Close enough. Chef Grant Achatz -- with Charlie Trotter and Rick Tramonto, one of Chicago's Holy Trinity of Haute Cuisine -- announces that his tongue cancer is in remission.
It is with a tremendous sense of gratitude and relief that I have successfully completed my course of therapy at the University of Chicago. It was incredibly important to me to remain as engaged as possible at Alinea while receiving treatment, and during that time I only missed 14 services. I continue to stand committed to innovating fine dining long into the future.
I wrote about this here. Being the negative, pessimistic creature I am I never expected this outcome. For selfless as well as selfish reasons I am incredibly relieved.
Next time I'm in Chicago, Chef. I'll wear out my Amex.