What’s Cooking April 29 – May 6?

Where has the month of April gone? It seems like time flies when you’re having fun with all of our Taste of Nova Scotia members! This week, show off your beer expertise, dance to Latin music while enjoying a glass of wine, create a watercolor painting, cheers to Star Wars, attend a wine blending seminar, or surround yourself with craft beer at Full House.


May 1: Beer Trivia Night at Propeller

Fancy yourself a beer snob? A home brewer with all the answers? Come try your luck at Beer Trivia at the Propeller Brewing Tasting Room on Gottingen Street! Three rounds of beer-focused questions with topics like beer styles, regions, slogans, mascots, home-brewing, and even a beer-themed music round! Prizes for each round, and a prize for the overall high score.

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May 1: Son Latino at Obladee

Join Obladee the first Wednesday of each month to sample delicious wines and enjoy an intimate performance by Halifax’s hottest Latin band! Featuring dynamic musicians from Cuba, Colombia, Mexico, and Canada, Son Latino is a favourite live ensemble for salsa dancers and Latin music aficionados in Halifax. This past summer they saw a standing-room-only performance at Halifax Jazz Fest and a pair of sold-out tributes to Buena Vista Social Club at The Music Room.

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May 4: Watercolor & Wine!

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Grab your friends and come to the Petite Riviere winery for an afternoon of painting you won’t forget! Dennis Curran will help you create a watercolor painting and you get to take your masterpiece home. Tickets include a glass of wine, light snacks and all painting supplies. Space is limited so get your tickets before they’re gone!

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May 4: Demo & Dine – Ocean Playground

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In this interactive tasting demo, the chef cooks front and center, while you sit back, relax and learn through watching, listening and tasting. This fish-forward class features all of your ocean favorites. Kitchen Door will show you how to ceviche, smoke, steam, flip and fry their many catches of the day.

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May 4: Star Wars Day at Propeller

May the fourth is upon you and Propeller Brewing is excited to celebrate, bigger and better than last year! To kick things off the arcade will be open all day, “Falcon’s Flight through the Galaxy” and “Chewie, We’re Home” casks will be on the bartop, Star Wars Vandal Doughnuts will be available, and your first pint is $5 if you’re wearing a Star Wars t-shirt or costume. You won’t want to miss out on this sci-fi celebration.

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May 4: Red Wine Tasting & Blending Seminar

How does a winemaker select the varietals and the proportion of each to create a blended wine? Dive into this question and more at Planter’s Ridge upcoming seminar led by local Sommelier Amy Savoury. You will be guided through a vertical tasting of the award-winning 2015, 2016 and not-yet-released 2017 Quintessence Red wines, make your way to the cellar to do a barrel tasting of each of the varietals that make up the Quintessence Red blend,  then you will take a hands-on approach to wine making to experiment and create your own 2018 Quintessence Red blend! Play with different percentages of each varietal and find a mix that suits your palate.

More Information: Red Wine Tasting & Blending Seminar

May 4: Full House – Craft Beer Fest

You won’t find more Nova Scotia craft breweries under one roof anywhere else! The theme of Full House is “What’s New”, so many of the breweries will be featuring new products and you will find some of the newer breweries at their first event. We recommend checking out Taste members: Boxing Rock Brewing CompanyGarrison Brewing Co.Meander River FarmNine Locks Brewing Co.Paddys Brewpub & Rosies Restaurant in WolfvillePropeller Brewing CompanySaltbox BrewerySober Island Brewing CompanyTatamagouche Brewing Co.Wayfarers’ Ale Society.

More Information: Full House – Craft Beer Fest

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Italian Chef Night (May 10): Treat someone special to an evening out at Sugar Moon Farm. Join Chef Craig Flinn of Chives Canadian Bistro & 2DoorsDown for a maple-inspired dinner with Nova Scotia wines and live music… all in a sugar camp setting.

12 Tides Annual Release and Tasting Event (May 10): Discover Nova Scotia’s premium white wine at the Tidal Bay Annual Release and Tasting Event, hosted at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel.

Mother’s Day Floral Design Workshop & Dinner (May 12): Enjoy an unforgettable experience this Mother’s Day with Avondale Sky Winery and Two Birds One Stone Farm. Create your own spring floral arrangement, explore the winery while sipping your way through a tasting of their award-winning wines, and enjoy a multi-course meal prepared by Chef Justin Floyd. Ticket price includes workshop, wine tasting and dinner.

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet (May 12): The Flying Apron is now taking reservations for their Annual Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet. Bring the whole family – there is something for everyone on the delicious buffet menu. This popular event will sell out quickly so don’t delay, book your table today!

5 Years of Meander River Beers (May 18): Hard to believe that 5 years ago, almost to the day, Meander River Farm brewed their first batch in the brewery! Join them for brews and ciders, Nomad Gourmet food truck, fireworks, and bluegrass concert by Big Country Ramblers.

Barometer Rising (May 19): This dinner spotlights Colin McIver of Dilly Dally Eats. He has been working in kitchens for years and since graduating has spent multiple years at Michelin Star restaurants. Colin is leaving Nova Scotia to work in Melbourne this fall, so The Watch That Ends The Night is very eager to showcase his skill and understanding of local ingredients this May. Please email or call to make your reservation.

Farmer’s Market Dinner (May 31 & June 1): Lincoln Street Food invites the farmers to join them for dinner where they will prepare dinner with produce from the farm. This event is always very fun and and important part of their hyper local philosophy. Offered monthly throughout the season.

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