What’s Cooking: April 21-28

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Spring is in full bloom as we’re nearing the end of the month! This week’s What’s Cooking has dinner plan ideas, as well as new products and openings you can enjoy to savour the last few days of April.

The Whiskey Teller

Always wanted to explore the culinary side of Spain? Now is your chance! Join The Whiskey Telling on April 24 in taking your taste buds on a trip to Spain with their Spanish cuisine special. Make your reservations by emailing them at info@thewhiskeyteller.com or calling at 902-532-0000.

Founders House Dining

Founders House will be hosting a WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) Level One event on April 27. You will have the opportunity to increase your wine knowledge by tasting 10 styles of wines and experiment with food and wine pairings. This course is open to the public and can register here.

Grand Pré Wines

a bottle of grand pre tidal bay sits in a wall hanger

Grand Pré Wines is officially open for the season! Join them at their wine shop Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. till 5 p.m. to try their 2021 vintage Tidal Bay or one of their other delicious wines!

Hop Scotch Dinner Club

April 30th is the last night to try out Hop Scotch Dinner Clubs‘s Wednesday Night Tasting menu! This tasting menu includes an $85 seven-course chef’s choice and $35 wine pairings.

Java Blend Coffee

Java Blend introduces their first electric-roasted coffee: Brewtiful Future. This months’ Community Cups coffee is extra special since it’s the first Java Blend coffee to be roasted in their fully electric Stronghold S9x. Plus, the beans were sourced through the Todos al Agua Program- an RGC 3E Sustainability Program that supports farmers in water conservation and climate change resilience.

$1 from every bag sold will be donated to the Clean Foundation.

Burger Wars

There’s still time to take in the Annapolis Valley Burger Wars! During the month of April, burger lovers can visit as many of the featured restaurants as possible to vote for their favourite burger! For every featured burger sold at one of the participating restaurants, $1 will be donated to Campaign for Kids to help raise funds for financially disadvantaged children in Kings County.

Participating Taste of Nova Scotia members include: the Union StreetCrystany’s BrasserieMaritime Express Cider Co.Paddy’s Irish Brewpub & Rosie’s Restaurant (Wolfville & Kentville), Cumin Kitchen and DrinkKellock’s RestaurantChurch Brewing Co., Winegrunt Wine Bar, and the Whiskey Teller.

Craft Beer Month

Did you know April is Craft Beer Month in Nova Scotia? Treat yourself to a local craft beer this month and support Nova Scotia’s Brewers! Learn more at https://bit.ly/37crK0Q

Halifax Burger Bash

The Coast’s Halifax Burger Bash is back! From April 28 till May 7, you will be able to try out 130 burgers to try over the course of 10 days.

Participating Taste members include 2 Doors Down, Lot Six Bar and Restaurant, Unchained Kitchen (Chain Yard Urban Cidery,) The Press Gang Restaurant and Oyster Bar, The Sou’Wester Gift & Restaurant, Evan’s Seafood and The Carleton.

South Shore Fish Shack

two pieces of fish and fries sit on a checkered paper in a red basket on a wooden table

The South Shore Fish Shack is reopening for the season on Friday, April 29th and they can’t wait to SEA you! Mark your calendars!

Featured Recipe: Atlantic Sea Scallop BLT

BLTs are a tried and true favourite for many people. Looking for a way to jazz it up? This Atlantic Sea Scallop BLT is the answer! This recipe takes a timeless sandwich to the next level by using Comeau Sea Foods Ltd. bacon-wrapped scallops, marinated tomatoes and garlic aioli. The result? Your lunchtime staple, with a Nova Scotian flair.

Grocery List

Get Comeau Sea Foods Ltd. Bacon Wrapped Scallops at Sobeys, Superstore, independent retailers, through Comeau Sea Foods’ online shop and at their retail store/stockroom.

Get local produce from Noggins Corner Farm Market, Stirling Fruit Farms Ltd., Masstown Market or one of the many other Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia.

Get local bread from Boulangerie La Vendéenne.

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