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Food

Michelin-Starred Chef Plans To Open His First L.A. Restaurant

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A rendering of the Jean-Georges restaurant (Courtesy of Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills)
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One of the few chefs in the world who can brag about having three Michelin stars is coming to Los Angeles.Jean-Georges Vongerichten—the mastermind behind restaurants in Las Vegas, New York, Chicago, Tokyo and beyond—will bring his (Michelin-)star power to the signature restaurant at the under-construction Waldorf Astoria in Beverly Hills, according to the L.A. Times. The restaurant will offer indoor and outdoor dining on the first floor of the 12-story, 170-room luxury hotel, both of which are slated to open in 2017.

While the details of the menu and the exact designs of the restaurant are still under development, Vongerichten plans to utilize the offerings from California's local, organic and independent farmers and fishmongers for the contemporary fine dining spot. Don't forget about the fishmongers!

"I'm excited to have found the perfect partner to make my West Coast debut and bring my culinary passion to one of the world's most prestigious hotel brands," Vongerichten explained in a release.

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Welcome (Rendering courtesy of Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills)
Vongerichten is originally from Alsace, France, and his signature restaurant Jean-Georges inside the Trump Hotel in New York has been awarded an impressive three Michelin stars. His restaurant JG Tokyo has received one Michelin star. He's also published a number of cookbooks, including Cooking at Home with a Four-Star Chef, which won a James Beard Foundation award for Best Cookbook.