Intermission: The Edible Balloon

At Alinea Restaurant, green apple-flavored, helium-filled balloons are the newest, lightest dessert.


At Chicago's Alinea restaurant, "chefs defy gravity": green apple-flavored helium-filled "balloons" have become its latest (and lightest) dessert delicacy. Diners can either pop the balloon with a pin, or devour the whole thing at once. And yes, your voice will get a few octaves higher.