Want an excuse to play with your food? Here are some restaurants that dabble with molecular gastronomy to offer dinner and a show.
Like seafood? Celebrating something special or just willing to splurge? This upscale Melrose restaurant fits that bill.
Went here for my mom's birthday. Good mix of creative surprises for the foodies, but nothing too weird for the more conservative eaters.
A den of molecular gastronomy for the well-heeled set: This is the place to see high-rollers downing tapas-size portions of sea urchin sandwiches, sweets on skewers and margaritas topped with "salt air."
Molecular gastronomic Asian-fusion place known for creative cocktails, strong flavors on small plates and a staff known for stirring up trouble in the local media.
Not nearly as foamy as you'd think. While Michael Voltaggio has made a name for his risk taking dishes, just about every combination worked.
Ari Taymor's ambitious farm-to-table downtown restaurant uses seasonal ingredients to create dishes like smoked sablefish and seaweed and tofu beignets.
Ludo Lefebvre's (and the Animal guys) speakeasy-style French brasserie in a former pizza joint nay make you pay ahead of time, but the fun, sometimes bizarre, dishes are well worth that hassle.