Since I love talking [and blogging] about food, recipes and restaurants, friends will frequently ask me for recommendations. One Pittsburgh restaurant that comes up in these conversations, especially when brunch is in question, is e2. Chef Kate Romane humbly prepares hearty Mediterranean meals and feeds her patrons and friends like an Italian grandmother. Hence I was thrilled when photographer Adam Milliron asked me to style a shoot for e2. I wanted Chef Kate Romane’s food to look as beautiful as it tastes!
One of the main reasons I recommend e2 is their use of local ingredients. Most of what we shot was picked that day!
My favorite part of brunch at e2- the beignets!
A photo shoot is all the more rewarding when the glamour shots end up feeding us well. In a maneuver that reminded me of my own mother and grandmother, Chef Kate repurposed the photographed chicken and created a soup. The hot soup and the crusty, homemade focaccia were the perfect lunch. Beyond that, Kate sent us home with doggie bags to feed us the entire week! If you haven’t had Kate’s farm-fresh, seasonal foods, I highly recommend a trip to e2. Stay tuned for their website update where these photos will one day appear.