The weather was gorgeous for our May 24 weekend! In Canada, we celebrate Victoria Day with a holiday on the Monday prior to May 24, Queen Victoria’s birthday. For most, it’s the unofficial start of summer, being the first long weekend when seasonal businesses reboot, campers bring out their tents and RV’s, and cottagers open up their summer vacation homes.
It’s early enough that the weather can still be unpredictable here. We are often disappointed by a cool rainy Victoria Day weekend. However, that was not the case this year. The weather was absolutely perfect!
Our daughter and son-in-law have been visiting from Colorado, so we delighted in the opportunity to introduce them to our Hideaway. Originally, we had planned to spend the entire weekend up there with both of our fifth-wheel trailers. Unexpected mechanical difficulties prevented that, so we just took our rig up for one night. It was cozy with four adults and two dogs in a 21.5-foot trailer, but we spent most of the time outside and got along just fine!
While we were in the area, we enjoyed a visit to the village of Thornbury. It was lovely to walk along the waterfront and enjoy the water.
A new restaurant has just opened in the heart of Thornbury, so we decided to check it out for lunch. It’s located right on the corner of the main intersection of the village and aptly named The Corner.
For many years, the building housed a Chinese restaurant. When the previous owners retired in 2015, a couple who had enjoyed the area for years bought the building; restored it; and with the help of a local restaurant manager, opened the new restaurant. While the whole place feels fresh and new, some features of the original structure have been saved.
There is a nicely done, casual feel to the place that I think will be a good fit for the area. Art work reflects the water and fishing in the area.
The food is good, homemade, and locally sourced. Our server was very helpful in guiding me to gluten-free choices.
Our table started off with poutine. I didn’t even ask about eating it. There are so many places for potential gluten there!
Charlie enjoyed the Buffalo Chicken Wrap.
Someone else had fish and chips.
I went for my usual salad with meat on it. The beat salad came with candied walnuts. I inquired as to whether or not they were gluten-free, and fortunately they were. I don’t like when an important component of a dish has to be left out to make it gluten-free. As it was, the blending of goat cheese, candied walnuts, and beets was a beautiful combination of flavours.
A large room at the back has lots of windows and is available for groups to meet.
We finished off with coffee and enjoyed the village a little more before heading back to our Hideaway.