…After being dismissed from a past job for looking the other way while his manager cooked the books and later wrangled out of his own restaurant partnership, Chef Gregg thought he’d hit rock bottom. That is, until a close confidant whom he had mentored from a young age – having towed him along through his career as a dependable right hand – was paralyzed in a car accident along with another friend who was killed. His world became dark, as he receded into a cloister of insulation, barely seeing the light of day for five long months.
As they say, it’s always darkest before the dawn. In 2004, Chef Gregg took the reins at the Anaba Tea Room, bringing a vision that paired local and scratch-made dishes with the restaurant’s wide array of teas, along with a previously missed insight to feature Asian techniques and ingredients.
The ownership at Anaba has, likewise, fed into his zeal to create authentic Asian flavors by sending him on exploratory missions to the likes of China and Vietnam. He has returned with an honest approach to simple cooking and a reverence for the culinary process that involves, first and foremost, ensuring that his customers like his food…
Hey fellow Milwaukee tumblr users, Anaba is a lesser-known lunch/dinner place in Shorewood. It is awesome. Lunch consists of tea sandwiches/salads but thee new fall dinner menu is much more extensive and it’s best yet. It was just voted “Best Tea Room” by Shepard Express- come here before it’s really discovered!