Worth every penny even though it almost cost double what I expected. Honestly impossible to describe just how perfect the service is. In our small dining room, they were 4 tables for 2 in it, but they only seat 3 tables at a time. There was a wine connoisseur, lead waiter, and member from the kitchen in the room at all times... as well as additional chefs coming out to explain wines and what was going on with the food. This was probably my favorite course, of the 19 we had. Lamber shoulder on the left, lamb stomach in the middle, and lamb tenderloin on the right. Then they also brought out a platter of SIXTY garnishes to dabble with, that we shared. IIRC, this was paired with a Lebanese Carbernet.
Pic doesn't really do the garnishes justice, and some you really can't even see... but you get the idea.
How much did that end up costing you at Alinea (if you don't mind me asking)?
Each of theses are per person:
$225 for dinner - one of the cheaper options, since our reservations were for a random Sunday at 9:15PM
$150 for wine pairing
$150 for 2 extra white truffle courses
20% gratuity added in automatically
Then there were some other fees, but don't remember what they were. Final cost came out to be $1400. The $225/head for dinner had to be paid for when we made reservations, the drinks and extra two courses they offer as a special were paid for the night we dined. They also offered an upgraded drink package that was $250/person, which was nothing more than just higher quality wines and cordials.
Going over to Graham Elliot's tonight. Pretty excited, although there are a few negative reviews that have me a bit worried. Not necessarily that the food was bad, but that it wasn't enough for what he charges.
NHL 2000 is an incredible game. Still play it with my cousin whenever we get together. So damn fun. It's also fun to play with all the guys that fell off the face of the earth or the ones you totally forgot about.
Yeah, I mean, it's his life but he's being stupid intimidating all of these commoners while everyone is drunk. A group of these *******s is going to pin him down and break his arm. They know what he stands to lose and they have nothing to lose, simple math. I'm surprised it didn't happen that weekend. I know most people just talk ******** but look at Kane and his buddies, nothing to fear. Better be careful.
Ahh good ol' KK's. Good times to be had at that place.
I don't doubt any of the stuff I read there about him just grabbing girls and making out with them and being a general ****** regarding women. I've seen him with my own eyes blatantly hit on a girl right in front of her boyfriend at a bar here in Chicago that Cup summer. Kid is lucky he hasn't been clocked yet.
I have a long leash with some of this stuff. People are entitled to do what they want, have a good time, get a little sauced up; whatever, athletes including. He's a young 20-something with millions of dollars and fame, I'd be living it up, too. But there's a right and wrong way to do that. He has to be more careful and get a little more mature about it.