Gelinaz Stay In with Chiho Kanzaki and Marcello di Giacomo

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).

Chiho Kanzaki and Marcello di Giacomo have received the recipes. And now?


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

Chiho : OMG  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ??????????????????????? (and the tricky part: without any quantities… 🙂

Marcelo : Finally !!!! I was dreaming of making pasta at the restaurant !!!! Thank you Chef.

What do you think of them now?

Chiho : I like that they seem simple, focused on the products, but require time and precision

Marcelo : I learned to work with water as I am more on the fire side 

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

Chiho :  ……——……
Marcelo : A sea turtle, huge and slowly swimming 

How will you approach it?

Chiho : Good question ! Best we can !!! We want to respect the chef’s recipes but twisting them with our identity (and our quantities !!!!) 

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

Chiho: As in my previous answer, appropriate the recipes of the chef without changing his philosophy. This is a new experience for us, we have to imagine so many things around this.

Marcelo : Making the torteeelllliniiiiiiiii

And what are you looking forward to?

Chiho : Knowing which amazing chef was behind it, hoping that he would have appreciated what we have made, and we want to learn who in the world cooked our menu !!!!

After this event is behind you, what’s the next thing?
Chiho & Marcelo : Take a BIG nap before the holidays season which is always super busy !
Chiho and Marcello will cook at Virtus in Paris. Tickets are sold out, but you can join the waiting list here.


PS Do check also Lorenzo, Stefano & BenedettoMicha SchäferAna Ros, Jose Avillez, 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.

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