Here's an amazing slideshow from The Ulterior Epicure, who got to sit at the kitchen-side table.
Here's Phil Vettel's glowing Chicago Tribune review. I love how he frames the concept as repertory theater:
- The fantastic, perfectly timed, enthusiastic service, which reflected the same smart, down-to-earth approach at Alinea
- Catching a glimpse of Grant Achatz through the window as I passed by the interior door to Aviary (which wasn't open yet)
- The duck, which my boyfriend politely gnawed to the bone
- The diamond-shaped poached chicken in the fourth course (Supremes de Poussin) - strangely enough, that's the one that stuck with me the most for quite some time after
Enjoy the pictures and review!