Recipes from Chef Katie

Chef Katie is posting some of her favorite recipes here to get you through this challenging time. Use this time at home to expand your menu options. This variety of appetizers, main dishes, vegetarian and cooking with kids will help you get more fruits and veggies into your daily eating. Some of these might even become your own “go-to” recipes. We’d love to hear about your results! Contact Katie with your feedback.

Eat fresh and local

Farm to Table Thursdays at Wallace House

Because of the coronavirus outbreak, Farm to Table Thursday dinners are suspended through December 31. Please check back as we continue to respond to the changing health situation.

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 by Tuesday. Entree prices range from $15 to $23. Bring your own wine or beer; no corkage fee. Reservations strongly recommended. Call 515.243.7063 or email Deborah.

Private Dining

Because of the coronavirus outbreak, private events at the Wallace House are suspended through December 31. Please check back as we continue to respond to the changing health situation.

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.

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

Upcoming Dinners