What’s Cooking in Nova Scotia November 3 to November 10?

With a new month comes new flavours, opportunities and experiences. From on-site chef tastings inspired by food films to intimate dining experiences, here’s what’s cooking in Nova Scotia this week:

November 4
This year’s Devour! The Food Film Fest includes five days of film, food and wine. The Opening Gala Reception presented by Taste of Nova Scotia will feature 12 of Nova Scotia’s finest chefs as they come together to help celebrate local cuisine. Check out their creative film-themed menus.

November 5
Looking for new ways to enjoy the abundant squash available in the fall? Chef Chris Velden from Flying Apron will demonstrate delicious squash dishes at his All Squashed Up event. Pre-registration is required so call to book your seat: 902-633-2300.

Flying Apron - all squashed upNovember 6
Dedication. Passion. Innovation. All of our Taste of Nova Scotia Prestige Award winners push the envelope to bring authentic culinary experiences to their consumers. On Friday, November 6 join us as we celebrate their passion and dedication at the Devour! The Food Film Fest. There is no charge for this event – all are welcome.

Photo of: link to 2015-Prestige-Awards

November 7
Learn about bats, enjoy local goodies and support bat conservation this weekend at Sugar Moon Farm.

Photo of: Sugar Moon Farm Breakfast from Novascotia.com
November 10
Enjoy a special night at Le Caveau Restaurant at Grand Pre Winery.  Chef Jason Lynch has a tasty local menu prepared!

Grand Pre
November 13
 Looking for something to do on a Friday night? There are two tickets left for The Hatfield House‘s five course wine pairing dinner with Chef Amy and Pete Luckett. Call 902-648-1888 to reserve!

Hatfield House Event with Pete Luckett
November 14-15
NEW THIS FALL – Saltscape’s first Harvest & Holiday Expo at Masstown Market is the place to be if you’re looking for local gift ideas, food and beverage sampling, homegrown holiday demos for easy entertaining and staycation ideas. This ultimate fall event will inspire Maritime families to embrace an all-local holiday and winter season.

Saltscapes fall harvest festival

Save the Date:
November 14, 2015: An eventful day at Avondale Sky Winery. Holiday Wreath Making from 12:00am – 5:00pm at the winery and a Red Reserve Dinner at D’Vine Morsels Restaurant from 5:30pm-8:30pm. This 4 course dinner will be paired with their pre-release Reserve Red Wine for only $55.00 (tax included). Tickets must be purchased in advance through info@avondalewine.ca
November 14, 2015: Chef Chris Velden from The Flying Apron Cookery  is hosting a Mad about Mushrooms demo class from 11:00am – 1:00pm. Only $35 + HST/person.
November 14, 2015: Meet guest farmers and producers and enjoy a bountiful buffet dinner at The Flying Apron Cookery‘s Fest of the Season event.  Call 902-633-2300 to get your tickets.
November 15, 2015: Indulge in and celebrate local food and beverages at Stillwell‘s second anniversary party.
November 19-21, 2015: The GroundSwell Music Festival at Halifax’s Olympic Hall features a weekend full of local music, food and drink from Garrison, Bulwark and Devonian Coast. Get your tickets and help celebrate all things local.
November 20-21: The Five Fishermen Restaurant presents Celebrity Guest Chef Series with Rob Gentile, Executive Chef of Buca in Toronto, paired with Carmelo Olivar, Executive Chef of the Five Fishermen to bring you a magnificent five course meal and wine paring this weekend.
November 21: The Prescott Group is holding their 14th annual Christmas Tea & Sale from 10:00am-2:00pm. Crafts, jewellery, a silent auction, bake sale, seafood chowder or chili, coffee or tea and dessert. Admission is only $2!
November 28: Chef Craig Flinn from Chives Canadian Bistro2 Doors Down and Tempo Food + Drink is participating in Sugar Moon Farm‘s chef night. Purchase tickets and join in on the fun.
November 29, 2015: The Rose  & Kettle Tearoom at the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum will be hosting their annual Christmas Craft & Bake Sale from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Lots of baked goods and complimentary hot spiced cider.

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