2019 Jean Banchet Award Winners

Winnetka fine-dining French restaurant George Trois and Lula Cafe and Marisol chef Jason Hammel were the big winners of the 2019 Jean Banchet Awards, which took place Sunday night in the South Loop. The Restaurant of the Year win was redemption for George Trois, which many people felt deserved a Michelin star in 2019 before it was revealed that the tire company doesn’t award stars to suburban Chicago restaurants anymore. In addition to Hammel’s Chef of the Year win, the other winners were Alisha Elenz of mfk for Rising Star Chef of the Year, S.K.Y. for Best New Restaurant, Ryan Pfeiffer of Blackbird for Best Chef-de-Cuisine, Nicole Guini of Blackbird and Avecfor Pastry Chef of the Year, Elaine Townsend of Fat Rice for Rising Pastry Chef of the Year, Pizzeria Bebu for Best Neighborhood Restaurant, A Place By DAMAO for Best Heritage Restaurant, Pacific Standard Time for Best Design, Jill Gubesch of Frontera Grill and Topolobampo for Best Sommelier, Stephanie Andrews of Billy Sunday for Best Mixologist, Temporis for Best Service, Calumet Fisheries for Best Counter Service, and Moody Tongue Brewery for Best Bar. Crain’s first reported the winners.

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