Three Chicago restaurants received their first Michelin stars, the tire maker said Thursday.
West Loop’s Ever (1340 W. Fulton), South Loop’s Moody Tongue (2515 S. Wabash) and West Town’s Porto (1600 W. Chicago) were added to the list, rounding out the city’s 24 Michelin-starred restaurants. .
“Michelin Guide inspectors have been honored to commemorate the strength and creativity of Chicago’s chefs and restaurant teams over the past year,” said Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the Michelin Guides, in a statement.
Here are the inspector’s notes for the three new restaurants:
TWO STARS (excellent cuisine worth the detour):
- Ever: “Chef Curtis Duffy and Michael Muser are triumphantly back and now chair a bespoke room where the chef’s vision of fine dining enchants palates with complex flavors, moving textures and visual fireworks. “
- Moody Tongue: “Chef Jared Wentworth offers a tasting menu concept installed in the Moody Tongue brewery building. Each dish from the seasonal, ingredient-focused menu is paired with an equally creative beer of their own design, perfectly integrated into kitchen compositions.
A STAR (quality cuisine, worth the detour):
- Porto: “The style of young chef Marcos Campos is rooted in his Spanish heritage and explores the Atlantic coast of Spain and Portugal through his preserves, seafood and rice specialties. “
Ever’s Duffy and Muser received two Michelin stars in 2011 at Avenues at The Peninsula Chicago, and three stars the following four years (2015 to 2018) at Grace, which closed in 2017.
And Campos, executive chef of Porto and partner of the Bonhomme Hospitality Group, specializes in Mediterranean cuisine.
Alinea in Lincoln Park remains Chicago’s only three-star restaurant. Three of the last Michelin-starred restaurants, in 2019, closed last year: Band of Bohemia, Blackbird and Everest.
The new selections will be available on the Michelin app, officials said in a statement.