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2013 Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S. " Vie

Vie
Paul Virant
Western Springs, IL




Springboarding off successful stints at two of the Midwest's top restaurants, Blackbird and Everest, Paul Virant offers his seasonal contemporary American cuisine at this establishment nestled into the Chicago suburb of Western Springs. The chef's mentors range from Alice Waters to Jacques Pépin, while his inspiration is drawn from the rustic Illinois farms that surround him to pickling techniques passed down from both his grandmothers.

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