Dreams fascinate me as I interact with individuals such as Alan. It seems he is fixing a hybrid self in the middle of his mammoth task in a journey he set out with no preconceptions, and never realising the height he reached and continue to stay unchallenged. At the same time his desires are high on using technology to conquer the impossible for this industry. It doesn’t matter where his route guides him, Alan remains one of the ultimate and priceless gifts of restaurant industry, which I am blessed to be part of.

The author is a London-based restaurateur,who owns the Rasa chain of restaurants