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How was the Great Alinea/Eleven Madison Park Switch of 2012 executed exactly? According to Grant Achatz, like a meticulously planned robbery: "We cased the joint." Grub Street reports that Achatz's team took lots of pictures, practiced timing, and scoured blueprints. They also set up a password-protected blog containing epic diagrams, menu progressions, and plating demos. For those not lucky enough to snag a seat at the Takeover, here's an inside look at how it all goes down. [Grub Street]

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