Now that Labor Day has passed, we’re really counting down the days until Greenwich Wine & Food, one of our favorite food events of the year. Leading up the festival, we’ve caught up with some of the chefs that have been named this year’s Innovative Chefs by Serendipity Magazine. This week, get to know Constantine Kalandranis, chef-owner of 8 North Broadway, 273 Kitchen in Harrison and 251 Lex in Mount Kisco.
FP: What are some of your guilty pleasures? We call them foodie pleasures, hence the name of our blog.
CK: For sure sardines out of the can on toast or on tomato (mayo works here). I also enjoy standing up and eating, not sitting….which is just not the same.
FP: Allen would agree with you on sardines! If you could get on a plane tomorrow and visit any place just for its food, where would it be?
CK: North Africa where our company Chef Hichem is from to try the amazing breads, couscous and crazy food combinations…exotic and pure!
FP: That would be an adventurous trip for sure! Outside of being a chef, what are some of your interests and hobbies?
CK: I’m definitely a big fan of hanging with the kids and wifey. Not much time for anything else but that is just fine by me.
FP: What is the one item in the kitchen that you can’t do without?
CK: My team! Any tool is replaced by an awesome group of hardworking talent.
FP: Great answer! What three words would your friends and family use to describe you?
CK: Quiet, patient and nuts.
FP: We’ve heard from other chefs that sometimes being “nuts” in the kitchen is not a bad thing at all! Thank you so much for your time. We look forward to seeing you at Greenwich Wine & Food in a few weeks!