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Alinea is offering an extremely luxe Thanksgiving dinner feast to go

The fine dining takeout meal features an entire free-range turkey and a host of gourmet accompaniments.
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Emma Krupp

Looking to blow the bank on a fancy Thanksgiving dinner? You're in luck: Alinea, Chicago's only three-Michelin-starred restaurant, has announced it will offer a limited quantity of family-style, multi-course Thanksgiving meals for pickup from November 23–25 this year.

The menu centers around an 8- to 14-pound organic, free-range turkey, which comes uncooked—though you'll be furnished with herbs and spices, compound butter and thorough cooking instructions from chef Grant Achatz himself to help ease the process of preparation. If that sounds intimidating, rest assured that most of the remaining menu items, like a green bean casserole, crunchy fall salad and a sage and roasted garlic-infused stuffing—plus a classic pumpkin pie to finish—only require reheating. The entire package will set you back anywhere $325–$825 per party, depending on how many guests will be at your table this year.

Want to pump up the meal with some extra sides and add-ons? Go wild with lavish offerings like the topping-decked Regiis Ova Ossetra caviar ($245 for 2 ounces), a chilled seafood tower ($395) and creamy truffle mac and cheese ($125). You can also opt for wine pairings from the Alinea cellar (ranging from $25 for a simple white to $225 for a rare Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon). Complete the order with some holiday-themed Alinea Group cookbooks, which will school you on everything from spiced cocktails to Alinea's notoriously creative cooking.

The full menu is on Tock if you want to check it out yourself, but move quickly if you're looking to make a reservation—if the restaurant's past takeout ventures are any indication, they'll likely sell out fast.

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