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At Alinea, your plate provides the special views, not art-filled walls or windows overlooking the water. At the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant, it’s all about the curious science-experiment-like culinary creations that come of out of the kitchen. The chef on duty does prepare one dish at the table, but even this course is more about the sensory experience of eating an unexpected mix of ingredients than watching it being prepared. Even if there were fabulous views of Lake Michigan or the city, you’d be too busy staring at the innovative dishes, like a recent course that was served on a metal stand resembling a trapeze with a strip of bacon mixed with butterscotch, apple and thyme dangling from the high wire.