so from the ridiculous to the sublime- we had lunch on the day of our Alinea reservation at Frank n Dawgs... today we had the taco dawg and the brunch dawg and the truffle waffle fries.... - today we picked Donald Trump from the Wall of Shame that the place uses instead of number tents - for delivery of food to your table.... (Sadly his card has been defaced LOL by those who aren't big fans)
somewhat less stellar than previous trips (with a much smaller selection of gourmet encased meats than we have had in the past)
later of course we had our Alinea dinner and it was - as usual - mind blowing... not as approachable as our dinner last night at 42 grams which was innovative and stellar cooking and to my mind - more satisfying than the twice the price Alinea despite differing by a single Michelin star.
here is the menu and then the courses following the menu-
Two photos of the graffiti'd course
Next a few photos of the assemblage of the course with a broth steeped in the tea kettle and then poured over the remaining ingredients - a Indian influenced dish that I really liked a lot!
three bites as the next three dots on the menu-
then three coordinated items - one on driftwood - another on a campfire... LOL
and burning in the campfire wrapped in seaweed a pork belly nugget that was excellent-
hot and cold potato with truffles! YUM!!!!
Amazing rabbit course-
the first desert a cheesecake course-
the second - a balloon of green apple-
the third desert- painted onto our table- Pollack style
an amazing show but not exactly a "meal" like we had last night- so I can still easily say 42 grams was the winner of this two day contest- LOL
tomorrow- bahn mi for lunch and then duck at Sun Wah for dinner before S&S leave for O'Hare and their 10 PM flight to Copenhagen! So more later and the promised road trip review post!