Menu Change

Alinea Simplifies Its Menu

All the courses can't fit in one picture.
All the courses can’t fit in one picture. Photo: moonrat/Flickr

Diners at Alinea will no longer have to worry about whether they want to spring for the long tasting menu, or the really long tasting menu. In August the restaurant will offer one 18-course $185 menu. Currently you have the choice of a $150 12-course “Tasting” or $225 26-course “Tour.” Grant Achatz is quick to point out that this was the plan all along, and that it’s not actually a reduction in courses. He tweeted, “We are not decreasing the # of courses offered, in fact we are expanding. Define “course”. Some lines on menu are 5 courses.” If you have any doubt about the extreme care that goes into those courses, check out this hyper video detailing one day at Alinea. Also, Matthew Novak from the San Francisco Chronicle is spending his vacation working at restaurant, and has been posting regularly about the process. [Feast]

Alinea Simplifies Its Menu