My stay in Canada was hosted by my boyfriend’s wonderful family who stay in this small area of countryside near Ottawa. We made a stop on the Main Street of Vankleek Hill to have lunch at Vert Fourchette and look around the little shops before making our way to the city.
I had big plans for this cabinet… Until my lunch left me too full for cake!
Chicken & Bacon Wrap with Quinoa Salad
Chicken, Mushroom & Cream Cheese Wrap
I’m a huge fan of salad, and as much as I love fries, I’d 9 times out of 10 always choose salad over them. This was a huge regret on this occasion, as these fries were so delicious!
After lunch we browsed the local stores which are totally adorable – they remind me of shops in the Clydeside in Scotland.
We then moved onto the main event: The brewery which put the tiny village of Vankleek Hill on the map: Beau’s All Natural Brewery!
Obviously to brew a ton of beer you need lots of large machines. But these literally looked like rockets in real life. Wandering around I was totally amazed by the sheer size of everything!
As someone who doesn’t particularly like beer, I wasn’t as engaged in the sampling session as my other half. However, I have to say their Buenos Dias beer appealed to me! The girl serving recommended it to me based on my tastes and it worked -it’s essentially a beer version of a classic Margarita without the kick in the head of tequila! Very refreshing! But based on my poor beer palette I doubt I would finish a pint of it!
My final comment: how gorgeous is this wild flowered beer garden?!
Vert Fourchette, 117 Main St E, Vankleek Hill, Ontario, K0B 1R0
Beau’s Brewery, 10 Terry Fox Dr, Vankleek Hill, Ontario, K0B 1R0