Dan Richer, owner of Razza, was barely through agreeing for us to come shoot his food for the restaurant before Sue and I were head over heels excited to have the chance to photograph there. Why? Dan chooses only the best, freshest ingredients for his restaurant. I told him that the way he prepares his food was going to make our job quite easy! Everything is beautiful! From the gorgeous, locally grown produce that was delivered that very day, to the simple preparations from everything from a bowl of chickpeas (the most delicious I've ever had!) to his famous pizzas.
"Everything is on a strict schedule," Dan told us as we were preparing for the shoot. He starts making his doughs in the restaurant at noon since they need time to rise before forming them into rounds for pizza. "This is the way bread was traditionally made," he continues.
Dan's commitment to the process of making quality food sourced from the best local ingredients he can find is clear when you take the first bite. My favorite part of the shoot? Getting to try it all. The shoot was now a few weeks ago, but I still cannot get that hazelnut pizza out of my mind. It was such a treat to spend the time there. Go. It's a meal you won't forget.