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The Mind of Achatz: 1 Dish, 12+ Components, Zero Plates

Achatz makes the ladies' jaws drop.
Achatz makes the ladies' jaws drop.

Alinea wonderboy Grant Achatz teased his latest idea—serving food directly on a latex/silicone "tablecloth"—a few months back and now comes actual video proof of his twisted genius of making a mess on the table. In the video below, Granttastic chats up his lady diners ("What's new in San Francisco?" "Thunderstorms!") while he plates a dessert with over a dozen components—note: components, not ingredients—that range from fresh thyme to milk chocolate mousse in liquid nitrogen. The video follows the jump:

· Chef Grant Achatz makes a mess on the table [YouTube]
· Adventures in Latex and Silicone [The Atlantic]


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