Although Thanksgiving is a holiday known for a home-cooked, self-served meal, Hannah Goldfield attends a formal, white-tablecloth alternative hosted by the chefs Alex Stupak and Grant Achatz: http://nyr.kr/1aUQQek
“Asking what Achatz and a protégé can do with Thanksgiving is akin toasking what Nadal can do with a soft shot to his forehand. The jury’s out on whether a chef can be an artist, but Achatz certainly aims to do much more than feed people; he tries to awe them, and to tell them a story.”
Above: Grant Achatz in the kitchen at Alinea. Photograph by Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty.