Celebrate Your Love for Local
Okay – you’ve caught us. We have a pretty serious crush on Nova Scotia’s culinary community. We live in a province brimming with diverse food cultures, innovative producers and exceptional chefs. If you’re panicking over what to get the fan of local in your life as a last minute gift idea, fear not – we’ve compiled a list of great gift and date ideas that are sure to make their heart beat a little faster this Valentine’s Day.
No Valentine’s Day is complete without a touch of something sweet – and local options make the gift that much sweeter! Sweet Spot Chocolate Shop, Gourmandises Avenue Chocolaterie, Kate’s Sweet Indulgence, Scanway Bakery & Cafe, and The Old Apothecary Bakery & Cafe have a perfect assortment of delicious goodies.
Snowshoeing & Brunch
Sugar Moon Farm is the perfect day-cation destination. From maple tours, to snowshoeing on their 30 km hiking trail and indulging in their fresh and delicious all-day brunch menu – this is a unique Valentine’s activity!
The Gift of Seafood
Bay Enterprises Ltd. and Eel Lake Oysters have all your oyster needs covered this Valentine’s Day. If you need oysters in a flash, try picking some up at Evan’s Seafoods and Restaurant or Afishionado Fishmongers. Not into shucking at home? We hear an oyster date at The Press Gang Restaurant & Oyster Bar, Agricola Street Brasserie, The Five Fishermen Restaurant & Little Fish Oyster Bar, or Lot Six calling your name! Check out our Eat & Drink page for even more options!
Wine & Fondue Night
Don’t feel like weathering the cold? Have a cozy night in with some Nova Scotian sparkling wine and decadent chocolate fondue to celebrate! Learn how to make the perfect chocolate fondue here. Some must try sparkling wines: Benjamin Bridge, L’Acadie Vineyards, Lightfoot & Wolfville or Blomidon Estate Winery.
Romantic Night Out
A fool-proof option! From Yarmouth to Cape Breton, Taste of Nova Scotia members are ready to complete your Valentine’s Day with a delicious, locally-sourced meal. In the Annapolis Valley area, Le Caveau will be available for dinner on Valentine’s Day. Reservations are being taken now – to book, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Want to take it a step further? Following dinner in Halifax, head to Compass Distillers for a cocktail and Valentine’s Jazz with Paul St-Amand & Silvio Pupo. Visit our Eat & Drink page for a complete list of Taste members around the province.
Who says February has to be all about celebrating someone else? Give yourself some love this month and treat yourself to a bottle of Nova Scotia sparkling wine, a fancy meal (have you heard of Dine Around) or a decadent dessert. You deserve it!