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Successful Photo Safari by Miguel Gómez in New York City

Thank you to Miguel Gomez for offering such a wonderful experience to participants of the Photo Safari in New York City on September 25th and 26th, 2010.  His goals were well achieved. He wanted to capture as much emotion and excitement as the city has to offer and the group did. Focus on composition, lighting ideas and exposure were some of the topics covered.

It was an interesting time for all who participated, not only because the wonderful walk but to discuss ideas, share ways of seeing this wonderful city and meeting people.

The day started off with a meeting at Central Park’s Columbus Circle (59th Street), the walk went up to the center of the Park up to the famous Dakota Building, famous location for movies and John Lennon’s last home in NYC and then visit the world famous Strawberry Fields the garden made in his remembrance) and Bethesda Fountain.

The idea was to take a breath of fresh air from the hectic New York City pace, which we fully embrace on Sunday.

Wonderful people and beautiful weather were the highlights. Thank you to Rosemary Nardone, Pat Badolato, Paloma Portillo for participating in the workshop and to Joseph Corrado for joining us for lunch and sharing his insights and food photography tips!

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To read the workshop review of Rosemary Nardone please visit NYC Style & a little Cannoli

To read the workshop review of Pat Badolato please visit Mille Fiori Favoriri

Registrations are open for the coming up Photo Safari in New York City which will take place on October 23rd. For more information please click HERE.

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Eataly ~ The Eight-Figure Bet on Authenticity

~ Manhattan’s Eataly is the new sister of the original in Turin, founded by Oscar Farinetti. Mega-chef Mario Batali and his longtime restaurant partner Joe Bastianich (also a co-host of Fox’s MasterChef) and Bastianich’s chef/restaurateur/TV food personality mother Lidia, joined forces with Farinetti to open Eataly, which expects to attract millions of customers a year – “at least four million a year, perhaps six,” ~ Huffington Post

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Details (By NY Eater)
· Opened to the public Tuesday, August 31st at 4 PM
· 50,000 square feet
· A 300-seat, 6,000 sq ft rooftop partially-enclosed beer garden on the 15th floor,La Birreria, accessible from an in-store elevator, opening November. No preview as they haven’t even started building it out yet.
· A cooking school (“La Scuola”) under the tutelage of Dean Lidia Bastianich
· The front has a Lavazza coffee shop (that’ll open at 7AM), gelateria, and paninoteca
· Two wood-fired pizza ovens imported from Italy
· A fresh pasta counter with two dozen varieties on offer
· An Italian bank ATM
· A bakery (overseen by Nancy Silverton of La Brea Bakery and the Los Angeles Mozza) will sell bread and focaccia at the retail counter and produce bread for the restaurants. Unnamed restaurants have already put in contracts. A dedicated oven (seen through glass doors next the the counter) is expected to run 24 hours a day.
· Butcher, fishmonger (run by David Pasternack), locally-sourced produce
· A huge amount of dry goods: canned tomatoes, tomato sauces, olive oils, vinegars, jams, honey, and a large variety of dried pasta and risotto rice
· A microbrewery is planned (not built yet), headed by Teo Musso of Birrificio Le Baladin, Leonardo Di Vincenzo of Birra del Borgo in Rome, and Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head Brewery, including, according to Joe Bastianich, “guest brewers every month that come from Italy to brew regionally- and seasonally-specific beers.”

The restaurants:
· Pizzeria Rossopomodoro, with two guys from Naples who only arrived in that States the other day, already producing some knockout pizza
· Il Crudo
· Salumi e Formaggi
· La Pasta
· La Verdura, the vegetable bar/restaurant
· Il Pesce, run by David Pasternack
· Il Manzo, a white-tablecloth Italian steakhouse with 80 seats, the only restaurant that’ll take reservations, headed by Michael Toscano, formerly of Babbo.

That’s in addition to the other food stands:
· Paninoteca
· Pasticceria, headed by Luca Montersino
· Rosticceria, offering roast meats
· Il Laboratoria De La Mozzarella

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