What’s Cooking January 24 to 31, 2017?

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How will you spend this weekend? We’ll give you a hint – it’s should be full of savoury meals, sweet treats and delicious seafood! We’re starting to feel the Valentine’s love in the air and if you’re anything like us you’re already looking for culinary experiences to make the day (month) perfectly delicious! We have plenty ideas for things to do with your special someone:

January: Flying Apron Cooking Classes

This month chase away those winter blues with fun, hands-on cooking classes at the Flying Apron Cookery! Love seafood? Sign up for The Lobster Lovers Feast. Feeling more like some comfort food? Sign up for Warm Winter Flavours!

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January: Cookies & Heartwood

We all have that friend who is always craving something sweet. If you’re looking for some new ideas for treats – check out Heartwood’s baked goods, they’re vegan and they taste AMAZING. One of our favourites? You can never go wrong with their almond chocolate chip cookie (it’s gluten free too!).

More Info: Heartwood’s Menu

January 21 to 29: #ChowderWeek

We know everyone loves a good chowder and winter is the perfect time to warm up with a bowl of local seafood goodness!. Make a chowder at home using local ingredients (with tips from our chefs) or taste different styles of chowder at restaurants across Nova Scotia. Stay tuned for 8 days of contests and chowder tidbits!

More Info: #ChowderWeek

January 27: Eagle Fest

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Head out to the valley this weekend and enjoy the 25th anniversary of Eagle Watch. Enjoy a night full of sleigh rides, snowshoeing, live music and refreshments provided by Blomidon Estate Wines. Get your tickets while they last!

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January 26: Cocktail Event at Imbibe

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Feeling like a night out on the town? Then this legendary evening is exactly what you need! Imbibe brings together some of Nova Scotia’s best mixologists and a night full of entertainment. With over 25 restaurants and bars (look for Taste members: Gio, Lot Six and SHUCK Seafood + Raw Bar) you’ll be sure to have a fantastic time.

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January 27: Sip n’ Shuck

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Feeling like a night of elegance filled with oysters, mussels, wines and much more? Than look no further! Sip n’ Shuck your way through one of the most memorable culinary events in Nova Scotia. This event is extremely popular so get your tickets while they last!

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January 28: Harvest Jams at The Union Street

Union Street Cafe

The Union Street will be hosting the third year of The Harvest Jams – which is an annual series of shows that feature Bend The River playing backup band for some of their favorite artists. Tickets are only $12.00 and will feature special guests such as: Derek Smith (Dayliner), Heather Kelday, Caleb Miles & Rebecca MacDonald (The dearlies).

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February 1: Dine Around

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Starting February 1, restaurants across the province will showcase a variety of Nova Scotia product during Dine Around. Dishes will be a mix of three course prix-fixe menus, as well as small plates. Interested? Book directly with participating restaurants (look for Taste Members: 2 Doors Down, Chives, Five Fisherman, NSCC’s Fresh Twenty One, Gio, Lot Six, Seasons by Atlantica, SHUCK Seafood + Raw Bar, The Stubborn Goat & The Waterfront Warehouse).

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February 4: Benjamin Bridge vs Champagne

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On February 4 join Sommelier Susan Lane and Brendan MacNeill of Benjamin Bridge at Lane’s Privateer Inn. They’ll lead you through an exclusive blind tasting which features 2 Champagnes and 4 Benjamin Bridge Sparklings, paired with N.S. Oysters and Cheese Boards.

More Info: Benjamin Bridge vs Champagne

February 3 to 5: ‘Mussel’ Beach Weekend

Join White Point Beach for their ‘Mussel’ Beach Weekend! Take a relaxing walk on the beach then join the beachside bonfire for their annual mussel bake, featuring local mussels steamed over the open fire.

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Save the date!

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January 28 – Join White Point Beach for their Green Horse Society Benefit Dinner featuring a stunning Taste of Nova Scotia menu as part of their Salute to Sable Island weekend.

February 9Savour Food & Wine Festival: Decadence – Prepare for an evening of pure indulgence. Pairing rich artisanal cheeses and luscious chocolate with fine wine from around the world.

February 10 & 11 – Looking for something to do for Valentines day? Check out the various Valentine events at the Flying Apron Inn & Cookery.

February 11 –  Planters Ridge Winery is hosting a Valentines wine tour and dinner!

February 25 & 26 and March 4 & 5Nova Scotia Icewine Festival – highlighting Nova Scotia wine, Icewine and cuisine. An event for any wine lover, the Icewine Festival is a great way to sample the diverse styles of Icewine produced in the region, and is a great chance to try other wines as well!

February 25 & March 4 – Nova Scotia Icewine Festival & Ghostwalk – Savor a day full of wine tasting and food pairing at Domaine de Grand Pre. Shortly after, enjoy a Valley Ghostwalk at 4:00 p.m.

March 23Devour! The Sea – Enjoy the world’s largest food film festival. Featuring six of Nova Scotia’s most well-known chefs such as: Mark Gray (Battery Park Beer Bar), Craig Flinn (Chives Canadian Bistro & 2 Doors Down), Renée Lavallée (The Canteen) & Chris Velden (The Flying Apron Cookery). This is an event you don’t want to miss!

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