In addition to finding out what great food Boulder had to offer, I was also there for the Food and Light workshop. I had a great time meeting some awesome fellow food photographers and working with the incredibly talented instructors Jen Yu (use real butter) , Todd and Diane (white on rice couple) and Helen ( my Tartelette).
Here is Helen giving a great styling demonstration, she can make ugly refried beans look delicious!
So you might be wondering, Taylor what does sushi have to do with this? Good question. One of our assignments during the class was to take pictures of what we had for lunch. I was pretty excited when I heard this, I was planning of taking pictures of lunch anyway. The workshop was very close to Pearl Street, so a group of us went down to Pearl in search of food.
We decided on Hapa sushi. I am a big sushi fan, so it was not a hard sell. What really brought me in were the orange chairs and Voltron looking character on their logo. This is one of the coolest restaurant logos I had ever seen, so naturally I had to investigate further.
At Hapa, I wanted to try something new and different. Knowing I was going to photograph these rolls, I asked the waitress what the prettiest rolls were (yes I used prettiest to describe sushi rolls) Of her suggestions, I decided to go with the Ruby Red and Green Eggs and Ham.
The second roll, was the Green Eggs and Ham. What is that you ask? Well the sushi version consists of wasabi flying fish roe and hamachi.
The roe was quite interesting interesting. The wasabi was not present at first, but as you chewed the roe released the very strong wasabi flavor. A very interesting and tasty experience. I love the pale green color! I had never seen row like that before.
It looks as though the awesome logo is not all Hapa has to offer. They have some pretty great sushi as well.