Bits & Bites: Outdoor farm dinners and cider winners

Hotel Washington and Hidden Acres Host Traveling Farm Dinner

Hidden Acres Farm and Chef Ian Milosek of Hotel Washington and Studio are teaming up with Outstanding in the Field, a traveling dining experience, to host an Aug. 22 farm dinner at Hidden Acres Farm in Sister Bay. 

Outstanding in the Field creates outdoor restaurant experiences at local farms, vineyards, fishing docks and other outdoor locations throughout the country. Tickets went on sale March 20. Purchase them at

Ice Cider Wins in International Cidercraft Awards
Island Orchard Cider brought home a silver medal for its Ice Cider following the fifth annual International Cidercraft Awards competition, which included entries from 500-plus cideries worldwide, judged by cider experts in a blind taste test.

Produced solely from the juice of pressed McIntosh apples harvested from its Washington Island orchard, Island Orchard’s Ice Cider is stored in large totes for slow cold-fermenting throughout the winter. The result is increased sugar and alcohol content for sweet dessert cider.