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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...

Grant Achatz Chronicles Fight Against Tongue Cancer In New Book

AP | M.L. JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"Life, on the Line: A Chef's Story of Chasing Greatness, Facing Death, and Redefining the Way We Eat" (Gotham Books, $27.50), by Grant Achatz and Nick...

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...

Previewing Grant Achatz's Next: 3 Months Of Escoffier, Then...

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Next month, Grant Achatz will open a restaurant here that, if all goes according to plan, could be the most difficult, ephemeral and stressful in culi...

Harvard's Science & Cooking Lectures With Chefs José Andrés, Ferran Adrià, Grant Achatz, Dan Barber & More

AP/Huffington Post | GLEN JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Associated Press: CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Dan Barber's culinary skills have earned him a James Beard "Outstanding Chef" award. The food at his New Yo...

How Grant Achatz Creates Dishes For Alinea:A Look Inside | Jessica Glavin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

While we're still patting ourselves on the back for pulling off Thanksgiving dinner, Grant Achatz is experimenting with leather as an ingredient and t...

Chicago's Michelin Guide Drops: See Who Won Three Stars

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Michelin has released its first-ever Chicago restaurant guide, and its allocation of stars is sure to raise a stir in the foodie community. Two resta...

Grant Achatz To Appear on Martha Stewart

NBC's Feast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Remember when Martha Stewart's cameras were all up in Alinea's grills earlier this year? Looks like Grant Achatz is off chilling with ol' M. Diddy for...

PHOOTS: 'Decoding' Avante-Garde Cuisine From Around The World With Alinea's Grant Achatz

LIFE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Grant Achatz's mission is simple: He wants to make you throw out your preconceptions of what restaurants do and what meals should taste like. Achatz, ...


Raúl de Molina | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Raúl de Molina

Alinea is Grant Achatz's modern masterpiece in the windy city. This was my experience at what many others and I consider the best restaurant in this country. There is nothing else even close to it.

Grant Achatz's (Ticketed) "Next Restaurant" Details, Plus A Bar: The Aviary

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It's been an eventful several weeks for Grant Achatz, Alinea, and co. Just a couple weeks ago, Alinea was named by Chicago magazine as the best resta...

PHOTOS: Grant Achatz's Food At Alinea In Chicago, New Best Restaurant In U.S.

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Restaurant magazine's annual "San Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants" rankings have been announced, and Grant Achatz's Chicago restaurant Alinea h...

Alinea Top U.S. Restaurant In New Rankings (PHOTOS); El Bulli No Longer World's Best

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Restaurant magazine's annual "San Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants" rankings have been announced and there are some notable developments from 20...

Anthony Bourdain Talks Chicago Dining, Bars Before Appearance

Crain's Chicago Business | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Anthony Bourdain, who takes the stage at the Chicago Theatre this weekend, says he doesn't have anything against Grant Achatz, wishes he had time to h...

What Top Chefs Have To Say About The Rise Of Food Blogging

AP | MICHELLE LOCKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Grant Achatz is happy that food bloggers are so excited about dining at his renowned Alinea restaurant in Chicago that they want to shoot photos and e...

Chris Ware, Grim Gastronomic Griper

Michael Nagrant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Michael Nagrant

Even when I was an unemployed web designer and before I became a food writer, we set aside money and saved to dine at Alinea precisely because we thought there was something more important going on.

The President-Elect Has No (Culinary) Clothes?

Michael Nagrant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Michael Nagrant

There were many reasons to like Obama, but as a food writer, I loved the fact that he was a Frontera/Topolobampo dude while Dubya was still choking on pretzels and chomping on Tex-Mex style burritos as big as his head.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Science Food

Michael Nagrant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Michael Nagrant

Alinea and Grant Achatz's cooking was even sometimes dubbed soulless. Like me, though, many of these critics had never eaten the food or spoken with the chef. I think maybe, all they needed to do was eat at Alinea once to discover the truth.