What’s Cooking in Nova Scotia August 11 to 25?
Blueberries take centre stage this month with the Wild Blueberry Harvest Festival happening throughout central Nova Scotia. From a blueberry themed demo cooking class and blueberry themed kitchen party, to feasting on the delicious spoils of a day spent at a U-Pick, here’s what’s cooking in Nova Scotia this week:
Learn the tricks of the trade from lobster fishers atop a real lobster fishing boat. Rudders Seafood Restaurant & Brew Pub wants you to experience the best that Nova Scotia has to offer during their lobster education sessions.
It’s the Wild Blueberry Harvest Festival, with blueberry-themed events happening throughout central Nova Scotia. Head to a Wild Blueberry U-Pick, attend the Blueberry Kitchen Party on the Wharf at Masstown Market, or treat the little ones to a Wild Blueberry Teddy Bear Picnic. With this great schedule of events, you’re sure to find blueberry themed fun for the whole family.
Dining on the Ocean Floor with The Flying Apron Inn and Cookery – a culinary experience like no other. This is the third dinner hosted by the talented team at Flying Apron with only one more date available, so don’t miss out on this amazing experience.
Live at The Grand Banker Bar & Grill, eclectic rock band Exiled to Sea. Come out and enjoy local music, drinks and Nova Scotia-inspired food like The Lunenburger – here’s a hint, it’s topped with lobster.
Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa is hosting a family fun event from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 16. Come out and enjoy face painting, a Sunday evening buffet, sundae bar, a bonfire and marshmallow roast.
Join Ecology Action Centre for their Perfect World event – a magical evening of food, drink, music, and art. Local chef Jason Lynch of Le Caveau Restaurant is one of the chefs preparing delectable eats for attendees.
Find your happy place at the D’Vine Morsels Restaurant Grand Opening Party – where food and wine make for an unforgettable experience at Avondale Sky Winery.
Visit the Valley vineyards on two wheels in support of Feed Nova Scotia. The Nova Scotia Wine Country Ride will take you on a 60 km ride, with stops at local wineries, for a fun and active taste through the Annapolis Valley. Register for your spot in this great event.
On-going events to watch for:
- May – November: Join Uncork Nova Scotia for a wine experience you won’t forget. Book one of their tours before the season ends.
- June – September: Visit Gaspereau Vineyards Saturdays from June 27 to September 5 for musical entertainment, wine and snacks on their vine-side patio.
- June – October: Head down to L’Acadie Vineyards on Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for an exciting culinary Food Truck experience, and while you’re there enjoy a glass of their 2014 organic Rosé.
- July – August: Enjoy live music, martinis, mojitos, and tapas on the outdoor patio at Domaine de Grand Pré every Thursday from July 2 to August 27.
- July – September: Get ready for an amazing experience with Delta Hotels and Murphy’s on the Water. “A Taste of Nova Scotia” is a culinary adventure package you won’t want to miss, so book your spot now.
- July – October: Join Grape Escapes Wine Tours on select Saturdays from July to October for an exclusive tour at Benjamin Bridge and a two course gourmet lunch at Blomidon Inn.
- July – October: Hop on the bus for a tour to remember with the Wolfville Magic Winery Bus. Book your adventure today.
- August: All you can eat $1.99 oysters at McKelvie’s Oyster Friday’s. While you’re there try the Sinful Caesar topped with an oyster for a sumptuous treat.
Save the Date:
- September 12, 2015: The Flying Apron Inn & Cookery– Dining on the Ocean Floor. Only one more date available so book your spot now. $250+HST per person or $475+HST per couple.
- September 17, 2015: The Coast is proud to bring you another summer of food truck fare with their Food Truck Party. Admission is $2.
- September 19, 2015: Celebrate the bounty of the beautiful Valley at Luckett Vineyards Bluegrass BBQ & Corn Boil. A night of eating, drinking and dancing.
- September 19, 2015: Eat, drink and enjoy all things garlic at the Avondale Garlic Festival held at the beautiful Avondale Sky Winery.
- September 19-27, 2015: Sausage Fest – with sausage themed events and dinners happening all week long. For more information and a list of events, visit them here.
- September 19-27, 2015: It’s Organic Week all across Canada. Head to L’Acadie Vineyards (Sep. 20-23) to help celebrate the largest annual celebration of organic food, farming and products across the country.
- September 23-26, 2015: Tickets for the NSLC Port of Wines Festival go on sale August 7 – Don’t miss out on this great event.
- September 24, 2015: The NSCC “Fresh Twenty One” Harvest Dinner happens this evening – A delicious seasonal dinner you won’t want to miss, so book your spot now.
- October 3, 2015: All you can eat oysters plus local craft beer and wine at the Halifax Oyster Fest on the waterfront.
- October 4, 2015: Celebrate with Avondale Sky Winery at their fourth anniversary. They’ll be roasting a pig and sampling wine, with proceeds going to the Building Fund of the Avondale United Church.
- October 16-18, 2015: Get Spirited Away in Lunenburg with Nova Scotia’s first ever Craft Spirits Festival.
- October 23-24, 2015: Ready to re-jig? Join in the fun at this year’s Re-Jigged Festival – It’s going to be bigger, better and best of all…. it’s happening in downtown Dartmouth.