The 2013 season of Next menus has been announced. As reported a few weeks ago, the first will be the Hunt, a midwestern game-focused menu; while the second, as Nick Kokonas hinted to Grub Street Chicago shortly after, will be not just vegetarian but vegan. And the third will be Bocuse d'Or, after the famous cooking competition, which Grant Achatz and the Alinea/Next teams have strongly supported this year, hosting U.S. team head chef Richard Rosendale in Chicago for several weeks to work on ideas for the 2013 competition. (See our video featuring Achatz and Rosendale below.) We spoke with Next Chef Dave Beran as the news was breaking and got some behind the scenes insight into the upcoming menus — as well as seeing some of the new plateware that has been commissioned for the upcoming menus.