Gelinaz Shuffle 2 List Revealed!
The super-elite group of the Gelinaz Shuffle — the brainchild of Andrea Petrini and Alexandra Swenden — kicked off all over the world on November 10th. It sought to be a sequel to the similar event that happened last July where chefs from all over swapped restaurants with other chefs and cooked for one night as a surprise. Tickets were expensive, seating was limited, and it was all a secret up until the first course found it’s way into someones mouth. Social media should’ve taken care of the rest.
However, it was a huge issue with those of us sitting at home (or working away in other kitchens) when we got a ton of hype and then zero reveals of where everyone went. If you were interested enough to follow Gelinaz on any social networks, all you got were videos and tweets from their event in Brussels where they brought even more chefs to cook there at their “HQ”.
Individual chefs might have given some hints leading up to the swap, but even afterwards at the time of writing this, there is still no list highlighting who went where and what actually happened. Some sources provided a list of top 10 best looking dishes of the event, but even then, no comprehensive list prevailed.
I loved the game Clue growing up, and this was a very 2016 version of that: trying to decode who cooked where and at what restaurant using Twitter and Instagram. I can confidently say that a large percentage of this list is accurate. My research showed that they even added a chef to the shuffle (Paolo Lopriore) who wasn’t listed as one of the original 40, so the count should then arrive at 41, however I wasn’t able to find where Danny Bowien cooked.
So this is my unofficial, slightly comprehensive, but thoroughly researched list of who was where in the Gelinaz Shuffle 2:
Massimo Bottura — Hedone, London
Zaiyu Hasegawa — Lido 84, Italy
Carlo Mirarchi — Tondo, Paris
Christian Puglisi — Alajmo, Italy
José Avillez — Aqua, Germany
Rodolfo Guzman — McCrady’s, USA
Niko Romito — Central, Peru
Yoshihiro Narisawa — Reale, Italy
Dan Hunter — D.O.M., Brazil
Ben Shewry — Meadowood, USA
René Redzepi — Yam’tcha, Paris
Jock Zonfrillo — Blanca, NYC
Sven Elverfeld — Gaggan, Bangkok
Lee Tiernan — Manu, Brazil
Danny Bowien — ?
Christopher Kostow — Osteria Francescana, Italy
Adeline Grattard — Attica, Australia
Matt Orlando — Mission Chinese, USA
Vladimir Mukhin — Belcanto, Portugal
Dave Pynt — Bo Lan, Bangkok
Tagged himself in 4 different locations!
Mikael Jonsson — Orana, Australia
Sean Gray — Narisawa, Japan
Virgilio Martinez — Jimbocho Den, Tokyo
David Thompson — Hisa Franko, Slovenia
Paul Carmichael — Le Chateaubriand
Anand Gaggan — Momofuku Ko, USA
Inaki Aizpitarte — Burnt Ends, Singapore
Riccardo Camanini — Amass, Copenhagen
Dominique Crenn — Nahm, Thailand
Simone Tondo — Black Axe Mangal, London
Alex Atala — Momofuku Seiōbo, Australia
Blaine Wentzel — Brae, Australia
Sean Brock — White Rabbit, Russia
Daniel Burns — Maido, Peru
Alexandre Silva — The Willows Inn, USA
Massimiliano Alajmo — Noma, Copenhagen
Manu Buffara — Luksus, NYC
Mitsuharu Tsumura — Atelier Crenn, USA
Ana Ros — Relae, Copenhagen
Bo Songivsava — Loco, Portugal
Paolo Lopriore — Borago, Chile
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