Today I was out at the Umstead Hotel in Cary, NC doing some food photography for the Heron’s restaurant. Heron’s is a 5 star restaurant which prides itself on using only locally owned & grown produce, herbs and anything else they can get their hands on. From delicious truffles to hand crafted desserts, Heron’s food and service is certainly the highest example of fine dining in Cary that you can find. I was out here today focusing on the facility, the food and the fabulous chefs that make this such a wonderful place to visit.
After I finished photographing Chef Phil and Chef Daniel, they brought out 9 plates of different types consisting of 6 appetizer/entrees and 3 desserts. Trying to photograph the food and not eat it is certainly a challenge but, as you can see below, Heron’s really does such an amazing job I almost would feel bad to destroy it by eating. After the food, we focused more on the restaurant furnishings, table settings and other various things around the Umstead Hotel. Their wine cellar, for one, is quite impressive and knowing a little about wine myself, let’s just say I was VERY careful when walking around in there… they really had some wonderful vintages that I would love to try. Below are a few food photography and restaurant photos.