At this point, it's kind of a toss-up about which is more hotly anticipated at Next, the ever transforming Chicago restaurant from Chef Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas: the actual food or the promo videos for each cycle. The new menu and video were unveiled last week. The topic is Sicily and the video is a love letter to all things Italian and the world of Sicilian food.
The video is a series of charmingly crackling, nostalgic, sepia images and movie clips. As for the food, we are hearing great things about the pastas, the deep fried lamb tongue arancini, and the "melt-in-your-mouth swordfish." Anyone lucky enough to have scored tickets for this cycle, which runs through September, let us know what you thought in the comments. Buon appetito!