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How The International Chefs Congress Saved My Life

Regina Varolli | Posted 12.13.2014 | Taste
Regina Varolli

Yet this year on opening day, rather than being one of the first through the doors, I sat home on my couch, feeling anything but inspired. Then my phone chimed the sound of a text coming through, a friend who always flies in for StarChefs.

The 12 Top Bucket List Restaurants In America

Abby Tegnelia | Posted 12.10.2014 | Taste
Abby Tegnelia

Here are NiC's picks for the dozen most "wow" restaurant dining experiences in the U.S. with food so good, one meal is worth the price of the entire vacation. Here they are, in alphabetical order.

How to Measure the Restaurant Greats (Don't Get Your Hopes Up: It's Nearly Impossible!)

David Rosengarten | Posted 08.11.2014 | Taste
David Rosengarten

The incredibly clever foraging basket at Chicago's Alinea The immortal Ferran Adrià, of El Bulli in Rosas, Spain Whenever foodies start waxing ...

Acclaimed Chef Speaks Out About Banning Babies

Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago

What started as merely a frustrated tweet from a world-renowned Chicago chef on Saturday has since grown into the basis for a national debate on wheth...

Acclaimed Chef Considers Baby Ban Over Crying 8-Month-Old

Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago

Some Chicago diners' decision to bring their 8-month-old along to one of the nation's most acclaimed restaurants is currently at the center of an upro...

Kim Bellware

LOOK: Takeout Place Going As 'Alinea' For Halloween

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bellware | Posted 10.31.2013 | Chicago

Now that restaurants are getting into the dress-up game for Halloween, Real Kitchen in Chicago decided it would go as one of the world's most lauded e...

WATCH: Beautiful, Dramatic Depiction Of Alinea Menu Has Us Captivated

Posted 04.03.2013 | Chicago

Grant Achatz and team have been producing some pretty great videos for their restaurants Alinea and Next recently. We thought that the preview for Nex...

2 Acclaimed Restaurants To Switch Places

Posted 08.28.2012 | Home

Daniel Humm, the chef at Eleven Madison Park (and The NoMad) in New York, and Grant Achatz, the chef of Alinea (and Next) in Chicago are both known fo...

WATCH: Restaurant Dish Features 86 Different Components

Posted 05.11.2012 | Home

Grant Achatz's Next Restaurant might have been getting a lot of the attention recently, but there's no reason to forget about Alinea (actually, we dou...

New List Of World's Best Restaurants Has Chicago's Alinea On Top

Posted 04.01.2012 | Home

For years, if you were to ask 10 restaurant experts what the best restaurant in the world was, nine out of 10 would have agreed: Ferran Adria's El Bul...

You've Got... Grant Achatz

AOL | Posted 03.16.2012 | Small Business

World-renowned chef Grant Achatz discusses his recipe for restaurant success and what it was like to create innovative dishes when he lost his sense o...

WATCH: Alinea's Grant Achatz On Being Misunderstood

Posted 03.15.2012 | Home

"I think the cuisine we do here at Alinea is oftentimes misunderstood," says chef Grant Achatz. "It's not about being buttoned up in a tight tie and s...

Robin Wilkey

SF Restaurant To Launch Innovative Prepaid Reservation System

HuffingtonPost.com | Robin Wilkey | Posted 03.02.2012 | San Francisco

Reservations at San Francisco's best restaurants can be hard to come by: so hard to come by that one might even pay in advance for a seat. And come th...

Joe Satran

Achatz Reveals Huge Change For Alinea

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Satran | Posted 03.02.2012 | Home

It's already hard to get a reservation at Alinea, Grant Achatz's universally acclaimed, three-Michelin-starred restaurant in Chicago. But soon it's go...

WATCH: Restaurant Creates Edible Helium Balloon

Posted 02.14.2012 | Home

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...

The Savory Side of StarChefs International Chefs Congress

Regina Varolli | Posted 12.23.2011 | Home
Regina Varolli

What do you get when you have Pierre Hermé, Massimo Bottura, Andoni Luis Aduriz, Grant Achatz, Jeffrey Steingarten, Elizabeth Falkner and Johnny Iuzzini all under the same roof? The StarChefs International Chefs Congress.

A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Growing Food For Top Restaurants

Posted 11.08.2011 | Home

Food Informants is a week-in-the-life series profiling fascinating people in the food world. We hope it will give you a first-hand look at the many di...

Food Informants: Diary Of A Four-Star Serviceware Designer

Posted 09.13.2011 | Home

HuffPost Food is excited to introduce Food Informants, a brand-new, week-in-the-life series profiling fascinating people in the food world. We hope it...

Top Critic Pits World's Best Restaurants Head-To-Head

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 08.21.2011 | Home

LA Weekly's Jonathan Gold may be America's best restaurant critic. He's the only food writer ever to win a Pulitzer Prize for Criticism ("For his zest...

Grant Achatz: Foundation, Innovation, Every Moment Is New

Leah Mayor | Posted 07.18.2011 | Home
Leah Mayor

Grant Achatz is known for his sophistication, originality, creativity and surprise. A meal at Alinea has been elevated from the rankings of mere food to being hailed as art, sculpture, even a spiritual experience.

Cub Scouts Wreak Havoc On Alinea Kitchen

Posted 05.30.2011 | Home

It's a privilege for any young chef to cook inside the Alinea kitchen and for this pack of seven-year-old Cubs Scouts, culinary training came early. T...

How Grant Achatz Makes A Burger

Men's Health | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

When Men's Health challenged Grant Achatz, chef/owner of the gastronomic temple Alinea in Chicago, to reinvent what may be man's favorite food for our...

Grant Achatz On The Biggest Misconception About Alinea & The Call From Ruth Reichl

The Huffington Post | Colin Sterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

*Scroll down for an excerpt from Alinea Chef Grant Achatz's just-released memoir, Life, on the Line* Float the idea that Grant Achatz's restaurant Al...

Was Alinea Ripped Off? Grant Achatz Thinks So

Eater Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and it looks like someone may really want to impress Grant Achatz. The Alinea chef tweeted j...

WATCH: Chicago's Grant Achatz Talks About Starting Out

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Alinea's Grant Achatz has already received more recognition and awards than most chefs could ever dream of. Now, he is getting ready to accept another...