Tickets for GELINAZ! DOES UPPER AUSTRIA will be out for sale on Thursday 13 July at 10am. After the acclaimed ‘restaurant swap’ in 2016, the Grand Gelinaz! Shuffle (2) and Brussels Headquarters involving 60 of the world’s most pioneering and cutting edge chefs, Gelinaz will be back with an even more daredevil project that takes place on 20 August.
GELINAZ! DOES UPPER-AUSTRIA is an itinerant and experimental culinary performance, articulated through seven varying spaces within the restaurant of legendary Austrian father & son Helmut and Philip Rachinger, of restaurant Mühltalhof at Neufelden (Mühlviertel).
The spirit of the event is collective. Philip and Helmut will choose 3 core ‘Matrix’ dishes. Working in small teams of three and four, these dishes will be deconstructed, dismantled, cut into pieces and remixed by the 24 participating international and Austrian chefs.
Chefs will be asked to freely reinterpret every dish, but will be allowed to change some of the original ingredients and add seasonal produce from Upper-Austria to their new creations.
Guests, in groups of 20, will follow their way through various locations in and around Mühltalhof. At every stage they will taste the remixed dishes prepared by the guest chefs.
The final space, will be known as The Gathering – a massive artistic place of work called the HEIM.ART®-Station, just five minutes from the restaurant and run by artist Joachim Eckl who has been appointed as the art curator of the event. He will be inviting along several, like-minded international contemporary artists to create generative soundscapes interacting with the chefs.
Guests are not expected to starve. All in all, 14 dishes will be served to 140 guests. A ticket will cost 250 Euros.
Like all Gelinaz! events, guests will be transported into another world. Organisers Andrea Petrini and Alexandra Swenden, the two curaotrs of this culinary hub bringing together artists, musicians, scientists, thinkers and producers with chefs are are renowned for constantly pushing the boundardies of their projects are promising that you will meet some of the world’s most cutting edge chefs, grant yourself a new dysfunctional family and try tomorrow’s cuisine.
The official opening of this 4 days Austrian discovery will happen on August 16th. All participating chefs will arrive in Vienna, stroll around the beautiful city and then meet for an exceptional get-together-dinner at famous restaurant Steirereck.
GELINAZ! is a world-wide think-tank of avant-garde chefs performing food and remixing each other’s dishes like in a DJ set giving form to culinary happenings where art, music and cuisine fusion in unexpected and improvisational ways.
It is a collective made by chefs for chefs, never repeating itself with no competition in mind and was, at core, solely created to give something back to an ever-evolving industry, adapting to unpredictable situations and charting new territory.
WHO are the GELINAZ! DOES UPPER AUSTRIA CHEFS
Milena Broger, Klösterle, Lech, AUSTRIA
Manoela Buffara, Restaurante Manu, Curitiba, BRAZIL
Gabriela Camara, Cala, San Francisco, USA
David Chang, Momofuku Ko, New York, USA – Michelin**
May Chow, Little Bao, Hong Kong, HK – ASIA50BR 2017 Best Female Chef
Mauro Colagreco, Le Mirazur, Menton, FRANCE – Michelin** & W50BR N°6
Konstantin Filippou, Restaurant Konstantin Filippou, Vienna, AUSTRIA – Michelin*
Margot Janse, ex-Quartier Français, SOUTH AFRICA
Chiho Kanzaki, Virtus, Paris, FRANCE
Antonia Klugmann, L’Argine di Vinco, Cividale, ITALY – Michelin*
Karime Lopez, ex-Central, Lima, PERU
Virgilio Martinez, Central, Lima, PERU
Lukas Mraz, Cordoba, Berlin, GERMANY
Lukas Nagl, Bootshaus, Das Traunsee, AUSTRIA
Magnus Nilsson, Fäviken, Järpen, SWEDEN, Michelin**
Colombe Saint-Pierre, Chez Saint-Pierre, Le Bic, CANADA
Rosio Sanchez, Hija de Sanchez, Copenhagen, DENMARK
Helmut & Philip Rachinger, Mühltalhof, Neufelden, AUSTRIA
Heinz Reitbauer, Steirereck, Vienna, AUSTRIA – Michelin** & W50BR N° 10
René Redzepi, Noma, Copenhagen, DENMARK – Michelin**
Ana Roš, Hiša Franko, Kobarid, SLOVENIA – W50BR 2017 Best Female Chef
Felix Schellhorn, Hansi Hansi, Bad Gastein, AUSTRIA
Bo Songvisava, Bo.lan, Bangkok, THAILAND – ASIA50BR N°19
WHO are the (The GELINAZ! DOES UPPER-AUSTRIA artists):
Michael Pisaro / Los Angeles
Marcus Kaiser / Düsseldorf
Anna Pangalou / Athens
John Pisaro / Los Angeles
Annea Lockwood / New-York
Joachim Eckl / Neufelden
Zanshin / Vienna
Alfred Scharf/ Linz