Marion Street Cheese Market is overjoyed to receive a Bib Gourmand designation in the 2013 MICHELIN Guide. The Chicago Tribune's food critic, Phil Vettel, broke the news that Marion Street Cheese Market is one of Chicago's 64 restaurants considered "favorites that deliver good value" by Michelin's inspectors. Marion Street Cheese Market is a first time Bib Gourmand winner and could not be more thrilled to join the ranks of Avec, Frontera Grill, Girl and The Goat, Green Zebra, Publican, and other eateries known for their quality and affordability.
Michelin released its coveted list of Bib Gourmands exactly one week prior to the launch of the highly anticipated MICHELIN Guide Chicago 2013. There were 64 restaurants selected across the Chicagoland area this year, with 19 newly added to the category.
Inclusion in the MICHELIN Guide is, in itself, synonymous with quality, and while the Michelin stars are certainly the most celebrated, the Bib Gourmand designation is a highly desired distinction among restaurateurs. It represents restaurants that serve two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less (tax and gratuity not included). Most importantly, these are places that Michelin's esteemed inspectors would frequent themselves.
The MICHELIN Guide Chicago 2013 offers readers a tremendously diverse selection to choose from. Among the Bib Gourmands, 22 different cuisine types are represented and choices are provided in each of the 14 areas covered, including the neighborhoods of downtown Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.
The Bib Gourmands are selected by Michelin's famously anonymous inspectors who dine across Chicago regularly. These local inspectors are trained to scrupulously apply the same time-tested methods used by Michelin inspectors for many decades throughout the world. This ensures a uniform, international standard of excellence. As a further guarantee of complete objectivity, Michelin inspectors pay all their bills in full.
The third edition of the MICHELIN Guide Chicago goes on sale Wednesday, November 14 at $18.99.
For more information on the inspectors and the guide go to www.michelinguide.com.