Gelinaz Stay In with Alex Atala

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).

Alex Atala received his recipes. What now?


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

Recipes … Poetry … Novel … should I interpret it? Tupy or non Tupy? (Tupy is the name of a mother language of our indigenous differed languages)

What do you think of them now?

There will be mass at home!

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

Mantis! Always looks like praying … always ready to eat.

How will you approach it?

Since I received a poem,  I will translate it into flavours according to my personal interpretation of the chef who wrote it … but I still don’t know who it is. 

And what are you looking forward to?

I wish I could taste the dishes created based on the recipes I sent!

After this event is behind you, what’s the next thing? is my next. Check it out!


Alex will cook at D.O.M. in Sao Paolo. You can buy the tickets here.

PS Do check also Virgilio Martinez, Alberto Landgraf, Zaiyu Hasegawa and Santiago Lastra.


Alex Atala - Marcus Steinmeyer (11)
Photo: Markus Steinmeyer

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