What’s Cooking at Home: June 4 – 11

This weeks update is full of surprises! From frozen meals to new ciders and virtual beer school, there’s a lot of variety in this update! Keep reading to find out what restaurants are now open in your region and this weeks feature recipe.

The Flying Apron Inn & Cookery Ltd.

Photo of: Dining on the Ocean Floor Appitizer

The Flying Apron Inn & Cookery Ltd. is now open for dine-in! You can call ahead for reservations or order takeout as well. Not ready for dine-in? They have you covered! They are also offering frozen meals and soup. Take a look at their delicious menu!

Lake City Cider

As proud sponsors of Halifax Pride, Lake City Cider has relaunched their District Pride Rosé cider! Dark currant house-fermented wine is blended their District 5 cider to create this limited time drink. Wondering where to find it? It’s available through the cidery itself (retail window open, plus delivery within HRM and shipping) and the NSLC. Also available: their limited edition pride t-shirts! Now available online and at their walk-up retail window.

Boxing Rock Brewing

Boxing Rock Hunky Dory

Do you love beer and want to know more about it? Boxing Rock Brewing is now offering a Virtual Beer School! Lessons include Craft Beer 101, Beer & Food, Travel the World Through Beer and more. Each lesson will include three beers, some great resources and a link to the virtual lesson. This would be a great Father’s Day gift or a great opportunity to expand your beer knowledge!

Hopscotch Dinner Club

Hopscotch Dinner

The new weekly menu from Hopscotch Dinner Club at Chives Canadian Bistro is now available! Ordering is available through their website; whether you’re looking for a snack or the whole menu, there’s lots of tasty options to choose from! You’re also now able to pick up your orders from Wednesday to Sunday between 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. and ordering will be live each day until noon for same day pick up.

Chain Yard Urban Cidery

Picture of Chain Yard Cider Product

Chain Yard Urban Cidery‘s award winning GinxBerry cider is now available in cans! This fresh and crisp cider is a blend of house-made cranberry wine and their foundation cider, mixed with juniper-soaked gin from Compass Distillers It’s bursting with notes of botanicals and cranberry, perfect for a warm evening on the patio! Purchase it through Chain Yard’s website – your order will be available for pick up, delivery or shipping.

Charlotte Lane Cafe & Gift Shop

Brunch, gifts, takeout, oh my! Charlotte Lane Cafe & Gift Shop is offering brunch takeout on Saturday, June 13. They’ll be taking orders from noon – 2 p.m. on June 11. Their menu consists of eggs benny, bluenose spinach salad with chicken and peanut butter pie. Yum! They’re also offering gift items that are perfect for Father’s Day. This includes beautiful pottery, spices, bottle openers, hunting knives and a large selection of nature photographs. Want to know what’s on their menu each week? Sign up for their newsletter to be the first to know!

Restaurants Open for Dine In Service by Region

As many of you know, June 5 marked a special day in our province; our local restaurants were allowed to re-open their doors for dine in service! Here’s a quick list of some Taste of Nova Scotia restaurants (by region) that have re-opened so far.

Halifax Metro
2 Doors Down (both Halifax and Dartmouth locations), Battery Park Beer Bar and Eatery, Brooklyn Warehouse, Heartwood Restaurant, Lot Six, Morris East, Obladee, a Wine Bar (opening June 12), The Old Apothecary Bakery & Café, The Ostrich Club, The Press Gang Restaurant & Oyster Bar and Waterfront Warehouse.

South Shore
Capt. Kat’s Lobster Shack, Grand Banker Bar & Grill, Kiwi Café, Lane’s Privateer Inn, Rebecca’s Restaurant, Salt Shaker Deli, Sou’Wester Restaurant & Gift Shop, The Biscuit Eater Café and Bookstore, The Quarterdeck Resort, The South Shore Fish Shack, Trellis Café, White Point Beach Resort

Yarmouth & Acadian Shores
Argyler Lodge & Restaurant, Rudder’s Seafood Restaurant & Brew Pub

Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley
Bistro 22Crystany’s BrasserieFounders House Dining & Drinks, Halls Harbour Lobster Pound & RestaurantLe Caveau Restaurant at Grand Pré Winery, Nook & Cranny Brewpub, Paddy’s Brewpub & Rosie’s Restaurant, The Church Brewing Company, The Flying Apron Inn & CookeryThe Union Street

Northumberland Shore
Gabrieau’s Bistro, Main Street Café, Snow Queen

Cape Breton Island
Clove Hitch Bar & Bistro, Governor’s Pub & Eatery, Inverary Resort

Not ready to dine in yet? Many of them are still offering take out meals. For more information on which restaurants are open in your region, visit out Get Your Hands on Local page.

Feature Recipe: Lobster Roll Potato Salad

BBQ season is upon us and what makes a better side than Lobster Roll Potato Salad?! By matching the zest of the lemon and tang of the mustard, our salty Nova Scotia lobster is highlighted beautifully in this simple, yet succulent dish. You’ll be the talk of the party if you bring this to your next bubble family BBQ!

For drink pairings, nothing goes better with our seafood than Nova Scotia signature Tidal Bay. This would also pair perfectly with a light, crisp Nova Scotia craft beer or even The Trapped Lobster to keep the lobster theme going!

How To Keep Supporting Local

Lots of changes have been made over the last few weeks! Restaurants, wineries, breweries, resorts, and more are beginning to open their doors again. If you’re wanting to venture out for a dine-in experience, keep an eye on these weekly Whats Cooking blogs where we will be updating who is now open by region, making it easy to find what’s available near you!

You can also keep an eye on our Get Your Hands on Local page to find out how to support local restaurants, producers, farmers, artisans and more.

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