Two Chicago restaurants earned three stars in the MICHELIN Guide Chicago 2011: Alinea and L2O
Martinez, Miami Georgia: Holeman & Finch, Atlanta Illinois: L2O
, Chicago Louisiana: Cochon Butcher, New Orleans Massachusetts: Hungry Mother, Cambridge Nevada: Wazuzu, Las Vegas New York: Convivio, Corton, John Dory, L'Artusi, New York Oregon: Lincoln, Portland Pennsylvania: Zahav, Philadelphia Washington: Poppy, Seattle *Hungry for more?
Best New Restaurant: The Bazaar by Jose Andres at SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills (Chef/Owner: Jose Andres, Owners: Sam Narian and Philippe Starck, Los Angeles, CA); Corton (Chef/Owner: Paul Liebrandt, Owner: Drew Nieporent, New York, NY); L2O
(Chef: Laurent Gras, Owner: Richard Melman, Chicago, IL); Momofuku Ko (Chef/Owner: David Chang, New York, NY); Scarpetta (Chef/Owner: Scott Conant, New York, NY)
The establishments range from the casual style and cuisine of the original restaurant, RJ Grunts, to the elegance of L2O
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CHICAGO, May 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Chef Laurent Gras and Richard Melman, Chairman of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises(R), have teamed up to open L2O (pronounced el-two-oh), a modern seafood restaurant in an historic building in the Lincoln Park neighborhood in Chicago.
At L2O Gras enriches his culinary perspective and French training by drawing from global cuisine and a repertoire of modern and traditional cooking techniques.
A dining experience at L2O ranges from the lounge's alluring atmosphere where guests order from an a la carte menu, to an evening in the elegant dining room where both a four-course prix-fixe menu and tasting menus are offered.