After the year we’ve had, you deserve to dig into a three Michelin-starred Thanksgiving Dinner in the comfort of your own home. Let Alinea’s legendary chef Grant Achatz tempt you with a flock of eight to 14 pound organic, free-range turkeys with compound butter, herbs, spices, and foolproof cooking instructions from the chef himself. Top shelf starters and sides like shrimp cocktail, butternut squash soup, gelled cranberry and orange rind compote, sage & roasted garlic stuffing, and classic pumpkin pie plus extras like French winter truffle mac and cheese and an assortment of champagnes, chardonnays, and cabernet sauvignons handily accompany the main attraction. We, however, recommend ordering the bottled brown butter old fashioned from The Aviary while you’re checking out.
Cost: Starting package prices range from $245 to $544 (feeds four to eight)
How to order: Get all the details on Alinea’s website before placing your order and scheduling your pre-Thanksgiving pick-up time via Tock
For the all-out splurge, make a beeline for Alinea, Chicago’s only three-Michelin-star restaurant. Mastermind Grant Achatz continues to exhibit groundbreaking culinary prowess in the form of ever-evolving tasting menus (ranging from 10 to 18 courses), leaving you and your date plenty to talk about in between bites—especially with moves like the famously playful edible balloon or curious “paint-your-table” spread.
How to book: Reserve via Tock.