What’s Cooking: April 1 – 8

Two people cheers at a bar. One is holding a red cocktail with a mint garnish and the other holds an amber coloured beer.

Happy April! With a new month ahead and the warmer weather approaching, it’s time to start planning new culinary adventures. This week’s updates include an Easter Brunch, Nova 7 Day, an Intro To Wine course, and more. April also marks Craft Beer Month in Nova Scotia, along with exciting events like Burger Wars – there’s so much to look forward to! Keep reading for more highlights and a delicious Easter dinner recipe.


Kiju’s Restaurant

Ultimate Road Trip

Hop on into Kiju’s Restaurant for Easter Brunch this Sunday, April 4 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. for a menu full of delicious favourites! Enjoy time with your friends and family without worrying about the hassle of cooking – your taste-buds will thank you! You can also join them for dinner from 5 – 9 p.m. where they’ll be serving Roast Beef au Jus. Call 902-562-6220 to book your table now!

Benjamin Bridge

Image of a bottle of Nova 7 with 2 filled wine glasses and pink shipping box

Set your reminders! Thursday, April 7th is Nova 7 Day and Benjamin Bridge is celebrating virtually at 7 p.m. Join their head winemaker for a virtual tasting of 2020 Nova 7, get behind the scenes details on the people and place that brought it to life, along with a special giveaway. Make sure you keep up-to-date with their social media pages so you don’t miss out!

Obladee, A Wine Bar

Want to learn more about wine and have fun at the same time? Obladee is helping you do just that! Impress others with your wine knowledge by taking their 5-week Intro To Wine course on Monday nights from April 19 – May 17. In addition to learning, it’s a great (social-distanced) night out that you don’t want to miss!

Lake City Cider

Looking to stock up on Easter Weekend beverages? Lake City Cider has you covered with their Easter Sampler Pack! Order online and have it delivered or visit them in-person for yours. Bonus – it’s now $5 off!


Burger Wars 2021

All April long, restaurants across the Annapolis Valley are participating in this year’s Burger Wars! For each specialty burger sold during the month of April, $1 will be donated to Campaign for Kids to help youth in financial need in Kings County.

For each restaurant you visit, you’ll receive a stamp on your Burgers Wars passport. For every five restaurants you visit, you’ll get one ballot towards the grand prize, which is a $400 gift certificate for the Quarterdeck Resort on the South Shore (not valid for June-September). One passport entrant will win a $100 gift certificate to the restaurant that wins the People’s Choice Award.

Participating Taste of Nova Scotia members include: Kellock’s Restaurant , The Union Street, Crystany’s Brasserie, Maritime Express Cider Co. , Paddy’s Brewpub, Wayfarer’s Ale Society , Winegrunt , Church Brewing Co., Lightfoot & Wolfville 

Nova Scotia Craft Beer Month

April is Craft Beer Month in Nova Scotia! Join us on Instagram (@tasteofns & @goodcheertrail) as we highlight different craft breweries across the province and everything that makes them so special!

Featured Recipe: Roasted Leg of Lamb with Potato Fricasee

Brooklyn Warehouse Roast Lamb

Using Nova Scotia lamb, bacon, and produce, this Roasted Leg of Lamb with Potato Fricasee is the perfect meal to impress your Easter dinner guests. Make sure you enjoy it with a glass of local wine!

Grocery List

Get your hands on local produce while shopping at Noggins Corner Farm Market, Masstown Market, Stirling Fruit Farms Ltd., or one of the many Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia.

Source your lamb and bacon from Masstown Butcher, Meadowbrook Meat Market, The Pork Shop, or Tony’s Meats.

For local wine and other beverage options, check out our Get Your Hands on Local page.

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