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The Daily Achatz

With sister site Eater Chicago due to launch this month, we figured it was the perfect time to focus on Chicago's darling Grant Achatz. In two weeks, you’ll have all the Chicago news you can handle at Until then a regular dose of submissions from our ticket giveaway for Grant Achatz's book party/tasting event at Astor Center on November 6.


The Culinary Institute is where it all started,
Grant learned to make sauces that came out un-clotted.
A rebel at times and often called bawdy,
He landed a job at Keller's French Landry

Molecular gastronomy is his method of choice,
Grant's progressive cuisine made critics rejoice.
Named Rising Star Chef of the year two thousand and three,
James Beard Best Chef is now his pedigree.

Grant said Chicago was next on his stop,
Mobile five stars at Trio put him on Top.
Alina was opened two thousand and five,
The critics agreed and business started to thrive.

Gourmet Magazine's top 50 called Alina the best,
28 courses to taste stood out from the rest.
21 in the world by Restaurant Magazine,
A kid from St. Clair, who would have foreseen.

In December he announce he was Cancer free.
Back to the kitchen with such joy and such glee.
The Alina experience is now going on tour,
Too bad Michelin does not give out four.

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