Monday, November 15, 2010

Sneak Preview of GT Fish & Oyster Bar

Chef Giuseppe Tentori (Photo: GT Fish & Oyster Bar)

At the annual Food & Wine Showcase at the MCA Monday, GT Fish & Oyster Bar's Giuseppe Tentori gave guests a sneak preview of what to expect when the River North resto opens in February.

Apparently, a Maine lobster roll will be on the menu.


Another Chef Strikes Out On His Own. . .

(Photo: via Time Out)

In a day full of shocking and sad local restaurant news, here's one more from Chicago magazine:

"Martial Noguier has left Café des Architectes for personal reasons."

We did some digging and found out he left to work on his own project.

Chicago Michelin Stars 'Leaked' By Mistake?!

(Photo: Michelin Guides)

A member of the social networking, user review and local search web site Yelp is claiming to have the scoop on the Michelin stars that will be awarded to Chicago's top restaurants on Wednesday when the guide is released:

According to the post, only Alinea and L2O were awarded the coveted three stars. Avenues, Charlie Trotter's and Ria received two stars.

Here's what the "Yelper" is saying is the entire list:

Chicago Nightlife Dissed By Men's Health


We don't make the cut when it comes to partying, according to the editors of Men's Health.

Even Boston, Milwaukee and (WTF?!) Lake of the Ozarks made it on their Top 10 list. Oh, well. Better luck next time . . .

Michelin Anxiety Sets In For Chefs . . .

Chefs Paul Kahan (Blackbird, left) and Curtis Duffy (Avenues at the Peninsula)

Chef Curtis Duffy of Avenues at the Peninsula sent out this tweet this morning about his anxiety over Wednesday's historic Michelin announcements:

"Feeling for the Michelin Release on Wednesday: excited, enlivened, psyched, edgy, anxious, restless, tense! What will it be?"

Then he jumped on his Harley to relieve that stress. Way to go!

Bears, Sixteen Feed Youth For Thanksgiving

Chicago Bears Greg Olsen (left) and Matt Forte, motivational speaker Chris Gardner and others will join Sixteen Executive Chef Frank Brunacci in serving Thanksgiving dinner to youth at Mercy Homes.

Here's a nice feel good story to take us right into the holiday season.

For the second year in a row, Sixteen Executive Chef Frank Brunacci and a number of local celebs will serve a generous Thanksgiving dinner to more than 130 kids at the Mercy Homes' campus for boys on the West Side.