In the MICHELIN Guide Chicago 2013, fine food enthusiasts who love a good value rejoice: in the latest edition of the highly anticipated Guide, 19 restaurants have been awarded Michelin Stars and 64 restaurants selected for the Bib Gourmands.
Michelin stars are considered the ultimate international recognition in the culinary world; only one hundred restaurants in the world currently have the distinction of three Michelin Stars.
This year’s guide sees all-new names in the highly revered two-star selections. L2O and graham elliot were promoted from one to two stars. This year also saw plenty of changes in the one-star selections. Three restaurants—Acadia, Goosefoot, and Mexique—earned their first one Michelin star distinctions, a significant culinary accomplishment. After a one-year absence, Sixteen returned to the one-star category. All in all, there are 16 Chicago establishments in this category for 2013.
- Celebrate Chicago’s culinary diversity: 433 recommended restaurants featuring 44 different types of cuisine
- Cheers to Alinea, which achieved Michelin’s three-star distinction in 2012 and maintained top honors this year.