Coming Soon to Kitsilano- AnnaLena
New Restaurant Opening soon on West 1st Ave
AnnaLena, the highly anticipated first restaurant from former Oakwood chef Mike Robbins and FOH veteran Jeff Parr (formerly of The Oakwood, currently on the floor at Chambar) is nearly finished, and is set to open to the public next Tuesday.
The 65-seat establishment, which was previously Kits Daily Kitchen at 1809 W 1st Ave, will offer a fantastic food and drink menu to go along with their charismatic decor.
The food concept will follow what we’ve come to expect from Robbins, which is to say Modern Canadian comfort. Items include a pickle brine fried chicken with horseradish maple aioli; mussels in a garlic and fermented fennel broth with smoke essence; uni chowder with lobster tail and garlic butter mirepoix; and mashed potato chips with sweet and sour sauce. All very inventive, fun, and presumably delicious.
What’s in a name? AnnaLena is an honorific combining the two first names of Robbins’ two grandmothers. Awww…