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What’s on the menu at Canis, a new bistro serving rustic Canadiana

By Renée Suen| Photography by Renée Suen
What's on the menu at Canis, a new bistro serving rustic Canadiana

Name: Canis Neighbourhood: Trinity Bellwoods Contact: 746 Queen St. W., 416-203-3317, canisrestaurant.com
Previously: One of a Kind Pasta Chef and Owner: Jeff Kang (Bosk)

The food

Casual fine dining that highlights seasonal Canadian ingredients (Kang calls it “bistronomy”). The dinner-only menu includes snacks (oysters, house-cured meat, cauliflower falafel), starters (beef tartare, ricotta-stuffed pasta, foie gras) and more substantial dinner plates, like a whole roasted and dry-aged duck for two.

Complimentary sourdough bread from Clarke's, served with fresh cheese and chimichurri, and butter with chives, and an order of house-cured lonza ($9).
Sourdough bread from Clarke’s, served with fresh cheese and chimichurri; butter with chives; and an order of house-cured lonza ($9).

 

Heirloom tomato salad: Vicki's Veggies' cherry tomatoes, baby red plums, fermented tomato juice, lemon verbena oil and lemon thyme. $17.
Heirloom tomato salad: Vicki’s Veggies’ cherry tomatoes, baby red plums, fermented tomato juice, lemon verbena oil and lemon thyme. $17.

 

Beef tartare with white anchovies, sunflower seeds, garlic aïoli, potato chips, watercress, mustard and parsley. Dusted with kale powder. $18.
Beef tartare with white anchovies, sunflower seeds, garlic aïoli, potato chips, watercress, mustard and parsley. Dusted with kale powder. $18.

 

Two pieces of foie gras with apple marmalade, apple crumble, green apple and walnut streusel. $22.
Two pieces of foie gras with apple marmalade, apple crumble, green apple and walnut streusel. $22.

 

The duck for two is carved table side, and served with onion purée and wheat berries cooked in duck stock. $59.
The duck for two is carved tableside and served with onion purée and wheat berries cooked in duck stock. $59.

 

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Here's a closer look.
Here’s a closer look.

 

Sour cherry sorbet, whipped almond milk, macerated cherries, white chocolate and almond crumble. $7.
Sour cherry sorbet, whipped almond milk, macerated cherries, white chocolate and almond crumble. $7.
The drinks

Three large-format beers (right now, a trio of Beau’s bottles) and a rotating selection of organic wines, some of which are available by the glass.

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The space

The austere, 28-seat room is decked out primarily with concrete, wood and leather.

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Here's Kang in the open kitchen.
Here’s Kang in the open kitchen.

 

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