What’s Cooking? September 16 – September 22
It’s officially the last week of summer! Make the most of it by planning a day trip to indulge in the diverse culinary adventures our province has to offer. From cappuccinos to cocktails, there’s something cooking for everyone this week in Nova Scotia.
September 17: MADE WITH LOVE
Take part in the MADE WITH LOVE 2019 Halifax Qualifiers cocktail competition at Lot Six Bar & Restaurant on September 17 at 6:00 PM. Admission is free, so come out and show a few of your favourite Taste member mixologists some love. Competitors for this round include the talents from Lot Six Bar & Restaurant, The Press Gang, Durty Nelly’s, and Stubborn Goat Gastropub. Finalists will be announced at the end of the event.
September 19: Bread Day at Lane’s
Every Thursday the sweet and comforting aromas of freshly baked breads and pastries fill the air in the Snug Harbour Gourmet Shop at Lane’s Privateer Inn. They receive a fresh shipment of goodies from Boulangerie la Vendéene, so stop by for a cappuccino and a pastry or take a loaf home with you. It’s a delicious Thursday tradition.
September 20: Renée Lavallée at Sugar Moon Farm
Join Renée Lavallée, Top Chef contender & owner of The Canteen as she presents a seasonal maple-inspired dinner with Nova Scotia wines at Sugar Moon Farm. Dinner tickets are $75. Wine pairing is $25 (3 pairings). 15% gratuity and HST additional. Tickets available here.
September 21: Avondale Garlic Festival
Mark your calendars for the 7th annual Avondale Garlic Fest on Saturday, September 21st! Celebrate Nova Scotia’s garlic growers while enjoying live music, fine art, great food, cooking demos and more at Eastern Canada’s largest garlic festival, all happening on the picturesque Avondale Sky Winery grounds.
September 21: Rock the Lot III – A Fall Solstice Party
The Governors Pub & Eatery has an evening of entertainment planned for you on September 21 starting at 4:00 PM. Join them in the beer garden for toe-tappin’ music and a wide selection of Nova Scotia craft beer. Celebrate the start of a new season with special prices on local beers from Nine Locks Brewing Co. and Garrison Brewing Company.
Fall Harvest Port & Chocolate Tasting (September 28): Saint-Famille Wines is celebrating the fall harvest by featuring their award-winning Kingsport paired with gourmet chocolates. This event will feature live music by Roland Smith from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Planters Ridge 2019 Harvest Dinner (September 28): Join Chef Michael Howell at Planters Ridge Winery for their annual precursor event to the Devour Film and Food Festival. Chef Howell has selected 5 short films and created a menu inspired by each film. Add carefully paired Planters Ridge wine and it’s sure to be a fun and delicious evening. The dinner will be held next to the fireplace in their tasting room. Tickets are $95.00 plus tax and include wine pairings and gratuity. Please contact the winery directly at 902-542-2711 in order to reserve your tickets today.
German Classics (September 28): The Flying Apron is kicking off their Oktoberfest week with a new German class. Chef Chris will create this delicious meal featuring some classic dishes from his homeland. The demo class runs from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. and costs $70+HST/person. Reservations required.
Harvest Festival (October 12): Experience the fruits of the Jost Vineyards harvest! Their cornucopia of wine tastings and harvest-inspired food pairings is autumn at its finest. Enjoy wine tastings, live music on the patio, a special festival menu featuring harvest-inspired food from their Seagrape Café, wine sales and more.
Wild Caraway at Sugar Moon (October 18): Wild Caraway is the restaurant in Advocate Harbour that you’ve always wanted to visit. Here’s your chance! Sarah and Andrew will present a multi-course menu at Sugar Moon Farm based on the ingredients available in their region during that season. The menu won’t be available til closer to the event. This dinner tends to sell out early. Dinner tickets are $75. Wine pairing is $25 (3 pairings). 15 per cent gratuity and HST additional.
Raging Crow Distillery’s Anniversary Celebration (October 19): Join in the festivities for Raging Crow Distillery’s first birthday at their open house on Saturday, October 19th from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Celebrate by trying a sip of their infamous dill pickle vodka!
Spirited Away in Lunenburg (October 25-27): A weekend celebration of Nova Scotia Craft Spirit Distillers and the cocktails we create with them! Events, workshops, gala and food to be enjoyed.