What’s Cooking: March 29 – April 5

As we come to the end of March, we look back on all the great products, events, and meals we had over the month. Luckily for everyone, April is right around the corner with even more! Tune in this week to find out what’s cooking in Nova Scotia!

The Acadian Room Restaurant at the Old Orchard Inn & Spa

Stop by the Old Orchard Inn & Spa on April 5 and 6 for Soul Sisters: Songs of the Silver Screen! This show features songs from some of history’s greatest films performed by Jemita Buchanan, Ashley Holland, Kate Hubley, and Melissa Vidito. The takes place at the Heritage Barn at the at 7 p.m. Head over to the Old Orchard Inn website to buy your tickets – don’t forget to grab a bite to eat there beforehand!

White Point Beach Resort 

Join White Point Beach Resort from April 4 to 7 for ReadTreat at White Point. Created for readers, this weekend getaway will feature Meet and Greets with some great authors including Carol Bruneau, Len Wagg, Dr. Lorri Neilsen Glenn, and even more! This vacation package also includes a cocktail reception on Thursday night, dinner on Friday and Saturday night and breakfast each morning. To top it all off, don’t forget six relaxing yoga sessions. Book online or call 1-800-565-5068 to attend!

Garrison Brewing Company 

Garrison Brewing understands life can get pretty crazy, so they made a beer to match the excitement. Introducing Hold Fast! This dry-hopped pale pours gold and hazy, bursting with sweet, fruity aromas of orange and lemon. Hold Fast is citrusy, easy-drinking & seasonable with minimal bitterness. Whether you’re a Tall Ship drinker or are loyal to your IPAs, this isn’t a brew to miss — the crisp dry-hop & super refreshing taste of Hold Fast is your perfect reward for supporting local.


Compass Distillers 

Compass Distillers is happy to introduce the Hell Isle Cask Reserve Rum is now part of their hard liquor line-up. Made locally, Hell Isle Cask Reserve Rum is named after a small island off the coast of Nova Scotia’s South Shore. It features unique tropical flavours paying tribute to Caribbean origin rums. Each bottle is diligently distilled twice, before being left in new oak and ex bourbon barrels for one to four years. Go in-person to Compass Distiller’s location, or order online today.

Benjamin Bridge

Benjamin Bridge is welcoming spring the right way! Get ready to experience the Benjamin Bridge 75 Rosé Cocktail. Their NV Rosé is balanced with locally distilled gin and hits all the right notes. It’s elegant, fun, bubbly and gives notes of rich brioche, cherry pie, and toasted almonds. Stop in at Benjamin Bridge to pick up the 75 Rosé Cocktail or order online today!

Featured Recipe: Bread Pudding with Ironworks Rum Sauce

Sure you’ve had bread pudding before, but have you ever tried it with a rum sauce? Better yet, an Ironworks Distillery rum sauce? Once you try this recipe, this is bound to be your new go-to! Served with a glass of Ironworks Distillery‘s Sweet Apple Brandy, this Bread Pudding recipe from Grand Banker Bar & Grill and Ironworks Distillery is a comforting sweet treat for any time of year.

Local Source Guide:

Ironworks Bluenose Rum & Sweet Apple Brandy: Purchase at Ironworks Distillery, on their online store, at select NSLC locations and select Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia locations.

Recipe provided by: Grand Banker Bar & Grill and Ironworks Distillery


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