Gelinaz Stay In with José Avillez

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).


José Avillez has received the recipes. And now?


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

Let’s do it! 

What do you think of them now?

Ai, caramba!

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

Tough question…maybe…an eagle.

How will you approach it?

With some rock ‘n roll

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

To keep my mouth shut because…I think I know…I think I know…

And what are you looking forward to?

To finish the menu!

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

To clean up the kitchen and get the house ready for the next day.

José will cook at Belcanto in Lisbon. Tickets are available here.


PS Do check also Karime Lopez,  Angelo AglianoPhilip RachingerNiki NakayamaJeremy Chan,  Niko RomitoBo Songvisava & Dylan JonesAntonio GalapitoChristophe HardiquestAntonia Klugmann, Jordan BaileySelassie Atadika, Rodolfo GuzmanAlberto Landgraf, Virgilio Martinez,Alex Atala, Zaiyu Hasegawa and Santiago Lastra.

José Avillez at Aqua. Photo: George Desrues

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