The Highlands Dinner Club has been stepping it up for The Feast Feast helping us organize, curate, plan and generally making The Feast Feast happen. Not only that, they’ll be making some deliciousness happen too.
The Highlands Dinner Club is a mobile culinary and social laboratory that offers friends, new and old, a chance to collaborate, invent and produce public food events highlighting local farms, purveyors and seasonal ingredients. HDC is a medium for creative interaction and an incubator for kitchen experimentalism that pushes the boundaries of culinary expression. It is the brainchild of LIMN ARCHITECTS, an architectural and creative design firm practicing in increasingly diversified markets and contexts, including but not limited to: regenerative architecture, urban agriculture, sustainable food systems and social enterprise and innovation.
The convergence of architecture and agriculture is a fundamental source of inspiration for Benjamin Walmer, the co-founder of LIMN Architects. Benjamin hails originally from the rural region of Adams County, Pennsylvania, outside of the historic town of Gettysburg. He comes by his passion for farming and food naturally – he is from a family of fourth generation fruit growers. While growing up, he split his time between the different worlds of Pennsylvania farm life and life in the Washington DC suburb of Arlington Virginia. This twin exposure to alternate environments now informs Benjamin’s distinct sense of place and the interconnectedness of natural and built environments and inspires him to re-define and expand people’s notions of home and space and food.
With his background in agriculture and culinary experimentation, Benjamin brings a unique perspective to his work as an architect. “Positive manipulation of fundamental patterns is at the heart of creativity,” says Benjamin. “And whether in the form of culinary, design or social collaboration, LIMN and HDC are ever intent on synthesizing ideas in order to elevate the experience of the end user.”
The Highlands Dinner Club brings compelling people together to cooperatively interact through the fundamental process of planning, preparing and sharing a meal.
We dig food. We dig wine (and beer). We dig the craft. We dig (agri)culture. We dig people. We dig places. We dig ideas. We dig experimination. We dig a good laugh. FOOD MAKES FRIENDS