Restaurant – Hot Spots
Dig into these wave-making restaurants from some culinary heavyweights.
The Greek by Anatoli — Vancouver
A west-end hotspot, the Greek by Anatoli is the product of second-generation restaurateurs building on their family’s long-standing Anatoli Souvlaki. Its menu, full of delectable mezze, puts a modern spin on classics and is complemented by a flavour-packed cocktail list.
Être Avec Toi — Montreal
Fashion meets function at the W Montreal’s latest culinary addition, Être Avec Toi. The space is generously adorned throughout with conversation-starting street art that sets a lively tone for the succulent shareable seafood by chef Alan Ashkinaze. www.etreavectoi.com
Alimento — Los Angeles
Alimento’s owner and chef Zach Pollack pays tribute to hearty Italian fare through his intelligent interpretation of its culinary traditions. Ingredients are local. Plates are meant for sharing. It’s as unpretentious and satisfying as this L.A. restaurant’s modern-meets-rustic décor.
M — London
English restaurateur Martin Williams has gone big with latest culinary venture, M. The London venue features not one but two restaurants, a cocktail bar, a wine-tasting room and private dining and event spaces. The food? A protein paradise.
Café Royalty — Cadiz
A night at Café Royalty is like stepping into a time machine. As its name suggests, this Cádiz restaurant romances the elegance of classic Spanish high-society with a menu — bursting with fresh seafood, meat and veggies — fit for a king and queen.
La Sirena — New York
La Sirena puts an end to the over 10-year wait for Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich’s next gastro venture. This spacious trattoria has fired up its kitchen in the Maritime Hotel, serving a broad continental Italian menu and a sweeping cocktail list from its massive 38-seat bar.