Watch Chicago Restaurant Real Kitchen Dress Up As Alinea for Halloween


It’s not the easiest thing to transition straight from tray-baked chicken Parmesan to black-truffle explosion, but Chicago “mini-café” Real Kitchen makes a valiant go of it. The restaurant isn’t really turning into Alinea to-go today, but is handing out free cupcakes. Next and Alinea partner Nick Kokonas thinks it’s “genius”, and we’re pretty sure even Grant Achatz finds this spoof of Alinea’s modernist plate presentations pretty hilarious, especially the dehydrated and reconstituted “chicken explosion.” Laugh, cry, and marvel at the custom-made coat-hanger serving pieces, straight ahead.

Real Kitchen as Alinea for Halloween 2013 [Vimeo]