Oliver’s Nashville ambassador, author Alice Randall, will mark the day locally with the inaugural Garden Glove Field Lunch. Randall, whose 2012 novel Ada’s Rules chronicles a woman’s effort to reclaim her life by reforming her patterns of nutrition and exercise, is teaming up with Green Door Gourmet owner Sylvia Ganier for an alfresco feast in the fields. Guests will tour Ganier’s Hidden Valley Farm and sit down to a meal overflowing with vegetables picked fresh in the morning and prepared with the creativity and flair that made Ganier’s restaurant Cibo a longtime downtown landmark.
Garden Glove Field Lunch takes place 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at 7011 River Road. The event is open to the public; admission is $30. You can register online here.