What’s Cooking: January 27 – February 2

The weather may be chilly, but the days are getting longer – and our food and drink scene is hot! Winter in Nova Scotia is full of delicious culinary events, new products and delicious menus worth getting out and exploring.

Looking for a taste of What’s Cooking in Nova Scotia in the coming week? We’ve got you covered!

The Flying Apron Inn & Cookery

Join The Flying Apron Inn & Cookery this weekend for their Beat the Winter Blues Brunch Buffett. This event takes place Saturday January 27 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and will feature the musical styling of Zakary Miller. The buffet menu features classic flavors like Scrambled Happy Hen Eggs, Crab Mac N Cheese, Southern Sausage Biscuits and Gravy, and much more. Reservations are required and are running out. Hurry and reserve now!

If you’re not able to join them for the brunch, consider joining them for a cooking class! Their Chicken 101 class is taking place on Sunday, January 28 at 3 p.m. Chef Chris will teach you how to make the most of a whole chicken. This includes learning how to marinade and sauce chicken wings, learning how to cook honey mustard roasted chicken thighs with roasted potatoes and carrots, and much more! Call 902-633-2300 to reserve your spot.

Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op

Attention coffee lovers – Just Us! Coffee Roasters has some exciting news! They’re launching La Joya, the newest coffee in their Limited Release series, on January 27. This coffee has been meticulously grown by the Amaya family and thoughtfully roasted by Just Us’ craft roasters in Grand Pré. Featuring syrupy notes of dark fruits and cocoa, La Joya is sure to bring lots of warm comfort during this colder months. Stop by any of their locations this weekend to learn more!

Good Robot Brewing Co.

Swing by Good Robot Brewing Co.‘s Robie Street location on February 1st to experience a night of drinks and comedy. Better Times Comedy will be live and in-person from 7 – 10 p.m. and you won’t want to miss it! From 7 p.m. – 8 p.m., pints are only $6, so you make sure you’re there on time to take advantage of this deal.

Good Robot’s stand-up comedy nights showcases Halifax’s best talent, from seasoned pros to up-and-comers and touring comedians.

PS –  Congratulations to Good Robot on receiving the Business of the Year Award at the Halifax Chamber of  Commerce Business Awards last night!

Obladee, A Wine Bar

Get ready for a brand-new menu item from Obladee, A Wine Bar! The Braised Beef Short Rib will be your new favourite. The beef is slow braised to perfection and combined with local squash, parsnip purée, and horseradish chimichurri. Make sure to stop by and try it today!

Barreling Tide Distillery Cocktail Flights

Barrelling Tide Distillery is now offering cocktail flights at the distillery – mix and match your favorite Barrelling Tide drinks however you want! These cocktail flights highlight their award-winning spirits, liqueurs and RTD’s in the best way. Purchase a flight for only $12 today, and don’t forget to bring a couple friends.

Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl

The 2024 Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl officially kicks off on February 1! When we think Lobster Crawl, we think of the number of tasty events they have lined up, but we also think of Lucy… have you met Lucy?

While a lot of folks may look to Shubenacadie Sam for his weather predictions on Groundhog’s Day, the South Shore looks to Lucy the Lobster to see what her weather predictions are! Stop by the Cape Sable Island Causeway at 8 a.m. on February 2 and see for yourself whether Lucy sees her shadow!


Featured Recipe: Honey Roasted Apple & Parsnip Soup

This is what we call soup for the soul! This flavourful dish is packed with seasonal local goodness & warm spices.

Local Source Guide:

Produce: Noggins Corner Farm Market, Stirling Fruit Farms Ltd., Masstown Market, Uprooted Market & Cafe, or one of the many other Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia.

Wine: Jost VineyardsPetite Riviere VineyardsBlomidon Estate WineryBenjamin BridgeAvondale Sky WineryCasa Nova Fine BeveragesGrand Pre WinesGaspereau VineyardsLuckett VineyardsLightfoot & Wolfville VineyardsL’Acadie VineyardsPlanters Ridge Winery, Lost Bell Estate Winery.

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