Hottie of the week: Sikander Rizvi

It was purr at first sight when we saw the owner of Xander’s Cafe.

October 29, 2012

Status: Undisclosed

Birthday: Undisclosed

Horoscope: Undisclosed

Who is he?

It was purr at first sight when we saw restaurateur Sikander Rizvi — owner of Xander’s Cafe — at the launch of his cafe in 2010. Our delectable hottie, with chiselled features courtesy his French heritage, is the son of Florence Villiers, who basically gets a thousand prayer emails everyday for opening our taste buds to succulent dishes of France through Cafe Flo. Sikander, also known as Xander among comrades and loved ones, manages an intimate 600-square foot cafe tucked away in a cosy corner of Ensemble boutique. Even though he is a food lover by choice and a restaurant owner by profession, his main aim on this planet seems to be to make us melt into a gooey mush with his chocolate boy looks and divine culinary skills.

Why he’s droolworthy

Have you ever dreamed of waking up to the aroma of freshly made crepe and an exotic concoction named after you? Well if you have a Sikander at home, you may be one of the lucky few who can actually urge him to make a drink or a dish with ingredients denoting aspects of your personality. The restaurant owner who “went to hospitality school in Switzerland and worked in hotels in South Africa and Amsterdam” has all the skills up his sleeve to swirl up a mix and make your heart swoon with sugar and spice and everything nice. Here’s a tid bit served in hot sauce for all those who are taking notes: Sikander loves Japanese food and hates Mongolian cuisines. So anyone who knows how to cook Japanese meals that sound more like martial arts tricks than food, must take our their pans and stir some Japanese perfection to win this foodie’s heart.

Things you didn’t know about him

With his culinary expertise and his good looks, Sikander is a trophy chef everyone wants to take home. He will cook for you on the days you don’t feel your best (six days a week at least we’d say). Surprises will be deliciously unpredictable because this bloke knows how to take something ‘meh’ to level aa-wait for it-mazing with magic fingers.    Warning: He could come off as a mama’s boy and the saddest part is our mamas tell us to stay away from that type. You need tissues?

Published in The Express Tribune, Ms T, October 26th, 2012.

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Anthony Permal | 10 years ago | Reply

You spelt 'Please marry me I'm desperate' wrong.

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