Davies hasn't been shy when it comes to promoting his work. On his Instagram, he explains how surrealist pie comes together, with a dash of pomp:
"It is a distillation of pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, and clove. Texture is very important to us. This melts away. If it were over-gelled it would not be worth serving. The main texture that brings on nostalgia is from the pate brisee."
In any case, clear pumpkin pie isn't going to please you if you're partial to traditions. But it's not even like you'd be able to try a slice, as Alinea is a bit more expensive than your local IHOP.