What’s Cooking: October 30 – November 5

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Trick or treat, what delicious goodies will you have to eat? From private dinners, to outdoor markets, and a Halloween bash, here’s 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

Gold Medal for Chef Ivan Chan at Canada’s Great Kitchen Party

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We’re sending a big congratulations to Chef Ivan Chan from The Orient Chinese Cuisine for his gold medal at Canada’s Great Kitchen Party in Halifax over the weekend. Canada’s Great Canadian Kitchen Party is a culinary competition in 13 cities across Canada where chefs in each city prepare plates paired with Canadian Olympic and Paralympic athletes, in a competition to crown a gold, silver, and bronze medal culinary team in each city, and subsequently nation-wide.

Pre-Order Made with Local Gingerbread Bars

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Gingerbread season is here and Made with Local is ready for the season with bars, bundles, and more. Pre-order your gingerbread bars now to make sure you get your mitts on them! These bars are very limited quantity, and they will sell out.

More Information: Gingerbread Me 


October 31: Winegrunt Halloween Bash

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Celebrate Hallowe’en at Winegrunt’s Créole Voodoo Hallowe’en Bash on Saturday, October 31, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are $50 (+ tax & gratuity). Bring your masks, enjoy themed food, drink and music at “the heart of the Windsor strip!” For tickets, contact Winegrunt at (902) 472-2863; info@winegrunt.com.

November 7: Cask in the Sticks at Sober Island Brewing

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Sober Island Brewing is hosting Cask in the Sticks on Saturday, November 7th. The event features eight attending breweries including Tatamagouche Brewing Co, live music, a cozy bonfire, and a onesie competition. There are two sessions available:
1 – 3 p.m. and 4 – 6 p.m. with a maximum of 60 people per session. Tickets are $40 and include 8 x 4 oz pours and an event branded toque! Tickets can be purchased by calling the taproom (902) 885 – 2072 and paying over the phone.

November 21: Warm up to Winter Market at Cole Harbour Heritage Farm

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Warm up to winter with The Cole Harbour Heritage Farm on Saturday, November 21st from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The outdoor event will host a variety of vendors selling local, hand-made goods and products in the Farm Yard. The Warm up to Winter Open Air Market is free to attend, so bundle up and get festive!

The Cole Harbour Heritage Farm is accepting applications. Please e-mail hello@coleharbourfarmmuseum.ca to receive an application form.

Featured Recipe: Sweet and Savoury Grilled Cheese

This Sweet and Savory Grilled Cheese is about to be your new favourite comfort food! Fresh sourdough bread and hot melted cheese pairs beautifully with sweet honey and local pears in this recipe; it’s sure to leave your stomach feeling full (and happy!) This makes a perfect snack or main dish that can be enjoyed with any of our local soup recipes.

Grocery List

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How to Keep Supporting Local

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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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