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Edible Balloon: Alinea Serves Floating, Helium-Filled, Green-Apple-Flavored Delight


First Posted: 02/14/2012 3:49 pm Updated: 02/14/2012 3:59 pm

Recently, Grant Achatz has been getting so much press for his restaurant Next, his bar The Aviary and his successful memoir Life on the Line that it's almost easy to forget that he's the chef at Alinea, Chicago's only three-Michelin-starred restaurant. But on Sunday, Alinea released a video that puts Achatz's remarkable inventiveness front and center. It showcases a new dessert that's literally lighter than air: an edible balloon filled with real helium and tasting of green apple.

Watch the video below:

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