What’s Cooking in Nova Scotia October 4 to 11, 2016?

Wild Blueberry Pie (Chanterelle Country Inn) copy

This week (including Thanksgiving weekend) promises an abundance of delicious activities and events to enjoy with your loved ones. Put local on your menu whether you’re hosting in-laws, spending quality time as a family, or hanging out with friends! From cooking classes and cranberry picking, to fall fairs and feasts, there’s plenty to be thankful for right here in Nova Scotia.

October 5: Marvelous Mushroom Cooking Class

Photo of: Flying Apron Cooking Class
Cooking with mushrooms can be intimidating, so let The Flying Apron Inn & Cookery show you how it’s done at their upcoming workshop: Marvelous Mushrooms! From Risotto to Beef Stroganoff, you will be transformed into a mushroom master after this class. Tickets: $45 + tax More Info: Marvelous Mushrooms Cooking Class

October 5: Chef’s Table at the Brasserie

Agricola Street Brasserie

Looking to indulge a little this Wednesday? Spend an evening at the Agricola Street Brasserie savouring a special six-course menu complete with drink pairings. A truly unique dining and drinking experience, this intimate event has very limited space, so stop reading and reserve your spot right now! Tickets: $165 including tax + gratuity More Info: Chef’s Table at the Kitchen Counter

October 6: Cranberry U-Pick at Terra Beata

Terra Beata Cranberry Farm

Apple picking is an autumn essential, but there are other Nova Scotia delicacies you can pick too, like cranberries! Starting this week, Terra Beata Cranberry Farm will open their doors for their annual U-Pick, which lasts throughout October. Come fill your pail, and start making room for all things cranberry! Pricing & More Info: Cranberry U-Pick at Terra Beata

October 6 to 10: Atlantic Agricultural Fall Fair

This Thanksgiving weekend, pay a visit to the Atlantic Agricultural Fall Fair to shop a massive selection of local food, beverages and products – just in time for harvest season! Keep an eye out for live demonstrations featuring everything from Nova Scotia lobsters to apples. Featuring: Scotian GoldAnnapolis Cider Company, and Alain Bossé of The Kilted Chef!

October 8: A Brush with Good Cheer


If you prefer to paint while holding a drink in one hand – this is the event for you! This weekend, let your creative juices (and the Ironworks-infused cocktails) flow at White Point Beach Resort. Enjoy this ingenious fusion of painting and locally-focused spirits guided by Nova Scotian artist Janet Tanner. Tickets & More Info: A Brush with Good Cheer

October 9 & 10: Harvest Dinner at the Farm Museum



Cole Harbour Heritage Farm MuseumWe don’t know about you, but the chilly weather is making us crave a true fall feast. What better way to enjoy one this weekend than to let the professionals do the cooking! Dine on some of Rose & Kettle‘s most popular fall-fare, like homemade biscuits, roast turkey, pumpkin pie, and other soul-warming dishes at the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum. Tickets: $28 for adults, $14 for children More Info: Harvest Dinner at the Farm Museum

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 the 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

Save the date!

October 13 to 15 – Nocturne: The annual wonder-filled celebration of Art at Night is right around the corner! Pair your night with stops at restaurants and bars around the city.

October 14 to 16 – Spirited Away: Enjoy a weekend in Lunenburg sipping on Nova Scotia’s finest craft spirits and cocktails at Spirited Away.

October 15 – Pasta Making at The Flying ApronThat’s right, you can be the type of person who makes their own pasta. Reserve your spot at this workshop today!

October 17 – Tasting at The Five FishermenExperience perfect pairings of Nova Scotia seafood and wine at The Five Fishermen Restaurant & Grill.

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