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Prime rib story for the New York Times

In today’s Food section of the New York Times I photographed a few of the examples of restaurants serving prime rib, including the lead image. I photographed both at Burger & Barrel and Mission Chinese Food. If you’re into prime rib as a cut of steak I think you’d be pretty pleased with either place and their offering.

This was the lead image shot at Burger & Barrel of their prime rib with all the sides and sauces.

prime rib photo

 

New York Times Editorial Assignment – Fat Radish

Today, Sam Sifton (the restaurant critic for the New York Times) reviewed Fat Radish, a new restaurant on the Lower East Side of NYC. His review is HERE on the New York Times website.  He gave it a nice one star review (which is good rating to get on their scale for a restaurant like this).  I got the assignment and went to shoot it last week.. I love the vibe of the restaurant and the overall atmosphere. The lighting is very dim and tricky for photos but I think I managed to get a few really cool shots.

Some of these dishes below include Monkfish Vindaloo; Crabmeant Gratin; Hamburger; and Rilletes

NEW YORK TIMES – PATROON STEAKHOUSE

Last week I had my first published assignment for the New York Times and this week I’ve got my second one in (which I was actually assigned first but is running this week).

When I got the assignment it was pretty amazing that my editor said, “You’ll be shooting Patroon Steakhouse” because I’ve done a few shoots there already and have a great relationship with the owner and staff, I’ve even shot a wedding at this restaurant where Martha Stewart showed up as a guest!I couldn’t have asked for a better restaurant to have done it for.. it was really a beautiful stroke of luck.

Overall it was an amazing experience and I gave it my all, coming up with a lot of great shots I think. You can view the Dining brief written by Sam Sifton HERE and see three photos. It is going to appear in the print form as well.

And of course stick around and check out some more photos from the shoot below.. enjoy!

Aged Porterhouse for two:

Grilled Smoked Prawns:

Ken Aretsky schmoozing with Chuck Townsend, the CEO of Conde Nast…

New York Times assignment – Le Caprice at the Pierre Hotel

Since I started getting into food/restaurant photography a few years I had one specific goal I always wanted to achieve, and that was to get an assignment for the New York Times. Today I had my first published piece and I’ve shot another one (yet to be published but will hopefully appear soon). This shoot is at the new Le Caprice restaurant at the Pierre Hotel, on 5th avenue next to Central Park.

The staff there was very friendly and the room was beautiful. The food looked pretty great (especially that smoked haddock trout, the one the knife and fork are cutting) but I didn’t try anything because I was meeting Jordana for dinner at Tipsy Parson that night (amazing meal).

You can read the review by Sam Sifton here. There’s a slideshow with my photos on that main page as well.

Enjoy!