First held in 2019 and cancelled last year due to the pandemic, global gastronomy event Gelinaz! Grand Shuffle is back in Hong Kong for its second edition. Founded in 2015 by veteran food journalist Andrea Petrini, the event is intended to raise social awareness around issues affecting the F&B industry, and has traditionally been a moment for the meeting of food, arts and culture.
The event's format usually involves top chefs swapping kitchens for one night only, in their own cities as well as around the world, involving names like Rene Redzepi, Dominique Crenn, and David Thompson. This year, while travel is still out of the question, Gelinaz! is opting for an approach it calls Stay In Tour, where chefs swap recipes instead of kitchens. These recipes are kept anonymous, and chefs are at liberty to reinterpret them to their own liking.
In the wake of the pandemic, Gelinaz! will also be drawing attention to the plight of chefs impacted by restaurant closures under the theme of Silent Voices.
Having launched and curated the first edition, chef May Chow of Little Bao is again at the helm of Hong Kong's Gelinaz! Grand Shuffle. This year's lineup sees the likes of Aurelie Altemaire of Odyssée Creative Dining, Agustin Balbi of Ando, Ricardo Chaneton of Mono, Menex Cheung of China Tang Landmark, Hansik Goo's Steve Lee, and Roots founder Stephanie Wong. Along with May Chow, the six chefs will present a curated dinner menu of eight off-menu dishes, replete with Perrier-Jouët champagne and drinks pairings, and unique performances by local performing arts talent—all for the night of August 29 only for just 50 lucky guests.
Priced at HK$2,888, the event's last remaining tickets are available exclusively at Tatler Unlisted, where groups of 2 or 4 can book a coveted spot at this special annual celebration of gastronomy. Click here to buy your tickets now.