A little over a month ago, Joshua Hall from Wine Korea asked me to photograph his event with New Zealand Trade and Enterprise at the New Zealand Residence in Seoul. It was an awareness raising event covering some of the heavy weights of New Zealand’s high-end wine, fine New Zealand food from chef Jin Ho Lee, and quality entertainment from the NZ Ambassador to Korea. Over the course of three hours, 7 excellent wines were paired with gourmet food prepared from fresh New Zealand ingredients and peppered with witticisms from the hosts on all manner of New Zealand’s exports – from Hobbits to Pinot Noir. All in all, this was one of the best quality dinners possible here in Seoul.
From a photographic standpoint, the small number of people around a single table made for limited options, but a great chance to get in close and focus on the stars of the show – Joshua, the Ambassador, the wines and the food.