What’s Cooking: September 23 – 30

September is one of the most beautiful months. The leaves are changing colours and the abundance of fall produce fills our tables! Fill your week up with a chocolate tasting, Sunday brunch and new wine releases, while getting caught up on what else is new around the province.

Wine & Chocolate Tasting

Don’t miss an evening of Wine & Chocolate, featuring a curated selection of Grand Pré Wines paired with Petite Patrie’s fine chocolate. Limited tables remain for this tasting on September 24. Reservations can be made by phone: (902) 713-5048 or by visiting Petite Patrie’s Café & Chocolate Factory, located at 2 Webster Street, Kentville. Tickets are $46.5/person!

Sugar Moon Farm – Sunday Brunch

Treat yourself to a delicious Sunday Brunch at Sugar Moon Farm September 26, at 9:30 a.m. Enjoy local Nova Scotia maple syrup with your classic red fife buttermilk pancakes or red fife waffles! The cost for adults is 21$, ages 6 – 12 is $10.50 and ages 3 – 5 is $5.25.

Benjamin Bridge new small lot wine

a bottle of wine from benjamin bridge with no logo in front of vines

This wine is the epitome of a ‘small lot’ from Benjamin Bridge. Their 2011 Blanc de Noirs was dunked into the sea to age and drift with the tides to test the effects of underwater ageing on sparkling and is now being carefully wrapped, to not disturb the Bryozoa and sediments, and shipping to their BB Club members. There are a limited memberships still available in their BB Club if you want to receive these kind of experiments on an ongoing basis – visit the Benjamin Bridge website for more details: https://benjaminbridge.com/pages/bb-club

Devour Tickets on Sale

banner with devour on left and logo for the 2021 festival on the right

Tickets to the Devour! The Food Film Fest program are now live. Featuring Governor General award-winning guest Tomson Highway as the Global Indigenous Cinema and Cuisine headliner! Get all the details on Indigenous food from around the globe, film festival-winning features from right here in Mi’kma’ki (N.S.) to Russia, Norway, Peru and beyond. Galas, workshops, street fests, and more! See the full program here https://buff.ly/3oeUMAK

New Coldstream Clear location coming soon

a building with the words coming soon to Dartmouth Crossing and the coldstream clear logo

Earlier this week, Coldstream Clear Distillery announced they will be soon opening a new location at 37 Logiealmond, Dartmouth Crossing. This distillery and retail location will be a new Coldstream experience with full viewable distilling operations, a spacious retail store, lounge area with tasty food, & tasting bar! To follow along for updates follow @coldstreamdartmouth and Coldstream Clear Distillery Dartmouth on Facebook!

Sable Shortbread’s 7th Birthday

This week, Sable Shortbread celebrated their 7th birthday! They will be continuing to celebrate with specials over the next week. Watch their social media for daily special announcements. They are also continuing their no contact delivery options to the Kentville and Halifax areas.

The Nova Scotia Culinary Trails

Hands hold a phone with the Nova Scotia Chowder Trail website on it. Two bowls of chowder and a lobster roll are also in the photo

Looking for staycation ideas? Lucky for you, we’ve mapped out your ultimate Nova Scotia culinary road trip through the Nova Scotia Lobster, Chowder, & Good Cheer Trails! Whether you’re tapping into local craft beverages, cracking open a freshly caught lobster, or diving into a bowl of seafood chowder – there’s something on the trails that will satisfy all your cravings. With three easy ways to collect stamps including the passport, the website and the soon to be released mobile app, it’s easier than ever to explore the Culinary Trails.

Featured Recipe: Honey Roasted Apple & Parsnip Soup

This is what we call soup for the soul. This flavourful dish is packed with seasonal local goodness & warm spices.

Grocery List

Get your hands on local apples at Noggins Corner Farm Market, Masstown Market, Stirling Fruit Farms Ltd., or one of the many Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia, or looking for local apples from Scotian Gold or Stirling Fruit Farms Ltd. at your local grocery store.

Produce: Noggins Corner Farm Market, Stirling Fruit Farms Ltd., Masstown Market or one of the many other Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia.

Honey: Cornect Family Farm.

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