What’s Cooking: August 5 – 12

Workshops, dinners, tastings, new product releases and awards! This week has so much to offer. Keep reading this week’s What’s Cooking to find out more!

Meander River Farm & Brewery

Meander River Farm & Brewery will be hosting a bouquet workshop this weekend. Come out on August 7 for a workshop led by Master Gardener and owner, Brenda. Find more information and get your tickets here.

Dory Mates’ Seafood Shop & Lightship Brewing Company

Dory Mates’ Seafood Shop and Lightship Brewing Company are hosting weekly lobster dinners throughout the summer. On Thursday nights at 5:30 p.m. from now until the end of September, enjoy a delicious lobster dinner with live music right on the waterfront. Get your tickets here.

Lieutenant-Governor’s Awards

lieutenant governor wine awards 2022 recipients

Four wines received the 2022 Lieutenant-Governor’s Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines at a ceremony at Government House last Thursday. To be considered, wineries from across the province submit up to three commercially available wines made with 100-per-cent Nova Scotian grapes for an independent panel of experts to taste in a blind tasting. The panel of experts selects the top four submissions for the annual award.

This year’s recipients are:

Halifax Seaport Cider & Beerfest

Halifax Seaport Cider & Beerfest is back with 300 craft beer, ciders and fizzy drinks! There will be four sessions from August 4th to 6th. Tickets include 10 complimentary drink tickets for 4 oz samples. Extra drink tickets will be five for $10. Get your tickets here.

Benjamin Bridge

Benjamin Bridge just released their limited edition 2020 Riesling Col Fondo. This wine is forward and racy with tension-driven notes of lemon-flavoured shaved ice and icy mango. Get yours here.

Sugar Moon Farm

Sugar Moon Farm presents the Canadian Maple Indulgence. Happening at 6 p.m. on August 12, this is an exclusive behind-the-scenes experience for a small number of guests. The event includes a private behind-the-scenes tour with the owner, charcuterie and maple cocktails, a cozy fireside table in the log restaurant and a relaxed evening as Sugar Moon Chef Mike Spurrell presents a multi-course farm-to-table dinner and shares some of his maple culinary explorations. Book your spot here.

Featured Recipe:  Blueberry Honey Cake with Bluenose Rum Sauce

This warm, sweet dish will bring you home to Nova Scotia with every bite! Warm blueberry cake with a rum sauce is a local favourite for any occasion.

Fresh produce can be purchased at Noggins Corner Farm MarketStirling Fruit FarmsMasstown Market or one of the many other Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia.

Cornect Family Farm honey can be purchased at various retailers throughout Nova Scotia, visit their website to find out where.

Ironworks Distillery’s Bluenose Rum can be purchased at Ironworks Distillery, select Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia, at your local NSLC store or specialty liquor stores.

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