What’s Cooking: July 31 – August 6
With anniversaries, restaurants opening, and a brand new cider house, there’s a lot cooking in Nova Scotia this week! Keep reading for a full list of updates, a seasonal grocery list, and a delicious recipe to kick off blueberry season!
Bulwark Cider has officially opened their brand new Cider House, located right in the heart of Halifax! You can now find all 20+ Bulwark Cider and Muwin Estate Wines products in one place, at 1518 Dresden Row. Their hours are Tuesday and Wednesday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Thursday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
The Shore Club
The Shore Club Lobster Suppers celebrated 84 years of lobster suppers on August 5! Since 1946, they have been bringing people together through traditional lobster suppers and incredible customer service. Congratulations Shore Club – here’s to many more!
Sober Island Brewing Company
Sober Island Brewing Company released their latest beer this week! The Wavebreaker is an IPA with a balance in body, flavour, and bitterness. It’s now available in the taproom and through delivery. Cheers!
Grand Pré Wines
Grand Pré Wines is celebrating their 20th Anniversary this year, and you can now purchase their anniversary wine at select NSLC stores across the province! The wine is an estate grown blend of Marquette, Cabernet Foch and Marechal Foch.
The Five Fisherman Restaurant
The Five Fisherman Restaurant is re-opening their dining room August 7, and they can’t wait to welcome you back with their brand new menu! Their hours of operation will be Tuesday – Saturday from 5 – 9 p.m. Book your reservation now!
Starting this Wednesday, Steinhart Distillery is introducing Wine Wednesdays! For every bottle of wine purchased, you’ll receive a free appetizer with your meal. Join them and indulge in their selection of fine Nova Scotia wines!
Summer in Nova Scotia is the perfect time to explore everything the province has to offer. Satisfy your travel bug by booking a tour with Grape Escapes Wine Tours, Taste Halifax Food Tours, Wine and Beer Tours of Nova Scotia, Go North Tours, Ambassatours, or the Wolfville Magic Winery Bus. While you’re at it make sure you’re collecting stamps for the Nova Scotia culinary trails!
- Local Strawberries
- Agri-Growers Ltd: Available at Sobeys, Atlantic Superstore, and independent retailers.
- Country Magic: Available at Sobeys, Atlantic Superstore, independent retailers, and Walmart.
- Millen Farms: Available at Sobeys and independent retailers.
- Noggins Corner Farm Market, Masstown Market, Stirling Fruit Farms Ltd., any other of the Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia.
- Local Blueberries (fresh)
- Local Cherries
- Local Raspberries
- Local Peaches
- Local Corn
- Knoydart Cheese House products
- Knoydart Cheese House: Available at Sobeys, independent retailers, or via their online shop.
- Laughing Whale Coffee Roasters products
- Laughing Whale: Available at Sobeys, Atlantic Superstore, Independent retailers, or via their online shop.
Blueberry season is an exciting time in Nova Scotia! This UNESCO Town Blueberry Sangria, featuring Lunenburg County Winery’s blueberry wine and fresh Nova Scotia blueberries, is perfect for hot August days. BONUS: Pick the blueberries yourself at Lunenburg County Winery for an extra dose of freshness.
New Mask Policies
Starting July 31, masks became mandatory in public indoor places across the province. Nova Scotia’s small, local businesses continue to need our support at this time more than ever. Take part and join local restaurants, retailers, and businesses in wearing masks when you go out to dine, drink, and shop.