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CULINARY CANVAS: Chef Achatz, after his bout with Stage 4 cancer.
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Chef Achatz's creative approach to gastronomy as well as his showmanship are exemplified in this dish of puffed morels with ramps and black pepper.

Popping up in Madrid

Chef Grant Achatz who owns Alinea, a three-Michelin-star eatery in Chicago and one of the world's best restaurants, is shipping out his entire team to Madrid for a four-week pop-up extravaganza.
Nov 21, 2015 5:50 AM

CHEF Grant Achatz was in his early 30s, the father of two young boys, when he was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer of the tongue. (There is no stage five.) He lost his sense of taste and the recommended treatment was amputation, which might give him a couple more years of life. It would be a