Eat fresh and local

Valentine's Dinner at the Wallace House

Treat your sweetie to Valentine’s dinner at the Wallace House. Chef Katie’s fabulous four-course menu includes pork rillette, pan-seared beets, chicken roulade with leeks and goat cheese, and dark chocolate tart. All the produce comes from the Country Life Center farm.

Relax and enjoy live music during dinner. Please contact Deborah for reservations or call 515.243.7063.

$65/person, gratuity incl. Seating at 5:30 pm and 8 pm. Live music, BYO wine or beer (corkscrews and glasses on hand). Reservations due Feb. 7.

Because food and supply prep is based on registrations, class and event fees are non-refundable if cancellation is received less than 10 days before the event date. Refunds for reservations made by credit card will reflect the deduction of transaction fees. Registrants are welcome and encouraged to send someone in their place if unable to attend.

Know Your Farmer Dinner

Help us support and honor small family farmers by hearing their story and sharing a meal. We’re delighted to have Steve and Becky Kerns back for a special Mangalitsa pork dinner! This heirloom breed is known for its especially tender, flavorful pork. The 3-course menu includes Elderberry Glazed Pork Belly with Sweet Potatoes Two Ways, Pickled Cauliflower and Microgreens Salad; Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Glazed Butternut Squash, Radishes and Carrots, Garlic Nettle Custard, and Rosemary Jus and Dark Chocolate Cake with Maple Bacon Ice Cream and Bourbon Glaze. 6:30 pm dinner, doors open at 6 pm. $55/person includes tip. BYOB. Community seating as space is limited to 40 people.

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 by Tuesday. Entree prices range from $15 to $23.

Weekly April 2 thru December 17 except Thanksgiving Day.

Bring your own wine or beer; no corkage fee. Reservations strongly recommended. Call 515.243.7063 or email Deborah.

Private Dining

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.


Upcoming Dinners

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