CityGate Grille

lobster cake sandwich

One of many projects I’ve worked on with Maureen Barron of Prairie Creative in Chicago: Man Advertising hired us to manage a direct marketing push for CityGate Grille in Naperville. I got involved when Maureen needed some photography of the restaurant as well as some of the menu items. We worked with Christ Nogulich, the general manager, and David Sapp, the Executive Chef to make this happen on a tight time frame.

Main Dining Room and Bar

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Client: CityGate Grille, Naperville, IL. Shot in two sections to open the dark areas in the bar on the left, and control the highlights from the windows.


I shot three main plates for David: a salmon filet on risotto, an avocado and lobster cake sandwich; and a lamb entree with seasonal vegetable. These we shot with available light in the restaurant, as David prepared them. We also made some casual portraits of David and Christ in the restaurant, which Prairie Creative used to create some direct mail and email marketing pieces.