Tonight I took my folks way out into the middle of nowhere, literally, for a really cool dining experience at the Cachagua General Store with the fantastic chef skills of Michael Jones.
Jones uses local goodness to create some amazing dishes and has some great, local wines to pair.
Cachagua Store chef Michael Jones.
Restaurant front door.
Really good bread.
Really good wine.
The store is located out in Cachagua. About 30 minutes past Carmel Valley Village, which is a haul in itself. Dinner is only on Monday nights in two sittings and the menu consists of great appetizers, entrees and desserts.
Rabbit. Five ways.
People come from all over to dine there and there are locals of Cachagua who hang out as well, like Grant Risdon (below), who we profiled at the Monterey County Weekly last spring for his wild stories of growing up and lifetime of living in the area.
Aside from two digital cameras, I rattled off 1 roll of Fuji Pro 160s and 2 rolls of Kodak Tri-X which I had pushed two stop in order to shoot indoors, but then we went outside, so I had to stop my 1600 ASA film down to f/16 in bright sunlight... It made for some super sharp, high-contrast images, which I actually like very much.
I only shoot film for certain editorial projects and I felt this was a proper application for old black-and-white film.
The above shot was one of the few single shots I really liked of the nearly 100 film shots I got. It is a simple moment of reflection from a member of a music group that brought great, pop music to many decades of fans world-wide.
Nic Coury is a professional photographer based in Monterey, California. He specializes in unique portraiture with a journalist style in both digital and film media. He can travel throughout California and the west for clients. He works currently as the staff photographer for the Monterey County Weekly.