Meet the Chefs
Chef James Holmes of Olivia Restaurant
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Lamb t-bone at Olivia restaurant.
Chef James Holmes
Austin chef James Holmes has received a culinary stamp of approval from a wide range of people, from country singer Willie Nelson—whom Holmes has catered for—to the editors of Bon Appétit magazine, who named his restaurant, Olivia, one of 2009’s “Top 10 Best New Restaurants in America.”
The fare at Olivia is described as “Mediterranean cuisine with a seasonal, Southern spin.” The restaurant specializes in house-made pasta, select cuts of meat like lamb T-bone steaks, and the signature dish, lamb’s tongue fricassee, which is described as “a crispy tongue cooked in a Dijon pan sauce and matched with a sweet fruit mostarda.”
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The interior of Olivia restaurant.