What’s Cooking March 21 to 28, 2017?

It may not feel like Spring just yet, but we have several events and excursions to do this week to get you into the Spring spirit! Take a stroll down Portland Street and check out the local shops, head to the South Shore for a weekend full of maple or learn how to critique your bread making skills.

March: Downtown Dartmouth Excursions

The Canteen on Portland

This weekend (if weather permits) take a stroll downtown Dartmouth and check out some of the locally owned shops and restaurants. Pop into Alderney Landing and visit Noggin’s Corner for some farm fresh produce, grab some mouth-watering brunch at The Canteen on Portland street or grab a delicious pie on the go at Humble Pie. Downtown Dartmouth has so much to offer!

March: Maple Magic at Atlantica Oak Island

March is all about maple and lucky for us Atlantica Oak Island has literally created a sweet deal! Anytime in March head to Atlantica Oak Island for a night surrounded around maple – indulge in a pancake breakfast with REAL maple syrup, sip on maple wine from Devonian Coast the night before, explore the South Shore with their “Maple Map” and so much more!

More Info: Maple Magic

March 23 to 29: Halifax Burger Week

photo of 2 doors down burger week

Get ready to loosen your belt buckle, Halifax Burger Week is just around the corner. Over eighty burgers in seven days – pop in and see some of the Taste members participating: 2 Doors Down, Battery Park Beer Bar, Brooklyn Warehouse, Chives Canadian Bistro, Durty Nelly’s, Harbour City Bar & Grill, Heartwood, Lot Six, Primal Kitchen, Tempo, Five Fishermen, The Press Gang & The Stubborn Goat.

More Info: Burger Week

March 23: Devour! The Sea


Join the world’s largest food film festival for the ultimate east coast collaboration. Featuring some of Nova Scotia’s most renowned chefs and delicious local ingredients paired with wines and films, the evening is sure to create a feast for the senses. Featured Taste members: Mark Gray (Battery Park Beer Bar), Craig Flinn (Chives Canadian Bistro & 2 Doors Down), Renée Lavallée (The Canteen), Chris Velden (The Flying Apron Cookery) & Shane Robilliard (Fox Harb’r Resort).

More Info: Devour! The Sea

March 24: Lobster Fest at White Point Beach

Photo of: Lobster with Lemon

White Point Beach Resort is working on a bundle of goodies this weekend infused with Lobster – it is Lobster SEA’son after all! Enjoy another “Brush with Good Cheer” Session – paint and sip on some wine, beer or spirit while munching on Taste of Nova Scotia treats!

More Info: White Point Beach Events

March 26: Bread Making Basics at The Apron

Photo of: Flying Apron Cooking Class

This Spring, learn the basics of making bread with Jess Ross of Gold Island Bakery at The Flying Apron Inn & Cookery. Look at different grains (wheat, rye, kamut, spelt), learn how to make a Poolish dough, whole wheat flour dough and learn a bit about sourdough!

More Info: Bread Making Basics

Save the Date!

April 21 – 13Saltscapes East Coast Expo – Don’t miss out on the largest buy local show in Atlantic Canada.

May 5 – 7 – The Chef Massimo Capra Culinary Weekend – If you’re a food lover then this is one weekend to set aside. This is an incredible opportunity to meet world-renowned chef and Chopped Canada judge Massimo Capra in an extravagant culinary weekend experience at Fox Harb’r Resort.

May 12 & 13The Annual Full house Craft Beer Fest – This event has the most Nova Scotia craft brewers ever assembled under one roof! Keep an eye out for Taste members: Boxing Rock Brewing, Garrison Brewing, Meander River Farm & Brewery & Propeller Brewing.

May 27East Coast Cider Festival – This is the province’s very first cider festival! Keep an eye out for Taste members: Bulwark Cider, Annapolis Cider, L’Acadie Vineyards, Meander River, Planters Ridge, Heartwood & Meadowbrook Meat Market.

May 27Northumbeerfest at Pictou Lodge Beach Resort – A festival celebrating great Nova Scotia craft beer and great Nova Scotian entertainment.

June 16 – 18 – A Taste of Devour – ‘Devour! The Food Film Fest’ Tour is Coming! For the second year in a row, Fox Harb’r Resort is partnering with Michael Howell and Lia Rinaldo to bring ‘Devour, The Food Film Fest’ to Fox Harb’r Resort!

July – SeptemberDining on the Ocean Floor with the Flying Apron Inn & Cookery – Reservations are now open!

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