Kissa Tanto, a review

Italian-Japanese cuisine. Yes, you read that correctly. These two seemingly widely separate cuisines actually share a lot of common ground in their use of simple, seasonal ingredients. The 80 seat Kissa Tanto was conceived by Tannis Ling and chef Joel Watanabe in 2016. It’s tucked up on the second floor at 263 East Pender Street, an ungentrified end of Chinatown in Vancouver. …

AnnaLena, a review

AnnaLena, at 1809 West 1st Avenue in Vancouver, is Chef Michael Robbins baby. Named after his two grandmothers, it’s an intimate 60+ seat space with a cooking style he describes on his website as, “Modern Canadian cooking, heavily influenced by the Pacific Northwest”. Recently listed as one of Canada’s Top 100 Restaurants in 2016 and one of Vancouver’s best new restaurants in …