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BY LAURA BEESTON PHOTOGRAPHY: ARASH MOALLEMI Moss, lichen, hay. They’re elements you’d expect to see during a walk in nature. But what if they were on your dinner plate? Would you be adventurous en...

Actinolite Restaurant, Toronto. Colt's Foot flowers and wild ginger jelly. ©Loralei R. Byatt

Actinolite Restaurant, Toronto. The centerpiece of maple flowers was our appetizer. ©Loralei R. Byatt

Actinolite Restaurant, Toronto. This is candy! Toffee coated in chocolate and mushroom powder and topped with toasted lichen. The lichen added such an interesting flavor—tasted like lichen smells. ©Loralei R. Byatt

Actinolite Restaurant, Toronto. Sweetbreads with garlic mustard. ©Loralei R. Byatt