What’s Cooking May 23 to 30, 2017?

They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away. You definitely won’t need the doctor this week! From the Apple Blossom Festival (complete with a parade and apple-inspired dishes) to the first ever East Coast Cider Festival, it’s an applepacked week here in Nova Scotia.

May 24-29: Apple Blossom Festival


Crazy for apples? Indulge, drink, or crunch your way through this delicious festival. The 85th annual Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival hosts some of the best apple festivities in the province. Watch the parade, sample wine or try your hand at apple-themed paint night. Taste members participating: Paddy’s BrewpubThe Port Pub.

May 26: Picnic in the Park

The Canteen

Grab your favorite picnic blanket and basket and head to Downtown Dartmouth Picnic in the Park on May 26. Pack your own locally-inspired lunch (pick up what you need at Noggin’s at Alderney Landing). Or avoid cooking completely and grab a lunch to-go from  The Canteen, Evan’s Fresh Seafood & Restaurant or Humble Pie.

May 27: East Coast Cider Festival

This is Nova Scotia’s first cider festival! Keep an eye out for Taste members including: Bulwark Cider, Annapolis Cider, L’Acadie Vineyards, Meander River, Planters Ridge, Heartwood & Meadowbrook Meat Market.

More info: East Coast Cider Festival

May 27: Northumbeerfest


photo of garrison beerCelebrating a perfect pairing delicious craft beer and local talent. Head to Pictou Lodge Beach Resort for Northumbeerfest. Taste members participating:  Garrison Brewing Company.

May 27: Block Party


Block Party in Truro, anyone? This all ages, action-packed day includes live music, family activities and great food and drink. Taste members participating: Nook & CrannyColdstream Clear Distillery.

Save the Date!!

June– Stay tuned for the opening of The Canteen‘s little C. This small take-out shop will be located next to the main Canteen location for your quick grab and go lunch.

June 9 to 11 Ravenous for Rhubarb Festival is celebrating it’s 10th year with charitable rhubarb jam to rhubarb pie bake offs. Make a stop at  Coldstream Clear Distillery, who will be serving Rhubarb Cocktails all weekend long.

June 16 to 18 – A Taste of Devour – In partnership with Fox Harb’r Resort, enjoy a weekend indulging in the finest local wines, fresh oysters, and the best of film at this international festival!

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