Thursday, July 15, 2010

Esquire Writer Weighs in on Chicago Michelin Guide

The Mayor and Jean-Luc Naret, worldwide director of the Michelin guides, are all laughs with The Michelin Man at the announcement party at A New Leaf. (Photo: Rick Aguilar Studios)

Every local media outlet's been abuzz about the prestigious Michelin guide finally coming to Chicago, and there's been sooooo much speculation on how many stars certain restaurants will get.

Even Esquire's controversial go-to food guy, John Mariani, weighed in with his predictions on how many stars Alinea, Blackbird, L2O and Moto will get:

"(The) announcement by the French tire company should send shivers down the spines of Chicago chefs and restaurateurs, not because Michelin gets nasty—in fact, their write-ups are as puffy as Larry King interviews—but because they're stingy with their stars: one means a 'very good restaurant in its class,' two means a place 'worth a detour,' and three 'worth a journey.'"

Read Mariani's entire post here.

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