Taft restaurant client 42 Grams has received a coveted two-star rating in the 2015 Michelin Guide Chicago. The restaurant, owned and managed by husband and wife team Jake Bickelhaupt and Alexa Welsh, offers a unique dining experience and tasting menu that has been touted by reviewers as one of the best in the city.
Jake and Alexa approached Chicago Partner-in-Charge Tony Licata with a start-up concept and business plan two years ago. “I liked them from the outset,” Licata said. “They had great talent, energy and ambition — and we were able to help them put together the other things they needed.”
Alexa, commenting on the Michelin listing, says, “We are grateful for Tony’s mentorship and support through the start-up process. We couldn't have done it without his guidance.”
Michelin stars are awarded on the basis of reviews from anonymous restaurant inspectors and are a rare and celebrated distinction in the restaurant industry. Michelin publishes the rankings annually in a series of city guides.
Learn more about 42 Grams here, or see the full list of Michelin selections here.