Finally, I have crossed Edulis off my list. It has been on my list for awhile and saving it for a special occasion. I took Jeff here for his birthday.
Edulis is Latin for edible, the restaurant is owned and operated by a husband and wife duo whom each had a spot in the Toronto restaurant scene before they opened Edulis in 2012.
The European-influenced menu is ever-changing daily, focusing on seasonal and local foraged ingredients. The restaurant itself is very small, with maybe 30 maximum seats.
Reservations are highly a must, especially when truffle season is around – why? They have a menu for black truffle and the rare (and more expensive) white truffle. Other than that, you can choose between a 5- or 7-course menu (carte blanche) where each dish is a surprise. Do mention any allergies or dietary restrictions, as you are essentially in the hands of the kitchen.
Sockeye tuna with artichoke and pine nuts.
Arctic char with corn husk, grit, basil and chanterelle.
Sea bream with summer beans.
Rabbit cooked four different ways.
Dessert is Ontario peach sorbet. They also gave us cake with rum, but rum was doused on the cake. So good. When it came to dessert, here is where they really paid attention to their patrons. I don’t remember whether I noted the reservation was for a birthday when I made it online. So when our server brought out his sorbet with a candle, it was definitely a nice touch. Impeccable.
Each dish was delicious, with the exception of rabbit. We were not expecting to eat rabbit. While it was my first time trying rabbit, I wasn’t too adverse from it — taste a bit like chicken, but does have it’s own distinct taste. Jeff was a little turned off by it.
Currently sitting at #8 in Canada’s 100 best restaurant, Edulis was not pretentious nor treated us different for being the youngest two people in the room that night. It’s like you’re at someone’s home and they are genuinely wanting to cook for you.
169 Niagara St.