What’s Cooking: January 27- February 3

We’re heading into a new month and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Still in need of some Valentine’s Day gift ideas or date night reservations? This week’s What’s Cooking is filled with Valentine’s Day specials, new releases, limited menus and much more. Keep reading to see what’s happening in our province as well as a new recipe for you to try out!

The Orient Chinese Cuisine

We love the The Orient Chinese Cuisine! If you haven’t experienced this restaurant yet, their upcoming Chinese New Year dinner on January 31st is the perfect opportunity! With the uncertainty of the ongoing pandemic, Chef Ivan Chan has reconstructed his exclusive Chinese New Year course into a take home kit and will be hosting the event virtually. The virtual event will consist of a three-course meal and a dessert to top it all off. Pre-order your kit by January 28th on their website and celebrate the year of the tiger safely with delicious food!

The Barn Coffee & Social House

Change up your coffee order by trying out The Barn Coffee & Social House‘s new Valentine’s Day Menu! Offering both caffeinated and non-caffeinated beverages, there is something for everyone. The menu includes Cinnamon Heart Lattes, Raspberry White Hot Chocolates, Vanilla Cardamom Lattes and so much more! Give them a visit to try out these amazing drinks.

Kitchen Door

Spending Valentine’s Day at home? Kitchen Door is offering a Valentine’s Dinner To Go! With options for a full course meal for two and dinner for the kids, sit back, relax and let Kitchen Door take care of your Valentine’s Day dinner! To order yours, call 902-832-5213, email foodshop@kitchendoor.ca or book online on their website. Order deadline is Feb 9 at 12 p.m.

Crystany’s Brasserie

Crystany’s Brasserie has announced their new Valentine’s Day baked goods available to pre-order for loved ones. The menu includes Heart Shaped Cheesecakes, Vegan Ferrero Rocher, Heart Shaped Sugar Cookies and more. To pre-order baked goods email crystanysbrasserie@gmail.com.

Winegrunt Wine Bar

Enjoy this weekend with some wine and live music! On Saturday, January 29, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Matt Martin will be playing live music at Winegrunt. What better way to wind down after a long week. To reserve a table give them a call at 902-472-2863.

Saltbox Brewing Company

Some exciting news for the Brewing community! Saltbox Brewing Company’s Crustacean Elation Ale is the official beer of the Sip & Savour Lobster Crawl! The Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl is happening from February 1 till the 28. Come support Saltbox Brewing and join in for some lobster fun!

The Argyler Lodge

In the Yarmouth area and looking for a fun supper option? Check out the What’s for Supper take out options at The Argyler Lodge on Sundays. Pick up takes place between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. To place an order or for more information call them at 902-643-2500. Meals can also be picked up at Carl’s Store, Paul d’Entremont Marine Ltd., Spears & Macleod Pharmasave, Yarmouth Freshmart, Yarmouth Petrocan, and Tusket Gas and Convenience.

Dine Around 2022

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Dine Around is back for 2022 with dine in, take out and delivery options. From February 1 – 28 savour special menus from restaurant participants around the province priced at $10, $20, $30, $40 or $50. Get all the details and plan your restaurant experiences on the Dine Around website.

Save the date!

Need some ideas for your Valentine’s Day plans? We’re here to help! Here are some more specials our members are having for Valentine’s Day.

Check back for more Valentine’s Day updates!

Featured Recipe: Cedar-Planked Mackerel

This recipe from Kitchen Door Catering is featured in Nova Scotia Cookery, Then & Now – a cookbook showcasing modern interpretations of heritage Nova Scotia recipes. Make this Cedar-Planked Mackerel your next recipe to try!

Grocery List

Get Local Seafood from Evan’s Seafood & Restaurant, Clearwater Seafoods Ltd.,  Masstown Market’s ‘Catch of the Day’, Afishionado Fishmongers, or Fisherman’s Market.

Look for local produce at Noggins Corner Farm MarketStirling Fruit FarmsMasstown Market, the Scotian Gold Country Store or one of the many other Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia.

Look for local milk at Fox Hill Cheese House or the Masstown Creamery.

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