Grant Achatz's three Michelin star Chicago fine dining restaurant Alinea is coming to New York City in the form of a pop-up this October. The chef has not revealed the exact date or location yet, but he tells Fine Dining Lovers that he wants the pop-up to be "exactly the same" as the original.
The chef explains:
We're going to open Alinea in New York City for a very short amount of time, undetermined but likely a month, maybe more. It will be in Uptown Manhattan. This will be taking Alinea and literally plunking it down in Manhattan. We want to bring the experience to the diner as opposed to the diner coming to the experience.This isn't the first time that Alinea has temporarily popped up in New York City — as you may recall, the restaurant and Eleven Madison Park swapped kitchens for a few nights in 2012. But the chef and his crew have never done a month-long stint in New York before.
If the pop-up is a success, Achatz might even take Alinea to other cities. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.
· Alinea Pop-Up to Open in New York [FDL]
· All Coveage of Alinea on Eater Chicago [~ECHI~]