Gunpowder and Black Ants—Australian Gourmet Traveller

What an exciting photo session for Gourmet Traveller’s February 2017 issue.

Love my job! I was in my element at Brisbane’s newly opened Detour restaurant—with the mouth-dropping menu and a backdrop to die for.

The Feast team regularly get to showcase passionate food creatives like Chef owner Damon Amos, who’s created a new world for patrons to lose themselves in.

DETOUR Gourmet Traveller

The new fit-out features glowing copper panelling, beautiful warm lighting and soft timbers in the high-ceiling heritage building.

DETOUR Gourmet Traveller

DETOUR Gourmet Traveller

DETOUR Gourmet Traveller

DETOUR Gourmet Traveller

DETOUR Gourmet Traveller

Food photography DETOUR Gourmet Traveller

Food photography DETOUR Gourmet Traveller

Detour’s drink menu was just as fascinating, the Cold Toddy cocktail with warm bourbon tones belonged in its glowing copper setting. This Gourmet Traveller photo shoot was pure perfection.

Food photography DETOUR Gourmet Traveller

Food photography DETOUR Gourmet Traveller

Food photography DETOUR Gourmet Traveller

Food photography DETOUR Gourmet Traveller

Food photography DETOUR Emu Gourmet Traveller

The emu tartare is served as a crunchy raft topped with juicy diced meat, bright yellow egg yolk and seared rings of shallot. Such striking organic shapes—the result is pure food art.

 

The salmon looked incredible—garnished with sprinkles of black ants and cured in matte-black gunpowder—yes, REAL ants and REAL gunpowder! The fillet rests in a bed of delicious green curry cream and edible greens. With this adventurous creation, it was as if the ants were still on the forest floor.

Feast Photography shoots for Australian Gourmet Traveller

The Feast Team loves to get creative with adventurous food—call us if you’d like to chat over how we can make your project drool worthy!