Taking pictures at fancy restaurants. I’m sure that countless people have written a blog on this exact same subject, but I’m curious to get any recent opinions on the subject.
Food blogs pop up every day and with them come bloggers who want to eat out, take pictures to document their meals and share them with others. This becomes more common every day. However, do you ever feel awkward if its a fancy restaurant? I know that many places expect this type of behavior, so long as you are respectful and doesn’t use a flash (at least I don’t think you should). Has anyone had an experience where someone told them to stop taking pictures? Or tell you delete the pics you did take?
Earlier this year, I dined at Volt in Frederick Maryland. I took plenty of pictures of each dish despite being in the small tasting room, next to the Table 21 seating area. Despite others taking pics, I still felt awkward, like everyone was snickering “look at that kid taking pics, this is a nice place.”
I’m planning to eat dinner tomorrow at Babbo, Mario Batali’s flagship restaurant (or so I believe), and while it may not be at the peak of popularity, the food will certaintly be excellent and I hope to take pics. Hopefully Mario wont stop out in his clogs and slam my camera on the floor. Wait, who am I kidding, he probably hasn’t been to Babbo in years.