Photography at ION Restaurant

Last month I dined at ION Restaurant in Middletown, CT for the first time & knew midway through my meal that I wanted to do an article on the delicious & atmospheric vegan restaurant.  I was back within a few weeks to photograph several dishes chosen by the owner Renana.  Stay tuned for the article, including an interview with Renana in Vegan Health & Fitness magazine in late Summer.

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Do not be fooled by the empty seats.  This is a hopping & well frequented restaurant.  When I visit restaurants, I often have my active & curious toddler son with me & so try to go during typically “off peak” dining hours.  When I visit restaurants for food & interior photographs, I do the same so that I am not disturbing a lot of diners & my son is also frequently with me when I am photographing – on this day he napped right through my photo time, waking just shortly after I had finished up & was about to dig into a gorgeous place of nachos. 5_ION

ION’s sexy & atmospheric interior

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Chili

Black Bean, Quinoa Chili, Corn Tortilla Chips, Salsa, Sour Cream

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Nachos

Black Bean Quinoa Chili, Olives, Onion, Salsa, Sour Cream, Cashew Parmesan, Corn Chips

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Isn’t that a gorgeous nachos plate? It’s one of my personal favorites at ION.

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Garlic Risotto

Spinach, Garlic, Mushrooms, Wild Rice Risotto, Truffle Oil

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This Risotto dish was the dish I had when I first visited ION that led me to immediately want to cover the place & photograph their food.

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ION serves several of Frey Vineyard‘s wines, which I am a fan of myself. Frey Wines are organic, biodynamic, vegan & pair beautifully with ION’s dishes.

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Sweet Potato Fries

Hand Cut Yams with Smoked Ketchup

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Southern Plate

Southern Fried Tofu, Greens, Lemon Aioli, Black Beans, Cornbread

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Faces at ION

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