Sponsored by S.Pellegrino the unique dining experience offered the diners a night like no other in the culinary calendar. Diners have been treated to a 16 course tasting menu prepared by 14 top chefs in various venues all reached by foot. Each of the 90 guests that attended the dinner have been presented with 8 starters, 4 mains and 4 desserts in a mix up of cultures and styles.
In this occasion 14 world class top chefs and four teams put up an extraordinary evening. This novel event saw expectant diners arrive at Dalva e Dito restaurant for the chef-studded sequel to Walk With Us London.
Chef Rodrigo Oliveira presented a 'matrix menu' with two starters, a main course and a dessert in honour of the Northeast Hinterland and his father Ze Almeida, founder of the iconic Mocotó restaurant listed in Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants.
Three groups of chefs presenting their own dishes
The chefs were divided into three groups of four for the duration of the evening, presenting their own creative spin on the Matrix Menu using the same ingredients, but re-interpreting them into new dishes using their own signature techniques.
Here’s the composition that got into action.
- Matrix Menu: Seu Ze Almeida and Rodrigo Oliveira.
- Team 1: Inaki Aizpitarte, Jefferson Rueda, Alberto Landgraf, Thomas Troisgros.
- Team 2: Rodolfo Guzman, Virgilio Martinez, Leonardo Peireira, Helena Rizzo + Daniel Redondo.
- Team 3: Alex Atala, Manu Buffara, Thiago Castanho, Mitsuharu Tsumura.
Guests were treated to incredible dishes that ranged from soft pork crackling to sorbet bacuri, ant paçoca and yogurt powder with açaí.
Next stop for Gelinaz! is the the Grand Shuffle culinary event, where 37 top chefs will “swap lives, identities... and restaurants!”
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