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It’s a truism that uses to white wine, sports groups, life in general … and, it ends up, Michelin stars: Some years are simply much better than others.

2018 was not one of Chicago’s finest when it concerned recognition by the famous French tire maker. 4 restaurants previously recognized by its prestigious publication have shuttered, and just one brand-new star was granted. That brings Chicago’s total number of 2018 star winners to 22, from 25 last year and 26 in 2016. This year’s new one-star winner

is Temporis, a 20-seat fine-dining spot in Noble Square helmed by Les Nomades vets Sam Plotnick and Don Young. Michelin’s chief inspector, who asked for anonymity in an interview, called out the restaurant’s nine-course tasting menu. “The meal inspected all packages,”he stated, noting a simple portobello omelette that was”sensational in its strategy and presentation “and”a really nice “capellini dish served with lobster and truffle sauce.The inspector, a 12-year Michelin Guide professional who previously worked for a

New York high-end hotel, acknowledged the slight Debbie Downer vibe of this year’s Chicago awards.”Some years are more interesting and more amazing than others,” he stated.”This was simply a year where we lost a few.”Temporis is a brand-new one-star Michelin winner.Those losses include the three-starred Grace, which< a href=

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180111/ISSUE01/180119982/grace-investor-olszewski-tells-his-side-of-story data-omnilocation=articlebody data-omnilink=editorial-link > extremely publicly imploded at the end of 2017; Streeterville’s GreenRiver, a one-star winner hidden inside Northwestern Medication’s Lavin Family Pavilion that closed in late January; Naha, a long time River North institution with one star that closed in March with strategies to transfer; and Sixteen, the two-starred spot in the Trump International Hotel & Tower that shuttered in April. Among the city’s highest-profile openings, Bellemore, whose signature meal is a caviar-topped savory pie, didn’t warrant a star.”We are happy each year to watch it for future choice,”says the inspector.Even more notable was the omission of Publican, the revered pork and beer saloon from One Off Hospitality. It fell off the Bib Gourmand list (“quality dining establishments that have menu products that provide 2 courses and a glass of wine or dessert for$40 or less”), however didn’t earn a star.”We had a good meal, however the price point didn’t support the Bib, and it didn’t deserve a star,”reports the inspector.Here’s the complete list of 2018 Michelin star winners.Three stars: Alinea (Lincoln Park) 2 stars: Acadia (South Loop)Oriole (West Loop)Smyth(West Loop )One star: Band of Bohemia(Ravenswood)Blackbird (West Loop)Boka(Lincoln Park)Dusek’s Board & Beer(Pilsen)EL Ideas(Pilsen)Elizabeth(Lincoln Square )Elske( West Loop)Entente( Lakeview