Not much of a story with this one. Just go to the FD Luxe website, read about it, look at the images, salivate, and make your reservations at Five Sixty. It is truly delicious and worth the experience.
The lighting for this one was a fun challenge to say the least. The dining area where we were to set up our shot is 560 feet in the air, atop Reunion Tower, on a rotating platform! So, as you can imagine, the light was constantly changing. The restaurant rotates 360 degrees, and the sun was sometimes on our side and sometimes not.
First we had to find the right table, in the right section, that would allow us room enough to move the table in one direction or another, making it easier to adjust our table to the light. Then, set up the dishes, napkins and silverware, take some test captures till I had the composition I was happy with. Once I was satisfied with everything, then it was a matter waiting for the sun to come around and let the waiter do his thing! And what a delightful thing it was! He re-did the soufflé for me about three times, but that in itself was marvelous watching. Just tearing into the hot soufflé, seeing it melt the gelato and the whipped cream, and then that dark chocolate sauce being poured all over it! One gains weight just looking at it. Now it was time to just let the waiter pour the chocolate sauce and allow the sun to come around and bathe it with life. Not a bad job, no?
And yes, my assistant and I ate what was left. And no, no lights added, just the sun plus a 3' X 4' white bounce card about 2 feet to the left of the table to provide a bit of fill, and that's it.