Chef Michael Robbins will open the doors to his first restaurant, AnnaLena on Friday, March 13. Previously the chef of The Oakwood Canadian Bistro, Robbins has built a reputation for his obsession with craft and flavour, skillfully cooking food that is both satisfying and spectacular.
To open his new 65-seat eatery, Robbins has joined forces with former Oakwood colleague Jeff Parr, an industry veteran adept at overseeing the floor in some of Vancouver’s busiest and best-known rooms.
Named to honour Robbins’ two grandmothers for what they represent in his life, AnnaLena is about imagination, creativity and possibility.
Plates range from $5 to $36 inviting diners to mix and match creative dishes such as: 48 degree oysters, shaved foie gras, compressed apple, jalapeño mignonette; pickle brine fried chicken, horseradish maple aioli, dill powder; lamb roulade, house made ricotta, olive brined spinach, gnocchi lamb jus, xo sauce; and wagyu rump, roasted mushrooms, Jerusalem artichokes, mushy peas, natural jus. A tightly curated selection of desserts will also be on offer, featuring plates like: chocolate creme brulee, salted caramel, torn white cake and fermented cherries.
Visit the restaurant website for more information.