Sunday, November 14, 2010
This is very sad news.
The Chicago Tribune is reporting that acclaimed chef Paul Wildermuth (formerly of Ben Pao, Opera, Red Light) "collapsed on Saturday night and died, according to family." He was 46.
Our prayers and condolences go out to his family.
(Photo: James Beard Foundation)
Every major chef and restaurateur is on pins and needles this week because Wednesday is the day Michelin finally releases its first-ever Chicago guide.
One thing looks certain—according to this tweet from Alinea's Grant Achatz—three stars (the highest rating!) looks likely for his sensational Lincoln Park restaurant: