Within a year's time, chef Caballo's French and Spanish influenced cooking, combined with the restaurant's vision and philosophy, has won the hearts of many; Edulis was named the #1 Best New Restaurant in Canada for 2012 from EnRoute Magazine, as well as being listed as one of Canada's 50 Best Restaurants from Macleans Magazine.
My friends and I went to Edulis two Fridays ago. We opted for the $50 Carte Blanche menu. We also added a couple of truffle dishes along the way as well as a cheese board at the end.
RED FIFE BOULE
LIGHTLY SMOKED HERRING "A L'HUILE"
Served with dijon potatoes
B.C. SIDESTRIPE SHRIMP CEVICHE
FOIE GRAS AND POTATO TART ($35)
Black Truffle & Mache Salad, Verjus Vinaigrette
OREGON NATIVE WHITE TRUFFLES ($16)
Cele "risotto", Sea Urchin Bottarga, Marrow Toast
PORCINI MUSHROOMS, FOIE GRAS, DUCK CONSOMME
Roasted Onions, Black Trumpets, Pine Nut Purée
ROASTED RABBIT SADDLE
Braised Shoulder, Pulses, Hedgehog Mushrooms
SOMA CHOCOLATE POT DE CREME
Salted Caramel Mousse
Edulis is such a warm and cozy space, and its food matches its atmosphere perfectly. With the Carte Blanche option, several dishes were served in large, enameled cast-iron casseroles, which I think really showcases the beauty and granduer of what's being served in them. Being Chinese, seeing these large dishes on the table felt really "homey" to me (since Chinese cuisine is always served family-style!) The dish that really stood out for me that evening was the smoked herring in oil - cured and smoked in-house, the herring, in between layers of sliced onions and carrots, and topped with a very generous amount of sunflower oil, was truly delicious. I haven't had anything like it before. Other favourites of mine (besides their addictive home-baked bread) were the B.C shrimp ceviche, the white truffles dish, the roasted rabbit saddle, and the Soma chocolate pot de creme. Edulis also has, in my opinion, one of the best (if not the best) cheese selection in the city. Make sure you order a glass of port / sherry with the cheese and I guarantee it will make your night! All in all, I had a great meal at Edulis. One thing I need to point out is if you want to have their Carte Blanch menu, be prepared to stay awhile; we were there for close to 4.5 hours!