Exploding onto the scene, Corso has been one of the most popular restaurants in Edmonton for quite some time and because of their popularity, reservations are few and difficult to obtain (and for good reason!). Open only from 5-11PM on Tuesday to Sunday, Corso has a very modern and comfortable atmosphere. You are LITERALLY almost touching shoulders with neighbouring diners from adjacent tables, close enough to engage in some friendly conversation. Having visited once before (and absolutely loving it!), I had high expectations for this visit. Corso has some of the most flavorful food I have ever tasted (I realize how bold that statement is, but I mean it!). Their use of fresh ingredients and modern fine dining style has put them atop Edmonton's food scene.
|Arancini rice balls|
First to the table were the arancini (deep fried risotto rice balls). These were crisp on the outside and wonderfully creamy on the inside, filled with roasted cauliflower, mascarpone, and fontina cheese. Definitely one of my favorite things of the night.
|Ricotta & Black Truffle Ravioli|
The ricotta & black truffle ravioli ($21) was topped with panfried brussle sprout leaves and parmigiano reggiano cheese. The house made pasta was cooked al dente, with the perfect amount of bite. The truffle was the star of the sauce, without being overwhelming. I could barely restrain myself from licking the plate clean. On our last visit, we tried the buccatini with a tomato-based sauce, which was equally delicious. I am looking forward to trying more of Corso's pasta creations on my next visit.
|Olive oil Confit Potatoes|
|Vanilla Panna Cotta|
The service was nothing special, but it was nice to see that my glass was always full. If interested in going to Corso 32, book your reservations early (up to 2 months in advance) if you are looking to go between the peak hours of 6:30 -8:00PM. The prices at Corso are very reasonable for the quality of food you receive. The atmosphere is great and the food is even better!
Pick of the Night: Arancini rice balls