Alineaphile

My adventures recreating Alinea Restaurant’s food at home

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News about Chicago’s Alinea Restaurant, Chef Grant Achatz, Chef Dave Beran and Nick Kokonas.

Alineaphile – Seen in the Globe and Mail

ENGLISH PEAS, Tofu, Ham, Pillow of Lavender Air

Alineaphile was featured today in Canada’s national newspaper, The Globe and Mail. Read it! Think you can cook? Try making cheese curd ‘balloons’ for dinner By Wency Leung The Globe and Mail Published Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 Until recently, Joey …  Read More

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FOIEMAGEDDON

On July 1, 2012, vitriolic, part-time vegetarian John Burton’s Senate Bill 1520 went into effect, outlawing the selling or buying of foie gras in the State of California. Prior to Foiemageddon, local eateries brave enough to serve it were inundated …  Read More

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Dinner at Alinea, May 5, 2012

Trying out the helium balloon dessert

In celebration of reaching just beyond halfway through the Alinea cookbook, I finally dined at Alinea Restaurant! I was joined by several friends who also came to Chicago for the National Restaurant Association tradeshow. I had made a reservation back …  Read More

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Garnish Key for Alinea Restaurant’s Lamb 86 Recipe

Lamb, with 60 Garnishes

Tweezermania. When we went to Alinea Restaurant for dinner, one of the mind-bending showstoppers was their lamb course. Perfectly prepared sous vide lamb three ways with a rich jus. But that wasn’t all — accompanying the lamb was a glass …  Read More

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Our Dinner at Alinea

I am happy to say that I am finally dining at Alinea Restaurant. Woohoo! We will be in Chicago for the National Restaurant Association show, and secured reservations for Alinea. So excited! It’s an anniversary celebration, of sorts: I’m now …  Read More

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Alinea Named 6th Best Restaurant in the World!

The 2011 S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants List has been announced. And guess what? Alinea Restaurant (1723 N. Halsted Street, Chicago, Illinois, 312-867-0110) is now 6th on the list. Up from 7th on list in 2010, and wins the …  Read More

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RE: Thank you for purchasing tickets to Next

I’m excited to time travel. Next Restaurant here we come! The new eatery from Grant Achatz and Nick Kononas is now open for business and selling tickets. Their new business model for the place is to sell tickets like at …  Read More

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Alinea Is Now the Seventh Best Restaurant in the World, First In U.S.

Again, congratulations to all at Alinea Restaurant! This just in: Alinea (1723 N. Halsted St., 312-867-0110) is the 7th best restaurant in the world, according to the 2010 S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. Alinea, which made its debut …  Read More

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Alinea Named #1 Restaurant of All Time in Chicago

Top 40 Chicago Restaurants Ever In their 40th anniversary issue, Chicago Magazine names the 40 best Chicago restaurants of all time. And guess who’s number one? Alinea Restaurant. All your dedication and hard work have paid off again. Congrats Grant …  Read More

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Grant Achatz Has a Facebook Page

Good News! Alinea Executive Chef Grant Achatz has a new Facebook page, and he now regularly posts news, images and videos from the restaurant! View here.

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Alinea:Oenophilia Website and Wine Blog

Alinea launches a website devoted to their wine selections. Alinea:Oenophilia http://alineawine.com/ Oenophilia: “A disciplined devotion to wine, accompanying strict traditions of consumption and appreciation.” They’re at it again. This time, it’s a whole website devoted to the wines served at …  Read More

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Alinea Video

Here’s a very cool new video about Alinea Restaurant by Lara and Martin Kastner, produced for the Tokyo Taste World Summit on Gastronomy, held February 9-12, 2009 in Japan. It has shots of all sorts of techniques, including making things …  Read More

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My New Kitchen Help

After the loss of Willy, our extremely curious kitchen helper, the kids thought they didn’t want another pet. Until a friend of my daughter told her about their cat’s kittens. So…. Meet Napolean and Lulu! They’re a big help in …  Read More

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Rest in Peace, Willy

1 September 2008 – 7 July 2009, HBC RIP Willy, we’ll miss ya…

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Grant Achatz’s Alinea Cookbook Wins 2009 James Beard Foundation Award

JBL Award

Last night the prestigious James Beard Foundation Awards were presented at a star chef studded-event at Avery Fisher Hall in NYC. Grant Achatz took home the JBF award in the “Cooking from a Professional Point of View” category, for his …  Read More

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Happy Anniversary Alinea

Today marks the fourth anniversary of Alinea restaurant, and the first anniversary of their website, Alinea Mosaic. Congrats to all!

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Alinea is Now Number 10 on World’s 50 Best Restaurants List

Congratulations to all at Alinea Restaurant! All of your dedication and hard work has paid off, once again! This just in from ChicagoTrubune.com: Alinea (1723 N. Halsted St., 312-867-0110) is the 10th best restaurant in the world, according to the …  Read More

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Postmodern Pantry Update

An Update A new, temporary page is up on PostmodernPantry.com as of Thursday evening, March 5. Not much to look at. Just a background image, but maybe we’re getting closer? Postmodern Pantry, 06 Mar 2009 Updated from this comp (short …  Read More

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About Alineaphile

Martin S. Lindsay - Alineaphile

About Alineaphile When I pre-ordered Grant Achatz’s Alinea Restaurant cookbook early in 2008, I knew it was gonna be good. Spending years working in restaurants during college, I was taught to cook as so many had before — traditionally. But …  Read More

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