Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tasting Elisir

I was invited by Chef Enzo Fargione to the soft opening of his new restaurant Elisir last night to sit for the 7 course tasting menu.  I am not a word person, so explaining the depth of flavors and textures he masterfully used are beyond my vocabulary.  I will simply say "Bravo, Enzo, BRAVO!!  I look forward to the up coming photo shoots and I am honored that you use my services to capture your art.

A sample of what I had going clockwise starting at the top left image:

Roasted Filet of Lamb - wrapped in pancetta and served upright, sambuca braised fennel, roasted artichoke and potato ragu

Olive Oil and Salt Tasting

Roasted Baby Beets - mache, goat cheese gelato, dehydrated morel/coffee/almond texture, lacquered leek coins

Red Beet Funduta Tortelli - green asparagus broth, parmesan crisps, quail egg, black truffle air

Warm Porcini Dusted Venison Carpaccio - sherry vinegar, wild blueberries, warm Milanse style chanterelle mushrooms, black truffles, reggiano shavings, chocolate, rubyqueen micro greens.

Elisir is opens today!!  Good luck my friend!!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Rocking It Italian

In honor of our Italian vacation we did an Italian feast for Thanksgiving yesterday, Paul rocked it with a from scratch Ragu with Pasta & Pumpkin Ravioli for the main courses with Funghi al cartoccio al forno that I made, we did a Charcuterie tray, Caprese salad, & Pinzimonio.  I got a little slack with the camera after the wine started to flow so this is all I got.  Dessert went bust as we were too full.  How bout them COWBOYS!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

Central Uniforms Test Shot

My fearless test model is at it again, shooting for a brochure for this weekend. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Nepali by TDM Design

A test shot for Nepali by TDM Design.  I just shot their product line for spring/summer of next year.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Capital Food Fight 2011

Headed to the city last night for the Capital Food Fight.
David, Me & Jose Andres (and Bourdain)
Top Chefs Jenn and Mike with David
Paul with Top Chef Jennifer Carroll
Shawn with

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Having Some Fun With The Kandel's

I think this is my favorite shot from the shoot, I love the laughing expressions on everyone's face.