What’s Cooking Sept 12 to 19, 2017?

Oyster Po' Boy

As the weather starts to cool down, new festivals and events start to heat up! AND our Taste of the Month for September is OYSTERS – shells yeah! Stay tuned for lots of great recipes and oyster fun.

September 12: Date Night

We think it’s time for a date night! From September 12 till October 1, head over to watch Neptune Theatre present Porte Parole’s production of SEEDS. Make it an eventful night and grab a bite to eat at one of the nearby restaurants such as: Highwayman, Durty Nelly’s, Obladee, 2 Doors Down, Chives Canadian Bistro, Gio, Lot Six & The Stubborn Goat!

September 18: Avondale Garlic Fest

Are you a garlic fan? Then head to the beautiful Avondale Sky Winery. Chefs will be demonstrating their techniques while creating all things garlic. Artists from across the Maritimes will fill sixty tents with fabulous juried art. Great food will be available all day while wonderful music will provide the soundtrack to this great new event. Be sure not to miss the Recipe Contest where the winner will take home a cash prize! More info: Avondale Garlic Fest

September 14: September Food Truck Party

Bulwark Cider

What better way to say farewell to Summer then by attending a giant Food Truck Party? Enjoy food trucks, pop-up vendors and a balcony for drinks! Keep an eye out for Taste of Nova Scotia members Bulwark Cider and Garrison Brewing Company, as well as Good Cheer Trail participants Good Robot Brewing Company and Sober Island Brewing CompanyMore info: September Food Truck Party

September 16: Fusion Inclusion Festival


Photo of: Grand Pre Cheese PlateThis Saturday, check out Fusion Inclusion at the Garrison Grounds! This free Cultural and Diversity Festival will be packed with performances featuring music and dance from across the globe, food vendors dishing flavors of the world, vendors selling unique products, community booths offering invaluable information and beer tent! Keep an eye out for Taste members: The Cake Lady & Domaine de Grand PréMore Info: Fusion Inclusion Festival

September 16: Garrison Oktoberfest

Garrison Cup

Halifax’s Original Oktoberfest Opens its gates to the public at 11 AM, with traditional German food, Music and of course Garrison Beer all day long. Make sure you don’t miss out on the world famous Garrison Craft Beer! More Info: Garrison Oktoberfest

September 16: Lloyd Spiegel at the Union Street

This Saturday, head over to The Union Street to enjoy a night filled with delicious food and amazing tunes. Lloyd Spiegel, Australian Blues Award Winner will be playing all evening. Whether you need a night out or are feeling some blues tunes, this is the spot to be! More Info: Lloyd Spiegel at the Union Street

September 23: Oktoberfest at the Flying Apron

Oktoberfest is one of the best nights of the year at The Flying Apron! German food, beer and music set the stage and door prizes and trivia keep everyone on their toes. This event always sells out quickly, don’t miss your chance to take part in the fun! More Info: Oktoberfest

Save the Date!

Halifax Oktoberfest: Celebrate German culture with Garrison Brewing Company! This event kicks off with their Hops ‘n’ Brats event on September 15, followed by an all day Oktoberfest celebration on September 16.

NSLC Festival of Wines (Sept 25-30): Whether you’re a total expert or would love to expand your knowledge on wine, the NSLC Festival of Wines is worth marking in your calendars! This year’s Festival of Wines celebrates the vibrant culture of Spain, complete with Spanish wines, Iberian inspired food and Spanish music.

Halifax Oyster Festival (Sept 29 & 30): Savour as many oysters as your heart (and stomach) desires at the annual Halifax Oyster Festival. Two delectable days of high quality local shellfish to sip, sample and enjoy. Taste members onsite: Sober Island OystersEel Lake Oyster Farm and Bay Enterprises Limited.

2nd Annual Cask Beer Throwdown (September 30): The Cask Beer Throwdown is back at the Olympic for another evening full of fun!

Jost Vineyards Harvest Festival (October 14): Enjoy a cornucopia of wine tastings and harvest-inspired food pairings is autumn at its finest.

Wines & Pumpkins Tour (October 14): Enjoy a fantastic tour for visitors and locals alike to be a part of the fall festivities while learning about and sampling our unique wines!

NS Craft Spirits Festival (October 19): “Spirited Away in Lunenburg” returns for more adventures with local craft spirits, the distillers who make them and the mixologists who use them so artfully!

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