The Alinea Group

The Alinea Group is the focus on this culinary group weekend.  Restaurants included are NEXT with its special World’s 50 Best menu, Roister and the Gallery menu at Alinea.  It should be a fantastic weekend of cuisine!

Cocktail Workshop

Our special excursion for the weekend is a cocktail workshop hosted by the Aviary.  During this workshop we will make various cocktails and even get to make our own infused porthole cocktail.  This is a very special treat and something that is only arranged for very special, private groups.


Interaction with the chefs and staff at each restaurant is an important concept of a Rascal & Thorn tour.  Our guests get back-stage access to many of these great restaurants to see what makes them shine.



  • Next
  • The Office
  • Roister
  • Alinea


  • Cocktail Workshop – The Aviary

Friday, September 29 – Arrive in Chicago for a 2-night stay at the Kimpton Palomar Hotel.  Dinner at NEXT.

Saturday, September 30 – Breakfast at hotel. Cocktail workshop at the Aviary followed by lunch at Roister.  Dinner at Alinea.

Sunday, October 1 – Breakfast at hotel.  Departure from Chicago.

  • 2-night stay at the Kimpton Palomar Hotel
  • 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts and 1 lunch
  • Cocktail Workshop at the Aviary
  • Drinks with all meals included in the itinerary
  • Transportation within Chicago
Not Included
  • Transportation to or from Chicago before or after tour
  • Meals not mentioned in itinerary
  • Trip insurance
  • Tips to hotel staff

We are staying at the Kimpton Palomar Hotel in downtown Chicago for 2 nights.

$3350 per person

A deposit of $1350 is due to secure a place on the trip. Reservations are taken on a first-come / first-serve basis.

Final payment is due 60 days prior to the start of the tour

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    Come join us to Oaxaca!
October 6-10, 2021
    Such a pleasure to reconnect with one of our favorite chefs today @stonebarns for their #chefinresidence program. The wonderfully talented and ever amazing @victoriablamey was at the pass, creating sensational food inspired by the long and pristine Chilean coast. Keep your eyes and ears open as we resume our gastronomic and whisk(e)y tours starting this fall!
    A huge congratulations to our great friend and Mexico City collaborator, @sofcort who was just named “Latin America’s Best Pastry Chef” for 2020 by @theworlds50best . Her immense talent is only exceeded by her wonderful personality and charm.


Congratulations also to to her original mentor, the brilliant @enriqueolveraf , who recognized her talents early on and put her in a position to grow and excel!


We can’t wait to get back to Mexico to see you and to work with you both again! 


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