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?

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