What’s Cooking July 18 to 25, 2017?

It’s summer in Nova Scotia! If you’re hooked on seafood, celebrate Taste of Nova Scotia Seafood Month with oysters, lobster and mussels. Indulge in a gourmet beach feast by firelight and starlight, sip sangria at happy hour or listen to live music while savouring a local libation.

July 22: Jost Vineyards Music Series

Jost Vineyard

Head to the beautiful Jost Vineyard this weekend for an afternoon of entertainment from Furlong & Smith. The talented blues duo will put you in a groovy mood, while you enjoy delicious wine and gourmet food.

July 22: Haskapa’s Raw Chocolate Workshop

Do you have a sweet tooth? This Saturday join Haskapa and learn how to make raw chocolate. At the workshop, learn what ingredients, superfoods and herbs to add into your chocolate to boost your health (we’re betting haskapa will be included!) as well the benefits of raw cacao. More info: Haskapa’s Raw Chocolate Workshop

July 22: Buck Tingley at The Townhouse

The wait is over! Head down to the Townhouse this Saturday for the much anticipated return of Buck Tingley. Be sure to head over a little early for a bite to eat and a few libations.

July 26: Stellar Beach Fest

Indulge in a gourmet beach feast by firelight and starlight hosted by a Dark Sky expert, your own chef and a sommelier at White Point Beach Resort. As the sun begins to set over the Atlantic Ocean, gather ‘round the bonfire – the original social network – to meet your guides over steamed mussels and Nova Scotia wine. More info: Stellar Beach Fest, Video

July 28: Nova Scotia Lobster Dinner

Experience Nova Scotia lobster like never before! Picture yourself on the historic Georges Island, with views of Tall Ships, savouring fresh, steamed lobster paired with Nova Scotia wines. Night one of this Georges Island dinner series is a foodies dream. More info: Nova Scotia Lobster Dinner

July 30:  Sip n’ Shuck

The world is your oyster as you sip n’ shuck your way through one of the most memorable culinary events in Nova Scotia –  a celebration of local oysters, mussels, and seafood paired with Nova Scotia wines, craft beer, cider, and spirits.
More info: Sip n’ Shuck

June to October: Celtic Music Interpretive Centre

The Celtic Music Interpretive Centre in Judique, Cape Breton, offers lunch service with live, traditional Celtic music seven days a week. Try some of Cape Breton’s finest seafood and local products. Their bar features local craft beer from Good Cheer Trail participants like Big Spruce Brewery and Breton Brewing.

July: Rudder’s Live Music

Rudders Patio

Rudder’s Seafood Restaurant & Brew Pub has live, local music every weekend in July! Head to Yarmouth and let the good times roll with great food and hand-crafted ales. Their famous 18th-century plank floors are the perfect dance floor and the array of local seafood on the menu will satisfy your seafood cravings.

Every Monday to Thursday: Sangria Happy Hour

Sometimes we all need a little motivation to get through the work week. Here’s your motivation! Head to The Stubborn Goat for Sangria Happy Hour for $5 off pitchers from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Plus get 15% off their charcuterie and cheese board with your sangria purchase. More info: Stubborn Goat Happy Hour

Save the Date!!

Taste of Nova Scotia Food Fare by the Sea (July 28 to 31): Taste the Tall Ships like never before! If you love local food, be sure to join us July 19-23 to celebrate Nova Scotia food, drink, chefs, music and of course our world-class seafood on the Halifax Waterfront during the 2017 RDV Tall Ships Regatta. Taste of Nova Scotia Food Fare by the Sea will feature culinary booths offering everything local – from lobster rolls to local sausage to donairs and delicious desserts.

Tidal Bay Tasting Adventure(Aug 12):  Visit three award-winning wineries, enjoy tours of the vineyards and cellars, complete with private wine tastings at each winery featuring our signature wine Tidal Bay! On the tour you’ll visit Blomidon Estate Winery, Domaine de Grand Pre and Gaspereau Vineyards.  More info: Tidal Bay Tasting Adventure

Halifax Seaport Beerfest (Aug 11 & 12): Back and with 110 producers discussing over 300 unique products. Taste members you’ll want to sample include: Boxing Rock Brewing CoBulwark Cider and Garrison Brewing CoMore info: Halifax Seaport Beerfest

Halifax Oyster Festival (Sept 29 & 30): – Savour as many oysters as your heart (and stomach) desires at the annual Halifax Oyster Festival. Two delectable days of high quality local shellfish to sip, sample and enjoy. Be sure to sample some Taste members participating like Sober Island OystersEel Lake Oyster Farm and Bay Enterprises LimitedMore info: Halifax Oyster Festival

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