Alinea Chicago Bites Podcast #89

Aromatic chamomile sets the stage for a Grant Achatz creation.

Aromatic chamomile sets the stage for a Grant Achatz creation.

Merry Christmas from Chicago Bites! Between working our way onto Santa’s “nice” list and slogging our way through a Chicago winter, we managed to sneak in an evening at Alinea! Enjoy this last minute gift under your virtual tree!

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Show Notes:
00:00 – 02:08 Fine tuning the evening
02:09 – 05:24 Finding our way to the table and surviving “squeegee” service
05:25 – 07:36 Throwing off the game
07:37 – 09:43 Bridget’s highlights
09:44 – 11:01 Food protocols and misdemeanors against fish
11:02 – 13:15 Tammy’s highlights
13:16 – 15:05 Lowlights
15:06 – 19:20 The implements of dessert
19:21 – 24:44 Inviting comparisons and wrapping up

Chicagoist interview with Grant Achatz
1723 North Halsted
Chicago, IL

Bridget rates Alinea 7/10
Tammy rates Alinea 8/10

As with most of the dishes we sampled, pumpkin takes an unusual form.

As with most of the dishes we sampled, pumpkin takes an unusual form.

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