It’s a gourmet review from Alexander in Michigan…
One of the perks of being a photographer, blogger and food lover is sometimes you get lucky enough to find a way to combine your three loves. (Of course, I actually have four loves…photography, food, blogging…..and Neng Nikky! : )
One of the perks of working in the media is sometimes getting to combine work and good food, like I did today at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. Every year, the car companies wine and dine the media to make a good impression. And consistently, one of the best companies, not only for making great cars, but for also offering gourmet food at their show’s media booth is Mercedes Benz.
Today I will talk about their first course offering….a baby spinach salad with shaved radishes, goat cheese, walnuts, tomatoes and roasted figs. The delicate leaves of spinach flowed flawlessly into the other elements of the salad, and the basalmic vinaigrette was just enough to add a distinct flavor to the salad without overwhelming it.
To me, that is the function of a first-course salad. To whet the appetite for the main course, without overshadowing it. This salad was point-on, and one of the best dishes I have yet tasted during all the years of auto shows I have had the pleasure of covering.
So practice your photography skills, and maybe one day you too can get paid to eat gourmet dishes in-between shoots!