On September 2nd, Lima and distinguished photographer David Griffen will host a mobile phone photography masterclass incorporating five techniques over five delicious courses

The event taking place from 6:00pm-8:00pm, provides the perfect opportunity for guests to learn how to take extraordinary photos of Lima’s Peruvian cuisine using just a camera phone. Taking part in the exclusive event will be 18 well-established food and lifestyle figures, with the final two spaces awarded to the winner of Lima’s photography competition. To enter, entrants must upload their favourite food based photo taken by themselves to either Twitter or Instagram using the hastag #LimaPhotoComp. The winner will be chosen by David and the Lima team on Wednesday 28th August.

The team at LIMA are extremely excited to showcase Peruvian cuisine in London and tell the country’s colourful culinary story through this exciting photography masterclass event.

David Griffen from South West England has a real passion for food photography and has recently worked with a number of acclaimed chefs and restaurants including Nathan Outlaw, Paul Ainsworth and Rick Stein’s Seafood School to name but a few. Alongside this, David is a leading expert in the fields of ‘photography for food blogs’, ‘food photography for social media promotion’ and ‘food photography with a mobile phone’. The latter will be the central theme of the upcoming event at Lima Restaurant.

Gabriel, co-owner of Lima said: ‘We really admire David’s work and were delighted when he agreed to host the mobile phone photography masterclass, here at Lima. We take pride in the appearance of our menu, using different colours and textures to make the dishes appealing and interesting. With social media being so influential, and the use of food imagery increasingly popular, we felt this was the perfect collaborative event.’

David said: ‘Food and photography have always been great passions of mine and I was delighted when Lima London approached me with the idea of a mobile photography masterclass. The beautiful Peruvian cuisine creates the perfect subject for the use of different techniques and styles I aim to share with some of London’s top bloggers’

Last July Lima opened on Rathbone Place (W1T 1JH) in Fitzrovia and has already won Best new Latin American restaurant in the Time Out Eating & Drinking Awards 2012.  The creation of chef Virgilio Martinez and the Gonzalez brothers, LIMA integrates both traditional and contemporary Peruvian cuisine, representing the gastronomic expansion that has taken place in Peru in recent years.


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  • Virgilio’s team at Central is headed up by his fiancée and sous-chef Pia Leon.

For further information regarding the event please contact: tabitha@saucecommunications.com or 020 8600 3600.