Category: Grace Chicago

GM/ Partner Michael Muser of Grace Chicago

Michael Muser: Michelin 3-star Grace Talks Service Ninjas, Wedding Invitations, Cerebral Chef Curtis Duffy


Join us for a visit with the magnetic and captivating Michael Muser of Grace, Chicago’s Michelin 3-star dining room. Listen to him discussing the evolution of the Jean Banchet Awards ceremony which he emcee’ed, along with the challenges of running a dining room of this caliber.

General Manager/Partner Muser and Chef/Owner Curtis Duffy made the move from Avenues Restaurant in the Peninsula Hotel several years ago and carefully created their ideal restaurant, detail by detail. Watch that transition, the thought process, the trials and tribulations and the touching stories of Chef Duffy challenging upbringing in the recently released documentary For Grace.


In case you missed passed episodes, here they are at your fingertips!

Jean-Charles Boisset on JCB Lounges Opening in 2016

Liz Mendez of Vera, Chicago Takes Top Somm Award at Jean Banchet Awards

Charles Ford, The Bristol Chicago on Wine Inspiration and Teamwork

The Kitchen Chicago’s Shea Zimmerman Talks Sustainable Wine, Keggers and more

Spiaggia’s Top Somm Rachael Lowe Shares Interactive Pairing & Italian Wine Picks

Formento’s Chicago Sommelier Steve Morgan’s Journey from NYC to Alinea to Open This Popular Neighborhood Italian

Joy Sterling on Sparkling Wine at her Family’s Iron Horse Vineyards

Wine Director Ryan Arnold, Lettuce Entertain You

Andrew Mariani of Sonoma’s Scribe Winery Talks Wine, Friends and Community

Belinda Chang on Bending the Steakhouse Paradigm

Sommelier Lauren Helm’s Journey to Harvest Table by Charlie Palmer

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