I have been meaning to try Edi and the Wolf for a long time now, but it’s just in a very inconvenient spot in the city for where I usually spend a lot of time. It’s on Avenue C and 7th Street. A great area for new restaurants, a bad area if you live in the Bronx.
My husband and a couple male friends (including my sister’s fiance) have formed “Pepper Club” as a chance for the boys to get together and eat peppers (which both my sister and I are allergic to). When they got out, us girls pick another place and enjoy a girl’s night out. So Edi & the Wolf was my pick.
The menu has some intriguing options, and I especially liked the entire section for “Schnitzel & Co.”
I also enjoyed that they have a special line to encourage #foodporn on instagram. (Though, sadly, the restaurant was very dark, making porn pictures a bit harder)
We began with a flatbread with candied onions, pickled mushroom, mozzarella and speck. The candied onion were fantastic on this and there was a great balance of flavor with the sweet onion, salty pickled mushrooms, creamy mozzarella, and bitter greens.
We tried the braised short rib with pearl onion, delicata squash, trumpet mushroom, and carrot. This was a hearty, winter dish with all the right flavors.
We also tried the spätzle with wild mushroom, zucchini, and poached egg. I heard this was a “must try” and I cannot disagree. Spaetzle is one of my favorite foods and this was an exceptional version.
We got a side of the brussels sprouts with bacon, apple, and toasted almonds. This was a GREAT brussels side. The sweetness of the apples with the salty and the char. It was all very, very good together.
For dessert we decided to split a piece of a chocolate torte. This was rich but not too rich and we savored every bite.
We really enjoyed our meal at Edi and the Wolf and I’m very glad I finally got to try it. It was worth the schlep to Avenue C and I would go back in a heartbeat.
Total Nom Points: 7.5 out of 10