What’s Cooking: February 4 – 11

couple walks along the beach in winter in front of White Point Beach Resort

February is already moving along quickly! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and there are specials to look forward to, new product releases, events, and exciting projects brewing. Continue reading for this week’s exciting highlights from around the province, as well as the ultimate comfort food recipe to make on a chilly February day – poutine!


Maritime Express Cider Company

New cider alert! Maritime Express Cider Co. has released their newest cider in their Storm Cider series, the Hurricane Teddy semi-dry cider. Hurricane Teddy hit Nova Scotia on September 23, 2020, as a post-tropical storm, causing a few unlucky apple farms in the Annapolis Valley to lose their apples. This cider was made for those salvaged apples.

Hurricane Teddy is a smooth and bubbly cider. It has hints of fresh apple, white cranberry, kiwi, and delicate aromas of pear and green apple. Be sure to give it a try!

La Cuisine Robicheau reopening

lobster eggs benedict at la cuisine robicheau

Mark your calendars! La Cuisine Robicheau will be opening on Friday, February 12 and will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Make sure to stop by for delicious seafood dishes, comforting bowls of seafood chowder, Rappie Pie and more.

Chill Street Craft Beverage Co.

Chill street beverages are lined up on the floor. There is also a football in the photo and a dog (a pug) wearing a football jersey in the background.

Chill Street Co. is offering an exciting bundle for all your Super Bowl Sunday needs! This bundle includes a pizza coupon, eight Chill Street Flavoured Lifestyle Ciders, four Chill Street Wine-Cider Blends, four Chill Street Non-Alcoholic Craft Sodas, and a variety of snacks!

Don’t forget to place your order before Super Bowl Sunday because this special is selling fast!

Meadowbrook Meat Market

Logo for Meadowbrook Meat Market

Calling all bacon lovers! Meadowbrook Meat Market is offering a ‘Bacon Lovers Box’, which makes a great and unique Valentine’s Day gift! Each box comes with eight delicious types of bacon, including Montreal spice, maple, and peameal, and a surprise from a local vendor. Boxes are $50, and home delivery is available. Get yours before they’re gone!

Boxing Rock Brewing Co.

Boxing Rock, Change is Brewing Collective, and the Black Loyalist Heritage Centre have teamed up to bring a historical brew at the end of February. Stay tuned and follow @changeisbrewingco to keep up with all the details!

Valentine’s Day Specials


Weekly Sober Island Brewing Co. Trivia and Wing Nights

Image of a table at Sober Island Brewing receiving flights of beer from waitress

On February 4, Sober Island Brewing Co. is hosting their popular trivia night, followed by wing night on February 5. Can’t make it this week? Don’t worry because these are weekly events!

Reservations are required for wing nights. Call the taproom (902) 885-2072 to reserve a table.

Dine Around 2021

Image of Dine Around logo

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: Poutine

Perfect for a chilly day at home, this version of a Canadian classic is made with mushroom gravy, baked fries and cheese curds. Put it in a large dish to share, or have it all to yourself if you’re feeling extra hungry!

Grocery List

List of seasonal produce for the week of February 4

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 cheese curds from Fox Hill Cheese House or Knoydart Cheese House & Farm.

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