Part of the pleasure of eating beautiful food, is the surrounds you are in.
Atmosphere is a large part of setting of the scene. The colour. The decor. The table setting. The sounds. The feeling. The mood . The greeting. The view. The aroma. The anticipation. The menu. People arriving.
I like being at a table and silently observing what’s going on. Seeing people arrive. Being seated. Their response. How they relate. How they respond when their food arrives.
It’s great being a sketcher. All these things are happening before your eyes, adding to your own experience.
Both these sketches were done while waiting. One in a classic French setting on Champ Elysees, Paris. The other in a stylish beachside cafe in Sydney. Both bring on a sense of anticipation when entering.
It’s so nice to take the time to put some of this on paper. By the time the food arrives I’ve made a little memory of some very special moments.