What’s Cooking? October 28 -November 3

Trick or treat, what delicious goodies will you have to eat? Happy Halloween- we hope it brings you many great local treats and memories. Take a look at What’s Cooking this Halloween. Time to get spooky!

October 30th: Tasting Tidal Bays at Oak Island

Atlantica Oak Island

From 1 p.m. – 11 p.m. on Wednesday, enjoy a flight of tidal bay at Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre! Nothing quite like sippin’ Nova Scotia’s signature wine while looking over this beautiful view. Check out the Nova Scotia Harvest Wine Festival website for more details.

October 31st: Nelloween at Durty Nelly’s

Durty Nellys Bar

Get a costume ready and celebrate Halloween with Durty Nelly’s on Thursday, October 31st from 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.! Prizes will be given away to best costumes and their will be live music all evening. No cover as always.

October 31st: Halloween Extravaganza at Compass

Compass Distillers is welcoming vampires, witches, ghouls and more for a Halloween Extravaganza! Live music, tricks, treats and costume contest from 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.! There will also be a spooky special cocktail menu! Visit their social media for more information.

October 31st – November 10th: Dessert Tasting with The Flying Apron

The Flying Apron Inn & Cookery Ltd.  is celebrating dessert tasting week once again! During this two week period Oct 31- Nov 10th,  you have three ways to enjoy their decadent house made desserts:

Visit their website for more details.

November 1st – 3rd: Christmas At The Forum

All weekend at the Halifax Forum –  the longest running Christmas craft show of Atlantic Canada! Many businesses will be showcasing their crafts, food, beverages and more. Here are a few Taste of Nova Scotia members attending: Barrelling Tide Distillery, Casa Nova Fine Beverages, Coldstream Clear Distillery, Compass Distillers, Glenora Inn & Distillery, Halifax Distilling Co., Ironworks Distillery, Meander River Farm & Brewery, Petite Riviere Vineyards, Steinhart Distillery, Still Fired Distilleries, Sainte- Famille Wines, Schoolhouse Brewery, The Cake Lady, Tangled Garden.


Happy Wine Harvest! Ongoing from now until the end of October, you can join Taste of Nova Scotia members as they plan a collection of wine inspired events, dinners, tours, packages and more. For a full list of events, click here.

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Cooking with Kitchen Door (November 4): Kitchen Door  has cooking classes that bring avid home cooks together in an incredibly fun and educational setting. This week is the cuisine of Thailand, which embraces strong aromatic components and a spicy edge. You will make some classic appetizers, talk all things curry paste, and finish with a sweet coconut caramel treat! Visit their website for more details and their cooking class calendar.

Talking Dirty: Digging Nova Scotia Terroir (November 5): This event is comprised of a special Chef Kevin-inspired five-course menu with informed wine pairings from Bruce Ewert of L’Acadie Vineyards, and complemented by guest speakers who will address different aspects of our local terroir.

The Wines of France (Starting November 5): This is a 6-week, in-depth course designed for the beginner wine-enthusiast looking to develop their knowledge and understanding of French wine at Obladee Wine Bar. Class will be held each Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. beginning November 5, 2019 and ending December 10, 2019.

Charlotte Lane Cheese Fondue Night (November 6): It’s time to get your “fun-do” on with Chef Roland for the 19th annual Swiss Cheese Fondue Night at Charlotte Lane. It’s a special night for many and the salad plate alone is worth coming for! Such a fun way to spend some time with your cheese loving friends!

Battery Park Meets Propeller (November 7): Propeller Brewing Company will be taking over the taps at Battery Park Beer Bar & Eatery for a special lineup of delicious brews to pair with a delicious meal.

Holiday Festival & Christmas Open House (November 8): Start your holiday season with Jost Vineyards Holiday Festival Weekend and Christmas Open House. Sample complimentary punch and nibbles and enjoy holiday music. Tastings, door prize, wine sales, and more!

Duval-LeRoy Champagne Tasting (November 8): Renée Lavallée, Chef at The Canteen & Little C in Dartmouth, and Taste of Nova Scotia’s Culinary Ambassador of the Year in 2018, has created her own special blend of Champagne in partnership with famed producer Champagne Duval-Leroy. Visit the Port by NSLC from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Friday, November 8th, to meet Renée and learn about this unique beverage.

Harvest Greets the Holidays (November 8-10): Saltscapes Harvest Greets the Holidays Expo brings the holiday spirit, with an all-local eating and shopping winter season possible for you and your loved ones. Many Taste of Nova Scotia members will be there to celebrate with you.

18th Annual Christmas Tea & Sale (November 16): Join the Prescott Group for the best event to attend for unique, handmade and local holiday gifts in North End, Halifax. Featuring items made by clients: cakes & cookies, tote bags, aprons, décor, art, new to you finds, silent auction, take-out/eat-in seafood chowder or chili, candy shop and more!

Annual Chinese New Year 2019 – Year of the Rat (January 20, 2020): Come celebrate Chinese New Year 2020 – Year of the Rat with The Orient Chinese Cuisine. Enjoy a 10+ course dinner made by Chef Ivan Chan. Tickets: $88/person.

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