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1723 N Halsted St
IL 60614
Tel: +1 3128670110

The French Laundry provided a foundation for Grant Achatz, and Trio solidified his position among the upper echelon of chefs, but his Alinea is no extension of those influential posts. With this Lincoln Park destination, he re-imagines the familiar while keeping taste paramount, and offers an ethereal design experience in which to enjoy his Progressive American musings. Multi-courses (choose from eight, 12 or 24 courses) of magnificent morsels are cunningly (and sometimes whimsically) crafted, elegantly presented, and joyfully consumed in a setting that is so comfortable it virtually squeaks. From smoked steelhead roe and octopus in shiso with papaya and toasted soy right through to guava and avocado brie with key lime juice or caramel with meyer lemon and cinnamon perfume this is a culinary journey that takes diners on a tour of the tastebuds. As meals will typically take between two and four hours this place is definitely special occasion only, but if there’s only one place you’re going to hit whilst in town, then this is a resplendent option. Unless you have a deep education relative to wine, put yourself in the hands of one of the learned wine stewards, thoroughly berthed in each of the selections on the list and its’ relevant culinary pairing.
Cuisine: French
Ambience: Formal Fine Dining
Special: Celebrity Chef

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