What’s Cooking: July 15 – 22

two hands cheers two wine glasses of white wine in a vineyard

We love to see our province safely opening up! If you’re looking to get out and do something exciting, there’s plenty of opportunities to do so this week in our beautiful province. From booking a staycation to enjoying live music or a culinary experience, here is What’s Cooking this week in Nova Scotia.


White Point Beach Resort

Photo of: White Point Beach

If you’re looking for a summer getaway with incredible ocean views and a taste of local Maritime flavours, White Point Beach Resort is the place for you! Starting July 14th, they will be opening their doors to Canada for the first time in over a year! They will be following the Nova Scotia Travel Restrictions and their current COVID-19 procedures as they welcome guests from coast to coast. For more information, visit their website.


A photo of live music at Winegrunt

Join WINEGRUNT July 16th & 17th from 7 p.m. – 9p.m. for a weekend of live music! Singer-songwriter John Tetrault will be performing on Friday night and blues singer John B. Main will be performing Saturday night. There will be no cover cost either night, but reservations are recommended. While you’re enjoying the live music, enjoy a selection of locally sourced cuisine and an extensive assortment of Nova Scotia wines, craft beers and ciders.

Trellis Café

South Shore FIsh Cakes

Trellis Café has welcomed back live music! They’re starting things off July 16th at 7 p.m. with country music singer, TJ Meyers. Then on July 17th at 7 p.m., they’re welcoming Fran Doyle to the stage. Sit back, relax, enjoy the music and a selection of delicious, locally sourced cuisine. To reserve your table, call 902-857-1188.

Jost Vineyards

Photo of Jost Vineyards Tasting Bar

Join Jost Vineyards on July 17th from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. for their Selkie Summer Bash! The event will feature live music from Jodi & Dylan Guthro and Rankin McInnis from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. There will also be wine samples and specials, delicious food from Seagrape Café, door prizes and more. Tickets are $39/person and all attendees must be 19+. To purchase your ticket, call 902-257-2636 ext. 1018, email info@jostvineyards.com or pick up at Jost Vineyards Winery Boutique. Space is limited due to social distancing protocols, so grab your tickets today!

Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa

Join Digby Pines July 17th & 24th at 6 p.m. for Refuge in the Forest! Enjoy a theatre performance, along with a four-course themed dinner featuring locally sourced products. Tickets are $69 plus tax per person. You can also upgrade to the overnight package starting at $150/person. Reserve your tickets now by calling 902-245-7722 or email Vstackhouse@digbypines.ca.

Tatamagouche Ice Creamery

Did someone say Christmas? Tatamagouche Ice Creamery is hosting their annual Christmas in July series from July 17th – July 30th. They will be offering delicious Christmas themed ice cream flavours and awesome giveaways to celebrate. Their holiday flavours include Sticky Toffee Pudding, Eggnog, Candy Cane, Gingerbread, Peppermint Hot Chocolate, Toblerone, Turtles, Blood Orange Chocolate and more. Stay tuned for all the details!

Beach Pea Kitchen & Bar

On July 23rd, Beach Pea Kitchen & Bar will be hosting chef Bryan Picard of Bite House. The Beach Pea’s chef, Martin Ruiz Salvador, and chef Bryan Picard, have collaborated on a five-course tasting menu focused on our incredible local seafood. Tickets are $80/person. You can call 902-630-3479 to book your ticket.

Lobster-Licious Cape Breton

Lobster-Licious is back for another year in Cape Breton! From July 1 – 31, enjoy non-traditional and delicious classic lobster dishes from various food establishments across Cape Breton Island. For every lobster dish purchased at participating restaurants, have the vendor stamp your passport to enter to win prizes.

Member Promotions

Annapolis Cider Company: Enter the #tapintosummer contest brought to you by Annapolis Cider Company for a chance to win three ciders directly shipped to you! All you have to do is tag @drinkannapolis in your Annapolis Cider photo and use the hashtag #tapintosummer to be entered to win. One winner will be selected each week for 10 weeks.

Authentic Seacoast Company: Check out the new Sea Piper Coffee Stout from Authentic Seacoast Company!  Inspired by Nova Scotia’s stout shorebird, the piping plover – it’s the first of their Rare Bird Craft Beer flock. You can find their tartan-clad Sea Piper, a rich chocolatey coffee stout, located on the shelves of the NSLC across the province.

Shivani’s Kitchen: This week at Shivani’s Kitchen, buy one Tikka Sauce and one Curry Sauce for $9.98. Their delicious ready to use sauces are quick and easy. All you have to do is thaw the sauce, add any kind of meat or veggies and your meal is complete! Their sauces contain no preservatives or salt, are gluten-free and use fresh ingredients from our local farmers. This deal is available ONLY online and expires July 22nd.

Featured Recipe: Savory Dill and Garlic Potatoes

This recipe for Savoury Dill and Garlic Potatoes is the ultimate side dish! Made with local potatoes, fresh garlic and dill – it pairs nicely with our local seafood and produce. Serve it at your next gathering and we guarantee it will be a hit!

Grocery List

Get your hands on local produce at Noggins Corner Farm Market, Stirling Fruit Farms, Masstown Market or one of the many Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia.

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