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2011 TOP 40 RESTAURANTS IN THE U.S.
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Grant Achatz of Alinea in Chicago The dining room at Alinea in Chicago

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Chef Grant Achatz
Chicago

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One may not have thought that avant-garde molecular gastronomy would seduce the Midwest before it did Napa or New York, but in Chicago, Grant Achatz’s Lincoln Park restaurant triumphantly proves otherwise. This provocative establishment draws adventurers from East and West for an unforgettable 16- to 18-course dinner that is dramatically presented and deconstructed by servers who also give instructions on how to eat it. Achatz continues to push the boundaries of culinary experience with the opening of the much-anticipated Next Restaurant/The Aviary bar.


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Cookbooks
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Books
Life, on the Line: A Chef's Story of Chasing Greatness, Facing Death and Redefining the Way We Eat

Recipe
Potato Soup


The dining room of Jean-Georges restaurant in New York City, one of GAYOT's Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S.

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