On a blistering hot Friday evening, I headed over to Fort Greene to get some shots at a new supper club run by the talented Sawako Okochi. The outdoor space is quite charming and perfect for an intimate dinner party where strangers can get to know one another. For those of you in the NY area, you knew just how hot it was on Friday. Well, it was nothing compared to the heat of the kitchen! In fact, after shooting in the kitchen and then walking outside, I daresay that it felt downright COOL in comparison. Scary, eh? I have some serious respect for the others in the kitchen that night who had to wear chef coats.
Despite the heat, it was fun to work with Sawa and her crew (as you'll see, straight faces were hard to come by in the portraits :P). And getting to sample all the dishes served was a nice perk.
The rest of these pictures show some behind the scenes of each dish. Flash is always an ugly challenge, but I'm really hoping these shots don't scream "on-camera flash."
It'll be a long while before I conjure up the skill to have my own (even informal) dinner party, but I love the idea of these supper clubs. See my previous behind the scenes post on another dining club run by some awesome folk whose kitchen is more or less bigger than our apartment.
Thanks to Sawa for having me!