What’s Cooking: October 1 – 8

As Thanksgiving weekend approaches, we want to help you make the best of your long weekend! Take advantage of the season this week by enjoying all that Nova Scotia has to offer. From Thanksgiving menus to a delicious pumpkin pie recipe, read along to find out What’s Cooking this week.


Digby Pines Thanksgiving Menu

Thanksgiving w. Digby Pines

Digby Pines is excited to present the Main Course! Their special Thanksgiving Menu will be offered on October 9, 10, & 11. Reservations are highly encouraged and can be made by phone at 902-245-7712.

Rebecca’s Restaurant Thanksgiving Weekend Menu

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Rebecca’s Restaurant has a special Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner October 11 and 12. The dinner features Oulton’s Farm free-range turkey topped with rosemary gravy, a homemade roll, a mixture of roasted seasonal veggies, roasted buttercup squash mash and cranberry sauce. To reserve your table, please call 902-531-3313.

Oak Island Resort and Conference Centre Thanksgiving Dinner

Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre

Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre is offering a special Thanksgiving dinner on October 10, 11, and 12. Enjoy this 3-course meal, and don’t worry about any of the cooking or cleaning. Reservations are required and can be made over the phone at 902-627-4331

Le Caveau Thanksgiving Take Out Special

Photo of: LeCaveau at Night

Le Caveau is offering a 2-course take out menu for pickup this Thanksgiving weekend (October 10, 11 and 12). The meal costs $40 per person and orders must be placed no later than 5 p.m. the day before pickup. Place orders by email at lecaveau@grandprewines.ns.ca or by phone at 902-542-7177. (Pick-up times are: Saturday, October 10th and Sunday, October 11th – noon – 8 p.m. and Monday, October 12th – noon to 4 p.m.).

Thanksgiving 6-Pack

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With Thanksgiving taking place this weekend, Jost, Gaspereau, and Mercator Vineyards have come together to add sparkle, fizz, and extraordinary flavor to your weekend. This combination of six local wines will inspire your Thanksgiving preparations. The special 6-pack costs $125 with free shipping within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island. Order online at any time, at the Jost Vineyards Winery Boutique, by phone 902-257-2636, or by email tmacdonald@jostwine.com.


October 15: The Five Fisherman Italian Dinner Menu Tour

Devour 9.5 – October 21-25, 2020

Save the date for this year’s Devour! The Food Film Fest! The popular culinary and film event is proving that hybrid is just as mouth-watering as the original with an in-person and digital festival combo. This year marks the 10th installment of the festival, coined Devour! 9.5 to reflect travel restrictions and smaller in-person gatherings. Organizers promise to deliver all of the festival’s baked-in goodness during the five-day event, October 21-25, 2020. Find out more by visiting their website

October 22: Pumpkin and a Pint at Saltbox

Featured Recipe: Pumpkin Pie

Who doesn’t love a delicious slice of Pumpkin Pie in the fall? This classic dessert is a fall staple and is taken to its full potential with a rich all butter crust, and home roasted and pureed local pumpkins. Enjoy your slice of pie with a hot cup of tea or make this for a Thanksgiving gathering or a fall potluck.

Grocery List

Local Source Guide

How to Keep Supporting Local

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October is harvest season in Nova Scotia and a prime time to support our incredible Nova Scotian producers and businesses. Whether buying fresh market produce, planning a fall foliage road trip, dining in, or ordering takeout – our Get Your Hands on Local page has you covered! Check it out to see how you can support local in any way you desire.

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