What’s Cooking: March 25 – April 1

We love the hustle and bustle that spring brings to Nova Scotia’s culinary industry! This week, we’re celebrating 410 years since the planting of Nova Scotia’s first vineyard, a new collaboration beer, and an Easter dinner to-go. Keep reading for more updates and a delicious Maple Blueberry Pork Loin Roast recipe that’s perfect for Easter dinner.


Wine Growers Nova Scotia

Across the province, local winemakers are raising a glass to celebrate 410 years since the planting of the first vineyard in Nova Scotia. To commemorate this milestone, Wine Growers Nova Scotia has published a virtual magazine highlighting the winemakers behind your favourite local wines that set our province apart.

Garrison Brewing Co.

New Beer Alert! Garrison Brewing Co. in collaboration with several other local breweries and East Coast Music Association (ECMA) have released East Coast Music Ale, Track 1: Sydney! A portion of the sales from this pale ale helps promote Atlantic Canada’s music scene. You can also scan the QR code on the can to listen to some great local music!

Kiju’s Restaurant

Kiju’s Restaurant has just introduced their Kiju’s Corner Lounge – designed for you to kick back and relax with friends and family over delicious food and signature drinks. The good news doesn’t stop there; they’ve also introduced a new Bar Bites menu that’s perfect for sharing!

Kitchen Door

Kitchen Door is taking pre-orders for their Easter Dinner To-Go! Simply order, receive, heat and serve a delicious customizable Easter Dinner! This is a great option for hosts who don’t want to spend their holiday in the kitchen. Visit their website to view the menu and order yours!


Dine Around

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You only have one more week to savour special Dine Around menus from some of your favourite restaurants, priced at $10, $20, $30, $40, or $50. Don’t miss out!

Around the World

Hurry – Curated Food & Drink Magazine’s new international food festival and fundraiser for Feed Nova Scotia ends March 31! Participating restaurants are offering a selection of international dishes, so diners can circle the globe by trying various international cuisines, while supporting local restaurants!

The following Taste of Nova Scotia members are taking part in this year’s festival; 2 Doors Down, The Church Brewing Co., The Flying Apron Cookery, The Kiwi Cafe, Maritime Express Cider Co, Morris East Pizzeria, The Orient Chinese Cuisine, and Winegrunt. For more information, check out our blog: Around the World in 80 Plates Food Festival

Featured Recipe: Maple Blueberry Pork Loin Roast

Maple Blueberry Pork Roast

There’s something so comforting about a classic pork roast with some added sweetness. This Maple Blueberry Pork Loin Roast combines notes of warm spice, with whole cloves, and Nova Scotia maple syrup mixed with blueberry juice for a sticky glaze. It’s the perfect addition to your Easter family feast!

Grocery List

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

Find local maple syrup at Acadian Maple and Sugar Moon Farm.

Source your pork from Masstown Butcher, Meadowbrook Meat Market, The Pork Shop, or Tony’s Meats.

Purchase local Wild Blueberry Juice from Van Dyk’s by Nature.

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