What’s Cooking March 28 to April 4, 2017?

Trust us, there’s no fooling here – there’s plenty happening in the Nova Scotia food and drink world this week to help make this chilly spring more tolerable!

March: Garrison launches Chamomile IPA

Garrison Brewing Co.

Garrison Brewing has launched their Infusion Confusion Chamomile IPA. This beer was the winner of the Home Brew-Off last year! If you want to taste this delicious drink then head over to Halifax this weekend and stop in to give it a try. It’s now available in bottles at the Garrison retail store, and soon at private liquor stores and select NSLC stores.

More Info: Infusion Confusion Chamomile IPA

March 23 to 29 : Halifax Burger Week Continues

Halifax Burger Week continues! If you haven’t started yet, get ready to loosen your belt buckle. Over eighty burgers in seven days – pop in and see some of the Taste members participating: 2 Doors Down, Battery Park Beer Bar, Brooklyn Warehouse, Chives Canadian Bistro, Durty Nelly’s, Harbour City Bar & Grill, Heartwood, Lot Six, Primal Kitchen, Tempo, Five Fishermen, The Press Gang & The Stubborn Goat.

More Info: Halifax Burger Week

March 27: Battery Park Opens for Lunch

Battery Park Beer Bar & Eatery

Battery Park Beer Bar is officially open 7 days a week for lunch folks! Not only are they open for lunch during Halifax Burger Week but they’ve introduced a brand new burger called… the Ace Burger! Dine in this week or eat out, pick your poison.

More Info: Battery Park Beer Bar

April 1: Halifax Tea Festival

On Saturday, spend the day at the Halifax Tea Festival. Sample teas and delicious food, participate in a variety of workshops and lectures to expand your knowledge surrounding tea, and see Taste exhibitors like: Just us! and PepperHead. It’s time to get this parTEA started!

More Info: Halifax Tea Festival, photographer: Mel Hattie

April 1: Blind Wine Tasting Event

photo of white point

This Saturday, head to White Point Beach for an unforgettable April Fool’s Day. Get ready to put your blindfolds on while Sommelier Dan Tanner guides you through his ‘Off the Vine’ Wine Tasting through the vineyards here in Nova Scotia. He’ll try to fool you and test you, as you swirl, sip and savour your way through one tasting at a time.

More Info: White Point Beach Events

April 4: Dinner & Neptune

This Weekend, head over to Neptune Theatre to watch a performance of ONCE, the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. Finish off the afternoon or evening by grabbing a bite to eat at a nearby restaurant such as: The Stubborn Goat, 2 Doors DownGio or Durty Nelly’s (they have a promotion on right now, $75.00 Gift Card to Durty Nelly’s and two tickets to any show in Neptune’s 2016/17 Season!).

Save the Date!

April 21 – 13Saltscapes East Coast Expo – Don’t miss out on the largest buy local show in Atlantic Canada!

May 512 Tides – The official annual release event for Tidal Bay. This is your chance to discover Nova Scotia’s signature white wine, and taste all twelve of the new 2016 vintage of Tidal Bay side by side!

May 5 – 7 – The Chef Massimo Capra Culinary Weekend – If you’re a food lover then this is one weekend to set aside. This is an incredible opportunity to meet world-renowned chef and Chopped Canada judge Massimo Capra in an extravagant culinary weekend experience at Fox Harb’r Resort.

May 12 & 13The Annual Full house Craft Beer Fest – This event has the most Nova Scotia craft brewers ever assembled under one roof! Keep an eye out for Taste members: Boxing Rock Brewing, Garrison Brewing, Meander River Farm & Brewery & Propeller Brewing.

May 27East Coast Cider Festival – This is the province’s very first cider festival! Keep an eye out for Taste members: Bulwark Cider, Annapolis Cider, L’Acadie Vineyards, Meander River, Planters Ridge, Heartwood & Meadowbrook Meat Market.

May 27Northumbeerfest at Pictou Lodge Beach Resort – A festival celebrating great Nova Scotia craft beer and great Nova Scotian entertainment.

June 16 – 18 – A Taste of Devour – ‘Devour! The Food Film Fest’ Tour is Coming! For the second year in a row, Fox Harb’r Resort is partnering with Michael Howell and Lia Rinaldo to bring ‘Devour, The Food Film Fest’ to Fox Harb’r Resort!

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