Simple joy #2 Five recipes by five award-winning chefs in one fantastic venue

Honey saffron creme brûlée with chocolate crumble, passion fruit curd and meringue by Cafe Polo Co-owner and Chef Adrian Green

Honey saffron creme brûlée with chocolate crumble, passion fruit curd and meringue

Wellington celebrates food by having an annual food festival called Wellington On A Plate. To celebrate its fifth year, FishHead Magazine invited five award-winning chefs to come up with brand new local recipes using ingredients from Wellington’s regional food suppliers. I got the assignment to be the photographer. The venue for the shoot is primarily used for weddings, Boomrock Lodge. It is located atop a hill and to get there you need to take a helicopter (only if you are part of a wedding entourage, otherwise you drive along long windy road up and down rolling hills!)

Wellington's favorite local food products

Wellington’s favorite local food products

 

The photo shoot took the whole day since there was considerable waiting time between each dish. But it was fun! It was also the first time I worked with a prop stylist who is also a wedding and event coordinator.

Kapiti paddle crab with leek terrine and lemon dressing by Capitol Owner and Chef Tom Hutchison

Kapiti paddle crab with leek terrine and lemon dressing

Tartar of beef, pickled garlic, tarragon and slow-cooked egg by Long Beach Co-owner and Chef Aaron Wagstaff

Tartar of beef, pickled garlic, tarragon and slow-cooked egg

Confit Boomrock coastal lamb shoulder with green pea, feta,  pine nut and mint salsa, pinot jus and quince jelly by Boomrock Chef Mark Hartstonge

Lamb shoulder with green pea, feta, pine nut and mint salsa, pinot jus and quince jelly

A tasting plate of duck and prune sausages and risotto balls by Bar Salute Owner and Chef Travis Clive-Griffin

A tasting plate of duck and prune sausages and risotto balls

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About Dolly Rubiano

I am passionate about photography and food is my favourite subject. I like shooting people too, especially when they’re not looking. I am a regular contributor as photographer to FishHead magazine, a local lifestyle magazine in Wellington, New Zealand. I blog about my experiments in the kitchen and don't cook anything that has four legs. Please get in touch if you would like to work with me regarding food styling and photography. View all posts by Dolly Rubiano

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