What’s Cooking: May 24 – 30

Flip open your calendars because our members have some fun things cooking you won’t want to miss. Between seasonal openings, markets, and celebrations, there is something for everyone happening this week!

The Carleton and Garrison Brewing Company

New brew alert! Garrison Brewing has partnered with Houblon Duke 25 Hops to create a brand new beer. To celebrate the launch The Carleton is hosting a release party May 24.  This collaboration brings together craft brewing experience from Nova Scotia and Quebec to create a beverage that could be your new favourite! While enjoying music from The Desperado Band, you can be one of the first to try their newest beer. Get your tickets now!

Jost Vineyards

May 25 is National Wine Day and Jost Vineyards Annual Tidal Bay Bash is the perfect way to celebrate! Pair locally inspired food with divine wine tastings, all while enjoying live music from Derailed 2.0 on the patio.  Stomp your feet to the beat of rock ‘n’ roll, blues, and country tunes between sipping on diligently crafted proudly Nova Scotian wine!

Sea Level Brewing

Join Sea Level Brewing for Barks & Brews to celebrate your furry friends! Check out multiple dog demonstrations and vendors where you can take part in creating keepsake crafts. Enjoy a cold beverage alongside your pet with a dog safe beer for them, and a Sea Level brew for you!

Kiju’s Restaurant

Pairings is a eight course culinary experience hosted by Kiju’s May 26. Enjoy a flavourful array of dishes with seven wine pairings to compliment each plate! With entertainment by Jordan Musycsyn and a percentage of proceeds going to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation you will leave with a smile and full stomach.

Limited seating by reservation only, call 902-562-6220 to ensure your spot!

Saltbox Brewing Co.

Express your artistic side with Paint with a Pint at Saltbox Brewing May 28! All accidents are happy accidents on the canvas, enjoy a pint and a good time while feeling the flavour brew creativity. Get your tickets for this Maud Lewis event now!

The Carleton

Join The Carleton May 29 for their first ever Wine Showdown! Avondale Sky Winery and Luckett Vineyards face off putting a spin on a classic wine-paired dinner. Indulge your palate with the delectable flavours of Chef Mathias Probst’s five courses each paired with a wine to compliment. Place your vote for the most successful pairing after each course and the grand winner will be announced at the end of the night. Secure your tickets now!

Ciders and Sliders

The Nova Scotia Cider Association is hosting something tasty at the Old Orchard Inn May 30! Ciders and Sliders is a fun way to discover delicious Nova Scotia flavors through food and drink. Get your tastebuds ready and make sure to stop and see our phenomenal members while you’re there!

May 31: Dust off your dancing boots for the Apple Blossom Country Barn Dance at Old Orchard Inn! From 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. in the Heritage Barn DJ will be playing music to help you get your old fashioned groove on. Get your tickets online now!

Weekly: Chain Yard Urban Cidery is hosting weekly Bingo Nights every Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Trivia Brunch at 11:30 a.m. every Sunday! Create a team of six or less and book your table online or email gracie@chainyardcider.com for large group reservations.

June 5 & 19: Need to find your inner peace? Try out Pints & Poses with AngleFish Yoga and Saltbox Brewing Company Shining Waters! Overlook the marina while enjoying an hour-long session of harmonious relaxation. After you found your zen, sip on a fresh pint of craft beer, cider or vodka soda. Get your tickets online now!

June 1: My Grandfather’s Cat is hosting a pet food giveaway at Garrison Brewing Co. to celebrate their three year anniversary! Grab a beer while you pick up free cat and dog food, enter giveaways, and have fun at the pet photo booth. Everyone is invited, your pets too!

June 1: The Rose & Kettle Tearoom at the Cole Harbour Heritage Museum, is hosting an exciting event of discovery and tactile learning, Fibre Frolic! A colourful marketplace, hands on demonstrations, sheep shearing and the Frolic Grill. This is a family-friendly event where you can try a new craft, discuss with fibre artisans, and pick up materials for your next project!

June 15: It’s that time of year again, the Blue Lobster Party Cruise is setting sail for the season with weekly Friday and Saturday nights on the water. For those 19 and older looking for a high energy, feel-good, flavour of Summer celebration this is for you! Get your tickets online through Ambassatours now!

Featured Recipe: Lobster Roll Paired With Jost Tidal Bay

Celebrate National Wine Day with Jost Tidal Bay and Lobster rolls! Pair Jost Vineyards classic crisp and aromatic Nova Scotian wine with savory seafood stuffed rolls for the perfect meal to celebrate the coming of Summer!

Local Source Guide

Jost Vineyards Tidal Bay: Available at Jost Vineyards, their online store, or your nearest NSLC or private liquor store.
Lobster: Available at Afishionado FishmongersClearwater Retail StoresComeau’s Sea Foods Ltd.Evan’s Seafood, and Fisherman’s Market International.
Pickles: Helen B’s Preserves
Microgreens: Bramble Hill Farm


Recipe provided by: Jost Vineyards & Seagrape Café
Photography provided by: Michelle Doucette Photography (@east.coast.food.stories)

– This recipe is featured in our 2024 Taste of Nova Scotia Culinary Guide –

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