What’s Cooking: April 8 – 15
The days are getting warmer and longer, and Spring is in the air. A new week and nice weather are great reasons to try all things food and drink related that the province has to offer! This week’s What’s Cooking includes new product releases and updates from across the province. With exciting events like Burger Wars in the Annapolis Valley and Nova Scotia Craft Beer Month, there’s so much to do! Continue reading for more highlights and a great spring Fish Burger recipe.
Introducing the 2018 Vintage Cuvée from L’Acadie Vineyards! 2018 was a challenging year for Nova Scotia vineyards. A late frost on June 5 devastated much of the crop, a massive and unexpected blow for our region. L’Acadie Vineyards remained consistent with their brand of 100 per cent Nova Scotia content and the L’Acadie blanc grape demonstrated its adaptability by budding out a second time after the young more fruitful primary shoots were killed and managed to race through the season and reach all its normal milestones of bloom, veraison and harvest date.
This delicious product is available through their online store.
Calling all scallop lovers! For the rest of April, every Friday will be Scallop Friday at Kiju’s! They will be offering delicious scallop dishes every Friday for the rest of the month. These include Bay Scallop Chowder, Scallop Bruschetta, and Bay Scallop Bucatini Pasta. Don’t miss out!
The Church Brewing Co.
Spring has sprung, so Church Brewing Co. is now offering their spring menu! The menu features returning classics and new favourites, which are all available for dine in, take-out, and delivery.
This past February, Delectable Desserts partnered with the Change is Brewing Collective to create the “Black Futures” collaboration cakes. The cakes were a success, with their sales earning $1718 over the month of February. $687.20 was donated to the Change is Brewing Collective, while $1030.80 was donated to the Black Educators Association.
Luckett Vineyards has announced that their shipping is officially live for the season! They’re now offering flat fee shipping on three, six, or twelve bottle boxes within most of Canada. For more information, visit their website.
Burger Wars 2021
All April long, many 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. 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., and 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!
Mahone Bay Burger Week
Upcoming event alert! From April 26 to May 2, the 3rd Annual Mahone Bay Burger Week will take place! Participating restaurants in the Mahone Bay area will be announced on April 10, so be sure to check for updates on the event here. When you visit a participating restaurant, $1 from every burger sold will go to the Mahone Bay Food Bank.
Featured Recipe: Fish Burger
Do the long and sunny days have you dreaming of warmer weather? Us too! This fish burger has us thinking of dining outside on a warm spring evening. Made with local seafood and topped with homemade tartar sauce and coleslaw, this dish is a perfect blend of fresh flavours. Pair it with a local beer and the company of great friends. Cheers!