Originally from Apulia in southern Italy, Alessandro Grano's passion for food rose in the early days whilst accompanying his grandfather to the local food markets.
The differing smells, colours and shapes established in his mind early on that catering school was his only vocation. Teenage summers were spent cleaning seafood/shellfish before starting his career inLondon. He gained invaluable experience during his tenure at the Dorchester, the Ritz and the Four Seasons before landing the opportunity to become Head Chef at Androuet’s new flagship restaurant in London. The launch of London’s first Androuet cheese themed restaurant met every challenge and passion thrown into one for Alessandro. After 2 years since launch it has become a foodies paradise with rave reviews each week. Famous for his own adaptation of the cheese fondue, raclette and tartiflette, also you can see foie gras, truffles, amazing salads amongst the ever changing seasonal menus.
Androuet restaurant is based in the fashionable Old Spitalfields Market in London and sits next door to the House of Androuet, master cheese affineur , established inParisin 1909. We work directly with small producers around France and Europe and we follow the seasonality of the cheeses. We sell our cheeses to customers and to an enviable list of Michelin restaurants.