers, entrees and desserts. Seating will be community dining–all the seats at a table will be filled. A limited number of private tables for two are available; please inquire. Dinner begins at 6:30 pm.

2018 dates include March 22, April 19, May 17, June 21, July 19, August 23, September 13, October 18, November 15, and December 13.

Seasonal dinners will be prix-fixe with menus posted about one month in advance. Bring your own wine or beer; we’ll provide glasses and openers. Live music from local musicians included. $48/person; gratuity included.

Location: 756 16th Street, Des Moines (16th and Center). Reservations required, as seating is limited. Call 515.243.7063 or email Deborah.

Upcoming Dinners

Dinner at the Wallace House is always wonderful.

Upcoming Events:

Valentine's Day Dinner

February 14, 6:30 pm seating. $60/person, gratuity, included. Call 515.243.7063 for reservations or email Deborah.

Dinner + a Show Schedule

February 9: Kathleen Madigan, 5:30 pm seating at Wallace House
February 24: Kelsea Ballerini, 5 pm seating at Wallace House
March 2: Delfeayo Marsalis with Uptown Jazz Orchestra, 5 pm seating at Wallace House
March 7: Three Dog Night, 5 pm seating at Wallace House
March 28: John Hiatt, 5 pm seating at Wallace House
Additional dates TBD
$48/person. Contact Deborah for reservations or call 515.243.7063.
Contact Hoyt Sherman Place for performance tickets at 515.244.0507.

Seasonal Farm to Table Dinners

March 22

April 19

May 17

June 21

July 19

August 23

September 13

October 18

November 15

December 13

Menus are announced about a month prior. Contact Deborah or call 515.243.7063 for reservations.



756 16th Street, Des Moines, IA 50314
2773 290th Street, Orient, IA 50858
Ph: 515.243.7063 (DM)
Ph: 641.337.5019 (Orient)