Photos of the new fall menu at

posted by Jason Kottke Oct 20, 2005

Photos of the new fall menu at Alinea in Chicago, helmed by chef Grant Achatz. Looks weird, decadent, and delicious. (via afb)

Reader comments

davidOct 20, 2005 at 5:28PM

actually looks like they are trying too hard

msippeyOct 20, 2005 at 5:41PM

now i'm really bummed. a couple of friends of mine are involved in alinea, and i had a chance to go when i was in chicago last june. but we couldn't because of kids with ear infections. damn you, ear infections!

brentOct 20, 2005 at 6:27PM

You know, I hate to be a yokel, but how is "Alinea" pronouced?

ChrisOct 20, 2005 at 6:53PM

It's all so foamy.

ErinnOct 20, 2005 at 7:29PM

Well, I'm no expert on the acutal restaurant, but alinea is a word in French (which I speak) which is pronounced: ah-lee-nay-ah.

barnesOct 20, 2005 at 8:44PM

Photos of the new spring menu will be taken by electron microscope!

edOct 20, 2005 at 9:46PM

it's pronounced ah-LIN-ee-uh. at least that's how they say it when they answer the phone..

TokenMormonOct 20, 2005 at 10:06PM

The disparity between the rich and the poor in this country is a hell of a thing. A hell of a thing.

nakedgremlinOct 21, 2005 at 10:35AM

Made reservations for the wrong week last time when I was in the Chicago area. Regretted it ever since. Sigh.

hocusfocusOct 21, 2005 at 2:17PM

From a friend: "One of those photos looks like it has two gonads sitting on the plate, one standing up, the other on its side! America, as a culture or culinary civilization has come to the edge and we are poised to jump the shark!"

SteveOct 21, 2005 at 5:16PM

Give me a break.

danOct 25, 2005 at 9:28PM

Is that food?

chef jason bakerNov 01, 2005 at 10:14AM

why not ?

jason bakerNov 02, 2005 at 10:38AM

what kind of leaves do you burn?

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