Some of the chefs lined up for the the Grand Gelinaz! Shuffle on 9 July
Some of the chefs lined up for the the Grand Gelinaz! Shuffle on 9 July

Redzepi, Atala and Bottura swap restaurants!

For one night only the Grand Gelinaz! Shuffle lets some of the world's best chefs cook in one another's kitchens

Some great chefs devote so much of their lives to their restaurant that they seem to be wedded to the place. However, a new global gastronomy event taking place in a few weeks’ time could break that relationship, by introducing to the world of fine dining an airbnb style concept.

The Grand Gelinaz! Shuffle 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. The line-up includes Phaidon creatives René Redzepi, Massimo Bottura, Magnus Nilsson, Albert Adria, Alex Atala, Daniel Patterson, and Andoni Luis Aduriz alongside many others.

 

Grand Shuffle

The event is the work of Cook It Raw co-founder Andrea Petrini and brings a little of the questing spirit of that pioneering cookery event. However, while Cook It Raw tends to focus on environment and local producers, the Shuffle is more of a consumer event, with would-be diners able to buy their place at a restaurant of choice via Ticketmaster.

 

Noma, Copenhagen
Noma, Copenhagen

Of course, Gelinaz hasn’t revealed exactly which chefs are cooking where. However, that hasn’t prevented the shuffle from selling out at many locations, including Coi restaurant in San Francisco and Momofuku Ko in New York City. Yet there are still places up for grabs at Noma in Copenhagen, Mugaritz in Northern Spain, Dom in Sao Paolo, and Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy. Find out more here; and for a greater understanding of the great culinary talents cooking on the night, consider our René Redzepi, Massimo Bottura, Magnus Nilsson, Albert Adria, Alex Atala, Daniel Patterson, and Andoni Luis Aduriz books, as well as our Cook It Raw title.