2019 Taste of Nova Scotia Culinary Guide

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Discover Nova Scotia’s signature white wine. Officially launched in June 2012, Tidal Bay is the first wine appellation for Nova Scotia. A white wine with unique character, it brilliantly reflects the terroir, coastal breezes and cooler climate of our region. Described as the very essence of Nova Scotia in glass, it is cool, crisp, lively and aromatic. The perfect pairing for our local seafood or for socializing with friends.

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C h e e r s to 3 0 Y e a r s ! Ta s t e o f N o v a S c o t i a h a s b e e n i n s p i r i n g b o t h v i s i t o r s a n d l o c a l s t o e at , d r i n k a n d e x p l o r e o u r p r o v i n c e t h r o u g h f o o d a n d d r i n k SI N C E 1 9 8 9.

WELCO M E In your hands is the result of three decades of inspiration. The inspiration to explore Nova Scotia and its people, landscape, history and culture through food and drink. Through our diverse collection of member restaurants and producers around the province, Taste of Nova Scotia has inspired countless adventures over the past 30 years.

From out-of-province visitors on the search for the perfect seafood chowder to local road-trippers off to explore Nova Scotia’s wine country, we are honoured to have helped shape culinary adventures since 1989. So keep this guide close. Flip through. Make notes. Start making plans for 2019.

Taste of Nova Scotia is 200+ members strong. Our chefs, farmers, fishers, winemakers, brewers, distillers, artisans and their products and experiences found within this guide are waiting for you. They’re ready to show you what 30 years of inspiration looks like. Eat. Drink. Explore. We are Taste of Nova Scotia.

The Taste of Nova Scotia members listed in this guide are committed to offering exceptional, local culinary products and experiences. Use these categories to help you find what you're looking for.

Nova Scotia is home to a network of three food and drink trails. Look for listings with a trail logo to identify which members are on our culinary trails:

Culinary Product: From lobster and oysters, to wild blueberry juice, honey, coffee and preserves, look for these Nova Scotia made culinary products that can be found for sale at various retailers and through direct order from the business.

Tap into something new on the Nova Scotia Good Cheer Trail, Canada’s first and only winery, brewery, cidery and distillery trail. goodcheertrail.com

Food & Drink Experience: From wineries, distilleries and breweries to cheese shops, bakeries, farms and u-picks, these establishments showcase exceptional Nova Scotia produced products and offer hands-on visitor experiences, including tours, tastings and/or retail.

Grab your spoon and hit the Chowder Trail! Enjoy made from scratch chowders featuring Nova Scotia seafood. novascotiachowdertrail.com

Restaurants: Taste of Nova Scotia restaurant members demonstrate a commitment to showcasing local food and drink on their menus. You can experience chef-inspired fine dining, casual dining, wine bars, brewpubs, traditional eateries, international cuisine, cafés, food to go and more.


Try out an award winning experience! The 2018 Taste of Nova Scotia award recipients are identified with our Taste of Nova Scotia Awards Logo.

There’s no place on earth where you will get better lobster and more talented chefs creating locally-inspired dishes with this iconic crustacean. novascotialobstertrail.com


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Welcome 2 - 3

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Taste of Nova Scotia Awards

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Halifax Metro

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Map of Nova Scotia


South Shore

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Nova Scotia Culinary Tours

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Yarmouth & Acadian Shores

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Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley

74 - 91

Northumberland Shore

104 - 111

Cape Breton

118 - 125

Eastern Shore

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Ac k n owledg em ents Jess Emin – recipe photography and food styling Adam Cornick – photography Len Wagg - Photography The Well Creative Consultants 4

Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture Tourism Nova Scotia NovaScotian Crystal


recipes Beef Short Ribs Chives Canadian Bistro & 2 Doors Down Garden Party CocktaIL Compass Distillers

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Bread Pudding Grand Banker Bar and Grill & Ironworks Distillery

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Seared Scallops 102 - 103 The Acadian Dining Room Restaurant at Old Orchard Inn & Spa

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Seafood Brochettes 112 - 113 Jost Vineyards and Seagrape Café

Heartwood Bowl Heartwood Restaurant & Develop Nova Scotia

32 - 33

Surf & Turf Burger Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre

Atlantic Sea Scallop BLT 68 - 69 Comeau’s Sea Foods Limited

Sous Vide Lobster with Risotto Fox Harb’r Resort

114 - 115

Apple & Parsnip Soup 34 - 35 Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market & The Kilted Chef

Nova Scotia Haddock Francese Argyler Lodge & Restaurant

70 - 71

Lobster Pizza Morris East Restaurant & Blomidon Estate Winery

36 - 37

Blueberry Moonshine Mojito Still Fired Distilleries

92 - 93

Apple Pie Taste of Nova Scotia

126 - 127 128 - 129

Roasted Carrot Salad Select Nova Scotia & The Canteen on Portland

38 - 39

Lobster Diavolo Pappardelle Pasta Gidney Fisheries Ltd.

94 - 95

Deconstructed Lobster Roll Nova Scotia Seafood Maple Bacon Crêpes Taste of Nova Scotia

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Grilled Halibut with Whisky Sauce Authentic Seacoast & DesBarres Manor Inn

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Sweet & Savoury Grilled Cheese Taste of Nova Scotia

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Chowder 40 - 41 Waterfront Warehouse & Develop Nova Scotia Blueberry Chia Flax & Oat Squares Select Nova Scotia


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Lobster Louie Salad 96 - 97 Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards Panna Cotta La Caveau Restaurant at Grand Pré Winery

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Savoury Morning Buns 100 - 101 Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-Op

Gin & Tonic with Haskap 116 - 117 Steinhart Distillery


NOVA SCOTIA Join us in celebrating culinary excellence and nominate your favourite restaurant, product, server, producer and culinary ambassador for the 2019 Taste of Nova Scotia Awards.

Nominations open July 1 – August 31, 2019. Visit tasteofnovascotia.com/awards #TasteAwards

Product of the Year Spring GiNS Compass Distillers, Halifax 6

Server of the Year Brian Unsworth Harbour City Bar & Grill, Halifax

Producer of the Year Comeau’s Sea Foods Ltd., Saulnierville

Restaurant of the Year Avondale Sky Winery & Restaurant, Newport Landing

Culinary Ambassador Renée Lavallée The Canteen, Dartmouth

153 Amherst

102, 103, 104, 106, 107, 109, 110, 113, 116, 117, 119, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 131, 136, 137, 143, 144, 145, 147, 150









Annapolis 142 Royal




Wolfville Hantsport




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138 132 108 Truro


60 56


Clark’s Harbour

166 167

126 128 127

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Kejimkujik National Park & National Historic Side of Canada




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Seaside Adjunct Kejimkujik National Park of Canada


81 71

83 89


Chester Mahone Bay



52, 61, 63, 64, 67, 68, 72, 78, 79, 82, 87

70, 76, 80, 85, 86, 88

St. Margaret’s Bay




45 14 77


Lower Sackville




Musquodoboit Harbour

7 196

1, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 27, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 41, 42, 44, 46, 47, 50, 51

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173 162 161 Pictou Stellarton

176 175

Trenton New Glasgow


Sheet Harbour

197 198

Bird Islands

Lake Ainslie

179 183 171 Baddek

North Sydney

178 Sydney 181


160 163 168 170 157



Port Hawkesbury

192 194


Glace Bay




180 187




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Cape Breton Highlands National Park of Canada


Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site of Canada



REGIONS Halifax Metro

Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley Northumberland Shore

South Shore

Cape Breton Island

Yarmouth & Acadian Shores

Eastern Shore 9

h ali f a x metro Farm ers’ Markets.

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2 Doors Down A.C. Covert Distributors Acadian Seaplants Afishionado Fishmongers Agricola Street Brasserie Battery Park Beer Bar & Eatery Boondocks Restaurant Brooklyn Warehouse Chives Canadian Bistro Clearwater Seafoods Retail Stores Compass Distillers Durty Nelly’s: An Authentic Irish Pub 13 Evan’s Fresh Seafoods & Restaurant 14 Fisherman’s Market International 15 Five Fishermen Restaurant 10

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16 Garrison Brewing Company 17 Gourmandises Avenue Chocolaterie 18 Halifax Distilling Co. 19 Harbour City Bar & Grill Hotel Halifax 20 Heartwood Restaurant 21 Inn on The Lake 22 Kitchen Door 23 Lake City Cider 24 Little Oak 25 Lot Six Bar & Restaurant 26 Made with Local 27 Morris East Restaurant 28 Nine Locks Brewery 29 NSCC’s ‘Fresh Twenty One’ 30 Obladee, A Wine Bar 31 Prescott Bakery


32 Propeller Brewing Company 33 Rose And Kettle Tea Room at the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum 34 Rum Runners Rum Cake Factory 35 Scanway Catering & Grafton St. Café 36 Seasons by Atlantica 37 SHUCK Seafood + Raw Bar 38 Stories Restaurant 39 Stubborn Goat Gastropub 40 Sweet Spot Chocolate Shop 41 Tempo Food + Drink 42 The Cake Lady 43 The Canteen on Portland & Little C Take-Out 44 The Old Apothecary Bakery & Café

45 The Orient Chinese Cuisine 46 The Ostrich Club 47 The Press Gang Restaurant & Oyster Bar 48 The Watch That Ends The Night 49 Tidal Salt 50 Viveau 51 Waterfront Warehouse Restaurant & Oyster House





Restaurant casual dining

2 Doors Down 1533 Barrington St., Halifax 902-422-4224 www.go2doorsdown.com


Culinary Product Seafood Shop

A.C. Covert Distributors


Culinary Product Specialty Products

Acadian Seaplants


Food & Drink Experience Seafood Shop

Afishionado Fishmongers

50 Thorne Ave., Dartmouth 902-454-8688 www.accovert.com

30 Brown Ave., Dartmouth 902-468-2840 www.acadianseaplants.com

2867 Isleville St., Halifax 902-403-1178 www.afishionado.ca

Since 1938, A.C. Covert Distributors has been helping to deliver Atlantic Canada’s great fish and shellfish from our waters to the dinner table. This family business continues to thrive because its knowledgeable staff offers exceptional service to customers and maintains personal connections with the fisherman and farmers who bring the seafood to market and the clients and consumers who buy it and serve it to their families.

Hana Tsunomata™ is a line of premium quality cultivated sea vegetables. Produced exclusively by Acadian Seaplants at its cultivation facility in Nova Scotia, Hana Tsunomata™ offers a unique, contemporary feature to every dish.

Afishionado Fishmongers is your community-minded provider of fresh and fresh-frozen seafood, dedicated to bringing low-impact fishing traditions back to the plates of consumers. For us, knowing the story behind the fish we sell is paramount.

Popular in Japan since its introduction in the early 1990s, Hana Tsunomata’s™ mild but distinctive flavour is suited to a wide range of cuisines in both cold and hot dishes.

So, come on down to 2 Doors Down!

In the fall of 2008, the Covert family business was sold to another Atlantic Canadian family business and became a division of Cooke Aquaculture, a company rated as one of Canada’s top 50 Best Managed. From the Covert to the Cooke family, the balance between business sense and commitment to the community has been maintained.

Please call or visit website for hours of operation.

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

2 Doors Down is conveniently located… well, two doors down from its elder sister, the iconic Chives Canadian Bistro on historic Barrington Street, in the heart of Halifax. Executive chef and principal owner Craig Flinn says: “This is the food that cooks like to eat.” Featured on You Gotta Eat Here in 2015, 2 Doors Down is your neighbourhood restaurant in the heart of downtown. Whether you visit us in the Food & Wine dining room, or at Bar + Bites lounge across the hall, you will enjoy the same seasonally-inspired, locally-sourced unpretentious menus, with a hint of international flare. In the kitchen, or behind the bar, our chefs and mixologists have what you are looking for.

Strikingly beautiful and vividly coloured, the Hana Tsunomata™ bouquet is comprised of three natural colors — pink, green and yellow.

Hana Tsunomata™ is now available for distribution in North America.

We follow Ocean Wise certification, a classification that ensures responsibility to a fishery’s abundance and catch method. We build deep relationships with our region’s smallscale, communitybased fishers and aquaculturalists and we work hard to help foster a fair, transparent, traceable and sustainable exchange of seafood in the Maritimes. Please check out our various subscription shares, online retail shop, wholesale options, Canada-wide shipping, and more! Warehouse Market (2867 Isleville St.) Hours: Thursday & Friday, 11 a.m. -7 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


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Restaurant Casual Dining


Restaurant Beer Bar


Restaurant Nova Scotia Tradition

Restaurant Casual Dining

Brooklyn Warehouse

Agricola Street Brasserie

Battery Park Beer Bar & Eatery 62 Ochterloney St., Dartmouth 902-446-2337 www.batterypark.ca

Unit 6, 200 Government Wharf Rd., Eastern Passage 902-465-3474 www.boondocksrestaurant.ca

2795 Windsor St., Halifax 902-446-8181 www.brooklynwarehouse.ca

The Brasserie has become synonymous with the North End of Halifax, serving locally sourced product in an iconic neighborhood. French inspired food in a vibrant atmosphere, we focus on sustainable seafood and sophisticated cooking. We create soulful food that celebrates our ongoing relationship with local farmers and suppliers.

Located in Downtown Dartmouth, Battery Park features 15 rotating beer bar taps inside, and four more in our very popular Backyard Beer Garden all showcasing the very best of Nova Scotia’s Craft Beer lineup!

Boondocks is a family owned and operated restaurant situated in picturesque Fisherman’s Cove, a 200 year old fishing village. A 10 minute drive from downtown Dartmouth, Eastern Passage is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Brooklyn Warehouse takes its cue from simple, honest food, and strives to bring you an affordable indulgence in a laidback bistro atmosphere. We work with our rural producers, local markets, and regional suppliers to create seriously good food from fresh, seasonal ingredients. The abundance of Nova Scotia and it’s producers is showcased throughout our daily menus and special occasions.

2540 Agricola St., Halifax 902-446-7664 www.agricolastreet.ca

This neighbourhood hangout features indulgent meals, small plates and creative drinks. Sit on the butcher block bar and enjoy a glass of wine after work. We offer 12 local craft beers on tap and a full wine list. Our brick lounge offers a cozy nook for quiet conversation and you can sit at the counter of our open kitchen to enjoy the inner workings of our culinary operation. Our sunny summer patio is an urban oasis that seats 50 and is perfect for cocktails & cuisine.

Chef Andrew Prince heads up our awardwinning Ace Burger kitchen, slinging the very best in lunch, dinner, dine-in and take-out of farm-to-table fare, featuring our famous burgers, sides, bowls and sharing boards, along with bar snacks and weekly chalkboard specials. The whole thing is paired perfectly with beer and ferry boat rides! Please call or visit website for hours of operation.

Boondocks Restaurant


Our menu features local seafood: from a lobster dinner to seafood linguine to fish & chips, however we also serve favourites such as homemade burgers and delicious paninis. Compliment your meal with a glass of Nova Scotia wine or craft beer, enjoy your meal on our large oceanfront patio as you watch the fishing boats come and go. Stroll the boardwalk, build a sandcastle, then browse the shops of Fisherman’s Cove while chatting with the artists. We can accommodate large groups (reservations recommended) and have ample free parking.

We have a strong desire to bring back the practice of farm-to-table cooking in everyday living. Since 2007, this attitude has produced remarkable service and a nationally recognized, award-winning cuisine; which includes Taste of Nova Scotia Prestige Awards (2014) Casual Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year. Join us for lunch and dinner; featuring the most affordable curated wine program in the city!

Open daily, 4 p.m. to close.


Please call or visit website for hours of operation.

Please call or visit website for hours of operation.



Restaurant Fine Dining

Chives Canadian Bistro

1537 Barrington St., Halifax 902-420-9626 www.chives.ca

Locally-owned and operated by Craig Flinn and Darren Lewis since 2001, Chives Canadian Bistro is a recognizable and respected name on the Canadian culinary landscape and an anchor for quality dining in our region. Executive chef and owner, Craig Flinn, has penned four nationally successful cookbooks, and is considered an influential figure in Canada’s farm-to-table culinary movement. Guests have come to expect a creative, ever-changing menu, and look forward to occasional returns of classic, well-loved dishes. “When we set out eighteen years ago, our goal was to bring Halifax an ‘Extraordinary Casual Dining Experience,’ and that mantra still stands today,” says Flinn. “We’ve taken the same approach with our newest venture, 2 Doors Down.” Please call or visit website for hours of operation.


Food & Drink Experience Seafood Shop

Clearwater Seafoods Retail Stores

757 Bedford Hwy, Bedford 902-443-0333 Halifax International Airport, Enfield 902-873-4509 shop.clearwater.ca

Halifax’s go-to live lobster destination since 1976. Clearwater’s retail shops are stocked year-round with fresh and frozen seafood, offering something to suit every seafood craving. Clearwater will pack your order whether you’re travelling near or far; you can also shop online at shop.clearwater.ca and we’ll deliver delicious seafood directly to your door, throughout Canada and the United States. Open daily. 757 Bedford Highway: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Halifax International Airport: 5 a.m. - 8 p.m.


Food & Drink Experience Distillery

Compass Distillers

2533 Agricola St., Halifax 902-446-0467 www.compassdistillers.ca


TASTE OF NOVA SCOTIA AWARD 2018 Product of the Year

Compass Distillers is a grain-to-glass distillery located in the Halifax’s North End. Compass captures the Nova Scotian experience in a bottle by harvesting local grain and unique wild plants to make award-winning, handcrafted spirits. In just over one year of operation, Compass Distillers has been awarded 34 medals, including 3 Double Golds and Nova Scotia Distillery of the Year at the New York International Spirits Competition. Compass’ bar takes those handcrafted spirits and turns them into exquisite cocktails that will delight your taste buds. Enjoy a tasting flight, a simple G&T, or explore our extensive cocktail menu. Compass Distillers - True As North. Please call or visit website for hours of operation.



Restaurant Pub & Eatery

Durty Nelly’s:

AN AUTHENTIC IRISH PUB 1645 Argyle St, Halifax, NS 902-406-7640 www.durtynellys.ca

Welcome Home! Celebrating 10 years in the heart of Halifax’s entertainment district, Durty Nelly’s Authentic Irish Pub was designed and built in Ireland. Our pub is known for delicious fare, legendary hospitality, and plenty of craic. Come for our award-winning seafood chowder and stay for the warm and friendly faces. There are no strangers in an Irish pub — just friends you haven’t met yet! Please visit our website for daily entertainment listings. No cover, ever. Monday - Friday: 11:30 a.m. - 2 a.m. Saturday & Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - 2 a.m.

halifax metro 13

Restaurant Nova Scotia Tradition

Evan’s Fresh Seafoods & Restaurant


Food & Drink Experience Seafood Shop

Fisherman’s Market



Restaurant Fine Dining

Five Fishermen Restaurant


Food & Drink Experience Brewery

Garrison Brewing Company

2 Ochterloney St., Alderney Landing, Dartmouth 902-466-2118 www.evansfreshseafoods.com

607 Bedford Hwy, Halifax 902-443-3474 www.fishermansmarket.ca

1740 Argyle St., Halifax 902-422-4421 www.fivefishermen.com

1149 Marginal Rd., Halifax 902-453-5343 www.garrisonbrewing.com

Evan’s has built its reputation on freshness, focusing on local products, carefully prepared, delicious seafood, and gluten-free fish and chips.

Fisherman’s Market, located on the Bedford Highway in Halifax, is a wholesaler, retailer and worldwide exporter of fresh, frozen, smoked and salted seafood, and live/frozen Atlantic lobster.

Join us at Five Fishermen restaurant in Downtown Halifax and let the personalized service and warm contemporary ambiance set the tone for an exceptional dining experience.

Fisherman’s Market is a diverse operation. The company is your direct link to the sea. We are involved in every aspect of the fishery -- from licence owners, vessel operators and fishing, to processing, distribution and retail.

Choose from a selection of the finest seafood available, or indulge in our critically acclaimed prime centre-cut steaks. Complement your meal with a selection from our wine menu — an award-wining wine list. If a more relaxed experience is desired, visit our bar to sip classic and creative cocktails, microbrewed beers and ales, regional wines, single-malt scotches, freshly squeezed juices, along with signature appetizers.

Since 1997, Garrison has strived to create exceptional craft beer – real beer made with passion, hard work, and East Coast pride. Garrison beers are premium, distinctive, and always full of flavour, with an exceptional range – crafted in the historic and vibrant Halifax Seaport.

Evan d’Entremont, a veteran captain from Pubnico, is the haddock supplier. Daughter, Joline, and son-in-law, Oussama Ait Oumenni, have been in charge since day one and are pleased to provide downtown Dartmouth with excellent seafood quality. Evan’s, located on the waterfront at Alderney Landing, also offers a display of fresh and frozen seafood to take home. A great spot for local dishes and friendly faces! Tuesday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Be sure to try Fisherman’s Market’s line of smoked seafood. Seabright Smoke House products include hot and cold smoked salmon, mackerel, haddock and cod — all of which are smoked daily onsite by one of our two smokehouses. Monday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Whatever the occasion, from a quiet weeknight dinner to a private event, let us handle every detail. We’ll do the work. You bask in the glory.

From clean and crisp brews like Tall Ship East Coast Ale to boundary-pushing specialties like Pucker Up! Crafty Kettle Sour, each Garrison flavour is distinctive in taste and experience. Come visit us down at the Halifax Seaport to experience our unique “Seaport Hall”, enjoy a flight of delicious craft brews and soak in our unique atmosphere. Please call or visit website for hours of operation.

Please call or visit our website for hours of operation and reservations.



Food & Drink Experience Chocolatier

Gourmandises Avenue Chocolaterie

1209 Marginal Rd., Halifax 902-463-9138 www.facebook.com/ GourmandisesAvenueChocolaterie

Originally from France, owners JeanPierre Gallois and Yseult Bertic have over 25 years of experience as professional chocolatiers. Since opening in 2003, they have been creating fine chocolates and truffles using only high quality French chocolate couverture. No preservatives or artificial flavours are used, and they incorporate such local Nova Scotian ingredients as ice wine, fortified wine, berries, sea salt, maple syrup, honey, apples, seaweed, and more. Their specialties include Berry Chocolate Bark, Cremeux des Salins, Acadie Folie, Nova Scotia Ice Wine Truffles, and Croquantine d’Annapolis.



Food & Drink Experience Distillery

Halifax Distilling Co.

1668 Lower Water St., Halifax 902-431-0505 www.halifaxdistillingco.ca

Home of J.D. Shore! Want a genuine, local experience? “Visit” us in the heart of downtown Halifax where we passionately create, showcase & distribute local, world-class rum! “Experience” an engaging distillery tour as you learn how we craft our fine line of rums! “Enjoy” a flight of our fine spirits as your taste buds take you on a distinguishing journey to discover your favourite in one of our exquisite tasting rooms! “Relax” in our historical cocktail lounge featuring all local spirits including J.D. Shore cocktails, beers, wines, coffee & live musical performances!

Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market: Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

“Explore” our private spaces for your next special meeting or event!

Visit us Saturdays at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market.

“Indulge” in our maritime-inspired food samplers &, of course, our J.D. Shore rum – sold onsite, at NSLC outlets, & Harvest Wine and Spirits.


Restaurant Casual Dining

Harbour City Bar & Grill hotel halifax

1990 Barrington St., Halifax 902-492-6443 www.hotelhalifax.ca



Harbour City Bar & Grill embodies what it means to dine like a true East Coaster. Our culinary team, led by Executive Chef Andrew Camm, works with local farmers and fishermen each season to create the freshest regional dishes, served alongside warm, impeccable, maritime hospitality. Our bar is stocked with Nova Scotia-made craft beer, wine, and spirits, and we are pleased to offer no corkage fee when you bring a bottle of Nova Scotia wine to compliment your dining experience. Whether it’s a seat at our black granite bar, enjoying a craft cocktail, or a cozy booth in our dining room, indulging in local fare and award-winning desserts, we invite you to find out why Haligonians are making us a favourite culinary destination. Open daily, 7 a.m. - 12 a.m.


Restaurant Casual Dining

Heartwood Restaurant

6250 Quinpool Rd., Halifax 902-425-2808 3061 Gottingen St., Halifax 902 -404-9901 www.iloveheartwood.ca

As Halifax’s oldest vegetarian restaurant, Heartwood offers a mostly organic & locally sourced menu (as well as many gluten-free dishes on request) made in-house with fresh and quality ingredients. We bake our own sourdough bread, grow our own sprouts and generally rock a green vibe. Our Heartwood bowls, steamed greens, bean burritos and veggie burgers are all classic dishes that will have you coming back for more. We can usually accommodate most dietary requirements. Heartwood is proud to offer something extraordinarily delicious for everyone! Visit us year-round at our Quinpool and Gottingen locations, or at our Lower Water Street location (between Salter and Sackville streets) during the summer season. Open daily Monday - Wednesday: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Thursday - Saturday: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Weekend Brunch Specials: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m

halifax metro 21

Restaurant Casual Dining

Inn on The Lake


Food & Drink Experience CATERER/PREPARED FOOD

Kitchen Door


Food & Drink Experience Cidery

Lake City Cider


Restaurant Casual Dining

Little Oak

3009 Hwy 2, Fall River 902-861-3480 www.innonthelake.com

110 Higney Ave, Suite 100, Dartmouth 902-832-5213 www.kitchendoor.ca

35 Portland St., Dartmouth 902-466-7818 www.lakecitycider.ca

1475 Lower Water St., Bishop’s Landing, Halifax www.littleoakbar.ca

Choose your own dining adventure at Inn on the Lake! For a laid-back meal with your favourite comfort foods and a beverage, try Oliver’s Gastropub, combining old-world charm and downhome service.

For the past 10 years, Kitchen Door has been providing innovative and exceptional from-scratch food and hospitality services. Whether delivering a hot lunch to your next meeting, picking up dinner from our Food Shop, planning your dream wedding or fullservice event, look to Kitchen Door for delicious food and seamless service that will be sure to create a memorable Nova Scotia experience.

Lake City Cider is a fully operational cider production facility in downtown Dartmouth. Fresh pressed cider from Nova Scotia’s famous Annapolis Valley is tankard into our facility. The fresh juice is fermented, filtered and bottled/canned on site.

Soon to enter its 4th year in business, Little Oak continues to be small in size but big on personality, offering warm surroundings with great food and drink.

For a special occasion, family gettogether, or date night, enjoy the upscale casual environment of Encore, with gourmet offerings featured alongside signature dishes like Scotch Salmon, Seafood Chowder, and Chicken Cordon Bleu. In warmer months, experience alfresco dining on the spacious poolside patio, with scenic views of Lake Thomas. Menus follow a seasonal theme. Most dishes incorporate fresh ingredients from local fisheries and farms. Public Wifi. Visit them on Facebook at Facebook.com/Innonthelake and Instagram at Instagram.com/ innonthelakens.

NEW! The Cooking Studio @ Kitchen Door is finally here! Our brand-new facility offers Cooking Classes and Culinary Experiences for both public and private occasions. Classes are filled with pro tips and skills for home cooks of all levels.

You will also find our tap room that offers an array of rotating taps that reflect the flavours of Nova Scotia and beyond. Our retail space provides everything our customers need to enjoy Lake City Cider. Sample ciders in a regular or premium flight or purchase ciders to go. Packaged product is available in refillable growlers, bottles and cans or grab a Lake City Cider shirt or hat.

Book an upcoming cooking class on our website, visit our food shop for a delicious dinner made easy, or call our talented team for any of your catering & event needs.

Lake City Cider strives for continued innovation whilst providing service levels worthy of our family values. Showcasing premium Cider produced from the array of amazing Nova Scotian apples. Come see us!

Daily 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Reservations recommended

Chef Joe MacLellan collaborates with his team to keep the menu fresh and ever changing. Co-owner and manager, Nicole Raufeisen, loves to play with wines and spirits alike and keeps a cellar of wines from every corner of the world with a special concentration on low intervention wines. Little Oak’s philosophy is never to take ourselves too seriously, while still offering top quality. We stay super approachable, while at the same time pushing the boundaries with drinks and food with those who want to. It’s about having fun. That’s what we do. Little Oak has been recognized by Canada’s 100 best restaurants, Canada’s 50 best bars, and EnRoute’s best new restaurants in Canada. Please visit website for hours of operation. 17

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Restaurant Casual Dining

Lot Six Bar & Restaurant

1685 Argyle St., Halifax 902-428-7428 www.lotsix.ca

Inspired by the great bars of the world, Lot Six Bar & Restaurant looks to elevate palates through fine food, drink, oysters and service. Local ingredients will showcase the beauty of our province, and our collective travels and education will bring you on a journey. Located in the heart of downtown Halifax, we are ready to welcome you, whether it be for a cocktail from one of our awardwinning bartenders, or a full-course dining experience. Daily, 4 p.m. - 2 a.m. Brunch: Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Culinary Product Specialty Products

Made with Local

Dartmouth 902-802-0809 www.madewithlocal.ca

Anything but your typical snack foods company, Made with Local brings together Atlantic Canada’s yummiest ingredients to hand craft them into nourishing Real Food Bars & Loaded Oats instant oatmeal, all made with 100 per cent real ingredients and “no weird stuff!” Our commitment to employing folks with barriers to employment, like intellectual or physical disabilities, means we’ve got our heart rooted deep in our community, supporting our local economy, and creating jobs for those in particularly high need. Back in 2012, founders Sheena Russell and Kathy MacDonald, started selling their homemade bars at a farmers’ market table in Halifax, Nova Scotia. From those very humble beginnings, our yummy foods are now available at over 100 locations in Atlantic Canada, and in our online shop! Pop on over to the Find a Store section on madewithlocal.ca for a full map of retailers.



Restaurant Casual Dining

Morris East Restaurant


Food & Drink Experience Brewery

Nine Locks Brewery

5212 Morris St., Halifax 902-444-7663 620 Nine Mile Dr., Bedford 1984 Vernon St., Halifax www.morriseast.com

219 Waverley Rd., Dartmouth 902-434-4471 www.ninelocksbrewing.ca

Morris East is a creative neighborhood restaurant with three locations in downtown Halifax and Bedford. Our delicious gourmet pizzas are baked in fired ovens, which produce a delicious crust.

One night in the summer of 2014, Shaun and Danny were having a few craft beers around the backyard fire discussing how Nova Scotia needed more great micro breweries.

With a focus on seasonally fresh ingredients, regulars to our intimate eateries will note that the menu changes seasonally. Pizzas with peach, prosciutto, and goat cheese one month, followed by pear, walnut, and crispy sage the next.

They discussed how great it would be to open a full-fledged microbrewery and use recipes from the brewpub to produce the same great beer on a larger scale. Like many talks around a fire on a warm summer night, the more they drank, the more it sounded like a great idea!

We’re also a hot spot for seasonally inspired cocktails and great desserts like the salted caramel tart, which are perfect to enjoy on our lovely outside terraces in summer. We offer special lunch and brunch menus. Take-out and gluten-free pizza crusts are also available.

When they woke up the next morning, the late night discussions came back to them and it didn’t sound like crazy talk. Discussions turned into planning, and that turned into securing a location, and before they knew it, they were building a brewery. This is how Nine Locks was born.

Please call or visit website for hours of operation.

Three years later Nine Locks is Nova Scotia’s fastest growing brewery and the third largest.

halifax metro 29

Restaurant Fine Dining

NSCC’s ‘Fresh Twenty One’


Restaurant Wine Bar

Obladee, A Wine Bar


Culinary Product Specialty Products

Prescott Bakery

3430 Prescott St., Halifax 902-454-7387 ext 25 www.prescottgroup.ca

21 Woodlawn Rd., Dartmouth 902-491-4961 www.zomato.com/dartmouth-ns/fresh-21dartmouth

1600 Barrington St., Halifax 902-405-4505 www.obladee.ca

Nova Scotia Community College’s ‘Fresh Twenty One’ is an opportunity for the public to participate in providing our hospitality and culinary/pastry students with a “real world” training experience in a full-service restaurant, and in return, enjoy modern, world cuisine of the highest quality, at very reasonable prices.

Back in 2009, siblings Heather and Christian Rankin created Obladee, a Halifax wine bar combining the international concept of a bar à vin, with our unique Nova Scotian spirit and hospitality.

Prescott Bakery produces delicious baked goods using quality ingredients, to deliver the highest quality product to our customers. Our product line includes an assortment of cookies, squares, loaves, muffins, scones and oatcakes.

We offer an award winning wine list that is hand-selected, off-beat, and ever-changing; with memorable food that changes with the seasons, focusing on regional ingredients from a close network of local suppliers.

We also invite you to indulge in our highend preserves using Nova Scotia berries; we produce wild blueberry jam and a brandied cranberry & orange sauce.

Starting at the beginning of each October, ‘Fresh Twenty One’ is open Tuesday through Thursday for lunch and dinner seatings. Join us for a world class dining experience in a live classroom environment! Seasonal October to April Lunch Buffet: Monday - Thursday, 12 p.m. seating. $14.95 per person, dessert a la carte. Dinner: Tuesday & Wednesday evenings; 5-course menu $38 per person ++ Variety of seating times available by reservation.


We host free, live music on Wednesdays and offer an array of wine education services from tastings to in-depth courses.

Light catering is available for your meetings or events. “Our products taste good and do good.” Visit our website for more information and order forms. Prescott Bakery is a social enterprise operated by Prescott Group.



Propeller Brewing Company

2015 Gottingen St., Halifax 902-468-1026 617 Windmill Rd., Dartmouth 902-422-7767 www.drinkpropeller.ca

Propeller Brewing Company has been Halifax’s North End craft brewery for over 20 years. Propeller focuses on handcrafted, small-batch beer with time-honoured methods that produce distinct, full-bodied tastes and aromas. This commitment to quality lead to our IPA being the best-selling craft beer in Atlantic Canada for the past decade. Visit our Gottingen Street Tasting Room to sample our wide variety of beer and enjoy our new underground retro arcade overlooking our historic brewery. There’s always something fresh from our Gottingen Small Batch series: limited edition new brews dreamed up by our head brewer. For soda lovers, we have our refreshing Ginger Beer and Root Beer.

Monday - Sunday, 4 p.m. - 12 a.m. Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closed last two weeks of July, and between Christmas and New Years.

Propeller is currently available at NSLC stores in Nova Scotia, ANBL stores in New Brunswick, LCBO stores in Ontario, at Propeller’s Gottingen Tasting Room and Windmill store, and in some of the greatest bars, restaurants, and kitchens on the East Coast.



Restaurant Nova Scotia Tradition

Rose and Kettle Tea Room

at the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum 471 Poplar Dr., Cole Harbour 902-462-0154 (seasonal) 902-434-0222 www.coleharbourfarmmuseum.ca

Situated in the former farmhouse of an original Cole Harbour Farm, Rose & Kettle Tearoom has been the heart of the Farm Museum for over 25 years. The menu is a blend of old English influences, Nova Scotia favourites, and recipes from old Cole Harbour kitchens, all created from scratch and using the farm garden’s own produce. Try our classic lunch fare, including fishcakes and baked beans, or our hearty ploughman’s lunch. Our best-selling English Cream Tea is an indulgent treat anytime of the day. Explore our heritage buildings and barns, meet our farm animals, tour the gardens or stroll the grounds and adjacent parkland. We are a rural oasis in the city. May 15 - October 15: Open daily Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sundays & Holidays, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Lunch menu served.



Food & Drink Experience Specialty Shop


Restaurant Caterer/Cafe


Restaurant Casual Dining

Rum Runners Rum Cake Factory

Scanway Catering & GRAFTON ST. Café 1567 Grafton St., Halifax 902-425-0683 www.scanwaycatering.com

1980 Robie St., Halifax 902-490-3331 www.seasonsbyatlantica.com

Today on the Halifax waterfront, the spirit of rum running is alive and well. And tasting better than ever! Rum Runners Rum Cake Factory, located on the Halifax Boardwalk at Bishop’s Landing, is serving up a delicious piece of Nova Scotia history.

A Halifax, NS-based catering company, Scanway has been providing exceptional culinary experiences since 1981. A family business from the beginning, Scanway has always delivered on its commitment to providing the highest quality food & beverage services with a friendly and approachable style. When the Gupta family purchased Scanway in 2017, the promise was not only to continue this tradition but also to build on it.

Savour “up-comfort” classics with a fresh twist, carefully crafted by our talented culinary team.

1479 Lower Water St., Halifax 902-421-6079, tf: 1-866-440-7867 www.theuncommongroup.com

All Rum Runners cakes use real rum or whiskey bottled at beautiful Glenora Distillery on Cape Breton Island, making it a truly Nova Scotian product. Free of preservatives, the cake is vacuum-sealed for freshness and will keep, unopened, for up to three months. In addition, Rum Runners has a full line of prohibition-inspired clothing and accessories for the rum drinker in your life. Please call or visit website for hours of operation.

Scanway’s new recipe for success includes ingredients gathered over a cumulative 70 years of food and beverage experience, paired with a wellestablished brand. We are not just a food service operation; we are a provider of extraordinary culinary experiences. The new Scanway is anything but average, and we’re wowing people from all over the world. Please give us a call, send an email or drop in to see us. We’d be happy to discuss how we can wow you.

Seasons by Atlantica

Every dish starts with fresh, local ingredients seasoned with equal parts inspiration and experience. Add in the warm, urban decor, complimentary WiFi, stunning views of the Halifax Common and a commitment to exceptional service and you’ll understand why Seasons is the social destination for downtown Halifax’s vibrant Robie and Quinpool neighbourhood. Whether enjoying the 9 for $9 lunch menu specials, an epicurean dinner adventure, a local craft beer and a snack, or weekend brunch, Seasons by Atlantica is your destination for Downtown Different! Open Daily, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.

halifax metro 37

Restaurant Casual Dining

SHUCK Seafood + Raw Bar


Restaurant Fine Dining

Stories Restaurant


Restaurant Casual Dining

Stubborn Goat Gastropub


Food & Drink Experience Chocolatier

Sweet Spot Chocolate Shop

5120 Salter St., Halifax 902-429-5120 www.shuckseafood.ca

5184 Morris St., Halifax 902-444-4400 www.storiesdining.com

1579 Grafton St., Halifax 902-405-4554 www.stubborngoat.ca

601 Hwy 2, Unit 3, Elmsdale 902-883-7417 www.sweetspotchocolateshop.com

SHUCK Seafood + Raw Bar features a seafood market with a wide selection of Nova Scotia product, delivered daily. Enjoy oysters on the half shell, crudo, ceviche, or whole fresh fish prepared to your liking.

East Coast cuisine meets historic downtown... off the lobby of Halifax’s best small hotel. Recommended in the 2019 edition of Where to Eat in Canada, Stories offers innovative seafood and game in intimate rooms.

If chocolate is what you crave, the Sweet Spot is the place to be. With over 100 different, delicious handmade products to choose from, we can satisfy even the biggest chocoholic.

Fresh seafood, prepared with a delicate touch, brings out the natural flavours of our Ocean Wise-approved and sustainable fish. In the summer, sit outside on our beautiful patio overlooking the Halifax waterfront, while enjoying one of our craft beers, or a glass of wine from our eclectic and thoughtful list.

Tucked under a canopy of mature elms, a hidden garden court is a refreshing escape from the busy downtown. Daily cheese boards, savoury charcuterie and ‘Stories’ seafood selections from the dining room are seamless matches for thoughtful alfresco offerings of microbrews and wines by the glass.

Halifax’s favourite place to eat, drink, and be social. Serving upscale comfort food, featuring the best of Nova Scotia, with an emphasis on sharing plates and local craft beer. Enjoy lunch and brunch offerings DAILY until 3 p.m. Discover our dinner menu that cultivates social, fun, and engaging dining experiences until late into the night.

Monday - Sunday Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Dinner: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. (11p.m. FriSat).

Private dining in the Dalhousie Room available for 8-20 guests.

Lunch hours may change, depending on the season.

Tuesday - Saturday, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m

Stubborn Goat Gastropub has a warm, comfortable, and buzzing atmosphere that everyone will enjoy. Boasting over twenty beers on tap, in addition to a unique bottle list, this is a go-to destination for beer lovers. A thoughtfully curated wine collection, as well as tasty cocktails make this gastropub a crowdpleaser, well-suited to any occasion. Genuine, friendly, and knowledgable staff have helped make “The Goat” one of Halifax’s busiest and most-loved food and drink destinations. Monday - Friday: 11:30 a.m. - late. Saturday - Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - late. Additional seasonal beer garden location located on the waterfront. Please visit website for hours.

We have something for every taste: creamy caramel, fluffy marshmallow, and delicate creams, not to mention truffles, cherries, peanut butter cups, and, of course, fudge. If ice cream is your weakness, then from May until October, have a scoop or two of Scotsburn’s most popular flavours or try creamy soft-serve, dipped in real chocolate. Our experienced, professional staff and warm, friendly atmosphere make the Sweet Spot the ultimate road trip destination. Conveniently located 4 km off Exit 7, Highway 102, just 10 minutes from Halifax Stanfield International Airport. Ask about corporate gifts, weddings, and special events. Please call or visit website for hours of operation. 23


Restaurant Casual Dining

Tempo Food + Drink 1875 Barrington St., Halifax 902-428-3676


Culinary Product Bakery

The Cake Lady

Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market, Halifax 902-277-2736 www.cakeladyingrid.com



Restaurant Casual Dining

The Canteen on Portland

& Little C Take-Out 22 Portland St., Dartmouth 902-425-9272 www.thecanteen.ca


TEMPO food + drink offers a refreshing and colourful menu sourced from local producers that embodies modern Canadian cuisine.

The Cake Lady is best known for her handmade authentic German cakes and fresh pretzels, including cinnamon, salted, chocolate, and cheese.

Our contemporary, open-kitchen eatery hosts upbeat, downtown dining on Halifax’s busiest corner. Join us for breakfast, lunch, dinner or hand crafted cocktails in our restaurant or lounge.

You can also find freshly made pastries and baked goods, including German apple strudel, cinnamon rolls, pecan bars, black forest cake, chocolate macaroons, German gingerbread cookies, bread, handmade lemonade, and more.

Our Grab + Go counter offers breakfast, lunch and coffee on the run. Offering Halifax’s first Mason Jar Salad Exchange Program. Open daily, 7 a.m. - 11 p.m. Happy Hour Monday – Saturday, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m., All day Sunday.

You can find us at Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market, Wolfville Market, Old Brewery Market, Alderney Landing Farmers’ Market and Halifax Forum Farmers’ Market. Find our kiosk on the Halifax Waterfront daily in the summer, at 1549 Lower Water Street.



The Canteen on Portland is a lively neighbourhood restaurant in the heart of Downtown Dartmouth, serving up chef-inspired seasonal fare for lunch, brunch and dinner. At the helm in the kitchen is awardwinning chef and owner Renée Lavallée. Her unique menus are influenced by classic French, Italian and traditional Nova Scotian cuisine – with a little bit of Renée’s magic thrown in. Signature items include The Canteen Burger and Seafood Chowder. The bar is well stocked with Nova Scotia wines, beers, and spirits. While in Dartmouth, be sure to check out The Canteen’s sister restaurant next door called Little C Take-Out for sandwiches, soups and more. Reservations are recommended. Book online through OpenTable. Follow The Canteen on social media @thecanteenns


halifax metro 44

Restaurant Café/Bakery

The Old Apothecary

Bakery & CafÉ


Restaurant International

The Orient Chinese Cuisine

1549 Barrington St., Halifax 902-423-1500 www.theoldapothecary.com

227 Bedford Hwy, Halifax 902-443-3288 www.theorientns.ca

The Old Apothecary Bakery & Café takes pride in making all bread, pastries and desserts in house. We use the best ingredients available, locally sourced when possible. Our coffee and teas are all organic and fair trade.

The Orient Chinese Cuisine is an authentic Chinese restaurant featuring traditional and 21st century dishes. Led by celebrated chef Ivan Chan, The Orient uses seasonal and local ingredients delivering unparalleled Asian flavours.

Bread at TOA is made using slow fermentation. This combined with high hydration promotes a finished bread which is not only more flavourful, but also easier for your body to digest. To add to the complex flavour, the bread is baked to a darker, caramelized finish. We take care to produce pastries that respect their origin. The croissants, danishes, palmier and sausage rolls are all baked fresh daily.

The restaurant offers a farm-to-table approach with daily specials and a regularly rotating menu. We encourage guests to come and enjoy the dishes that Chef Chan so thoughtfully and passionately prepares every day.

At TOA we keep our case full of the desserts that instantly became favourites when we opened; lemon tarts, eclairs, key lime squares and our infamous salted caramel brownies. From there you will also find a daily assortment of regional favourites, old family recipes and specialty items like French maracon.

The Orient is a welcoming environment for families and friends to share in a meal that will leave them wanting to come back for more. Please call or visit website for hours of operation.


Restaurant Casual Dining

The Ostrich Club

5529 Young St., Halifax 902-454-0069 www. theostrichclub.ca

Located in the North End’s Hydrostone neighbourhood - listed as one of Canada’s greatest neighbourhoods The Ostrich Club opened its doors in the summer of 2018. During it’s brief existence it has already become a casual gathering spot for friends and locals to wander in for food and drink for lunch, brunch, and at the end of your day for dinner and a nightcap. The menu consists of local produce with flavour inspirations from around the world. The beverage program is small but intense with natural wines, spirits, a small and balanced cocktail list, along with interesting vermouths and sherries. The mission is to concentrate on quality over quantity from food to drink to overall experience.


Restaurant Fine Dining

The Press Gang Restaurant & Oyster Bar

5218 Prince St., Halifax 902-423-8816 www.thepressgang.net

Located in the heart of downtown Halifax, The Press Gang inhabits one of the city’s oldest historic stone structures, dating back to 1759. Visit our famous Oyster Bar for a selection of Maritime oysters, succulent appetizers and an extensive list of fine wines, scotch and world-class cocktails. Enjoy our grand piano, played by some of Halifax’s finest musicians every Friday and Saturday night. Sunday - Wednesday, 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. Thursday - Saturday, 5 p.m. - 12 a.m. Please call or visit website for updated hours of operation.

Please call or visit website for hours of operation.

Please call or visit website for hours of operation. tasteofnovascotia.com



halifax metro 48

Restaurant Casual Dining

The Watch That Ends The Night

Unit 104, 15 Kings Wharf Pl., Dartmouth 902-402-9009


Culinary Product Specialty Products

Tidal Salt Dartmouth 902-404-5146



Culinary Product Specialty Beverage


800-1888 Brunswick St, Halifax 902-220-0082 www.drinkviveau.com

We are focused on advancing Canadian cuisine through inventive dishes and an extensive in-house curing, fermenting, and preserves program focused on seafood, aged meats, and the best seasonal produce Nova Scotia has to offer. Our ambitious cocktail and wine list is ever evolving with the goal of being as thought-provoking as it is delicious. We’re a versatile space: you can enjoy an all-night feast with your loved ones or just grab a cocktail with a good book in hand.

Restaurant Nova Scotia Tradition

Waterfront Warehouse

Restaurant & Oyster House

1549 Lower Water St., Halifax 902-425-7610 www.waterfrontwarehouse.ca


The Watch That Ends the Night is a mid-century restaurant and cocktail bar, rarefied yet fun and approachable, overlooking the Halifax Harbour from downtown Dartmouth. We take our name from the eponymous 1958 Hugh MacLennan novel, with our aesthetic being inspired by can-lit paperbacks of the ‘50s and ‘60s.


From a hearty serving of lobster, fresh off the boat, to the cruise ships that arrive in the summer, our lives are intertwined with the cold waters of the Atlantic. It makes sense that the ocean finds its way onto our dinner tables. That’s our mission, to bring an authentic taste of Nova Scotia to our customers. We collect our saltwater from select locations along the coastline, processing it by hand into our line of fleur de sel and flavoured sea salts. Add some citrus kick to fish tacos with our Tidal Salt Lime or share one of our sampler gift boxes with a friend. Tidal Salt brings the flavour of the Atlantic to everything it touches. Please visit website to place an order or find a local retailer.

Viveau celebrates Nova Scotia’s natural goodness, blending pure high mineral content water with premium fresh fruit. All natural Nova Scotia ingredients are expertly crafted to bring you an admired refreshing taste. The mineral water is gently extracted from a natural source in Spa Springs, Nova Scotia, and lightly carbonated. The fruit is harvested during the bounty of the season and pressed to perfection. The result is a refreshing taste of nature’s offering in Wild Blueberry, Ripe Cherry and Crisp Apple.

Drop your anchor at the Waterfront Warehouse, Halifax’s favourite seafood destination since 1996! We offer a large variety of local oysters, Clearwater premium lobsters picked fresh from our two large lobster tanks, Digby scallops, crab, shrimp, and more. And we have lots of selections for land lubbers too. We are an Ocean Wise certified restaurant and have also joined the strawless ocean initiative. In years past, our building was used to repair tugboats, and our decor is inspired by its history and all things nautical. Conveniently located on the Halifax waterfront, with a large outdoor patio with pergola, we’re the perfect location to watch the activity on the harbour. We’re suitable for groups of all sizes and have a children’s menu for the kids! Open Monday-Sunday, 11:30 a.m. - late Kitchen closes at 10 p.m.

Please call or visit website for hours of operation.



B ee f S h ort R ibs wit h L oaded M as h Beef Short Ribs 5 lbs bone-in beef short ribs, full slab, uncut 8 cups water 1/4 cup salt 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup vegetable oil 2 onions, chopped 2 small carrots, chopped 2 stalk celery, chopped 1 ripe tomato, quartered 4 cloves garlic 2 bay leaves Several sprigs fresh thyme 2 star anise pods 3 cups red wine 4 cups low sodium beef broth 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce salt and pepper to taste

Loaded Mashed Potatoes 3 large potatoes (russet or Yukon gold) 6 strips of bacon ¼ cup butter ½ cup sour cream 1 cup grated local aged cheddar 3 green onions, sliced salt and pepper to taste Wild Mushrooms 2 lbs cleaned mixed mushrooms 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp butter salt and pepper 1 tbsp chopped Italian parsley

Beef Short Ribs

1. Mix water, salt, and sugar in bowl. Submerge beef in brine for 4 to 6 hours. Remove and pat dry with paper towels. Discard brine. 2. Heat large skillet and add vegetable oil. Sear beef on all sides over high heat until it takes on golden brown, caramelized exterior. 3. Transfer beef to roasting pan. Add vegetables. 4. Cover beef and vegetables with herbs, wine, beef broth and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a boil. As soon as it boils, cover pan with aluminum foil and place in 300F oven for 3 hours.

5. When meat is tender, remove from oven and allow beef to cool fully (preferably overnight). 6. Once cool, skim any solidified fat on top of beef jus in pan, then take out beef. Remove bones from meat and cut beef into 6 ounce portions (rectangles 2 by 3-inches long). 7. Transfer braising liquid to saucepan. Bring to boil. When reduced by half, purée liquid including vegetables and herbs, then pass through sieve. Place sauce back on heat and simmer. 8. To reheat short ribs, add to saucepan with sauce and place in 350F oven for 12 minutes.

Loaded Mashed Potatoes

Chives Canadian Bistro

chives.ca 1537 Barrington St., Halifax 28

2 Doors Down

go2doorsdown.com 1533 Barrington St., Halifax

1. Bake potatoes in 400F oven for 1 hour until tender. As they bake, cut bacon into 1/4 inch pieces and fry until crisp.

2. When potatoes are finished, cut in half and remove flesh from skins. Add bacon bits, butter, cheddar, green onions, and pinch of salt and pepper to warm potatoes. 3. Using a fork, mash and fold everything together making sure not to mash too finely. Serve immediately with beef short ribs and wild mushrooms.

Wild Mushrooms

1. Chop mushrooms into large pieces. 2. Heat oil and butter in large pan over high heat. Add mushrooms and season with salt and pepper. 3. Sear on one side for a minute, then stir. Keep cooking for 3 to 4 minutes. 4. Add parsley and serve.




G arden P arty C oc k tail 2 oz Compass Distillers Summer GiNS 3/4 oz lemon juice 3/4 oz simple syrup 3 basil leaves 1 rose petal A dash of Compass Distillers Aromatic Orange Bitters

1. In a shaker tin, muddle 3 basil leaves. 2. Add gin, lemon and simple syrup to tin and fill with ice. 3. Seal tin and shake hard for ten seconds. 4. Strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with a rose petal.

Compass Distillers

compassdistillers.ca 2533 Agricola St., Halifax 30




Heartwood B owl wit h P ean u t S a u ce 1 cup cooked brown rice 4 carrots, peeled and cubed into 1/2 inch pieces 2 red beets, peeled and cubed into 1/2 inch pieces 1 tsp olive oil 1 bunch of kale, stalks removed, roughly chopped 1 bunch chard, roughly chopped 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds, lightly toasted Fresh greens to garnish

Peanut Sauce

1. Preheat oven to 400 F.

1 1/2 cups unsweetened peanut butter 1 tbsp fresh ginger, minced 1 garlic clove, chopped 1/2 tsp cumin 3 tbsp lime juice 3 tbsp soy sauce 1 tsp sesame oil 1 tsp sriracha sauce, to taste 1/2 cup coconut water, or more depending on thickness of sauce Local maple syrup, to taste

2. Place rice in a sieve and rinse well under cold water. Place rice in saucepan, add 2 cups of water, a knob of coconut oil, a pinch of salt, and bring to a boil. Cover, turn to low, and leave to cook for 40 minutes (or cook according to package directions - brown rice instructions can vary). 3. Place cubed carrots and beets on roasting pan. Toss with olive oil and a sprinkle of sea salt and black pepper. Roast for 20 minutes, or until crispy-rimmed and cooked through.

4. While vegetables are roasting, make the peanut sauce by combining all ingredients in a food processor and blitzing until smooth. 5. Taste sauce and adjust accordingly. If too thick, add more coconut water. Set aside. 6. Place kale and chard in steamer over a pot of boiling water. Steam for 2 minutes, or until wilted. 7. To serve, divide rice between bowls. Top with peanut sauce, steamed kale and chard, carrots, beets, pumpkin seeds and garnish with fresh greens. Recipe credit: Heartwood Restaurant

Heartwood Restaurant

iloveheartwood.ca 6250 Quinpool Rd. & 3061 Gottingen St., & Halifax Waterfront, Halifax 32

Develop Nova Scotia





Honey R oasted A pple & P arsnip S o u p 1 lb parsnip, peeled 1 1/2 lbs local Honeycrisp apples, peeled and diced 1/4 cup olive oil 1 tsp coarse salt 3 tbsp butter 1 cup onions, diced 3/4 cup celery, diced 1 tbsp Dijon mustard 1 tsp milled pepper

1/2 tsp sea salt 2 bay leaves 2 cinnamon sticks 1 L vegetable stock 1 L water 1 cup local white wine 2 cups heavy cream 1/2 cup crumbled local blue cheese Salt and pepper to taste

Halifax Seaport Farmers Market

www.halifaxfarmersmarket.com 34

1. Preheat the oven to 425 F. Place the apples and parsnips on a baking sheet. Drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle with coarse salt. Roast in a preheated oven for 45 minutes. 2. Melt butter in a large stock pot. Sauté onions and celery until tender, then add Dijon, salt and pepper. Deglaze pot with white wine.

4. Remove cinnamon sticks and reserve. Remove bay leaves and discard. 5. Purée soup in blender or with an immersion blender. When smooth, reintroduce the cinnamon sticks and stir in heavy cream. Garnish with crumbled blue cheese. Recipe credit: Alain Bossé

3. Add roasted apple and parsnips, along with the cinnamon sticks, bay leaves, water and vegetable stock. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 30 to 40 minutes.

The Kilted Chef





L obster P i z z a wit h P otato Foam 220 g fresh pizza dough 1/4 cup béchamel sauce 90 g full milk mozzarella, shredded 80 g lobster 10 g dulse 5 g green onion 20 ml potato foam

Potato Foam

1 potato, roughly chopped 2 eggs 1 cup coffee cream

Béchamel Sauce

2011 Brut Réserve Traditional Method Sparkling, Blomidon Estate Winery

1. Melt butter in a sauce pot on low to medium heat. Whisk in flour and leave “blonde” - do not let it turn brown.

just barely submerging the end of the device into the liquid and allowing it to froth and foam (the foam will expand to two or three times its size).

Sparkling wine goes with almost anything, including pizza! The rich, toasty notes of this aged bubbly complement yeasty crust, while the crisp acidity and citrus notes balance the creamy béchamel and rich lobster perfectly. Bon Appetit!

2. Add onion and milk, then salt and pepper to taste.

5. Once whipped, spoon foam onto the finished pizza.


Béchamel Sauce

60 g unsalted butter 60 g bread flour 1 tbsp onion, finely chopped 1 cup milk Salt and pepper to taste


4. Remove from heat when sauce is thickened.

Potato Foam


1. Preheat oven to 425 F. 2. Stretch dough into a 12-inch round on a pizza pan.

1. Boil 1 roughly chopped potato and two eggs for 20 minutes.

3. Spread béchamel sauce evenly over dough using the back of a large spoon.

2. Strain, reserve the water (around 250 ml).

4. Add mozzarella and lobster.

3. Mix water with coffee cream.

5. Bake 10-12 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Finish with broiler if necessary.

4. Using either a steamer or an immersion blender, mix air into the liquid. This is done by

Morris East Restaurant

morriseast.com 620 Nine Mile Dr., Bedford 5212 Morris St. & 1984 Vernon St., Halifax

3. Gently simmer for ten minutes. Fold in zest of lemon.

6. Once removed from oven, cut and garnish with dulse, then foam and green onion.

Blomidon Estate Winery



www.blomidonwine.ca 10318 Highway 221, Canning




ROASTED Roasted Carrots

10-12 heirloom carrots 4 tbsp olive oil Salt & Pepper, to taste


2 cups plain Greek yogurt 1 lemon, zested and juiced 1 tsp sumac Salt, to taste

Pickled Red Onions

3 red onions, sliced 3/4 cup white vinegar 1/2 cup water 3 tbsp sugar


Pine Nut & Quinoa Granola

1/2 cup quinoa 1/2 cup oats 1/4 cup pine nuts 1/4 cup canola oil 1/4 cup maple syrup Salt, to taste 1 tbsp salt


Mint leaves Dill sprigs

Roasted Carrots

1. Preheat oven to 325F.

2. Wash, peel and cut carrots in half and then into 3-5” pieces.

2. In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients.

3. Spread carrots out on sheet pan and add olive oil, salt and pepper. 4. Toss the carrots until evenly coated in olive oil. 5. Roast carrots in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until carrots are al dente.


4. Bake for 20-25 minutes. 5. Granola should be golden brown. Let cool and place in airtight container.

Assembly Instructions

1. Spread 3-4 tbsp of labneh on a plate. 2. Place a quarter of the roasted carrots on plate.

2. Add lemon juice, lemon zest and sumac to yogurt.

3. Sprinkle 2-3 tbsp of granola over carrots.

3. Stir to combine, then season to taste with salt.

4. Break apart several slices of pickled red onion and place on top of salad.

2. Pour hot liquid over sliced onions. 3. Let cool. Cover and refrigerate.


3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread granola evenly.

1. Strain yogurt overnight in fridge using cheesecloth.

Pickled Red Onions

Select Nova Scotia

Pine Nut & Quinoa Granola

1. Preheat oven to 400F.

1. Bring vinegar, water, sugar and salt to a boil.

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5. Tear 2-3 mint leaves and dill sprigs and place randomly on top of the salad. 6. Drizzle 1 tbsp of olive oil on top of salad. Recipe credit: Renée Lavallée



www.thecanteen.ca 22 Portland St., Dartmouth




W ater f ront W are h o u se C h owder 4 L fish or vegetable stock 1 lb haddock, diced 1 lb salmon, diced 1 lb scallops 1 lb shrimp 1 lb mussels, cooked until open 1 cup corn 1 cup carrots, diced

1 cup onion, diced 1 cup celery, diced 1/2 cup butter 1 cup flour 2 cooked potatoes, chopped 1/2 L whipping cream Chopped parsley garnish Salt and pepper to taste

1. Bring stock to a simmer in a large pot. Blanch all seafood, except mussels, until opaque. Remove and set aside.

5. Gradually add in all remaining hot stock, whisking to keep lumps from forming.

2. Keep remaining liquid hot, but do not let it reduce.

7. Whisk in whipping cream to preferred consistency. Add cooked seafood, then salt and pepper to taste.

3. In a sauce pan, sautÊ corn, carrots, celery and onion in butter until tender. 4. Sift in flour and whisk to make a roux. Whisk continuously so it doesn’t burn, about 2-3 minutes.

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Waterfrontwarehouse.ca 1549 Lower Water St., Halifax 40

Develop Nova Scotia


6. Cook until desired thickness is achieved.

8. Add mussels to pot and cook until open. 9. Garnish with chopped parsley and cooked mussels. Recipe credit: The Waterfront Warehouse




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Beach Pea Kitchen & Bar Bonny Lea Farm Boulangerie la Vendéenne Boxing Rock Brewing Company BULWARK Cider Muwin Estate Wines Ltd. Capt. Kat’s Lobster Shack Cedar Bay Grilling Company Charlotte Lane Café & Gift Shop Dr. Kombu Brewing Company Grand Banker Bar & Grill Helen B’s Preserves Ironworks Distillery Kate’s Sweet Indulgence Cafe & Catering

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Kiwi Café Lane’s Privateer Inn Laughing Whale Coffee Roasters Lincoln Street Food Lunenburg County Winery at Hackmatack Farm Mateus Bistro Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre Old Fish Factory Restaurant & Ice House Bar Peasant’s Pantry Petite Rivière Vineyards Quarterdeck Beachside Villas & Grill


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Rebecca’s Restaurant Rhubarb Restaurant Rime Restaurant + Wine Bar Salt Shaker Deli Saltbox Brewery Schoolhouse Gluten-Free Gourmet Shipwright Brewing Company Shore Club Lobster Suppers Sou’Wester Gift Shop & Restaurant The Barn Coffee & Social House The Biscuit Eater Café The South Shore Fish Shack & Half Shell Oyster Bar

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The Tea Brewery Trellis Café Van Dyk’s Wild Blueberry Juice White Point Beach Resort, Elliot’s Dining Room




Restaurant Casual Dining

Beach Pea Kitchen & Bar

128 Montague St., Lunenburg 902-640-3474 www.beachpeakitchen.com

The Beach Pea’s menu, designed by award-winning chef Martin Ruiz Salvador, draws inspiration from the freshest local seafood as well as Mediterranean flavours spanning from Spain to North Africa. Saffron-infused seafood stew coexists alongside Nova Scotian classics, like lobster rolls and fish chowder, whose ingredients are sourced from local fishermen. Market-fresh fruits and vegetables feature in every dish, and even appear in drinks, like the fruity summer bourbon or the herbal green lantern. Seasonal. Please call or visit website for hours of operation.


Culinary Product Specialty Products

Bonny Lea Farm

Chester 902-275-5622 www.bonnyleafarm.ca

Bonny Lea Farm is located by the beautiful seaside village of Chester on Nova Scotia’s Lighthouse Route. We grow our herbs using organic growing methods to yield the healthiest and freshest produce for our line of uniquely flavoured oils and vinegars. Some of our tempting vinegar selections for Taste of Nova Scotia include Lemon & Garlic, Basil & Red Wine, Tarragon & White Wine, Mediterranean, and Mexican Hot. Our delicious herbal-infused oils include Cajun Spice, Italian Flavour, Pesto Flavour, Hot Pepper, and Rosemary & Roasted Garlic.


Food & Drink Experience Bakery

Boulangerie la Vendéenne

Food & Drink Experience Brewery

Boxing Rock Brewing Company

500 Hwy 325, Blockhouse 902-531-3090

78 Ohio Rd., Shelburne 902-494-9233 www.boxingrock.ca

Our authentic, artisanal breads, made with quality organic ingredients and a wide selection of pastries and viennoiseries are available at our retail store in Blockhouse, Pete’s Frootique (both locations), Italian Market, Planet Organic, Rose Bay General Store and several Farmers’ Markets (Halifax Seaport and Brewery Markets, Alderney Landing Market, Wolfville, Lunenburg, Annapolis Royal, Hubbards, Bridgewater and Blockhouse Farmers’ Markets.)

According to local folklore, Boxing Rock is where bickering seamen were left by their captain to sort out their differences. The choice: box until only one could return to the ship, or shake hands and share a beer. Either way, there are only a few short hours until high tide. We say drink up!

Our Products can also be found in specialty and quality restaurants throughout the local area and HRM. Our storefront and café in Blockhouse offers sit-in and takeout service, serving specialty coffees, teas, cold beverages and fresh from the oven pastries and breads. Supporting and working with local businesses, we also carry specialty cheeses, smoked meats, local unfiltered honey and more. Please visit our Facebook page for hours of operation. www.facebook.com/ boulangerielavendeenne



Boxing Rock has been brewing legendary Nova Scotia craft beer on the South Shore since 2013. Visit us to enjoy samples of our beer in our hospitality room - try our awardwinning Vicar’s Cross Double IPA, our Hunky Dory Pale Ale, Over the Top! Sour Cranberry Ale, Temptation Red Ale, or one of our many seasonal brews. Shop in our retail store, enjoy beer samples on our sunny outdoor patio or even stay for a brewery tour, delicious food, and axe throwing! Special events throughout the summer include food specials with our on-site Finest Kind Food tiny kitchen, and axe throwing league nights! For tour bookings, special events, opening hours and more, please visit our website.

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Food & Drink Experience Winery/Cidery



Restaurant Nova Scotia Tradition


Culinary Product Seafood


Restaurant Casual Dining

Charlotte Lane CafÉ & Gift Shop

7155 Hwy 12, New Ross 902-681-1545 www.bulwarkcider.com

Capt. Kat’s Lobster Shack

3723 Hwy 3, Barrington Passage 902-637-3728 www.captkatslobstershack.weebly.com

Cedar Bay Grilling Company Blandford 902-228-2559 www.cedarbaygrilling.com

13 Charlotte Ln., Shelburne 902-875-3314 www.charlottelane.ca

Bulwark Cider and Muwin Estate Wines are a true expression of what Nova Scotia is all about: fresh, wholesome, premium quality fruits and berries.

Savour the best cuisine Sou’West Nova Scotia has to offer at Capt. Kat’s Lobster Shack. No visit to the lobster capital of Canada is complete without experiencing this acclaimed establishment.

Cedar Bay Grilling Company is a family owned, locally operated company producing frozen salmon products most notably, Cedar Planked Atlantic Salmon. We provide a unique dining experience at home, with a variety of seasonings to choose from, including: Applewood with Orange & Ginger, Sugar & Spice and Maple with Smoked Pepper.

Winner of 2013 & 2010 Best Small Restaurant (Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia), 2011 Best Restaurant Outside Halifax (Chronicle Herald) and 2011 Restaurant of the Year - Chef-Inspired Casual Dining (Taste of Nova Scotia), this gem is nestled in historic Shelburne.

Muwin Estate Wines Ltd.

Our award-winning craft ciders and fruit wines are made from 100 per cent freshly pressed juice on-site which is then fermented and bottled. This commitment to quality craft production makes Muwin Estate the largest owner-operated cider house in Nova Scotia and the only one that is fully integrated. Come visit us and discover the luscious taste of carefully made ciders and fruit wines. We produce still and sparkling fruit wines, Bulwark handcrafted ciders, as well as a fantastic array of seasonal ciders made with 100 per cent fresh-pressed apples from the Annapolis Valley. Our products can be found in NSLC and private stores throughout Nova Scotia, and at our winery in New Ross. Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Don’t be fooled by Capt. Kat’s unassuming location. Once you step aboard you will be impressed with the charming atmosphere and tastefully decorated dining room, inspired by our local culture and traditions - complete with a live lobster tank. Our menu boasts and showcases an extensive assortment of fresh lobster and seafood dishes. Our unique seafood and other delectable dishes are all influenced by the nearby Atlantic Ocean and include many of Nova Scotia’s fresh products, which can be paired with Nova Scotia wines and beers; served with pride by our friendly crew. ​ Tuesday to Thursday: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Since start-up in 2009, Cedar Bay has won a number of prestigious product excellence awards in both North America and the U.K., and in 2016 won the Export Achievement Award at the Lunenburg Queens Business Excellence Awards. In 2018, Cedar Bay proudly achieved a AA certification from the BRC, for a second consecutive year. Cedar Bay salmon products can be found at retailers throughout Canada and the United States.

Roland and Kathleen Glauser have been providing delicious world cuisine, blended with down-home hospitality, to locals and tourists for 24 years. They feature splendid local seafood and meat dishes, inventive pastas, seasonal salads, delectable Swiss specialties, mouthwatering desserts, and a full list of local and imported wines. An easy two-hour drive from Halifax makes it perfect for lunch or dinner. The in-house gift shop features distinctive Atlantic Canadian crafts. Evening reservations recommended. Seasonal Open from May to December. Please call or visit website for hours of operation.



Culinary Product Specialty Beverage



Dr. Kombu Brewing Grand Banker Company Bar & Grill

Culinary Product Specialty Products

Helen B’s Preserves


Food & Drink Experience DISTILLERY

Ironworks Distillery

New Ross 902-412-6764 www.drkombu.ca

82 Montague St., Lunenburg 902-634-3300, tf: 1-800-360-1181 www.grandbanker.com

Blockhouse 902-531-3090 www.helenbspreserves.com

2 Kempt St., Lunenburg 902-640-2424 www.ironworksdistillery.com

Dr Kombu Brewing Company is set in a fully-restored barn perched on a hill in New Ross where we produce Sòlas Kombucha in our HACCPcertified brewery, from brewing and fermentation to bottling and shipping. Our varieties use spices, herbs, and local no-spray fruits. As complex as a wine or beer, with varying brewing methods and an infinite number of tea/ flavouring combinations, kombucha is as exciting as its alcoholic cousins, and with proven benefits due to its richness in probiotics, is also the most healthful of the bunch.

Join the crew of the Grand Banker, located harbourside in historic downtown Lunenburg. Our fresh, local menu, large selection of local wines and craft brews on tap, and stunning waterfront views ensure a true Nova Scotian experience.

Helen B’s Preserves, now housed and made in Boulangerie la Vendéenne in Blockhouse, makes authentic products in celebration of the rich traditions and agricultural bounty of Nova Scotia.

Ironworks is an artisan distillery, winner of multiple international awards, and the first of its kind in Nova Scotia - located in the heart of Old Town Lunenburg.

Our mission is to preserve the tradition of coming together over good food with friends and family. This is why we create our products with a passion for quality and local ingredients.

Distilling by hand, we use only natural fresh ingredients, sourced as locally as possible. From Annapolis Valley apples, we create a lovely smooth sipping vodka — the only one of its kind in Canada, and rich fruit brandy, aged in Hungarian oak casks.

With partnerships and creative collaborations, we are honoured to be among Nova Scotia’s most dynamic businesses showcasing local. Our products are widely available rurally in Annapolis, Kings, Digby, Queens, and Lunenburg counties; as well as throughout the Halifax Regional Municipality, and to our neighbours in PEI and New Brunswick. Please visit our website to see where to find us! 46


Favourite classics, such as fish cakes, scallops, lobster, mussels, haddock, burgers and sandwiches, and chowder and stew, are given a creative twist, using only the best our land and sea have to offer. Our commitment to local artisans, farmers, and fishermen results in a unique and special experience. The casual and relaxed atmosphere, along with friendly, personable maritime hospitality, makes Grand Banker an ideal port of call for lunch and dinner. Please call or visit website for hours of operation.

Our ample selection of jams, pickles and relish embrace the traditional flavours Nova Scotians have always loved, as well as unique, inspiring flavour combinations to intrigue your next dinner guests.

The fruit from our various liqueurs and eaux de vie is all sourced locally. Please call or visit website for hours of operation.

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Restaurant Cafe

Kate’s Sweet Indulgence Cafe & Catering 242-B Lincoln St., Lunenburg 902-640-3399 www.sweetindulgence.ca

At Kate’s we provide breakfast and lunch offerings (sandwiches, paninis, soups, chowders, salads, traditional fish cakes and quiche) made from scratch with locally sourced, organic ingredients based on our own unique recipes. The menu is a combination of popular favourites and changing specials to reflect the season and local harvest. Our coffee, espresso and teas are locally roasted, organic and fairly traded. Our delicious selection of pastries and desserts are freshly baked in house to our own high standards. We are proud that our independent business has become a fixture in our beautiful seaside community and we have worked hard to not only provide quality food and service, but also to reduce our impact on our local environment through the elimination of plastic products, bottled water and increased use of reusable or biodegradable products, recycling and composting. ​ Monday to Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Summer: Open until 6 p.m.



Restaurant Casual Dining

Kiwi Café

19 Pleasant St., Chester 902-275-1492 www.kiwicafechester.com

Welcome to Kiwi Café, the place to meet and eat in the heart of the village of Chester, Nova Scotia. At Kiwi Café, we’re seriously passionate about good food and good coffee. We offer international themes with interesting flavours and the freshest of local ingredients. Enjoy delicious, homemade baked treats, wonderful soups and lunches, and our famous allday breakfast. Drop in to the Kiwi pantry for a fine selection of gourmet products, housewares, gifts and a most excellent array of local artisan goods and foods. With a sunny patio for Chester’s glorious summer and a woodstove for winter, we’re year-round warmth for a Nova Scotian-Kiwi welcome! Open daily, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Restaurant Nova Scotia Tradition

Lane’s Privateer Inn


Culinary Product COFFEE ROASTER

Laughing WhalE Coffee Roasters

27 Bristol Ave., Liverpool 902-354-3456, tf: 1-800-794-3332 www.lanesprivateerinn.com

261 Lincoln St., Lunenburg 902-527-3154 www.laughingwhalecoffee.com

Built in 1798, this converted privateer mansion had been operated by the Lane family for 57 years. The restaurant, pub, and stone patio overlook the Mersey River.

Laughing Whale Coffee uses carefully selected all organic and Fairtrade™ certified arabica coffees.

In the summer, the lobster boils and planked salmon supper on the lawn, as well as lighthouse picnic lunches at Fort Point Lighthouse, gives visitors a true Taste of Nova Scotia experience. Lane’s Privateer Inn specializes in seafood, chowder, sandwiches on freshly baked breads, steaks and desserts, accompanied by an extensive wine and cocktail list and 10 NS craft beers on tap. Try a flight of NS appellation wine, Tidal Bay. As well, visit Snug Harbour Books and café with on-site bakery and espresso bar. The Lane’s experience features 23 guest rooms with local artwork, live Irish music every other Friday, patio parties with live music throughout the summer, wine tastings, and trivia events.

Following in the craft tradition of our hometown, Lunenburg, we small-batch roast and blend our beans, combining the best traditional techniques with the latest low emission, heat recycling technology. We are inspired by quality, playfulness, and fairness, and are devoted to producing great coffee in the most sustainable way we can. We participate in four farmers’ markets, and donate $.25/ lb of retail coffee sales to the Ecology Action Centre - Nova Scotia’s premier environmental advocacy group. Sustainable, ethical, and delicious - great coffee doing great things!

Open daily, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. Winter hours differ.


what will you dive into? Grab your spoon and hit the Chowder Trail! Collect your stamps at trail stops while you enjoy homemade chowders featuring fresh local seafood – from Yarmouth to Cape Breton and everywhere in between.

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Restaurant Casual Dining

Lincoln Street Food

200 Lincoln St., Lunenburg 902-640-3002 www.lincolnstreetfood.com

Lincoln Street Food is a modern, coastal, neighbourhood kitchen serving marketinspired fresh food in a unique, fun, relaxed atmosphere. After 20 years in the business, owner and chef Paolo Colbertaldo has developed long-term relationships with farmers and purveyors, and strives to support a healthier, local, sustainable food system. The menu changes regularly, based on market and seasonal availability. The wine is well-priced and chosen from vineyards which opt for sustainable farming. Organic, healthy ingredients are used in all the baking. Vegetarians and vegans will not be disappointed, nor will carnivores and pescetarians. Please call or visit website for hours of operation.



Food & Drink Experience Winery

Lunenburg County Winery at Hackmatack Farm

813 Walburne Rd, Newburne, RR 3, Mahone Bay 902-644-2415 www.canada-wine.com

The winery sits on a drumlin surrounded by Acadian Forest and a multitude of lakes, in the community of Newburne, nestled along the North branch of the LaHave River. Located at Hackmatack Farm, a commercial blueberry farm, the winery has produced 26 different 100 per cent Nova Scotia-grown, award-winning fruit wines since 1993. Come take a pleasant drive into the country and visit, taste wine, pick berries, picnic and tour the winery. A selection of our wines are available at all NSLC stores throughout the province. We’re located 25 minutes from the UNESCO Heritage Site, Old Town of Lunenburg, or Mahone Bay. May 1 to December 15: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. July 1 to October 1: Daily, 9 a.m - 6 p.m.


Restaurant Casual Dining

Mateus Bistro


Restaurant Casual Dining

Oak Island Resort

533 Main St., Mahone Bay 902-531-3711 www.mateusbistro.ca

& Conference Centre

Mateus Bistro delivers tasty foods made home-style and simple. Charcoal smoked meats, fresh seafoods and local produce help bring seasonal menus to the tables. Chef Matthew Krizan has grown this bistro to focus on an appreciation for food and where it comes from.

Only 45 minutes from Halifax, on the beautiful South Shore, discover a culinary treasure at Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre.

The Bistro is right in the heart of Mahone Bay, and in the summer, Friday is a grill menu where everything is charcoal grilled to order right on the patio. To compliment the food they boast a drink menu with dozens of Nova Scotian wines, beers, ciders and spirits. Open year-round June - October: Thursday - Monday, 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday & Wednesday, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Weekends, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. November - May: Monday, Thursday & Friday, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Weekends, 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.

36 Treasure Dr., Western Shore 902-627-4331, tf: 1-800-565-5075 www.oakislandresort.ca

Whether dining in the Seaside Lounge or La Vista Dining Room, enjoy stunning views of Mahone Bay. Combined with seasonally inspired menus featuring fresh local seafood, dining here is an upscale experience that is second to none. Take in the fresh air and sea breezes from our large outdoor oceanfront patio and watch the fabulous Nova Scotia sunrise and sunset. Dedicated professionals are at your service for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast: 7 a.m. - 11 a.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Dinner: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

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Restaurant Nova Scotia Tradition

Old Fish Factory Restaurant

& Ice House Bar

68 Bluenose Dr., 2nd Floor, Lunenburg 902-634-3333 www.oldfishfactory.com

Celebrating 26 years in business with fresh Nova Scotia seafood and an ocean view that will take your breath away, Old Fish Factory is a favourite destination for locals and travellers alike. Tempt your taste buds with our Annual Summer Lobster and Seafood Festival, our world-famous seafood chowder, local deep sea scallops, hand dipped fish and chips, homemade lobster tacos, or gourmet lobster roll. Whether you are coming to experience the salt air on our outdoor wharf-side patio, a casual meal in the dining room, or oysters and local craft beer in the Ice House Bar, our crew is committed to unforgettable seafood and great Maritime hospitality. Outdoor patio has a pet-friendly section. Seasonal May 17, 2019 to October Dining: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. (9:30 p.m in July & August).


Restaurant Casual Dining

Peasant’s Pantry 4491 Hwy 12, New Ross 902-365-5964 www.peasantspantry.ca

Peasant’s Pantry is a traditional deli: casual menu, fresh and smoked meats, charcuterie, all made in-house. With an emphasis on local ingredients, their full menu is available for eat in or take out and features their own smoked meats, homemade breads, sauces, soups and desserts, vegetarian and glutenfree options. Their specialty meats like sausages, bacon, ham, pâté and air-dried salami are made with traditional methods and without fillers, so are gluten-free with few exceptions. Visit them to try one of their two-hand, twonapkin sandwiches, old fashioned burgers and famous hand-cut fries. Have their butcher cut you something to take home for the grill, or pick up the perfect items for a charcuterie board to enjoy with friends. Open year-round. Visit them on social media @peasantspantry


Food & Drink Experience Winery


Restaurant Casual Dining

Petite Rivière Vineyards


Petite Rivière Vineyards is an old-world French style winery located on the unique slopes of the South Shore’s drumlin hills. The winery is surrounded by lavender gardens and a stone terrace, with sweeping views of the vineyards. You would think you were in Provence!

A view you will always remember... a taste you will never forget.

1300 Italy Cross Rd., Crousetown 902-693-3033 www.petiterivierevineyards.ca

Enjoy wine and cider tastings, relax on the terrace or indulge in our “Ultimate Tour & Wine Tasting,” which run daily throughout the summer (reservations required). The winery hosts a variety of events throughout the year and is available for private events and weddings. Our award-winning wines are sold at our wine shop, the NSLC, local farmers’ markets, and many local restaurants. May - October: Open daily, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. November - April: Monday - Saturday, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Beachside Villas & Grill

7499 Rte 3, Summerville Centre Exit 21 off Hwy 103, Summerville Beach 902-947-2050 Toll-free: 1-800-565-1119 www.quarterdeck.ca

Perched on a mile-long stretch of white sand, Quarterdeck Grill has a reputation as the South Shore’s foremost destination for inspired beachside dining. Our culinary team is committed to supporting local farmers, fishermen, and producers, creating a unique maritime experience! A tastefully designed dining room provides a 180-degree view of Summerville Beach and a chance to enjoy our exceptional wine list, Nova Scotia craft beer, and inspired cocktails. Reservations highly recommended. Seasonal Grill opens February 1, 2019 Please visit website and Facebook page for hours of operation. Accommodations open year-round.



Restaurant Casual Dining

Rebecca’s Restaurant

249 Edgewater St., Mahone Bay 902-531-3313 www.rebeccas-restaurant.ca


Restaurant Casual Dining

Rhubarb Restaurant

8650 Peggy’s Cove Rd., Indian Harbour 902-821-3013 www.rhubarbrestaurant.ca


Restaurant Casual Dining

Rime Restaurant + Wine Bar 9 King St., Lunenburg 902-640-3112 www.rimerestaurant.ca


Restaurant Casual Dining

Salt Shaker Deli

124 Montague St., Lunenburg 902-640-3434 www.saltshakerdeli.com


restaurant rhubarb restaurant bakeshop


indian harbour, ns 8650 peggy’s cove road


Located at historic Keddy’s Landing, the gateway to beautiful Mahone Bay, is Rebecca’s Restaurant. At Rebecca’s you will enjoy a uniquely quaint dining experience with a cozy coastal atmosphere, not to mention a great view of the famous three churches.

Jim and Diane Buckle and the team at Rhubarb care a lot about their food and their customers. The menu focuses on seasonal, locally themed dishes that will tempt serious gourmands and JMN Restaurant Brand - FINAL - February presented 4, 2014 comfort foodies alike, with unsurpassable service.

Chef Misty Thibeault, and owner Rebecca South, utilize Nova Scotia’s vast selection of seasonal ingredients to inspire the ever-changing menu. While satisfying the palates of their beloved sea and land lovers, much attention is paid toward both vegetarian and vegan cuisine.

Whether you live in the neighbourhood or are visiting from away, come enjoy the creative cookery at Rhubarb - minutes from Peggy’s Cove and less than an hour from Halifax. Please call or visit website for hours of operation.

Rime’s internationally inspired menu features fresh, flavourful ingredients, carefully chosen to suit Nova Scotia’s spectacular seasons. Chef Jeffrey MacNeil, owner and operator, is a Nova Scotian lad with cooking influences from around the world, and a heart forever home in Nova Scotia. Visit Rime in the historic town of Lunenburg. Join friends at the bar for a glass of vino from our meticulously chosen wine list, and treat yourself to a delectable dessert. The fully stocked bar will ensure spirits are high and tales never stop flowing!

Rebecca’s also offers a wide range of locally made beverages and homemade desserts which will leave you wanting more.

Whether you call Nova Scotia home, or are visiting from near and far, the friendly staff at Rime invite you to enjoy great food and drink - and to swap a story or two!

Please call or visit website for hours of operation.

Please call or visit website for hours of operation.

Check out Salt Shaker deli in Lunenburg. Sit on our waterfront patio or indoor dining room and enjoy our fresh, from scratch, menu. Items include our award-wining smoked seafood chowder, fishcakes, lobster rolls, mussels, and other local seafood items, as well as soups, salads, gourmet pizzas and sandwiches, pastas, and more! Our casual and fun atmosphere is perfect for families and adults alike. Check us out on the Food Network’s You Gotta Eat Here! No reservations. Please call or visit website for hours of operation.

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Food & Drink Experience Brewery

Saltbox Brewery

363 Main St., Mahone Bay 902-624-0653 www.saltboxbrewingcompany.ca

Like the building of a historical Saltbox house, brewing small batches of quality beer is a deeply rooted expression of heritage and craftmanship found in Nova Scotia. In those days, most brewing and drinking was done in the home. The resurgence of craft brewing marks a renaissance of the kind of local brewing that took place before the industrial revolution – when making beer was a standard household chore as integral as baking bread. Incorporating the iconic Maritime architecture of the saltbox house into our logo is our nod to the notion that quality, small-batch beer brewing started in the home.



Food & Drink Experience Brewery


Restaurant Nova Scotia Tradition

Schoolhouse Gluten-Free Gourmet

Shipwright Brewing Company

Shore Club Lobster Suppers

Schoolhouse Gluten-Free Gourmet is a 100 per cent gluten-free kitchen. Wholesome ingredients go into our delicious and nourishing on-the-go foods, for people sensitive to what goes into their bodies. We do this in small batches, by hand, in a converted schoolhouse in Lunenburg County.

Crafted in Historic Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Shipwright Brewing Company is Lunenburg’s first craft brewery, a toast to the shipbuilding heritage and shipwrights themselves past and present, whose craft has helped shape our town into the special and unique place it still is today! Most of the historic homes in Lunenburg were also built by shipwrights, including our building, built by Stephen Morash in 1876.

Celebrating 83 years of serving the public, The Original Nova Scotia Lobster Supper offers a unique dining experience.

Martins Point 902-273-2482 www.schoolhouseglutenfreegourmet.com

From potato-millet bread to pumpkin muffins, brownies to vegan donuts, our goodies feature quality, nutritionally-dense ingredients like chia and flax, and natural sweeteners like agave and maple syrups.

Our motto: “Think social, and drink local.”

Although we do not have a storefront location at our production facility in Martins Point, you can find Schoolhouse goods at farmers’ markets, select independent retailers, cafes and restaurants across Nova Scotia. You can also shop directly from us through our online store and have it shipped to your home or office across Canada.

Please call or visit website for hours of operation.

Check out our website for all the yummy gluten-free details.

At Saltbox Brewing Company, we celebrate the development of the skills and artistry required to create fresh, full-flavoured beer for consumption by the local community.


82 Montague St., Lunenburg 902-634-3300 www.shipwrightbrewing.com

Keeping tradition with the talented artisans of our town, we strive to offer a superior world-class product, crafted with pride and passion in small batches, focusing on quality each step of the way to create a brew that pairs perfectly with our picturesque surroundings! Cheers! Please call or visit website for hours of operation.

250 Shore Club Rd., Hubbards 902-857-9555 www.shoreclub.ca

As you enter past the crew cooking the lobster and mussels, and over the Red Carpet, you can settle in for a feast of fresh boiled lobster, unlimited, fresh, cultivated mussels, all-you-can-eat salad bar, homemade rolls, your choice of dessert, and coffee or tea. Steak, chicken, vegetarian, and a children’s menu are also available. Our goal is to serve the best lobster, in a unique setting, with friendly Nova Scotian hospitality. Seasonal Open May 12 (Mother’s Day) - October 13th (Thanksgiving) May: Open Saturdays and Sundays June - October: Wednesday - Sunday, 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Reservations highly recommended.



Restaurant Nova Scotia Tradition

Sou’Wester Gift Shop & Restaurant


Restaurant Cafe

The Barn Coffee & Social House


Restaurant Casual Dining

The Biscuit Eater Café

Restaurant Nova Scotia Tradition

The South Shore Fish Shack

178 Peggy’s Point Rd., Peggy’s Cove 902-823-2561 www.peggys-cove.com

458 Main St., Mahone Bay 902-531-2499 www.thebarncoffee.com

16 Orchard St., Mahone Bay 902-624-2665 www.thebiscuiteater.com

& Half Shell Oyster Bar

The Sou’Wester Gift Shop and Restaurant overlooks the famous lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove and specializes in homestyle meals.

The Barn is a premium specialty coffee house serving coffee that is locally roasted and ethically sourced from around the world.

The Biscuit Eater is a welcoming community cafe and bookstore serving homemade, handmade goodness, year-round, in one of Mahone Bay’s oldest buildings.

We feature our very special seafood chowder, fish and chips, haddock dinners, and fresh-cooked lobster from our own lobster pound. Dessert specialties include homemade gingerbread and apple crisp. During our off-season, we welcome you to try our hot cider — just the thing on a blustery winter’s day! Or join us for breakfast, hot off the grill, until noon each day.

Mike and Amelia Bishop opened The Barn in 2017 with the goal of creating a singularly comfortable, relaxing and warm escape from the busy-ness of the world.

Come for the seafood, stay for the views. Located in the heart of historic Lunenburg, The South Shore Fish Shack features a simple menu of seaside favourites, sourced locally, and classically prepared. Here, the dishes are designed to let the fresh seafood shine, while you enjoy stunning harbour views from our patio.

Come have a tasty dinner and enjoy Nova Scotia beauty at its very best! Summer Months: 8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. Off-season: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. (or sunset)

Located in a uniquely restored heritage barn on Main Street in Mahone Bay, The Barn will transport you with a superb selection of classic old world and trending coffee, tea and chocolate drinks that are second to none, along with a fantastic selection of pastries, croissants and other indulgences. Make yourself at home. Please call or visit website for hours of operation.

Freshly-baked biscuits, comfort food made with locally sourced seasonal ingredients, stacks of baked treats, delicious soups, fresh salads, and daily specials are all made with care in our kitchen. Take a seat by the hearth in a cozy chair, have lunch in the library, find a good book, grab a locally roasted coffee, visit with old friends or make new ones in the common room; here, the warmth of community is alive, well, and waiting to welcome you. We are accessible, family-friendly, inclusive, and open to all our visitors: from our oldest customer (98!) to our biscuit babies. Please call or visit website for hours of operation.



108 Montague St., Lunenburg 902-634-3232 www.southshorefishshack.com

At the neighbouring Half Shell Oyster Bar, the menu showcases fresh raw and cooked Nova Scotia seafood, along with a variety of options for all, in a completely open-air setting. The Half Shell also offers local craft beers on tap, a creative cocktail list, and an extensive selection of wines by the glass. Both are owned and operated by Martin and Sylvie Ruiz Salvador, the husband and wife team behind the awardwinning Fleur de Sel Restaurant, and the Salt Shaker deli. Seasonal: May - October Please call or visit website for hours of operation.

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Food & Drink Experience Specialty Shop

The Tea Brewery


Restaurant Nova Scotia Tradition

Trellis Café

503 Main St., Mahone Bay 902-624-0566 www.teabrewery.com

22 Hwy 3, Hubbards 902-857-1188 www.trelliscafe.com

Crafted by the Tea Brewery… as a micro-blender, we link highly-skilled tea artisans, superior quality ingredients, and gentle, small-batch processing to deliver a sensual feast of flavour, aroma, and visual delight.

Real food since 1985. Every day begins with the aroma of bread baking and freshly ground organic fair-trade coffee brewing. Fresh fish arrives at the back door daily. Haddock, fishcakes, burgers and pasta are the house specialties. Our seafood chowder is famous. Everything is homemade and baked on the premises.

The Tea Brewery mission is to create truly exquisite loose-leaf artisan teas that will satisfy today’s most sophisticated consumers… and tomorrow’s. Think “Artisan Tea.” June - December: Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Saturday - Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Please visit our website for winter hours.

Enjoy our sunny patio, complimentary wi-fi, local artwork, and live entertainment on weekends, and be sure to try our lobster or smoked salmon eggs benedict during weekend brunches. Just 30 minutes from Halifax. Please call or visit website for hours of operation.


Culinary Product Specialty Products

Van Dyk’s Wild Blueberry Juice

Queens County 902-542-4405 www.vandykblueberries.ca

Van Dyk’s by Nature 100% Pure Wild Blueberry Juice is made from ONLY Canada Grade “A” Nova Scotian wild blueberries. It has NO water, sugar, or preservatives added. This naturally delicious juice provides health-conscious consumers with a versatile, convenient way to benefit from the remarkable health properties of wild blueberries, year-round. It is available at the Atlantic Superstore, Sobeys, Pharmasave, and at most independent health food stores in Atlantic Canada. Enjoy it straight, mixed with other fruit juices, or in a smoothie. Remember, Van Dyk’s 100% Pure Wild Blueberry juice is “Wildly Nutritious!”


Restaurant Casual Dining

White Point Beach Resort,

Elliot’s Dining Room 75 White Point Beach Resort Rd., White Point 902-354-2711, tf: 1-800-565-5068 www.whitepoint.com

Savour Nova Scotia overlooking – and inspired - by the sea at White Point! Hardwood planked salmon, grass fed Atlantic beef, locally sourced pork and scallops, expansive ocean vistas, storm watching with crashing surf, pristine sunrises served along our white sand beach. This year in honour of our ‘Year of the Lobster’, sink your claws into our monthly menu feature in 2019 or join our executive Chef for a culinary adventure like our Stellar Beach Feast or Great Canadian Lobster Fishing Feast, or simply pull up a chair for dinner, or a local craft beer and burger. Of course you’ll want to leave room for dessert… and maybe a s’more. Open daily, year-round, the menu - like our beach - changes with the seasons. Dining at White Point is not limited to overnight guests, everyone is welcome. Please visit website for more information.



BLU EBERRY CHIA FLAX & O AT S Q U A R E S 3 1/2 cups oats 3 cups flax flour 4 tbsp chia seeds 2 large bananas, ripe, mashed 1/2 cup Nova Scotia honey 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup butter 1 tsp vanilla

Blueberry Chia Jam

4 1/2 cups frozen Nova Scotia wild blueberries 2 tbsp lemon juice 1 tbsp Nova Scotia honey 4-5 tbsp chia seeds

Yogurt Drizzle

1/2 cup plain yogurt, high fat 3 tbsp icing sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1 tbsp melted coconut oil 8 tbsp white wine vinegar Fresh ground pepper, to taste Sea salt, to taste

Oat Mixture

1. In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, flour, chia seeds and banana. 2. In a small saucepan combine honey, sugar, butter and vanilla over low heat. 3. Whisk until butter is melted and honey is dissolved. 4. Pour the wet ingredients over the oat mixture and mix well. Set aside.

Blueberry Chia Jam

1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine blueberries, lemon juice and honey. Simmer until blueberries begin to breakdown and reduce. 2. Turn the heat to low, and let simmer until contents have reduced by at least half. 3. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes. Add 4 tbsp of chia seeds, mix and let sit for 5 minutes until thick like a jam. If mixture is not thick enough, add another tbsp of chia seeds.

Select Nova Scotia

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Yogurt Drizzle

1. In a small bowl whisk together yogurt, icing sugar, vanilla and coconut oil.

Blueberry Chia Flax & Oat Squares

1. Preheat oven to 375F.

2. Line a 9� x 13� dish with parchment paper. 3. Divide oat mixture into two equal parts. Spread the first half of the mixture evenly onto the bottom of the pan. Pack down and spread to the edges. 4. Add blueberry chia jam to the top of the oat mixture and spread across the surface evenly. 5. Add remaining oat and flax to the top, crumbling it across. Smooth it out gently, as to not press the blueberry jam through. 6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, remove and let cool for 30 minutes. Drizzle with yogurt. 7. Refrigerate 2-3 hours before cutting into them. Recipe credit: Jess Emin




B read P u dding wit h I ronwor k s R u m S a u ce Bread Pudding

3 cups whipping cream 9 large eggs 1 1/2 cups white sugar 12 tbsp rum-soaked raisins 1 lb bread scraps, cubed 1 1/2 tbsp vanilla martello

Rum Sauce

4 lbs butter 2 cups whipping cream 4 cups brown sugar 1/2 cup Ironworks Bluenose Rum

IRONWORKS SWEET APPLE BRANDY We took our traditional Apple Brandy, made from 100% Nova Scotia apples, fermented, distilled, and aged in Lunenburg, then we added just a bit of local maple syrup. It’s a perfect compliment to this rich and delicious dessert. Cheers!

Bread Pudding

1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. 2. Using a mixer, mix all ingredients except for bread and raisins. Mix until smooth, then cover and leave overnight in the refrigerator. 3. Add 1 tbsp of raisins to the bottom of each ramekin. 4. Ladle 2 oz of pudding mixture into the bottom. Top with enough bread cubes to slightly over-fill the ramekin. 5. Ladle 3 oz of pudding mixture over top of the bread cubes. 6. Fill a deep pan with a couple inches of water and place ramekins in the water.

Grand Banker Bar & Grill

grandbanker.com 82 Montague St., Lunenburg 58

7. Place in the pre-heated oven and bake until bread starts to turn brown. To test, poke the centre - it should have resistance. 8. Remove from the oven, and pan, let cool.

Rum Sauce

1. Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat, stir in brown sugar. 2. Once fully combined, add rum and stir. 3. Allow mixture to come to a boil, while continuously stirring. 4. Add cream and mix thoroughly.

To serve

1. Remove the bread pudding from ramekin and place on plate. Top with 2 oz of warm rum sauce.

Ironworks Distillery

ironworksdistillery.com 2 Kempt St., Lunenburg




s u r f & t u r f B u rger SHRIMP & SAUSAGE PATTY

9 oz shrimp, peeled and deveined 4 oz Peasant’s Pantry’s orange and fennel sausage 1 tbsp egg white 1 tsp cornstarch 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp ground pepper


1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup sour cream 2 tsp sambal oelek 1 lemon, juiced


16 oz skinless pork belly 1 oz garlic, pureed 1 tsp brown sugar 2 1/2 tbsp fish sauce 1/2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 1/4 tsp ground pepper 1/4 tsp salt


2 oz fennel, thinly sliced, rubbed with olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper 2 oz red onion, rubbed with olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper 2 oz arugula 4 burger buns, sliced

1. Place shrimp and sausage meat (removed from casing) in a food-processor, pulse until coarsely ground. 2. Add egg white, cornstarch, salt and pepper and pulse again until smooth and sticky. Cover and place in fridge until required. 3. Cut pork belly in long strips about 1/3” thick. Mix evenly with garlic, fish sauce, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar and black pepper and marinate for at least 4 hours. 4. To make aioli, whisk all ingredients together and place in fridge until required.

6. Transfer pork belly to a plate and reserve pork fat in the skillet. 7. Return the skillet to medium heat to cook thin patties of the shrimp sausage-mixture (1cm) for 4 to 5 minutes, until golden browned and cooked through, flipping once. 8. Place the shrimp sausage patty on the bottom half on the bun, top with fennel and arugula, then 2 or 3 slices of pork belly. Add a generous dollop of spicy aioli, finish with the top half of the bun.

5. Once marinated, lay pork belly in a preheated skillet over high heat until both sides are golden brown and caramelized, flipping once.

Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre

oakislandresort.ca 36 Treasure Dr, Western Shore 60




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Restaurant Nova Scotia Tradition

Argyler Lodge and Restaurant

Food & Drink Experience Seafood shop

Comeau’s Sea Foods Limited

52 Ye Olde Argyler Rd., Lower Argyle 902-643-2500, tf: 1-866-774-0400 www.argyler.com

60 Saulnierville Rd., Saulnierville 902-769-2101 www.comeausea.com

Watch the sunset and experience a gourmet getaway by the sea on our main deck overlooking Lobster Bay.


We specialize in a chef-created, seasonal, locally inspired menu that changes regularly depending on what is fresh from our garden, local farms and sea. We grow most of our own herbs and produce onsite in our gardens, and partner with local farmers and fisheries, all to provide you with the freshest and finest menu items possible. Take in the pleasure of the spectacular sunset behind the surrounding islands from our airy wrap-around veranda while enjoying your favourite beverage. Seaside lobster boils will be available on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday nights, reservations required. Call our toll-free number to reserve. Please call or visit website for hours of operation.




For more than 70 years, Comeau’s Sea Foods has been a mainstay in the Canadian seafood industry. We are proud of our record as leaders in the harvesting, processing, and global distribution of fish and seafood products. Today, a variety of business activities serve loyal retail, food service, and industrial customers in the areas of harvesting, processing, bottling, and distribution of quality fish and food products. Fresh goods include scallops, herring, herring meal, and oil. Comeau’s Sea Foods Group also processes a full line of quality frozen herring fillets, scallops, and herring roe. Our value-added product lines include smoked salmon, smoked mackerel, bacon-wrapped scallops, seafood spreads, and more.

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Culinary Product Seafood

Eel Lake Oyster Farm

Ste. Anne du Ruisseau 902-648-3472 www.ruisseauoysters.com


Culinary Product Seafood

IMO Foods Ltd.

26 Water St., Yarmouth 902-742-3519 www.imofoods.com


Culinary Product Seafood

J. Willy Krauch & Sons


Restaurant Nova Scotia Tradition

La Cuisine Robicheau

60 Saulnierville Rd., Saulnierville tf: 1-800-758-4412 www.willykrauch.com

9651 Hwy 1, Saulnierville 902-769-2121 www.lacuisinerobicheau.ca

IMO Foods is a fish cannery located in Yarmouth. In the summer of 2018 we celebrated our 50th year, packing locally sourced fish on the Yarmouth waterfront. We produce canned herring, sardines, and mackerel, using freshly caught fish from the Bay of Fundy and the North Atlantic.

J. Willy Krauch & Sons has developed a world-renowned reputation for producing the finest smoked Atlantic fish since 1956. This modest smoke house has developed a devoted following, and products have been enjoyed by Queen Elizabeth II and Pope John Paul II.

Upon entering La Cuisine Robicheau you get a true at-home feeling, just like going to grandma’s house. We specialize in fresh local seafood, home-cooked meals, and traditional Acadian dishes. Our dining room offers a spectacular view of the beautiful St. Mary’s Bay.

IMO Foods produces for many different brands worldwide, but it is our own KERSEN brand that is available at retailers throughout Nova Scotia. IMO Foods is proud to produce quality, locally sourced, sustainable products. Our smoked kippers are naturally smoked, with no chemicals or additives. IMO Foods products are rich in Omega-3.

In 2015, Comeau’s Sea Foods acquired the J. Willy Krauch brand as a way to preserve a long-standing tradition. The most popular products include cold-smoked Atlantic salmon, smoked mackerel, and hot-smoked salmon bites in lemon or maple pepper flavours. We invite you to try J. Willy Krauch & Sons products today! For more information or to place an order, please visit our website.

Eel Lake



Home of the “Ruisseau” oyster “Lieux des Huits Ruisseau”

Eel Lake


Eel Lake OysterFarm Farm, a family owned and operated business for more than 20 years, offers two unique brands of oysters. The Eel Lake Oyster is nurtured by the brackish, tidal waters of Eel Lake, a sheltered environment that boasts a slightly lower salinity than that of the ocean. The Salt Bay Oyster calls home to the same tides that fill up the world famous Bay of Fundy. Salt Bay is a relatively small bay situated just outside of Eel Lake and has daily tides that can reach upwards of 12 feet. Home of the “Ruisseau” oyster “Lieux des Huits Ruisseau”

Our oysters are available at our facility, throughout Canada and exported into the United States. Why not try some of these tasty bivalves and surprise your family and friends with some of Nova Scotia’s finest! You’ll be shucking glad you did! Please call ahead when picking oysters up from our facility to ensure our SeaFarmers aren’t out on the water.


Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Please visit www.imofoods.com for online sales.

Seafood Shop Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

We are best known for our signature seafood lasagna and haddock with creamed lobster. During the summer months, our kitchen parties, featuring local musicians, are a must see. Please join us for a truly enjoyable evening for all.

Seasonal April - January Tuesday to Sunday, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.


Crawl a’Board Nova Scotia’s South Shore Lobster Crawl February 2020

Sip, savour, shop, stay & sink your claws into more than 100 Lobster-inspired experiences:

Get ready to crawl along and sample dozens of variations on the traditional Lobster Roll and lobster infused dishes at participating restaurants – in February. Be sure to order up a 'Lobster Ale'! Pack your bags and check-in for the Crawl!

Join us online

"Lucy the Lobster" • 3rd Annual "Lobster Roll-Off" Lobster Roll ‘Crawl’ • Lobster Craft Beer Fest For the Love of Lobster • Lobster Pound Tour Go Lobster Fishing • Savour Lobster-infused Feasts Art Shows & Workshops • Music Events Lobster Crawl Overnight Packages & More! Chart your course to include Barrington, the 'Lobster Capital of Canada', to Peggy’s Cove and all ports in between.

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@NovaScotiaSouthShore | #NovaScotiaSouthShore

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Lobster Crawl 2020 is brought to you by Nova Scotia South Shore Tourism Co-operative, its members and partners.

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Restaurant Casual Dining

Red Cap Restaurant & Motel

1034 Rte 335, Middle West Pubnico 902-762-2112 www.redcaprestaurantandmotel.com

A favourite place to dine in the Pubnicos and surrounding area to many locals and visitors alike since 1946. Experience Acadian hospitality, traditional rappie pie and chef-inspired cuisine for your entire family. Partnering with local fishermen and farmers allows us to serve the freshest seafood, pork, beef and produce. Home of the original, delicious broiled haddock with a lobster sauce. No corkage fee every day and proudly serving local beer and wine. Private dining rooms for any special occasion or event. Live music during the summer. Visit us today to “Taste the difference freshness makes.” Open daily Please call or visit website for hours of operation.


Restaurant brewPub & Eatery

Rudder’s Seafood

Restaurant & Brew Pub


Restaurant Nova Scotia Tradition

The Hatfield House Restaurant


Restaurant Nova Scotia Tradition

The Keeper’s Kitchen

96 Water St., Yarmouth 902-742-7311 www.ruddersbrewpub.com

8132 Hwy 3, Tusket 902-648-1888 www.thehatfieldhouse.ca

1856 Cape Forchu, Hwy 304, Yarmouth www.capeforchulight.com/The-KeepersKitchen.html

Soak up the ambience as you dine on fresh seafood and sip premium brewed beers while enjoying the Nova Scotia South Shore’s only microbrewery restaurant. Enjoy a customer favourite, Rudder’s fish cakes or lobster in the shell, on the large seasonal patio overlooking our private marina.

Join us for an elevated dining experience in food, culture and history at The Hatfield House, one of the oldest properties in Tusket.

The Keeper’s Kitchen is a café located at the historical Cape Forchu Lightstation. Enjoy chowder, lobster rolls, local seafood fare, local beer/wine, tea/coffee or ice cream while overlooking the beautiful Yarmouth Harbour.

We have live local entertainment weekly. Our Cold Beer Store is now open daily, which allows you to take home a 1.9L Growler jug or 750 ml Squealer jug of your favourite draft or lager. Present your copy of the 2019 Taste of Nova Scotia Culinary guide and receive a complimentary 5 oz. sample of one of our handcrafted full-bodied craft ales. Two-minute walk from ferry terminal. Daily, 11 a.m.

Plan a memorable evening around food and drink, while gazing at the sunset over the Tusket river or on our new garden view patio. Chef/Owner Cory McLaughlin, Manager Amie Hatfield, and Chef Michael Hawrys combine their culinary and hospitality passions to bring you fine dining in a warm, inviting atmosphere. Our from scratch kitchen features regional seafood, quality cuts of beef, salads, chowders, breads and more. Artisan cocktails, local and international wines, specialty coffees and seasonal desserts make any evening complete.

Host your wedding, party, meeting, or special event at one of the oldest lighthouses in North America. We specialize in lobster suppers and fish fries, as well as barbeques, pig roasts and outdoor events. Seasonal

Perfect for date night or a fun evening with friends. We are able to accommodate weddings and business events on our 5 acre property. Seasonal Please visit our website for hours of operation and menu options.


A tlantic S ea S callop B L T 12 Comeau Bacon Wrapped Scallops 4 local hotdog buns 4 large leafs of bib lettuce

Garlic Aioli

1 cup mayonnaise 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tsp Dijon mustard ½ tsp lemon juice

Marinated Tomatoes

3 medium vine-ripened tomatoes, diced 1 tbsp red onion, minced 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp flat leaf parsley, chopped 1 tsp lemon juice Ground pepper, to taste Fine sea salt, to taste

1. Preheat oven to 425 F.

5. Lightly toast buns in the oven.

2. Place scallops on a wire rack placed over a baking sheet pan, with even spacing between scallops.

6. To assemble, place one large leaf of bib lettuce on each bun, then add a heaping spoonful of marinated tomato. Drizzle with aioli and top with 3 scallops. Serve immediately.

3. Bake scallops on middle rack for 10 minutes, remove from oven and flip. Bake for another 15 to 20 minutes, or until bacon is crisp and scallops are cooked. 4. Combine tomatoes, red onion, olive oil, parsley, and lemon juice, season to taste with sea salt, and black pepper. Allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes.


Combine mayo, minced garlic, Dijon mustard, and lemon juice and mix thoroughly.

Comeau’s Seafoods Limited

comeausea.com 60 Saulnierville Rd., Saulnierville 68




N OVA SCOT I A HADDOCK FRANCESE 1/4 cup sliced almonds 4 4oz Nova Scotia haddock tail pieces 3 large eggs Splash of heavy cream 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided 3 tbsp butter, divided Flour, for dredging 2 garlic, finely chopped 12 grape tomatoes, halved 1/2 cup Nova Scotia white wine

1 lemon, thinly sliced 3 tbsp capers Handful of flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped 1 lb fresh spinach Salt and pepper

1. Toast almonds over moderate heat until lightly browned and reserve.

8. Add chopped garlic to pan and bring to a sizzle.

2. Preheat a large non-stick skillet over medium-low heat.

9. Add tomatoes, wine, lemon slices, and capers to the pan and increase heat to medium-high.

3. Season fish with salt and pepper.

10. Reduce by half, then add remaining butter and parsley to pan.

4. Beat the eggs with cream. 5. Add 2 tbsp olive oil to the skillet, swirl the oil in the pan then add 2 tbsp butter, which has been cut into small pieces. 6. Dredge haddock in flour and then dip the fish into the egg, making sure to completely coat fish in egg wash.

11. Turn off heat. Stir in spinach until wilted and season with salt and pepper. 12. Pour sauce over fish and top with toasted almonds.

7. Add fish to pan and cook on both sides until just golden, around 5 to 6 minutes. Transfer fish to a plate and cover with a loose foil tent to retain heat.

Argyler Lodge and Restaurant

www.argyler.com 52 Ye Olde Argyler Rd., Lower Argyle 70





Eat your vegetables!


Hana TsunomataÂŽ is a beautiful bouquet of pink, green and yellow sea vegetable which adds vivid color and a distinctive yet mild, fresh ocean flavour to any dish. Whether lightly seasoned and on its own or in a variety of applications, Hana brings a special touch of celebration to every plate. Rehydration Directions:



3 4-8 min

Contact us for a sample! 1 902 468 2840 l info@acadian.ca acadianseaplants.com

Goat Cheese with Fresh Herbs and Hana TsunomataÂŽ

Scan here to download more recipes like the above. tasteofnovascotia.com


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U- Picks.

L’Acadie Vineyards Agri-Growers Ltd. Annapolis Cider Company Avondale Sky Winery & Restaurant Barrelling Tide Distillery Benjamin Bridge Bistro 22 Blomidon Estate Winery Blomidon Inn Casa Nova Fine Beverages Coldstream Clear Distillery Crystany’s Brasserie Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa Founders House Dining Fox Hill Cheese House



117 Gaspereau Vineyards & Vine Side Patio 118 Gidney Fisheries 119 Grand Pré Wines 120 Hall’s Harbour Lobster Pound and Restaurant 121 Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-Op 122 Le Caveau Restaurant at Grand Pré Winery 123 Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards 124 Luckett Vineyards 125 Luckett Vineyards Crush Pad Bistro 126 Masstown Butcher 127 Masstown Creamery 128 Masstown Market 129 Meadowbrook Meat Market ”Home of Jimmie Lamb Ham”

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Meander River Farm & Brewery Noggins Corner Farm Market Nook and Cranny Brew Pub NOSH Nova Coffee Paddy’s Brewpub & Rosie’s Restaurant Pie R Squared Planters Ridge Winery Raging Crow Distillery Sainte-Famille Wines Schoolhouse Brewery Spa Springs Mineral Water Company Ltd. Still Fired Distilleries Stirling Fruit Farms Ltd. Tangled Garden

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145 The Acadian Dining Room Restaurant at the Old Orchard Inn & Spa 146 The Flying Apron Inn & Cookery 147 The Port Pub 148 The Union Street 149 Valley Flaxflour Ltd. 150 Wayfarers’ Ale 151 Wild Caraway Restaurant & Café 152 Winegrunt Wine Bar



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Product 103 Culinary FRUIT & VEGETABLE

& Drink Experience 104 Food Cidery

L’Acadie Vineyards

Agri-Growers Ltd.

Annapolis Cider Company

310 Slayter Rd., Gaspereau 902-542-8463 www.lacadievineyards.ca

Nova Scotia’s premier producer of sparkling wine, and certified organic vineyard and winery. Winemakerowner Bruce Ewert has over 30 years of winemaking experience and has pioneered leading releases of awardwinning Traditional Method sparkling wines, earning silver medals for Prestige Brut twice at international competitions. “...(L’Acadie) released Nova Scotia’s first Champagne-method sparkling wine back in 2008. The local industry owes much to his foresight...” - Beppi Crosariol, Globe and Mail. Visit our wine shop and estate vineyard in the heart of Gaspereau Valley and explore our sparkling wines, crisp, dry whites and appassimento reds. Available at our wine shop, NSLC and private wine stores. Seasonal Wine shop and tastings: Mid-May - October Tours by appointment

42 Hwy 358, Port Williams 902-542-2263 www.agrigrowers.com

Agri-Growers Limited is comprised of eight farms, harvesting 4,500 acres and shipping 25 million pounds of mixed fresh vegetables and fruit out of Nova Scotia’s beautiful Annapolis Valley. Customer service is the number one priority as we strive to grow, pack and ship a wide range of high quality produce including cut and peeled mini carrots, fresh carrots, onions, cabbage, turnip, parsnip, apples, beets, strawberries, broccoli and cauliflower. Please call or visit our website for more information.

388 Main St., Wolfville 902-697-2707 www.drinkannapolis.ca

Tap into the valley! The Annapolis Cider Company is all about local – we get our apples from nearby orchards, have them pressed into juice just down the road, and ferment the juice into cider right on Main Street, Wolfville, in the heart of Annapolis Valley. Visitors to the cidery can view the cidermaking process by peering directly into the cellar, while enjoying a selection of our ciders at the tasting bar. The cidery is open seven days a week, offers tours, and has a spacious retail shop featuring a large selection of premium and specialty ciders. Daily, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

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Avondale Sky

Winery & Restaurant 80 Avondale Cross Rd., Newport Landing 902-253-2047 www.avondalesky.com



Located on one of the oldest vineyards in the province, Avondale Sky invites you to experience our tranquil sanctuary. Gentle southern slopes and rolling hills nurture acres of vines against an everchanging tidal landscape. Enjoy a guided tour of our vineyard and learn how we harvest every grape by hand. Step inside “the church that walked on water” for a tasting of our award-winning wines. Hungry? Dine on our patio overlooking the vines and indulge in locally-sourced cuisine that highlights the very best of what’s in season. “Today the great travelling church is one of the most tranquil and lovely wine tasting rooms in the world” – The Globe and Mail. Please call or visit website for hours of operation.


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Food & Drink Experience Distillery

Barrelling Tide Distillery

1164 Parkway Dr., Port Williams 902-542-1627 www.barrellingtidedistillery.com

& Drink Experience 107 Food Winery

Benjamin Bridge Gaspereau Valley, Wolfville 902-542-1560 www.benjaminbridge.com


Restaurant Casual Dining

Bistro 22

16 Inglis Pl., Truro 902-843-4123 www.bistro22.ca


Food & Drink Experience Winery

Blomidon Estate Winery

10318 Hwy 221, Canning 902-582-7565 www.blomidonwine.ca


Barrelling Tide Distillery is an independently owned craft distillery located on the Cornwallis River in Port Williams, in the beautiful Annapolis Valley. Surrounded by rich valley farmlands, all of our award-winning spirits and liqueurs are hand crafted in small batches on-site using produce and products from local farmers and producers.

Benjamin Bridge is Canada’s most acclaimed sparkling wine house, nestled in Nova Scotia’s picturesque Gaspereau Valley. Its cool climate is moderated by the powerful Bay of Fundy – promoting natural acidities and a long ‘hang-time’ of the classic Champagne varietals, which are critical to producing sparkling wines of richness, structure, and finesse.

Our craft spirits include Vodka, Gin, Chili Pepper Vodka and Rums, including our 5 Fathom Dark Rum. Our fruit liqueurs come from the fruits right here in the valley and include cherry, cranberry, blueberry and raspberry, to name a few. Our coffee liqueur is a must-try! If you stop by the distillery, you can witness the rise and fall of the world’s highest tides, just steps from our door.

Primarily a traditional method sparkling wine producer, Benjamin Bridge’s portfolio is also comprised of brisk, aromatic whites – wines that take full advantage of the same, unique climatic traits that produce world-class sparklings. Nova 7, coined “Nova Scotia’s iconic wine,” pioneered an effervescent, off-dry style in the province, crafted on a foundation of quintessential freshness.

We are open year-round, and have a full retail area and tasting bar on site. We look forward to seeing you!

Tours & tastings available in season and by appointment. For more details, please visit our website.

Bistro 22 welcomes you to the heart of Nova Scotia! Located in Truro’s downtown shopping district, we offer warm hospitality and an upscale-casual dining experience. We are proud to serve some of Nova Scotia’s finest wines and beers, with a menu that highlights local, seasonal ingredients. Our lunch menu features a variety of bistro dishes and our dinner menu offers classic-inspired meals from land and sea. Whether celebrating a special evening with family and friends, or taking a break from exploring Truro’s small shops, make Bistro 22 your next dining destination.


Blomidon Estate Winery is a boutique winery nestled on the shore of the Minas Basin, in the picturesque Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. Our beautiful seaside setting offers a unique location for viticulture, as well as a scenic stopping point for our many visitors. Visit our wine shop, where our helpful staff will guide you as you taste our 100% Nova Scotia award-winning wines. Enjoy the view while you relax on our sunny patio, sip on a glass of wine and savour the moment with a selection of local cheeses and charcuterie. Please call or visit website for hours of operation.

Follow us on Facebook (Bistro 22) and Twitter and Instagram, @bistro22chef. Tuesday & Wednesday: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Thursday - Saturday: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 5 - 8:30 p.m.

Please call or visit website for hours of operation.


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Blomidon Inn

195 Main St., Wolfville 902-542-2291, tf: 1-800-565-2291 www.blomidon.ns.ca

Chef Donna Jackson and her culinary team invite you to join them at the Blomidon Inn. Here you can enjoy local Nova Scotia country fare fresh from the valley and sea. To complement your dining experience, owner/sommelier Michael Laceby has put together an extensive selection of local and imported wines. This wine list has received the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator Magazine since 1999. A fantastic setting in a restored Sea Captain’s Mansion, the Inn boasts multiple dining rooms, grand sitting rooms and a large exterior terrace for the summer season. It’s just a great spot to enjoy a local beer or regionally inspired cocktail. The acres of gardens make it a favorite wedding venue and you are welcome to explore them while visiting. The inn also features a wide range of uniquely and individually furnished accommodations. Reservations are recommended. Open daily, except for ten days over Christmas. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Dinner: 5 – 9:30 p.m. 78

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Casa Nova Fine Beverages

Coldstream Clear Distillery 87 Main St. W., Stewiacke 902-639-9030 www.coldstreamclear.com

Crystany’s Brasserie

9848 Main St., Canning 902-582-FOOD (3663) www.crystanysbrasserie.com

Casa Nova Fine Beverages is a producer of award winning wine, ciders and cellos. Our mandate is to promote and use fruit from Nova Scotia producers and we have an abundance to choose from!

A deep family history and an adventurous modern day endeavour brings you Coldstream Clear Distillery.

Crystany’s Brasserie opened their doors as the first family owned and 100% certified gluten-free dedicated restaurant in Canada. Come and learn the history of the area and discover the cozy atmosphere at family-friendly Crystany’s Brasserie.

Food & Drink Experience Winery/Cidery

2635 Clementsvale Rd., Bear River East 902-467-0363 www.casanovafinebeverages.com

Some of our products can be found in the NSLC but many more, produced in small batches, can be found at our farm gate store or in local restaurants and pubs. We are open to the public daily from the end of May until the end of October. During the rest of the year we welcome people by appointment or come by chance. We have a concert venue for up close and personal performances in the mezzanine level of the winery building. The same area can be rented out to groups requiring party and/or meeting space.

The story begins with Simon Giffen, the first Giffen family ancestor to arrive in Nova Scotia. He came to Halifax in 1749, from Northern Ireland, and practiced his trade as a successful distiller. Little did Simon know the distilling tradition would be revived a full nine generations later. Today’s products include top quality vodkas, rums, liqueurs, and Nova Scotia’s original vodka soda in a can. All are made with the finest ingredients and water from a natural artisan spring deep beneath rural Nova Scotia. Visitors to the distillery have the opportunity to taste any products they wish and learn the fascinating process of creating world class spirits. Please call or visit website for hours of operation.

Enjoy their rooftop patio, overlooking the Habitant River, beautiful fields and 19th century willow trees. Serving gourmet meals prepared with local produce, everything on the menu, including the sauces, is made in-house. Find a local selection of wines, ciders, spirits and beer, along with organic wines, gluten free beer and gluten free cocktails. Friday nights are live music and keto night. Crystany’s believes that eating glutenfree is no different than eating food with gluten, if it is prepared correctly. “WHO CARES WE CARE HEALTH MATTERS.” Your next great experience is waiting. Please call or visit website for hours of operations and inquiries.

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Restaurant Casual Dining

Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa


Restaurant Fine dining

Founders House Dining


Food & Drink Experience Cheese Shop

Fox Hill Cheese House


Food & Drink Experience Winery

Gaspereau Vineyards

103 Shore Rd., Digby 902-245-2511 www.digbypines.ca

3816 Hwy 1, Annapolis Royal 902-532-0333 www.foundershousedining.com

1678 Church St., Port Williams 902-542-3599 www.foxhillcheesehouse.com

& Vine Side Patio

Churchill’s Restaurant and Lounge offers a creative and eclectic menu, driven by a passion for locally sourced, uniquely Nova Scotian ingredients, delivered right to the back door.

Our passion is locally sourced ingredients for dining, along with locally sourced beer, wine, cider, and spirits for our drinks.

At Fox Hill Cheese House, experience a local “dairy store.” Our sixth generation family farm provides milk from our own herd of Holstein and Jersey cows to craft specialty cheese, natural yogurt, luscious gelato and fresh pasteurized, nonhomogenized milk in glass bottles!

Nestled on the south-facing slopes of the Gaspereau Valley, Gaspereau Vineyards is a boutique winery best known for outstanding Rieslings and fruit forward, terroir driven white and red wines. The winery creates award-winning, premium, estate-grown wines.

At Fox Hill we are proud to plant the seed, grow the grass, milk the cows and make specialty products for YOU. Sampling and cheese making viewing window at our Port Williams location.

Gaspereau Vineyards’ winemaker takes great care to transfer the essence of Nova Scotia’s terroir into truly unique wines. The result is wine of exceptional quality for the sophisticated palate and intimate occasions.

Chef Dale Nichols continues to invent new twists on old favourites, made fresh and prepared when ordered. A complete selection of Nova Scotia and imported wines is available. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Overlooking the 18th green, the 19th Hole Clubhouse and Eatery features a maritime-inspired light and full-fare menu, complimented by a full selection of refreshments. In our lounge area, or on our outside deck, the 19th Hole offers a casual dining experience for all. Serving lunch and dinner. Seasonal Open May 17 - October 19 Churchill’s Restaurant: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. Lounge: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. 19th Hole: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

It’s about the astonishing quality we find in the Annapolis Valley and throughout Nova Scotia. It’s about making sure you always feel welcome with a creative taste of home served up with remarkable customer service in an absolutely beautiful setting near Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia. It’s about Elevated Rural Dining - rooted in sea and soil.

Port Williams Location: Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. May 1 - October 31, Extended hours to 6 p.m. Fox Hill Market & Deli - 2760 Robie St., Halifax: Monday - Saturday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

2239 White Rock Rd., Gaspereau 902-542-1455 gaspereauwine.ca

Located just 3 kilometres from downtown Wolfville, visitors can enjoy wine tastings, seasonal vineyard tours, locally inspired charcuterie pairings and browsing the broad selection of wines. Grab lunch-to-go and bike along the valley roads, or linger with a glass of wine on the licensed open-air Vine Side Patio. Visit our website for hours of operation and upcoming events. Follow us @gaspereauwine


what will you crack open? From our ocean to your plate – crack open your sense of adventure in the Nova Scotia Lobster Trail. You’ll find traditional lobster dinners, lobster rolls, lobster poutine, lobster tacos, lobster Eggs Benny, lobster dips and even lobster fondue.

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Culinary Product Seafood

Gidney Fisheries Ltd.

136 Dakin Park Rd., Centreville 902-834-2775 www.gidneyfisheries.ca

Gidney Fisheries, located in Southwestern Nova Scotia, is a privately-held, familyowned lobster company spanning four generations of the Gidney family. In 1892, Samuel Gidney began buying lobsters from local fishermen, exporting them weekly via steamship to Boston, Massachusetts. This tradition continues today. We purchase live lobster directly from local fisherman for 9.5 months of the year. Our 800,000+ lbs of temperature controlled live holding storage capacity allow us to process HPP frozen lobster meat 12 months of the year. Our long term success has been a result of a tradition of hard work, integrity, trust and a dedication to quality seafood for our clients.


Food & Drink Experience Winery

Grand Pré Wines 11611 Hwy 1, Grand Pré 902-542-1753, tf: 1-866-479-4637 www.grandprewines.com

Welcome to Domaine de Grand Pré, Atlantic Canada’s oldest Farm Winery, founded in the late 1970s, owned and operated by the Stutz family. Join us for a winery tour, where you’ll learn about grape growing, wine making, and the rich history of our region. At our tasting bar you can try our 100 per cent Nova Scotian grown wines, or browse through our wine shop, which is filled with a fine selection of local gourmet products and wine accessories. Make sure to stop by our restaurant, Le Caveau, for lunch or dinner, or simply come in for a glass of wine on our patio. Present your copy of this 2019 Culinary Guide and receive “two-for-one” Tour & Tasting (value $10). Tours are offered daily, mid-May to mid-October. 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.


Restaurant Nova Scotia Tradition

Hall’s Harbour Lobster Pound

and Restaurant

1157 West Hall’s Harbour Rd., Hall’s Harbour 902-679-5299 www.hallsharbourlobster.com

Witness the movement of the highest tides in the world while savouring Bay of Fundy cold water lobster and other fine seafood in our harbour side restaurant. Located 20 minutes from Kentville in one of the few authentic fishing villages on the Fundy coast, dining at the Hall’s Harbour Lobster Pound is an interactive experience. Observe as fishermen steam in to offload their bounty. Choose your lobster from the tank and deliver it to the lobster chef to be prepared in Bay of Fundy seawater. Gain knowledge on the Fundy tides, the fishing and lobster export industry and lobster biology from our friendly and experienced staff. “Lobster in the Rough” is a one of a kind Nova Scotian adventure. Finish your stay with a stroll on the boardwalk and take in one of our spectacular sunsets. Seasonal Please call or visit website for hours of operation.



Food & Drink Experience Coffee/Tea/Chocolate


11865 Hwy 1, Grand Pré 902-542-7474 450 Main St., Wolfville 902-697-3004 www.justuscoffee.com

Founded in 1995, as Canada’s 1st fair trade coffee roaster, Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op is a worker owned co-op roasting specialty grade, certified fair trade, SPP (Small Producers Symbol) and organic coffee, ensuring integrity of supply from seed to cup. Believing that business is a vehicle for change, Just Us! puts ‘people and the planet before profits’ by offering our exclusive, high-quality, coffee, tea, chocolate and sugar in our cafés, Chef’s kitchen, as well as to our loyal customers. Stop in to our Grand Pré or Wolfville café to find our Chef’s menu of seasonal salads, gourmet sandwiches made with our homemade bread, fresh baked morning buns, take home meat pies and, of course, our hearty vegan-friendly oatcakes. All of this and much more is available to enjoy in house, as grab and go, or to be catered for your special event.

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Le Caveau Restaurant

at Grand Pré Winery

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Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards

1293 Grand Pré Rd., Wolfville 902-542-2600 www.luckettvineyards.com

11611 Hmy 1, Grand Pré 902-542-7177 www.grandprewines.com/restaurant

11143 Evangeline Trail, Wolfville 902-542-7774 www.lightfootandwolfville.com

Le Caveau Restaurant is situated at Domaine de Grand Pré, Nova Scotia’s premier winery. Named one of the 20 World’s Best Winery Restaurants in 2011, the family-owned-and-operated property offers a charming dining room, inviting grapevine-covered patio and stunning harvest table in our wellmanicured vineyards.

The estate nurtures not only 40 acres of vineyard but also raises heritage breed livestock and grows its own produce for the winery kitchen.

Chef Jason Lynch specializes in global cuisine with emphasis on fresh and locally farmed ingredients. As you enjoy a glass of wine from our extensive local and international wine list, beer, cider or a cocktail, you will experience a relaxing, old-world-style atmosphere. Join us for lunch, dinner or a drink on the patio, live music under the vines on Thursday nights during July and August, or a romantic dinner followed by a stroll through the vineyards, overlooking the Grand Pré UNESCO site and Minas Basin.

The new hospitality facility, opened in 2017, features a wine shop, tasting room, wood-fired pizza oven and patio where guests can enjoy stunning views of Cape Blomidon and the Minas Basin. The underground barrel cellar and vineyard marquee provide a stunning venue for weddings, social gatherings, and corporate events. Lightfoot & Wolfville focuses on crafting artisanal wines that speak of their origin including award winning Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, aromatic whites such as Riesling and sparkling wines.

Food & Drink Experience Winery

Luckett Vineyards

Luckett Vineyards captures the magic of Nova Scotia’s distinctive character through wines that are truly worth phoning home about. Maritime breezes, legendary ocean tides, and brilliant sunshine meet to create an outstanding hillside terroir overlooking the magnificent Gaspereau Valley. This perfect combination helps us produce an impressive range of red and white wines from our vineyard’s grapes. Complement your wine with a delicious pairing from our restaurant, which serves locally produced food against the backdrop of one of the best views in Nova Scotia. Check our website for special events. Seasonal May - December Please call or visit website for hours of operation.


Restaurant Casual Dining

Luckett Vineyards Crush Pad Bistro 1293 Grand Pré Rd., Wolfville 902-542-2600 www.luckettvineyards.com

Luckett Vineyards Crush Pad Bistro, our open-air dining patio located on our crush pad, serves up stunning views and delicious, local food carefully selected to complement our wines. Our menu is a fresh experience every day, featuring only the best local and sustainable ingredients. Choose from a selection of paninis, soups, salads, boards and exceptional entrées. Indulge in our delectable fare and wonderful wine while enjoying breathtaking views of Blomidon -- an experience truly worth phoning home about. Check our website for special events. Seasonal May - December Open for dinner Friday & Saturday (July - September) Please call or visit our website for hours of operation.

Seasonal: Late April - December Please call or visit website for hours of operation.



Food & Drink Experience Butcher Shop

Masstown Butcher


Food & Drink Experience Creamery

Masstown Creamery


Food & Drink Experience FARM MARKET

Masstown Market


Food & Drink Experience BUTCHER SHOP

Meadowbrook Meat Market

10635 Hwy 2, Masstown 902-641-2101 https://masstownmarket.com/butcher-andcreamery

10635 Hwy 2, Masstown 902-641-2156 https://masstownmarket.com/butcher-andcreamery

10622 Hwy 2, Masstown 902-662-2816 www.masstownmarket.com

“Home of Jimmie Lamb Ham”

Masstown Butcher is a whole animal butchery, with good old-fashioned counter service and knowledgeable staff, featuring custom cuts of locally farmed meats.

Masstown Creamery is a complete milk processing facility producing bottled milk, artisan cheese and butter. Milk is delivered directly to the Creamery from local dairy farms. Windows surrounding the production area allow guests to see dairy processing activities.

Masstown Market is a national awardwinning, family owned business celebrating 50 years of excellence in specialty food, gift, and garden retailing. The Market has built its reputation around great service and fresh, local foods, including fruits and vegetables, baked goods, delicatessen and gourmet products, a café and dairy bar, an NSLC boutique, unique giftware, and a fully stocked garden centre.

Meadowbrook farm and market, located in the Annapolis Valley, invites you to experience the taste of locally grown pork. The farm has transitioned throughout the years to meet consumer needs as well as life challenges yet kept true to growing humanely raised, nutrient rich pork without antibiotics. The meat, raised on locally sourced and milled nutrient balanced animal byproducts free feed, is made into products without fillers, dyes or msg.

Visit the Lighthouse Interpretive Centre and Fresh Fish Market. Enjoy delicious gluten-free fish & chips on the wharf from May to October, or take home a ready-to-bake Atlantic seafood pie.

Ham continues to be our signature product with Taste of Nova Scotia. Contact us for catering, wholesale, fundraising opportunities, and specialty orders.

Masstown Market: Close to home, far from ordinary.

Grown by us for you. Locally Grown, Locally Nutritious, Locally Delicious.

Open daily, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Berwick/Somerset location: Monday - Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Check out the hot case for chef inspired meals, prepared using fresh local ingredients and browse the displays of unique kitchenware, sauces and seasonings. Please call or visit website for hours of operation.

The retail area has a large assortment of local and imported cheeses, along with jams, jellies, crackers, dairy themed gift ideas and more. Masstown Creamery’s cheesemongers can help you chose the right cheese pairing for any occasion. Please call or visit website for hours of operation.

318 Pleasant Valley Rd., Somerset 902-538-1106 Alderney Landing, Dartmouth 902-464-2272 www.meadowbrookmeatmarket.com

Alderney Landing location: Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. 84

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Food & Drink Experience Farm Market


Restaurant Pub & Eatery

Restaurant Casual Dining and Cafe

NOSH - NSCC Kingstec

Meander River Farm & Brewery

Noggins Corner Farm Market 10009 Hwy 1, Greenwich 902-542-5515 Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market, Halifax Alderney Landing, Dartmouth Sante Centre, Hammonds Plains/Bedford www.nogginsfarm.ca

627 Prince St., Truro 902-895-0779 www.thenookandcranny.ca

Nova Scotia Community College 236 Belcher St., Kentville 902-679-7377

An adventure, or a wrong turn, leads you to Meander River Farm & Brewery. Nestled beside the twisting river it’s named after, the Farm provides an agritourism experience like no other.

Welcome to Noggins Corner Farm! Set in the heart of the Annapolis Valley, our Farm has been family-owned and operated since 1760. We pride ourselves on growing delicious fruit, including Nova Scotia’s first apricots and nectarines. In the fall, enjoy a family-fun atmosphere with our 8 acre corn maze, tractor rides, and u-picks for apples, pumpkins, flowers, and herbs.

With Truro’s largest patio, live entertainment, 25 beer on tap, including Truro’s own Salty Dog Brewing Company, Nook and Cranny is the place to eat, drink and enjoy local! Offering a selection of local craft beer including the summer’s most popular Salty Dog Blueberry Wheat, made using local blueberry juice.

Sweet. Savoury. Service. From October to April, experience first-hand the NSCC learning environment by having lunch or dinner on our campus. Students are always at the centre of the dining experience – whether you are dining at NOSH Restaurant or picking up something sweet at the NOSH Pastry Café.

The diverse menu showcases local producers and popular dishes such as our Beer, Bacon and Gouda Dip, house-made BBQ Bacon Burger, Baja Fish Tacos, and very popular Fish ‘n’ Chips using fresh Atlantic haddock and hand-cut fries. A monthly menu features seasonal specials.

NOSH, at the NSCC Kingstec Campus, is a dining experience open to the public that provides real-world training for culinary, tourism as well as baking and pastry arts students. Join us for worldclass dining in a classroom setting and be one of the first to taste the future of the Nova Scotia culinary industry.

906 Woodville Rd., Ashdale, Hants County 902-757-3484 www.meanderriverfarm.ca

With 186 acres, the farm features a microbrewery, cidery, retail shop, hopyard, rows of lavender, lush gardens, Hants County’s tallest waterfall, and seasonal livestock. The farm produces seasonal brews and ciders, and handmade products from farm resources. You can find Meander River Farm & Brewery products at the farm or at the Halifax Forum Farmers’ Market year-round. You can also find them on Facebook as Meander River Farm and on Twitter/ Instagram: @meanderriver. Please call or visit website for hours of operation.

If you can’t make it out to our farm, visit one of our market locations in the HRM. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will introduce you to our selection of local produce, meats, dairy, bakery items and prepared foods! Hope to see you this season! Greenwich: Year-round, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m Alderney Landing, Dartmouth: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m Sat, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. & Sun, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market: Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. & Sun 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Santé Centre, Bedford: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sat & Sunday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Nook and Cranny Brew Pub


Nook and Cranny has also just expanded next door and opened Truro’s first woodfired pizza place called Sauced. Authentic Italian wood-fired pizzas with craft beer and cocktails! Please call or visit website for hours of operation.

Reservations required. Please call 902679-7377. Seasonal October - April NOSH Restaurant Lunch: Thur & Fri, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Evening Service: Thursdays, January - March NOSH Pastry Café Wednesday & Thursday: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Friday: 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 85


Food & Drink Experience Coffee Roaster

Nova Coffee

283 Pelton Mountain Rd., Lakeville 902-681-8430, tf: 1-800-565-2715 www.novacoffee.com Nova Coffee

Pantone 145U


Restaurant Brewpub & Eatery


Culinary Product Prepared Food

Paddy’s Brewpub & Pie R Squared Rosie’s Restaurant Wolfville 902-691-5226 42 Aberdeen St., Kentville 902-678-3199 460 Main St., Wolfville 902-542-0059 www.paddyspub.ca



Food & Drink Experience Winery

Planters Ridge Winery 1441 Church St., Port Williams 902-542-2711 www.plantersridge.ca

Nova Coffee

Black and White Version

Our name reflects our two great passions, Nova Scotia and Coffee! Family owned since 1973, we produce great specialty roasted coffees on our hobby farm in the heart of the Annapolis Valley. Pantone 175U

Our roastery is nestled between orchards and vineyards in the community of Lakeville, at the foot of the beautiful North Mountain. We utilize state-of-theart afterburners to protect the air around us. No smoke or odour is emitted as we hand roast more than sixteen single origins and blends. From Tucker’s Twist to Bella Sera and our best-selling Black Dog Espresso, we have you covered. You can purchase at the many independent cafes and dining rooms we serve, through our online store or by dropping by our location in Lakeville. Visiting us will be worth the trip! Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Faith & Begorrah!” We are an Irish brewpub and family restaurant with plenty of character and charm to brighten your visit. Enjoy a selection of delicious food prepared by knowledgeable chefs. Specialties include fresh seafood, locally sourced ingredients, chicken sesame seed salad, our house-smoked pulled pork sandwich, and pastas. Our historic craft brewery has been creating ales, lagers and local cider since 1995. With a dozen styles on tap, every week is a new beer adventure. Served fresh and flavourful as draught or in jugs to go! Make your trip to Kentville and Wolfville memorable by having an Irish experience without going to the Auld Sod. Open daily, 11 a.m

Frozen-to-fork, allergy-conscious, glutenfree meals. We believe we are what we eat! Convenient, honest, nutritious meals for the whole family, sourced from beautiful Nova Scotia ingredients, built in a dedicated gluten-free kitchen is what Pie R Squared is about. Our custom flour blend is packed with great grains, no grittiness, so real nutrition. It is the cornerstone of our savoury pot pies, pizzas, waffles, and pizzelles. Add one of our soups or some bone broth to complete your meal. If you can’t say it, we don’t want it in our food! Find the great locations that carry our products on our website and don’t hesitate to contact us - we love talking good food. Please visit website for locations.

At Planters Ridge Winery, we pay exceptional care to our grapes, growing varietals carefully selected to excel in our unique Annapolis Valley terroir. We have developed a reputation for crafting well-balanced, aromatic whites and silky smooth reds. In addition to our wine portfolio, we have released a number of small-lot specialty products including mead and cider. Our tasting room is a true Nova Scotia hidden gem, housed in a stunning 155-year-old timber framed barn. Tastings and scheduled tours are offered year round, as well as wine by the glass and local food boards. Join us on our patio in the summer, overlooking our view of the dykes, or by the warmth of our fireplace in the winter to enjoy award winning, uncompromising Nova Scotia wine in a serene locale. Taste the Tradition and Passion in every bottle.


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Food & Drink Experience Distillery

Raging Crow Distillery


Food & Drink Experience Winery

Sainte-Famille Wines


Food & Drink Experience Brewery

Schoolhouse Brewery

592 Hwy 311, North River 902-890-6460 www.ragingcrow.com

11 Dudley Park Ln., Falmouth 902-798-8311; tf: 1-800-565-0993 www.st-famille.com

40 Water St., Windsor 902-472-4677 www.schoolhousebrewery.ca

Raging Crow Distillery is located in North River on Highway 311, just outside of Truro. You have to pass by us to travel between Halifax and Tatamagouche. We are Nova Scotia’s newest distillery.

Sainte-Famille has been crafting awardwinning wines from the warmth and beauty of our estate vineyard for over 25 years. Our wines celebrate the coastal terroir that has been coaxed from the earth, the sun, and the very vines that anchor us in scenic Falmouth, Nova Scotia.

Located along the waterfront in the heart of downtown Windsor, Schoolhouse Brewery showcases their array of quality craft brews in a cheery, school-themed taproom.

We are a small-batch, hand-crafted distillery using locally sourced ingredients. We endeavour to support local producers by sourcing their products wherever possible. Our spirits are all natural with no chemical additives. We specialize in producing unique flavours such as Dill Pickle Vodka (which is fabulous in a Caesar), Spruce Tip Gin, Haskap Gin, Honey Liqueur, Blueberry Liqueur and our very unique Cajun Chocolate Liqueur. Our signature Nazdrowka vodka is the only potato vodka produced in Nova Scotia with a smooth, silky feel and taste.

Our friendly staff will assist you with tasting and tours. The gift shop offers unique, locally sourced items, as well as our complete wine profile. We offer speciality tours that will introduce you to Nova Scotia wines and include a truly unique experience with our wine maker, Tony Barkhouse.

The “Classroom Taproom” offers a full experience where you can enjoy a pint alongside something from the kitchen, try a sample flight of all the brews, or browse the unique merchandise in the Brewtique. Don’t forget to take some of your favourites home with you, and keep your eyes peeled for the yellow pencil taps at many other great watering holes around the province.

Please visit our website for further details.

Schoolhouse Brewery: The beer with class!

Monday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Please call or visit website for hours of operation.

Closed January 1 - May 1 Please visit website or Facebook page for current information on hours of operation, drink recipes and product features.


Culinary Product Specialty Beverage

Spa Springs Mineral Water Company Ltd.

1089 Hwy 362, Middleton 902-825-2133 www.spa-springs.com

Spa Springs Mineral Water Company produces a select portfolio of innovative and refreshing non-alcoholic, premium line of beverages that are available worldwide. Canada Geese, the natural high calcium mineral water bottled at the source in Middleton, is a healthy and refreshing beverage. Due to its balanced and harmonious taste, this gently sparkling water is perfect as a thirst-quencher or as a companion to delicate food. 28 ICE TEA is made with the essences of black, green and white tea and tastes like homemade. It is enriched by high-quality ingredients such as juice or blossom honey and can be enjoyed all year long. Spa Springs Mineral Water Company is also the Canadian distributor of the energy drink 28 BLACK. All beverages are available in many retail stores and restaurant locations as well as directly from Spa Springs Mineral Water Company facility. Spa Springs Mineral Water Company proudly collaborates in the role of co-packer with other Nova Scotia companies to aid them in bringing their products to market. Please visit website for more information.



Food & Drink Experience Distillery

Still Fired Distilleries

Food & Drink Experience Farm Market

Stirling Fruit Farms Ltd.

9548 Hwy 8, Annapolis Royal 902-880-1338 www.stillfireddistilleries.com

10317 Hwy 1, Greenwich 902-542-3763 www.stirlingfruitfarms.ca

We are an artisan craft distillery located in Annapolis Royal. We create premium small batch spirits from the first “legal” stills built and assembled in Nova Scotia.

The Stirling family name has been associated with apples and farming in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley since 1917. At our farm markets we sell apples as well as other fruits and vegetables grown on our own farms.

We have our hands in every aspect of production, from fermentation to filtration, giving a whole new meaning to “hand crafted”. Our products include award-winning Granny’s Apple Pie Moonshine, Night Owl Coffee Moonshine, Root Beer Moonshine, Premium Vodka, Vanilla Bean Vodka, Thai Chili Vodka, Diver’s Envy Spiced Molasses Moonshine, Rapture of the Deep Dark Molasses Moonshine, Three Sheets to the Wind Molasses Moonshine and our Bay of Fundy dulse infused Fundy Gin. Our full line of products can be purchased at the distillery, across the road at the Lequille Country Store. Select products can also be found at Liquid Assets, Bishop’s Cellar and select farmers’ markets around Nova Scotia. Open Tuesday - Sunday. Please call or visit website for hours of operation.



We also carry a wide selection of locally produced jams, jellies, juices, honey and maple products, many from fellow Taste of Nova Scotia members. We are proud to display the Taste of Nova Scotia logo on our own sweet apple cider, apple gift boxes, and cherry and apple pies. Visit our farm markets in Bedford, Bible Hill, Blue Acres, Greenwich and Moncton. Please call or visit website and Facebook sites for hours of operation.


Food & Drink Experience Specialty Shop

Tangled Garden

11827 Hwy 1, Grand Pré 902-542-9811 www.tangledgardenherbs.com

Tangled Garden is both a garden of delight and a working herb and fruit farm (described as a must stop in “The Garden’s Lovers Guide To Canada”). Fresh herbs are picked to make delicious jams and jellies; mustards, honeys, chutneys, vinegars and liqueurs. Peek into the kitchen where our jewel like savory jellies are made daily with fresh picked herbs. Sample one of our fruit liqueurs including cool cranberry with orange mint. Meander through our garden, enjoy a rose petal ice-cream as you stroll or simply relax in our Tea Room 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily, closed Tuesdays. Open year round. Please call or visit website for hours of operation.

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Restaurant Nova Scotia Tradition

The Acadian Dining Room Restaurant

at the Old Orchard Inn & Spa 153 Greenwich Rd. South Exit 11, Hwy 101, Wolfville 902-542-5751, tf: 1-800-561-8090 www.oldorchardinn.com/nova-scotiarestaurants/acadian-dining-room-restaurant

The Acadian Dining Room Restaurant is a special dining experience for so many reasons: The glow of firelight from the massive stone fireplace; antiques and architecture reflecting the history and culture of the Annapolis Valley; and large windows overlooking a land and sea woven together with centuries-old Acadian dykes. All this plus quality, professionally prepared local produce, seafood and meats. Try the tender delicacy of fresh lobster from the picturesque fishing village of Halls Harbour accompanied by an award-winning glass of Nova Scotia wine, and savour an apple dessert with fresh fruit from our Valley orchards. Daily: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. Breakfast, lunch and dinner.



Restaurant Casual Dining


Restaurant Pub & Eatery


Restaurant Casual Dining

The Union Street

The Flying Apron Inn & Cookery

The Port Pub

980 Terry’s Creek Rd., Port Williams 902-542-5555 www.theportpub.com

183 Commercial St., Berwick 902-538-7787 www.theunionstreet.com

Just an hour from Halifax, Chester or the Annapolis Valley, serves up honest, local, seasonal fare.

Located in Port Williams, visitors can enjoy a serene riverside view of the rising and falling tides on one of Air Canada enRoute Magazine’s Top 5 Must-Visit Canadian Patios. The Port Pub was also named by enRoute as one of the best pubs in the country and by Narcity Best of Nova Scotia (2017) as one of the 12 most iconic pubs to visit.

Located in the heart of Nova Scotia’s richest agricultural area, The Union Street draws upon an amazing variety of Annapolis Valley ingredients. We celebrate the best of local fishermen, artisanal cheese makers, producers, farmers, and musicians.

3 Summerville Wharf Rd. & Hwy 215, Summerville 902-633-2300 tf: 1-844-633-2300 www.flyingaproncookery.com

The menu changes weekly to feature the freshest local, sustainable ingredients with a curated drink menu showcasing Nova Scotia’s best wine, cider and craft beer. Their amazing house-made desserts are not to be missed. With a beautiful patio overlooking the resident chickens, bee hives and gorgeous edibles, The Flying Apron is a perfect culinary destination. At this foodie haven you can indulge your love of food even further by signing up for a cooking class in their stunning Cookery School. Or turn your visit into a Culinary Getaway with a stay in their beautiful five-room Inn. In addition to the delicious food and relaxing accommodations, this century old general/ hardware store features an art gallery, gourmet food shop and used book store.

Enjoy our signature lobster poutine and seafood chowder, or chef Rob’s ever-changing menu that focuses on seasonal Annapolis Valley producers! Award-winning microbrewery, Sea Level, is located onsite, where East Coast Living Magazine named the Rojo Mojo Red Ale as the best in Atlantic Canada. Whether you’re in the Annapolis Valley on business, or family vacation, The Port is the place to sit, relax, and enjoy a friendly atmosphere, great local food and handcrafted beer. Founded by friends, built by community, and focused on local food, local drinks and local hospitality.

Open year-round. Please call or visit website for hours of operation.

Monday - Friday, open 11 a.m. Saturday & Sunday, open 10 a.m.

One of Nova Scotia’s premiere music venues, we are happy to host some of this country’s greatest singer-songwriters on our stage. Indulge in a glass of wine from a local winery, or a pint of craft beer. Locally owned, and serving deliciously conscientious food since 2000. Sunday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.


Located on one of the oldest vineyards in the province, come visit our tranquil sanctuary. Gentle southern slopes and rolling hills nurture acres of vines against the ever-changing tides.

Enjoy a guided winery tour, sip your way through a tasting of our carefully crafted wines or dine on our patio overlooking the vines—so many ways to drink in the Avondale experience.



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Food & Drink Experience Specialty Shop

Valley Flaxflour Ltd. 188 Marshall St., Middleton 902-825-1528 www.flaxflour.com

Drop by for a visit; stay for a chat. Valley Flaxflour is the Annapolis Valley’s “Outstanding Exporter of the Year 2018”. Our all-Canadian, GMO free ingredients and mixes are processed in an allergen free facility, free of nuts, wheat, gluten and other common allergens. They include freshly milled flax, gluten free oats, buckwheat, and corn. These whole food ingredients are used to make our versatile gluten free All-purpose Flour and award-winning Pancake & Cookie Mix, “Taste of Nova Scotia Product of the Year 2016”, all-Canadian Breakfast Cereal, and Shake & Smoothie Booster anti-oxidant blend. Our small, conscientious staff is committed to producing fresh, safe, nutritious food. Valley Flaxflour products are marketed under the Valley Kitchen brand. Visit our website for social media links and secure, easy access on-line store. info@flaxflour.com. Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Weekends: By appointment tasteofnovascotia.com


Food & Drink Experience Brewery

Wayfarers’ Ale

1116 Kars St., Port Williams 902-542-7462 www.wayfarersale.ca

Wayfarers’ Ale came together in 2012 as a group of local craft beer enthusiasts developing their own beers. After a lot of experimenting and tasting, we gravitated toward some interesting heritage beers that go well with foods. The name Wayfarers’ is a tribute to an old custom in England where medieval travellers (Wayfarers) would stop at local churches, knock on the door and be given a small horn of ale and a piece of bread to help and refresh them along their way. Located at the wharf in Port Williams, the brewery offers an amazing view of the ever-changing tides, from the upstairs patio. Take an opportunity to have a brewhouse tour and then relax in the upstairs taproom with some great food and ale. As one customer said, “I absolutely recommend a visit to Wayfarers’. Excellent brewery tour, excellent beer and a great overall story. A standout brewery amongst all the craft brewers.” Please call or visit website for hours of operation.


Restaurant Casual Dining

Wild Caraway Restaurant & Café


Restaurant Wine Bar

Winegrunt Wine Bar

3721 Hwy 209, Advocate Harbour 902-392-2889 www.wildcaraway.com

43 Water St., Windsor 902-472-2863 www.winegrunt.com

Our experience in restaurants in Australia, London, Ireland and Canada has shown us that the best meals are made with the food found literally in our own backyards. Lobster, scallops, goose-tongue greens, humanely raised pork as well as garden vegetables and herbs travel the short distance from our backyard, or the harbour across the street, to your plate.

A Sense of Terroir: We are a wine bar located at 43 Water Street in Windsor, Nova Scotia. We offer the broadest assortment of local, Nova Scotia wines of any wine bar in the prov­ince. We also have some old world favou­rites and otherwise well-known wines from other parts of the world. You will also find local beers and ciders to round out the experience.

These tastes, which are special to this part of the world, inspired us to renovate our century home into the Wild Caraway Restaurant and Café. We provide guests with affordable, delicious, locally sourced meals served in a uniquely colourful setting overlooking the world-famous tides of the Bay of Fundy. See the taste.

Exquisite, artisanal, locally-sourced food features accompany your wines and complete your Nova Scotia gastrooenological journey. Our Sunday Brunches are a tour de force of local treats!

Please call or visit website for hours of operation.

Wednesday: 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. Thursday: 12 p.m. - 11 p.m. (12 p.m. – 9 p.m. in winter) Friday & Saturday: 12 p.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (hours may change in the summer)

A true sense of Nova Scotia terroir begins with WINEGRUNT, on the Windsor strip!


B l u eberry M oons h ine M o j ito 1 lime, quartered 3-5 mint leaves plus one sprig for garnish 2 oz Still Fired Three Sheets to the Wind White Molasses Moonshine Soda Water

1. To make syrup, combine white sugar and blueberry juice in a sauce pan.

Homemade Blueberry Syrup

3. In a collins or highball glass, add 1/3 oz blueberry syrup, 2 lime wedges and 3-5 mint leaves.

1 cup white sugar 1 cup Terra Beata blueberry juice

2. Heat until it starts to bubble on the surface. Remove from heat, allow to cool and put in a mason jar or bottle.

4. Muddle gently. Add Three Sheets to the Wind White Molasses Moonshine and ice. Gently stir. 5. Top with soda water and garnish with lime wedge and mint sprig.

Still Fired Distilleries

stillfireddistilleries.com 9548 Hwy 8, Annapolis Royal 92




L O B S T E R D iavolo pappardelle pasta 4 whole shelled lobsters 4 tbsp olive oil, divided 1 cup (plus a splash) local white wine Sea salt 500g dry pappardelle noodles 2 carrots, peeled 1/2 fennel bulb, tough ends removed

1 small yellow onion, peeled 1-2 chilis 1/3 cup tomato paste 3 398mL cans crushed tomatoes 3 tbsp white wine vinegar 3 tbsp unsalted butter 1/2 cup parsley, chopped 3 tbsp chili oil Hard aged cheese, for garnish

1. In food processor, chop carrot, fennel, onion and chilis until small and uniform. 2. In a large pot, warm olive oil over medium-low heat and sweat the chopped vegetables until tender and the fennel and onions have become translucent. Season with a few pinches of salt. 3. Add tomato paste to pot, stir and let cook for a minute until it sticks to vegetables. 4. Deglaze pot with a splash of wine. Simmer until wine has reduced slightly, then add crushed tomatoes and vinegar. Stir, then cover and let simmer for 20-25 minutes. 5. In large frying pan, heat remaining olive oil over medium heat. Cut lobster into 1-2� pieces. Once the pan is up to temperature, add lobster and sprinkle with sea salt. Cook lobster 5-6 minutes, turning halfway through until the meat is opaque and firm to touch. Remove lobster and set aside to cool.

6. Add a cup of wine to the frying pan pan to deglaze and simmer for 2-3 minutes until reduced by half. Add remaining liquid to the simmering tomato sauce and stir. 7. Cook pasta to el dente, rinse, set to the side. 8. Add butter and most of the parsley, saving a bit for garnish, to simmering tomato sauce. Taste the sauce and, if needed, add salt to taste. 9. Remove sauce from heat and add noodles and lobster. Toss gently. 10. Garnish with parsley, chili oil and hard aged cheese. Serve immediately. Recipe credit: Jess Emin

Gidney Fisheries Ltd.

gidneyfisheries.ca 136 Dakin Park Rd., Centreville 94





1-2 heads iceberg lettuce 4 small button mushrooms, cut to 1/4 slices 8 cornichons, sliced in half (end to end) 1 celery stalk, cut to 1/8 slices 1 bunch of dill 2 eggs, room temperature 1 1.5lb lobster

Tomato Powder

Mary Rose Remoulade

340g mayonnaise 160g ketchup 50g 35% cream 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1 lemon 1 tsp brandy Salt and pepper, to taste 2 shallots, diced 2 dill pickles, diced 1/4 cup dill, diced 1/4 cup capers, diced

4 hot house tomatoes 1 tsp celery seed 2 tbsp smoked paprika

LO UIE Tomato Powder

1. Grate tomatoes into bowl and spread on to a parchment lined sheet. Dry in an oven at 160F overnight. 2. Mix dry tomato with celery seed and paprika then blend in a spice grinder. Set aside.


1. Slice iceberg lettuce to get a 1� cross section then cover with a damp towel. Set in the fridge. 2. Cook eggs in boiling water for 6 minutes. Let them cool, peel them, and set aside. 3. Slice the button mushrooms, celery and cornichons and set aside. 4. Pick 3 or 4 sprigs of dill into nice florets and set aside. 5. Steam lobster for 10 minutes. Chill, crack and carefully remove meat from the shell. 6. Cut lobster meat into bite size pieces.

Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards

www.lightfootandwolfville.com 11143 Evangeline Trail, Wolfville 96

SALAD Mary Rose Remoulade

1. Finely dice shallots and soak in water. Strain. 2. Finely dice the dill pickles, capers and dill. Mix these and the shallots together, then set aside. 3. Mix the mayo, ketchup, cream, Worcestershire, lemon, brandy, salt and pepper. 4. Add the chopped mixture to the dressing.

To serve

1. Place cut rounds of iceberg lettuce on plate. 2. Spoon Mary Rose Remoulade on top and gently spread, about 2 spoons per salad. 3. Place 2 pieces of claw meat and 2 pieces of tail meat on top of lettuce. 4. Gently cut the soft egg in half and place on left side of lettuce. 5. Arrange mushrooms, celery and cornichons artfully on top of lettuce and lobster. Finish with dill fronds. 6. With a mesh sieve, sprinkle tomato powder over the left half of the salad, dusting the egg and some of the lobster and lettuce.




P anna C otta

I cewine marinated dried f r u it

2 tbsp cold water 1 3/4 tsp unflavoured powdered gelatin 2 cups 18% cream 4 tbsp sugar Pinch of salt 2 vanilla beans 1 cup dried mixed local fruit, chopped 1 cup Grand Pré Vidal Icewine

Fruit Compote

1. Place 1 cup of chopped dried mixed fruit in a bowl with 1 cup of your favourite local icewine, cover and allow to sit at room temperature for at least 3 hours.

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1. Place water in a small bowl. Sprinkle gelatin over the water and set aside until softened, about 5 minutes. 2. Place cream, milk, 3 tablespoons of the sugar, and salt in a saucepan. 3. With a small knife, cut halfway through the vanilla bean lengthwise. Open vanilla bean and scrape the seeds into the pot. Add the beans to vanilla mixture. 4. Bring saucepan to a boil over high heat, then reduce to medium heat and boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly.

5. Remove pan from the heat and whisk in remaining sugar and gelatin mixture until dissolved. 6. Strain cream through a fine-mesh strainer; discard vanilla beans. 7. Chill in the refrigerator or over an ice bath until cool and slightly thicker than heavy cream, but not set. Pour into 6 5-oz ramekins. Refrigerate for 3 hours. 8. After the custard is set, cut around the ramekin with a small knife and turn out onto a dessert plate. 9. Place one tablespoon of fruit compote on top of custard and drizzle leftover icewine around custard. Garnish with fresh mint and serve.

Le Caveau Restaurant at Grand Pré Winery


grandprewines.com/restaurant 11611 Hwy 1, Grand Pré




S avo u ry M orning B u ns DOUGH

Make the dough

1 cup Fox Hill milk 1 large free range egg (room temperature) 1 large free range egg yolk (room temperature) 2 1/4 tsp instant yeast 4 cups organic all-purpose white flour 1 1/4 cup salted butter, softened & divided 1 tsp salt 1/2 cup organic fair-trade sugar

1. In bowl of a stand mixer, whisk together milk, egg, egg yolk and yeast.


3. Spray a large bowl with cooking spray. Turn dough onto a floured surface and shape into a small ball. Place dough in the bowl and turn dough to grease. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 2 hours.

1/2 cup diced onion 1 tbsp butter 1 cup Fox Hill quark cheese 3 tbsp heavy cream 2 cups Fox Hill Herb & Garlic Gouda cheese, finely grated

JUST US! Coffee Roasters Co-Op

justuscoffee.com 11865 Highway #1, Grand Pré 450 Main St, Wolfville 100

2. Using the dough hook attachment, add flour, sugar, ¼ cup butter, salt and beat at low speed for about a minute, until dough comes together. Continue beating for about 5 minutes, until dough is smooth and pulls away from sides of the bowl.

4. With a pencil, lightly draw a 12 x 8-inch rectangle on a sheet of parchment. Turn the paper over after drawing the rectangle so that either ink or led isn’t transferred to the butter. Place 1 cup of butter on parchment and roll out. Top with another sheet of parchment and shape to fit the rectangle, keeping it nice and

straight to the edges. Transfer wrapped butter on a baking sheet, refrigerate overnight. 5. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and shape into a 8 x 10-inch rectangle. Wrap dough with plastic wrap, refrigerate overnight. 6. Let butter rectangle sit at room temperature for 15 minutes. 7. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 16 x 12-inch rectangle. Unwrap butter and place at centre of the dough. Fold dough over the butter, meeting in the middle and press to seal dough around butter. 8. Turn dough 90 degrees and roll dough into a 18 x 12-inch rectangle. Fold into thirds, turn 90 degrees and roll again. Fold into thirds once more. 9. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate until cold, about 20 minutes. Roll and fold into thirds. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 ½ hours.

Make the morning bun

1. Grease muffin pan with cooking spray. 2. In a small skillet over medium heat, melt remaining butter. Add onions and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit at room temperature. 3. Roll dough into a 18 x 12-inch rectangle. 4. In a stand mixer with paddle, whip 1 cup of quark with 3 tbsp of heavy cream until fluffy. Spread the quark mixture onto dough, sprinkle cooked onions and gouda cheese, leaving a 1-inch border on the bottom edge of the dough. Starting at 18 inch long side, roll up dough. Trim the edges and cut into 1 to 1 1/2-inch pieces. Place rolls into greased muffin tins. 5. Preheat oven to 375 F degrees. 6. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool in muffin pans for 15 minutes. Remove and serve with local honey or jam.




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8 cups arugula 2 Valley apples, julienne or matchstick 1 red onion, thinly sliced 1 red pepper, julienne or matchstick 6 oz local feta cheese, diced

S eared S callops A r u g u la A pple S alad Salad Dressing

1/2 cup olive oil 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1 1/2 tbsp maple syrup 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 tbsp Dijon mustard 1 tbsp fresh thyme


16 large Digby scallops 1/4 cup vegetable oil Salt and pepper to taste



1. Mix salad ingredients together and arrange on a platter or plates.

1. Dry scallops by patting down with a paper towel. Season with salt and cracked pepper.

2. Make dressing by combining olive oil, red wine vinegar, maple syrup, garlic, Dijon and fresh thyme in a sealed jar. Shake until ingredients are mixed.

2. Heat pan on medium to high temperature and add vegetable oil to the hot pan. 3. Sear scallops by gently placing the seasoned top side down into the hot oil. 4. Cook for approximately 2 minutes, then flip. 5. Cook for another minute on the other side, until slightly golden brown. Remove immediately. 6. Serve with dressed arugula and apple salad.

The Acadian Dining Room Restaurant at Old Orchard Inn & Spa

oldorchardinn.com/nova-scotia-restaurants/acadian-dining-room-restaurant 153 Greenwich Rd. South Exit 11, Hwy 101, Wolfville 102




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Amherst Shore Country Inn Bay Enterprises Limited Caldera Distilling Inc. Fox Harb’r Resort Gabrieau’s Bistro Jost Vineyards & Seagrape Café Knoydart Cheese House & Farm Main Street Café and Lounge Mrs. MacGregor’s Shortbreads Pictou Lodge Beach Resort

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Co u n t ry.

Snow Queen Steinhart Distillery Sugar Moon Farm Tatamagouche Brewing Co. Tatamagouche Railway Dining Car 168 “The Original” Mr. Donair Tony’s Meats 169 The Pork Shop 170 The Townhouse Brewpub & Eatery






153 Restaurant Fine Dining

Product 154 Culinary Seafood Shop

& Drink Experience 155 Food Distillery

Amherst Shore Country Inn

Bay Enterprises Limited 2642 Malagash Rd., Malagash 902-893-0805 or 902-257-2690 www.bayent.wix.com/shellfish

Caldera Distilling Inc.

65 River John Rd., River John 902-456-7348 www.caldera.ca

Since 1980, the Laceby family has served regionally inspired cuisine. Dinners are four-course, prix fixe offerings, with everything being made and baked in-house. The menu itself changes each evening to reflect diversity and what’s in season locally. In the summer and fall you can tour their extensive on-site vegetable gardens, which supply much of the herbs and produce. The dining room itself overlooks the Northumberland Strait and has a commanding view of the sea. If weather permits, you can enjoy a stroll along the beach before dinner.

“Sustainably grown and naturally delicious shellfish.” Bay Enterprises Limited, founded in 1974, is owned by the Purdy family who began growing oysters in Malagash, Nova Scotia in 1867 and received their own leases in 1899.

We take the time to craft our products right, using traditional, non-GMO grains grown on our estate farm.

5091 Hwy 366, Lorneville 902-661-4800, tf: 1-800-661-2724 www.ascinn.ns.ca

Book early, as dining is only available by advance reservations, and it is limited to one sitting at 7:30 p.m. Craft beers and spirits are available and the wine list features a good selection of Nova Scotia wines. Please call the toll free number or visit the website for more information on the dining room, the four-star accommodations and to make reservations. May to October: Dinner service daily Closed in November December to April: Dinner service on Friday and Saturday only. 106

The Purdy family believes in the sustainable production of oysters and quahogs using traditional and modern methods that protect the ecology of the area and provide a safe, nutritious and delicious product. Our Tatamagouche Bay, Tata, and Malagash Oysters are available throughout Canada, internationally, and at our store in Malagash. Come see our new informational center and our on site gift shop. Seasonal May to October Weekdays: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturdays: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sundays by appointment

Our award-winning Hurricane 5 Whisky is shaped by the land and offers an approachable smoothness, unique character, and authenticity that embodies the spirit of the explorer, eye of the craftsman, and patience of the farmer. We believe in celebrating heritage that inspires conversation. Join us for tours, tastings and shopping at our distillery and estate farm, and enjoy a slower pace of life here on the North Shore of Nova Scotia. Seasonal June 22- September 3 Open daily, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

156 Restaurant Fine Dining

Fox Harb’r Resort

1337 Fox Harbour Rd., Wallace 1-866-257-1801 www.foxharbr.com

Floor-to-ceiling windows provide stunning views of the golf courses and natural beauty that surrounds Fox Harb’r. Executive chef and sommelier Shane Robilliard would be happy to expertly recommend a wine that will enhance a particular meal’s sumptuous taste. All this and more make up a five-star dining experience that is sure to please even the most distinguished epicureans. The culinary team at Fox Harb’r has expertly designed a seasonally inspired menu, created from the highest quality local ingredients. Regional recipes and Nova Scotian food staples like Northumberland lobster, Malagash oysters, local cheese and local produce are transformed into dishes that awaken the palate and stimulate the senses. Topped with the most remarkable sunset on the east coast, you are sure to have an amazing experience. Please call or visit website for hours of operation.

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Restaurant Fine Dining

Gabrieau’s Bistro

350 Main St., Antigonish 902-863-1925 www.gabrieaus.com

Nestled in the Highland heart of Nova Scotia, we invite you to savour the innovative global cuisine of chef Mark Gabrieau. Drop by for a relaxing, affordable lunch or an evening of gourmet dining. Enjoy a glass of wine with one of our fabulous salads, distinctive appetizers or amazing sushi. Choose a unique entrée featuring the finest of local pork, lamb, free-range chicken, lobster or seafood and finish your meal with one of our decadent dessert creations. Our menus offer the best of local produce, including that which we grow on our own farm. Recognized 19 years in Where to Eat in Canada – Award of Excellence Wine Spectator. Taste of Nova Scotia Prestige Award 2013 Restaurant of the Year – Chef Inspired Fine Dining. Monday: 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday: 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. Closed Sundays and all holidays.



Food & Drink Experience Winery

Jost Vineyards & Seagrape Café


Food & Drink Experience Cheese Shop

Knoydart Cheese House & Farm


Restaurant Nova Scotia Tradition

Main Street Café and Lounge

48 Vintage Ln., Malagash 1-800-565-4567 www.jostwine.ca

7037 Rte 245, Merigomish 902-867-1305 or 902-318-1110 www.knoydartfarm.org

158 Main St., Antigonish 902-863-4001, tf: 1-888-662-7484 www.maritimeinns.com

Tucked in the gentle hills and coastal inlets of the Northumberland Shore, Jost Vineyards is Nova Scotia’s largest winery and a pioneer of the local wine industry. Our distinctive wines have won many national and international awards. Come for daily wine tastings, seasonal tours, hiking or cycling the vineyard trails and the broad selection of wine and wine merchandise in our boutique.

Knoydart Cheese House is adjacent to Knoydart Farm - the only certified organic dairy farm East of Quebec. We purchase organic milk from the farm and process it into Cheddar cheese, with recipes based on Double Gloucester and Caerphilly. The Farm and Cheese House overlook the ruggedly beautiful coastline of the Northumberland Strait with P.E.I. being seen in the distance.

One of the best “taste” experiences in Antigonish! We offer fantastic Taste of Nova Scotia-inspired cuisine at reasonable prices.

Seagrape Café at Jost Vineyards offers fresh-daily, locally inspired fare carefully selected to complement our wines. While you dine, enjoy the view of the vineyard from the comfort of the fireside lounge or from the vine-covered, open-air patio.

The Knoydart Cheddar (Double Gloucester) comes in plain and aged, as well as a variety of flavours including garlic, chili, caraway, smoked, and chives - to name a few. Dummaglass (Caerphilly) the Farmhouse Cheddar fresh curds are always available.

Join us for live music on the patio at our free monthly festivals and events. Discover Atlantic Canada’s original wine country and a taste of the North Shore! Visit our website for hours of operation and festival listings. Follow us @ jostvineyards.

Cheese can be purchased year-round at the Cheese House and various products can be found at select Sobeys locations in the Maritimes, Pete’s Fine Foods, select independent delis in the Maritimes, as well as at farmers’ markets in Antigonish, New Glasgow, and Mabou.

Our menu includes unique seasonal recipes featuring our fabulous homemade seafood chowder, loaded with fresh Atlantic seafood including haddock, shrimp, salmon, and scallops. Other favourites include our crab stuffed haddock and our lobster mac’n’cheese. Put the finishing touch on your meal with one of our decadent house-made desserts, including rich carrot cake, crème brûlée, and the locals’ favourite: our maple pecan bread pudding. Monday to Saturday: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.

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Food & Drink Experience Specialty Shop

Restaurant Casual Dining

Mrs. MacGregor’s Shortbreads

Pictou Lodge Beach Resort

Mrs. MacGregor’s has been delighting shortbread enthusiasts with our delicious shortbreads since 2004. Using a generations-old family recipe, our classic Scottish Shortbread is the heart of our other yummy shortbreads, such as Canadian Maple, Lavender & Lemon, and Chocolate.

Dine Oceanside. Enjoy a unique oceanside dining experience in a historic setting: authentic log cabin architecture, a large beachstone fireplace, with an inviting ambiance and superb service.

59 Water St., Pictou 902-382-1878 www.mrsmacgregors.com

Every cookie melts in your mouth. Prepared in small batches, we bake with only the finest ingredients, from the creamy butter to the Belgian chocolate. We were honoured when Canadian Living magazine named our shortbread one of Canada’s best, and thrilled when Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall became fans during their Royal Visit! Drop by our shop and taste for yourself! Please visit our website for hours of operation, a list of retailers or to order our shortbreads online.



172 Lodge Rd., Pictou 902-485-4322, tf: 1-800-495-6343 www.pictoulodge.com

Perfect for an intimate dinner for two or a family gathering. Before or after dinner, enjoy our large selection of scotch and Nova Scotia craft beer and wines in our fireside lounge, or a sunset walk on the beach. Live, local entertainment weekly. Seasonal May to October Breakfast: 7 a.m. - 11 a.m. Lunch: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Dinner: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Fireside Pub: 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.

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Restaurant Nova Scotia Tradition

Snow Queen

21 James St., Antigonish 902-863-4890 www.snowqueenrestaurant.com

Located in the beautiful university town of Antigonish, Snow Queen has been serving locals and visitors alike since 1962. Home of the all-day breakfast! We offer the affordability and downhome food that is sometimes missing when you’re on the road. We feature old favourites such as traditional seafood chowder, lightly battered fish and chips, fresh, mouth-watering burgers, fish cakes, and pan-fried haddock, as well as daily specials. We work hand in hand with local farmers, butchers, and food artisans to ensure that our ingredients are top quality. Our friendly staff is waiting to serve your needs and show you why the Snow Queen is “where the locals eat.” Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner!


Food & Drink Experience Distillery

Steinhart Distillery

165 Restaurant Nova Scotia Tradition

& Drink Experience 166 Food Brewery

Sugar Moon Farm

Tatamagouche Brewing Co.

5963 Hwy 245, Arisaig 902-863-5530 www.steinhartdistillery.com

221 Alex MacDonald Rd., Earltown 902-657-3348, tf: 1-866-816-2753 www.sugarmoon.ca

235 Main St., Tatamagouche 902-657-4000 www.tatabrew.com

Steinhart Distillery is located along the Northumberland shores overlooking Arisaig wharf with a million dollar view.

Come experience an authentic handcrafted Maple adventure deep in the sugar woods on the North Shore of Nova Scotia. Recipient of local and provincial awards, Sugar Moon Farm is considered a “must-see” destination in the province.

Tatamagouche Brewing Co. is a small, family owned and operated Certified Organic craft brewery in the heart of Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia.

Thomas Steinhart, master distiller, has made his passion for distilling a reality and shares this passion through tours, tastings and cocktails. Distilling sessions are offered for those interested in trying their hand at the process. Customers can enjoy a delicious local craft beer, wine, cider, spirits or cocktails with schnitzels and pasta dishes made from scratch on our new patio. Distillery/Brewery Victoria Day to Thanksgiving: Daily, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thanksgiving to Victoria Day: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Schnitzel Shack Victoria Day to Thanksgiving: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Visit our maple syrup farm and log restaurant year-round. Enjoy an all-day maple brunch in our log restaurant, featuring wholesome, local ingredients. Learn about maple syrup. Get outside and connect with nature. Shop for Sugar Moon products to take home. Ask about Chef Night, a seasonal gourmet maple dining experience featuring the region’s best chefs, live music, and wine pairing. Book MAPLE MAGIC at sugarmoon.ca and get the whole sweet experience!

In 2014, we converted an old butcher shop into a community brewery and tap room, focusing on fresh approaches to craft beer, while honouring the traditions of beer from around the world. Tatamagouche Brewing Co. is open year round, seven days a week, serving flights and pints for your enjoyment and sampling pleasure. We also sell all of our beer on site, including brews that are exclusive to our store. Let’s raise a glass to Pure Tatamagoodness! Please call or visit website for hours of operation.

Year round, Friday to Sunday. Open daily in July and August. Please call or visit website for hours of operation.


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Restaurant Nova Scotia Tradition

Tatamagouche Railway Dining Car

21 Station Rd., Tatamagouche 902-657-9091; tf: 1-888-RAILBED www.tatatrainstation.com

Welcome aboard! The dining car at the Train Station Inn in Tatamagouche offers a unique dining experience. Carefully restored, the dining car offers the charm and nostalgia of years gone by. Fresh local seafood, Tatamagouche lamb and seasonal specialties make for a truly first class dining experience. After your meal, stroll through our garden and marvel at some of the ingredients you found on your plate, or explore the curiosity gift shop and museum café. Seasonal May 17 to October 13, 2019 Open daily for lunch and dinner.


Culinary Product Specialty Products

“The Original” Mr. Donair Tony’s Meats 475 Landing Rd., Antigonish 902-863-1545 www.mrdonair.ca

Mr. Donair created the first donair in Halifax, Nova Scotia in the early ‘70s using an original recipe. It differs from the traditional gyro of Greece, or doner of Turkey, in its unique flavor combination of Canadian ground beef and Secret Sauce. Today, “The Original” Mr. Donair recipe remains the same and is produced by Tony’s Meats in Antigonish. Mr. Donair has strong brand loyalty and is the #1 donair meat sold in both retail and food service markets in Canada. We are proud to offer our customers the most authentic, traditional and highest quality donair selection on the market. Please contact us for more information about Mr. Donair products, including our donair sausages, and “Halifax style” donair meat and sauce. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!


Food & Drink Experience Butcher Shop

The Pork Shop

3412 Hwy 326, Denmark 902- 657-3406 2578 Westville Rd., New Glasgow 902-755-3260 www.theporkshop.ca

It’s not what we do … it’s how we do it! Over two decades of offering the finest pork products has earned us a worldclass reputation for quality. We produce over 70 products, including smoked chops, gluten-free sausages, roasts, spiced capicola steak and more. We sell local beef, chicken, pork, jams, honey and maple products, cheese as well as pasta, olive oils, and more. We also produce Bert’s International Sauce, great on pork, fish and chicken. You can now visit us in two locations! Please visit our website for other locations and to find where product is available.


Restaurant Casual Dining

The Townhouse Brewpub & Eatery

76 College St., Antigonish 902-863-2248 www.antigonishtownhouse.wordpress.com

A community supported restaurant, we highlight the best in NS craft beers, local wines and hand-crafted cocktails featuring Nova Scotia spirits. We brew our own English style beers, featured on our traditional hand pump. Our menu changes with the season and offers a mix of east coast comfort food, international fare and classic pub favorites. We love to support local! We’re fortunate to be based in a community with fantastic farmers and producers who are passionate about their products. The cozy atmosphere welcomes all; the friendly locals give The Townhouse its true color. Check out our website and keep up to date on what’s going. You’ll find St.F.X Jazz every Thursday during the school year, travelling musicians playing shows and a traditional Irish session every Sunday night year-round. Please join us for a truly Nova Scotian experience!



S ea f ood B roc h ettes wit h L emon & L obster B u tter Seafood Brochettes

2 8oz Atlantic salmon fillets, cubed in 16 pieces 16 large shrimp - peeled, deveined 16 large scallops 3 tbsp fresh minced garlic 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil Fleur de sel or sea salt Fresh ground pepper 8 8” or 10” stainless steel or pre-soaked bamboo skewers

Lemon Lobster Butter

1/2 cup butter 2 tbsp grated lemon peel 2 oz cooked lobster meat, chopped 1 tsp dill, chopped 1 tsp tarragon, chopped Fleur de sel or sea salt Fresh ground pepper


8 ripe grape or cherry tomatoes 1 lemon cut into 8 wedges 3 tbsp parsley, chopped

1. In sturdy medium saucepan, gently melt butter on low heat.

Lemon Lobster Butter

5. Evenly distribute brochettes on baking sheet, lined with parchment and brushed lightly with olive oil.

2. Add lobster and salt, allow to sit for a few minutes.

6. Place in oven for 8 to 10 minutes, turning half way through.

3. Add herbs, pepper, then grated lemon peel.

7. Remove from oven and carefully add lemon wedge and tomato to the tip of each skewer.

4. Keep on very low heat until ready for use.

Seafood Brochettes

1. Pre-heat oven to 400 F. Prior to cooking, ensure seafood is dry. 2. In large mixing bowl, add seafood, garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil. 3. Toss gently and allow to sit for 10 minutes.

Jost Vineyards and Seagrape Café

jostwine.ca 48 Vintage Ln., Malagash 112

4. Take skewer and add a scallop, a shrimp and morsel of salmon, then repeat. Continue until all skewers are complete, leaving 1” at tip of each skewer.

8. Place two brochettes on a plate, drizzle lobster butter over each and garnish with a pinch of parsley. A squeeze of lemon juice on top is optional. Brochettes may be served with a lovely green salad with local honey and white balsamic vinaigrette, or an aromatic rice of your choosing. Perfect summer fare to pair with our awardwinning Jost Tidal Bay!




S o u s V ide L obster with T r u f f le. A sparag u s R isotto Lobster


4 1 lb lobsters 4 oz butter 2 sprigs dill 16 ml truffle oil Salt and pepper

Fava Bean Purée

1 lb fava beans, cleaned 2 cups vegetable stock Dash of tabasco Juice from 1/2 lemon 8 baby carrots 2 tsp vegetable oil Salt and pepper

3 tbsp olive oil ½ white onion, finely chopped 2 cups Arborio rice 4 cups fish or vegetable stock 8 stalks asparagus 1/4 cup local white wine 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese 1 tsp flat leaf parsley, chopped 1 tsp fresh chervil, chopped 1 tsp chives, finely chopped 4 oz butter 1 lemon, juiced and zested Salt and pepper to taste


1. Bring large stock pot of water to boil. Add 2 cups kosher salt to water.

6. Repeat until most of stock is used.

2. Boil lobsters for 5 min. Submerge in ice water to cool.

7. When using last of the stock, add asparagus and continue to cook.

2. Place ¼ of risotto in middle of plate. Place lobster on top of risotto.

3. Remove lobster from shell. Cut tail in half to remove back vein and impurities.

8. Once liquid is almost fully absorbed add herbs, lemon zest and juice, Parmesan and butter.

3. Arrange roasted carrots on plate and lightly drizzle butter from sous vide bag.

9. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

4. Garnish with sprig of fresh dill.

4. In each sous vide bag, place 1 lobster, 1 oz butter, 4 ml truffle oil, small sprig of dill and salt and pepper. 5. Near serving time, cook lobster in sous vide water for 15 minutes at 132 degrees.


2. In large saucepan, sauté chopped onion in olive oil over medium heat. 3. Add rice. Mix to coat with oil. foxharbr.com 1337 Fox Harbour Rd., Wallace 114

To serve

1. Spoon purée on top of plate. With back of spoon smear purée to the side.

1. Simmer stock on low heat.

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5. Add 1 cup stock. Stir gently until absorbed (4-6 minutes).

4. Deglaze pan with wine. Cook until wine is absorbed.

Fava Bean Purée & Roasted Carrots

1. Simmer fava beans in stock until soft (12 minutes). Strain and reserve liquid. 2. Place beans in food processor. Purée until smooth. Add stock to achieve desired consistency. Season with salt, pepper, lemon juice and dash of tabasco. 3. Toss baby carrots in oil. Season with salt and pepper. 4. Roast in 400 degree oven for 20 min.




S tein h art G in & T onic wit h Has k ap 1 1/2 oz Steinhart Gin 3 oz tonic water 1/2 oz Steinhart Cassis Haskap Liqueur 1 lime wedge lime zest ice

1. Fill a collins glass with ice, add gin, tonic water and liqueur to glass, then stir. 2. Squeeze the lime wedge into the glass and drop it in. Twist the lime zest over the glass, to express the oils, then add to the glass. 3. Serve immediately.

Steinhart Distillery

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171 Bell Buoy Restaurant & Supper House 172 Bras d’Or Lakes Inn 173 Cabot Links 174 Celtic Music Interpretive Centre 175 Clove Hitch Bar & Bistro 176 Galloping Cows Fine Foods 177 Glenora Inn & Distillery 178 Governors Pub & Eatery 179 Inverary Resort 180 Keltic Lodge Resort 181 Kiju’s Restaurant Membertou Trade & Convention Centre 182 La Goélette à Pépé Café 118

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183 McCurdy’s Dining Room, Silver Dart Lodge 184 Meat Cove Chowder Hut Restaurant 185 Miller’s Seafood & Chophouse 186 Restaurant 100 KM Chanterelle Country Inn & Cottages 187 Restaurant Avalon at Castle Rock Country Inn 188 The Chowder House 189 The Dancing Goat Café & Bakery 190 The Red Shoe Pub 191 Victoria Co-op Fisheries Ltd.

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Bell Buoy

Bras d’Or Lakes Inn

Restaurant & Supper House 536 Chebucto St., Baddeck 902-295-2581 www.facebook.com/Bell-BuoyRestaurant-121237407907341/

We are different. The Bell Buoy is always striving to provide you with the best “body friendly” foods. Our salmon is guaranteed chemical-free and kosher. Our fresh chicken has no additives. Our jumbo shrimp are wild caught, not farm raised. All other seafood comes to us directly from the ice cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean. You can also enjoy lobster, pastas, an excellent wine list and friendly service while overlooking the beautiful Bras d’Or lakes. We are nut-free and sensitive to special dietary needs, offering gluten-free meals and desserts. We make all of our own bread, sauces, soups, desserts and even our own ice cream! Seasonal June - October Please call or visit our Facebook page for hours of operation.

10095 Grenville St., St. Peter’s 902-535-2200; tf: 1-833-243-2200 www.brasdorlakesinn.com

The Bras d’Or Lakes Inn is a spacious cedar log inn, with a popular restaurant overlooking the shore of the Bras d’Or Lake and adjacent to the historic St. Peter’s Canal, “Where the ocean meets the inland sea”. Enjoy a casual fine dining experience in our comfortable dining room where you will enjoy flavourful cuisine from both land and sea. We are one of Cape Breton Island’s most highly acclaimed destination seafood restaurants, specializing in Nova Scotia Lobster. May - December Please call or visit website for hours of operation.

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Cabot Links

Celtic Music Interpretive Centre

18 Cabot Ln., Inverness 1-855-652-2268 www.cabotlinks.com

At Cabot Links, we pride ourselves on a refreshingly unique dining experience in each of our three restaurants. A culinary destination in itself, Panorama’s menu of signature dishes showcases the highest quality, seasonal ingredients, highlighting fresh fish and seafood, grilled meats and a bounty of Maritime inspired dishes. In the evening, floor to ceiling glass yields incredible ocean vistas and stunning sunsets. Cabot Bar offers delectable chowders, inviting salads and inspired pub fare, complemented by an award winning wine and whisky list. For a truly local experience, The Cabot Public House welcomes you with local dishes, great music and a warm, lively atmosphere. For reservations, please call 1-855-652-2268 or email reservations@cabotlinks.com. Open daily during the golf season.


5471 Rte 19, Judique 902-787-2708 www.celticmusiccentre.com

Experience the music and culture of Cape Breton Island at Nova Scotia’s official Celtic Music Centre. Join us for great food and drinks, lively tunes, friendly staff and good times! With year-round Ceilidhs, an interactive exhibit room, musical walking tours, Gaelic lessons and more, it’s a lively and vibrant place. The Ceilidh Pub features live traditional music daily and offers home-cooked Nova Scotia favourites using locally sourced ingredients. The menu features our famous seafood chowder, lobster roll, haddock burger, tacos and more. Our bar offers a selection of local craft beers and cider and specialty cocktails. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. Seasonal June 3 - October 20, 2019 Monday - Saturday: 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sundays: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesdays (July 10 - August 28): 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Please visit website for information on events and more.

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Clove Hitch Bar & Bistro 8790 Nova Scotia Rte 19, Port Hood 902-787-3035 www.clovehitch.ca

Galloping Cows Fine Foods

59 Justin Rd., Port Hood 902-787-3484 www.gallopingcows.com

Glenora Inn & Distillery

13727 Rte 19, Glenville 902-258-2662, tf: 1-800-839-0491 www.glenoradistillery.com

Governors Pub & Eatery

233 Esplanade St., Sydney 902-562-7646 www.governorseatery.com

We pride ourselves on fresh, local flavours. We source local product when it is available through our food hub, supporting producers all over Cape Breton Island. If you are visiting us in May and June, you can see the lobster fishermen just off our coast. Seafood menu options include fish & chips, steamed lobster in the shell, scallops, pan-fried haddock, salmon and our signature lobster wonton appetizer.

Meet the family behind the artisan preserves that are perfect for your entertaining needs. These all-natural products are created using locally sourced spring water and field grown fruits and vegetables.

Cradled in the picturesque hills of the Mabou Highlands, our unsurpassed view is perfect for gourmet cuisine.

For more than two generations, this local family-owned eatery has been serving up fresh-from-the-ocean seafood of the highest calibre, fresh Atlantic Canadian Lobster all year long, choice hand-cut steaks from the best butchers and has been creating appetizers and mains that are distinctively east coast.

Port Hood is known for its beautiful beaches and spectacular sunsets. The Clove Hitch is known for its delicious food and modern, relaxed atmosphere. Join us for a local draught beer or Nova Scotia wine, while listening to live music, or enjoying the sunset or ocean view from our deck. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Please call or visit website for hours of operation.

This 25 year old family business produces 6 flavors of jalapeno pepper jellies, fruit sauces, jams, chutneys, beverages, and gift sets in the seaside town of Port Hood. Come see why our preserves were a hit at the Oscars, Golden Globes and TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) Gifting Suites. Visitors are welcome daily - Check our website for special events. Come visit and purchase a warm bottle of freshly made jam or choose from our gift shop selection. Follow us on FB @GallopingCowsFineFoods, and IG @GallopingCows.

Savour the freshest of Nova Scotia and international cuisine in our pub and dining room, featured in Where to Eat in Canada. Celtic music and a dram of Canadian single malt whisky, Glen Breton Rare, lay the groundwork for your unique Cape Breton experience. Glenora Inn features nine rooms and six highland chalets. You can also enjoy a guided tour of the distillery and private tastings. Seasonal May 12 - October 21 Tours, Gift Shop and Rooms. Lunch and Dinner menu. Call for reservations.

This hot spot for locals and showcase for musicians features music just about every night of the week, with special Cape Breton ceilidhs (pronounced KAYlees) on Wednesdays and Saturdays. For local craft beer, a Cape Bretoninspired menu and warm, down-home hospitality, you can’t beat a visit to Governor’s Pub! Sydney Chamber of Commerce 2016 Restaurant of the Year Award, and People’s Choice Award Winner. 2018 RANS Cape Breton Restaurant of the year. Daily, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sunday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.



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Inverary Resort

Keltic Lodge Resort

Membertou Trade & Convention Centre

Kiju’s Restaurant

La Goélette à Pépé Café

368 Shore Rd., Baddeck 902-295-3500, tf: 1-800-565-5660 www.inveraryresort.com

We at Inverary Resort are very proud to place fresh, local ingredients front and center during our menu designs this year! Our newly renovated Lakeside Restaurant offers all day dining where Chef Ron and his team focus on madein-house dishes and our bountiful Nova Scotia seafood – including lobster! Enjoy a casual and refined atmosphere, lakeside patio, local craft beer, wine and spirits and maybe even a laugh or two. Stick around after dusk for a roaring lakeside bonfire with s’mores and live local entertainment. Visit our website for our menu and more information.

383 Middlehead Peninsula, Ingonish 902-285-2880 www.kelticlodge.ca

Cuisine takes centre stage at Keltic Lodge located at the heart of the Cabot Trail. Our resort offers several dining options on-site that are versatile and sure to entice any palate. Enjoy refined cuisine with spectacular ocean views at the Purple Thistle Dining Room for breakfast and dinner. For family inspired cuisine with ocean views, we would like to invite you to our Arduaine Restaurant open for lunch and dinner. For those interested in innovative food and multi-award winning dishes, Keltic Lodge is the place to be, specializing in coastal Cape Breton cuisine!

We look forward to having you! May 1 - November 17, 2019 Breakfast: 7 a.m. -10 a.m. All Day Dining: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Seasonal May 17 - October 24, 2019

50 Maillard St., Membertou 902-562-6220 www.kijus.com

Fresh. Local. Friendly. Indulge in a unique dining experience in Membertou! We are an urban Mi’kmaq community offering history, hospitality, entertainment and more. “Kiju” is the Mi’kmaq word for “Mother”, a word that translates perfectly into any language. One of Sydney’s top restaurants, Kiju’s Restaurant is located in the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre and attached to the Hampton Inn Sydney by a pedway. At Kiju’s Restaurant we know that having choices is important to you. That is why our menu offers something for everyone, including pub-style classics, kids’ meals, and finer fare incorporating fresh ideas and local ingredients served with friendly East Coast hospitality. Make Kiju’s Restaurant your choice, you’ll love it! Please call or visit website for hours of operation.

2393 Hwy 206, Isle Madame 902-631-4051 www.lagoeletteapepe.ca

Join us at La Goélette à Pépé Café where history & culture meet local! Quality espresso and loose teas are just the beginning. Enjoy our pastry chefs creations served fresh daily along with local treats like Acadian pulled toffee, tamarin. As well as traditional desserts, we also serve gluten-friendly, paleo and keto options. Take part in a traditional craft, book a pottery lesson with our onsite potter or read about our local history and folklore from our 14 interpretive panels. Visit ‘la Chambre des Sobriquets’ and download Acadian genealogy dating back to 16th century France. You never know, you just might be related! We also carry quality local artisanal work and provide a look into the past. Chat with our staff or enjoy a quiet moment on our sunny outdoor deck. Our cozy indoor seating boasts large windows, free WIFI and accessibility for the disabled. For your convenience, our staff provide bilingual service. Monday - Saturday: 6:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.


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McCurdy’s Dining Room,


Miller’s Seafood & Chophouse

Chanterelle Country Inn & Cottages

Silver Dart Lodge


257 Shore Rd., Baddeck 902-295-2340 tf: 1-800-565-8439 www.silverdartlodge.com

2479 Meat Cove Rd., Capstick 902-383-2379 www.meatcovecampground.ca

“Casual dining with a professional touch” and a spectacular view of the Bras d’Or Lakes makes McCurdy’s Dining Room one of Baddeck’s finest dining experiences.

When you enter the Chowder Hut Restaurant, in the beautiful fishing village of Meat Cove, you will find that it is like no other. You will be greeted by the three sisters who have been making a delicious seafood chowder for 10 years amongst other great seafoods, such as our fresh mussels, lobster and snow crab.

Sample our many features including our signature seafood chowder, maple whisky salmon and many other recipes indigenous to Cape Breton. Relax on our outdoor patio with a glass of Nova Scotia wine or a local craft beer along with one of our many traditional desserts. Located in Baddeck, we are your perfect destination after a busy day exploring Cape Breton Island and the Cabot Trail. Dinner reservations required. Seasonal May - October 7 a.m.- 10 a.m. 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.


Take a seat on our patio overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and spectacular mountain views. You may even catch a glimpse of a whale down below. Imagine that! Located at Meat Cove Campground on the rugged, northern most tip of Cape Breton, visitors also have the opportunity to hike nearby trails, swim at the beach, strike up a bonfire, go kayaking and so much more. Please call or visit website for more information and hours of operation.

717 Reeves St., Port Hawkesbury 902-625-5250, tf: 1-888-662-7484 www.maritimeinns.com

Cape Breton’s neighborhood restaurant. Adjoining Maritime Inn, Miller’s and the Church Street patio offer a casual, relaxed atmosphere. Our menu features a variety of local flavours. Start with one of our delicious seafood appetizers, such as our homemade seafood chowder. We have many entrees to choose from, from BBQ ribs and steaks to seafood and pastas, or opt for our nightly feature, carefully chosen and prepared by our culinary team. Port Hawkesbury is a perfect base from which to start your Cape Breton vacation, and Miller’s offers meals for every taste, along with professional, friendly service you will come to expect in Nova Scotia. Reservations welcome.

Restaurant 100 KM

48678 Cabot Trail, Baddeck (North River Bridge) 902-929-2263, tf: 1-866-277-0577 www.chanterelleinn.com

Since 2000, the Restaurant 100 KM at the Chanterelle Inn has served a cuisine created mainly from ingredients sourced within 100 kms. Nightly, our award-winning chef prepares a menu featuring vegetarian, non-vegetarian, and seafood main courses, house-made soups, salads, and desserts, along with artisan bread. Fully licensed, we serve local wines, beers, spirits and a variety of single-malt “uisge”. Entertainment on the veranda provided by flocks of hummingbirds. Seasonal May 1 - October 31 Reservations required.

Monday - Friday: 6:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Weekends: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.


187 Restaurant Casual Dining

Restaurant Avalon

at Castle Rock Country Inn 39339 Cabot Trail, Ingonish Ferry 902-285-2700, tf: 1-888-884-7625 www.castlerockcountryinn.com

Welcome to Restaurant Avalon, located at Castle Rock Country Inn, a four-star boutique hotel in Ingonish Ferry. The view from our dining room is a fusion of Middle Head Peninsula, Atlantic Ocean and Cape Breton Highlands. Our menu is a fusion of east and west. Executive Chef Kim Isabella Magistro with Chef Kirk Rasmussen continue to develop our fusion menu using locally sourced produce, lobster, mussels, seafood and free range poultry, beef, and lamb to create a fusion of recipes alongside our Cape Breton specialties. Serving lunch and dinner daily. Reservations recommended by telephone.


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The Chowder House

The Dancing Goat Café & Bakery

90 Lighthouse Rd., Neil’s Harbour 902-336-2463

6289 Cabot Trail, North East Margaree 902-248-2727

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The Red Shoe Pub

Victoria Co-op Fisheries Ltd.

11573 Rte 19, Mabou 902-945-2996 www.redshoepub.com

247 New Haven Rd., Neil’s Harbour 902-336-2541 www.victoriafish.com

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The Chowder House is a hidden gem on the Cabot Trail. Located at the top of a cliff overlooking the ocean, The Chowder House offers spectacular scenery, and is a place where visitors and locals alike can dine on the freshest of seafood. From the freshly caught local lobster, crab, and mussels, to steamy bowls of chowder, we offer a treat for all. With the terrific service and friendly atmosphere, The Chowder House is the place to visit on your next trip to Neil’s Harbour. Seasonal May - June: Tuesday - Sunday, 12 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. July - August: Daily, 12 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. September - October: Tuesday - Sunday, 12 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

The bustling roadside café, Dancing Goat Café and Bakery, is a favourite stop along the Cabot Trail for locals and visitors alike.

The Red Shoe Pub has become a kind of “home away from home” for many locals and visitors over the years.

With delicious sweet treats, fresh breads, artisanal sandwiches and soups, and lattes that would rival any top coffee house, the Dancing Goat is a culinary gem tucked in the hills of the Margaree Valley.

The Rankin Sisters’ cozy spot in the hamlet of Mabou, on the west coast of Cape Breton, offers a menu of Nova Scotia home cooking. The menu features include a treasured seafood chowder and a variety of pub fare.

After lunch be sure to buy a package of Goat Cakes (oatcakes) and a Fair Trade Organic coffee for the road. Please call for hours of operation.

Visit “The Shoe” for great food, drinks and live music, seven days a week. Seasonal Open May 24 - October 20, 2019 (Last weekend of Celtic Colours) Please call or visit website for hours of operation.

Over 60 years of quality seafood in northern Cape Breton. Since 1955, Victoria Co-op Fisheries has harvested and processed much of the east coast’s freshest and tastiest seafood. Located in the pristine North of Smokey region of Cape Breton Island, this forward-thinking co-operative returns dividends to its members, while maintaining adequate reserves to ensure that the Co-op is able to withstand the challenges of the continually evolving fishery and world markets. The Co-op purchases fish from over 160 fishing vessels in the local area and has a processing plant specializing in cooked and frozen lobster and snow crab.


A pple P ie Pie Filling

6 - 8 McIntosh or Gravenstein apples 3/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp salt 3 tbsp salted butter Juice of one lemon

Pie Crust

1 3/4 cups & 1 tbsp all purpose flour 1/2 tsp salt 1/3 lb lard 1 tsp egg, beaten 1 tsp white vinegar Ice water Extra flour for dusting surfaces 1 egg OR 1/4 cup cream for brushing the pastry

Pie Crust

1. Stir flour and salt together, then cut in the lard until the shortening is in pea size pieces. 2. In a 1/3 measuring cup, combine 1 tablespoon of egg and white vinegar. Top the rest of the measuring cup with ice water. Stir gently. 3. Drizzle water mixture over flour mixture and mix together until it forms a ball. Wrap with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Pie Filling

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2. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and cut it into 2 equal portions. 3. Lightly flour the work surface and roll dough into 2 equal-sized rounds. Use the pie pan as a measure for the size; pie dough should exceed the edge of the pan by 1 – 1 1/2 inches. 4. Put the crust base into pie plate and fill with apples. Apples should make a mound that goes 1 or 2 inches above top of the pie plate.

1. Peel, core and slice apples, keeping as much of the apple as possible. Drizzle apples with lemon juice, toss and set aside.

5. Take 3 tablespoons of chilled butter and pinch small pieces off and place over top of apples.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.

6. For the pie top, roll remaining dough and cut into 8 strips. Start by laying 4 strips down all in the same direction, and then start the cross section, going over and under.

3. Pour sugar mixture onto the apple slices and toss until evenly coated.


Pie Assembling

1. Preheat the oven to 425F.

7. Cut extra dough off with scissors to ½ inch overhang from the pie plate, then fold dough over the edges and either pinch or press down with a fork. 8. Once pie is ready to bake, brush the crust and top with either beaten egg or heavy cream. 9. Cover the crust with tinfoil. 10. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until pie is golden brown. Remove tinfoil for last 10 minutes of baking. 11. Let cool for 20 – 30 minutes before serving. Recipe credit: Jess Emin




D ECO N STRU CTED LO B ST E R R O L L 1 Nova Scotia lobster per person 1 cup vegetable stock Lemon juice, to taste 2 cups fresh chives, chopped Canola oil 10 large white onions, thinly sliced 1 large potato 1/2 loaf brioche bread, cubed Olive oil Sea salt


Onion Soubise (Yields 1L)

1. In a pan over medium-low heat, cook sliced onion until soft and translucent.

1. Using a mandolin, slice potato and soak in cold water for 1 hour to remove excess starch.

2. Bring water to a boil and steam lobsters for 20 minutes.

2. Slowly add stock throughout cooking process, making sure onions are always covered in 1 inch of stock.

2. Once soaked, dry potato between sheets of paper towel until liquid is absorbed. Potato should become white around the edges.

3. Once translucent, puree until smooth.

3. Heat oil to 300-325F. Fry potato until bubbles no longer appear.

3. Remove lobsters from pot and place in salted ice bath to stop cooking. 4. Once lobsters are cooked, remove shells and place in fridge until ready to serve.

4. Add small amounts of pan liquid to keep smooth and creamy texture.

5. Prior to serving, melt 2 cups of butter over low heat.

5. Pass through fine sieve to remove onion chunks.

6. Place lobster pieces in melted butter to bring up to temperature.


Brioche Croutons

6. Add salt and lemon to taste.

Chive Oil

2. Season with salt and toast until golden brown.

2. Strain through a cheesecloth.

Nova Scotia Seafood

4. Remove from oil. Salt to taste.

1. In a pan over medium heat, toss bread and olive oil.

1. Combine chopped chives with olive oil until flavour and colour bleeds into oil.


Potato Chips

1. Add enough water to fill 1/8 of a large pot. Add sea salt.

Recipe credit: Andy Hay



M aple B acon C r ê pes Crêpe Stuffing

4 eggs sunny-side up 1 package local maple smoked bacon 1 package local breakfast maple sausages 2 large potatoes Mayonnaise (to taste) Maple Syrup (to taste)

Crêpe Batter

4 eggs 1 1/3 cup whole milk 1 cup all purpose flour 2 tbsp butter, melted and cooled ¼ cup parsley, finely chopped ½ tsp salt Dash of fresh ground pepper

Crêpe Stuffing

1. Prepare the eggs sunny-side up. 2. Fry or bake the local maple smoked bacon. 3. Pan fry the local breakfast maple sausages and slice into rounds. 4. Wash and peel the large potatoes then cut them into small cubes, season and pan fry. 5. Set aside all ingredients and keep warm.

Crêpe Batter

1. In a large mixing bowl, beat together eggs, milk, butter, parsley, salt and pepper. Mix in flour a small amount at a time until the batter is uniform. 2. Place a 9 inch, or larger, frying pan over medium to high heat. Once it reaches temperature (a drop of water will sizzle and evaporate quickly from the pan) use a ½ cup measuring cup to pour the crêpe batter into the middle of the pan. 3. Immediately lift off heat and rotate the pan to coat the entire pan to its edges and place back on heat, for about 20 seconds, watching closely for it not to burn, and flipping with a large spatula once golden brown.

Crêpe Assembly

1. Place one crêpe on each plate and place a tablespoon dollop of mayonnaise (or for those more into sweetness, substitute for peanut butter or maple syrup) on each, and spread around the middle. 2. Place the egg , a few strips of bacon, and ¼ of the sausage slices and hash browns into the middle area of each crêpe and season with salt then fold the edges toward the middle to make 4 folds. 3. Serve with maple syrup, salt and pepper. Recipe credit: Jess Emin

4. Repeat until batter is gone. HINT: Any extra crêpes can be frozen in a plastic sealable bag with wax paper between each crêpe. 5. Keep the crêpes warm in the oven, on a plate, at the lowest setting.

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Authentic Seacoast Company

Cornect Family Farm

DesBarres Manor Inn

75 Ferry Rd., Guysborough 902-533-3904 www.authenticseacoast.com

365 Cornect Rd., Guysborough County 902-833-2747 www.cornectfamilyfarm.com

90 Church St., Guysborough 902-533-2099, tf: 1-888-933-2099 www.desbarresmanor.com

The Authentic Seacoast Brewery & Distillery is a sight to behold, with its stunning design and state-of-the-art equipment nestled into one of the most quaint corners of Nova Scotia. Guests who tour the facility are wowed by the cascading view across the newlyplanted vineyard, down to the historic Guysborough harbour.

Margaret Cornect is passionate about bees and has been keeping bees for 24 years. What began with two hives being placed on the family farm to pollinate their blueberry fields, resulted in a successful pollination and a delicious by-product: honey - minimally processed from the hive to your table.

Yes, there have been awards – Nova Scotia’s Cuisine of the Year, one of Canada’s nine most romantic hotels, and seven Wine Spectator Awards of Excellence – but the experience at DesBarres Manor Inn is best defined as “East Coast relaxed”.

The team at Authentic Seacoast works tirelessly to create an array of awardwinning spirits and beer, including Fortress™ Rum, Sea Fever™ Rum, Glynnevan® Whisky, Virga® Vodka and Rare Bird™ Craft Beer. Not far from the brewery and distillery, Authentic Seacoast operates a local coffee roastery which produces their certified organic, fair trade Full Steam Coffee®, and a bakery that produces Fortress Rum cake. Guests interested in the seasonal taproom and facility tours can check the website for availability, and guests looking for a longer stay can check out one of the company’s three local accommodation options.


Now, with youngest son Benjamin in the family business, Cornect Family Farm has grown to over 300 hives. Products include liquid and creamed honey, honeycomb (in season), honey butters, cranberry chutney, plus our gluten free Bee Sting BBQ Sauce and our new Bee Sting Honey Mustard, both of which leave you hurting for more! As well, our ever popular flavoured honey, HoneyLiscious! Cinnamon and Lemon Spreads. Margaret can be found at the Antigonish Farmers’ Market, and her products can be found at various retailers throughout Nova Scotia.

Located in the historic seaside village of Guysborough, the Inn’s food is simple, honest and direct, capturing the flavours and traditions of the friendly Eastern Shore. Enjoy fireside dining by the 1837 hearth fireplace, cooking classes, and dining getaway packages, as well as Authentic Seacoast’s award-winning, locally produced rum, vodka, whisky and craft beer. Dining reservations are required, and should be made at the time of booking to guarantee availability. Genuine Maritime hospitality, comfortable guest rooms and a rich history make DesBarres Manor Inn one of Nova Scotia’s preferred getaways.

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Restaurant Casual Dining

Liscombe Lodge

Resort & Conference Centre 2884 Hwy 7, Liscomb 902-779-2307 www.liscombelodge.ca

Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of our 120-seat dining room or lounge, where traditional meals with that special homemade flavour are prepared for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The best seats in the house are by the windows, where you can share dinner with the birds and small animals who feast at the feeders on the river’s bank, just outside. The casual dining menu features a wide variety of fresh-from-the-wharf Maritime seafood and the house specialty, planked salmon , which is prepared the traditional way - slowly cooked outdoors, in full view of waiting diners. The menu also features local produce and how can we forget the freshly baked pies and desserts? Seasonal Mid-May to mid-October Daily, 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.


Restaurant Cafe

Rose & Rooster Café

Food & Drink Experience Brewery

Sober Island Brewing Company


Restaurant Pub & Eatery

The Henley House Pub & Restaurant

6502 Hwy 207, Grand Desert 902-827-1042 www.roseandrooster.com

22478 Nova Scotia Trunk 7, Sheet Harbour 902-719-9463 www.soberislandbrewing.ca

22478 Nova Scotia Trunk 7, Sheet Harbour 902-885-3335 www.henleyhouse.ca

Rose & Rooster is a small café in the heart of Grand Desert on the picturesque Eastern Shore. We are a favourite with locals and visitors alike for breakfast and lunch throughout the week, and incredible brunch on weekends (burritos & benny!)

Welcome to the Eastern Shore’s microbrewery! Sober Island Brewing crafts English-style ales using local ingredients wherever possible. Inspired by Oyster Stout, our flagship ale brewed with whole, fresh Pristine Bay Oysters that give it a true taste of the sea.

With our location on the beautiful Eastern Shore, we are very lucky to be able to serve fresh local seafood every day.

We serve Nova Scotia-roasted coffee and espresso, bake our bread and sweet treats in house and make whatever we can from scratch, from fish cakes and brownies to burritos and lemon squares - even the pickles on the side of your plate! Looking for an easy and delicious dinner? We also stock a wide selection of take-home meals and house-made preserves so you can take a little bit of Rose & Rooster with you. Every meal is a delectable surprise worth waiting for. With a front and back patio you’ll find a sunny spot all day long – and we are open later for dinner through the summer. Open daily Please call or visit website for hours of operation.



Attached to The Henley House Pub and Restaurant, you can enjoy a meal while watching the activity in the brewery. With their own private ale served by traditional cask method and all of our beers on tap, this is the perfect setting for enjoying a pint and a delicious local meal to pair with it. Stop into the brewery, you’re welcome to tour the operation and ask us questions. Before you leave, pick up some cold beer to go for your next adventure. There’s lots to explore on the Eastern Shore!

Our experienced chef, Chef Amanda Bezanson, offers a delicious menu that includes British gastropub fare. You can enjoy your meal while sitting on the deck or in the dining room, overlooking the ocean. We offer all of Sober Island Brewing Company’s Ales on tap, including our own private ale. Every Thursday night is Trivia Night at 8 p.m. Occasional live music on weekends. Available for private events, such as weddings, reunions, birthdays, etc. Please call or visit website for hours of operation.

May - November: Daily, 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. December - April: Monday - Friday, 12 p.m. - 5p.m. or by appointment.



Grilled Halibut

4-6 halibut filets (approximately 2.5” x 4” by 1.5” thick) For best results, use fresh halibut; DesBarres Manor proudly serves local fish caught by Chef Anna’s fisherman husband.

Glynnevan Double Barrel Whisky Sauce

4 tbsp olive oil 8-10 slices low fat bacon or pancetta, diced 1 small red onion, finely diced 2 tbsp dijon grain mustard 2 tbsp Nova Scotia maple syrup 2 tbsp Glynnevan Double Barrel whisky

Grilled Halibut

1. Wash and dry halibut.

Glynnevan Double Barrel Whisky Sauce

2. Heat frying pan with additional olive oil to high temperature. Once hot, turn down and cook over medium heat.

1. Heat the olive oil.

3. Season halibut with salt and pepper. Cook for 3 minutes and then turn over and continue cooking until halibut feels slightly firm to the touch.

3. Add red onion to the oil and slowly cook until translucent.

2. Add diced bacon/pancetta and cook until lightly browned. Remove from pan.

4. While onion is cooking, whisk together the mustard, whisky, maple syrup and vinegar. 5. Once onion is cooked, return bacon to the pan along with the whisked ingredients. 6. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper. 7. Serve over cooked halibut with your favorite roasted potatoes and veggie.

Authentic Seacoast

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www.desbarresmanor.com 90 Church St., Guysborough





4 slices local sourdough bread 1 cup grated local cheddar cheese 1 pear, thinly sliced 2 – 3 tbsp fresh thyme leaves (approx. 6 – 8 thyme segments) 2 tsp Dijon mustard 2 tbsp local honey 2 tbsp butter 1 garlic clove

1. Warm a large skillet over medium-to-low heat. 2. Take 4 pieces of bread and make 2 pairs of them. 3. Divide cheeses between the 2 sandwiches, and sprinkle each with thyme, making sure to save some for later. 4. Place pear slices over entire surface of a sandwich. Add 1 teaspoon of Dijon and a drizzle of honey to the second half of each sandwich. Save rest of the honey for later. 5. Close the sandwiches. 6. Put 1 tablespoon of butter in frying pan and let it melt, making sure to cover the entire surface area.

8. Add remaining butter to pan and move the sandwiches around to make sure they get greased with butter. 9. Press down on tops of sandwiches with the spatula, wait another 3 – 4 minutes and check for browning. Check if the cheese has melted.

To serve

1. Once the grilled cheese is done cooking, place each on a plate, rub the top with the raw garlic clove and drizzle with honey and sprinkle with thyme. Recipe credit: Jess Emin

7. Place sandwiches into frying pan. Let cook for 3 – 4 minutes, then check for colour. If browned on the bottom, carefully flip with a large spatula.

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Ambassatours Gray Line

1751 Lower Water St., Halifax 902-420-1015 www.ambassatours.com Four adventures on the water offering local food & drink experiences. Sip local brews on board the Craft Beer Cruise, enjoy Nova Scotian wines on the Wines on the Water Cruise, unwind with a drink on the Cocktail Cruise, or savour sights & flavours of the city on the Dinner Cruise. Tours run May through to October.

Grape Escapes Nova Scotia Wine Tours

1-855-850-9463 www.novascotiawinetours.com

Uncork Nova Scotia! (Division of Go North Tours) 902-472-2668

Toll-free: 1-877-365-2552


Specializing in guided wine tours to wineries in the Avon and Annapolis Valleys, our unique itineraries include wine tastings, “behind-the-scenes” winery tours, culinary stops, gourmet cuisine, and accommodation packages. Tours available May 1 – October 31, departing from Halifax, Windsor and Wolfville.

Wine and Beer Tours of Nova Scotia

1-800-979-9342 www.wineandbeertoursnovascotia.com

Providing a variety of day tours to Nova Scotia’s wine country from Halifax. Sip and savour your way through Annapolis Valley wineries and vineyards that show off our cool climate ‘terroir’ and leave the driving to us. Tours available year-round.

We are passionate about sharing the distinctive wines, beers, ciders, spirits and local cuisine that comes from our region. From casual visits to craft breweries with fresh haddock dinners to exclusive lobster suppers with renowned Nova Scotian wines; We offer flexible tour options year round to create your perfect experience.

Taste Halifax Food & Beer Tours

Wolfville Magic Winery Bus

Offering driven food & beer tours around the city of Halifax. Learn about the history of Halifax on a culinary adventure visiting trendy restaurants, breweries, wine shops, lounges and more. Tours available year-round.

Departing from downtown Wolfville, aboard a classic British double-decker bus, you will be whisked away for an incomparable day of tasteful adventure in the heart of Nova Scotia wine country. Hop-On, Hop-Off available May 23 – October 13. All admissions booked in advance, online at: www.wolfvillemagicwinerybus.ca

1-855-850-9463 www.halifaxfoodtours.com





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Keeping everything in balance, naturally.

The DNA of our exceptional cider experience.

Each batch is handcrafted.

It’s real. It’s local.

BULWARK....A crisp, refreshing and authentic cider!

Independently owned and operated. We press, ferment and bottle all onsite.

TRULY LOCAL & CRAFT bulwarkcider.com

PREMIUM SPIRITS HANDCRAFTED FROM NATURAL INGREDIENTS. ONE BATCH AT A TIME. Ironworks is a micro-distillery located in the old port town of Lunenburg, on Nova Scotia’s historic South Shore We take our name from the 1893 heritage building we call home, where three generations of the Walters family produced “ironworks” for the ships built in town. We craft our spirits with the same love of traditional methods and attention to detail. Drop by to meet our amazing crew, see our beautiful still, and taste the spirits of Lunenburg.


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