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Michelin Guide Chicago — the party

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Jean-Luc Naret, director of the Michelin restaurant guides, welcomes guests attending the Michelin Guide party Nov. 17 in the Preston Bradley Hall in the Chicago Cultural Center.

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Kathy and Takashi Yagihashi, executive chef of Takashi, which received a one-star rating by Michelin.

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Chef Tony Mantuano of Spiaggia, which received one star from Michelin. Messrs. Mantuano and Yagihashi along with Paul Kahan, who received one star for Blackbird, had to leave early to host a Share our Strength fundraiser at Spiaggia.

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Jean-Luc Naret, left, and chef Graham Elliot, whose eponymous restaurant received one star from Michelin.

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Restaurateur Donnie Madia, a co-owner of Blackbird, which received one star, and Publican, which received a Bib Gourmand rating.

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Chef Laurent Gras formerly of L2O, from left, Jean-Luc Naret and Chef Grant Achatz of Alinea. L2O and Alinea are Chicago's only three-star restaurants.

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Mayor Richard Daley and Jean-Luc Naret, director of the Michelin restaurant guides.

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Curtis Duffy, left, chef de cuisine of Avenues at The Peninsula and Kevin Boehm of Boka. Avenues received two stars and Boka garnered one star. Mr. Boehm's Perennial also nabbed a Bib Gourmand rating.

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Kevin Brown, left, is CEO of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, with award-winning chef-restaurateur, cookbook author and television personality Rick Bayless, whose Topolobampo received one star and Frontera Grill was named a Bib Gourmand.

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Erika Tucker of the Peninsula Hotel and NoMI Executive Pastry Chef Frederic Moreau. NoMI, in the Park Hyatt Chicago hotel, received one Michelin star.

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Jennifer Gras and Chef Laurent Gras, formerly of L2O, with Kevin Hickey, right, executive chef of Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. L2O garnered three stars from Michelin while Seasons earned one star.

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Chef Grant Achatz of Alinea, left, and Chef Shin Thompson of Bonsoiree. Alinea received a three-star rating and Bonsoiree garnered one star.

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Gale Gand, left, executive pastry chef at Tru and Deann Bayless, co-owner Frontera Grill and Topolobampo. Tru and Topolobampo were each awarded one Michelin star.

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Seth Carlson, from left, Matthew Ayala and Matthew Kerney all of Schwa. Schwa received one star from Michelin.

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Chef de Cuisine Luke Creagan, left, of Bonsoiree and Executive Chef Shin Thompson of Bonsoiree, which received one star.

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Jen Anders, left, of the Drawing Room and Colleen Ryan of Traffic Pr & Marketing. Grant Achatz of Alinea held his Michelin celebration party Tuesday night at the Drawing Room.

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Rachel Schwanz, left, of Entertainment Co. and Amanda Puck.

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Katie Bowman and Chef Thomas Bowman of Otom, which received a Bib Gourmand.

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Jayna Cooke, left, and Traci Schaefer both of Groupon.

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Teresa Rende of the Goodman Theater and Carlos Amadoramdor of Fiserv.

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Ernest Wilkins, from left, of the Chicago Tribune, Alek Babel of HDR Architecture, Joe Piehl of Weber Shandwick, John Domanico of Creative Circle and Teresa Rende of Goodman Theater.

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Matt and Kathy Lindner of Three Headed Productions.

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Heather Sperling, left, of Tasting Table and Emily Fiffer of Daily Candy.

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