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MEET CHEF ALEXIS!
Theodore Alexander Fouros (Alexis)
was born on a small Greek island in
the Ionian Sea. His knowledge of
Greek cuisine began cooking
with his mother, his aunts, and his
grandmother. After graduating
from the Naval Academy and serving
in the Royal Greek Navy, he moved to
Montreal to attend McGill University
In 1971, Alexis moved to New York
where he worked for the renowned
Seafare of the Aegean while attending
graduate classes at Columbia University.
He opened his first restaurant,
Theodoros, in 1974 and a year later became
involved with another Greek restaurant,
Hydra. In 1979, he opened Tycoon where
he hired a French chef who taught him
French cuisine and Alexis taught the
French chef how to cook Greek food.
Alexis takes a decidedly global approach
to cooking but no matter how creative he
becomes, his Greek roots shine through.
A peak into Alexis' kitchen is a look into
a world of food and wine, laughter and
music. Alexis has been likened to a French
perfumier, often called "the nose" for his
ability to balance herbs and spices in his
very unique Alexis Greek cuisine.