In the fourth installment of our exclusive web series Finding Grace: The Making of a Restaurant, chef Curtis Duffy and general manager Michael Muser walk us through the partly built-out Grace space to show us how they've designed the restaurant for optimum flow — from kitchen to dining room and back — to create their idea of perfect service. It's invisible to the diner, utterly efficient, and above all gracious. For Duffy, it reminds him of Alinea — whose kitchen he also helped design. For Muser, the inspiration seems to come from a more unexpected corner: the light cycles in Tron.

Original publication at Grub Street on September 26, 2012 here: chicago.grubstreet.com/2012/09/finding-grace-curtis-duffy-service-michael-muser.html

Episode 1 ("Space"): vimeo.com/39695151
Episode 2 ("Wine"): vimeo.com/43000461
Episode 3 ("Plates"): vimeo.com/46291073
Episode 5 ("Dinner"): vimeo.com/55269744

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