The Daily Meal, a food-and-beverage website that covers the globe, said in its story on the experiences that is has "complied a list of global spots where discerning diners can partake in agri-adventures like a candlelit meal at communal tables inside a barn, a pick-your-own-produce dinner and a pre-lunch tour of farms, cheese factories and vineyards. Restaurants were chosen and ranked based on overall value, critical acclaim, reflection of the local region, and percentage of local produce and/or meat on the menu.
"Our list is not focused on the agritourism restaurants monitored by law, but is instead a dedicated tribute to the most rustic restaurants that have embraced a bucolic spirit on their own accord. They are as much about creating a memorable journey as they are about offering unforgettable and inventive seasonal menus that turn the freshest produce into the finest fare. These pastoral-inspired restaurants connect you, the diner, to another kind of kitchen you probably can’t access behind your backyard each night. We’re talking cattle farms, dairy farms, vineyards and 'kitchen gardens' behind restaurants."
Of Blue Hill, it says:
"Tucked into the hills of Westchester County, Chef Dan Barber’s restaurant transports its visitors back to the Stone Barns’ original 1930s roots. Not much has changed on the 80-acre farm since its original purpose as a dairy farm by John D. Rockefeller Jr. However, today guests are free to roam the farm, collect eggs, attend talks by the likes of "The Omnivore’s Dilemm"a author Michael Pollan and eat the farm’s meat, poultry and fresh produce.
"Menus change with the seasons, but guests can expect dishes such as veggie platters, smoked cabbage, and homemade brioche toast with ricotta cheese. Cult foodie fans flock to Blue Hill as well as the chef’s Greenwich Village restaurant where you’ll find the same high-quality meats like Crossabaw pigs and vegetables like Magic Mountain tomatoes grown just 30 miles away."