What’s Cooking: April 7-14

New, new, new! Many of our members have announced new drinks and updated menus just in time for the sunny weather. Plus, try out this week’s featured recipe: Beer & Cheese dip! Perfect for an afternoon snack or for a night of celebrating.

Saltbox Brewing Co.

Saltbox Brewing Co. is releasing a new cider in their taproom this Friday! Just in time for the warm weather, Hopscotch Hopped Cider is an off-dry cider, featuring citrus on the nose and grapefruit on the palate with supportive flavours of apple and blueberry.  Order online or visit their taproom to try it out.

Still Fired Distilleries

Still Fired has welcomed a new gin to their lineup – Barrel Aged Fundy Gin! This gin is described as very sippable and smooth. It will be available to sample and purchase this weekend at the Saltscapes Expo and also available at the distillery retail store, Lequille Country Store and online.

Planters Ridge Winery

It’s your last chance to try out Planters Ridge‘s guided Cheese, Chocolate and Wine tasting! During this hour-long experience, you’ll be led through some of Nova Scotia’s finest craft products including cheeses from That Dutchman’s Cheese Farm and chocolates from Petite Patrie Chocolate, thoughtfully paired with four Planters Ridge wines. To purchase a ticket, visit their website or call them at 902-542-2711. Available until April 30.

Hop Scotch Dinner Club

A new season calls for a new menu! Hop Scotch Dinner Club updated their menu with new dishes that sure won’t disappoint. Try out their new menu and book your reservations by calling them at 902-420-9626 or by emailing them at hopscotchdinnerclub.com. Walk-ins are welcome.

Made With local

Made With Local revealed their new flavour – Rainbow Chip! In honour of their 10th birthday and spring, this new bar includes naturally coloured white chocolate chips, a splash of pure vanilla and organic coconut. Order your case of Rainbow Chip online today.

Founders House Dining & Drinks

Join Founders House this weekend for a special Co-Chef Collab with Chef Bryce Heron and Chef Chris Pyne. After years of expanding their careers separately, both Chefs are excited to work cohesively once again to bring you a stunning mixture of their individual talents. This special collaboration dinner is a five-plate tasting menu where you explore both chefs’ culinary relationships from past and present.

For more information and to book your reservation, visit their website.

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

Featured Recipe: Beer and Cheese Dip

Looking for a quick, easy and cheesy appetizer? This Beer & Cheese dip recipe is a perfect snack to pair with a local beer for a night of entertaining or celebrating. Grab your cheese-loving, beer-drinking friends and enjoy!

Grocery List

Get Local Beer from Boxing Rock Brewing, Garrison Brewing Company, Propeller Brewing Company, Saltbox Brewing Company, Meander River Farm & BrewerySchoolhouse Brewery, Sober Island Brewery, the Church Brewing Company, Paddy’s Brewpub, Shipwright Brewing Company, Sea Level Brewing Co., Tatamagouche Brewing Co., Wayfarers Ale Society, Rudders Brewpub
Get Local Cheese from  Knoydart Farm, Fox Hill Cheese House, That Dutchman’s Cheese Farm, or Masstown Creamery

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