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Trio Closes

By Rachelle Bowden in Food on Jan 9, 2006 10:26PM

2006_01_trio.jpgEver since Trio became Trio Atelier, foodies in Chicago have wondered how the experiment would pan out in the long run. The quality of food remained - by far some of the best you'd find in the Chicagoland area - but, alas, it was never really the same.

And so now comes the news that the restaurant that launched the careers of some of the country's most acclaimed chefs - Rick Tramanto, Shawn McClain, Gale Gand and Grant Achatz - is closing its doors at the end of February. While we're not totally shocked, we are bummed. In its 12-year history, Trio gave the city some of the most interesting and most-talked-about food since sport peppers were introduced to the hot dog. Owner Henry Adaniya tells the Trib's Phil Vettel that he's looking to pursue other projects.

Bye, bye Trio. We'll miss you.