Was on the phone talking to chef Holly Smith (pictured at this year's James Beard Awards in NYC), asking if I could come in her kitchen. She said sure, and if I waited until August, then I could work with the new pastry chef.
Who's that? I asked.
Neil Robertson, who recently left the building at Canlis. Neil Robertson who is one of the best pastry chefs in Seattle. Maybe even the best. I cannot wait to taste what he does at CJ! Can't wait to cook in chef Holly's kitchen.