Allen & Alinea: One Man’s Odyssey Through an Iconic Cookbook

November 12, 2014 0 comments

Normal Man Spends Five Years Recreating One Of The World’s Best Restaurants In His Own Home

When Allen Hemberger dined at Grant Achatz’s pioneering Alinea restaurant in Chicago in 2008, he had no idea it would set him off on a five year odyssey to the heart of creativity with molecular gastronomy as his muse.

When Allen Hemberger dined at Grant Achatz’s pioneering Alinea restaurant in Chicago in 2008, he had no idea it would set him off on a 5 year odyssey to the heart of creativity with molecular gastronomy as his muse.

Directed by Dan Addelson: http://www.danaddelson.com/

Featuring Allen and Sarah Hemberger: http://www.allenhemberger.com/

Additional photography by Brian Frank and Sarah Hemberger

VFX and Title design by Allen Hemberger
Music by Mophonics, 10K Islands, and Great Outwest

Allen was inspired by a meal at Alinea in Chicago: http://website.alinearestaurant.com/s…

More details on Allen’s project to cook his way through the Alinea cookbook can be found here: http://www.allenhemberger.com/alinea/

Alinea footage courtesy of the film Spinning Plates: http://www.spinningplatesmovie.com/

Many thanks to Nick Kokonas and Grant Achatz for their support.

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