If someone were to walk up to me, hand me a wad of money (preferably legally obtained) and said, “Go ahead and use this money to eat at whatever restaurant you’d like,” I would drop everything and fly to Chicago for a chance to eat at Alinea.
Grant Achatz is my culinary idol. I look at his food and think, I didn’t know that was possible. I watch all the videos they have, I read their menus, I’ve spent three consecutive days in an uncomfortable Barnes and Noble chair reading his autobiography because as much as I want to buy big, expensive books, I can’t afford to.
In one word, the food is inspiring. So here’s one of my favorites–an edible balloon. Watch and be amazed.