What’s Cooking? Jan. 13 – 19

CAUTION: reading this will make you hungry! This week try cooking with pomegranate, get your hands on some fresh seafood and enjoy a good luck brunch. Keep reading to find out what’s cooking this week.

January 14th & 15th: Lunch & dinner at NSCC Fresh 21

The NSCC Akerley Campus’ student driven lunch and dinner series is back for the semester at Fresh 21. Beginning this week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, join them for a 12 p.m. lunch seating or a 6 p.m. dinner seating. The menus for each week are posted on the winter lunch series and winter dinner series Facebook pages. Reservations can be booked online.

January 15th: NSCC Butcher Shop

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On Wednesday, the second year NSCC culinary class will be turning the Fresh 21 cafe at NSCC Akerley into a pop-up butcher shop as a fundraiser to send Getaway Farms’ Ben Andrews to the World Butcher Challenge where he recently secured a spot. The butcher shop will include: hand cut beef tenderloin, rib eye, New York strip loin, short rib, chuck roll steak, blade steak, cubed stew meat and much more.

This event will also take place on February 19 and April 1.

More information: W.B.C World Butcher Challenge and Fresh 21 event page

January 18th: Captain’s Catch at Paddy’s Brewpub

Get your napkins ready because Paddy’s Brewpub in Wolfville is bringing back their Captain’s Catch feature every Saturday! Beginning January 18th from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. enjoy fresh local seafood for dinner. Check out Paddy’s Facebook page for more information.

January 17th: The Power of Pomegranate

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Take part in a cooking class on pomegranates at the Flying Apron Inn & Cookery this week as Chef Chris provides you with sweet and savoury recipes packed full of healthy pomegranate goodness. Visit the Flying Aprons Facebook page for more information.

January 19th: Good Luck Brunch

Don’t forget the most important meal of the day! Join the Flying Apron Inn & Cookery for their 6th annual Good Luck Brunch and try flavours from around the world made with delicious local product. For full details visit the event page. Limited seating available. Reservations strongly recommended.


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Cooking with The Flying Apron (January): Join The Flying Apron Inn & Cookery Ltd. for their January cooking classes! Learn about sustainable seafood, pasta-making, sourdough bread-making, quick & simple suppers are more! See their Facebook page for more details about these events.

Wine & Lobster Event (February 2): Join Petite Rivière Vineyards for their 3rd Annual Wine & Lobster Event. Enjoy five Petite Riviere Vineyards wines paired with lobster stuffed appetizers created by Director of Culinary at Oak Island Resort, Chef Nathan Guggenheimer! Tickets: $70.

An Introduction to Wine (February 3): This 5-week, in-depth course, from Obladee, is designed for the beginner wine-enthusiast looking to develop their knowledge and understanding of wine basics. Class will be held Monday evenings 6 :00 – 8:30 p.m., Februrary 3, 2020 – March 9, 2020.

Chef night at Sugar Moon Farm (February 7): Join Chef Craig Flinn for a maple inspired dinner with Nova Scotia wines and more… all in a beautiful sugar camp setting. Dinner tickets: $75 Wine pairing: $25 15% gratuity, HST, + all other beverages are additional.

Savour Food & Wine Festival (February): In it’s 17th year, Savour Food & Wine Festival brings together Nova Scotia’s talented mixologists, incredible brewers, award-winning winemakers, and phenomenal chefs and their dishes over a series of five incredible events during the month of February.

Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl (February 1 – 29): Sip, savour, shop, stay and enjoy more than 100 lobster-related experiences from Barrington to Peggy’s Cove.

Nova Scotia Icewine Festival (February 14, 15, 16, 22, and 23): Taking place in the heart of the Annapolis Valley at Lightfoot & Wolfville Winery and featuring wines from across Nova Scotia, paired with thoughtful edibles from local chefs, the Icewine Festival is an incredible way to spend an afternoon (or a weekend) tasting, touring, and experiencing Nova Scotia Wine Country in the winter.

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