What’s Cooking February 1 to 7, 2017?

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Ahhh February…the month of romance and chilly winter days. Wondering what we enjoy most this time of the year? Spend this week indulging in decadent chocolates, tasting sparkling wine, or going on a yoga retreat.

February 1: Dine Around

Photo of: Savour Food & Wine Festival

Starting February 1, restaurants across the province will showcase a variety of Nova Scotia product during Dine Around. Dishes will be a mix of three course prix-fixe menus, as well as small plates. Interested? Book directly with participating restaurants (look for Taste Members: 2 Doors Down, Chives, Five Fishermen, NSCC’s Fresh Twenty One, Gio, Lot Six, Seasons by Atlantica, SHUCK Seafood + Raw Bar, The Stubborn Goat & The Waterfront Warehouse).

More Info: Dine Around

February 3 to 5: Welcome Winter Family Weekend

Photo of: Atlantica Oak Island WinterIf you’re feeling like it’s time for a family day then we have you covered! February 3 to 5 is Family weekend at the Atlantica Oak Island Resort. Enjoy a day filled with winter activities such as: family skating, snowmen contests, winter bonfires and hot chocolate! Enjoy a beautiful breakfast for the whole family before heading back to reality.

More Info: Welcome Winter Family Weekend

February 4: Benjamin Bridge vs Champagne

On February 4, join Brendan MacNeill of Benjamin Bridge and sommelier Susan Lane at Lane’s Privateer Inn. They’ll lead you through an exclusive blind tasting which features two Champagnes and four Benjamin Bridge Sparklings, paired with Nova Scotia oysters and cheese boards.

More Info: Benjamin Bridge vs Champagne

February 3 to 5: ‘Mussel’ Beach Weekend

Show us your mussels at White Point’s ‘Mussel’ Beach Weekend! Take a relaxing walk on the beach then join the beach-side bonfire for their annual mussel bake, featuring local mussels steamed over the open fire.

More Info: Mussel Beach Weekend

February 9: Decadence

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Savour Food & Wine and The Prince George Hotel bring you an evening of pure indulgence. Pairing rich artisanal cheeses and luscious chocolate with fine wine from all around the world. If you have a sweet tooth Decadence is the event for you!

February 10 to 11: Valentine’s Culinary Yoga Retreat

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Join The Flying Apron Inn & Cookery for a beautiful overnight culinary yoga retreat. Start out with their famous hands-on Falling for French cooking class. Enjoy the rest of the evening in your beautiful accommodations. Saturday morning begins with an all-levels yoga class followed by a hot breakfast. This culinary yoga retreat is the perfect way to start your weekend!

More Info: Valentine’s Culinary Yoga Retreat

February 12: The Coast’s Valentine’s Dough Ball

You’ll be sure to feel the love at this event! Located at Lot Six, enjoy sampling delicious doughnuts, cookies, candies, and cakes from 11 Halifax bakeries and restaurants. The Coast’s Valentine’s Dough Ball is the perfect gift for your sweetie!

More Info: Valentine’s Dough Ball, Photographer – Riley Smith

February 12: Discovery Centre & Dinner

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Make an eventful day around the grand opening of the brand new Discovery Centre! Whether it’s family day or date night – check out the new Discovery Centre and then head over to a local restaurant such as: Little Oak Bar, Waterfront Warehouse, Stubborn Goat, SHUCK! Seafood + Raw Bar, Tempo Food + Drink or Chives Bistro.

Save the date!

February 3 – 5‘DIY’ by the Sea at White Point Beach – Get ready to start, finish AND take home 8 new projects you’ll love while having a great time!

February 11 – Looking for something to do for Valentine’s? Planters Ridge Winery will be hosting a Valentines wine tour and dinner!

February 25 & 26 and March 4 & 5Nova Scotia Icewine Festival – highlighting Nova Scotia wine, Icewine and cuisine. An event for any wine lover, the Icewine Festival is a great way to sample the diverse styles of Icewine produced in the region, and is a great chance to try other wines as well!

February 25 & March 4 – Nova Scotia Icewine Festival & Ghostwalk – Savor a day full of wine tasting and food pairing at Domaine de Grand Pre. Shortly after, enjoy a Valley Ghostwalk at 4:00 p.m.

March 23Devour! The Sea – Enjoy the world’s largest food film festival. Featuring six of Nova Scotia’s most well-known chefs such as: Mark Gray (Battery Park Beer Bar), Craig Flinn (Chives Canadian Bistro & 2 Doors Down), Renée Lavallée (The Canteen) & Chris Velden (The Flying Apron Cookery). This is an event you don’t want to miss!

May 5 – 7 – The Chef Massimo Capra Culinary Weekend – If you’re a food lover then this is one weekend to set aside! this is an incredible opportunity to learn from world-renowned chef and Chopped Canada judge Massimo Capra in an extravagant culinary weekend experience at Fox Harb’r Resort.

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