American Dream
AD Architectural Digest India|September 2019
American Dream
Chef Alex Sanchez Is Back In Mumbai With His New Restaurant, Americano, The Debut Project Of Site Practice Architects
Rajashree BalaRam

Growing up, Alex Sanchez dreamt of becoming a chef—or a comedian. Though food eventually won out, his sense of humour has been terrifically handy through his stints in the high-pressure environments of the world’s best kitchens (including the Michelin-starred French Laundry, La Folie and Coi—all in California).

Sanchez confesses that a good hold on comic timing is also what kept him sane through the making of his own restaurant, Americano, in Kala Ghoda. “Some weeks before we opened [in February], the ceiling erupted with a gush of water,” he says. He details the disaster before dropping the punchline: “Just a couple of hours before all that, a bunch of eunuchs had been at our door, extorting money and blessing us.”


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September 2019