Well, you read that right. Mobile food photography goes pro with this restaurant in Tel Aviv restaurant Catit, which collaborates with Carmel Winery to create an experience called Foodography. And mind you, we are talking about the food that you will be consuming after you snap those Instagrammable pictures. But just how professional is it? For starter, it has plates specially crafted by ceramic design artist Adi Nissani that will aid you in achieving that quality food shots captured with your smartphone. One of such plates called The Limbo curves up high on one end to form a backdrop and on the other, it has a slot to accommodate your smartphone. And yes, that is the plate you will be savoring the food plate from.
There is also one with a rotating dish on one side and an elegant smartphone holder on the other which makes it perfect for food videography, allowing you to capture whatever delightful cuisine in all its 360-degree glory. Having the right tool, which in this case would be the smartphone-friendly tableware, does not guarantee pro level results, but fortunately, there is a workshop conducted by top food photographer Dan Perez to teach you the trick of the trade as you go about snapping and eating the food. The Foodography experience does not come cheap though. It will run you back at 599 ILS (roughly US$155) an hour and that’s outside of the air ticket and stuff you will have pay in getting there. Or you could keep your fingers crossed that Carmel Winery’s international expansion plan will include a location near you. But when will that happen is not known.