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Alchemy Restaurant Review: The alchemists of the Renaissance were best known for their quest to turn base metals into gold. The kitchen wizards over at Alchemy, the stylish Hampden bistro, are doing something a little different: they take already first-rate materials --- local produce and herbs, artisan cheeses, “colossal lump” crab meat --- and turn them into something even better. The cooking is modern American with distinctive international notes. The coconut curry-glazed salmon’s accompanying blood orange crème, bitter lettuce salad and spiced candied pecans take the taste buds on a roller coaster ride. Pork tenderloin is served with kicky ancho chile sauce and plated with a sweet potato tamale. The menu changes often, but look for the crab bisque and pecan-crusted lamb chops, which have addicted more than one diner. Surroundings are noteworthy, too. The downstairs dining room, which features oversize white banquettes and leopard-print chair covers, combines posh with edgy, and the upstairs, with its pretty little bar, is all white-tablecloth serenity.