I've been terribly behind on food posts, so to [over]compensate, here are three recent dinners from a week in June. First up, a casual goodbye dinner at Pure Thai for my grandbig (please excuse the sorority-ese) who is now in India doing really great things.
Can you tell these shots were taken on the S95? :P I actually love this camera when the light is right. And it makes the "above-the-table" shot so much easier. While I enjoyed the fare here a lot, I don't think I'll be trekking up to Hell's Kitchen just to eat there when there are over a dozen great Thai places in the East Village.
Next up, a dinner at Craftbar with some of my favorite people. I thought the decor of this place was very strange and definitely lacking a certain something. The food was solid and all, but I don't think we were jumping up and down about it. (Eh, I think we've all been a tad spoiled. ;))
I did, however, very much enjoy the pickled pearl onion in the soft shell crab dish. Not sure what it says about the meal if I remember that minute accompanying ingredient the most. Hah.
And finally, a large group dinner at má pêche with some super cool new (and old!) faces. As I was going through these pictures, I realized I missed shooting at least a dish or two (like the crispy pig's head). Oops, I guess there's a first for everything. Shooting in large groups is never ideal, but I graciously thank my dining companions for letting me get away with it!
A ton of goodies here. Highlights for me included the potatoes, sugar snaps, and foie gras terrine. Again, this restaurant is a bit out of the way, but I'm really glad for the occasion to let me get up there. Many thanks to Jessica for organizing.
I'm crossing my fingers that my stomach will be cooperating again, or there will be a sad drought of food posts here!
P.S. Seriously nasty "before" shots of the má pêche dinner. Frightening, really.