56 Edwards Village Blvd.
Corner at Edwards
A wine bar focused on artisan cheese, Eat! has a symbiotic relationship with next-door wine shop Drink! Folks can sit in the bright room and order all at once or a taste at a time. The beautiful setting, complete with great stemware, is not echoed in the menu prices.
The cuisine is both selective and seductive. Of course, hundreds of artisan cheeses make up the backbone of the menu. They can be had with bread and condiments or layered within the bruschetti assorti. Green salads, pate and cured meats round out the options. The lunchtime paninis are manageably decadent.
Any wine sold in the shop next door is available at the table, in addition to the more than 20 wines by the glass. The list is truly international, and reflect co-owner Pollyanna Forester’s quest to find the unknown deal and give it an audience.
Perusing the cheese case is a must, and might lead you to the slightly buttery and grassy Tomme de Crayeuse, or the pungent and addictive French Roquefort.
The antipasti platter enhances a selection of fromage with roasted peppers, olives, salamini and the best white anchovies this side of the Atlantic Ocean. The wine flights are a must. The red and white flights come in groups of threes, and always have some sort of theme.
Dish, a small-plate tapas restaurant, will open in late summer upstairs from Eat! and Drink!, completing the artisan product triptych. Chef Jenna Johansen is fanatical about using local, in-season produce.