Chicago – Alinea ‘Kitchen Table’ *** (2016)


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view from kitchen table


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bollinger ‘la grande annee’ 2005


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‘ice’ – osetra, king crab, truffle, mushroom, condiments


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‘shaker’ – gin, green tomato, chartreuse


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‘roll’ – cucumber, feta, caper leaf


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tour of the kitchen to witness this one of a kind shaker


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chef plating at the pass


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back at the table, candles and table cloth were removed transporting you to a more relax setting.


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food map


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domaine gerard duplessis ‘montee de tonnerre’ chablis premier cru 2013


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‘paper’ – scallop, corn, butter


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poured table side


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‘crunch’ – shio kombu, nori


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billecart-salmon demi-sec


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‘yellow’ – sweet potato, curry, yolks


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domaine du vieux telegraphe ‘la crau’, chateauneuf-du-pape blanc 2013


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‘contrast’ – tomato, watermelon, parmesan


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left: ‘sparrowgrass’ – white asparagus, lychee, lily bulb | right: ‘swirl’ – apple, yuzu, lemon verbena


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functional centerpiece


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releasing yuzu aromas

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Robert weil ‘kiedrich turmberg’riesling trocken 2010


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‘fry’ – ayu, kumquat, radish


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jamsheed ‘ beechworth’ syrah 2014


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‘glass’ – morel, blueberry, lapsang souchong


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‘petal’ – onion, purple allium, black pepper


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australian black truffle, rye, gruyere

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‘generosity’


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chateau de fieuzal 2006


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mezcal action


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del maguey – san luis del rio – azul


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functional centerpiece #2 – ‘smoke’


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‘chicken – palo santo, pineapple


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‘bon bon’ – mango, almond, cinnamon


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non alcoholic pairing action


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‘amaebi’ – sweet shrimp prepared at the center of the table


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functional centerpiece #3


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it cooks while enjoying our next course


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‘cloche’ – cheeks, chamomile, melon

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‘bone’ – wagyu, rice, myoga


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cantina fratelli pardi, sagrantino di montefalco passito 2007


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‘rainbow’ – rhubarb, strawberry, anise, campari


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‘carnival’ – balloon


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white truffle ice cream (yes), yellow chartreuse, green tea


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functional artwork

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artwork above us


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lights off


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music on


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and the show begins


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‘paint’ – cherry, chocolate, bourbon


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golden crackrock


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chinese cinnamon


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tea service

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