What’s Cooking: February 16 – 23

Three women smile and enjoy beer from Shipwright Brewing Company at the wooden bar

We’re only half way through February and we’ve already had so many different local culinary experiences! Nova Scotia is prime for great food being shared with family and friends – this month is truly a foodie’s haven here.

Continue reading this week’s What’s Cooking to discover more delicious products and events coming up this week.

Photo of: Digby Pines Scallops

Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa

Get ready for a brand new place for delicious food, live music and great entertainment at Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa! Located at The 19th Hole of the Digby Pines golf course, The Trophy Room will soon be your go-to spot for Friday and Saturday night fun from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Join them for their grand opening on February 16; visit their Facebook page for additional information!

Shipwright Brewing Company

Get ready to be taken back in time to the 90s! Shipwright Brewing Company is hosting a throwback night at their taproom on February 17. DJ Bomber will be spinning some throwbacks including genres like hip hop, reggae, and funk. The fun kicks off at 9 p.m.; make sure to stop by for great music, drinks, and food!

The Acadian Room Restaurant at the Old Orchard Inn & Spa

Shake off the winter blues this Saturday with hot summer classics at The Old Orchard Inn. DJ Mike Butler is playing all the hot summer classics to get you ready for the hot weather! Make a night of it by grabbing dinner at the Acadian Room pre-show and staying the night at the Inn after the show. Don’t forget to purchase your tickets soon!

Good Robot Brewing

Looking for a brand new light beer to try out? Look no further – Good Robot Brewing Company has just announced Good Robot Ultra. Featuring only 100 calories and 3 grams of carbs per can, Ultra provides the experience of a crisp beer without the guilt.  Life may be heavy, but beer doesn’t have to be; stop by any of their Robie Street taproom to try Ultra today!

The Canteen on Portland

Say hello to the Italian Sausage Melt! The Canteen on Portland has just created a delectable tasting melt focusing on the flavours and taste of Italian sausage. Enjoy an Italian pork sausage patty, San Marzano tomato & basil sauce, melted mozzarella, basil pesto and arugula on sesame seed bun. Head down over to The Canteen to order this today!

Capt. Kat’s Lobster Shack

Get ready lobster lovers! In the spirit of the Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl, we’re covering one of Capt. Kat’s Lobster Shack’s signature dishes. The Lobster Fondue is a unique and mouthwatering dish that highlights the finest Atlantic lobster. Fresh sauteed Nova Scotian lobster is served on skewers with zesty garlic toast. To top it all off, you get a delicious pot of warm lobster cream for dip. This is an absolute must try meal, so make sure to check out Capt. Kat’s Lobster shack if you’re in the South Shore.

Church Brewing Company

It’s Forgive Me Father February! This heavenly coffee stout comes from Church Brewing Company and is a beautiful blend of dark beer, coffee, and chocolate. Cold-steeped local coffee adds a balance of fruit tones, and subtle caramel notes. Head to Church Brewing’s taproom for pint or order a couple of six-packs online.


Featured Recipe: Cured Hamilton’s Rainbow Trout with Cucumber & Microgreen Salad

Trout on a white plate, garnished with greens. The plate is on a white table cloth surrounded by two glasses and a bottle of rosé, and some orange flowers.

This elevated recipe for Cured Rainbow Trout with Cucumber and Micro Green Salad from Founders House Dining & Drinks is perfectly light for a pre-dinner appetizer. Using sustainably caught rainbow trout from Hamilton’s Fish Farm, this recipe pairs perfectly with a crisp glass of Nova Scotian rosé.

Local Source Guide

Hamilton’s Fish Farm Rainbow Trout: Contact Hamilton’s Fish Farm  for information regarding sales.

Local Microgreens: Noggins Corner Farm Market, Stirling Fruit Farms Ltd.,Scotian GoldMasstown MarketUprooted Market & Café, or one of the many other Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia.

Rosé wine: L’Acadie Vineyards, Avondale Sky WineryBlomidon Estate WineryBenjamin Bridge, Grand Pré WinesGaspereau Vineyards, Jost VineyardsLuckett VineyardsLightfoot & Wolfville VineyardsMercator VineyardsPlanters Ridge Winery, Lost Bell Estate Winery.

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