Grant Achatz, the owner and head chef of Alinea, certainly knows classic food and, thus, he is more than capable of deconstructing classic flavors in the creation of contemporary flavors. The result of his culinary genius: His upscale restaurant has consistently received the three-star rating, the highest in the industry, from the Michelin Guide, proof that the expensive Alinea prices are worth every penny. Below are the latest Alinea menu prices.
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On 4 May 2005, Alinea opened to the general public to great acclaim. By 1 January 2016, it was closed for extensive renovations before it re-opened on 20 May 2016.
What It’s Famous For
When it comes to accolades from chefs, critics, and diners alike, Alinea is one of the world’s best restaurants, a reputation that its head chefs have always strived to maintain despite the stiff competition. Aside from the most prestigious 3-star Michelin Guide rating, it has also been awarded with the AAA Five Diamond Award, the highest level of recognition, from 2007 to 2014 as well as ranked #15 on the S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants List in 2016.
Why Eat Here
With such accolades for excellence, diners at Alinea are treated like royalty, indeed, from the superior service to the sumptuous dishes – and the elegant ambiance, to boot! After the extensive renovations, the restaurant offered a luxurious yet comfortable environment where the focus remained on the food and wine, thanks to the quiet ambiance and muted music. The result: You don’t have to nearly shout to be heard by your fellow diners and servers that, in turn, made dining such a joy.
You will find the well-trained servers to be among the most knowledgeable so much so that you can ask them about the ingredients in each complex dish, their tastes and textures, and their best wine pairings, among others. You may even find yourself learning a thing or two about Alinea’s cuisine.
Best of all, your sole focus will be on the meticulously prepared food instead of on the gimmicks many other inferior restaurants use. The dishes are obviously served in gorgeous hand-crafted ceramic dishes but your attention will immediately be drawn to the beauty of the dishes on your table. And the flavors are so heavenly, so innovative, and so scrumptious that the challenges of making reservations and paying for the expensive prices are all worth it.
If you have yet to try Alinea and you are a foodie, then it’s high time that you should try it now! Your culinary repertoire will be significantly enhanced for it.