The Parlor: Phoenix Food Photography

The Parlor: Phoenix Food Photography


The Parlor: Phoenix Food Photography. A wood oven and a simple vision for a rustic italian eatery is where it all began. that foundation and a long, creative journey has lead us to where we are today. our commitments to craft, value, freshness, and environment have successfully propelled the parlor forward through each changing season, and each passing year.

this building originally housed the salon de venus — a mecca for bobs, beehives, and nearly six decades worth of “cutting edge” hair styles and spa treatments. the owners of the salon decided to hang up the sheers in 2007. through some luck and good fortune, the mei family was able to claim the space and begin dreaming up the parlor. during the massive renovation, a large portion of the old building was demolished and repurposed into all of the wood elements you see around the room, including the tables you will sit at. the salon de venus lives on in the new and sustainably built interiors.

so hopefully you find all of that interesting, but let’s be honest—it’s really all about the food. the parlor is fully committed to offering a menu that reflects the best ingredients each season has to offer. this is the core of our simple and approachable food philosophy. everything we serve is handmade daily, including all of the breads, pastas, and pastries. we also cultivate our own gardens and are actively engaged in the process of growing and harvesting ingredients. many of the vegetables you enjoy here were grown by our owners and staff in our offsite gardens.

serving this community and having a positive impact on the budding food culture of this desert oasis will always remain our passion and our mission. thank you for coming on this journey with us and thank you for the years of continued success. we look forward to many, many more!


Quotes About Food…

Large, naked raw carrots are acceptable as food only to those who lie in hutches eagerly awaiting Easter. ~Fran Lebowitz

It’s bizarre that the produce manager is more important to my children’s health than the pediatrician. ~Meryl Streep

Plant a radish, get a radish, never any doubt. That’s why I love vegetables, you know what they’re about! ~Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt

An onion can make people cry, but there has never been a vegetable invented to make them laugh. ~Will Rogers

Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but Cabbage with a College Education. ~Mark Twain


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Words can not express how thankful and happy we are that we chose Monica to capture our perfect day. She made us feel both comfortable and confident in the whole process. She has this ease that makes you feel you’ve known her for years. Her kindness, personality, and professionalism was beyond what we could have hoped for. Her communication and organization was so impressive as well (I am far from organized)! Our photos are AMAZING, they are perfect. We wish we could do it all over again, and again. Seriously, book her right now! Best choice we could have made, and she helped make our day so wonderfully memorable and way less stressful.
Nora A.