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.

Something Sweet

Photo of: Gourmandises Avenue Chocolaterie Valentine's Day chocolate

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

Eel lake oysters Sip n Shuck

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 VineyardsLightfoot & Wolfville or Blomidon Estate Winery.

Romantic Night Out

Compass Distillers flight

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 lecaveau@grandprewines.ns.ca. 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.


Treat Yourself

Oysters and olives

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!

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