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You can definitely expect to see chef whites roaming around the dining room at Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Alinea; one of the 22 courses requires the chef on duty to come out and prepare a tableside dessert — a that dish proves to be something of a novelty, on top of being delicious. Before the interactive course, a server will lay a gray rubber mat on the table to use as a tablecloth, and the chef will begin to prepare a chocolate dessert. The chef drizzles caramel, cream and chocolate sauces on the mat, as well as milk chocolate and peanut butter crumbs. Then he breaks a freeze-dried piece of milk chocolate on the table and adds in some marinated blueberries. Finally, you get to play chef and compose your own dessert by mixing and matching flavors, textures and ingredients and then digging into the mouth-watering mess.