Monday, March 27, 2017

The Alinea Restaurant's Awards and Recognition


Amin Andy Lakha is a graduate of the University of Illinois who applies his expertise in the tea estate and investment sectors. Currently, Amin Andy Lakha serves as the CEO and principal at Lakha Investments Company in Bellevue, Washington. Outside of his professional responsibilities, Mr. Lakha enjoys micro gastronomy and the Alinea restaurant.

The Alinea restaurant is a renowned eatery located on North Halsted in Chicago, Illinois. Recently renovated in 2016, the restaurant has 64 total seats and can accommodate tables of two, four, or six people. Patrons have the choice of sitting in three different settings; the Gallery, the Salons, or the Kitchen Table.

Alinea specializes in modernist cuisine and has been awarded with numerous accolades under chef and co-owner Grant Achatz. In addition to recognition as a Michelin Guide three start restaurant, Alinea was ranked number 15 in the San Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants in 2016. Moreover, the James Beard Foundation named Alinea an Outstanding Restaurant in The United States in 2016. Other accolades include honors and awards from Food and Wine, Restaurant Magazine, Chicago Reader, Zagat Guide and Forbes among many others.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Shadow Creek - A Golf Oasis


The CEO of Lakha Investments LLC, in Bellevue, Washington, Amin Andy Lakha enjoys playing golf in his free time. Amin Andy Lakha’s favorite courses include Shadow Creek, located not far north of Las Vegas.

A world-class golf oasis in the middle of a barren desert, Shadow Creek made major waves at the time of construction. Today, this brainchild of casino developer Steve Wynn continues to attract players from around the world. 

In some ways, Shadow Creek is the perfect extension of the madness that characterizes Las Vegas. Wynn decided to build it in the mid-1980s, purportedly after a Japanese businessman lost several million dollars at the Mirage. He chose a 350-acre site and hired Tom Fazio to design the layout.

According to rumors, Wynn told Fazio that he wanted waterfalls, lakes, exotic birds, and hundreds of types of trees on the course. The final product is not far off from these lofty demands, though it remains heavily guarded by a tall fence that blocks any views until players come inside. Photography is forbidden among players, and even the airspace above is protected by the presence of a nearby military base. Despite the mystery, the course ranked among the top 10 in the world within years of the completion of construction.