What’s Cooking in Nova Scotia October 18 to 25, 2016?

Argyler Lodge Haddock Francese

It’s easy to feel run down this time of year –  it seems like everyone is sleep-deprived or coming down with that nasty cold. This week, do something that recharges your batteries, whether that means escaping for a weekend getaway or contributing to growth in your community. If you’re in need of a cure, never underestimate the mysterious healing powers of a hot meal and a tall glass of wine. That is what Hippocrates meant by “let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”, right?

October 19: Restaurants For Change


On October 19, restaurants in 15 cities across Canada will donate proceeds from dinner service to healthy food programs in their communities. In Nova Scotia, participating restaurants include Chives Canadian Bistro, The Canteen and EnVie. The best part is that all proceeds from this event will be donated to the Dartmouth North Community Food Centre. All you need to do is make a reservation at your favourite participating spot! More Info: Restaurants For Change

October 19: Jazz Night at Obladee


Smooth jazz and Nova Scotia wine make for one classy evening. Head over to Obladee Wine Bar on Wednesday to enjoy the mellow sounds of The Bill Stevenson Band with a glass of vino in hand! There will be wine deals for the occasion, including a special price on Blomidon Winery’s unoaked Chardonnay. Tickets: This is a free event! More Info: Willem Paynter with The Bill Stevenson Band

October 20: Community Pop-Up in Dartmouth


If you’re looking for another reason to shop local, look no further for inspiration! This week at Alderney Landing, sample The Kilted Chef‘s spin on classic spaghetti- Dartghetti and Meatballs! With Noggins Corner Farm Market and Meadowbrook Meat Market so close, you can easily pick up everything you need to recreate this dish at home! More Info: Community Pop-Up in Dartmouth

October 21: End of Harvest Party at Avondale Sky Winery

Avondale Ice Bottles

Celebrate the end of harvest season at Avondale Sky Winery, with local wine and beer, nibbles from D’Vine Morsels Restaurant, and the voice of award-winning Nova Scotia singer-songwriter Christina Martin! Martin will be performing a selection of her songs throughout the length of an exquisite three-course meal complete with wine pairings! Tickets: $25 + tax More Info: Christina Martin – End of Harvest Party

October 22: Fall Flavours Cooking Class

Photo of: Rosemary Potatoes Photo by Jeff Cusick

Autumn in Nova Scotia can feel short, so make the most out of warm fall flavours while you can! In this cooking class at The Flying Apron Inn & Cookery, learn how to make dishes like cranberry and goat cheese bruschetta, apple and bacon stuffed pork loin, and pumpkin crème brûlée! Whatever your skill level, you’re sure to feel like a master chef after this session! Tickets: $75 + tax More Info: The Best of Fall Flavours

October 23: Harvest Dinner at White Point Beach

Photo of: White Point Lodge

Whether you’re looking for a full weekend getaway or a delicious meal, White Point Beach Resort has you covered this weekend. Reserve a spot at their Harvest Dinner and enjoy a fall-inspired meal complete with wine pairings from Lightfoot & Wolfville and Grand Pré Wines! Tickets: $70 + tax and gratuity More Info: Taste of Nova Scotia Harvest Getaway & Dinner

November 2-6: Devour! The Food Film Fest


Devour! Is an internationally recognized food, wine, and film festival that celebrates food on film, and aims to bring awareness of the impact of food,  food culture, and current food systems on our lives. The festival boasts over 50 food films from around the world, food truck rallies, wine experiences, restaurant pop-ups, industry insider sessions, and gala dinners featuring renowned international and local chefs.  Tickets: Prices very – purchase tickets here More Info: Devour! The Food Film Fest

Save the date!

October 29 – Mead Making Workshop: Another innovative workshop from The Flying Apron Inn & Cookery teaches you how to turn honey into wine!

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