What’s Cooking July 8 – July 15?

Wine, music & film – oh my! This week we’re flexing our creative muscles and enjoying a wine & paint night, watching short films in a vineyard, dancing to live music and more! Read on to see what’s cooking around the province this week.

July 9: Watercolour & Wine

Petite Riviere Vineyards is hosting a painting afternoon you won’t forget! For $40 you receive a glass of wine, light snacks, and all the paint supplies you need! Create your own watercolor masterpiece and take it home to cherish.

More Information:  Watercolour & Wine at Petite Rivere Vineyards

July 11: Concert in Memory of Burt Feintuch

Join the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre as they honour the memory of American folklorist Burt Feintuch. Featuring the music of Kinnon & Betty Beaton, Andrea Beaton, Rodney MacDonald, Jackie Dunn MacIsaac and more, this concert brings together a few of the musicians and friends Burt worked closely with on his various projects. It is sure to be filled with good tunes, songs, stories and laughs as they honour Burt and his legacy. Swing by early to grab a bite to eat at the restaurant (opens at 6:30 p.m.)

Tickets available online or by phone at 902-787-2708. 

More Information: Concert in memory of Burt Feintuch

July 12: Six Course Dinner at Mosher House

In the comfort of an early 1800’s farmhouse overlooking Avondale Sky’s vineyard, enjoy a six-course blind tasting menu prepared by Chef Justin Floyd. ⁣Wine pairings thoughtfully selected for each course are available to perfectly complement your meal. A selection of Avondale Sky wines, local craft beers and ciders, and non-alcoholic options will also be available. Six-Course Dinner – $80 per person. Add Wine Pairings – $40 per person.

More Information:  Six course dinner at Mosher House

July 12: Devour The Vines

There is no other winery in Nova Scotia lucky enough to be just a stone’s throw away from a UNESCO World Heritage site like Grand Pre Wines. Prepare for an unforgettable evening – an intimate dinner set amongst rows and rows of vines.

Guests will enjoy unique, intimate experiences including a guided tour of the vineyard, traditional method sparkling wine samples and fresh oysters, before joining Chefs Jason Lynch and Michael Howell as they prepare a four-course meal paired with award-winning wines and delicious short films curated by the team at Devour! The Food Film Fest.

More Information: Devour The Wines

July 13: Traeger Grill Demo Event

Jump on board the Traeger Train from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Masstown Market Butcher Shop to kick off Masstown Market‘s 50th Anniversary. There will be some great demos and food samples all cooked on Traeger Grills! Food samples on-site provided by Masstown Market and Masstown Butchery.

More Information:  Traeger Grill Demo Event

July 13: Summer Festival with Halifax Pier

Raise a glass to summer in Nova Scotia! On July 13, visit Jost Vineyards for award-winning wines, locally-inspired gourmet food from Seagrape Café, live music on their open-air patio and more. Kick your feet up while local band Halifax Pier gets your toes tapping on the patio. Please note: Seagrape Café will be offering their festival menu. Their regular menu is not available during festivals. No outside food or beverages are allowed on site. Admission is free. Winery Tour is available at 11a.m. for $5 per person

More Information: Summer Festival With Halifax Pier

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Wines and Steins Tour (Every Friday from June to October): Nova Scotia’s Avon River Valley is becoming the next great place to enjoy wine and craft beer! This tour will whisk you away to this charming part of the province to discover a few hidden gems!

Lightkeeper’s Seafest (July 16): Step aboard a fishing boat in Yarmouth, welcomed with Nova Scotia oysters and wine. Tour the coast dotted with fishing communities en-route to Cape Forchu Lightstation where your sunset feast awaits, complete with live Acadian songs. Savour mussels and seafood-stuffed lobster, expertly paired by your host chef and sommelier with award-winning Nova Scotia wines. As night falls, your dark sky expert will share seafaring stories and legends of the stars. Presented by The Keeper’s Kitchen.

Wild Feast: Above The Vines (July 20): Hosted by Planters Ridge, dine with spectacular vineyard views while enjoying a six-course menu created by Chef Nelson Penner from Wild Feast NS. Each course features wild and foraged foods of Nova Scotia, while being thoughtfully paired with Planters Ridge wines. Tickets $130 + tax per person. Limited seats available, please contact the winery for reservations.

Grapely Ghost Walks (July 20): The ‘old-world’ winery atmosphere is special, the sun-setting backdrop between the vines is memorable, the UNESCO site overlooking historic Grand Pre is unrivaled, and the wine quality is superb. Altogether, what creatively-spooky way to get a history lesson of a truly unique part of the world! Join Grand Pre Wines for their first Grapely Walk of the season. They are 2-hour, family-friendly compilation shows featuring ghosts from all five towns we haunt: Wolfville, Kentville, Windsor, Halls Harbour & Hantsport.

Tidal Bay Wine Tasting (July 20): Join Founders House on the patio at 2 p.m. for a taste of Tidal Bay. They’ll start with an educational introduction of Nova Scotia’s Tidal Bay appellation wine. Followed with a pairing and tasting notes from their Head Bartender Gavin, as you sip on eight different two-ounce Tidal Bays. Chef Chris will be preparing bountiful cheese boards to be shared by every table of four. 48 seats available for $69 per person. Reserve your spot today.

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