Portland Food Photographer- Black Walnut Inn

Watching Chef Chase Williams create dishes in the Black Walnut Inn kitchen is so much fun. As a photographer, sometimes you only get to photograph the finished dish. I love action-food-photography so being allowed in the kitchen (actually encouraged) is a wonderful change of scenery that I truly enjoy. Yes, kitchen lighting is rough and typically… ugly (my sincerest apologies to all kitchens). But the action makes up for it and I always learn things about cooking and have a better idea of the dish I am photographing.

I photographed Chase creating what would be a dinner set-up at Black Walnut Inn. And then we moved on to simulating what a seated wine tasting would look like at Black Walnut. Plenty of wine to taste with delicious pairing bites.

Black Walnut has an all-inclusive weekend at the beginning of August called The Considered Table. Nine couples will stay at the Inn and together where they will learn about wine blending, cheesemaking, foraging, butchery and curing, edible gardening, and accoutrements for the perfect table. This special weekend is about food, of course, but also everything else you have to consider- like wine pairings and linens- to have a perfect dinner. The Considered Table weekend includes lodging and dinner at the villa plus breakfast each morning, two leisurely lunches, an abundance of wine, hands-on workshops, and chauffeured transportation. Check out the experiences tab on the website for more information.

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