Fine dining isn’t only about astonishing and expensive food, exclusivity, and great service. Nowadays, it’s also about having a completely different dining experience which is exactly what Alinea has been continuously offering to their guests since 2005.
Hailed as America’s top restaurant, they have been the only Michelin three-star restaurant in Chicago until just recently. Smart and sophisticated, they offer “provocative and progressive dining in the Windy City.” But why should you try to get a ticket for a dinner at this establishment? Here are four reasons that might just convince you.
It’s highly imaginative food.
Alinea’s chef, Grant Achatz always say that their restaurant isn’t exactly a restaurant in the conventional sense. As they lie to push the boundaries of their meals, they make sure that their dishes are always fun, provocative, emotional, and can confuse you whether it’s art or food. Nothing is typical about their food – they never make it like anything else. Everything’s so original and new that you’ll even wonder how and should you even eat your next course.
Nothing is typical about their food – they never make it like anything else. Everything’s so original and new that you’ll even wonder how and should you even eat your next course.
It’s constantly changing menu.
One of the things that people can’t expect from Alinea is that there’s always something new. They change their entire menu every four months, so on your next visit, you’ll surely sample an entirely different 16 or 20-course meal. This makes dining at Alinea extra exciting, unless you’re a creature of habit who completely fell in love with one of their old menu items.
Dining at Alinea is what some people call, “culinary theatre”.
One of the most noteworthy trends in fine dining is that they make dining an experience. Aside from the delicious food, beautiful plating, and subtle ambience, how they serve their dishes is also exciting. Special dishes and desserts will be prepared right at your table, involving you in the process even more.
A lot of folks like to watch how their food is being made, but if you haven’t seen an expert plate food, it’s actually similar to how an artist creates a work of art. All of those movements, coupled with your building anticipation of the mouthwatering dish being
Every aspect of the restaurant is well-strategized and planned about.
To say that food doesn’t involve a lot of thinking is a major disservice to Alinea. This restaurant plans every possible way how to make their diners’ experience and their services special. They’ve even thought of taking the restaurant on the road while their Chicago location is being renovated in the first half of 2016. You will actually be amazed with how much thought can go in food and how it can get served.
Alinea makes use of the Tock booking system, so if you’re interested in reserving a table, you’ll need to purchase a ticket in advance.