An Evening With a Masterful Food Photographer

Who wouldn’t want to be able to photograph food as lovely and luminous as those images above?

I know I sure would.

The pics of Point Reyes glorious cheeses and scenery were  taken by Eric Wolfinger, who has regularly chronicled the San Francisco food scene at such restaurants as Tartine, Slanted Door and Delfina. In fact, you can see his work in the upcoming “Tartine Bread” (Chronicle Books).

Sept. 20, you can meet him in person and pepper him with photography questions when he hosts a special dinner at Outerlands in San Francisco.

The dinner will both celebrate his new exhibition at the nearby Carville Annex, which runs through Oct. 6, and benefit Marimed, an organization working to bring health care and medical care to post-quake Haiti.

The five-course dinner will span an array of dishes, paying hommage to Wolfinger’s global travels that have taken him to remote Columbian villages to basement bakeries in Paris.

At every place he visits, Wolfinger does more than take photos. He interacts with his subjects, working alongside them on coffee farms, harvesting sangiovese, and baking artisan breads so that he gets to know their work intuitively.

At the dinner, enjoy dishes such as ceviche, foie gras with apples and saffron, and lamb with rosemary and truffle.

Price of the dinner is $125. For reservations, email

For every ticket sold, Marimed can provide health care to 18 people. Now, that’s a meal that truly delivers.

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Date: Monday, 13. September 2010 5:25
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  1. 1

    wow, what a great cause….and such gorgeous photos!

  2. 2

    just lovely, I would have join!

  3. 3

    wish i had the money to go to this. his photos are stunning!

  4. 4

    That is definitely a great cause! I wish I were going to be in the area, I would love to go!

  5. 5

    Wow, great photos…and nice event!

  6. 6

    Gorgeous food photos of cheese platter :)

  7. 7

    I love Outerlands, this should be a great event, food and photography…my two favorite things!!!!

  8. 8

    Oh my gosh, i can only wish i could take photos so beautiful. Maybe one day i’ll figure out how to work my camera. When i’m old and rusty. In the meantime i’ll enjoy the work of such talented photographers.

  9. 9

    I am totally admirative of food photographers because I can attest that it is not easy to take good food photos – or at least for ME!!!

  10. 10

    Gorgeous food photos for sure – too bad I will be in Asia for a while but sounds like a great event..

  11. 11

    What a fantastic cause! And I also wish I was a masterful food photographer and take beautiful photos easily!

  12. 12

    Beautiful photos! And, this reminds me how much I’m looking forward to Tartine Bread.

  13. 13

    Wonderful cause! A great event pairing for any foodie and blogger.

  14. 14

    Oh that picture of the path is just gorgeous! And a wonderful event too! :D

  15. 15

    I’ve heard wonderful things about Outerlands!

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