What’s Cooking in Nova Scotia July 7 to 21?

Photo of Nova Scotia strawberries. Photo by kelly neil

July is all about strawberries, fresh veggies, wine and lobster! From farmers’ market spoils and homemade ice cream, to listening to Blues in a vineyard, here’s what’s cooking in Nova Scotia this week:

July 7
Join in the lobster fun at Rudder’s Seafood Restaurant and Brew Pub. Climb aboard a lobster boat in Yarmouth to learn all about our favourite crustacean.

Rudders Seafood Restaurant

July 8
Set sail on the Tall Ship Silva for Wines on the Water hosted by the folks at Luckett Vineyards. Enjoy a five-course feast paired with local wines and a two-hour tour of the Halifax Harbour – a deliciously romantic treat.
Photo of: Luckett Wines on the Water

July 9
Swirl, smell and sip – this Thursday learn the tricks of the trade by taking part in a Nova Scotia Wine Education Session taught by the talented team at Gaspereau Vineyards.

Gaspereau Vineyards - Winemaker Gina Haverstock, Gaspereau Vineyards

July 9 – 12
In celebration of the Strawberry Harvest, have a berry sweet time this weekend with Masstown Market at their Strawberry Festival & Berry Bonanza.

July 11
This Saturday take a drive to the Hubbards Barn Farmers’ Market. Pick up some freshly made bread from the folks at Boulangerie la Vendéenne, or head over and talk spirits with the team at Ironworks Distillery and try their Rhubarb Esprit.

Photo of: Ironworks Rhubarb Esprit by Solange Richer de Lafleche

July 11
Strawberry shortcake, no matter how you make it, is one of the best parts of summer. Enjoy this delicious treat at the Rose and Kettle Tearoom’s Strawberry Social.

Photo of: Rose and Kettle Tea Room Shortcake

July 15
Une Soirée de Poésie Française at Planters Ridge Winery – spend the evening enjoying delicious wine and the beauty of a French poetry reading.

Photo of: Planters Ridge Cheese Board

July 15–25
Get the family ready for the Yarmouth Seafest Festival. From a breakfast by the sea to a seafood-cannery-tour at IMO Foods Ltd, – enjoy 10 days of sea-inspired fun for everyone.

July 16
She’s invited, he’s invited, we’re all invited to The Coast Food Truck Party. Visit our friends at Kitchen Door Catering for yummy eats, then visit the team at Garrison for some #ThirstyThursday suds.

Kitchen door listing photo

July 17
Full steam ahead on the #GoodCheerTrail. This Friday try the brews at Rare Bird Craft Beer and get another stamp on your passport.

A photo of Rare Bird Craft Beer

July 18
Roll up your sleeves and get ready for a vineyard and winery experience tour at Avondale Sky Winery. Learn the process, sample the wine, and then get hands on in the vineyard – thinning, tucking and positioning vines.

Photo of: Avondale Sky Winery

July 18
Kick-up your heels at Luckett Vineyards Blues on the Hill event. Start the night dancing then relax on the patio with a glass of wine or beer and feast on a delicious meal.

July 19
Not sure what to do this weekend? Why not take a walk along the waterfront and enjoy a delicious hand paddled ice cream creation from Sugah! Or head over to the Seaport Farmers’ Market for a dish of creamy gelato from Fox Hill Cheese House.

Photo of: Sugah Ice Cream Cone

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