What’s Cooking: February 23 – March 1

As February winds down, we get ready to March forward. However, before we get into the month of Maple, we have a couple of great events and products to take attend and enjoy.

Read more to find out what’s happening this week in the culinary world of Nova Scotia!

Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl

All good things must come to an end, and that includes the Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl – for this year, anyway! To wrap off this year’s festivities with a bang, stop by the Old Fish Factory Restaurant & Bar for the Lobster Crawl Tail End Reception. Taking place on Friday, February 23 from 6 – 8 p.m., this celebration will include lots of great tastes of Nova Scotia. Buy your tickets now!

Delectable Desserts

Each February, in honour of African Heritage Month, Delectable Desserts features their Black Futures Cake/Cupcakes; all profits from the sale of these products are donated to local initiatives working to better the future for Black youth in their community. In representation of love and joy, this year’s feature cake is called Black Excellence,  and is a chocolate cake layered with passion fruit curd and chocolate mousse, topped with chocolate ganache and gold painted chocolate hearts. They also have a feature pack of Black Excellence cupcakes, carefully chosen to reflect the theme of love.

Order these cakes in support of a great cause by visiting their website or giving them a call 902-468-2700.

Still Fired Distilleries

New merch will be soon available at Still Fired Distilleries! The official winner of Still Fired’s T-shirt Designed Contest has been crowned and the features Hooch the Pooch, Still Fired’s resident dog. Hooch has been providing his canine expertise to the distillery since June of 2017 and is known for his personal greetings to customers and the morale boost he brings. Congratulations to the designer of the winning shirt, Danielle Mahood  – stay tuned for more information on how to pick one of these shirts up!

Benjamin Bridge

Grab your skates and tasting glasses for a new addition at Benjamin Bridge; their outdoor ice-skating rink! Skate around with family and friends while enjoying the beautiful overlooking view of Gaspereau Valley. The rink entry fee is only $5, and half of every entry fee charge will go directly to Feed Nova Scotia. Grab your skates and head over today!

obladee gift pack

Obladee A Wine Bar

Obladee, A Wine Bar is now offering a sparkling, delicious, and non-alcoholic option for your next gift box. Pick up a Ruby Piquette Zero from Benjamin Bridge with your next order of a Wine and Cheese Gift Box from Obladee! These gift boxes feature locally made dark chocolate, mouthwatering cheese crisps, and a bottle of either red, white, or sparkling wine. For those who want a Ruby Piquette Zero, make sure to choose the non-alcoholic option on the website.

Schoolhouse Brewery

Join Schoolhouse Brewery every Thursday for a smoking deal on a burger and fries. Featuring all local ingredients, Schoolhouse’s burgers are packed with some of the best local flavours Nova Scotia has to offer. Top it off with their special burger sauce and a side of golden fries. Dine in at the taproom to take advantage of this great deal.

Propeller Brewing Company

Do you like root beer? Do you like cocktails? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you should check out Propeller Brewing’s Hard Root Beer Float. This delicious cocktail features root beer, locally blended vodka, and creamy vanilla to help bring out the old-school flavour. The Hard Root Beer Float is a fresh, unique twist on the vintage beverage. Pick one (or two) up at available locations, or online at Propeller Brewing’s website.

Featured Recipe: Tatamagouche Ice Creamery’s Ultimate Campfire S’mores Sundae

Two sundaes sit in clear bowls. Marshmallows and chocolate are scattered throughout the image.

A campfire favourite meets ice cream goodness in this recipe. This Ultimate Campfire S’more Sundae will take you straight to the campfire! Enjoy eating delicious local ice cream from Tatamagouche Ice Creamery with your friends or family with this decadent treat.

Local Source Guide

Tatamagouche Ice Creamery: Purchase ice cream at their retail location in Tatamagouche or keep an eye out for their presence at pop-up shops and farmers’ markets across the province.

Honey: Purchase honey from Cornect Family Farm at the Antigonish Farmers’ Market or at one of their retailers around the province.

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