Gelinaz Stay in with Antonia Klugmann

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).

Antonia Klugmann has received the recipes. And now?


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

The Chef that created the Matrix is definitely not Italian nor European! 

What do you think of them now?

Since my cuisine is so deeply rooted in its local ingredients I truly hope it will not seem that aliens have possessed my body! I will try my best to link these unfamiliar and foreign ideas to our territory and to my personal sensibility. 

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

Some sort of Amphibian! 

How will you approach it?

Destruct. Shake it up. Reconstruct. 

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

I MUST not forget to have fun! It’s the only way the guest will have fun too. 

And what are you looking forward to?

Seeing the excitement in my guest’s eyes; I truly hope they will have a wonderful evening! 

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

I will be attending a fermentation Workshop at Noma! Can’t wait to be in Copenhagen! 

Antonia will cook at L’Argine Al Venco in Venco (GO), Italy. Tickets are sold out, but you can join the waiting list here.

PS Do check also Jordan BaileySelassie Atadika, Rodolfo GuzmanAlberto Landgraf, Virgilio Martinez, Alex Atala, Zaiyu Hasegawa and Santiago Lastra.

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