Owner Edin Pehilj of Garlic’s of London, known by his friends as “Edo”, has tirelessly navigated Garlic’s of London’s over-the-top success by bringing rural sensibility to the table through farm-oriented cuisine. Demonstrating his commitment to support local and sustainable food, Edo raised the roof even further with a temporary rooftop hive project to encourage customers to taste honey that may have been gathered from pollen in their own backyards.
Pehilj spent many years in the restaurant/service industry gaining an innovative edge on the scratch cooking concept with local and signature ingredients before leaving Yugoslavia, by way of Bavaria, Germany, almost 20 years ago. Pehilj did not speak a word of English when he arrived in Canada but by week seven was employed at Michael’s on the Thames.
Pehilj’s work ethic translates into the menu, in the dining room and the larger community believing that everything at the table matters – it’s the sum of its parts. His menus progress and change monthly to reflect high-quality seasonal availability and a network of farmers and culinary artisans that supply impeccable local ingredients. The cooking has a contemporary, rustic edge with made from scratch inspiration that includes local garlic in the pantry.
In Pehilj’s words, “New trends in food selection and preparation are emerging at a rapid pace, and that’s our focus; to source and prepare the healthiest and freshest foods possible.” The open kitchen combined with impeccable hospitality and Edo’s philosophy have culminated in an up tempo ambience dining area that is fresh, exuding sophistication and urbanity
When you dine at Garlic’s of London, you’ll be reminded of the 19th century quote, “It is not really an exaggeration to say that peace and happiness begin, geographically, where garlic is used in cooking.” X. Marcel Boulestin, chef, food writer (1878-1943)
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