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Kitchen Of Michael Anthony

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A BIT ABOUT THE CHEF


  • Early influences came from the memory of making chamella which is an Italian dessert with his grandmother.  He remembers eating the sweet dough raw.  She also made the best fried mozzarella. 


  • He is grateful for his Italian upbringing where food and family are central to life.  This is resonating more true now that Michael has twin children, Noah & Emma were born 2016..


  • Culinary role models throughout the years include: Nick Politti (Windsor, ON); Charlie Trotter (Chicago, USA);  Ferran Adria (Spain); Sergio Herman (Holland). 


  • As a child, he wanted to be a Formula 1 race car driver.  His mother was always concerned for his safety.  His father wanted him to always be proud of what he is doing which was echoed from his culinary education by another mentor, Chef Rainer.


  • Michael believes that his retirement, albeit  many years away, may focus on his love for racing cars and his new found affection for collecting and crafting watches.


  • In the kitchen, he likes side dishes over the mains.  He believes there can be more impact from their flavours.  On the menu, you'll find that protein dishes have specific accompaniments that the chef feels are its perfect match.


  • He has learned over the years, that the customer is paramount.  They are the life of the restaurant and the purpose for cooking.  He is grateful for the opportunity to share his passion with his guests. 


  • He is also active sharing knowledge and personal tips at the LCBO Roundhouse Centre in Windsor for tastings and cooking classes.


A BIT ABOUT KOMA


  • KOMA stands for Kitchen Of Michael Anthony.  While Anthony is the chef's middle name, he wanted to pay homage to his grandfather who's namesake he bears.














  • The intimate size of the dining room has its purpose.  It allows the chef to personally attend to each dish that comes out of the kitchen.  And it's only steps away to your table.  It allows us to get to know who you are.


  • Our atmosphere is a simple design so that the focus is on the guests and not the room.  The chef commissioned local artist, Dennis Bester, to develop the artwork to reflect the fusion mood of diversity.


  • We're excited to be in South Windsor where we know many of our guests can call us a neighbourhood favourite.  We're also easy to access from the region from EC ROW expressway.


  • We love being a part of our community by raising money and awareness for local charities through our KOMACares Fundraising Dinner Series.  Please learn more here.

This wall installation is a current snapshot of our restaurant life.  It consists of selectively changing prints showcased in re-purposed red stained frames in an interactive hallway, intended to inspire connection to our community through food. 


It is on display at The Kitchen Of Michael Anthony.

Installed, 2018.


OUR STORY.

" I WANT GUESTS OF KOMA TO FEEL LIKE THEY ARE AT MY HOME AS FRIENDS ENJOYING GOOD FOOD AND GREAT COMPANY.                      BECAUSE THAT'S EXACTLY HOW we see it."   CHEF MICHAEL ANTHONY

CHEF'S FAMILY PHOTO, CIRCA 1951, via riomolle, gallinaro, frosinone, ITALia

(L-R:  giulio muscedere, great uncle;  young girl; antonio corsi, grandfather; criscenzo carlesimo, family friend; francesco vozza, maternal great-grandfather