Fall Farm-to-Table Dinners at the Wallace House

Wallace_House_DinnersLooking for something different to do with your Thursday nights this fall? Check out the calendar at the Wallace House at 756 16th Street in Sherman Hill.

The Wallace House’s resident Chef Katie (pictured) will be rotating these new fall dishes in her weekly farm-to-table dinner menus:

  • Chicken Roulade with Sorrel Cream
  • Apple Cider Braised Mangalitsa Pork Shoulder
  • Sirloin Tip Steak with Sweet Potato Gratin
  • Lamb Merguez Sausage and Vegetable Stuffed Winter Squash
  • Pan-Seared Delicata Squash topped with Fall Greens, Apples and Sage Vinaigrette


tina-and-brandon-2-150x150Like music with your dinner? Live music is coming to the Wallace House with great Des Moines musicians Heath Alan on October 20 and Tina Haase Findlay and Brandon Findlay on November 17.

Can’t decide on what to eat? The fabulous CHEF’S TASTING TABLE is available for up to 10 on these nights: September 29, October 13, October 27, November 10, December 8 & December 15. You don’t need to choose from the night’s menu–you get a portion of nearly everything for $40/person.

From the Wallace House website:

“Enjoy Iowa’s abundance every Thursday night through December 15 at the Wallace House. Chef Katie Porter creates tasty seasonal menus with appetizers, entrees and desserts crafted 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, cheese, and grains are purchased from Iowa family farms such as Bridgewater Farms (Bridgewater), Cory Family Farms (Elkhart), Early Morning Harvest (Panora), Milton Creamery (Milton), Harvest Barn (Osceola), and La Quercia (Norwalk).

Bring your own wine or beer with a $3 corkage fee, or try some Iowa wines from Jasper Winery (Des Moines), Two Saints (St. Charles), and Snus Hill (Madrid). Craft beers from Peace Tree (Knoxville), Exile (Des Moines), Back Pocket (Coralville), and Madhouse (Des Moines) provide a variety of styles.”

AllSpice owner Rory says: “We love the Wallace House and Chef Katie and the amazing food she prepares. We did a Food for Thought dinner early in the year. I love how she showcases local food and the businesses that support local food. The meals are always amazing and it is just a wonderful relaxing evening. And it’s a really nice choice if you want to go somewhere for a quiet dinner for two.”

With any of these dinners, reservations are required, as seating is very limited. Call 515.243.7063 or email deborahboyer@wallace.org to make reservations.

To arrange dinners for large groups, or for additional information, check out the Wallace House website.

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