Gelinaz Stay In with Bo Songvisava and Dylan Jones

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).

Bo and Dylan have received the recipes. And now?


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

Ohh fuck!!! We can’t read this. Call Paolo!!! He’s italian.

What do you think of them now?

After finally deciphering them, it’s going to be a challenge but we are excited to find local organic alternatives. Obviously it will look nothing like what the chef intended but we think we can remix them in a respectful way.

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


How will you approach it?

Same as we approach all our food: find the best ingredients first and take it from there… there will definitely be an element of “winging it”.

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

Finding appropriate and suitable local substitutes for some expressly western ingredients …

And what are you looking forward to?

It being over and getting drunk with the brave guests that join us on this little soiree.  

After this event is behind you, what’s the next thing?
Nothing else this year just focus on our restaurants and kids! Next year is looking busy but we don’t want to think about that just yet….
Bo and Dylan will cook at Bo.lan in Bangkok. Tickets are available here.


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

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