What’s Cooking at Home: May 28 – June 3

There’s lots to get excited about this week, including everything from wine samplers and golfing to restaurants and patios re-opening! Keep reading for this weeks savoury feature recipe and a tip on how you can continue to support local from the comfort of home.

Heres a look at what’s cooking (at home):

Petite Rivière Vineyards

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Get your glass ready! Petite Rivière Vineyards has a Red Wine Sampler available right now. A perfect purchase for red wine lovers, those looking to try out new wine or even a great gift idea! This case includes Mighty Maroon Fortified, Mighty Moon Red, Crescent Moon, Three Churches Red, Kissing Brook, and Italy Cross all at the specialty price of $125!

Nook & Cranny Brew Pub

Picture of the patio at Nook & Cranny Brew Pub

Home of Truro’s largest patio, Nook & Cranny Brew Pub will be opening back up June 5! This is the perfect spot to sit outside and enjoy the warm weather while indulging in some local food and drink!

The Ostrich Club

The Ostrich Club is now taking reservations for when they open June 5! They have worked hard on a safe floor plan and are very excited to have you return. Their menu consists of local produce with flavour inspirations from around the world. Reservations are now available on their website!

Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre

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Time to set sail for a nautical adventure! Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre will be reopening June 19! They are proud to bring you newly renovated guest rooms with local artwork, stylish furniture and the same nautical flair that you’ve grown to love. That’s not all! As a bonus, they now have a new lobby and the Three Sheets Bar + Social, as well as a new menu designed by Director of Culinary, Chef Nathan Guggenheimer. Vacation awaits!

Rudder’s Seafood Restaurant & Brew Pub

Rudder's Brew Pub

The wait is over! Rudder’s Seafood Restaurant & Brew Pub is reopening its doors June 5 and they are so excited to see you. They will be following all necessary protocols, including limited seating. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for details! They’ll be open daily at 11:30 a.m.

Chanterelle Country Inn & Cottages

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Chanterelle Country Inn & Cottages is officially open for business June 5! They are taking all protocols needed in order to keep their guests safe during this time. To book your stay you can visit their website or you can also stop by and visit their restaurant and screened in patio!

Trellis Café

South Shore FIsh Cakes

Trellis Café is officially opening its doors Saturday June 6! Their hours will be 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. and they will be offering their full menu of delicious homemade and locally sourced meals.

Brooklyn Warehouse

The Brooklyn Warehouse

Back and better than ever, the Brooklyn Warehouse will be opening their doors June 10 for lunch, brunch and dinner. Reservations, walk-ins and takeout will all be available! Their new hours are now Wednesday to Friday noon – 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Crystany’s Brasserie

Crystanys Brasserie

Reopening June 5, Crystany’s Brasserie is available for dine-in and curb-side pick-up! Set times will be in place for dinner seating’s, which is set for an hour per table. Time to indulge in some delicious gluten-free local food & drink!

Schoolhouse Brewery

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Just in time for patio season! Schoolhouse Brewery is back in session June 5 and they can’t wait to see you on their patio. Time to soak up the sun with a cold beer in hand!

Lane’s Privateer Inn

Lanes Privateer Inn

The coffee window is now open at Lane’s Privateer Inn Wednesday to Sunday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. You can order at the window or call ahead at 902-354-3456. They also have their full menu available for takeout Wednesday to Sunday, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. and their restaurant will be ready for dine-in June 5!

Gabrieau’s Bistro

Gabrieau's Bistro

It’s lobster time! Gabrieau’s Bistro is reopening June 5. Cooked markets are available Thursday to Saturday for $10 per pound. Call them at 902-863-1925 to pre-order and help support local fishermen. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for daily dinner specials!

The Shore Club Lobster Suppers

Lobster at The Shore Club

Craving lobster? The Shore Club Lobster Suppers is now offering contact-free lobsters with coleslaw and creamy potato salad for pickup only on Sundays! Announcements will be made on their website and Facebook page regarding updates and pickup times. Stay tuned!

Feature Recipe: Stuffed Pork with Apple & Sage

Stuffed Pork

There’s nothing not to like about this week’s feature recipe, Stuffed Pork with Apple & Sage. This savoury dish features delicious local ingredients such as Ironworks Distillery’s apple brandy, local Gouda cheese, Nova Scotia Honeycrisp apples, Nova Scotia honey, and The Pork Shop’s applewood smoked bacon. You can pair this dish with a fresh salad, or with some produce that is in season such as asparagus, beet greens, fiddleheads, radish and sweet potatoes.

For a drink pairing, try a glass of fresh and sweet Wild Blueberry Lemonade, or have it on its own while out on the patio!

Tip for supporting local

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If you’re wondering whether or not your favourite restaurant is open or looking to make a reservation somewhere new, keep an eye on out for these weekly updates! Now that restaurants have been given the go-ahead to open their doors, there will be lots of changes happening with dine-in availability and takeout. You can also follow our Instagram stories (@TasteofNS) for live updates!

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