8/24/2012 02:43:00 PM
Alinea and Eleven Madison Park Teaming Up For Mystery Project
O.M.G. If you watched the video above, you've seen chefs from Chicago's Alinea and New York's Eleven Madison Park packing up their bags for what seems to be a restaurant switch (yes, that's Grant Achatz crawling into a box). There are no details yet about the project, but if it is a staff switch at the two fine dining temples, it's going to be epic / the must-try event of the fall. The video mysteriously intones "20th Century Ltd., coming soon." The Chicago Tribune notes that was the name of a luxury train that ran between the two cities in the 1900s.
The two restaurants have worked together before - we've heard that Daniel Humm purchased Next's ticketing system for their rooftop meals at the Nomad Hotel, which have to be booked day of and paid for in advance. When details of whatever this is come out, we will update (and be standing in line).