Chef Alessandro Bechini is the new Italian Chef at Sheraton Grand Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway. To taste his dishes head over to Bene for a true Italian feast. In conversation with Explocity.
In Tuscany, Italy. There is a place between Florence and Pisa called, “Valdinievole”.
I’m not good at keeping resolutions hence I don’t make any!
Curiosity. From a very young age, I’ve been very curious about all that is happening in and around the house. I was an attentive kid and helped my mother and grandmother around the house.
I started off in a local restaurant closer to my home as a dishwasher. This was in 1980 when I was 15 years old. I worked on Saturday evenings and Sundays for lunch.
Both have its own charm; in a way it’s connected to each other. I prefer both. If I have to choose one, cooking it is.
Yes, absolutely. But when we work abroad, we often need to compromise. This is usually because we can’t source original ingredients.
I’m not just an Italian by birth but also love indulging in true Italian dishes such as Pizza, Pasta, Gelato, and all kinds of meat, seafood and vegetables. As well as rapidly and simply grilled, Mediterranean way, extra virgin olive oil is a must.
There is no such dish, which I could call least favorite.
Since November 1st2017. I have just moved in, it’s been a little over two months.
Yes, I like the greenery and the weather feels like home.