The week the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum posted his picture of ads from restaurants gone by. I have about 4 or 5 I am going to write about n the next few weks. I have written about The Olympia Restaurant before, but it seems time for another installment.
One of the people that ran the Olympia restaurant was Monib El Jaji and his family. El had been cooking for other restaurants for 18 years when he decide to open his own. He had moved his family from Lebanon to Canada in 1967 as he wanted his kids to grow up in a peaceful place.
They served a wider variety of food from Chinese, Canadian, Lebanese to Italian. His motto was that his food was fit ‘for Olympians’. He was not only proud of his Thursday to Sunday buffet but also the fact he had a salad bar. They even had a special chef for Chinese food. With free delivery in town it was a hotspot in the community.