What’s Cooking May 8 to May 15?

If you’re looking for your new favourite Tidal Bay, want to eat your way around HRM at Open City, you live for live music and brews or are just in need of a relaxing weekend – this week is full of delicious options!

Also, May is Good Cheer month – grab a friend and grab your Good Cheer Trail passports, because it’s time to celebrate the unique breweries, cideries, distilleries and wineries that beautiful Nova Scotia has to offer.

May 9: Lane’s Privateer Inn

Lane's Privateer Inns

Due for a relaxing weekend? I know we are! We’ve got just the event for you. Lanes Privateer Inn and the Atlantic Book Awards are hosting a complementary book reading and signing featuring three special guests! Carol Bruneau, author of A Bird on Every Tree, Oisin Curran, author of Blood Fable, and Sarah Faber, author of All is Beauty Now, are all nominees for the Thomas Raddall award for fiction and will be at Lanes Privateer Inn to celebrate with you! While you’re there, why not stop by the dining area to enjoy a locally-sourced dinner and a glass of Nova Scotian bubbly to add to your evening of relaxation.

May 11: 12 Tides

Be the first to try the newest Tidal Bay wines at 12 Tides, the annual release and tasting of Nova Scotia’s very own wine appellation. Challenge your palate at the blind tasting bar and enjoy award-winning Nova Scotia seafood while engaging with Nova Scotia wine producers and enjoying views of Halifax Harbour.

Tidal Bay wines to sample: Avondale Sky Winery, Benjamin BridgeBlomidon Estate WineryDomaine de Grand PréGaspereau VineyardJost VineyardMercator VineyardLightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards, Luckett Vineyards, Planters Ridge Winery and Sainte-Famille Wines

May 12: Live Music—Under Pressure

If you love live music then you’ll LOVE what Schoolhouse Brewery has lined up for you all summer! Every Saturday night, Schoolhouse Brewery will be hosting a fun-filled evening of live music and excellent beer. This Saturday, the band Under Pressure from Annapolis Valley will be taking the stage for a night of classic rock and blues!

May 12: Open City

At Taste of Nova Scotia, we are ALL about supporting local businesses, and this Saturday is dedicated to just that. I Love Local Halifax presents the annual Open City event – a day dedicated to the amazing local businesses that make Halifax the beautiful, fun and vibrant city that it is! Get up early, get out of the house, and explore new experiences while supporting your community!



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Devour! Fox Harb’r Weekend Getaway (May 18 to 20) — Fox Harb’r Resort hosts a celebration of culinary and cinema, with an added splash of comedy. Hosted by CBC personality, stand-up comic, actor and chef Ali Hassan.

Spring Bliss Yoga Retreat 2018 (May 18 to 20) — Lanes Privateer Inn is hosting a relaxing weekend filled with yoga and sound healing and wine tasting.

Royal Wedding Viewing With British Breakfast (May 19) — The Delta Hotels by Marriott Halifax is hosting a live viewing of the Royal Wedding.

Authentic Chinese Fusion Night (May 30) — The Orient Chinese Cuisine and Chef Ivan Chan are hosting a night of authentic Chinese food with a Nova Scotian twist!

Vino & Vinyasa Summer Session (June 10) — This June, Planters Ridge is hosting an outdoor yoga class overlooking their vineyard. To top it off, class is followed by a tour AND wine tasting!

East Coast Cider Festival (June 16) — That’s right folks, the East Coast Cider Festival back for another year.

Summer Celebration on the Hill 5.0 (June 16) — Luckett Vineyard hosts their annual dinner party and dance to welcome in the 2018 summer with special guest, Party Boots! Tickets include admission, dinner and one glass of select wine, beer or cider.

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