One of Washington's best food festivals is Taste Washington. This annual multi-day event takes place across many iconic venues in Seattle such as AQUA by El Gaucho, the Four Seasons Hotel, and CenturyLink Event Center. I've attended many times in the past and always enjoyed eating and drinking my way through the Grand Tasting. It's a great way to connect with chefs and winemakers from
Among the hottest food trends to hit Seattle and Bellevue is that of macarons and champagne. Lady Yum specializes in both, offering the treats in a comfortable yet fancy environment in Bellevue. Recently, Lady Yum expanded west to Seattle. It's located at the base of one of Amazon's newest corporate offices, near 2120 Restaurant. The brand new Lady Yum corner space is a bit small.
One of my favorite restaurants in Seattle is Heartwood Provisions. With an emphasis on food dishes paired with cocktails, the menu at Heartwood is ever-changing. There's always new, seasonal dishes to taste and photograph. Last fall we photographed a variety of items. The Fall 2017 menu has lots of goodies on it including a risotto, crab pasta, and grilled chicken thighs. Take a look at
Some of the best meats you'll find in Seattle grocery stores come from Fletcher's. This Washington-based company specializes in a wide variety of meats including sausages, hot dogs, hams, and bacon. This summer, I did a few photo shoots with Fletcher's products. One was a standard product shoot on a white backdrop. The other two were styled food shoots with Fletcher's products: cheese dip with
This summer, The Stranger ran a series of 15 speciality cocktails for $5 each. The campaign was called Highball Week and it included drink specials from the likes of The Carlile Room, Dumpling Tzar, Bar Ciudad, and much more. As a photography assignment, it was a fun challenge to shoot a variety of cocktails in settings all around Seattle. Check out some of the cocktail
As the Amazon Spheres continue to develop, so too do the amount of food and drink options surrounding the retail giant's downtown campus. Among the newest developments is 2120 Restaurant. Its sleek, urban space is complementary to the nearby Spheres that are visible from the restaurant. Food-wise, the menu is Latin-inspired and changes seasonally. You'll find items like the Painted Hills New York "Asada," Rock
This summer, the first annual Jet City Rosé Experience went down in Georgetown. Held at Charles Smith Wines Jet City, the sold-out event featured rosé wine tastings as well as a food truck extravaganza. After the food wrapped up, the music by John Doe and Wanda Jackson with the Dusty 45s topped off the afternoon. All in all, the rose-colored event was so much fun to
Ube cheesecake has been taking Seattle by storm. Its inventor is Chera Amlag, a baker who specializes in Filipino sweets in Seattle. Chera's Hood Famous Ube Cheesecake is available at the Hood Famous Bakeshop in Ballard. Some select stores such as Uwajimaya also carry it. Recently, I swung by the bakeshop to see how the purple cheesecake is made. Take a look at some behind-the-scenes process
Iconic Lake Bellevue Japanese restaurant I Love Sushi recently launched a new food delivery menu. They needed food photography images for their website and marketing materials, so we worked together this summer on a batch of images. Dishes included classic sushi rolls, bento boxes, and other Japanese style salads. Photos were shot on both plain black and plain white backgrounds to match the company's design.
Looking for a taste of modern Valencian cuisine in Seattle? Look no further than Tarsan i Jane. This contemporary eatery is headed by husband and wife team Perfecte Rocher and Alia Zaine. It's located in the Frelard neighborhood in Seattle. Since opening in 2016, information pills Chef Rocher leads the kitchen in cooking his native Valencian-Catalan cuisine, with a Pacific Northwest spin. The restaurant is