Next has released its second video for the Childhood menu, and where the first one was cute but a bit jokey, this one is only about a million times more charming and affecting, showing how the inspiration of children (the Young Achatzes are in this one too) translates into each of the artful adult dishes of Next. Which is why, frankly, we turned it off after a minute, and you may want to think before you watch it, too.
We’re going to Next in the next few days, and we didn’t want the surprises spoiled for us, the magic tricks revealed. For us, it makes far more sense to watch it after the meal, to gain a little more insight into where the dishes we just had came from. (For the same reason, we’re not even going to touch what’s apparently the first review to hit anywhere, at Metafliter via LTHForum.) Anyway, here it is. If you want to go into Next with that insight already in your head, or if you just figure you’re not getting into Next anyway, and this is as close as you’re going to get, the video is below. We’ll be back to watch it in a couple of days.