EDO Tapas & Wine

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Neon Feast contributor Arlene Wszalek was among numerous survey participants who love EDO, for what she calls “brilliant food, imaginatively presented, [at] criminally reasonable prices. She went on to call the 10-course tasting menu, currently priced at $89, as “one of the best deals in town.”

That tasting menu is strong testimony to the remarkable range of chef Oscar Amador Edo, a Barcelona native. It includes such dishes as Peruvian baby scallops with fermented tomato water, foie gras terrine with binchotan-smoked baby corn, tempura squash blossoms with wild boar ragu and sherry-braised short ribs with leek and cabbage ravioli. There’s a vegetarian version, too.

Step away from it, though, and the choices don’t get any less interesting. There’s a beef tartare, but also a green tartare of zucchini and avocado with pistachio vinaigrette. Or indulge in suckling pig terrine with braised artichokes, shallots and salsify. The less-adventurous can satisfy themselves with three varieties of pan con tomate or Spanish risotto with wild mushrooms and Manchego. And vegans have such choices as Artichoke Tres Texturas (puree, confit and chips) or roasted celery root with truffle vinaigrette.

Fun Fact: EDO is short for “extra day off.”

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