2016 JOANNE KATES 100 BEST RESTAURANTS

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#6 Edulis

Edulis

The tiny perfect resto keeps getting better. They offer two ever-changing tasting menus — five courses for $65 or seven courses for $85. The cosy room, thanks to host Tobey Nemeth’s kind confidence, is as luscious as the welcome. And the food: Chef Michael Caballo’s cooking is elaborate, complex and ever more delicate, from house-made crusty bread with Quebec farmhouse butter to house-preserved fruit. One day chef barely kisses bonito with charcoal, adds flash-fried potato crisps, smoked potato pure, wild onions, and sauce of bone marrow with red wine. Yum! Tender surf clam with shaved fresh porcini comes in barely brown butter dashi and cedar oil. Baby lamb shoulder has a hint of mint in shaved carrots, grape sauce, raisin pure. If dessert is their own preserved apricots with bergamot sabayon and buffalo yogurt in a fragile tart, close your eyes and inhale heaven. This is a kitchen that worships the seasons and seduces with skill.


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

  • Chef: Michael Caballo
  • Cuisine: Seafood,French,Spanish
  • Cost of dinner for two: $170
  • Hours: Wed. to Sun. 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Sun. 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Reservations: Yes
  • Meals served: Lunch, dinner
  • Veggie-friendly:
  • Wines available: 100+
  • BYOB?: Yes
  • Corkage fee: $35
  • Patio: Yes
  • Private party area: Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • CC accepted: Yes
  • Parking: Street parking, Green P nearby
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