The Michelin Guide has published its 2021 edition for Chicago, with a grand total of 24 restaurants gaining stars, including two new two-star restaurants – Ever and Moody Tongue.
Despite most restaurants remaining closed for the year because of the pandemic, the Michelin Guide has decided to press ahead with its review and awarding of stars, and while some stars in Chicago have fallen from the sky due to permanent closure as a result of the pandemic (including Blackbird, Everest and Band of Bohemia), the addition of a new one-star and two new two-star restaurants is an indication of the wealth of culinary talent at work in the Windy City.
Of course, Grant Achatz’s Alinea remains on top of the food chain as the city’s only three-star establishment. The second tier welcomes Ever - the latest concept from chef Curtis Duffy, formerly of legendary three-star Chicago restaurant Grace - which closed in 2017, and Moody Tongue, a 28-seat restaurant overseen by Jared Wentworth.
The Michelin Guide has published its listing for Washington D.C., with one new two-star and four new one-star restaurants. The Inn at Little Washington is the capital's only three-star restaurant. Take a look.
There are two main criteria to qualify for a Bib Gourmand - the food must be delicious, and it must cost less than a set amount for three courses. A Bib Gourmand restaurant offers comforting favourites at their very best.