Whatsa Kissa Tanto?
I am enjoying a few days in lovely Vancouver Canada with my California BFF Claudia. And we have snow.
I would try to explain to you the stunning dinner we had tonight but there are no words or pictures to fairly describe it. Suffice it to say I will probably dream of this meal for the rest of my life and hope to good God if there’s a heaven, that pasta (yes, pasta) and that dessert (we ordered a second one in complete euphoric stupification) must surely be there.
The place is Kissa Tanto in Chinatown, up a staircase and into an interior of ‘raspberry-sherbet barstools and ice-blue walls (with a) time period hard to place but strongly suggestive of the 1960s.” (Pete Wells, NY Times food critic). The menu is described as a Japanese-Italian fusion. Kissa refers to Japanese jazz cafes of that time period and Tanto is Italian for ‘so much.’ Seems like an odd combination but be assured, it works here. Very amazingly well.
Too good to be described as mere “pasta.”