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Food from the Alinea restaurant on a plate
Photograph: Martha Williams Alinea

Alinea celebrates its anniversary with a six-course tasting menu to go

Channel your inner Grant Achatz.

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When Alinea Group co-founders Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas envisioned the celebration they'd throw for the 15th anniversary of their three-Michelin–star restaurant, it probably didn't involve Alinea being closed to dine-in guests.

In lieu of what certainly would have been a posh, champagne-fueled party, Alinea is instead offering a six-course carryout menu from May 1 through 13 via Tock. (And yes, there are still time slots available, but you should hurry if you want to snatch one up.) The multi-course meal allows diners to recreate "dishes that have defined Alinea's legacy," including chilled English pea soup, spicy prawns and Achatz's iconic tabletop dessert.

The six-course feast is priced at $49.95 per person, and you can jack up your bill with 50 grams of caviar ($125), champagne service ($45) or an Aviary cocktail kit ($44.95–$65). It's a party after all. Take a closer look at the limited-edition takeout menu below:

Blis Steelhead roe: coconut pudding, carrot, turmeric, passionfruit gel

Chilled English pea soup: chamomile-compressed cantaloupe, yogurt custard, Nueske's ham

Spicy gulf prawn: cucumber, Thai curry sauce, Thai aromatic salt

"Rootbeer" of braised beef short rib: fennel, vanilla-scented 50/50 potatoes, dark dried fruits

Wild mushrooms and green asparagus: lapsang souchong tea emulsion, pickled shallots

Chocolate 64% on your table: strawberry, vanilla, hazelnut praline, blueberry, lemon

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