Who likes hearing "your required to wear a jacket if you want to eat here?" I love amazing food but I don't want to have to conform to a certain standard just to have a meal. For this photography editorial, I photographed two AMAZING "casual dinning" restaurants in our Nation's capital. Joey and Tim Ma of Water and Wall made the cover of the latest issue of The Georgetowner. (Check out these awesome cups they use for their moscow mule!) The other restaurant I shot was Del Campo with chef Victor Albisu. For all you foodies out there, they are both a 'must eat' place and you don't need to wear a jacket!
If you have ever visited downtown Easton, Maryland you have undoubtedly driven past Brasserie Brightwell. Hopefully you have been lucky enough to pop in and chow down on some delicious fare created by Chef Brendan Keegan. Many of the ingredients used in Brendan's dishes grow right in the back yard (Cleo Braver's back yard, actually) at Cottingham Farm where I photographed the Chef amongst organic ingredients.
Had a tasty opportunity to photograph some menu items for Rustico Restaurant and Wine Bar. Known far and wide for its authentic Northern Italian cuisine and extensive wine list, the establishment is a local gem. The images will appear on promotional material as well as the restaurant's website, designed by Curb Media. For more information on the Restaurant and to see more photos visit www.rusticoonline.com
I had the pleasure of photographing Dr. Maria Scott in her Annapolis home. Dr. Scott is the founder and medical director of Chesapeake Eye Care and Laser Center and the medical director of TLC Laser Eye Center Annapolis. One of the nation’s most respected cataract surgeons, she's as talented in the kitchen as she is the operating room!
Tiramisu recipe from Rustico! This is by far one of my all time favorite desserts on the face of the earth!
- 2-3 cups espresso coffee, cooled to room temperature
- 2 tablespoons Tia Maria or other coffee flavored liqueur
- 2 eggs, separated
- 1 ⁄2 cup caster sugar
- 250 grams mascarpone cheese
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 250 grams ladyfingers
- cocoa powder
Put the egg yolks and sugar in a large bowl. Beat with electric mixer until the mixture is pale and thick. Add mascarpone and beat until combined. Whip the cream until stiff peaks hold, and fold gently into the egg mixture.
Beat the egg whites to soft peaks in a clean metal bowl. Fold the whites into the cream while retaining as much air as possible.
Combine coffee and liqueur into a large shallow dish. Break the ladyfingers into pieces that will fit in your glasses, and dip them into the coffee mixture one at a time. Drain well.
Alternate 4 layers in the glasses beginning with ladyfingers, and topping with cream mixture. Smooth surfaces and dust with cocoa. Refrigerate at least two hours before serving.
Published // The Shore Life
Whether you are planning a corporate breakfast or lunch, a picnic in the park, or a gala event, Karen and her 'Pair & Taste' team can cater to your needs as well as your appetites! I recently did this shoot with 'Pair & Taste' staring their bunny "Bonzo" and the yummy food they can create with fresh ingredients straight from their garden.
Photography by Angie Myers