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The Early Word on Curtis Duffy's Hot New Project Grace

The culinary world waited with bated breath for chef Curtis Duffy's new project Grace to begin service after pushing back the open date for over a month. Videos circulated from Grub Street Chicago tempting prospective diners with hints of the two, eight to twelve course chef tasting menus and the space's decor. Now, with only two days of business under the their belt, social media is already projecting the restaurant's future as a Michelin-star candidate. Here's the early word on hot new restaurant Grace:

The Good News: @cblackstone raves about the whole experience: "Chef @curtisduffy's excellence is palpable from host stand to anise hyssop. @grace_chicago a paragon of food, wine, and service. Awestruck." [Twitter]

The Menu News: Food blogger Kara Lichtenstein instagrams a preview of the food: "A quick foreshadowing the photos to come. One of the many beauteous creations by @curtisduffy. And I don't even like cooked carrots... #food #chicago #grace #nofilter" [Instagram]

The Interior News: UrbanDaddy gives a description of the space: "Once inside, you're going to be glad you don't leave the house in less than full-on dinner-party attire. The room oozes its serious intent. The taupes. The beiges. The supple leather club chairs you'll soon be sinking into." [UD]

The Secret News: On Twitter, blog Eat Travel Rock has a spiritual experience: "Now that I'm allowed to say it... eating @Grace_Chicago last week was an otherworldly experience. Thank you @curtisduffy- it was sublime." [Twitter]

The Michelin News: Derek Simcik, the executive chef at Atwood Cafe, tweets: "@curtisduffy and the team at @grace_chicago killed it tonight ... @MichelinGuideCH keep your eyes out" [Twitter]

The Atmosphere News: Blog S. Levy Foods writes: "The incredible amount of thought and technique involved in every dish is evident bite after bite. The service and atmosphere is such that you feel like you've died and gone to foodie heaven, it's so serene and enjoyable. Grace is a phenomenal addition to Chicago's fine dining, and is a must-try." [S. Levy Foods]
— Ashley Mason
· All Coverage of Grace [~ECHI~]
· Grace [website]
[Photo via Urban Daddy]


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