4150 Yonge St, Toronto, 416-222-2220 www.aubergedupommier. Com CUISINE: French DRINKS: Full Bar.
SERVING: Lunch, Dinner; closed Sun PRICE RANGE: $$$$
NEIGHBORHOOD: North of York Mills.
This sophisticated French restaurant offers an impressive menu including a 5-course tasting menu (highly recommended).
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The wine list is quite impressive. Favorites include: Foie gras mousse and Quail & Lobster.
At weekends during the summer months, the picturesque little harbour hums to the sound of marine engines as trip boats, diving and pleasure craft run to and from the islands. Every day between Easter and october, the trip boats ferry many hundreds ofvisitors out to the Farne Islands, including large parties of ornithologists and groups of school children. Over the years, a considerable degree of ill feeling has developed between some trip boat skippers and the general diving fraternity at Seahouses. Surprisingly, very little of it has come from full-time fishermen, although they certainly resent divers removing shellfish from the sea. A change in the law, preventing divers from removing more than one lobster per boat, has finally eased the situation. Attempts have been made in the past to ban visitors, and divers in particular, from launching their boats from the privately-owned harbour at Seahouses, but the revenue they bring in helps towards its upkeep. The slipway offered at the harbour is concrete but runs onto a small sandy beach. Most of the sand is usually firm but at low tide and especially spring tides, the sand bottom gives way to horrible, gooey, foul-smelling mud, in which trailers and cars can sink down to their axles and from which suction makes it impossible to extract anything. On most evenings during the summer, Seahouses harbour is full of fishing boats, trip boats and pleasure craft, making it a very picturesque and photogenic scene. The slipway in Seahouses harbour is closed during the winter months and re-opens at Easter until october.