Individual Author Record
Name: Grant AchatzPen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction Other Born: 1974 in Michigan Sites:
Illinois ConnectionIn 2001, Grant moved to the Chicago area to become the Executive Chef at Trio, in Evanston, Illinois.
Biographical and Professional InformationIn 2005, Grant Achatz went out on his own, opening Alinea in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. The restaurant is located up the block from the famed Steppenwolf Theatre Company and is housed in a modest gray brick building which bears no external markings beyond its street number. Inside, the restaurant has no bar, no lobby, and seats just 64 guests. Achatz serves diners a small-course tasting menu, running approximately 18 courses. After less than two years of operation, the Mobil Travel Guide bestowed its Five Star Award on Alinea, making Alinea one of just 16 restaurants nationwide to rate five stars for 2007.
*''Alinea (with Nick Kokonas)'', Achatz, 2008*''Life on The Line (with Nick Kokonas)'', Gotham, 2011