So it's almost mid-terms and I have a ton of work to do, but instead of writing I'm cruising Chowhound again. I'll have an MA in about 15 months (not that I'm counting), and I have been fantasizing about my graduation meal since, well before I applied to school. I'm thinking Alinea, but it could be any where else in the US... So what I want to know is if you were to have a once in a life time meal where would you go. And oh yeah, what should I know about dining at this kind of restaurant (should I fast for 3 days to make room for a tasting menu, do I need to buy new clothes or is my nice black dress okay...). Now I can't check for responses until I finish the next section.