… 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!
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.