What’s Cooking: February 18 – 25

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February has been a month full of exciting culinary adventures, but don’t worry, there are plenty more to come this week! Continue reading this week’s What’s Cooking for business updates, new products, events, and more. We’ve also included a delicious recipe for beef short ribs with loaded mash, which makes for a great dinner recipe for a February evening!


 Get Your Hands On Local One-Year Anniversary

February 17 marks the first anniversary of Get Your Hands On Local! Have you seen the Taste of Nova Scotia logo in stores and restaurants near you?

For the past year, the province-wide, buy-local program has featured Taste of Nova Scotia signage in more than 150 retail locations across the province to assist in making local choices easier than ever before. Look for the Taste of Nova Scotia logo where you eat, drink and shop to easily find products that are harvested, grown and produced right here in Nova Scotia!

New Menu at the Five Fishermen Restaurant

Located in downtown Halifax, Five Fishermen is one of the city’s most popular seafood restaurants. Since their recent re-opening, they have created exciting new food and drink menus for you to enjoy! From seared crab cakes, to tuna & umami fried rice, their vast array of high quality dishes will make for a delicious night out!

Tatamagouche Brewing Co. Beer Releases

New product alert! Tatamagouche Brewing Co. has just launched two new products, the ŠERO Czech Dark Lager and the PAUSA PRANZO Italian Pilsner! They’re also releasing a HAYWAIN English Bitter next week!

Be sure to look for these exciting new products at WestSide Beer Wine Spirits, Harvest Wines & Spirits, Liquid Assets, your local NSLC, or by placing an online order!

SHUCK Seafood + Raw Bar

Looking for a unique winter dining experience? SHUCK Seafood + Raw Bar has a new snow globe patio dome! This dome offers the best of both worlds; sitting on a patio during the cold months AND staying warm.

The dome can seat a maximum of ten people and a minimum of six. To make a reservation, or if you have any questions, e-mail mel@rcr.ca.

The Kilted Chef

Alain Bosse the Kilted chef holding a white bowl of chili with a large pot in front

The Kilted Chef, Alain Bosse, has an exciting promotion on now! Subscribe to his newsletter, and you’ll receive a second copy of his e-book for free, just for signing up! His e-book feautures more than 100 locally-inspired recipes and many of them feature Taste of Nova Scotia products.

Subscribe to his newsletter here.


Dine Around 2021

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Halifax’s tastiest month of the year is back! Dine Around 2021 promises to be spicier, juicier, and more delicious than ever!  From February 1 – 28, savour special menus from your favourite Halifax restaurants, priced 10 – $50. This year restaurants are offering dine in, take out, and delivery options, so it’s easier than ever to #supportlocalsafely! For more information, visit www.dinearoundhfx.com.

Featured Recipe: Beef Short Ribs With Loaded Mash

A hearty dish fit for any season, this delicious recipe for Beef Short Ribs with Loaded Mash, is sure to satisfy even the hungriest dinner guest!

Grocery List

Get your hands on local produce while shopping at Noggins Corner Farm Market, Masstown Market, Stirling Fruit Farms Ltd., or one of the many Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia.

Source your local bacon from Masstown Butcher, Meadowbrook Meat Market, The Pork Shop

Get your local aged cheddar from Masstown Creamery and Knoydart Cheese House & Farm

Find local red wine from one of Nova Scotia’s wineries Avondale Sky Winery, Benjamin Bridge, Blomidon Estate Winery, Gaspereau Vineyards, Grand Pre Wines, Jost Vineyards, L’Acadie Vineyards, Lightfoot & Wolfville, Luckett Vineyards, Mercator Vineyards, Petite Riviere Vineyards, Planters Ridge Winery, Sainte-Famille Wines 

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