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If you have an extra $400 in your pocket… May 9, 2008

Filed under: Food & Drink — iamyourmom @ 4:56 pm
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… and you find yourself in Chicago, do yourself a favor and try to get into Alinea for dinner.  Grant Achatz’s “molecular gastronomical” restaurant does not disappoint.  That $400ish will get you a 24-course “tasting” menu, plus wine pairings.  That may sound like a lot, but no fear — some dishes are only one bite!

Grant Achatz

This week’s The New Yorker has a great profile of the man behind Alinea, Achatz, and his recent bout with tongue cancer which threatened to leave him without his sense of taste.  Quel horreur for a chef!  Anyway, luckily he is currently cancer-free.  The story, and his determination to find an alternative treatment to surgery, are fascinating!  Definitely worth the twenty-or-so minutes you’ll need to read this sucker.

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