The Alinea Project

Alinea is one of the world-famous restaurants on my to-visit list. It keeps coming up in various unexpectedly ways including the excellent Spinning Plates documentary as well as a new and cool way to do restaurant reservations.

Today I watched a short documentary about a guy who has cooked every recipe in the Alinea cookbook. The style of food cooked at Alinea is notoriously challenging - with many of the techniques more resembling lab science than cooking. The food geek and photographer in me is totally geeking out over his webpage. For example, here's the post on the last item in the book that he made. Amazing.