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Hey all, Jordan here! Last month I had the pleasure of photographing the crew of Earth as they returned to Flanagan’s Table in Buxton, ME to once again wow guests with a delicious five course meal. Flanagan’s Table is a monthly dinner series with a different Maine chef in rotation each month. Diners experience a meal prepped with the best fresh local ingredients, native wine and beer selections, and in addition have a portion of what they spent on their ticket donated to sustaining local farming and agriculture in Maine. I had heard wonderful things about Chef walker and his team, but being able to photograph their culinary creations and experience the hustle and bustle of the kitchen was an amazing treat! From the flavors to the plating, their dishes were very clearly well thought out and executed to perfection for the 40 plus diners. My favorite part of photographing the dinner had to have been seeing all the hard work first hand in the kitchen with Chef Walker and his crew and then moving out into the dining area to see the pure enjoyment of diners as they take their first bites of what is sure to be one of the best meals they’ve ever had. The winter storm that day surely did not stop guests from venturing out to enjoy the meal they’d been waiting months for and the staff at Flanagan’s Table and Earth made it totally worth the trip!
Heidi here! I had the pleasure of photographing one of Flanagan’s Table monthly dinner series at The Barn at Flanagan Farm and just had to share some images from the night! These intimate dinners are held inside the newly renovated barn and meals are prepared in the beautifully restored farmhouse kitchen. This month’s dinner table was decorated by the uber talented Meagan Gilpatrick of Maine Seasons Events. She foraged the forest to bring natural elements to the table setting and transformed the barn into a woodland environment. Perfectly echoing the style of the nights guest chef!
The featured Chef was Justin Walker from Earth at Hidden Pond in Kennebunkport, Maine. At Earth, the menu focuses on bringing organic foods from local farms to your table. Nestled among the trees, Earth’s dining experience lets you feel like your amongst the land and partaking in a sustainable community. Earth’s Executive Chef Walker, has an extensive career of creating cuisines that start by picking fresh daily ingredients from onsite gardens and then preparing them into unforgettable dishes. In addition to fresh produce, Chef Walker incorporates meats from local farms and seafood fresh off the shores of Maine.
It was so wonderful to be a part of this Flanagan’s Table and watch the night unfold. Watching the chefs plate each course with such concentration and precision so quickly for a table of 50 was amazing! It was fun having all this action to get creative with my photography. I really enjoyed meeting the crew of Flanagan’s Table and catching up with familiar faces. Everybody worked so hard to make the night run smoothly including the waitstaff. They whisked back and forth delivering the courses and making sure each guest was having a truly amazing experience. By the smiles on all the faces and laughter in the air, you could tell the evening was a success!