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Posted on October 20, 2017

Smyth Earns Two Stars in New Selection MICHELIN Guide Chicago

CHICAGO, Oct. 20, 2017 – Michelin today announced its highly anticipated annual star selections for the eighth edition of the MICHELIN Guide Chicago 2018.

This year’s selection highlights 25 establishments that have been awarded one or more Michelin stars. Alinea and Grace, respectively led by chefs Grant Achatz and Curtis Duffy retain three stars, the highest recognition offered by the guide.

The restaurant Smyth located in West Loop, earns two stars for 2018. Owned by the talented husband and wife John Shields and Karen Urie Shields, Smyth, which can be found upstairs from the dual concept Smyth & the Loyalist, offers a unique and inventive cuisine.

“Chefs John and Karen Shields have remarkable resumes at the best restaurants across the country. But what they have built in their own kitchen is even more remarkable,” said Michael Ellis, international director of the MICHELIN Guide. “Anchored by quality produce from The Farm, dining at Smyth is a naturally delicious and beautiful experience.”

In total, there are four restaurants awarded two stars in the MICHELIN Guide Chicago 2018. Among them, Sixteen, located in River North, retains its two-star distinction after a change in the kitchen. The new Chef Nick Dostal has taken the menu in a new direction with influences of France, Italy and Asia.

Chicago is home to 19 one-starred restaurants, of which two are new: Elske and Entente.

Danish for “love,” Elske is the newly opened venture of husband-and-wife team chefs David and Anna Posey. Both have experience at Michelin-starred restaurants in Chicago, and together they have created a unique and striking experience in the West Loop, mixing Scandinavian and contemporary American influences.

At Entente, which means “friendly understanding,” guests are invited to a service of high quality food and delectable cocktails. Chef Brian Fisher unites with pastry chef Mari Katsumura and owner Ty Fujimura for a creative yet classic menu that changes based on inspiration and input from the team.

The MICHELIN Guide Chicago 2018 goes on sale Oct. 26 at a suggested retail price of $18.99.

For more information, please visit www.guide.michelin.com.

Chicago MICHELIN Guide 2018 Starred Establishments

 

Three Stars

Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey

ESTABLISHMENT

AREA

CHEF

Alinea

Lincoln Park & Old Town

Grant Achatz

Grace

West Loop

Curtis Duffy

 

Two Stars

Excellent cuisine, worth a detour

 

ESTABLISHMENT

AREA

NEW

Acadia

Chinatown & South

 

Oriole

West Loop

 

Sixteen

River North

 

Smyth

West Loop

NEW

 

One Star

High quality cooking, worth a stop

 

ESTABLISHMENT

AREA

NEW

Band of Bohemia

Andersonville, Edgewater & Uptown

 

Blackbird

West Loop

 

Boka

Lincoln Park & Old Town

 

Dusek's (Board & Beer)

Pilsen, University Village & Bridgeport

 

EL Ideas

Pilsen, University Village & Bridgeport

 

Elizabeth

Andersonville, Edgewater & Uptown

 

Elske

West Loop

NEW

Entente

Lakeview & Wrigleyville

NEW

Everest

Loop

 

Goosefoot

Andersonville, Edgewater & Uptown

 

GreenRiver

Loop

 

NAHA

River North

 

North Pond

Lincoln Park & Old Town

 

Parachute

Humboldt Park & Logan Square

 

Roister

West Loop

 

Schwa

Bucktown & Wicker Park

 

Sepia

West Loop

 

Spiaggia

Gold Coast

 

Topolobampo

River North

 

 

About Michelin North America

Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The company has earned a long-standing reputation for building innovative premium tires.  In addition to tires, the company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelinman.com) employs about 22,700 and operates 19 major manufacturing plants.




 

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