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When you are parched at Alinea, quench your thirst by choosing between sparkling or still water. The Chicago hot spot from acclaimed chef Grant Achatz also offers other beverages, including soda, coffee and an array of teas — black, green, white and herbal. For something a little stronger, try the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant’s wine-pairing service, which is designed to accompany each of the elaborate 22 dinner courses. The standard wine pairing costs $135, while the reserved pairing, which features rare pours, is $195. In addition, a champagne aperitif made with honey, orange bitters and chrysanthemum liqueur is served at the beginning of the meal, and the light cocktail just may be the refreshment you need.