(This one is published with a delay because answers arrived when I was already on my way to Ireland and I didn’t have my computer with me. Sorry Josh. I am publishing it anyway)
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).
Josh Niland has received the recipes. What happened then?
What was your first thought when you read the recipes you received?
My first thought was… I know who that is!!
What do you think of them now?
I love them they offer so much flexibility and opens up the opportunity for so much creativity .
If you had to choose an animal to describe them, what would it be?
A Persian cat
How will you approach it?
With respect & finesse.
What will be the greatest challenge for you in this Gelinaz project?
Preparing all these courses in our very all kitchen at Saint Peter.
And what are you looking forward to?
Dropping my lemon tart.
PS Do check also Lukas Mraz, Thomas Frebel, Felix Schellhorn, Luca Fantin, Richie Lin, Jonathan Tam, Prateek Sadhu, Riccardo Camanini, Yoji Tokuyoshi, Gabriela Camara, Chiho Kanzaki & Marcello di Giacomo, Lorenzo, Stefano & Benedetto, Micha Schäfer, Ana Ros, Jose Avillez, Karime Lopez, Angelo Agliano, Philip Rachinger, Niki Nakayama, Jeremy Chan, Niko Romito, Bo Songvisava & Dylan Jones, Antonio Galapito, Christophe Hardiquest, Antonia Klugmann, Jordan Bailey, Selassie Atadika, Rodolfo Guzman, Alberto Landgraf, Virgilio Martinez,Alex Atala, Zaiyu Hasegawa and Santiago Lastra.