Does Alinea offer any special or rare bottles of wine?

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At Alinea, you’ll want to indulge in the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant’s carefully chosen wine pairings, which are designed to perfectly complement the complex, 22-course epicurean eat-a-thon menu. The reserved pairing, at $195 per person, includes special, rare wines that the $135 standard pairing does not. The Chicago restaurant also offers hundreds of wines by the bottle, and that list changes frequently based on availability. One special alcoholic treat that comes with your meal is a special bubbly aperitif, a delightful concoction that’s both sweet and citrusy. The before-dinner cocktail is mixed with champagne, orange bitters, honey and chrysanthemum liqueur, which gives it an unexpected light floral overtone. Whether you order wine pairings or just stick to the gratis cocktail, you will get your dose of booze.

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