During late September, I visited 11 top restaurants in Washington DC area, and photographed them for the Fall Dining Guide by Tom Sietsema. Tom, a Washington Post food critic presented his top favorite restaurants in DC for a Wash Post Magazine edition. My assignment was to photograph signature dishes of some of the city's most famous Chefs. Not only I got to visit and photograph great restaurants and dishes, but I got meet some fabulous chefs that are changing DC's dining scene and putting our National capitol on a famous Michelin Dining map.
On my 10 days assignment trail, I visited the following restaurants: All Purpose (Chef Michael Friedman); Pineapple & Pearls (Chef Aaron Silverman); Bad Saint (Chef Tom Cunanan); Kinship (Chef Eric Ziebold); Convivial (Chef Cedric Maupillier); Minibar by Jose Andres (Chef Joshua Hermias); Inn at Little Washington (Chef Patrick O'Connell); Little Serow (Chef Johnny Monis); Rasika (Chef Vikram Sunderam); Komi (Chef Johnny Monis) and Sushi Taro (Chef Nobu Yamazaki).
On October 12th, Michelin dining guide awarded 5 restaurants with 2 and 1 star, that end up on the Tom's favorite restaurant list. For the first time DC was recognized and awarded for it's fine dining cuisine. Michelin 2 star recipients are Inn at Little Washington, Minibar and Pineapple & Pearls, and 1 star Kinship and Sushi Taro.