A couple of months ago, I received an email from the editor of Edible Jersey asking if I was available to shoot at Black Forest Inn in Stanhope, NJ for their holiday issue. The story would feature three generations of the Aichem family who work there. Honestly, I couldn't jump at the opportunity quickly enough! I love shooting at restaurants, especially in the kitchen (where I make sure to stay out of the way as much as possible). We'd scheduled the shoot for a slow-ish day, so I got to chat for a minute here and there with Chef Heiner and his son Heinrich, who couldn't have been friendlier or more accommodating.
And the food? Oh, my! I was able to sample the plate I shot for the article — braised pork cheeks, spaetzle and braised red cabbage — and can't wait to go back for more!
A few of my favorite shots for the article are below. If you have a chance, do check out the Black Forest Inn!