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America's Pairing Meccas

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Alinea, Chicago

Sommelier Joseph Catterson comes up with incredible pairings for each of the 25 courses on chef Grant Achatz's avant-garde tasting menus—a daunting task, especially when the dishes includes things like red-pepper taffy and hyacinth vapor.

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