Meet Ashwin Balani, Restaurateur

What does work mean to you?


Work is a dharma, a duty, a gift to be grateful for. To serve. To be kind. To be humble. To smile. To inspire. To dream. To advise. To love. To be in the moment. To do your best. To do better. To uplift. To Laugh. To live.


What Makes something a classic?


Classics transcend time. They’re elemental. A classic is a silhouette, a pair of pajamas, a pair of boots. Classic is Allen Edmonds.


What does a pair of boots say about a person's style?


A boot reflects one’s personal interests, a lifestyle, an identity. The boot comes in so many forms. It shows both utility and versatility. Have fun with your boots to express your style.


“My career is dedicated to hospitality and the art of service.”


—Ashwin Balani, Restaurateur