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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