Down a side street just off busy and hip King Street West lies Edulis, a modest neighbourhood bistro in looks but a power – house of fine dining in execution. Devotees border on cultish—and this loyalty has not waned one bit since the restaurant opened in 2012. Part of the reason is that husband-and-wife team Michael Caballo and Tobey Nemeth—both owners, both chefs—are devoted to making everything from scratch. Or, failing that, procuring it from the best sources. The chefs’ culinary passions are strictly Western European. Sometimes the focus falls on France, as with their exquisite special-order canard à la presse. More often, though, inspiration comes from Spain—say, with charcoal grilled clams accompanied by artichokes, jamón Ibérico and ajo blanco. Their tried-and-true five and seven-course tasting menu format features enough daily inspiration to keep things fresh and lively, and a special truffle menu—for white and black seasons—is a hot ticket. The short but well-curated wine list is angled to the Old World, and rounded out by a small but intriguing selection of Champagnes. The mood is always convivial.