michael smith / by Anna Petrow

Right on Main St in downtown KC you'll find Michael Smith, the namesake of the James Beard award winning chef. I had the special treat of being invited behind the scenes into the kitchen for my most recent shoot there– the crazy hot, fast-paced, expletive filled kitchen felt just like shooting sports again. And in a way, that's what it is. In the race to plate delicacies like WHAT and WHAT, you see the same delicately trained movements, precision and skill that you would at an sporting event. Except it's completely delicious, and you can be sure you'll be nowhere near cheesy nachos or hot dogs. 

Chef Michael Smith plating the signature lobster anniversary dish. Check out his inspiration wall in the background! 

CAMPO LINDO FARMS CHICKEN CACCIATORE TALLEGIO CHEESE, SPECK, POTATO PURÉE

CAMPO LINDO FARMS CHICKEN CACCIATORE
TALLEGIO CHEESE, SPECK, POTATO PURÉE

GRILLED MISSOURI PEACHES ON A HOMEMADE WALNUT BROWNIE WARM BERRY COMPOTE

GRILLED MISSOURI PEACHES ON A HOMEMADE WALNUT BROWNIE
WARM BERRY COMPOTE

Hungry yet? Go check out their menu at http://www.michaelsmithkc.com