Confirmed: Alinea and Eleven Madison Trading Places for Five Days
Sunny-side-up quail egg on a cracker from Eleven Madison Park
The rumors are true.
Daniel Humm, the chef at Eleven Madison Park has confirmed with The New York Times that the restaurant will be swapping places with three-Michelin-starred and Chicago-based restaurant Alinea for five days.
From the Times:
For five days in September, dinner customers at Eleven Madison Park will be treated to a meal that would normally be served at Alinea. Then, from October 10 through 14, dinner patrons at Alinea will get five days of Eleven Madison Park's cuisine.
Tickets will cost $495 per person plus tax and a 20 percent service charge. Wine pairings are included in the price.
"Here's my restaurant, take it for a week'" Humm told the Times. "You've got to be pretty close to do that."
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