I was thrilled to have the opportunity shoot Lolita for Down East Magazine last fall! Michael and I loved the owners’ former restaurant, Bar Lola, and have been just as taken with Lolita, their newest venture. Everything we’ve had at this Mediterranean-inspired small plates restaurant on Portland’s Munjoy Hill has been delicious. While on my shoot, I sampled the vegetable cassoulet after photographing it, and returned the following week to order one of my very own. We’ll do a proper write-up on Map & Menu this winter, but for now here are a few favorites from last fall’s editorial assignment with a fantastic accompanying article by the talented Michaela Cavallaro.