Redzepi at Namh, Bangkok. Image courtesy of Lara Dunston's Instagram
Redzepi at Namh, Bangkok. Image courtesy of Lara Dunston's Instagram

René is in Bangkok, Massimo is in New York...

It's time for the The Grand Gelinaz! Shuffle. Can you work out where the world's great chefs are tonight?

Are you ready for the The Grand Gelinaz! Shuffle? As we explained a few months back, the event, staged by the Cook It Raw co-founder Andrea Petrin, has arranged for 37 of the world’s best chefs to switch places and cook dinner at another world-class restaurant for one night only - and that night is tonight!

The line-up includes Phaidon authors René RedzepiMassimo BotturaMagnus NilssonAlbert AdriaAlex AtalaDaniel Patterson, and Andoni Luis Aduriz, alongside many others. However, diners at Noma, Coi and Faviken do not know who will be cooking for them until dinner is served. Nevertheless, a few details have sneaked out. 

As Thailand is a little further ahead longitudinally, news that Redzepi was cooking at Nahm, the restaurant at Hotel Metropolitan in Bangkok, broke earlier today. He served diners green mango and coconut flesh, as well as an ant-egg omelette with rice.

 

Redzepi's Gelinaz menu. Image courtesy of Lara Dunston's Instagram
Redzepi's Gelinaz menu. Image courtesy of Lara Dunston's Instagram

Turkish chef Mehmet Gürs of the Milka restaurant has also already cooked for diners at Orana in Adelaide, serving local crayfish, among other dishes; meanwhile Japan's Yoshihiro Narisawa was at Attica in Melbourne, serving kangaroo and suckling pig.

Who else is where? Well, Sean Gray is at London's Hibiscus; it looks like Alex Atala is cooking at Blanca in Brooklyn tonight, and, judging by his earlier Instagram posts, is planning on serving tuna. And judging by his Twitter, Massimo Bottura is in NYC too. Could he be the secret chef at Momofuku Ko?

 

Mehmet Gürs at Orana. Image courtesy of Mehmet Gürs's Instagram
Mehmet Gürs at Orana. Image courtesy of Mehmet Gürs's Instagram

Meanwhile, Daniel Patterson is somewhere distinctly Scandinavian looking, and Faviken's mystery chef is apparently churning his or her own butter, a Patterson speciality. Is he there tonight?

 

Alex Atala, Massimo Bottura and Davide Scabin in Union Square, New York. Image courtesy of Alex Atala's Instagram
Alex Atala, Massimo Bottura and Davide Scabin in Union Square, New York. Image courtesy of Alex Atala's Instagram

Wherever the Gelinaz chefs are cooking, and wherever the Gelinaz diners are eating, we wish them all well. Find out more about Redzepi's cookery in our books; about Magnus Nilsson and Faviken in this title; about Alex Atala's Amazonian cuisine here; and Daniel Patterson's considerate take on Californian food here. And for more great places to dine out at around the world, tonight and any other night, get Where Chefs Eat.