Paul Virant

Paul Virant


About Paul Virant

Since opening Vie, his flagship restaurant in Western Springs, Illinois, in 2004, Chef Paul Virant has risen to nationwide acclaim for his contemporary Midwestern cuisine that emphasizes canned and preserved ingredients. His philosophy of local, seasonal eating stems from techniques he learned on his family’s farm in Missouri.


  • Nominee for Best Chef: Great Lakes
    James Beard Foundation
  • Best New Chef
    Food & Wine
  • Best New Chef
    Chicago magazine
  • Top 40 Restaurants (Vie)
  • Three Stars (Vie)
    Chicago Tribune
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in Chicago

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