Gelinaz are back. Dec. 3rd 2020 will see the return of the inimitable, culinary, international dining experience from the team at GELINAZ!. Once again, the collaboration is global, and this 4th edition is more soulful than ever. From Dec. 3rd, 130 chefs will remix, play, perform, Matrixes, ideas, menus, recipes, from locked down, in-betweener, silenced GELINAZ! chefs. And like last year, they will be staying at home (again), but this time, they will support their colleagues by giving voice to the Slient Voices. The Silent Voices are the Gelinaz chefs who had to permanently or temporary close their restaurants (for covid or other reasons). If you happen to live close by or can travel, do support this event and the hospitality in general. For any further information please do check GELINAZ.
I am looking forward to introducing the curators of the events in different countries. They will present also the chefs who they engaged into the projects. In Peru the curators are Virgilio Martinez (Central and Mil) and Pia Leon (Kjolle):
Why are you doing Gelinaz this time?
Virgilio: It s something that means a lot to both of us. We have done Gelinaz since Ghent, then Lima. We developed lots of frinedships, and I do remember, you know? When we are cooking, our restaurants are taking much of our time, and for good reasons, no complaint… then there comes Gelinaz, an unique event where you can cook something really different, meet other people and do some other stuff, learn from collegues and this unique creative environmnet that Gelinaz do, and then of course … because we see pretty much locals coming to our places and this is another way to do and offer something unique and connected to another part of the world, more fun and a good feeling.
Pia : We will take over Mayo .. our latest concept to begin and wellcome guest. They will see our collective work with the recipes as a collage, and we will be serving food in difrent locations until going up to KJOLLE RESTAURANT floor.
Music by Maribel .. who prepares the tracks for the experiences which will go live, and the place will look very different, lights will be very down and images will go from the ceiling to the walls .. we have never transformed the restaurant like this.
Pia: We decided to call most of all our firnds because now it is a pretty good reason to stay together and take any opportunity to have fun regardles the current situation – you know we have been receiving not very good news since March , now instead things are healing here.
Loved them, surprised .. lots of ingredients to play with
We take the recipes in groups of two and we will let the two chefs do whatever they feel, using local ingredients will be challenging. Nirvana unplugged.
What are you looking forward to and what is the greatest challenge?
We want to do big changes to the recipes and of course keep something of the soul of the creator.
After Gelinaz, what comes next?
Wow, we are still working to finish our Casa Tupac place.. we have three restaurants here and the place looks like never finished to give us space to welcome the creative Mater iniciativa team and their ideas.