Five images that will accompany an article in tomorrow’s issue of Time Magazine about Grant Achatz, the culinary wunderkind behind Chicago’s Alinea (recently named the best restaurant in the world ) and the upcoming Next & Aviary. Next will feature a seasonal menu based on specific times and places, for example everything might be based around the culinary scene from Sicily in 1949 or Achatz and his staff might hop in a time machine and bring back a futuristic dinner from Hong Kong in 2036. When Next opens in the next few months, the first menu will actually be Paris in 1912, and the top image above with the pigeon’s leg is the first image I’ve seen from that menu: from Auguste Escoffier’s 1903 cookbook, Pigeonneau à la St.–Clair. Learn more about the dishes above over at Time. (via @gachatz)
Massachusetts microbrewery Just Beer has released a limited edition case of IPA with a 12-chapter detective melodrama printed on the labels.
“The Case of the IPA” is a hard-boiled detective farce printed chapter by chapter on 12 bottles of a newly released India Pale Ale. Each 22 ounce bottle not only has 22 ounces of brilliantly deduced IPA, but also 1 of the 12 chapters of the story. Each case has 12 bottles, which makes for the entire tale told in a case. And so, the Case of the IPA is indeed a case of the IPA.
Brewed by Harry Smith, written by Paul Goodchild.
Birds on wine labels? I’ll take a case. Great packaging for Hamilton Fray by Motto. Each wine type is represented by a bird that lives natively on the property of the vineyard. Ah, with notes of blueberry, chocolate, and finch. (via lovely package)
Wipe the drool off your keyboard and head over to Chocolate Editions for their latest striped chocolate bar series including flavors like tangerine, caramel, and strawberry. The new bars were inspired by a painting by Sol Lewitt. Chocolate Confections was the first thing ever featured on this site.
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