With its exposed wood structure, brick walls, iron and steel furniture, marble and wood tabletops, this new space smacks with authenticity. In the centre of the room, the food display counter is the main attraction. It is flanked by two other cases—one a wine cellar, the other for aging meats—and a cheese counter. All the products on sale can be sampled at the adjacent bistro tables or the counter-island where patrons can sit. From the traditional pattern of the black and white mosaic tile floor to the wood ceiling bathed in light from projectors perched on the beams, everything about the ambiance is polished. Hanging chandeliers provide an old-world touch that completes the nod to nostalgia. The jury swooned over the warmth and inviting nature of the space, noting that the structure and interior elements did not overpower but rather served to enhance the food, the true star of the establishment. This sumptuous bistro-market channels the soul of an authentic Italian food market, and the visual (as well as culinary) feast is an invitation to linger… and return!