Want to impress your significant other for an important anniversary milestone? Book tickets (that’s right, “tickets”) to Next, the innovative West Loop eatery owned by culinary great Grant Achatz. Get ready to set aside three to four hours, because dining at Next is not your average dinner experience. It’s theatrical and sexy and theme-oriented, from the moment your sharable amuse-bouche arrives, through to the last drops of freshly roasted coffee. To really get a feel for how Next works, splurge on tickets for each season, so you can be that dynamic dining duo your friends will envy. Maybe you’ll be whisked to romantic Paris circa 1906, with modernized takes on filet of sole and pressed duck. Or maybe you’ll have fun with your food during a “childhood” theme night, where you indulge in “liquid” peanut butter and jelly or a deconstructed hamburger. You’ll love the interactive aspects of the meals here, as your menus and utensils will more than likely be edible. Oooh and ahhh over the chef’s inspirations, knowing you’ll have conversation fodder aplenty every time a new course arrives. Do yourself a big favor and order the beverage pairings, because they’re guaranteed to take your celebration to an entirely different level. And that’s a good thing.