What’s Cooking July 11 to July 17?

Photo of: Nova Scotia Lobster Roll
Our Nova Scotia summer is continuing to heat up! This week, experience the best of everything our province has to offer – from live jazz and lobster rolls to strawberries, outdoor yoga and new menus.

July 11-15: Halifax Jazz Festival

Anderson Paak performing at Halifax Jazz Festival 2017

Festival season has begun! If you’re going to Jazz Fest to see The War on Drugs, Daniel Caesar and Chaka Khan, be sure to grab a bite and a cold drink on the waterfront before your show! Pre-Show Food & Drink Ideas: The Stubborn Goat Beer Garden, Little OakObladee, Agricola Street Brasserie, 2 Doors Down, Tempo Food + Drink, Durty Nelly’s or Morris East. At the Show: Cheelin Restaurant, Garrison Brewing Co. and Bulwark Cider.

July 14-15: Lunenburg Craft & Food Festival

Spend the day in Lunenburg at the 43rd annual Craft and Food Festival. This signature event celebrates South Shore culture and creativity.  Local artisans, craftspeople and food trucks will gather at the Lunenburg War Memorial Arena to create a unique summer marketplace. The Cake Lady, Haskapa, Steinhart Distillery, Still Fired Distillery and Petite Riviere Vineyards will all be in attendance – check them out!

July 15: Vino & Vinyasa

Planters Ridge Winery hosts an hour of yoga in the vineyard led by Brittany Hachey of Yoga Room of Essence. A winery tour and tastings are to follow to treat yourself after exercising and becoming one with nature.

July: Kiju’s Traditional Mi’kmaq Inspired Meal

Our friends at Kiju’s Restaurant have put together a traditional Mi’kmaq inspired 3-course meal. The word “Kiju” when translated from Mi’kmaq, means mother and embodies the tagline of their restaurant perfectly – fresh, local, friendly. You’ll enjoy a traditional quick bread with an artichoke and cream cheese dip, cedar plank salmon, and a mix of seasonal Nova Scotia berries. Like meals that would come from your mothers kitchen, Kiju’s infuses passion, creativity, and warmth into their dishes.


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Chef Dolente’s Craft Draught Showdown (July 19) — Garrison Brewing is partnering with Upstreet Craft Brewing at the Carleton to provide a 5-course dinner paired with brews to complement the dishes. Enjoy your dinner with live music and vote on your favourite beer at the end of the night.

Blomidon Estate Gourmet Picnic (July 21) — Blomidon Estate Winery hosts a gourmet picnic in the vineyard with pre-packed picnic by Chef David Smart of Bessie North House.

Epic East Coast Fest (July 22) — Scheduled Sunday evenings of wine, freshly fished mussels, clams, lobster, and seafood chowder await you at Argyler Lodge and Restaurant. After dessert, enjoy some good cheer sitting around the outdoor fire pit with friends.

Collaborative Dinner Series (July 26) — Chef David Woodley will be at The Watch That Ends The Night for a night filled with Thailand inspired drinking food.

Summer Kitchen Parties (August 4)— Join The Old Fish Factory for an evening of local craft beer and great food!

Nova Scotia Summer the Traditional Cantonese Banquet Menu (August 7)— The Orient Chinese Cuisine is changing up their menu for the evening and taking on a traditional Cantonese feast.

Avondale Garlic Festival (September 16) — Join Avondale Sky Winery as they host the Garlic Festival. Great music and garlic inspired food all on the beautiful grounds by the vineyards.

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