The Range Sports Grill has opened its doors and for the owner of the restaurant, Curt Thorne, the wait has been well worth it.
Thorne is a well known local restauranteur who also owns The Canyon’s Edge and The Wolf’s Den in Golden.
The new restaurant is located on the Trans Canada Highway and is perfectly placed for both visitors and locals in Golden according to Thorne.
“It is a family restaurant with a sports theme. There is a family and adult area which are perfectly separated,” he said.
Thorne believes the sports theme is something that truly suits him.
“It is what I am and what I do best. It is what I like to be around. I like to see things like hockey and golf on television. It is natural for me to do sports restaurants.”
As with his other restaurants, The Range will have a classic menu with some tasty twists.
“There is a completely different, well rounded menu from our other places. There will be large portion sizes. The building has been renovated and has a great atmosphere inside. We promote Golden with our menu. On the back of our breakfast menu we have things to do in Golden during the summertime,” he said. “On our dinner menu there are pictures of things to do in Golden. I see this as an opportunity, as someone who has always promoted Golden, to do a promotion first hand in person. I love the town itself and want to be a leader in supporting the area. I want people to come here, stay here and have a great time when they are here.”
Dominic Chabot leads all of the kitchens at Thorne’s restaurants but he has gone out to recruit talented Red Seal chefs as well.
“We like to make sure you are fed when you come. There is a dynamic side to the menu that can be found in dishes like our butter chicken lasagne. It is an amazing fusion between Indian and Italian food. Our breakfast has classics and some new ideas as well,” Thorne said.
Plans have started to put a 10-foot screen in for the winter so people will be able to drop by and enjoy their favourite sporting event.
Thorne also wanted to pass on a message to the people in Golden.
“Thanks to all the people and businesses who have helped me. I am thankful to the community of Golden for the support it has given me in my business and volunteer endeavours,” he said.