What’s Cooking Sept 19 to 26, 2017?

September is slowly coming to an end and cooler weather is just around the corner. This week, embrace sweater weather and head to the valley for a wine tour, attend Oktoberfest, celebrate the Festival of Wines and much more! AND our Taste of the Month for September is OYSTERS – shells yeah! Stay tuned for lots of great recipes and oyster fun.

September: Autumn Wine Tours

Photo of the Magic Winery Bus

Autumn is approaching, the leaves are slowly changing colour and temperatures are starting to drop. This weekend, see the beautiful fall colours and head to the Valley for a wine tour! Make a day out of it and book with The Wolfville Magic Winery BusGrape Escapes or Uncork Nova Scotia!

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

September 25 to 30: NSLC Festival of Wines

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 calendar. This year’s Festival of Wines celebrates the vibrant culture of Spain, complete with Spanish wines, Iberian inspired local food (by Taste of Nova Scotia) and Spanish music.

September 24: Stellar Beach Feast

Photo of: White Point Lodge

Under the cloak of darkness, let White Point Beach Resort’s chef, sommelier and a Dark Sky interpreter take you on an inspiring culinary adventure on the beach. This Sunday, be prepared for a Stellar Beach Feast for all your senses. More Info: Stellar Beach Feast

September 29: Tap Takeover at the Stubborn Goat

Get ready for a night filled with limited releases and seasonal brews! On Sept 29, Breton Brewing and Garrison Brewing will each have eight taps at The stubborn Goat. Some of these brews have never been seen before, make sure to stop by because this is one night only! More Info: Tap Takeover

Save the Date!

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 on site: 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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