The GELINAZ! DOES UPPER AUSTRIA event started with a lunch hosted by the chef of Michelin starred Vienna restaurant Konstantin Filippou at his second restaurant O’Boufe.
Among the chefs that were present for this first lunch were Momofuku Ko in New York, Ana Roš of Hiša Franko, Kobarid in Slovenia and voted the World’s 50 Best Female chef for 2017, SLOVENIA – W50BR 2017 Best Female Chef, May Chow of Little Bao, Hong Kong and the ASIA50BR 2017 Best Female Chef, Antonia Klugmann, L’Argine di Vinco, Cividale, Italy, Colombe Saint-Pierre, Chez Saint-Pierre, Le Bic, Canada and Bo Songvisava of Bo.lan, Bangkok, Thailand.
The chefs are in Austria for a four day Austrian discovery which started on August 16th and ends with a final show on Sunday August 20th at the restaurant of father and son duo Helmut and Philip Rachinger, the Mühltalhof.
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 Rene Redzepi, Magnus Nilsson and Mauro Colagreco are expected to arrive tomorrow while Virgilio Martinez from Peru is scheduled to arrive on Friday.
At the lunch, Konstanin served an array of excellent food and warmly welcomed the chefs, journalists and the two co-curators of Gelinaz! Andrea Petrini and Alexandra Swenden.
Among the star dishes of the lunch were the surprising catfish liver, stuffed courgette flowers, the baby trout and a stuffed quail.
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