Gelinaz Stay In with Alberto Landgraf

Gelinaz, the chef’s collective,  are back in town on the 3rd December. But this time, they are not travelling, they are staying “at home”. What travels this time, are their recipes. Each chef had to submit eight recipes that are typical for him/her, but she/he never served them at the restaurant yet. Those recipes were then shuffled and sent to another chef who will remix them in his/her own way and serve on the 3rd of December, for one night only, dishes inspired by those recipes to her/his guests. The guests and the chef will get to know whose recipes was interpreting the chef only at the end of the dinner through the Gelinaz ambassador who will attend the dinner (I will be that night the ambassador at the Aimsir restaurant in Ireland). Ambassadors will also take care of communication from the restaurants on that night, so if you are curious what is happening on the other side of the world, do follow us on Instagram (mine is here).

Brioche, foie gras, marinated sardine. At Oteque.
Brioche, foie gras, marinated sardine at Oteque

Alberto Landgraf has received the recipes.


What was your first thought when you read the recipes you received?

Whose recipes are these??? I think all the chefs had that curiosity factor going for them!

What do you think of them now?

I am still digesting them, but the level of precision and difficulty we will need to pull it off, is extremely high!

If you had to choose an animal to describe them, what would it be?

An octopus, the most inteligent one!

How will you approach it?

Just as we approach any recipe book, we use them more as guidelines and try to give our personal touches to them!

What will be the greatest challenge for you in this Gelinaz project?

To not disappoint our guests and to fully incorporate the gelinaz spirit!

And what are you looking forward to?

The moment we get to know whose recipes we got! (I’m sure everyone is saying that!!!)

After this event is behind you, what’s the next thing?

As we are in Rio, from December (because of news years eve, summer) until February (carnival) it is the busiest time of the year for us, so we will be just looking to survive!!!

Alberto will cook at Oteque in Rio. You can buy the tickets here.

PS Do check also Virgilio Martinez, Alex Atala, Zaiyu Hasegawa and Santiago Lastra.

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