A crazy beautiful Gelinaz event of such intensity and so full of magic and great vibe happened in Biarritz on the eighth of October. The intensity of nature kicked in with the hot burning sun which later turned everything into gold. Then fog stepped in from the forest and brought softness, finishing the day with a night full of stars. And we were there in the middle of this impressive nature with headphones, listening to the music created by David Chalmin while tasting the culinary creations by Mathieu Rostaing Tayard of Sillon restaurant in Biarritz.
Every NAH BGM (= no background music) Gelinaz event is and will be different because the chefs and musicians involved, as well as the location, offer unlimited possibilities.
This one was super special. It was all about resonance. David’s music was minimalistic and hypnotic. It started with a soft resonanting music that slowly gained in intensity and finally went into a crescendo together with the crazy delicious dishes by @mathieu_rostaing_tayard and his @sillonbiarritz team.
The food and the music were playing with variations of the same motives/ingredients one after another going from soft sharpness to more loaded variations of the motives and sun and fog and stars played along.
So much emotion, sensitivity, and power but also so much balance and relaxation. It was surreal, meditative and trancing. Then when night came people woke up from this meditative hypnotic state and started socialising and getting into another mood.
Nature, flavours and sounds were all the time in perfect harmony. Music has an incredible power. This event showed it. So I agree with Andrea Petrini: please chefs, think of music in your restaurants. Think about what you want to communicate, who you want to attract and how you want them to feel. We experienced magic, I hope restaurants will start creating it with music as well.
It was one of the best @the_gelinaz events ever. Thanks, Andrea Petrini, Mathieu Rostaing Tayard and David Chalmin for giving us the chance to live this wonderful experience that was on the border of transcendental..