100 King St W, Toronto, ON M5X 1E1, Canada

+1 416-214-2252

CUISINE: Italian

DRINKS: Full Bar

SERVING: Lunch & Dinner; weekdays only PRICE RANGE: $$$$

NEIGHBORHOOD: Financial District

This upscale eatery offers a menu of seasonal Italian fare and sustainable seafood including handmade pasta, whole grilled fish, and locally raised beef. Favorites include: Caprese Bruschettone and Scallops with cauliflower puree.


Penda ordered that oswald’s head and hand be hacked off his corpse but St Aidan’s blessing appears to have been a powerful one: the hand was taken away to be enclosed in a silver casket and placed in Bamburgh Castle, where it remained for 400 years until, in the 11th century, the casket was stolen and taken to Peterborough. W hen it was opened, the hand was found to be in perfect condition. It was then decided that King oswald should be made a saint. Up until 1898, the Lord Crewe Trustees awarded one pound sterling – a small fortune for the local villagers – to the crew of the first boat to arrive at the scene of a shipwreck. It served as a real incentive to them to take to the sea in their small boats, while wrecksites themselves were also a very lucrative source of revenue. The castle, with its dungeon and medieval torture chamber, has now been adapted to give off the realistically terrifying screams of tortured prisoners and is well worth a visit. You can spend at least a couple of interesting hours just wandering around, taking in all the sights and sounds. Bamburgh village really consists of just one small main street, although as well as the castle, it does have another couple of sites worth seeing, such as the Grace Darling museum, which is on the left-hand side of the main road going west, 200 m out of the village towards Budle Bay. Here you can see relics from the SS Forfarshire, to which William Darling and Grace, keepers of the lighthouse, launched their heroic rescue from the Longstone Lighthouse (featured later in this blog). Also at the museum is the local Lizzie Porter self-righting lifeboat that was once stationed at Holy Island.

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