#5 Edulis


Why does it book a month out? Because Chef Michael Caballo just gets better. His food is elaborate, complex and ever more delicate, from house-made crusty bread with farmhouse butter to house-preserved fruit. Big eye snapper is raw, with a cloud of olive oil and potato puree. Wild striped bass is uber-juicy, a symphony of sweet and savoury its backdrop. The tenderest quail I‘ve ever tasted is in warm terrine with porcini mushrooms and foie gras, a veritable meat symphony. Duck three ways is fork-tender charcoal’d breast, white sausage with pork, and pulled wing meat — each dish with it own deep yet fine sauce. Dessert is Niagara peaches in a toast cloud atop tonka bean cream like deep satin. And that’s one night’s menu! They no longer do a la carte. Instead they offer two ever-changing tasting menus — five courses for $50 or seven courses for $70. The cozy room, thanks to host Tobey Nemeth’s kind confidence, is as luscious as the welcome.

  • Edulis
  • 169 Niagara St., Toronto (map)
  • 416-703-4222
  • www.edulisrestaurant.com

  • Chef: Michael Caballo
  • Cuisine: French,Spanish
  • Cost of dinner for two: $130
  • Hours: Wed. to Sun. 6 p.m. to late, Sun. 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Reservations: Yes
  • Meals served: Lunch, dinner
  • Veggie-friendly: On request
  • Wines available: 50+
  • BYOB?: Yes
  • Corkage fee: $25
  • Patio: Yes
  • Private party area: Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • CC accepted: Yes
  • Parking: Street parking, Green P nearby
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