When the tickets for GELINAZ! DOES UPPER AUSTRIA went out on sale on Thursday 13 July they did not take long to sell out. Within 7 minutes, all the 140 tickets had been sold in what promises to be the most ambitious project undertaken by this collective of chefs.
GELINAZ! co-curator Alexandra Swenden, who curates the events together with Andrea Petrini told Food and Wine Gazette that this was a completely new concept which not only involved chefs but also artists. “It was very exciting to create the concept but it is much more complex to other GELINAZ! events that have been organised before,” she said.
Meanwhile, a competition is being organised called a Paparazzi Flashmob on Wednesday August 16th from 6.30pm to 7.40pm at Steirereck im Stadtpark. The winner will win one ticket for the GELINAZ! performance on August 20 at Mühltalhof.
Those taking part need to grab their camera or cellphone and head to Steirereck at the time when the chefs are arriving and take as many pictures as possible of the arriving chefs, upload them on instagram or facebook with the hashtag #gelinazomg (the picture with the highest amout of likes wins!). You can find more information here.
The lucky one who will post the craziest, awesome, intriguing, unexpected, ecstatic, most outrageously daring, flashy pic on social media with the mandatory hashtag #gelinazomg, and who will get the highest amount of likes will win a free ticket (accommodation and transport not included).
The chefs that will take part in the event will arrive in Vienna on Wednesday to start the preparations for this event. 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.
In total 24 chefs will be taking part in the event. These hail from all corners of the world and will work in teams of three or four around 3 matrix dishes that have been created by Helmut and Philip Rachinger. These dishes will be deconstructed, dismantled, cut into pieces and remixed by the 24 participating international and Austrian chefs using local seasonal ingredients that come from this Austrian region.
Chefs will freely reinterpret every dish and 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.
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
Meanwhile take a look at a few of the videos released by GELINAZ! in preparation of the event.