Brussels will be turned into the gastronomic capital of the world on 10 November as Gelinaz!, the collective of chefs from around the world organises what it is calling the first ever Gelinaz! Headquarters in Brussels.
20 among today’s most creative culinary talents in the world will be descending in Brussels to create a 4×3 hour long dinner and much more.
No details have been released except for the names of the chefs which will make food lovers in Brussels salivate at the thought of having some of the world best chefs cooking in Brussels.
The chefs that will come to Brussels to join the only Brussels based chef Christophe Hardiquest of Bon Bon include the two Belgian chefs Kobe Desramaults (In De Wulf) and Geert de Mangeleer (Hertog Jan).
Also participating in the event are Davide Scabin (Combal Zero, Italy), Claude Bosi (Hibiscus, London), Petter Nilsson (Spritmuseum, Sweden), Yannick Alleno (Alleno, Pavillon Ledoyen, France), Kristian Baumann (Restaurant 108, Copenhagen), Clare Smyth (Gordon Ramsay, UK), Mauro Colagreco (Le Mirazur, France), Leonardo Pereira (Areias do Seixo, Lisbon), Magnus Ek (Oaxen Krog, Sweden), Fulvio Pierangelini (Hotel de Russie, Italy), Paul Cunningham (Henne Kirkeby Kro, Denmark), Armand Arnal (La Chassagnette, Arles), Alexandre Gauthier (La Grenouillere, France), Enrico Crippa, Piazza Duomo (Alba), Mathieu Rostaing-Tayard (Cafe Sillon, France), Philip Rachinger (Muhltalhof, Austria) and last but not least Albert Adria (Tickets, Barcelona).
The 20 chefs will create 40 recipes according to Gelinaz!. Online selling for the event starts on Wednesday 21st September.
On the same day, Gelinaz will organize its second Grand Gelinaz! Shuffle which will see 40 other top chefs in the world swapping lives, identities and restaurants by taking over each others restaurants without the customers knowing who will be cooking for them that night. These come from Japan to Chile, Brazil to Slovenia, France, Singapore, Russia, Thailand, Australia, Germany, Portugal, UK, Italy, Peru, Denmark and all throughout the United States. Last year 37 chefs had swapped places.
Gelinaz! is a collective of international chefs. It promises to push boundaries and take risk as a starting point. The aim of the chefs is to discover new cultures and to exchange knowledge. They want to invent collaborations with artists, musicians, scientists, thinkers and producers, never repeating themselves and exploring the unknown, charting new territories to sharpen creativity and zooming on the beauty of nature and its elegant chaos.
In 2013, the chefs met in Ghent and Lima. This was followed last year by 28 chefs taking over the kitchen of Wylie Dufresne in New York to pay a tribute to one of the most distinguished avant-garde chefs.
In July last year, they met for a Gelinaz spiritual retreat in Tuscany to prepare future Gelinaz! gigs for the next three years.
The 10th November may well be termed as the gastronomic day of the year.