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kind of silly question about testingmenu and Alinea in particular


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kind of silly question about testingmenu and Alinea in particular

kirikara | Apr 7, 2010 09:36 AM

So I have been absolutely dreaming about going to alinea.
My husband started a save up for alinea fund where everytime I dont feel like cooking and we want to get cheap take out, i cook something instead and we put $20 in a jar.

I am kind of a intermediate newbie.. and I am worried I might not be able to enjoy alinea as much as I wish..
here is the back story

we tried arun's thai , it was fine, right amount of food for me
We went to topolbampo, got the tasting menu, we started eating around 8.45 and by the second course I was pretty much done, third course I started hurting and dessert was juslost one me. I was in actual pain, too much food, too much favor, too late,...i was soo sad!

we then took a trip to Napa later that year and I planned a 2 day whirlwind restaurant tour thanks to chowhound..
well we started at Hurley's (by accident) which was great but did not sit well with me, followedby some champ at domaine chandon, dinner at Brix (amazing) then the next had lunch at Redd and dinner at the girl and the fig. litteraly could not eat anything for the second dinner, actually was in pain from eating too much delicious food.:).. once again

So, now that I wrote a novel, can anyone of you that have been to Alinea, reassure me that it will be ok :)
it sounds light and tiny portions so it sounds ok but I am just alittle worried..and it is about $400 for 2 so i dont want to be finished byt the 5th course..
Maybe i should just starve myself and eat iceberg lettuce for a couple days before :)

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