For your next anniversary, why shell out for an exotic trip to Japan or Spain when you can find one of the world’s top culinary destinations right in Chicago? The globally influenced Grace has just a handful of tables—letting you know right from the entrance that this is going to be an exclusive experience. Settle in at an intimate spot for two nestled against the wall and relax. Grace is one-hundred percent fine dining, but it isn’t a place where you’ll need to put on airs. Be yourself and have fun as you peruse the seasonal tasting menu, which highlights the herbs and spices used in each dish. If you have questions about offbeat ingredients like chervil, nasturtium, and oxalis, just ask. Without hesitation, servers will make you feel comfortable as they provide answers. Then settle in for a three-hour culinary tour of the world. Maybe the season’s harvest will bring you salted cod with charred pineapple and heart of palm, or an egg custard with caviar and yuzu. Go ahead and take a quick cell-phone shot of some of the more beautiful dishes before you dig in. All the better to make your friends jealous. Before you leave, ask for a tour of the kitchen. You’ll get a chance to watch the chef in action, and maybe take some inspiration for your next home-cooked meal. On your way out, you’ll receive a copy of the menu you enoyed–perfect scrapbook material. The rest of the anniversary gift shopping, however, is up to you.