Recipe Round-Up: New Year’s Eve Edition

Hello 2020 – the beginning of a new decade! We believe the best way to say farewell to 2019 is surrounding yourself with good food, loved ones and delicious drinks. If you’re throwing a New Years Eve get-together and need some reliable recipe ideas to get the party started, you’ve come to the right place.

1. Cinnamon Toast Cocktail

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

Local Source Guide:

Coldstream Clear Distillery Cinnamon Hot Shots: Purchase at Coldstream Clear Distillery, on their online store, or at any participating NSLC locations.

Benjamin Bridge Nova 7: Purchase at Benjamin Bridge, on their online store, WestSide Beer, Wine, Spirits, Bishop’s Cellar, or at any participating NSLC locations.

Propeller Brewing Ginger Beer: Purchase at Propeller Brewing, on their online store, or at any participating Sobeys locations

Recipe provided by: Coldstream Clear Distillery

2. Montavista Mulled Wine

Photo of: Mulled wine, Avondale Sky

Mulled wine has been a holiday favourite for a long time. This Montavista Mulled Wine recipe, with a Nova Scotia twist, is the perfect drink to welcome your guests in from the cold. Bonus – it also makes your house smell delicious!

Local Source Guide:

Avondale Sky Montavista: Purchase at Avondale Sky, on their online store, at select NSLC locations and select Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia locations.

3. Nova Scotia Oysters Rockefeller

Nova Scotia Oysters Rockefeller

We live in a province with exceptional oysters and numerous oyster farms along our shores. Nova Scotia Oysters Rockefeller, which is just another way to describe an oyster that has been baked with a garnish, is a delicious introduction to oysters for those who might be wary of eating them raw. Once baked they become firm and rich, making for a delicious appetizer paired with a glass of Tidal Bay or a martini. Cheers to the new decade in true Nova Scotian style!

Source Guide: You can purchase your oysters from any of the following Taste of Nova Scotia Members –  Afishionado Fishmongers, Bay Enterprises, D’eon Oyster Company, or Evan’s Fresh Seafoods

Recipe provided by: Jessica Emin, @eatwithjessie

4. Cheese, Charcuterie & Seafood Board

Charcuterie board

This Nova Scotian cheese, charcuterie and seafood board is your new holiday party staple. While it looks elaborate, mixing and matching nibbles is a lot of fun. Charcuterie is truly the key to a stress-free holiday gathering. So go ahead and celebrate!

Local Source Guide:

5. Lobster Dip

Photo of: Lobster Dip

Whether you’re hosting this New Years or received a special invite, showing up with this lobster dip will guarantee your spot as the most popular person at the party. Made with freshly cooked Nova Scotia lobster meat, it’s perfect for dipping chips or veggies.

Local Source Guide:

Local Produce: Noggins Corner Farm Market, Stirling Fruit Farms Ltd., Masstown Market, or any of the Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia

Local Seafood: Afishionado Fishmongers, Clearwater Seafoods Retail Stores, Comeau’s Sea Foods, Evan’s Fresh Seafood & Restaurant, Fisherman’s Market, Masstown Market

6. Panna Cotta with Ice Wine Marinated Dried Fruit

If there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that you deserve to treat yourself! This panna cotta is silky and comforting with notes of vanilla, fruit and icewine. Sounds the best way to start your new year off right if you ask us. This recipe comes from this year’s Taste of Nova Scotia Culinary Guide and will become your go-to dinner party dessert for 2020.

Local Source Guide:

Grand Pré Vidal Icewine: Grand Pré Wines, either at the winery or their online store

Produce: Noggins Corner Farm Market, Stirling Fruit Farms Ltd., Masstown Market, or one of the many other Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia.

Recipe provided by: Chef Jason Lynch, Le Caveau Restaurant at Grand Pré Winery

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