Chinatown’s Acadia is awarded two stars in the MICHELIN Guide Chicago 2016

Humboldt Park’s Parachute and Pilsen’s Dusek’s move up from Bib Gourmand to one-star in latest edition of the famed restaurant guide.

MICHELIN Guide - Chicago - 2016

Michelin today announced its highly regarded star selections for the sixth edition of the MICHELIN Guide Chicago 2016, which goes on sale tomorrow.

In the new edition of the MICHELIN Guide, Acadia is elevated from one to two stars, joining incumbents 42 Grams (Lincoln Park and Old Town) and Sixteen (West Loop) in this exclusive Michelin category. Lincoln Park’s L20, which had been on last year’s two-star list, closed its doors early in 2015.

“We have been following chef Ryan McCaskey at Acadia closely for the last few years and he continues to impress us with his elegant technique-driven cooking,” commented Michael Ellis, international director of the Michelin Guide. “Over the past year, he has delivered superb cuisine with a unique perspective and superb ingredients. We are thrilled to see his cooking reach these new heights.”

Chicago’s three-star restaurants, Grace in the West Loop and Alinea in Lincoln Park, both retained their coveted ranking in the new edition of the MICHELIN Guide.

Seventeen one-star selections are in the 2016 Chicago guide, including two exciting newcomers: Dusek’s (Board and Beer), a highly-creative and down-to-earth gastropub in Pilsen, and Parachute in the Avondale neighborhood of Chicago where the husband-and-wife team of Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark have created a menu that is an eclectic and original mixture of Korean and other Asian ingredients. Also of note is West Loop’s Moto and its retention of a Michelin star.

“Moto’s executive chef, Chris Anderson, has spent time in the kitchens of L20 and Alinea. Chris has persevered through a difficult time at Moto and has ushered in a distinct Southern spirit to Moto’s tasting menu, while maintaining the consistency of a Michelin-starred restaurant,” said Ellis.

The MICHELIN Guide Chicago 2016 goes on sale Wednesday, October 28, at a price of $18.99.