In a recent Wall Street Journal article, Alinea Chef Grant Achatz was asked if he feels self-conscious or guilty for catering to people who are willing to spend more than $200 for a meal during these tough economic times. Achatz, who was named the country's “outstanding chef” last year by the James Beard Foundation, had this to say: “Do I feel any guilt? Of course not. Yes, we are expensive, but I feel there is value in what we provide. I have been through this once before when I first ...

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