Vongerichten Asks Achatz a Burning Question

Photo: courtesy Plate Online

The Burning Question is a new video series from industry magazine Plate in which chefs will ask other chefs questions they’ve always wanted to ask them. At least, that’s the idea we get, they never actually say. In any case, the first one has Jean-Goerges Vongerichten talking, semi-intelligibly given his thick accent, about his experience dining at the Alinea popup at Eleven Madison Park and posing a, well, burning question to Grant Achatz. Then the video crew shows it to Achatz and gets his response in return— which is all the funnier for the fact that he’s thrown by the question at first, but finally comes up with pretty much exactly the right answer. Watch it below. [Plate Online]

Previously: A Night in the Kitchen During Alinea’s Eleven Madison Park Takeover