What’s Cooking: Jan. 27th – Feb. 2nd

The first month of 2020 is almost over. Did you stick to your resolutions? If being more locally conscious was among them, keep reading to find out what’s cooking this week. You’ll find plenty of opportunities to support local farmers, fishers, breweries, wineries, restaurants and more!

January 28: Winegrunt Hyperborean Banquet

Stop by Winegrunt on Tuesday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. for a feast straight from the Annapolis Valley. A six course tasting menu will be paired with wines from Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards and a cocktail from Barrelling Tide Distillery during this fun, tasty, and informative event that celebrates local gastro-oenology. Tickets available by calling 902.472.2863, via Facebook, and their website.

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February 1st – 29th: Dine Around 2020

Dine Around is back for one of the tastiest months of the year! This February, explore more than 60 restaurants offering specially curated menus priced at $10, $20, $30, $40 and $50 across the city and beyond. All. Month. Long.

Taste of Nova Scotia members taking part across the province include: 2 doors down (Halifax & Dartmouth), Agricola Street Brasserie, Boondocks Restaurant, Chives Canadian Bistro, Durty Nellys, Governor’s Pub & Eatery (Sydney), Heartwood Restaurant, Lot Six Bar & Restaurant, Mabata, Morris East (Bedford, West End, Downtown), Obladee, a Wine Bar, SHUCK seafood & Raw Bar, Stories Restaurant, the Canteen, the Five Fishermen, the Stubborn Goat Gastropub, the Press Gang Restaurant & Oyster Bar, and the Waterfront Warehouse.

More Information: Halifax Dine Around 2020

February 1st – 29th: Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl

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Buckle up and head to the South Shore for the third annual Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl! This February, experience lobster inspired events, menus and activities along the South Shore of Nova Scotia. Join multiple Taste of Nova Scotia members and try all the lobster rolls you can manage.

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February 1st: White Point Lobster Crawl Kick Off Feast

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Tie on your bib and Sou’Wester and join White Point Beach Resort to kick off the first day of the lobster crawl with a feast for lobster lovers – a traditional lobster boil paired with a local buffet and samplings from around the Good Cheer Trail. Meet lobster fishermen, kick up your heels to sea shanties and more!

Following dinner, head into Founder’s Lounge to sing along from 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. and be sure to swing out to the bonfire to roast lobster s’mores!

More information: White Point Kick Off

February 2nd: Wine & Lobster Event at Petite Riviere Vineyards

Sunday, February 2nd from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. indulge in an afternoon of lobster and wine pairing at Petite Riviere Vineyards. Treat your taste buds to five delicious lobster appetizers created by Director of Culinary at Oak Island Resort, Chef Nathan Guggenheimer and five Petite Riviere Vineyards wines.

Tickets: $70 – available through Eventbrite or by calling 902-693-3033.

More information: Wine & Lobster

February 2nd: Lane’s Privateer Inn Music Night

Don’t miss an evening of Irish and Scottish music at Lane’s Privateer Inn in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, in honour of the Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl! This Sunday at 8 p.m. catch the Wondrous Jam Band for classic rock, funk, and more. Make sure to stop and enjoy a lobster inspired dish as part of the lobster crawl festivities while you’re there.

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Cooking with The Flying Apron (February): 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 (February): 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.

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 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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