A Peek Inside Alinea Co-owner Nick Kokonas's Remarkable Home Kitchen

Photo Credit: Callie Lipkin//The Wall Street Journal

Photo Credit: Callie Lipkin//The Wall Street Journal

Someone once said curiosity killed the cat. For us, this curiousness lies within two things when it comes to chefs: what/where they eat when they’re “off-duty” (is there such a thing?) and what their home kitchen setup looks like. In a state of wonderment, let us just say that Chicago’s Nick Kokonas, co-owner of Alinea, is not messing around with his digs. Kokonas and his wife custom designed their 473-square-foot home kitchen to facilitate any restaurant need — in their house, mind you. An “under-counter refrigerator set at temperatures for different types of food”? Check. Read More