Is It Just Grant Achatz, Or Did This Culinary School Gank Alinea’s Chocolate Piñata?
We know, we know. There isn’t really such a thing as “stealing” other chefs’ dishes. Imitation is the highest form of flattery, great minds think alike, etc etc. But, as Grant Achatz pointed out via Twitter earlier today, a culinary school in Oslo called Kulinarisk Akademi apparently features a dessert demo for students that seems awfully familiar.
Here’s a bootleg video of Alinea’s signature chocolate piñata dessert (plated up by Grant, himself!):
And here are photos of that culinary academy demo from the school’s Facebook:
…On the bright side, isn’t it boss to know that your dessert technique is being taught in schools?