What’s Cooking April 10 to 17?
Calling all chocolate lovers. This week, immerse yourself in chocolate and wine at Planters Ridge, dine with local farmers at Flying Apron’s Meet Your Farmer Dinner, sing along during the Shoreline Music Weekend or celebrate Sweatpants Sunday!
Also, grab your oyster shucker, dig out your favourite chowder recipe, break out your lobster bib and get cracking – because it’s SEAFOOD MONTH at Taste of Nova Scotia. We’re not shell-fish (pun-intended) – we’re sharing all our Nova Scotia seafood secrets this month!
April 13 & 14: Shoreline Music Weekend
Come enjoy the stylings of local Bluegrass and Folk Music artists at the Oak Island Resort during Mahone Bay’s Shoreline Music Weekend. Featuring Nova Scotia icon, Old Man Luedecke. Don’t miss this chance to sit back and fill your weekend with some toe-tapping fun!
April 14: Chocolate & Wine Seminar
Join Certified Chocolate Makers at Planters Ridge for an in-depth look at the history and biology of bean-to-bar chocolate making. You will also have the opportunity to pair wines with the chocolate and learn how the flavours can compliment each other.
April 14: Meet Your Farmer Dinner
Celebrate local food at The Flying Apron with a wonderful buffet and lively conversations at their Meet Your Farmer Dinner. Each of guest farmer/producer will give a brief talk about their business and speak to a pressing Nova Scotia issue in their sector.
April 15: Sweatpants Sunday
In case you didn’t know – every Sunday between 10:30 and 3:00 at The Stubborn Goat take advantage 15% off brunch food if you wear your sweatpants! Must try: their lobster eggs benny with a spicy Caesar.
April 17: Tree for all Seasons Party Night
Grab a friend, a paintbrush and get the party started at Saltbox Brewery! Unleash your inner artist as you are guided step by step to create your own “tree for all seasons” masterpiece. $30 per person, includes all art supplies.
Saltscapes Expo (April 20 to 22) – Get a taste of some of the best culinary experiences Nova Scotia has to offer at the annual Saltscapes Expo.
2018 Nova Scotia Craft Beer Week (April 27 to May 6) – Hosted by the Craft Brewers Association of Nova Scotia, it is the largest celebration of craft beer in eastern Canada. It features over 15 events hosted all over Nova Scotia and draws thousands of craft beer enthusiasts.
DELISH: An Epicurean Soirée (April 28) – An all-inclusive evening of sweet & savoury dishes, wine, cocktails, cider + more!
Lisa Richard at The Henley House (April 28) – The Henley House re-opens this month and is kicking things off with a night of live music! Help them celebrate on April 28 by stopping by to hear the tunes of local singer/songwriter Lisa Richard.
FULL HOUSE Craft Beer Fest 2018 (May 5) – The flagship event for Nova Scotia Craft Beer Week is returning for its fourth year, showcasing a huge selection of beers from all around the province.
Unpredictable Dine Night (May 8) – Enjoy a special 4 course dinner at Tangled Garden with music and wine pairings by Benjamin Bridge. More information at the shop, or email email@example.com.
12 Tides (May 11) – Discover Nova Scotia’s premium white wine at the Tidal Bay Annual Release and Tasting Event, hosted at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel on May 11, 2018, from 7-10pm.
Devour! Fox Harb’r Weekend Getaway (May 18 to 20) – Fox Harb’r Resort is delighted to host once again the Nova Scotia created food & film festival, a celebration of culinary and cinema, with an added splash of comedy. Hosted by CBC personality, stand-up comic, actor and chef Ali Hassan.
East Coast Cider Festival (June 16) – That’s right folks, the East Coast Cider Festival back for another year. 2018 will be bigger and better, there will also be the option to choose between one of two sessions.