Project by Project’s Plate by Plate 2014

Thanks to Eater LA, I was able to attend Plate by Plate 2014, the annual Project by Project fundraising benefit, on a media pass.  The event article I wrote for Eater LA is up:  Please check it out!  (Incidentally, the progression of the photographs in the article is, for the most part, in reverse chronological order, for some reason.)

My photos for the article focused on capturing the event’s ambiance and its participants, but I still had plenty of “food porn” fodder for my Instagram feed.  Below are a just few of my favorite shots from the evening.

From Petty Cash Taqueria:

Aguachiles (Shrimp Cocktail w/Homemade Clamato)

Aguachiles (Shrimp Cocktail w/Homemade Clamato)

From b.o.s.:

Flat Iron Thai-taki Steak

Flat Iron Thai-taki Steak

From Superba Food + Bread:

Tiramisu & Arctic Char

Tiramisu & Arctic Char

From Sally Camacho Mueller at the Jonathan Club:

Halo-Halo: Milk Ice, Pandan Crème, Sweet Corn Glacé, Flan, Black Rice

Halo-Halo: Milk Ice, Pandan Crème, Sweet Corn Glacé, Flan, Black Rice

Probably the most in-demand “dish” of the night was Scratch|Bar‘s ambitious four-course restaurant-within-an-event, which I’ve dubbed Tastin’ception, in the VIP area:

Green Mussel Sea Urchin Sake Shooter

Green Mussel Sea Urchin Sake Shooter

Braised Seared Pork Belly, Raw Oyster, Coconut Chamomile Lemongrass Foam

Braised Seared Pork Belly, Raw Oyster, Coconut Chamomile Lemongrass Foam

Bone Marrow, Sourdough, Mushroom, Pickled Onion, Cilantro

Bone Marrow, Sourdough, Mushroom, Pickled Onion, Cilantro

Dark Chocolate Cayenne Candy Bar, Raspberry Jam, Turmeric Cookie, Chia Seeds

Dark Chocolate Cayenne Candy Bar, Raspberry Jam, Turmeric Cookie, Chia Seeds

Scratch|Bar won Best Dish of the event with the above, while Harlowe won Best Drink with the following:

Spiced Dragon Berry Daiquiri

Spiced Dragon Berry Daiquiri

While my trusty iPhone 5s took all of the shots above, I did have use of a “real” DSLR camera for the event, and I took a few shots with that as well:

From Josh Drew at Fifty Seven:

Salt & Sugar Cured Beef, Preserved Swordfish, Squid Ink, Thai Basil, Cucumber

Salt & Sugar Cured Beef, Preserved Swordfish, Squid Ink, Thai Basil, Cucumber

From Sally Camacho Mueller at the Jonathan Club:

Ube Coconut Éclair

Ube Coconut Éclair

Thanks to Matt Kang of Eater LA for lending me his DSLR–if I could afford one, I could definitely get used to shooting with one–and also for this opportunity to cover Plate by Plate 2014!  Check out more shots of the event on my Instagram feed!

Update:  For more coverage of the event, check out Darin Dines and The Actor’s Diet… and kevinEats’ extensive recap is up!

04. August 2014 by The Offalo
Categories: Events and Festivals | 4 comments

Comments (4)

  1. Glad to have seen you here!

  2. Thanks so much for the shoutout – it was great to meet you!

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