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 Taichung (Taiwan), the Gelinaz will happen at JL Studio. The main curator is Richie Lin of Mume:
I am the curator and responsible for organizing the whole Taiwan Gelinaz, so this year we wanted to bring back the OG, the Gelinaz shuffle spirit combined with the “Stay in” concept. So we will switch restaurants / cities within Taiwan, but we stay in the country. (Well .. we got no option .. even if we wanted to go overseas)
Ryogo from Logy and Pod from Coast.
Ryogo is so stiff and serious. I wanted to have him cooking outside of his comfort zone and have a bit of fun. He doesn’t usually leave his restaurant, so I am very glad that he said yes and is now leaving his restaurant (Logy) to the other 3 chefs (Jimmy, Takada and Fujimo)
I would like to thank him for giving us freedom …. lol
We take the core idea , or ingredients that is available and just cook whatever we feel like, so we really have no boundaries, just to have fun.
Looking forward to see the happy faces in the dining room,
A Tequila shot