In the series of introducing new chefs, today I’m gonna introduce you the chef who renovated the menu of Olivo‘s restaurant at Radisson Blu Martinez Hotel Beirut.
1- How did you decide to be a chef?
A: I was not planning to become a chef, it just happened, it was by accident.
2- Who are your teachers? Who inspired you?
A: I am a self motivated chef, my teenage experience inspired me to become the chef I am today.
When I was a teenager I was living in India and one day I visited a hotel restaurant, got inspired and fascinated with the food and the delicious presentation then decided I want to become an international chef.
3- Were you always cooking the same type of culinary? Or it changed from one country to another?
A: No, I am a multi skilled chef and I like to always explore different types of culinary. And yes, my cooking style definitely changes whenever I change a country. I get inspired by the country traditional food and techniques as well as the special ingredients and secret recipes that each and every region has.
4- What is the kitchen tool that you can’t live without?
A: knife, peeler and hand blender are definitely essential to me.
5- What characterizes your cuisine?
A: It’s a Mediterranean Cuisine with specialty in some dishes and appetizers like the Char grilled
Asparagus and Aubergine rolls that have a unique taste.
6- What’s your favorite dessert?
A: Rasgulla; it’s a cheese-based, syrupy dessert popular in India, the dish is made from ball-shaped dumplings cooked in light syrup made of sugar.
7- What advice can you give for the housewives who are inspired by your style of cookery?
A: Just follow the recipes and cook your dishes with all your heart, by putting a little of your own taste in it.
Did you try Olivo’s new menu?
What is your favorite dish?