What’s Cooking August 28 to September 4?
We may be going into the last long weekend of the summer, but here in Nova Scotia we’re showing no signs of slowing down! This week, grab your dancing shoes and get ready – from live tunes to cooking demonstrations, we’ve got it all: local food, local drink and local adventure.
Don’t forget, August is Blueberry Month at Taste of Nova Scotia and we’ve had a berry good time sharing our awesome locally inspired recipes, experiences and ideas with you. In one more week, get ready for our next taste of the month (hint: you’ll want to enjoy one a day to keep the doctor away!)
August 29: The Kilted Chef at Comeau’s Sea Foods
The Kilted Chef comes to Clare! Swing by Comeau’s Sea Foods in Saulnierville between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to celebrate Nova Scotia seafood with Comeau’s and The Kilted Chef Alain Bosse. From live cooking demonstrations to chowder and seafood samples, your taste buds won’t want to miss out on this tasty celebration! Before you leave, be sure to stock up on seafood from the Comeau’s stockroom and buy a copy of The Kilted Chef’s newest book, The Acadian Kitchen; all proceeds from book sales that day will go to Atelier De Clare.
More information: Comeau’s Sea Foods Presents The Kilted Chef
August 30: Wild Blueberry Kitchen Party
Blueberry month may almost be over, but Masstown Market isn’t letting it go out without a bang! Visit them on Thursday to join in their Wild Blueberry Kitchen Party, as part of the Wild Blueberry Harvest Festival. Pick up a wild blueberry treat at Masstown Market and head over to the onsite lighthouse for an evening of live music featuring Bruce Elliot and Friends from 6 p.m-8 p.m.
More information: Wild Blueberry Harvest Festival
August 30: Live at the Lodge at Pictou Lodge
Summer in Nova Scotia isn’t complete without a trip to the Northumberland Shore! We recommend visiting Pictou Lodge Beach Resort for their last Live at the Lodge show of the season. Indulge in some delicious Nova Scotia seafood for supper and stick around for the tunes of local musician Albert Dunnewold. Great food and great music; it doesn’t get much better than this! Show starts at 8 p.m.
More information: Live at the Lodge
August 31: Cask Friday
Head to Schoolhouse Brewery for one of their last Cask Friday events as they unleash yet another experimental brew for everyone to try. Get there early to get a tour of their brewery while you sip on some of their classics like the Principal Ale or the Staffroom Stout.
More information: Cask Friday at Schoolhouse Brewery
September 3: Lobster Bay Culinary Adventure
Have you ever wanted to learn how to perfectly boil a Nova Scotia lobster? Join the Argyler Lodge for a lesson that will leave your taste buds tingling – just in time for dinner! The fun-filled evening begins with a glass of Nova Scotia wine by the ocean where you will help build the wood-fire and boil your lobster dinner. Whether this is your first lobster or your fiftieth, you won’t forget this incredible culinary and seaside experience!
More information: Lobster Bay Culinary Adventure
Nova Scotia Culinary Trails
Gearing up for a final summer adventure this Labour Day weekend? No matter where your travels take you in Nova Scotia this long weekend, be sure to pair it with stops on the Good Cheer Trail, Nova Scotia Chowder Trail or the Nova Scotia Lobster Trail. With stops all over the province, from Yarmouth through to Cape Breton, nothing pairs better with a long weekend than local food and drink. What will you discover?
Savour the Trail (September 29) — Discover a unique way to savour the fall at Keji. Enjoy a variety of nature-inspired and locally sourced dishes and beverages while hiking among the beautiful fall scenery of Kejimkujik. It will satisfy your soul AND your palate!
NSLC’s Festival of Wines (September 25-29) — Experience the wines of North America with this year’s Festival of Wines, as guests are taken on a journey through Canada and U.S. wine country. Make sure to buy your tickets for the Grand Tastings on September 28 & 29!
Chef Night With Wild Caraway (October 14)— Sugar Moon Farm will be hosting a chef night featuring the Wild Caraway Restaurant and Café. The menu will be created around what’s available in their gardens, the seashore and the forest at that time.