Thursday, 18 May 2017

Trip to Stittsville

Off we went to Stittsville, to buy a new comforter. It was an adventure. We ended up with a taupe-coloured plain thing.
Perth and Highway #10, were pretty busy, for a Monday morning! The dandelions were glorious!


Still some flooding.



Lunch at Cabotto's

  • 1868 – It was Kemp’s Tavern, a hotel and tavern, for travelers who passed by on horses.
  • 1871 – The tavern was closed due to the railroad, people began to travel by train. It became a base for construction projects such as the railways and the cutting and hauling of wood for wood-burning locomotives. 
  • 1910 – Bought by a young physician from Carp for a country estate named ‘Burlingame Farm’. 
  • 1911 – It was sold again. 
  • 1919 – It became a farm for milk and cattle.
  • 1926 – Hydro was installed. 
  • 1978 – It became CafĂ© Luigi’s.
  • 1982 – The Chequers restaurant opened. 
  • 1985 –  The building was designated under the Ontario Heritage Act. 
  • 1998  – It became Kemp’s Steakhouse
  • May 2003, Vincenzo Pucci bought it and began a new chapter in the buildings history by moving his long established Cabotto’s Restaurant to the building.
It was a lovely lunch, served by a nice young man who'd worked there for 14 years! We were the only patrons, which was nice, until a group were served in the other part of the first floor.



10 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

Cabottos has always looked like a nice place, but I have assumed that it is beyond our usual price range. When we're eating down that way, we are drawn to Swiss Chalet, which I suppose amounts to only about 4x per year, so it's not like it gets old for us. Not everyone's cuppa though.

Kay said...

Oh wow! That looks very fancy. I hope your comforter will be comfy and warm. We haven't used a comforter since we moved to Hawaii.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
What a chequered history for that place... and a shame not busy - but then I suppose a Monday lunch is not likely to be busy anywhere... At least it looks sunny! YAM xx

Nancy J said...

Cabotto's, beautiful inside , and lovely grounds outside. Lots of the journey's photos, where is the new purchase? Hope it will keep you warm if you get a few more colder nights.

William Kendall said...

That restaurant looks inviting.

DUTA said...

The picture of the tricycle reminds me of my own cares. I cannot ride mine as the cycle lanes on the pavements are being invaded by electric bike riders and the police does nothing about it.(According to law, an e-bike rider should be at least 16 years old and ride his e-bike only off road).

Red said...

Good to see things are drying out.

Nora said...

What a wonderful place, thanks for sharing, I always like to peek in here and see what is up.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful road trip. So much to see here.

Lowcarb team member said...

Looks like you had a very good trip.

All the best Jan