What’s Cooking: May 20-27

The May long weekend is here and with it comes many local, culinary-inspired events. From restaurants reopening for the season, to new menus featuring locally inspired cuisine, the annual Tidal Bay launch, a wine course and so much more. Keep reading to start your culinary adventure for this week.

Old Fish Factory Restaurant & Shipwright Brewing Company Wharfside

Old Fish Factory in Lunenburg has just opened for the season. Stop in and enjoy a truly Nova Scotian culinary experience and pair your meal with a local wine, spirit, or craft beer.

Canadian Brewing Awards

We’re sending a big congratulations to all the Taste brewery members who received award and recognitions at  The Canadian Brewing Awards earlier this week.

Congratulations to all!

Avondale Sky Winery

The outside of Avondale Sky in Spring

Avondale Sky Winery will be opening for the season May 20. They will be open Wednesday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., with restaurant service and a new menu from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Obladee, a Wine Bar

Obladee is hosting a Find Your Summer Rosé tasting event May 26. You’ll be able to try four Summer-Ready Rosés and learn about what makes each one unique. Get your tickets here.

Maritime Express

Maritime Express Cider Company is hosting a Ciders and Sliders event on May 26th in honour of the new Nova Scotia Cider Route. They will be serving 16 ciders from 16 cideries across the province. There will be live music, free sliders (while they last) and free admission!

Founders House & Hop Scotch Dinner Club

Chef Chris Pyne from Founders House Dining & Drinks and Chef Stephanie Ogilvie from Hop Scotch Dinner Club are teaming up to bring you an exciting collaboration dinner. The six-course dinner will be served at Founders House on May 29 at 6:30 p.m. To find out more information and how to grab your reservation visit foundershousedining.com.

Taste Tidal Bay with Amy Savoury

12 tidal bay wine bottles on a pink background

In just a few weeks, the most expansive Tidal Bay launch yet will be coordinated by the Wine Growers Association of Nova Scotia. The launch will feature activities throughout the province and the Annapolis Valley. From events at wineries, to restaurant and tour operator experiences, and a Taste of Nova Scotia partnered event with sommelier and Nova Scotia wine aficionado Amy Savoury, there are so many exciting ways to celebrate Tidal Bay this year.

Featured Recipe:  Tidal Bay Marinade & Dressing

Made with Tidal Bay, this fresh, zesty sauce can be used as a marinade or a salad dressing. Enjoy with a glass of the same Tidal Bay for a harmonious pairing.

Grocery List

seasonal grocery list for the week of May 20

Fresh produce can be purchased at Noggins Corner Farm MarketStirling Fruit FarmsMasstown Market or one of the many other Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia.

Tidal Bay wines are made by 14 wineries including Gaspereau Vineyards, Jost Vineyards, Mercator Vineyards, Grand Pre Wines, Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards, Blomidon Estate Winery, Planters Ridge, 1365 Church Street Vineyards, Avondale Sky Winery, L’Acadie Vineyards, Benjamin Bridge, Luckett Vineyards, Eileanan Brèagha and Sainte Famille Wines.

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