What’s Cooking in Nova Scotia November 22 to November 29, 2016?

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 During the holiday season, there is often a focus on things, but it’s rare that an object could compare to creating memorable moments with friends and family. This week in Nova Scotia, this could mean sharing a bottle (or two) of wine in a cozy spot, taking in some local theatre, or a spontaneous family trip to Lunenburg. Whatever you get up to, we promise you won’t leave hungry, or at least without wine!

November 23: Cheese & Wine at 2 Doors Down Bar + Bites

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Everyone knows that Wednesday signals the unofficial beginning of weekend festivities. Take cover from the chilly weather at 2 Doors Down Bar + Bites and take advantage of some pretty irresistible deals involving two mood enhancing products: wine and cheese. Tonight only, any wine purchase gets you a cheese board for only $10, featured wines are all on for $1 per ounce, and all bottles and glasses are 1/3 off their regular price!

More Info: Cheese Board and Wine Specials at 2 Doors Down Bar + Bites

November 23 to 26: Brand New Year

L'Acadie Vineyards Sparklin

Let us introduce you to your date night this week, brought to you by local wine & theatre! Brand New Year is an original musical about a small town single mom and her two children as they cope with holiday madness and tumultuous relationships. A collaboration with L’Acadie Vineyards, audience members will be treated to a glass of sparkling wine during intermission.

Tickets: $22

More Info: Brand New Year

November 25: Halifax Lights Holiday Market

Sipping on a hot beverage while bundled up under the magical glow of twinkle lights – this could be you this weekend during the first weekend of the Halifax Lights Holiday Market. While downtown, grab a drink or a bite to eat at one of these unique downtown destinations: Obladee, The Stubborn Goat, 2 Doors Down Bar + Bites, Chives, The Five Fishermen, Gio, Garrison Brewing Company, Harbour City Bar & Grill, Lot Six, McKelvie’s, Morris East, Primal Kitchen, SHUCK, Tempo Food & Drink, Waterfront Warehouse, and The Press Gang.

More Info: Halifax Lights Holiday Market

November 25: Lighting of the Vessels 2016

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Experience holiday magic and the quaint charm of the Lunenburg waterfront at the Lighting of the Vessels at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic! There will be activities for the kids, Christmas carols with members of the Maritime Concert Opera, and a selection of amazing food vendors including Grand Banker Bar + Grill, Rime Restaurant + Wine, and The Salt Shaker Deli.

More Info: Lighting of the Vessels Lunenburg 

November 25: Give Back Friday


Give Back Friday is an initiative started by Made with Local founder Sheena Russell that aims to shift the focus from consumer chaos to giving back to others. This Friday, Made with Local, The Canteen, and over 20 other businesses will be donating a portion of sales to a charity in the community that is meaningful to them.

More Info: Give Back Friday

November 26: Casino Gala at Atlantica Oak Island


Need a Saturday night out? Switch it up and make it a weekend getaway at Atlantica Oak Island Resort for their Casino Gala. With a live DJ, a buffet-style holiday dinner, and casino classics like blackjack and roulette, this is the perfect opportunity to leave your stress at home for the weekend. If you can’t swing an overnight trip, tickets are also available for the evening!

Tickets: Prices vary – see more info!

More Info: Know When to Hold ‘Em Casino Gala

November 26 & 27: Certified Beer Professional Course

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Interested in becoming a certified beer server, or just want to gain some serious knowledge about the beverage? This weekend at The Prince George Hotel, you’re invited to the region’s premiere Beer Education Program taught by Master Brewer Daniel Girard of Garrison Brewing Company!

Cost: $350

More Info & Registration: Certified Beer Server Course

November 28: Made with Love Halifax

Temple Bar Cocktail

At Made with Love Halifax, meet some of the city’s most skilled bartenders from spots like Lot Six, Temple Bar, Agricola Street Brasserie, and The Stubborn Goat. 16 bartenders will present cocktail and food pairings to judges and event guests in hopes of travelling to the national finals in May!

Tickets: $65 pre-sale & $75 at the door

More Info: Made with Love Halifax

Save the date!

November 30 – Call of the Wild Cooking ClassLearn how to create hearty meals with wild flavours in this immersive cooking class at The Flying Apron Inn & Cookery!

December 3 – Claude Aucoin’s Christmas Chef Night: Reserve your spot at this special seven course dinner, complete with wine pairings and live music at Sugar Moon Farm.

December 11 – The 12 Dishes of Christmas: 12 courses, 6 craft beers, need we say more?! Reserve your spot at this indulgent dinner at Battery Park Beer Bar today!

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