What’s Cooking: February 3 – 9

Did you know that in Nova Scotia, February is for foodies? It’s true! With an abundance of culinary events, special menus, and new product launches taking place, this is a time of year to get out and explore all that Nova Scotia has to offer. This week alone, there’s cooking classes, wine festivals, live music, and more.

Read on for a taste of What’s Cooking in Nova Scotia this week!

Kiju’s Restaurant, Membertou Trade & Convention Centre

A photo of a plated dish at Kiju's Restaurant in Membertou

Treat your loved ones this Valentine’s Day with your own cooking! Kiju’s Restaurant at Membertou Trade & Convention Centre is holding the first of four cooking classes this Sunday (February 4). Chef Shaun Zwarun will teach you to how to cook a mouthwatering dinner for you and that special someone. Don’t miss out on this triple-threat gift of experience, quality time, and learning all rolled into one incredible gift.

Reserve your spot now at membertoutcc.com/events

Benjamin Bridge

A photo of a trio of Benjamin Bridge's Piquette Zero products. There are three hands showing, each holding a different can.

Looking for a taste of wine, but taking part in Dry February? Try Piquette Zero wine spritzers from Benjamin Bridge! Each can is delicious and alcohol-free. Try all three flavours including Original Piquette, Pink Piquette, and Ruby Piquette. Worried about sugar? Your conscience will be clear because Piquette Zero is also sugar free.

Try it today! Piqeuette Zero is available at Sobeys and online via Benjamin Bridge’s website.

The Carleton

A photo of The Carlton's Dine Around options.

Get ready for a big night at The Carleton on February 9 for a night of great music and food. Local country artist Julian Robia will be debuting his highly anticipated new single called Roll Them Pretty Eyes. Buckingham Drive will also be performing their original hits for everyone in attendance. Savour their Dine Around menu, grab your dancing shoes and get ready for a night of fun!

The Orient Chinese Cuisine

Photo: Michelle Doucette Photography/East Coast Food Stories

The Orient Chinese Cuisine is holding their annual Chinese New Year Dinner for the 8th year in a row. Join them on February 6th for a delicious 12 course feast celebrating the Year of the Dragon. Each meal is curated and crafted by award-winning chef Ivan Chan. Though this much-anticipated event is sold out for this year, mark your calendars for January 2025 for first dibs on tickets for next year!

Saltbox Brewery

A photo of three taster glasses of different Saltbox Brewery beers.

Join Saltbox Brewery every Saturday for Trivia with Michelle. Grab some five friends, settle in with your favourite pints, come up with a creative team name and give it your all! Each week is a different theme, so make sure to check out Michelle’s Facebook to prepare for this week.

Garrison Brewing

Need some drinks for the Superbowl? Garrison Brewing Company has your back! Tall Ship Light 12-packs are only $25 from now until February 11. Order online or go in person to the Seaport and The Oxford Taproom to take advantage of this deal.

Lincoln Street Food

Join Lincoln Street Food on February 9 and 10 for a celebration of Mexican dishes! Serving up some delicious food inspired by the many flavours of Mexico, you can savour the taste of house made tortillas, corn & zucchini fritters, cajeta caramel, and so much more!

To save your spot, e-mail info@lincolnstreetfood.ca to make a reservation.

Nova Scotia Winter Wine Festival

Time for the Nova Scotia Winter Wine Festival! Taking place at Luckett Vineyards, this is a great chance to celebrate and savour Nova Scotia’s incredible wine industry one sip at a time. Sample wines from L’Acadie Vineyards, Avondale Sky Winery, Benjamin BridgeDomaine de Grand Pré, Gaspereau Vineyards, Lost Bell Estate Winery, Luckett Vineyards, Lightfoot & Wolfville, Mercator Vineyards, and Planters Ridge Winery, alongside additional offerings from Annapolis Cider Company, Barrelling Tide Distillery and Church Brewing Company.

Tickets are selling fast – buy yours now!

Featured Recipe: Waterfront Warehouse Seafood Chowder

Packed full of fresh Nova Scotia seafood? Check. Creamy and delicious? Check. Ready in an hour or less? Check. This chowder recipe from Waterfront Warehouse Restaurant & Oyster House ticks all the boxes on our chowder wishlist and is the perfect comfort food on a cold, winter day.

Local Source Guide:

Produce: Noggins Corner Farm Market, Stirling Fruit Farms Ltd., Masstown Market, Uprooted Market & Cafe, or one of the many other Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia.

Seafood: Clearwater Seafoods Ltd.Fisherman’s MarketMasstown MarketEvan’s Seafoods & RestaurantComeau’s Sea Foods Ltd.Halls Harbour Lobster Pound and Restaurant, or Afishionado Fishmongers.

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