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The Alinea Project - General Discussion

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#91 JWest

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Posted 08 March 2005 - 10:58 AM

Will there be Bread Service at Alinea? If so, What style of service, what types of breads, and accompaniments?


How will it affect the way people eat the courses?


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#92 ChristyMarie

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Posted 09 March 2005 - 07:00 AM

One inexpensive hotel option with consistently excellent service is the Hotel Allegro:

http://www.allegrochicago.com/

Should be an easy cab ride to the restaurant - and yes, you should have no problem finding a cab in that area. Another option more north is the Hilton Garden hotel - much quieter than the Hilton Towers, and cheaper with a complimentary breakfast - to all guests.

Just made reservations yesterday for June 11th. Simply cannot wait!

#93 JWest

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Posted 10 March 2005 - 01:41 AM

ChefG,

What are your expectations of your cooks at Alinea? What will be the major differences between your expectations from Trio to Alinea? What types of skills do your cooks have that you are particularly looking for?


Thanks,
JW
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#94 NeroW

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Posted 15 March 2005 - 02:50 PM

Craigslist Chicago has a job listing for FOH at Alinea (Lincoln Park). Like backwaiters and bussers and shit.

Training starts in late April, job starts in May.

If you get the job, bring me a doggie bag. And one of Chef Achatz's sweaty socks.
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#95 docsconz

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 02:28 PM

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#96 Bicycle Lee

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 11:04 AM

I'm assuming that address given for Alinea is correct.
I have reservations for the 12th of May and I cannot wait.
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#97 ronnie_suburban

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 01:18 PM

Alinea
1723 N. Halsted
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 867-0110

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#98 Bicycle Lee

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 06:39 PM

TO CHEF ACHATZ AND HIS ENTIRE TEAM: GODSPEED!!!!! YOU ARE TRUE PIONEERS AND INNOVATORS!
HAVE FUN WITH THE OPENING NIGHT TOMORROW, AND I'LL SEE YOU IN A WEEK!!!!
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#99 jesteinf

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 10:00 AM

I'll second Bicycle Lee's well-wishing. Good luck to all involved!

Is anyone going tonight or this week? We're not going until the 27th so I'll need to live vicariously through others until then.

Those who go first must promise full reports!

Again, good luck to Chef Achatz and team.

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#100 ronnie_suburban

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 10:21 AM

I'll second Bicycle Lee's well-wishing.  Good luck to all involved!

Is anyone going tonight or this week?  We're not going until the 27th so I'll need to live vicariously through others until then.

Those who go first must promise full reports!

Again, good luck to Chef Achatz and team.

-Josh

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I think yellow truffle is going tonight. We're going on Saturday and I cannot wait. I'm sure it's going to be quite an experience.

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#101 tan319

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 05:56 PM

All the best to you and your crew tonight, chefG!!!
Hope you have a ball.
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#102 yellow truffle

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Posted 05 May 2005 - 12:47 AM

Alinea's foyer.
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Where do we post for comments on the restaurant from a diners perspective?
Is this the best place?

#103 tan319

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Posted 05 May 2005 - 07:46 AM

breathttaking pic, can't wait to see some more.
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#104 ronnie_suburban

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Posted 05 May 2005 - 08:02 AM

. . . Where do we post for comments on the restaurant from a diners perspective?
Is this the best place?

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Now that it's opened, please post about your experiences at Alinea here.

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#105 snekse

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Posted 05 May 2005 - 02:40 PM

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Dude, where are those comments (and pics hopefully). I'm dying here!!! :wacko:
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#106 sapient

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Posted 05 May 2005 - 02:45 PM

Agreed! The foyer pic is far too tasty an amuse!

#107 yellow truffle

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Posted 05 May 2005 - 03:09 PM

Dude, where are those comments (and pics hopefully).  I'm dying here!!!  :wacko:

Please bear with me. I should have an in-depth account in a few hours (read. I am at work). Here is another image to tie you over until then.

Alinea's main stair.
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#108 yellow truffle

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Posted 06 May 2005 - 12:10 AM

Dude, where are those comments (and pics hopefully).  I'm dying here!!!  :wacko:

And here you go.





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