A taste of China coming to St-Bernardin
Residents of St-Bernardin and the surrounding areas were treated to some authentic Chinese cuisine at a community event on Sunday, August 1, organized by John Askew and his wife Mabel.
In October 2009, the couple purchased a local convenience store in the small community west of Vankleek Hill and have recently began preparations to open a restaurant on location.
"We are hoping to bring some of the great food that China has to offer to the wonderful people in our community," said John.
More than 100 members of the community turned out to the event, which featured a wide variety of delicious food including hamburgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob and a variety of Mabel's Chinese culinary delights - which will be featured on the menu in the new restaurant, set to open in approximately two months.
"We will be offering a take-out menu featuring a wide variety of classic Canadian food and a number of authentic Chinese-style dishes," explained John.
"Once completed the restaurant will seat around 30 guests," added Mabel.
The restaurant will offer locals an alternative to traveling out of town when they want to go out for a meal.
"There are no restaurants in our community," noted John. "We're hoping to offer people quality food at a reasonable price while staying close to home."