My adventures recreating Alinea Restaurant’s food at home

Alinea Peacock Skewer Set by Crucial Detail

Serveware for SQUAB, Watermelon, Licorice, Foie Gras pages 158-161, and PEANUT, Five Other Flavors pages 384-385.

About a year ago, I received a shipment from J.B. Prince: an Alinea Restaurant “Peacock” skewer set (US$65.50) and some “Craters” plates (US$52.50 each). You can also get just the skewers, sold as a replacement set (US$30.60) from J.B. Prince.

The surgical stainless steel set (7.0-inch rods x 0.75-inch base) came packed in its own padded box.

The delicate skewers (5) themselves were in a hard plastic tube. This elegant set was designed by Martin Krasner of Crucial Detail for Grant Achatz’s Chicago restaurant, Alinea and is available from them as well (US$60.00).

I bought this set for the PEANUT, Five Other Flavors recipe, but first used some of the skewers for the Fennel Candy component in SQUAB, Watermelon, Licorice, Foie Gras.

Crucial Detail “Peacock” skewer set, from J.B. Prince.

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