Alinea is a restaurant in Chicago that has for years been considered one of the finest restaurants in the world, earning a preposterously rare Three Star rating from Michelin. The fella at the helm is Grant Achatz, and I watched his episode of Chef's Table, and he is a staggering culinary genius with an incredible story: Dude lost his sense of taste to cancer and got it back. And resumed creating insanity like translucent pumpkin pie.
But that's because you haven't seen Grant's episode of Chef's Table, and therefore you are not yet a believer. This guy served a balloon as desert and diners loved it.
alinea is so annoying. that's not "surrealist" pumpkin pie, it's a TINY SLICE OF SEE-THROUGH JELLO!— elisaDEATH shermWORM (@shermanelis) October 24, 2017
The upshot of all this is that Alinea is something like $170-350 a person, so very few of us will be able to personally try the clear, wondrous pie. So just do yourselves a favor and watch that episode of Netflix's Chef's Table. And save up, I guess.