This time round the internationally famous collective of 16 chefs, including Dominique Crenn (the World's Best Female Chef) took to two of Corey Lee's creative downtown restaurants, Benu and In Situ – a convenient two minute walk apart for diners mobilising mid tasting menu to switch venues in the spirit of the mix–up of the night.
16 chefs (see the full line–up here) split into two teams of eight and partnered up to feed 40 expectant diners at each location with a 16–course tasting menu consisting of two rounds of appetisers, a main course and a dessert.
Each pair of chefs created a dish based on one of four randomly chosen seasonal ingredients revealed on the night – tomato, egg, rice and peach – which were further “remixed” by the other chef teammates, adding their own personal spin and flair.
Thus four-courses became a 16-course performance or “matrix” of flavours resulting in the marvellous mix up that Gelinaz! is famous for.
Elements of surprise and 'serendipity' are the fabric of this night of chef ‘riffing’ and camaraderie, and anything is possible on the night.
How the Multi–Course Matrix Menu Unfolded on the Night:
First Starter Matrix - Tomato
Benu: Dominique Crenn & Even Rich
In Situ: Christopher Kostow & Chad Robertson
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