What’s Cooking April 18 to 25, 2017?

We don’t know about you, but after that long Easter weekend, we’re in a chocolate coma! Wake up your senses this week by attending Saltscapes – the largest buy local show in Atlantic Canada, grabbing the Taste of Nova Scotia Culinary Guide (hot off the presses!), celebrating Earth Day at the market & so much more!

April: Exploring Downtown Dartmouth

With the warmer weather finally making an appearance, it’s a perfect time to take advantage of the local downtown Dartmouth restaurants. This weekend, check out some of our favourite downtown Dartmouth stops: The Canteen, Humble Pie, Evan’s Seafood, Noggins Corner & Battery Park Beer Bar!

April 21: 2017 Culinary Guide Release!

This Friday, get ready for the annual release of our Taste of Nova Scotia Culinary Guide at the 2017 Saltscapes Expo! The 2017 guide has TEN new mouth-watering recipes in it and our members offer 194 ways to help you eat and drink your way around Nova Scotia.

April 21: Celtic Eclectic at The Grand Banker

Grand Banker Seafood Stew

This Friday, head to the Grand Banker Bar & Grill to listen to the Celtic Eclectic band. Enjoy a delicious meal while listening to some great tunes!

More Info: the Grand Banker Events

April 22: Beer Bus Saturdays

Like Craft Beer? Want to learn more about it? Taste Halifax’s BEER BUS will take you around Halifax to taste and learn all about Halifax’s exploding craft beer scene at 4 stops including breweries, brew pubs and beer bars/pubs! Stops may include: Garrison Brewery, Propeller Brewing Co., Battery Park, The Stubborn Goat and so many more!

More Info: Halifax Beer Bus

April 22: Boxing Rock a la Beach

Photo of: Boxing Rock

This Saturday, head to White Point Beach Resort to enjoy an afternoon with the Boxing Rock Brewing team!  Get introduced to the world of micro craft brewing, try samples of their award winning brews and get a pre-launch sneak peek at their NEW ‘Dark as Keji’ Brew! This year they’re introducing a new brew that salutes our Dark Sky Preserve in Kejimkujik National Park.

More Info: Boxing Rock at White Point

April 22: The Halifax Earth Day Extravaganza

Come out this Saturday to celebrate Earth Day at the Halifax Seaport Farmers Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Halifax Earth Day Extravaganza, brings together organizations from throughout Halifax County to educate the community on caring for the planet. Check out some of Taste’s members while at the market: Gourmandises Avenue Chocolaterie, Glenora Inn & Distillery, Laughing Whale Coffee, Tangled Garden & many more!

More Info: Earth Day at the Halifax Seaport Market

April 21 to 23: Saltscapes East Coast Expo


You don’t want to miss out on this! Be apart of the largest consumer lifestyle shows in Atlantic Canada. Keep an eye out for Taste of Nova Scotia members: The Cake Lady, Benjamin Bridge, Garrison, The Pork Shop, Barrelling Tide, Planters Ridge, Made with Local, Ironworks, Afishionando Fishmongers, Luckett Vineyards & many more!

Show dates: April 21 (12:00 p.m. – 9 p.m.), April 22 (10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) & April 23 (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
More Info: Saltscapes East Coast Expo

Save the Date!

May 512 Tides – The official annual release event for Tidal Bay. This is your chance to discover Nova Scotia’s signature white wine, and taste all twelve of the new 2016 vintage of Tidal Bay side by side!

May 5 – 7 – The Chef Massimo Capra Culinary Weekend – If you’re a food lover then this is one weekend to set aside. This is an incredible opportunity to meet world-renowned chef and Chopped Canada judge Massimo Capra in an extravagant culinary weekend experience at Fox Harb’r Resort.

May 12 & 13The Annual Full house Craft Beer Fest – This event has the most Nova Scotia craft brewers ever assembled under one roof! Keep an eye out for Taste members: Boxing Rock Brewing, Garrison Brewing, Meander River Farm & Brewery & Propeller Brewing.

May 27East Coast Cider Festival – This is the province’s very first cider festival! Keep an eye out for Taste members: Bulwark Cider, Annapolis Cider, L’Acadie Vineyards, Meander River, Planters Ridge, Heartwood & Meadowbrook Meat Market.

May 27Northumbeerfest at Pictou Lodge Beach Resort – A festival celebrating great Nova Scotia craft beer and great Nova Scotian entertainment.

June 16 – 18 – A Taste of Devour – ‘Devour! The Food Film Fest’ Tour is Coming! For the second year in a row, Fox Harb’r Resort is partnering with Michael Howell and Lia Rinaldo to bring ‘Devour, The Food Film Fest’ to Fox Harb’r Resort!

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