A Valentine’s Day At Home

With Valentine’s Day coming up this week, you’re probably planning to do something festive to celebrate. If you plan on joining in on the festivities, but would prefer to stay in, keep reading for ideas for a fun and delicious Valentine’s Day at home!

Create your own tasting

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Nova Scotia has plenty of local breweries, cideries, wineries, and distilleries that produce exceptional products. Luckily, you can try many of these from the comfort of your home this Valentine’s Day! Many local beverage products can be found directly from the business’s website or at Harvest Wines & Spirits, WestSide Beer Wine Spirits, or your local NSLC.

Pick your desired beverages, assemble your own tasting, make score cards, and compare favourites! This allows for you and your partner to try some new products and have some fun, while supporting local businesses.

Visit our Get Your Hands On Local page for inspiration on breweries, wineries, cideries, and distilleries around the province. The options are endless!

Order take out

Although most restaurants around the province are open for dine in, there are plenty who are still offering delicious take out options too, with rotating menus and creative local offerings. Some restaurants are even offering Valentine’s Day specials! Visit our Get Your Hands On Local page for information on restaurants near you who are offering take out.

Cook together

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Looking for a few recipes to give you the satisfaction of going out from the comfort of your own home? Check out our suggestions for an appetizer, a main course, a dessert, and even a cocktail, so you can make a variety of delicious dishes together, all while using local products!

Smoked Salmon Tartare


Featuring J. Willy Krauch smoked salmon this quick and easy Smoked Salmon Tartare recipe is perfect for your next date night. A word of advice though, if you’re planning on making this smoked salmon tartare for your next gathering – make sure you grab one to eat before they’re all gone. This crispy dish is sure to be a hit.

Scallop Risotto

A mouth-watering local twist on an Italian classic! Roasted butternut squash and seared Nova Scotia scallops help create this warm, comforting dish. Paired with a glass of Tidal Bay, this recipe will not disappoint!

Panna Cotta with Icewine Marinated Dried Fruit

Two words: treat yourself! With notes of vanilla, fruit and icewine, this Panna Cotta recipe will definitely leave you wanting more!

Cinnamon Toast Cocktail

It’s easy to fall in love with this Cinnamon Toast Cocktail. Toast your love this Valentine’s Day with a delicious combination of Nova Scotia products – bubbly Propeller ginger beer, Nova 7, and Cinnamon Hot Shots from Coldstream Clear.

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