mar’sel & Michael Fiorelli

Michael Fiorelli and mar'sel

And Finally….. Last but certainly not least, in the parade that has been the Cart for a Cause Cookbook, we come to our final shoot. It was Michael Fiorelli at mar’sel located at Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes. We were able to schedule this shoot for the hours before they opened, so we had the place to ourselves, which was really great. We were able to take our time and try out several different options till we found just what we were looking for. Michael prepared a lovely plate of Eggplant Cakes for us to photograph and we were able to wander the grounds to find the right exterior shot as well. Being right on the ocean, we had a perfect level of cloud cover that made shooting with the natural light just right. For Michael’s portrait we moved into the rich (although wonderfully dark) bar area, so we had to create a bit of lighting magic of our own.

This has been a really spectacular project to work on and I can’t say it enough, all for a great cause! We truly hope you will contribute to the efforts of St Vincent Meals on Wheels by picking up one (or more!) of the cookbooks to enjoy some great recipes from some of Los Angeles’ Top Chefs!