By Kelsey Llewellyn
Modern art show or mouthwatering cuisine? At Alinea, Chef Grant Achatz dazzles guests with both. Deriving its name from a word meaning the beginning of a new train of thought, Alinea defies traditional culinary expectations. Prepare for a euphoric stimulation of the sense, as a display of fire, smoke, ice and tree bark incorporates smell and touch into Achatz’s seasonal tasting menu. During this striking presentation, you’ll be served deftly displayed and interactive dishes. Take our advice and don’t pass up on the restaurant’s renowned edible floating balloon.