What’s Cooking: Jan. 20th – 26th

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This week, take in a Cape Breton Ceilidh, wine and yoga, or a Robbie Burns dinner. Then on the weekend, stop by the Flying Apron to learn how to make sourdough bread from scratch. Keep reading to find out what’s cooking this week.

January 22nd: Farmworks Info Session at Boxing Rock

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This Wednesday, stop by Boxing Rock Brewing Company in Shelburne from 5 to 7 p.m. for an information session with Farmworks Gentle Dragons. If you’re interested in starting a food and farm related business, hearing from other food producers, learning about the benefits of investing locally and more, stop by the brewery for this session.

More information: Farmworks Gentle Dragons

January 22nd & 26th: Events at Obladee

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January 22: Bagpipes and wine might sound like an unlikely pairing, but not at Obladee! The Cape Breton Ceilidhs are one of their most popular nights, drawing a toe-tappin’ crowd. They round up the finest Celtic musicians this side of the causeway and transform the wine bar into a proper Cape Breton knees-up! Music 8 to 11 p.m. Kid-friendly till 9 p.m.

More information: Obladee Cape Breton Ceilidhs

January 26: Join Véronique Trudel for yoga & wine to expand the mind, body – and palate! Classes run from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. and are followed by a trio of wines from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Class fee is $30. The last hour is an open, social session where you can invite your friends. Please bring your own mats. To purchase tickets, visit here.

More information: Wine yoga at Obladee

January 24th: Yoga & Wine at Planters Ridge Winery

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Join Planters Ridge Winery and yoga instructor Suzi Fevens for candlelit wine and yoga this winter. Whether you are a seasoned yogi or this is your first time ever stepping on a mat, this class is for you! Following your practice you’ll enjoy a glass of wine in front of the fireplace.

Classes will be offered on Friday evenings once a month, for five months, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Book each class individually or save $15 and book all 5 together.

More information: Yoga & Wine

January 25th: Burns Night with Founders House

Burns Night is back! This year, the night will feature scotch-tasting with NSLC whisky sommelier Leslee Fredricks, Scottish-themed canapes prepared by Founders House Dining’s Chef Chris Pyne, bagpipes and more. Event will take place at Fort View Golf Course. Tickets are $60 each ($30 without scotch-tasting) and are available through King’s Theater.

More information: Burns Night 

January 26th: Sourdough Bread Making


On Sunday, January 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. explore sourdough bread making at the Flying Apron Inn & Cookery with Jess Ross of Gold Island Bakery. Includes a starter to take home! Note: This class will not include a full meal, however, Flying Apron Soup will be served with bread!

Call to book your spot (902-633-2300). Preregistration and prepayment or credit card confirmation is required at the time of booking. Cancellation policy: 72 hours prior to the class.

Make it a Culinary Getaway and spend the night at the Inn! A hot breakfast in the restaurant is included.

More information: Sourdough making class

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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 and more! See their Facebook page for more details about these events.

Kitchen Door Cooking classes (January): With classes on everything from tacos to vegetarian dishes, there’s lots to choose from this month at Kitchen Door. They also featuring several different styles of cooking class, that allow you to make and take, eat your creations on site, and more.

Wine & Lobster Event (February 2): Join Petite Rivière Vineyards for their 3rd Annual Wine & Lobster Event. Enjoy five Petite Riviere 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 – 8 p.m., Feb. 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 its 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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