Since we were flying to Chicago and were going to be on Pacific time when arriving, Jennifer made the good call of getting us a dinner reservation at Alinea the day we arrived, and we enjoyed a very nice dinner at Alinea. The dishes were quite inventive, but what was special was the presentation of each dish which really was a little spectacle of its own.
The pictures aren't great, because we were not allowed to use flash, but still got a few good ones:
food was hidden in there, you had to find it
fake corn with bacon and other yummy stuff in there
edible sugar balloon filled with helium, good times :)
Jennifer was fairly disappointed with the regular wine pairing, and I found out they had a premium wine pairing but they only offered it a few days after we went, so we didn't get to enjoy that. Apart from that, the food was definitely tasty, super well presented, and fun. Definitely an experience you don't get elsewhere.
and 15 courses later, we finished with the 2nd dessert