We all have one of those friends. You’re sitting at brunch, devouring your eggs benedict, and he hasn’t yet taken a bite of his pumpkin pancakes, because he just can’t quite capture the sheen on the bourbon whipped cream for his Instagram photo. One Israeli winery wants to help these poor, unfortunate souls get to their meals faster by providing special plates that make your food look its best.
Carmel Winery designed the punnily named Foodography project to pair gourmet tastings with workshops on food photography, specifically aimed at the casual diners who use their smartphones for such shots. When participants receive their foie gras parfait or pickled lamb tongue in red wine, it comes on a specially designed plate. The dish will likely have a slot just for your phone and perhaps a curved back to keep the focus on the food and make your #nofilter shots look even more appetizing.
Diners who want to make the experience even more interactive can make a video with the 360-degree plate, which they can spin as they film raspberry glaze spilling onto the dish. During the meal, food photographer Dan Peretz offers a tutorial on capturing your canapés in their best light and making your food-porn pics into “works of art,” according to the Foodography site.
Ceramic artist Adi Nissani created the plates for Carmel Wineries, which is the largest and oldest winery in the country. The Foodography events, which take place in Tel Aviv’s Catit restaurant, run about $150 but are currently sold out.
Worried your food photos can’t compare to those found on Instagram under #FDGR? Don’t despair. We imagine it’s only a matter of time before some enterprise potter makes his or her own versions and puts them on Etsy.