GELINAZ! came up with the shuffle in which chefs would travel to an unknown restaurant and cook one service. Now, chef Mauro Colagreco and Jorge Vallejo are taking the idea to the next level in what could be billed as the Shuffle 2.0.
From 22nd to 26th November, the two chefs and their teams will swap restaurants, taking their signature dishes across the Atlantic for an unprecedented, exclusive, restaurant event. Mauro and seven of his team will host a pop-up at Quintonil in Mexico City, while Jorge and his chefs will simultaneously take over Mirazur on the Côte d’Azur.
Chef Mauro Colagreco currently hold’s two Michelin stars at Restaurant Mirazur, Menton, and gained fourth place in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants this year. A long-standing friend of Mauro, Jorge Vallejo is one of South America’s brightest culinary stars, and is currently ranked 22nd in the World’s 50 Best list.
The idea was conceived following the enormous success of a one-off autumnal dinner that Vallejo curated at Mirazur this year and the friends decided to ‘swap’ restaurants and teams to bring a taste of the South of France to Mexico and vice versa.
Born in Ciudad, Mexico, Jorge Vallejo opened his restaurant Quintonil with his wife Alejandra Flores in 2012. Success followed quickly, with Quintonil gaining the prestigious Gourmet Award immediately after opening, and entering the World’s 50 Best Restaurant list in 12th place, the highest ever attained by a Mexican restaurant.