> Location: Chicago
Until it was forced to close earlier this month, this contemporary American restaurant, awarded two Michelin stars, served a single 16-course seasonal tasting menu for dinner, featuring dishes like “Aleutian crab, brioche, hollandaise, beer, brown butter” and “pork belly, sprout leaves, brisket, chowder,” for $215 per person. It has pivoted temporarily to curbside takeout, featuring considerably simpler fare (and less expensive), like spicy cumin lamb noodles ($12) and a lobster grilled cheese sandwich with chips ($16).
> Location: Seattle
Self-described as “a restaurant that specializes in tasting menus, experiences, and rad times,” Addo usually offers several different 20-course themed tasting menus (one called “Silva — The Story of Washington” and another dubbed “Video Games: An Edible History,” for instance), at $185 per person. A currently available alternative is Adda@home, the restaurant’s version of a meal plan. For $95, Addo will prepare three meals, available for pickup or delivery, ready at the same time and date. The meals “will require gentle heating or a mix or two…”
> Location: Chicago
Chef Grant Achatz’s highly acclaimed restaurant, Chicago’s only Michelin three-star, usually serves multi-course tasting menus of varying lengths priced from $210 to $395 per person, including tax and tip. After it closed, it started offering prepaid pickup “Comfort Food from Alinea” — a meal of beef short rib Wellington with a side of 50-50 mashed potatoes (half potatoes, half butter) and crème brûlée for dessert, for $34.95 per person. The bad news? It sold out almost immediately through the end of April — but there is a waiting list.
> Location: San Francisco
When Dominique Crenn was awarded a third Michelin star in 2018, she became the first woman in America to win that honor. Her multi-course tasting menus range from $345 to $475 per person (though the menu at the adjacent Bar Crenn, which has one star, is only $225). The equivalents are takeout Crenn Kits at only $35 and $55. The less expensive option includes soup and a mini-brioche, vegetable lasagna, and dessert. The other one has the same soup and brioche, vegetable fricassée, a cheese course with a baguette, and dessert. Crenn also offers several wine baskets to go.
Blue Hill at Stone Barns
> Location: Tarrytown, New York
The ultimate farm-to-table restaurant, Blue Hill (with two stars in the Guide Michelin) is on the grounds of the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, 30 miles north of New York City. Almost everything served on its multi-course, strictly seasonal tasting menu — priced at $278 per person — is grown, raised, or produced on the property. To meet the challenge of providing a pickup meal, the restaurant assembles a daily “resourceED box” called The Restaurant, enough to feed two to four people, for a total of $50. Though no specifics are given, the ingredients — which include broth, vegetables, protein, and grains, among other things — add up to a “make-your-own hotpot.”