Holly Smith

My Venues


  • James Beard best chef PNW
  • Best Chef: Northwest
    James Beard Foundation
  • Winner
    Iron Chef America
  • Top 50 Restaurants
    Gourmet magazine
  • Best Italian Restaurants
    Wine Spectator
  • Four Stars
    Seattle Post Intelligencer
  • Top 21 Restaurants in the USA
    Esquire magazine

Where I Go Out

At My Venues

Veal sweetbreads
Veal sweetbreads
$$$$, Italian, South Juanita
"This dish is perfect. Exquisitely cooked sweetbreads have the slightest crust, and taste simply of themselves. A scattering of Pantellerian capers, fried until they open like little flowers, top the dish, with a generous amount of intensely green, fried parsley. A drizzle of gorgeous, buttery olive oil completes the plate. Each element is essential, and comes together as a minimalist’s delight. This is the dish that made me want to cook for Holly Smith at Cafe Juanita. It took a single bite."