Here’s one to put on while you’re making something that takes a long time to prepare in the kitchen: Grant Achatz’s appearance at the most recent Chicago Humanities Festival last month. Which took place at 10 a.m., which as Achatz notes, is earlier than he usually gets up. Despite his dissheveled and undercaffeinated appearance, he’s quickly into interesting topics in this conversation with Museum of Contemporary Art director Madeleine Grynsztein: what it took to feel good about trading restaurants with Eleven Madison Park, why just because something is boring and familiar to chefs, it isn’t necessarily to diners, and his ongoing experiments to bring more theater into the dining experience. It’s an hour long; watch it below.
Photo: courtesy CHF