Today, superstar chef Grant Achatz will rightfully take his place as the king of all Chicago food. The chef at Alinea has been awarded three stars by the famed Michelin guide. Now, you've probably read about this Michelin phenomenon all week on your food blogs and online news sites. Chicago is only the second American city to be Michelin-ized. Yes, it's the same company that makes tires. They also judge food (that they hope you'll drive to).
Grant Achatz received three stars - and that's just the beginning of the Achatz takeover. Here are some other reasons why he is now king.
- Achatz has a new restaurant opening in 2011 down on Fulton Market. It is pioneering a new "ticket" system, where instead of reservations, you buy a fixed priced ticket (over $200). This ticket will be hotter than a Bears playoff home game.