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KZN Food Photography {HARTFORD HOUSE}

KZN Food Photography – Chef Constantijn Hahndiek

My passion for food and photography continues unabated…….so I was of course rather thrilled when the GM from Hartford House – Duncan Bruce – called me to set up our next shoot.  They had a VIP guest,  restaurant crit and blogger, Chris Von Ulmenstein and Chef Tijn was preparing some special dishes.  I have to admit,  I got to taste each and although they were all beautifully presented, smelled sensational and tasted divine – the Quail did it for me.

The yummy bread served at your table

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Surprise dessert

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Heirloom kale and cremealat gorgonzola with oven roast grapes

UP next was JODIS QUAIL – seared quail breast, sweet corn chowder, crispy pancetta and bacon powder

Rock Cod on the rocks – grilled with clay baked potato, pea puree and the magical confit egg yolk. Paired with Creation Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

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Best End of Lamb – winters end vegetables, beetroot gnocchi and kalamata olives paired rather nicely with Thelema Merlot

Hartford House Food Photographer

Apples gone Rhubarb – Parfait, compressed apple with butter cake and gel. Paired with Klein Constantia vin de Constance.

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KZN Food Photography | Hartford House

KZN Food Photography – Hartford House

As much as I love photography, and am passionate about making beautiful images, I also love fine cuisine.

My journey with food and photography started a few years back when I did the food and interior photography for the new Bread & Butter Coffee Shop in Cape Town.

Since then I’ve dabbled here and there, not really focussing on food as much as trying to establish my own unique style.

So, when Duncan Bruce from Hartford House phoned me up and invited me to spend the afternoon at the gorgeous Hartford House off the Hlatikulu road, near Mooi River,  I realised how much I really really love photographing food.  Although how could one not – in such sublime surroundings.  Chef “Tijne” had used the theme of “seasons” for his dishes,  so I decided the best way to capture the essence  of each dish, was to shoot outside, in natural light,using the elements I found around me.  Fish ponds, sun dials, veggie garden, stone pathways –    all worked like a charm.

Here are some of the images and a few of the actual grand dame herself.

Thanks Duncan, for giving me the opportunity.  I sincerely look forward to many more.