For Saturday 24th February, has chef Mauro Colagreco invited two of the world’s most acclaimed chefs for an unprecedented 6 hand dinner at his restaurant Grandcoeur in Paris. Chef Andoni Luis Aduriz from Mugaritz** in Gipuzkoa (Spain) and Tomas Kalika from Mishiguene in Buenos Aires (Argentina), both personal friends of Mauro, will join him in the kitchen for an exceptional evening.
The chefs will create a nostalgic multi-sensory dinner, playing on the chefs’ own childhood memories to showcase their individualities and cultural influences in one single menu. Each chef will be creating 3 elaborate dishes, resulting in a 9 course collaborative tasting menu for guests to enjoy. Catena Zapata Bodega will propose a wine pairing with a choice of wines specially selected for the menu.
«As a child, I lived in a small house and we didn’t have much space so I used the kitchen as my little playground. While my mother was cooking, she used to share her cooking secrets and techniques, and we grew up appreciating the importance of the ingredients. I learnt how to cook while I was playing and it had a huge impact on my understanding of gastronomy: Playing is the best way to explore and learn new subjects.” Andoni Luis Aduriz (Mugaritz**, Gipuzkoa)
« I still have a very vivid memory of my grandmother in her kitchen, with her hands dusted with flour, kneading the dough of her varenikes (Polish dumplings). The aroma of fried onions and schmaltz… I can still smell the flavours. This memory has become my life’s mantra. It’s funny how this memory keeps coming back to me in a mix of nostalgia and gratitude. It honestly became my source of inspiration for everything I create » Tomas Kalika (Mishiguene, Buenos Aires)
« During our family vacations with my grandmother Amalia, I was always the lucky grandson chosen to help her preparing the fresh dough, brioche bread and her wonderful tomato sauce with garlic and basil, which would simmer for hours. The smell of the wood and fire and the freshly picked tomatoes, still warm from the South American sun, are memories that I will always keep in my heart » Mauro Colagreco (Mirazur, Menton)
Sartuday 24th February 2018 from 7.30PM
9 course menu – 3 dishes per chef – 90 € (drinks are not included)
Wine pairing by Catena Zapata Bodega from Argentina
Grandcoeur – 41 rue du Temple, 75004 Paris
Reservation required : 01 58 28 18 90 – firstname.lastname@example.org