Eat fresh and local

New! Know Your Farmer Dinners

Just announced! TWO more Know Your Farmer events! Prices for all our Know Your Farmer dinners are $55/person, including gratuity. BYOB. Doors open at 6 pm, dinner begins at 6:30 pm.

April 25: Mangalitsa Estates #2 – Steve and Becky Kerns are back for another Mangalitsa pork dinner. We’re spotlighting this tasty heritage breed with 3 courses: pan-roasted flat iron steak with spinach, lettuce, quark cheese, pickled rhubarb and rhubarb viniagrette; red wine braised pork shoulder with crispy polenta cake, farm vegetables and eggplant relish; dark chocolate tart with peanut butter mousse and candied bacon. Email Deborah or call 515.243.7063.

July 27: Mosa Shayan, WCI Farm Programs Manager – Time for a road trip! Learn how fruits and vegetables get from the farm to your fork. Meet with Mosa to tour the gardens and orchard at the Country Life Center, then feast on a 3-course meal that you’ll not soon forget. Chef Katie is teaming up with Chef Sarah for the best of both WCI locations! Email Lisa or call 641.337.5019.

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 on Tuesday or Wednesday. Entree prices range from $15 to $22.

Weekly March 28 thru December 12.

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 45; stand-up events can accommodate about 60.

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