I never heard of a Pop-Up Restaurant. It sounded like dinner in a camper (you know, those that travel flat and then “pop up”.) But, when Michael Giletto cooks, I eat. He’s a great chef and I trust that anything he puts in front of me is going to be awesome. And it was. By the way, Michael is also my food stylist. He was assisted by Chef Michael Scipione of Sano Catering.

Filet Tartare

Dinner was not as expected. I thought that since we were in a “Pop Up Restaurant” that it would actually take place in a restaurant. But instead, it took place in a cooking school in Haddonfield, New Jersey called In The Kitchen. What a great little place. SaladDinner consisted of filet tartare with roasted pear (the first time I ate beef that wasn’t
Gnocchi with black trufflecooked), salad with his secret recipe black ash (yum), Amaretto compressed watermelon, gnocchi with roasted garlic and black truffle (my favorite dish of the evening),
 trout, and a deconstructed tiramisu for dessert. Wine was plentiful but, sadly , I do not partake.



More photos are available on my Facebook album.

Amaretto compressed watermelon

About Jerry

I was a science teacher for 31 years. During that time I photographed wedding and Bar Mitzvahs for about 15 years but that was in the days before digital. Being a teacher, I had my summers free so I assisted food and commercial still life photographers in NYC for 3 summers and fell in love with it. Having a wife and a mortgage, it was not practical to give up a job in teaching and go into photography so I put off my dream of becoming a food photographer until I retired from teaching. Now I am living my dream - I am a food and product photographer servicing New York City, Philadelphia and all of New Jersey.
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2 Responses to Pop-Up

  1. Thanks for these lovely photos. I enjoy seeing this sort of presentation.

    • Jerry says:

      Thank you for the kind words. I visited your site as well and you’ve described yourself as an amateur photographer. There is nothing amateur looking about your work…it’s beautiful.

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