Category archives: food

  • Unicorn Day!

  • Unicorn cake! Unicorn macarons! Unicorn cake pops! My friend and former bride Joyce (La Chinoiserie) teamed up with her friends from culinary school to create these delightful treats, and I showed up to eat and photograph them. SO FUN! Scroll to the bottom for credits and to find out how to order yo[...]
  • Benu | San Francisco Food Photography

  • Back in November, we gathered a small group of friends and set out to try the newest three-star Michelin restaurant here in San Francisco: Benu. Chef Corey Lee is a French Laundry alum, and the concept at Benu is all about taking that culinary background and adding a strong Asian influence. It's ins[...]
  • Alinea | Chicago Fine Dining

  • Back in June of last year, a group of twelve of us had an incredible experience dining at The French Laundry in Napa Valley. Immediately afterwards, we started plotting our next group dining experience and set our sights on Alinea in Chicago. I really liked the idea of dining with a group, but after[...]
  • Atelier Crenn | San Francisco Food Photography

  • July started with a bang as we headed to Atelier Crenn, recently remodeled with brand new interiors and an expanded tasting menu. Chef Dominique Crenn is oft cited as the only female chef in the country who has two Michelin stars, and she very memorably writes her menus as poems, with each line repr[...]
  • Blue Hill at Stone Barns | Summer 2014

  • On an absolutely beautiful early summer day, we hopped on a train from Grand Central and headed thirty miles north of Manhattan to the bucolic Stone Barns Center in New York. Blue Hill is a restaurant located on Stone Barns, their sister farm. We spent the afternoon nibbling on bites from the farmer[...]
  • Noma | Copenhagen, Denmark

  • We were initially a bit confused as we wandered along the row of identical looking warehouses. Jesse spotted a chef coming out of a building nearby asked if he knew where Noma was, to which the chef quickly responded, "No." (Awkward pause, as we stood there looking lost.) "Just kidding, I work there[...]
  • Arzak | San Sebastian, Spain

  • After three beautiful days in Barcelona, we took a plane to the north and landed in San Sebastian, a city often lauded as a culinary center in Spain. Our destination was Arzak, a famous family-run restaurant owned by Juan-Mari Arzak and his daughter Elena. Arzak has three Michelin stars and has gain[...]
  • Quince | San Francisco Food Photography

  • My boyfriend is quite the sweetheart. For my birthday, Jesse took me out to Quince, a newly-minted two-star Michelin restaurant in San Francisco (upgraded from one star last year). The service was impeccable, the food of course delightful, but most notably, the atmosphere was warm and inviting, and [...]
  • Sushi Nakazawa Review | New York Food Photography

  • Sushi Nakazawa was poised for fame from the start. Its namesake chef, Daisuke Nakazawa, is prominently featured in the documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi as the apprentice who recounts his struggles to perfect his tamago-yaki. Once restaurateur Alessandro Borgognone successfully brought Nakazawa to Ne[...]