Gelinaz Stay In with Luca Fantin

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).


Luca Fantin has received the recipes. And now?

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

I thought it was challenging for me, but in a good way. since there is nothing I wouldn’t try once. .. I have some “teething problems” though.

What do you think of them now?

Well…I worked on turning them into unique dishes that reflect my own cuisine style, so I am satisfied with the menu now. I am absolutely certain that this is a one-of-a-kind once-in-a-lifetime dinner experience. 

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


How will you approach it?

I’ll think about it while jumping.

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

To me, it is a fun event. When you work in the kitchen, sometimes you are in your own lane, because you’re working on a very specific project, and my team is doing the same thing. So that’s been a totally fun thing, and refreshing for me to create a new menu by using someone’s receipes.

And what are you looking forward to?

I genuinely can’t wait to see the guest reactions.
After this event is behind you, what’s the next thing?


Luca will cook at Bulgari ll Ristorante Luca Fantin in Tokyo. Tickets are available here.


PS Do check also Jonathan TamPrateek Sadhu,  Riccardo Camanini, Yoji TokuyoshiGabriela CamaraChiho Kanzaki & Marcello di Giacomo, 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.

Luca Fantin. Photo: courtesy of Luca Fantin

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