What’s Cooking: October 16 – 22

With fall in full swing, there’s no better time to get out and enjoy all the beautiful things Nova Scotia has to offer during this vibrant season. You don’t want to miss out on events like Halifax Burger Week, Pumpkin and a Pint, and so much more; not to mention, a delicious roasted squash bruschetta recipe to top it all off! Keep reading to find out What’s Cooking in Nova Scotia this week!


Private Dining at Le Caveau

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Exciting news from Le Caveau at Grand Pre Wines! Earlier this month, they announced they would begin offering private dinner bookings for eight to ten guests in the comfort of the elegant dining room at their historic winery residence – home of the future “Inn at the Winery”. Perfect for birthdays, retirements or office parties, the private dining experience includes a five or seven course tasting menu and a carefully curated Estate or International bottle pairing.

More information: Private Dining Room at Le Caveau

Rose & Kettle To Go
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The online shop for the Rose & Kettle Tea Room at the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum is now live! You can now order bulk quantities of their delicious scones, cinnamon rolls, biscuits, and soups. Orders should be placed by Thursday at noon each week and items will be ready for pick-up at their main door (471 Poplar Drive, Cole Harbour) on Fridays, between 12 & 4 p.m.

More information: Online Shop

Nourish Your Roots Farm to School Program

Nourish Your Roots is a farm-to-school food box fundraiser developed by Nourish Nova Scotia, created to help schools support their healthy eating programs and increase opportunities for children to eat more vegetables and fruit. The food boxes feature local produce from participating Nova Scotia farmers and help connect children and families to healthy, local, and sustainable food choices.

Help make Nourish Your Roots 2020 a success for schools and farmers by purchasing a Nourish Your Roots food box, visit the Nourish Nova Scotia online store. Food boxes are $35 and include 22-25 lbs of farm-fresh Nova Scotia produce.

More information: Nourish Nova Scotia online store

Wine Bundles

Nova 7 Pack

Nova 7 pack

Exciting news for Nova 7 fans! Benjamin Bridge has put together a special offering for you focused on all things Nova 7. This limited pack includes two bottles of their 2018 vintage, two bottles of their 2019 vintage, two Nova 7 stemless glasses & a Nova 7 enamel pin.

Find this pack at their wine shop, open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. every day. Also available for purchase online!

Harvest Wines Case

Harvest wine case

The Harvest Wines Case shares the joy with $28 OFF a case of your favourite wines from Jost Vineyards, Gaspereau Vineyards, and Mercator Vineyards, plus a $10 donation to Feed Nova Scotia. Savings for you and a contribution to Feed Nova Scotia to help ensure that those less fortunate have access to food all year long; we celebrate all the goodness that is a harvest here in Nova Scotia. You can purchase the special Harvest Wines case for $240 (regular $268) at Jost Vineyards’ wine shop or online.

Harvest Wine Sampler

harvest wine sampler

Petite Riviere Vineyards has also released a new pack of wine; just in time for the fall harvest season! The Harvest Sampler Pack includes Mimi, Three Churches Red, Cranberry, Three Churches White, Crescent Moon and BonBon. Get yours today at Petite Riviere Vineyards’ wine shop or online.


October 21-25: Devour 9.5

Happening now, Devour! 9.5, 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.

More Information: Devour 9.5

October 22: Pumpkin and a Pint at Saltbox Brewing Company

This evening, from 6-9 p. m. Saltbox Brewing Company is hosting a night of drinks, pumpkin carving, and (socially distanced) fun! Tickets are $10 and include a pumpkin and a 16 oz Saltbox pint of your choice (add up to 4 pints to each ticket for an extra $5). The best pumpkin will be determined by the voter’s choice and will be announced on October 31. The winner will receive a $25 gift card!

More Information: Saltbox Brewing Company

October 22 – 31: Halifax Burger Week

It’s officially that time of year again – Halifax Burger Week! Taste of Nova Scotia has 11 delicious restaurants participating in this year’s HFX Burger Week. After six months of postponement, the city-wide burger-eating phenomenon and fundraiser for Feed Nova Scotia is happening, and it’s not just a week either. The 2020 burger celebration is 10 days, from Thursday, October 22, through Saturday, October 31. To find out more about the 11 incredible Taste of Nova Scotia members who are participating, check out our Burger Week 2020 Blog

More information: Halifax Burger Week

October 31: Annual Pig Roast at The Flying Apron

chef velden with dashboard livingThe Flying Apron Inn & Cookery is hosting their annual pig roast on Saturday, October 31 from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m (while quantities last.) The meal costs $23 + HST per person and includes an ironwood farm roasted pork in their signature sweet and spicy BBQ sauce on a house-baked bun with slaw and three-cheese mac and cheese. The meal will end with a pumpkin chocolate ganache tart. Preordering is recommended and can be done over the phone at 902-633-2300.

Featured Recipe: Roasted Squash Bruschetta

Bring this unique take on a classic bruschetta to your next potluck or family get-to-gether and we promise the next thing you know everyone will be asking you for the recipe. The sweet squash and reduction with fresh herbs combines for a perfect balance of  flavours! For best results, try pairing it with a wine that features a citrus aroma like the Planters Ridge 2016 Elevation. Try this delecious Roasted Squash Bruschetta today!

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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