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Grant Achatz's buzzworthy sophomore effort is big on concept: the restaurant completely transforms itself every three months to focus on a unique theme. The opening menu, Paris 1906, paid homage to famed chef Auguste Escoffier's tenure at the Ritz Paris. Subsequent incarnations have transported guests to Kyoto in autumn or explored the adult interpretation of childhood. The tasting menu ranges in price from $65 to $365, depending on the date and time you book; tickets are paid for in advance, nonrefundable, and available only online—or via resale markets at highly inflated prices against season ticket holders. Tables accommodate two to four guests, with the exception of the six-person kitchen table.
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Where: Chicago with a friend and her pre-teen daughters
When: Two days in February 2014
Why: After being housebound by what seemed to be a never-ending winter (enough already!), it was time to bundle Read more
In December 2013/January 2014 my wife and I did a three week trip to the USA, with the aim of experiencing a proper North American winter. Read more
We've never been to Chicago other than changing planes.
We'd like to go for a few days but that's a lot of flying to spend 3-4 days in one place.
Any add-ons in the area?
Thanks. Read more
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