Tomorrow at Noon

May 12, 2015

We still don’t know what it costs. 

There are only two women among the 37 chefs.

Still, it’s intriguing. 

The Gelinaz shuffle has some of the world’s top chefs swapping not only restaurants, but also homes, lives, and pets. One night only. July 9th.  

You buy a ticket, blind.  Only when you show up will you find out which chef will be cooking in your restaurant of choice.  It would be a kind of Russian Roulette – if the chefs were not so great.  But as it is, I don't think you can possibly lose. 

I, for one, will be checking in tomorrow at noon, when tickets go one sale.  (6 PM Central European Standard Time.) 

Hopeful. And excited.

These are the participating chefs:


Danny Bowien, Mission Chinese Food, New York — USA

Sean Gray, Momofuku Ko, New York — USA

Sean Brock, McCrady's, Charleston — USA

David Kinch, Manresa, Los Gatos — USA

Daniel Patterson, Coi, San Francisco — USA

Dominique Crenn, Atelier Crenn, San Francisco — USA 

Carlo Mirarchi, Blanca, New York — USA

Blaine Wetzel, Willow's Inn, Lummi Island — USA

Colombe Saint-Pierre, Chez Saint-Pierre, Le Bic — Canada

Claude Bosi, Hibiscus — England

Magnus Nilsson, Faviken, Järpen — Sweden

Peter Nilsson, Spritmuseum, Stockholm — Sweden

René Redzepi, Noma, Copenhagen — Denmark

Paul Cunningham, Henne Kirkeby Kro, Henne — Denmark

Kobe Desramaults, In De Wulf, Dranouter — Belgium

Mehmet Gurs, Mikla, Istanbul — Turkey

Yoshihiro Narisawa, Narisawa, Tokyo — Japan

David Thompson, Nahm, Bangkok —; Thailand

Ben Shewry, Attica, Melbourne — Australia 

Jock Zonfrillo, Orana, Adelaide — Australia

Bertrand Grebaut, Septime, Paris — France

Alain Ducasse, La Plaza Athenee, Paris — France

Yannick Alleno, Le Doyen, Paris — France

Inaki Alzpitarte, Le Cheateaubriand, Paris — France

Mauro Colagreco, Mirazur, Menton — France

Alexandre Gauthier, La Grenouillere, Montreuil/Mer — France

Ana Ros, Hisa Franko, Kobarid — Slovenia

Davide Scabin, Combal Zero, Rivoli — Italy

Fulvio Pierangelini, Hotel de Russie, Rome — Italy

Riccardo Camanini, Lido 84, Gardone Riviera — Italy

Massimo Bottura, La Francescana, Moderna — Italy

Massilmillano Alajmo, La Calandre, Venice — Italy

Andoni Luis Aduriz, Mugaritz, San Sebastian — Spain

Albert Adria, Pakta, Barcelona — Spain

Alex Atala, D.O.M., San Paolo — Brazil

Rodolfo Guzman, Borago, Santiago — Chile

Virgillo Martinez, Central, Lima — Peru




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