2021 Taste of Nova Scotia Culinary Guide

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C U L I N A RY G U I D E



YOUR CULINARY ADVENTURE STARTS HERE.

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Taste of Nova Scotia has been inspiring both visitors and locals to eat, drink and explore our province since 1989. Taste of Nova Scotia is home to a diverse collection of 200+ restaurants, producers, processors, and industry members. From chefs, farmers, and fishers to winemakers, brewers, distillers, and artisans, our members are committed to offering exceptional, local culinary products and experiences. Whether you’re looking to source local food and drink products where you shop, or you’re seeking out a new restaurant, the products and experiences found within the pages of this guide are waiting for you. Let Taste of Nova Scotia be your guide to EAT, DRINK and EXPLORE your way around our province through food and drink.

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YOUR CULINARY ADVENTURE STARTS HERE Taste of Nova Scotia members are committed to offering exceptional, local culinary products and experiences.

Culinary Product From seafood and fresh produce to preserves, coffee, and confectionery, look for these food and drink products at your local retailer or through direct order.

Restaurants Enjoy locally focused menus at chef-inspired fine dining, casual dining, wine bars, brewpubs, traditional eateries, international cuisine, cafés and more.

Food & Drink Experience From wineries, breweries, distilleries and cideries, to cheese shops, bakeries and u-picks, visit these locations for retail, tours, tastings and more.

Taste of Nova Scotia Award Recipient Look for this logo to try an award-winning NOVA product or experience from one of the 2019 SCOTIA Taste of Nova Scotia Award recipients.

Taste of Nova Scotia Culinary Trails

Look for these logos to find participating trail stop locations. Canada’s only winery, brewery, cidery, distillery and meadery trail. goodcheertrail.com

Dive into made-fromscratch chowders featuring Nova Scotia seafood. novascotiachowdertrail.com

In Nova Scotia lobster is always in season, from lobster dinners to lobster fondue. novascotialobstertrail.com


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fe atu r es Welcome 2 - 3 Taste of Nova Scotia Awards 6 - 7 Map of Nova Scotia 8-9 Nova Scotia Culinary Tours 128

E at & D rin k by Regio n Halifax Metro 10 - 29 South Shore 30 - 53 Yarmouth & Acadian Shores 54 - 65 Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley 66 - 101 Northumberland Shore 102 - 113 Cape Breton Island 114 - 121 Eastern Shore 122 - 127

l an d AC K N OWLEDG EM ENT We at Taste of Nova Scotia acknowledge that we are in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship.”

GUID E CO NTRIB UTO RS Karen Fowler | Creative Director; Paula Washington | project management; Jess Emin | recipe photography & food styling; Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture; NovaScotian Crystal; The Well Creative Consultants; Tourism Nova Scotia; New Brooklyn Media; Ian Selig; Adam Cornick; Destination Cape Breton; Ryan Williams.


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r ecipes Peach & Prosciutto Pizza paired with Blomidon Tidal Bay

Morris East Restaurant Blomidom Estate Winery

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Stuffed 52-53 Lobster TailS The Quarterdeck Resort

The Queen Bee with Compass Distillers Gin Royal

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Boxing Rock’s Local Cheese & Charcuterie Board

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Compass Distillers

Boxing Rock Brewing Company

Bulwark Original 46-47 Cider Braised Pork Loin WITH Nova Scotia Apple Chutney Bulwark Cider/Muwin Estate Wines

Haddock in Lobster Brandy Sauce Argyler Lodge & Restaurant

Wild North 62-63 Atlantic Shrimp Flatbread Comeau’s Sea Foods Ltd.

Coldstream Clear Ocean Breeze

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Nova Scotia Snow Crab with Heirloom Carrot & Kohlrabi

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Coldstream Clear Distillery

Pear Collins with Ironworks Pear Eau De Vie

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Founders House Dining & Drinks

Halibut Cheeks with Peas, Onions & Pastrami

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Chicken, Pepper & Pear Crostini Paired with Gaspereau Riesling

Ironworks Distillery

Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre

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Gaspereau Vineyards & Vine Side Patio

Vegan Carbonara 94-95 paired WITH L’ACADIE VINEYARDS JOIE DE VIVRE L’Acadie Vineyards

Mrs. Beeton’s Lemon Almond Tart with Juniper Custard

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SPICY GARLIC SHRIMP DIP WITH MERCATOR COMPASS ROSÉ

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Still Jammin’ With Still Fired Distilleries MOONSHINE

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Seared Scallops with Bacon & Lime Butter Paired with Jost Tidal Bay

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Ultimate Campfire S’mores Sundae

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nova scotia wild blueberry crisp

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Le Caveau Restaurant at Grand Pré Winery

Mercator Vineyards

Still Fired Distilleries

Jost Vineyards & Seagrape Café

Tatamagouche Ice Creamery

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NOVA SCOTIA We are thrilled to be re-launching our annual Taste of Nova Scotia Awards after taking a brief hiatus in 2020 due to COVID-19. Please join us in recognizing the 2019 Taste of Nova Scotia Awards Recipients. We invite you to celebrate culinary excellence by nominating your favourite restaurant, product, server, producer and culinary ambassador for the 2021 Taste of Nova Scotia Awards.

Nominations open July 1 - August 31, 2021 Visit tasteofnovascotia.com/awards #TasteAwards Product of the Year Pet Nat Benjamin Bridge, Gaspereau

Server of the Year Nancy Shay The Flying Apron Inn & Cookery, Summerville


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Producer of the Year Made with Local Dartmouth

Restaurant of the Year Founders House Dining & Drinks Annapolis Royal

Culinary Ambassadors Linda Best & Ann Anderson Farmworks Investment Cooperative Ltd.


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Middleton

Bridgetown

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Kingston

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125 136 Wolfville 141 137

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Hantsport Windsor

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YARMOUTH & ACADIAN SHORES

57 51 44 Bridgewater

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Shelburne

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Lockeport

Seaside Adjunct Kejimkujik National Park of Canada

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Chester Mahone Bay Lunenburg

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Parrsboro

Kentville

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Clark’s Harbour

Springhill

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BAY OF FUNDY & ANNAPOLIS VALLEY

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169 Oxford

117 129 120 Berwick 135 153 144 102

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Annapolis 147 Royal

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Cape Breton Highlands National Park of Canada

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170 168 Pictou 163 Stellarton

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Trenton New Glasgow

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North Sydney

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Antigonish

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NORTHUMBERLAND SHORE

Bird Islands

Lake Ainslie

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Port Hawkesbury

Glace Bay

Louisbourg

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Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site of Canada

Sherbrooke Sheet Harbour

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Liscomb

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REGIONS We are in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people.

Halifax Metro

Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley Northumberland Shore

South Shore

Cape Breton Island

Yarmouth & Acadian Shores

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2 Doors Down Acadian Maple Acadian Seaplants Afishionado Fishmongers Battery Park Beer Bar & Eatery Brooklyn Warehouse Chain Yard Urban Cidery Chill Street Craft Beverage Co. Clearwater Seafoods Retail Stores Compass Distillers Delectable Desserts Earthli Evan’s Fresh Seafoods & Restaurant Fisherman’s Market International Five Fishermen Restaurant Garrison Brewing Company Gourmandises Avenue Chocolaterie

18. Harbour City Bar & Grill Hotel Halifax 19. Heartwood Restaurant 20. Inn on The Lake 21. Java Blend Coffee 22. Kitchen Door 23. Lake City Cider 24. Lot Six Bar & Restaurant 25. Mad Gringo Hot Sauce 26. Made with Local 27. Morris East Restaurant 28. Obladee, A Wine Bar 29. Propeller Brewing Company 30. Rose & Kettle Tea Room at the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum 31. Rum Runners Cake Factory 32. SHUCK Seafood + Raw Bar 33. Stories Restaurant 34. The Cake Lady

35. The Canteen on Portland & Little C Take-Out 36. The Carleton 37. The Orient Chinese Cuisine 38. The Press Gang Restaurant & Oyster Bar 39. Tidal Salt 40. Viveau 41. Waterfront Warehouse Restaurant & Oyster House


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aCadian maple

1533 Barrington St., Halifax 902-422-4224 149 Hector Gate, Dartmouth Crossing 902-481-5222 www.go2doorsdown.com

13578 Peggy’s Cove Rd., upper Tantallon 902-826-2312, tf: 1-888-276-2753 www.acadianmaple.com

2 Doors Down, with two locations in metro Halifax, gives diners a casual contemporary experience which embraces seasonal, local ingredients on its menu.

Enveloped in the sweet, distinctive essence of maple syrup, welcome to Acadian Maple. As proud partners with local maple harvesters, we invite you to savour our 100 per cent Nova Scotian pure maple syrup. Enjoy over pancakes or in your coffee. Spread our maple butter or blueberry jam on biscuits. Snack on maple peanut brittle or try our maple gelato! There’s something to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth!

Executive chef and principal owner Craig Flinn says: “This is the food that cooks like to eat! We offer a farm-to-table culinary experience without any pretense. We strive to be truly Nova Scotian in our hospitality with quality, freshly prepared food in an inviting environment.” Featured on You Gotta Eat Here in 2015, 2 Doors Down offers great local beer and cider, an approachable wine list, and creative cocktails, which take on our seasonal approach. 2 Doors Down is open for dine-in, take out, and is available for delivery through www.halihub.ca. please call or visit website for hours of operation.

Savour our Maple Coffee or mapleinfused handcrafted spirits like Sea Fever™ Coffee Maple Rum and Fortress™ Rum, made at our Authentic Seacoast Distillery in Guysborough. Shop our retail store on Peggy’s Cove Road, where our products are made, and pull up a stool to our tasting bar. Shop our online store at www.acadianmaple.com

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aCadian seaplants

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food & drink experience SEAFOOD SHOP

aFishionado FishmonGers

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

275 Rocky Lake Dr., unit 10, Bedford 902-403-1178 www.afishionado.ca

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 to consumers. For us, knowing the story behind the fish we sell is paramount.

Strikingly beautiful and vividly coloured, the Hana Tsunomata® bouquet is comprised of three natural colors — pink, green and yellow. 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. Hana Tsunomata® is now available for distribution in North America.

We follow Ocean Wise recommendations, a classification that ensures responsibility to a fishery’s abundance and catch method. We build relationships with community-based fishers and aquaculturalists, and we work to foster a fair, transparent, traceable and sustainable exchange of seafood in the Maritimes. Check out our subscription shares, online shop, wholesale options, Canada-wide shipping, and more! afishionado shop 275 rocky lake dr., unit 10 (bedford) monday – friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. warehouse market 2867 isleville st. (halifax) Thursday & friday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.


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Battery park Beer Bar & eatery

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Brooklyn warehouse

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food & drink experience CIDERY

Chain yard urBan Cidery

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Chill street CraFt BeveraGe Co.

62 Ochterloney St., Dartmouth 902-446-2337 www.batterypark.ca

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

2606 Agricola St., Halifax 902-407-2244 www.chainyardcider.com

200-269 Hwy 214, elmsdale 902-259-2553 www.chillstreetcraftbeverageco.com

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!

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 rural producers, local markets, and regional suppliers to create seriously good food from fresh, seasonal ingredients. The abundance of Nova Scotia and its producers is showcased throughout our seasonally changing menus.

Chain Yard Urban Cidery was the first cidery in Halifax, opening in 2017 and dedicated to making approachable, unique and traditional ciders made from 100 per cent Nova Scotia apples. Our ciders range from dry to sweet, easy drinking to complex & funky, and we’re always excited to use Nova Scotia ingredients in our ciders. We stay on top of cider trends and love to collaborate on products with local breweries, distilleries, kombucharies, and other cideries.

You’ll know you’re in for a unique experience as soon as you step into our store, located inside a Sobeys supermarket – the first cidery of its kind in North America! We offer a variety of beverages made on-site using local ingredients. Our niche is in flavoured ciders, including Nova Scotia’s first winecider blends. We also offer wine-cider spritzers, craft cocktails, and oldfashioned, non-alcoholic sodas, so bring the kiddos!

Stop by our taproom to enjoy tours, taster flights or pints of our cider, plus other local and international ciders, along with Nova Scotia craft beer and wine. Our menu by Unchained Kitchen is always changing and serving yummy eats. Enjoy our sidewalk patio in the warmer months.

While our friendly, knowledgeable staff walks you through a fun, laid-back, free tasting, you can watch our production team through the glass walls. Overall, we encourage you to step back, wind down, and remember what’s important in life – you know – chill out!

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, 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.

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, dinner, and brunch, featuring the most affordable curated wine program in the city! please call or visit website for hours of operation.

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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. Visit us on Facebook at facebook.com/ ClearwaterSeafoods 757 bedford highway daily, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. halifax international airport daily, 5 a.m. – 8 p.m.

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food & drink experience DISTILLERY

Compass distillers

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food & drink experience BAKERY

deleCtaBle desserts

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

50 eileen Stubbs Ave., unit 112, Dartmouth 902-468-2700 www.delectabledesserts.ca

Compass Distillers is a grain-to-glass distillery located in Halifax’s North End. Compass captures the Nova Scotian experience in a bottle by harvesting local grain and wild plants to make awardwinning, handcrafted spirits.

Delectable Desserts Inc. is a specialty bakery located in Dartmouth, NS. Family owned and operated, we make everything from scratch (and with love) daily, using the finest quality locallysourced ingredients. Our specialties include cheesecakes, mousse/truffle cakes, buttercream layer cakes, mini cakes, and more.

In just under four years of operation, Compass Distillers has been awarded 73 medals, including Best Canadian Contemporary Gin at the World Gin Awards 2020, Best In Class Contemporary Gin at the Canadian Artisan Spirits Competition 2021, and a Gold medal in the Gin category at the London Spirits Competition 2020. Compass’ bar takes those handcrafted spirits and turns them into cocktails to delight your taste buds. Enjoy a tasting flight, a G&T, or explore the cocktail menu. Compass Distillers – True as North. please call or visit website for hours of operation.

Retail, wholesale, and catering options available. Our desserts can be found on the menu of many food service operations throughout HRM, or ordered through our website for your next celebration. Stop by our retail shop in Burnside to find a daily selection of mini cakes and breakfast goodies. Celebrate. Love. Delight.

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earthli

Halifax www.earthli.ca

We’re a 100 per cent Nova Scotian-owned producer of sustainably grown and zerowaste packaged plant-based superfood products to promote a healthy lifestyle with a planet-friendly approach. The world is discovering the many benefits of plant-based nutrition, and Earthli vegan proteins provide easier, tastier, and more sustainable options for earthlings everywhere! for more information or to purchase, visit our website or online store.


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Restaurant Nova Scotia Tradition

Evan’s Fresh Seafoods & Restaurant

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Food & Drink Experience Seafood Shop

Fisherman’s Market

International

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Restaurant Fine Dining

Five Fishermen Restaurant

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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

Located on the Dartmouth waterfront, Evan’s Seafoods offers local Nova Scotia seafood, displayed fresh & frozen, and also offers delicious fare for take out or eat in.

Fisherman’s Market is your local, one-stop shop for your fresh fish and seafood needs. Looking to send a present for that hard to shop for person? Let us help by sending the gift of Atlantic Lobster.

The 5 Fishermen is one of Atlantic Canada’s finest restaurants, with a storied history and reputation for premium food, wine, and cocktails, set in a relaxed environment.

Evan’s kitchen is known for their gluten free fish and chips, lobster rolls, seafood chowder, fish burgers and fish tacos, to name a few. This family-run business sources local, always.

Check out our selection of fresh, live seafood, and browse our deli for a lobster roll, shrimp roll, or one of our other treats. We also have catering available with a selection of platters featuring items from Fisherman’s own Seabright Smoke House.

Let our team curate your evening as part of a social experience. Great food is the centerpiece of your evening. Be delighted by some of our great shareables, signature seafood offerings, and premium quality items from the grill. Complete your night with selections from our extensive wine list or enjoy a curated cocktail.

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.

Take a stroll on the Dartmouth-Halifax ferry, explore Downtown Dartmouth and grab a bite at Evan’s. A great spot for local dishes and friendly faces. Tuesday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Stop in or give us a call, and one of our team members will be happy to assist. Custom platters available by request; subject to availability and market pricing. Monday – Saturday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Whether having a seat at the bar, enjoying an evening with friends, or having an event in our private dining room, we are the choice for a great social dining experience. Please call or visit our website for hours of operation and reservations.

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.

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Food & Drink Experience Chocolatier

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Gourmandises Avenue Chocolaterie

hotel halifax

1249 Cole Harbour Rd., Dartmouth 902-406-2266

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

Originally from France, Jean-Pierre Gallois and Yseult Bertic have over 30 years of experience as professional chocolatiers/ pastry chefs. Since opening in 2003, they have been creating fine chocolates and truffles, decadent pastries and macarons, along with artisan ice cream/sorbet.

Harbour City Bar & Grill embodies what it means to dine like a true East Coaster. Our culinary team, led by Executive Chef Andy Camm, works with local farmers and fishermen each season to create the freshest regional dishes, served alongside warm, impeccable, maritime hospitality.

For over 25 years, Heartwood has been nourishing Halifax with scrumptious vegetarian food. Our carefully curated menu features ingredients that are locallysourced. We’re especially proud of our Heartwood bowls, steamed greens, bean burritos, and veggie burgers.

They use only high-quality French chocolate couverture in their handmade delicacies and no preservatives or artificial flavours are used in their products – all are handmade. They also incorporate Nova Scotian ingredients like ice wine, fortified wine, berries, sea salt, maple syrup, honey, apples, seaweed, and more.

Our bar is stocked with Nova Scotia-made craft beer, wine, and spirits, and we offer a no corkage fee when you bring a bottle of Nova Scotia wine to complement your dining experience.

Heartwood was born from the desire to offer wholesome, sustainable food that everyone can enjoy. We’re proud to have remained true to our original inspirations.

Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturdays at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Follow our Facebook page (Gourmandises Avenue Chocolaterie) for extended hours during holidays and summer months.

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Whether it’s a seat at our bar, enjoying a cocktail, or a 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. Daily, 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. / 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Heartwood Restaurant

6250 Quinpool Rd., Halifax 902-425-2808 www.iloveheartwood.ca

We invite you to our quaint and cozy home at our original location, nestled among a bustling neighborhood and university district on Quinpool Road. You can also find us on the beautiful Halifax Waterfront during the summer season. Daily, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Brunch Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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Restaurant Casual Dining

Inn on The Lake

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

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 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 the warmer months, experience al fresco 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 Daily, 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Reservations recommended.


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food & drink experience COFFEE SHOP

Java Blend CoFFee

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food & drink experience FOOD-TO-GO

kitChen door

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food & drink experience CIDERY

lake City Cider

6027 North St., Halifax 902-423-6944 www.javablendcoffee.com

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

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

In 1938, Theodore Sideris had a vision: “Coffee: direct from our roaster to your cup”

For the past 13 years, Kitchen Door has been providing innovative and exceptional from-scratch food and hospitality services. Whether you’re looking for an easy meal idea, are in need of tasty snacks to share at your next get-together, or are looking for healthy lunch options for your team, they have you covered!

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.

Today we continue that tradition, providing you with fresh, carefully crafted coffees. We source beans of the highest quality and, in doing so, create relationships with the world’s finest farmers. Java Blend Coffee remains a small, locally-owned roaster, located in Halifax’s North End. We are committed to delighting our customers with the most exquisite coffees available and to building community, one delicious cup at a time.

They also offer interactive, engaging, and fun virtual cooking classes filled with pro-tips and skills for home cooks of all levels! Their talented chefs will walk you through the mystery of perfectly pillowy gnocchi and more. Plus, kids can join in the fun with their Kids Cook Supper Club classes and kidfriendly dishes. Visit their website to book an upcoming cooking class, place a pick up/delivery order from their food shop or get inspired for your next meal!

You will also find our tap room that offers an array of rotating taps that reflect the flavours of Nova Scotia and beyond. You can enjoy a sampler flight or a pint of cider in our cozy tasting room. Packaged product is available in refillable growlers, bottles, and cans, or grab a Lake City Cider shirt or hat. 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!

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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. wednesday – sunday, 4 p.m. – late brunch saturday & sunday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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mad GrinGo hot sauCe Williamswood 902-989-8388 www.canadianhotsauce.com

After leaving his job in corporate trade and returning from a life-changing trip to South America, Jordan realized that going back to a desk job was not in the cards for him. He had rediscovered his passion for cooking and life! Hence, came the birth of Mad Gringo Hot Sauce™. With determination and countless hours of hard work and sleepless nights, Mad Gringo Hot Sauce™ grew to over 100 retail locations. And now, Mad Gringo Hot Sauce™ can be found at stores in Ontario, Québec, British Columbia, Nova Scotia and Alberta, as well as at local events and festivals. We are proud to produce all our products in beautiful Nova Scotia.

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made with loCal

Dartmouth www.madewithlocal.ca

NOVA SCOTIA

TasTe of Nova scoTia award 2019 producer of The year

Anything but your typical snack foods company, Made with Local brings together Canada’s yummiest ingredients to handcraft them into nourishing Real Food Bars & Granola Bar Mixes. Our commitment to partnering with social enterprise bakeries means we’ve got our heart rooted deep in our community, supporting our local economy, and creating opportunities for those in particularly high need. Back in 2012, MWL started selling their homemade bars at a farmers’ market table in Halifax, Nova Scotia. From those very humble beginnings, our foods are now available at over 1,000 locations across Canada, and in our online shop! pop over to the store locator section on madewithlocal.ca for a full map of retailers.


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Restaurant Casual Dining

Morris East Restaurant

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Restaurant WINE BAR

Obladee, A Wine Bar

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Food & Drink Experience BREWERY

Propeller Brewing Company

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

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

2015 Gottingen St., Halifax 6128 Quinpool Rd., Halifax 617 Windmill Rd., Dartmouth 902-422-7767 www.drinkpropeller.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.

Back in 2010, siblings Heather and Christian Rankin created Obladee, a Halifax wine bar – a neighbourhood spot celebrating exceptional wine and food with genuine service by a highly skilled team.

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.

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. We’re also a hot spot for seasonallyinspired 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. Please call or visit website for hours of operation.

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. Our popular To-Go program features Packages and Gift Boxes of sommelierselected bottles of wine, cheese or charcuterie, fresh baguette, house-made chocolate, and detailed product notes – perfect for gatherings or gifts! We host live music on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and offer a wide array of wine education services from tastings to indepth courses. Please visit website for updated hours of operation.

Visit our tap rooms at Gottingen and Quinpool to sample our wide variety of beer. Enjoy our underground retro arcade at Gottingen – there’s always something fresh on tap. Our range of Propeller Craft Cocktails is a great complement to our beer, and for soda lovers, we have our refreshing Ginger Beer and Root Beer. Propeller is available at NSLC stores in Nova Scotia, ANBL stores in New Brunswick, PEILCC stores on PEI, at the Prop Shops and tap rooms, and in some of the greatest bars, restaurants, and kitchens on the East Coast.

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Restaurant NOVA SCOTIA TRADITION

Rose & 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, the Rose & Kettle has been the heart of the Farm Museum for over 30 years. Inspired by classic English tearooms, Nova Scotia favourites, and our own heritage gardens, our daily menu features fresh salads, delicious soups and sandwiches, freshly-baked biscuits, cinnamon buns, cookies, and homemade ice cream sandwiches. Savour a locally-roasted, fresh ground coffee, or a thirst quenching homemade lemonade, surrounded by 200 years of farming heritage. Explore our barns and buildings, meet our farm animals, tour our award-winning gardens, and visit our pollinator meadow, pastures and wetland. Seasonal May 15 – October 15 Wednesday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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Rum Runners Cake Factory

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SHUCK Seafood + Raw Bar

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Stories Restaurant

1479 Lower Water St., Bishop’s Landing, Halifax 902-421-6079 www.rumrunners.ca

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

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

Today on the Halifax waterfront, the spirit of rum running is alive and well, and tasting better than ever!

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.

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 al fresco offerings of microbrews and wines by the glass.

Rum Runners Rum Cake Factory, located on the Halifax Boardwalk at Bishop’s Landing, is serving up a delicious piece of Nova Scotia history. 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.

Daily Lunch, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Dinner, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. (11 p.m. Friday - Saturday) Hours may change depending on the season, please visit our website or Instagram (@shuckhfx).

Private dining in the Dalhousie Room available for 8-20 guests. Tuesday – Saturday, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.


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culinary product BAKERY

the Cake lady

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

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the Canteen on portland

& little C take-out 22 Portland St., Dartmouth 902-425-9272 www.thecanteen.ca

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the Carleton

1685 Argyle St., Halifax 902-422-6335 www.thecarleton.ca

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restaurant INTERNATIONAL

the orient Chinese Cuisine

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

ON PORTLAND

The Cake Lady is best known for her handmade authentic German cakes and fresh pretzels, including cinnamon, salted, chocolate, and cheese. You can also find freshly made pastries and baked goods, including German apple strudel, cinnamon rolls, pecan bars, black forrest cake, chocolate macaroons, German gingerbread cookies, bread, handmade lemonade, and much more. You can find us at Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market Pier 22 (new) and Alderney Landing Farmers Market. Find our kiosk on the Halifax Waterfront at Salt Yard (1549 Lower Water Street) daily in the summer.

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

The Carleton is one of Halifax’s most popular downtown destinations. Recognized as the ‘Judges’ Choice’ at the 2019 Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia Awards, The Carleton delivers fresh, locally-inspired, elevated comfort food, and a top selection of Nova Scotia craft beers, wine, and spirits. Housed in Halifax’s oldest commercial building, originally a residence built in 1760, The Carleton is widely known as one of Canada’s premier live venues and has earned numerous awards and accolades for its entertainment experience over the past 13 years.

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. 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. With awards including a bronze medal at the 2017 Gold Medal Plates, a Gold Medal at the 2020 Canada’s Great Kitchen Party and numerous recognitions for the restaurant from Trip Advisor, the Orient is sure to leave you coming back for more. please call or visit website for hours of operation.

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the flavours of the Halifax region this summer.

Find out what’s happening this summer in Halifax at

discoverhalifaxns.com

@daveyandsky


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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 Halifax’s finest musicians every Friday and Saturday night. Thursday – saturday, 5 p.m. – close please call or visit website for updated hours of operation.

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culinary product SPECIALTY PRODUCTS

tidal salt Dartmouth 902-818-9475

www.tidalsalt.ca

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culinary product SPECIALTY BEVERAGE

viveau

800-1888 Brunswick St, Halifax 902-789-3798 www.drinkviveau.com

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restaurant NOVA SCOTIA TRADITION

waterFront warehouse

restaurant & oyster house

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

The Atlantic Ocean is at the core of everyday life here in Nova Scotia. Our line of fleur de sel and flavoured sea salts showcases the crisp, clean waters along our shoreline. Our salt is sourced from St. George’s Bay, a sub-basin of the Gulf of St. Lawrence situated between Antigonish and Cape Breton Island. Our mission is to translate that special corner of the ocean into products that can be enjoyed by people all around the world.

VIVEAU combines fresh-from-theorchard fruit with a healthy splash of lightly sparkling mineral water for a beverage that’s packed with nutrients and bursting with flavour.

We don’t add anything to our sea salts and have specially tuned our process to produce the best possible flavour. Tidal Salt brings the flavour of the Atlantic Ocean to everything it touches.

Now available at select retailers across Canada. Visit drinkviveau.com to find a store near you.

please visit our website for our online shop and a list of retailers carrying Tidal salt.

No added sugar, no “natural” extracts, no artificial colours. Just pure deliciousness. VIVEAU’s flavours include wild blueberry, ripe cherry, and crisp apple cider.

Drop your anchor at the Waterfront Warehouse, Halifax’s favourite seafood destination since 1996! We offer a large variety of local oysters, premium Atlantic hard-shell lobsters picked fresh from our two large lobster tanks, Digby scallops, crab, shrimp, and more. We have lots of selections for land lubbers too. 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. daily, 11:30 a.m. – late kitchen closes at 10 p.m. hours may change depending on the season, please visit our website.

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P eac h & P rosci U tto P i z z a paired wit h B lomidon T idal B ay SERVES 1 Maple rosemary aioli 1 egg yolk 250 ml extra virgin olive oil 1 small lemon, zested and juiced 1 tsp pure local maple syrup 1 tbsp water 2 sprigs rosemary, chopped Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste Pizza 1 Morris East pizza dough ball 1 local peach, cut in eighths and roasted 1/4 cup local goat cheese 3 slices prosciutto Handful of local micro greens or arugula 1 sprig rosemary

Maple rosemary aioli

1. Whisk egg yolk with maple syrup and rosemary in a glass bowl. 2. Slowly add oil to emulsify while whisking. 3. Add lemon juice and zest. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Pizza

1. Preheat oven to 450F for at least a half hour.

Wine Pairing: Blomidon Estate Winery Tidal Bay

The vibrant fruit flavours and crisp acidity of the Tidal Bay are the perfect match to the creamy richness of the goat cheese and savoury taste of the prosciutto. The pear and rosemary aioli on the pizza are matched by a touch of sweetness in the wine, and will leave you wanting more of both!

2. Roast peaches for 15 minutes or until the edges caramelize. 3. Stretch out dough to form a 12” circle. 4. Top with a spoonful of maple rosemary aioli and neatly place peaches and goat cheese on top. 5. Add a bit of fresh chopped rosemary if extra. 6. Cook for 15 minutes. 7. Once out of the oven, top with fresh microgreens and prosciutto. 8. Enjoy with a glass of Blomidon Estate Winery Tidal Bay.

MORRIS EAST RESTAURANT morriseast.com 620 Nine Mile Rd., Bedford 5212 Morris St. & 1984 Vernon St., Halifax

BLOMIDON ESTATE WINERY blomidonwine.ca 10318 Hwy 221, Canning

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T h e Q ueen B ee wit h C ompass D istillers G in R oyal SERVEs 1 2 oz Compass Distillers Gin Royal 3/4 oz lemon juice 3/4 oz honey syrup (equal part honey & warm water) 1-3 dashes Compass Distillers Aromatic Orange Bitters GARNISH Edible flower

COMPASS DISTILLERS compassdistillers.ca 2533 Agricola St., Halifax

1. Combine all ingredients into an ice-filled shaker tin. 2. Shake well and strain into chilled coupe glass. 3. Garnish with an edible flower like a nasturtium or viola.


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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 Grand Banker Bar & Grill Helen B’s Preserves Ironworks Distillery Kiwi Café Lane’s Privateer Inn Laughing Whale Coffee Roasters Lincoln Street Food Lunenburg County Winery at Hackmatack Farm Lunenburg Rum Cakes

59. Mateus Bistro 60. Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre 61. Old Fish Factory Restaurant & Ice House Bar 62. Peasant’s Pantry 63. Petite Rivière Vineyards 64. Rebecca’s Restaurant 65. Rhubarb Restaurant 66. Salt Shaker Deli 67. Saltbox Brewery 68. Schoolhouse Gluten-Free Gourmet 69. Shipwright Brewing Company 70. Shore Club Lobster Suppers 71. Sou’Wester Gift Shop & Restaurant 72. Sun Under The Sea Nutrition 73. Sunday Silence Coffee Co. 74. The Barn Coffee & Social House

75. The Biscuit Eater Cafe & Books 76. The Quarterdeck Resort 77. The South Shore Fish Shack & Half Shell Oyster Bar 78. The Tea Brewery 79. Tipping Point Distillers 80. Trellis Café 81. Van Dyk’s By Nature 82. White Point Beach Resort, Elliot’s Dining Room


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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 highest quality, locally-sourced ingredients. Breathtaking water views highlight a simple, elegant dining room that features a bright, airy, and inviting space perfect for intimate gatherings and meals with family and friends. Come as you are and experience elegant, delicious dishes in our unique, summery atmosphere. Seasonal Please call or visit website for hours of operation.

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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.

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Food & Drink Experience Bakery

Boulangerie la Vendéenne

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Food & Drink Experience Brewery

Boxing Rock Brewing Company

500 Hwy 325, Blockhouse 902-531-3090 www.facebook.com/boulangerielavendeenne

218 Water St., Shelburne 902-875-2282 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.)

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 Legendary Taproom. Shop in our retail store, enjoy beer samples on our sunny outdoor patio, or enjoy a session of Beer School to learn more about beer & brewing! We serve delicious food, including legendary nachos, in our taproom; paired expertly with our delicious beer and we have live music every Friday evening.

Our products can be found in restaurants throughout the local area and HRM. Our storefront and café offers sit-in and take out 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. Visit our Facebook page for hours of operation.

Special events include yoga, brunch, art shows, live music and axe throwing league nights! For Beer School bookings, food specials, special events, opening hours and more, please visit our website or check us out on Facebook. We say drink up!


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food & drink experience WINERY/CIDERY

Bulwark Cider

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Charlotte lane CaFé

7155 Hwy 12, New Ross: Winery 1518 Dresden Row, Halifax: Cider House 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. Our awardwinning craft ciders and fruit wines are made from 100 per cent freshly pressed juice on-site which is then fermented and bottled.

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 establishment. Don’t be fooled by Capt. Kat’s unassuming location. Once you step aboard you’ll be impressed with the atmosphere and tastefully decorated dining room, inspired by our local culture and traditions – complete with a live lobster tank.

Cedar Bay Grilling Company is a locallyowned and operated company that produces frozen seafood products – most notably, Cedar Planked Atlantic Salmon, which offers consumers a unique dining experience at home, with a variety of delicious seasonings to choose from, including Applewood with Orange & Ginger, Sugar & Spice, Hickory Maple, Maple Whiskey, and more.

Roland and Kathleen Glauser have been providing delicious continental cuisine blended with down-home hospitality to locals and tourists for 26 years. They feature splendid local seafood and meat dishes, inventive pastas, seasonal salads, delectable Swiss specialties, and mouth-watering desserts, plus a full list of local and imported wines.

muwin estate wines ltd.

We produce still and sparkling fruit wines, Bulwark handcrafted ciders, as well as an array of seasonal ciders. Our products can be found in NSLC and private stores throughout Nova Scotia, at the winery in New Ross, the Bulwark Cider House on Dresden Row in Halifax, and are also available through our website for curbside pickup, free local delivery over $50, and shipping throughout Canada. please call or visit website for hours of operation.

Our menu is influenced by the nearby Atlantic Ocean. It includes an extensive assortment of fresh lobster and seafood dishes, and includes many fresh Nova Scotia products. Pair your meal with a Nova Scotia wine or beer, served with pride by our friendly crew. closed monday Tuesday, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. wednesday – sunday 11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Since 2009, Cedar Bay has won several prestigious awards in North America and the U.K.; most recently, they’ve won a Best New Product Award at the 2019 Canadian Grand Prix Awards. Cedar Bay continues to maintain AA certification with BRCGS through dedication to meeting high global standards in food safety, food quality, and regulatory compliance. cedar bay seafood products can be found at retailers throughout canada and the u.s.

Winner of 2000 & 2011 Restaurant of the Year – Chef Inspired Casual Dining (Taste of Nova Scotia); 2010 & 2013 Best Small Restaurant (Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia); 2011 Best Restaurant Outside Halifax (Chronicle Herald). This gem is nestled in the beautiful historic district of Shelburne and is a must visit.

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Grand Banker Bar & Grill

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helen B’s preserves

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food & drink experience DISTILLERY

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.

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

Join the crew of the Grand Banker, located harbour side in historic downtown Lunenburg. Our fresh, local menu, large selection of local wines and craft brews on tap, including our own Shipwright Brewing Company onsite, and 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, founded in 2008 and 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 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. The berries for our various liqueurs are all sourced locally, and our rum is made from Crosby’s Molasses – importers of quality molasses to the Maritimes for more than 140 years!

Our commitment to local artisans, farmers, and fishermen results in a memorable experience. The relaxed atmosphere and maritime hospitality, makes Grand Banker an ideal port of call. please call or visit website for hours of operation.

CASUAL DINING

kiwi CaFé

Blockhouse 902-531-3090 www.facebook.com/helenbpreserves

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.

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ironworks distillery

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

Classics with a creative twist, such as Blue Rocks Fish Cakes, Adams & Knickle Scallops, Banker Size Lobster Roll, our legendary lobster burger The Lunenburger, seafood chowder, and our Acadian Cajun Seafood Stew, using only the best our land and sea have to offer!

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

Enjoy delicious, homemade baked treats, wonderful soups and lunches, and our famous all-day 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 yearround warmth for a Nova Scotian-Kiwi welcome! daily, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


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Restaurant Nova Scotia Tradition

Lane’s Privateer Inn

27 Bristol Ave., Liverpool 902-354-3456, tf: 1-800-794-3332 www.lanesprivateerinn.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. In the summer, the lobster boils and planked salmon supper on the lawn gives visitors a true Taste of Nova Scotia experience. Lane’s Privateer Inn specializes in seafood, chowder, sandwiches on freshly baked breads, steaks, desserts, and an extensive wine and cocktail list and ten NS craft beers on tap. Try a flight of NS appellation wine. Visit Snug Harbour Books and Café with on-site bakery and espresso bar. The Lane’s experience features 23 guestrooms with local artwork, live Irish music, patio parties with live music throughout the summer, wine tastings, and trivia events. Daily, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Winter hours differ.

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Laughing WhalE Coffee Roasters

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Lincoln Street Food

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Lunenburg County Winery

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

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

at Hackmatack Farm

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

Lincoln Street Food is a modern, coastal, neighbourhood kitchen serving market-inspired 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 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.

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.

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.

Please visit website for hours of operation.

May 1 – December 15 Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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!

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

July 1 – October 1 Daily, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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lunenBurG rum Cakes

Lunenburg www.lunenburgrumcakes.com

Made from scratch in small batches, our rum cakes are sure to please. This moist vanilla cake is doused in a rum simple syrup made with Lunenburg’s Ironworks Distillery Bluenose Rum and topped with pecans. From rum cakes to chocolate inspired by the streets of our town, our products offer a Lunenburg experience you can savour at home. We believe in supporting local and creating quality products. We foster our community and its history. We hope that our baked goods will not only be enjoyed as a treat, but a memory in the making with family and friends. Bringing true Lunenburg hospitality to you through traditional baking and a piece of history. please visit our website to place an order or find a local retailer.

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mateus Bistro

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oak island resort

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old Fish FaCtory restaurant

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

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

& iCe house Bar

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.

On the beautiful South Shore, discover a culinary treasure at Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre. Whether dining in the Three Sheets Bar or Oak & Oar Eatery, enjoy views of Oak Island and the surrounding bay, combined with seasonally inspired menus featuring fresh, local seafood, hand-made pasta, and in-house sausages. Relax and wrap up your evening with a glass of wine from our extensive wine list.

An iconic Lunenburg landmark with a stunning wharf side ocean view in the heart of all the action on our historic waterfront. The Old Fish Factory is a favourite destination for locals and travellers alike for a truly Nova Scotian culinary experience with a twist, paired to perfection with an extensive selection of local wines, spirits, and craft beers; including our own award-winning Shipwright Brewing Company onsite.

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.

Our commitment to local farmers, fishermen, and artisans creates a unique and memorable experience, with a new story behind every plate and pint to be told. Our crew can’t wait to welcome you on your next escape to savour Lunenburg!

breakfast, 7 a.m. – 10 a.m. lunch, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. dinner, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

seasonal June – october please visit our website for updated hours of operation.

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 complement the food, they boast a drink menu with dozens of Nova Scotian wines, beers, ciders and spirits. open year-round. please call or visit website for more information.

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


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

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food & drink experience WINERY

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

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reBeCCa’s restaurant

249 edgewater St., Mahone Bay 902-531-3313 www.rebeccasrestaurant.ca

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rhuBarB restaurant

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

restaurant rhubarb restaurant bakeshop indian harbour, ns 8650 peggy’s cove road

Peasant’s Pantry is a traditional Italian-style restaurant and deli with casual atmosphere and high standards for taste, quality and consistency. Their menu and charcuterie is prepared from scratch with emphasis on local ingredients. Their charcuterie (specialty meats), including pâtés, sausages, smoked meats and air dried salamis, are also available for retail purchase. Made with traditional methods and without fillers, the meats are gluten-free with few exceptions. Visit Peasant’s Pantry to try one of their twohand, two-napkin sandwiches, woodfired pizzas, old-fashioned burgers and famous hand-cut fries. Pick up the perfect items for a charcuterie board to enjoy at home. please call or visit website for hours of operation.

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! Enjoy wine and cider tastings, relax on the terrace, or indulge in our Ultimate Tour & Wine Tasting, which runs daily throughout the summer. The winery hosts various events throughout the year and is available for private events and weddings. Find our award-winning wines at the NSLC, local farmers’ markets, and local restaurants. may – october daily, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. November – april monday – saturday, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Rebecca’s Restaurant is located in the picturesque town of Mahone Bay. You will enjoy a unique dining experience with a cozy coastal atmosphere, not to mention a great view of the famous three churches. At Rebecca’s, we strive to serve creative, unique dishes that one can’t find anywhere else on Nova Scotia’s South Shore. More than 80 per cent of our product is sourced locally from farmers and fisheries. We focus on using only sustainable seafood and farmto-table cuisine, and everything we make is from scratch. Rebecca’s offers a wide range of Nova Scotia-crafted beverages that’ll quench your thirst on our patio during those warm summer months. please call or visit website for hours of operation.

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 comfort foodies alike, presented with unsurpassable service. 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.

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Salt Shaker Deli

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

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Food & Drink Experience Brewery

Saltbox Brewery

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

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Schoolhouse Gluten-Free Gourmet

Shipwright Brewing Company

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

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.

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

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

SALT SHAKER

DELI 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, 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.

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. 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. Our motto: “Think social, and drink local.” Please call or visit website for hours of operation.

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

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.


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shore CluB loBster suppers 250 Shore Club Rd., Hubbards 902-857-9555 www.shoreclub.ca

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sou’wester GiFt shop & restaurant

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

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sun under the sea nutrition

Gold River 877-936-8463 www.sununderthesea.com

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sunday silenCe CoFFee Co.

Mahone Bay 902-299-0242 www.sundaysilencecoffee.com

sunday silence coffee co.

artisan roaster & espresso

Celebrating 85 years of serving the public, the Original Nova Scotia Lobster Supper offers a unique dining experience. 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, fresh cultivated mussels, your choice of salads, homemade rolls, and your choice of dessert. Steak, chicken, and vegetarian options, 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 9 (mother’s day) – october 9 (Thanksgiving) may - open saturdays & sundays June – october wednesday – sunday, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. reservations highly recommended.

The Sou’Wester Gift Shop and Restaurant overlooks the famous lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove and specializes in homestyle meals. We feature our very special seafood chowder, fish and chips, haddock dinners, and fresh-cooked lobster. Dessert specialties include homemade gingerbread and apple crisp.

Located in Gold River on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, Sun Under the Sea Nutrition (SUtS) makes a lovingly crafted blend of coconut powder – 70 per cent medium-chain triglyceride oil (MCT oil) and marine collagen powder. The marine collagen is sourced locally from Shelburne, NS!

Sunday Silence Coffee Co. is a local artisan and environmentally friendly coffee roaster based in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. Developed at The Barn Coffee & Social House, our goal has been to find and source the best coffee from around the world and have it roasted right here on the South Shore.

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.

SUtS’ non-dairy creamer provides macronutrition in protein and fats without the need for a person to ingest whole food. It is a multifunctional product used in many recipes like cookies, bread and oatmeal, or added to many beverages, like coffee, tea, matcha, hot chocolate, smoothies, and many more!

For us, the best moments of solitude and reflection have always been connected to great coffee. Whether we are in those moments of reflection or on the go, we want the coffee we drink to make us stop in our tracks.

Come have a tasty dinner and enjoy Nova Scotia beauty at its very best! summer months, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. off-season, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. (or sunset)

available for purchase at select health food stores in Nova scotia and on our website: www.sununderthesea.com

available locally at select retailers and at sundaysilencecoffee.com

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The Barn Coffee & Social House

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

The Barn is a premium specialty coffeehouse serving their own line of exceptionally roasted coffees sourced from growers around the world. 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. 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 in-house freshly made pastries, croissants and other indulgences. Make yourself at home. Open every day of the year, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., and additional hours as per social media.


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THE BISCUIT EATER CAFE & BOOKS

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The Quarterdeck resort

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The South Shore Fish Shack

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

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

& Half Shell Oyster Bar

Tea parties, beautiful brunches, and buttermilk biscuits await at The Biscuit Eater Cafe & Books in Mahone Bay, on the beautiful South Shore of Mi’kma’ki (Nova Scotia). Located in one of Mahone Bay’s oldest heritage buildings originally built in 1775, we are a Black led business and an award-winning combination of adorable tea room and radical bookstore. Our cozy cafe is a refuge and resource for community care, especially for Black, Indigenous, people of colour and Queer/2SLGBTQ+ communities.

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

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.

We host a weekly youth cafe, community garden, events and gatherings, while serving up homemade, handmade goodness with a focus on tea towers, brunch, and Black culinary excellence. Vegan and gluten free options are available. Reservations are highly recommended! Please call or visit website for hours of operation.

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. Please visit website and Facebook page for hours of operation. Accommodations open year-round.

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. Seasonal May – October Please call or visit website for hours of operation.

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The Tea Brewery

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

Crafted by the Tea Brewery; as a microblender, 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. The Tea Brewery’s 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.

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In Nova Scotia, you can find an abundance of local PRODUCTS year-round. WINTER

summer

Beets Carrots Celeriac Garlic Parsnips Shallots Sweet Potatoes Winter Squash

Beans Beets Blackberries Blueberries (Highbush & Wild) Broccoli Cantaloupe Carrots Cauliflower Celery Cherries Collards Corn Cucumbers (Greenhouse & Field Grown) Eggplant Fennel

spring Asparagus Beet Greens Fiddleheads Hot Peppers (Greenhouse) Peas Radish Rhubarb Spinach Sweet Peppers Sweet Potatoes Tomatoes (Greenhouse)

fall Garlic Kale Lettuce Melons Peaches Peas Peppers Plums Radish Raspberries Spinach Strawberries Summer Squash Swiss Chard Tomatoes Various Greens

Beets Broccoli Brussels Sprouts Carrots Cauliflower Celeriac Celery Collards Corn Cucumbers (Greenhouse & Field Grown) Eggplant Garlic Hot Peppers (Greenhouse) Kale Kohlrabi

Leeks Lettuce Parsnips Pears Pumpkins Radish Shallots Spinach Sweet Peppers Sweet Potatoes Swiss Chard Tomatoes Turnip Various Greens Winter Squash

Dried Herbs Mesclun/Salad Greens Micro Greens Mushrooms

Onions Potatoes Rutabaga Shoots

YEAR-ROUND PRODUCE Apples Blueberries (Wild, Frozen) Cabbage (Except June)

Cranberries Cucumbers Dried Beans

seafood - seasonal

seafood - year-round

MEAT/POULTRY

DAIRY

Dulse Eel Herring Jonah Crab Mackerel Shrimp (Inshore) Squid Striped Bass

Arctic Char Clams Cod Haddock Halibut Lobster Mussels Oysters

Beef Chicken Eggs Lamb Pork Turkey

Cheese Gelato Ice Cream Milk Yogurt

Pollock Rock Crab (Frozen) Seaweed Salmon Scallops Shrimp (Northern) Snow Crab Tuna


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Food & Drink Experience Distillery

Tipping Point Distillers

5478 Hwy 3, Chester Basin 902-414-4143 www.tippingpointdistillers.com

Tipping Point Distillers was created to produce world class products that showcase Nova Scotia’s abilities. Our distillery produces an ultra premium vodka & a premium amber rum in small batches, using locally-sourced organic grain & Crosby’s Molasses. Our premium amber rum is aged in Canadian-made barrels using Canadian-grown white oak trees from Ontario to produce a truly Canadian product. We only use superior ingredients to create our vodka & amber rum, all without the use of any chemical additives. Tipping Point Distillers is housed in a beautifully designed post and beam building by Arlington Timber Frame from Nova Scotia. Our copper still, custom-made in Germany by a small family-owned company, is our signature piece of equipment.

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Restaurant Nova Scotia Tradition

Trellis Café

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

The Trellis Café is your local Hubbards restaurant offering a quintessential South Shore dining experience. From overflowing bowls of chowder to our signature desserts, The Trellis Café has established itself as a South Shore institution and landmark destination since opening its doors in 1985. Every day begins with the aroma of bread baking and freshly-ground fair-trade coffee brewing. Fresh fish arrives at our backdoor daily. Our menus feature a variety of delicious seafood dishes, burgers, steak, pastas, soups and salads. Weekend brunch is highlighted by our lobster and smoked salmon eggs benedict. Come enjoy our sunny patio, complimentary wi-fi and local artwork. Live concerts on Friday & Saturday nights. Please visit website for hours of operation.

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Van Dyk’s by nature

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

Van Dyk’s by Nature 100% Pure Wild Blueberry Juice, Dried Wild Blueberries and Wild Blueberry Powder are made from ONLY Grade “A” Nova Scotian wild blueberries. They have NO water, sugar, or preservatives added. These naturally delicious wild blueberry products provide health-conscious consumers with a versatile, convenient way to benefit from the remarkable health properties of wild blueberries year-round. They are available at Sobeys, Pharmasave, and at most independent health food stores in Atlantic Canada. Remember, Van Dyk’s 100% Pure Wild Blueberry Products are “Wildly Nutritious!”

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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! Local maritime flavours meet incredible sea views at our on-site restaurant and lounge. Get a taste of the bounty of fresh seasonal produce, world-famous seafood, and unique local beer, wine, and spirits we’re so lucky to enjoy in Nova Scotia. Of course, you’ll want to leave room for a homemade dessert. Like the beautiful landscape just outside the dining room window, our authentically Nova Scotian menu changes with the season. Think lobsterinfused creations, grass-fed Atlantic beef, and locally-sourced pork and scallops. Please visit website for more information.

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B o x ing R ock ' s L ocal C h eese & C h arcuterie B oard Cheese & Charcuterie board Knoydart Cheese House Organic Cranberry Cheddar cheese Fox Hill Cheese House Smoke Flavoured Gouda cheese Boxing Rock Legendary Taproom spiced beer nuts Boxing Rock Legendary Taproom apple and carrot chutney J. Willy Krauch smoked salmon Boulangerie La Vendéenne baguette Nova Scotia cured meat Local apple slices Olives

BOXING ROCK BREWING COMPANY boxingrock.ca 218 Water St., Shelburne

Beer flight Hunky Dory Pale Ale The Vicar’s Cross Double IPA Arnold’s Apricot Wheat Ale Puck Off Lagered Ale

A charcuterie board full of local nibbles is the perfect opportunity to enjoy fun, diverse Nova Scotia Craft beer! Boxing Rock Brewing Company offers a ton of delightful options including: trying the Hunky Dory Pale Ale as a citrusy contrast to the salty cheese and olives, the Vicar’s Cross DIPA as a bold complement to the rich, cured meats, Arnold’s Apricot Wheat as a delightful marriage with fruity chutney, and Puck Off Lagered Ale as a crisp, refreshing friend to the delicious local bread. With so many delicious options from Boxing Rock you can’t go wrong trying out your own fun, Nova Scotian beer and charcuterie board pairing!


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B ulwark O riginal C ider B raised P ork L oin wit h N ova S cotia A pple C h utney SERVES 6 ROAST 3 tbsp vegetable oil 3 - 4 lbs bone-in pork roast (loin or shoulder) 500 ml bottle Bulwark Original Cider 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar 2 tsp salt 2 tsp black pepper 2 - 3 large garlic cloves, minced 2 tsp thyme Chutney 3 lbs apples, peeled and diced (firm apple preferred) 2/3 cups light brown sugar 1/2 cup Nova Scotia honey 2/3 cup raisins 1 cup fresh Nova Scotia cranberries 2 medium yellow onions, finely chopped 2 tsp mustard seeds 2 tsp fresh ginger, finely minced 1 tsp salt 3 cups apple cider vinegar

Bulwark Cider/Muwin Estate Wines

bulwarkcider.com 7155 Hwy 12, New Ross 1518 Dresden Row, Halifax

roast

1. Preheat oven to 450F. 2. In a Dutch oven (or oven safe heavy bottomed pan with tight-fitting lid), heat oil over medium/medium-high heat. 3. When oil is rippling, brown pork roast a couple minutes on each side. 4. Whisk together Bulwark Cider, apple cider vinegar, salt, pepper, garlic, and thyme; pour over pork roast. 5. Cover and bake in 450F oven for 15 minutes. 6. Lower oven temperature to 300F, continue to bake another 2 hours (add 15 minutes per pound over 4 lbs).

chutney

1. Combine all ingredients in a large, heavy saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, then simmer uncovered stirring frequently for 30 - 40 minutes, or until thickened. 2. Serve over pork roast.



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P ear C ollins wit h I ronworks P ear E au D e V ie SERVES 1 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice 3/4 oz honey syrup (dissolve 2 parts local honey into 1 part hot water & cool) 1 1/2 oz ironworks pear eau de vie 2 oz Nova scotia traditional method sparkling wine GARNISH local pear, sliced

IRONWORKS DISTILLERY ironworksdistillery.com 2 Kempt St., Lunenburg

1. Fill a cocktail shaker tin with ice, lemon juice, honey syrup and Pear Eau de Vie and shake well. 2. Strain into chosen glass and top with 2 oz of Nova Scotia traditional method sparkling wine. 3. Garnish with slices of fresh pear.


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Halibut C h eeks wit h P eas , O nions & P astrami SERVES 2 3 - 4 pieces halibut cheek 5 tbsp olive oil 1 clove minced garlic 5 pieces pearl onion 1 shallot, halved 1 sprig dill 1/2 leek heart 4 half pieces dried cherry tomato 3 leaves mint (chiffonade) 150 g pastrami 150 g fresh peas 1/6 kohlrabi, shaved thin and julienned 1 tsp Dijon mustard (grainy or Dijon) 120 ml pastrami stock (chicken or fish stock will do) 80 g butter, fine dice GARNISH Pickled onion

Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre

oakislandresort.ca 36 Treasure Dr., Western Shore

1. Heat a cast iron pan to medium - high heat. 2. Place oil into pan and wait until it reaches temperature. Pat fish cheeks dry and season with salt. Once oil is hot, add cheeks to pan and sear for 2 - 3 minutes or until golden. Flip over and repeat. 3. Place seared fish cheeks onto a paper lined plate, turn the temperature of your pan to low. Add shallot, and pearl onions to pan and cook till slightly golden. 4. Add minced garlic, mint, dill and pastrami - stir with wooden spoon and sauté for 1 minute.

5. Add pastrami stock and butter, use your wooden spoon to get golden bits off the bottom of the pan. Simmer for 1 minute. 6. Add dried cherry tomatoes, kohlrabi, tsp of mustard, mint and fish cheeks. Continue to simmer for another minute or until the kohlrabi is slightly tender. Taste, season, and serve.


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S tuffed L obster T ails SERVES 3 3 5-6 oz lobster tails 4 oz scallops 4 oz shrimp 4 oz lobster claw meat 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese 1/4 cup garlic butter 1/4 cup of unsalted butter 1/2 clove of garlic 3 g parsley, chopped 3 g chives, chopped Breadcrumbs, optional

Stuffed Lobster Tails

1. Chop the scallops in quarters, chop shrimp in thirds and chop lobster claw meat in fourths. Place in a bowl. 2. Add in mozzarella and garlic butter. Mix until ingredients begin to form a ball. 3. Slice down the tail of the lobster, and open the shell, peeling back the lobster meat. 4. Form the seafood mixture into a 4 oz. oval and place it into the cracked lobster tail. 5. Sprinkle breadcrumbs on to the tail before baking at 350F for 11 minutes.

THE QUARTERDECK RESORT quarterdeck.ca 7499 Rte 3, Summerville Centre

Garlic Butter

1. Allow butter to become room temperature or melt, then add minced garlic. 2. Finely chop parsley and chives, then mix all in bowl.


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Argyler Lodge and Restaurant Comeau’s Sea Foods Limited D’Eon Oyster Company Dennis Point Café IMO Foods Ltd. J. Willy Krauch & Sons La Cuisine Robicheau Red Cap Restaurant & Motel Rudder’s Seafood Restaurant & Brew Pub


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arGyler lodGe and restaurant

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

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Comeau’s sea Foods limited

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

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d’eon oyster Company

Lower eel Brook 902-648-3472 www.deonoystercompany.com

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dennis point CaFé

214 Dennis Point Rd., Lower West Pubnico 902-762-1220 www.dennispointcafe.com

Dennis Point Café & Restaurant

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, and partner with local farmers and fisheries, all to provide you with the freshest and finest menu items possible. Take in 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 74 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, breaded scallops, fish cakes and more.

D’Eon Oyster Company, a family owned and operated business for more than 25 years, offers two unique brands of oysters. The Eel Lake Oyster is nurtured by the brackish, tidal waters of Eel Lake, a sheltered environment boasting a slightly lower salinity than the ocean. The Salt Bay Oyster calls the same tides that fill up the world-famous Bay of Fundy home. Our oysters are available throughout Canada and the United States. 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! Oysters available with free shipping throughout the Atlantic Provinces via online store www.deonoystercompany. com. If planning to stop by facility, call ahead to ensure contactless pick up.

Located a stone’s throw from one of Nova Scotia’s most scenic fishing wharves, Dennis Point Café & Restaurant in Lower West Pubnico takes full advantage of the sea’s bounty. When it’s only a five minute walk from Captain to kitchen, you know you’re getting the freshest seafood that the province has to offer! Specializing in pan fried haddock, fish and chips, fish bits and creamed lobster, we also offer a selection of non-seafood items that will appeal to the non-seafood lovers. Try Vernon’s burger, our selection of sandwiches and homemade soup served with our famous house made rolls. Whatever your choice, you will not be disappointed. After all, Dennis Point is where “the fishermen bring their friends to eat.” Tuesday – sunday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. hours may change. please call or visit website to confirm.

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imo Foods ltd.

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

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. 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. monday – friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. please visit www.imofoods.com for online sales.


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J. Willy Krauch & Sons

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Restaurant Nova Scotia Tradition

La Cuisine Robicheau

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

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

J. Willy Krauch & Sons has developed a world-renowned reputation for producing the finest smoked Atlantic fish since 1956. Using traditional Danish smoking methodologies, this modest smokehouse developed a devoted following of visitors to Nova Scotia and locals alike who are passionate about smoked fish!

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.

In 2015, Comeau’s Sea Foods Ltd. acquired the J. Willy Krauch brand as a way to preserve a long-standing tradition. Comeau’s shares a similar history to J. Willy Krauch & Sons, a family company rooted in community and committed to quality. Our most popular products include cold-smoked Atlantic salmon, smoked mackerel, and hot-smoked salmon bites in lemon or maple pepper flavors. Visit our online store at willykrauch.com to place your order today!

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 – Sunday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

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

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Rudder’s Seafood

Restaurant & Brew Pub 96 Water St., Yarmouth 902-742-7311 www.ruddersbrewpub.com

Soak up the ambience as you dine on fresh seafood and sip premium brewed beers while enjoying the Nova Scotia South Shore’s microbrewery restaurant. Enjoy a customer favourite, Rudder’s fish cakes, or lobster in the shell, on the large seasonal patio overlooking our private marina. 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 of your favourite draft or lager. Present your copy of the 2021 Taste of Nova Scotia Culinary Guide and receive a complimentary 5 oz. sample of one of our handcrafted full-bodied craft ales. Daily, 11 a.m.

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ARGYLER LODGE & RESTAURANT

argyler.com 52 ye Olde Argyler Rd., Lower Argyle

6 oz Nova scotia lobster meat, cooked and chopped 2 cups cream 1 tbsp fresh tarragon, chopped 1 oz brandy 2 5 oz haddock fillets 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup cracker meal 1/2 cup butter 2 tbsp vegetable oil 1 egg 1 cup milk sea salt and pepper, to taste

1. Heat frying pan on low heat. Sauté lobster meat in 2 tbsp melted butter and 1 tbsp oil until a little colour is released into butter mixture, about 2 minutes. Add cream, increase heat and simmer for about 5 minutes or until cream reduces and thickens.

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4. Place cooked haddock on plate and top with lobster sauce.

2. While cream is reducing, bread haddock. Crack egg and whisk with milk. Season flour with salt and pepper. Coat haddock with flour, dip in egg mixture and coat with cracker meal. 3. Once cream sauce has thickened, add brandy and tarragon. Simmer for 1 minute and season with salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste.

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Heat frying pan on medium heat. Add 2 tbsp butter and 1 tbsp of vegetable oil. Cook haddock fillets until golden on each side and fish is cooked through, about 2 minutes per side.

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Preheat broiler in oven on low setting. Brush sheet pan with melted butter. Lay breaded haddock fillets on pan and brush with melted butter. Broil fish for 10 minutes or until golden and cooked through.


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COMEAU’S SEA fOODS LTD.

comeausea.com 60 Saulnierville Rd., Saulnierville

1. Preheat oven to 425F with rack placed in the middle position. Prepare 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. 2. Place Comeau Seafood & Shrimp Spread, cream cheese and chives in a mixing bowl and combine, using a rubber spatula, until cream cheese is incorporated into spread. 3. Place flatbreads on baking sheets and brush with garlic oil. Bake for approximately 3 minutes. 4. Remove flatbreads from oven. evenly distribute cream cheese and shrimp spread mix, smoked Gouda, mozzarella, onion, and shrimp across the 4 flatbreads.

5. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 7 minutes, or until cheese begins to bubble. If a crispier finish is desired, switch the oven to broiler and cook for an additional 2 minutes, watching carefully to ensure it does not burn. 6. Remove from oven and allow flatbreads to set for 2 minutes before cutting. Cut each flatbread into 8 pieces. 7. Garnish with basil and parsley. Serve immediately with lemon wedges on side.


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Hana Tsunomata 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. ®

Popular in Japan for over 25 years, Hana is only available from on-land cultivation tanks right here in Nova Scotia. Unique, convenient, delicious and packed with antioxidants, dietary fiber, vitamins and amino acids. Hana makes it easy for you to expand your menu and follow the wise advice to sea

Eat your vegetables! Rehydration Directions:

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Scan here to download more recipes like the above. Champagne flute photo: Jonas Drotner Mouritsen


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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 Charles Keddy Farms Ltd. Church Brewing Company Church Brewing Company Cochrane Family Farm Coldstream Clear Distillery Country Magic/Nova Agri Crystany’s Brasserie den Haan Greenhouses Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa Dr. Kombu Brewing Company Founders House Dining & Drinks Fox Hill Cheese House Gaspereau Vineyards & Vine Side Patio Gidney Fisheries Ltd. Grand Pré Wines

117. Hall’s Harbour Lobster Pound and Restaurant 118. Hamilton’s Fish Farm 119. Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-Op 120. Kellock’s Restaurant 121. Le Caveau Restaurant at Grand Pré Winery 122. Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards 123. Luckett Vineyards 124. Luckett Vineyards Crush Pad Bistro 125. Maritime Express Cider Co. 126. Masstown Butcher 127. Masstown Creamery 128. Masstown Market 129. Meadowbrook Farm and Markets 130. Meander River Farm & Brewery 131. Mercator Vineyards 132. Millen Farms 133. Noggins Corner Farm Market 134. Nook and Cranny Brew Pub 135. Nova Coffee 136. Paddy’s Brewpub & Rosie’s Restaurant 137. Petite Patrie Chocolate 138. Planters Ridge Winery

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L’Acadie Vineyards

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

Taste the wines that brought international awareness of sparkling wines to Nova Scotia. Bringing the art and science of experienced winemaking of the Okanagan, Niagara, Australia and California to each harvest to create crisp, dry, rich organic wines for you to enjoy. Awarded multiple times at prestigious competitions including France’s Effervescents du Monde and London’s Decanter World Wine Awards. “I invite you to visit our premier sparkling winery deeply rooted in warm rocky mineral-rich soil, an ancient seabed giving complex mineral and slight saline flavours. Tour our certified organic vineyard, taste and learn what makes traditional method sparkling wines special. Purchase from our extensive portfolio of sparkling wines to celebrate your next special occasion or to brighten any day.” – Bruce Ewert, Winemaker, Founder, Owner. Tastings by appointment.

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Agri-Growers Ltd. 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.

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Annapolis Cider Company

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Avondale Sky

Winery & Restaurant

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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Food & Drink Experience Winery

Benjamin Bridge 1966 White Rock Rd., Gaspereau 902-542-1560 www.benjaminbridge.com

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Bistro 22

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

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Blomidon Estate Winery

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

BLOMIDON E S TAT E

Barrelling Tide Distillery is an independently owned craft distillery located on the Cornwallis River in Port Williams. Surrounded by rich valley farmlands, all our award-winning spirits and liqueurs are hand crafted in small batches on-site using produce and products from local farmers and producers. Our craft spirits include Vodka, Gin, Chili Pepper Vodka and Rums, including our 5 Fathom Dark Rum. Our fruit liqueurs come from fruits right here in the valley and include cherry, cranberry, blueberry and raspberry, to name a few. Our coffee liqueur is a must-try! We are open year-round and have a full retail area and tasting bar on site. We look forward to seeing you! Please call or visit website for hours of operation.

NOVA SCOTIA

TASTE OF NOVA SCOTIA AWARD 2019 Product of the Year

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. 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. 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. 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 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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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 per cent 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.

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Blomidon Inn

Casa Nova Fine Beverages

Charles Keddy Farms Ltd.

Church Brewing Company

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

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

Chef Donna Jackson and her culinary team invite you to join them at the Blomidon Inn to enjoy Nova Scotia fare, fresh from the valley and sea. Complement your experience with an extensive wine list of local and imported wines, developed by owner/sommelier Michael Laceby. This wine list has received the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator Magazine since 1999.

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 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. The inn also features a wide range of uniquely and individually furnished accommodations. Reservations are recommended.

We also produce a line of gourmet quality wine jelly, preserves, sweet, savory and hot sauces, mustards and estate maple syrup. Great condiments with which to stock your pantry!

Open daily, except for ten days over Christmas. Dinner by reservation only, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

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.

www.keddynursery.com

329 Main St., Wolfville 902-542-2337 www.churchbrewing.ca

Charles Keddy Farms is a family farm located in Nova Scotia’s beautiful Annapolis Valley. We are in our 44th year of business and are currently the largest commercial producer of sweet potatoes east of Ontario.

Established in 2019, our brewery includes a 4-vessel 35 hectolitre brewing system and a separate 2-vessel 5 hectolitre pilot system that brews high quality beer with flavour, personality, and purpose. Our beer is brewed with great attention to detail, with a focus on deep rooted brewing traditions for modern times, elevating the amazing food it pairs with. Congregation Pilsner, Mayflower White IPA, Illuminate Pale Ale, and Married To The Sea German Porter make up our core beer styles.

Our Valley Harvest Sweet Potatoes are available throughout Atlantic Cananda at Sobeys, Walmart, Averys and many farm markets. Valley Harvest is committed to providing consumers with top quality sweet potatoes and are proud to give consumers a local option when purchasing this product. To learn more please visit our Facebook Page: Valley Harvest Sweet Potatoes.

Visit us and enjoy a flight or a full pint inside our year-round restaurant or picturesque patio, or take some to go from our on-site beer market. We invite you to come and congregate with us. Please call or visit website for hours of operation.


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329 Main St., Wolfville 902-542-2337 www.churchbrewing.ca

CoChrane Family Farm

5324 Hwy 289, upper Stewiacke 902-671-2378 www.cochranefamilyfarm.com

Coldstream Clear distillery 87 Main St. W., Stewiacke 902-639-1356 25 James St., Antigonish 902-867-0487 www.coldstreamclear.com

1225 Middle Dyke Rd., Centreville 902-582-1445, u-Pick: 902-582-1482 www.mycountrymagic.com

Church Brewing Company, housed in an old stone church on the Bay of Fundy, invites you to come congregate with us! Our carefully curated menu is sourced by using seasonal and local ingredients by the best of Annapolis Valley’s farmers and producers. Our fun and flavourful food is complemented by our high quality beer, brewed with passion, personality and purpose. We focus on deep-rooted brewing traditions that are elevated for modern times – the proof is in the taste!

Cochrane Family Farm is a certified organic, family-owned and operated 30 acre farm, located in Upper Stewiacke on the banks of the Stewiacke River. We grow hand tended, nutrient dense heirloom vegetables, herbs and flowers without any chemical inputs, following a permaculture methodology.

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

The Annapolis Valley has been our home for generations, with years of farming experience; we have learned what varieties to plant in our unique growing region. Every variety has its own characteristics influenced by many factors, including climate and soil conditions.

restaurant CASUAL DINING

ChurCh BrewinG Company

Enjoy your dining experience on our picturesque patio, inside our restaurant (our sanctuary) or drop by our beer market for beer and merch to go. Come for the food and beer, stay for the atmosphere! It’s the place to see and be seen in Wolfville! please call or visit website for hours of operation.

We are a promoter of agritourism, offering many workshops, tours, and talks yearround. We also have a storefront where you can purchase our vegetables, seeds, herbal teas, culinary spice blends, and other herbal products. We not only aim to offer our customers top quality food, but also to empower them to make healthier food choices. please call or visit website for hours of operation.

food & drink experience DISTILLERY

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 a wide variety of canned cocktails, including vodka soda, lemonade, iced tea, gin soda & more, as well as top quality vodkas, rums, liqueurs, and rum cream. 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.

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Country maGiC/ nova-aGri

Our primary crops include highbush blueberries (fresh market, processing and u-pick), onions, potatoes, strawberries, blackberries, and grape tomatoes. The warm days and cool nights ensure our products deliver intense flavour profiles— from sweet berries to hardy vegetables. Our quality control and research programs explore new crops, new products and improved processes as part of our commitment to continuous improvement, quality, and safe food choices to support our customer’s healthy lifestyle. Blueberry and raspberry U-Picks open seasonally. please call or visit website for hours of operation.

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Crystany’s Brasserie

den HaAn Greenhouses

Culinary Product Fruit & Vegetable

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Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa

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Culinary Product Specialty Beverage

Dr. Kombu Brewing Company

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

394 Fitch Rd., Lawrencetown 902-584-3667 www.denhaan.ca

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

836 Windsor Back Rd., Windsor 902-412-6764 www.drkombu.ca

Crystany’s Brasserie celebrates their fifth anniversary this year. On June 28, 2016, the first family-owned and 100 per cent certified gluten-free restaurant in Canada opened their doors. Learn the history of the area, enjoy the rooftop patio during the summer and fall, and discover the cozy atmosphere and wheelchair accessibility at Crystany’s Brasserie.

Since 1963, our family business has focused on our passion for growing greenhouse tomatoes and cucumbers for the Atlantic Canadian market. Located in the beautiful Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, we are dedicated to growing the highest quality, freshest, and safest product possible for our customers.

Churchill’s Restaurant and Lounge Our culinary team, led by Chef Dale Nichols offers a creative menu, driven by a passion for locally-sourced, seasonallyinspired Nova Scotia ingredients.

Dr. Kombu Brewing Company produces Solàs Kombucha, made and bottled in Windsor, N.S. Using traditional kombucha fermentation techniques and local ingredients, Solàs is a truly artisanal local product and distributes to the Maritime provinces, most notably within Nova Scotia.

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 gluten-free beer. Enjoy live music on Friday nights with rotating musicians. 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.

Throughout the years, den Haan’s has been recognized for our innovative, environmentally sound, and highly efficient agricultural production practices. Our aromatic, juicy tomatoes and cool, crisp cucumbers would make the perfect addition to any recipe or on their own as a nutritious snack. Now available year-round, our delicious produce can be purchased throughout Atlantic Canada at many local retailers and farm markets.

Dine on Digby Scallops and tempt your taste buds on old favorites with a new twist. The award-winning Smoked Haddock Chowder is a must try. 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, complemented by a selection of refreshments, including local beer and cider. Serving lunch and dinner. Check our website for updates throughout 2021. Seasonal April 30 – October 31 Churchill’s Dining Room, 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Lounge, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. 19th Hole, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Dr. Kombu participates in numerous events, farmers’ markets, and charitable causes in Nova Scotia, including no-cost fermentation workshops in schools. Solàs currently carries eight varieties, with many more and additional products on the horizon.


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restaurant FINE DINING

Founders house dininG & drinks

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

NOVA SCOTIA

TasTe of Nova scoTia award 2019 resTauraNT of The year

Our passion is locally-sourced ingredients for dining, along with locally-sourced beer, wine, cider, and spirits for our drinks. 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. please call or visit website for hours of operation.

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Fox hill Cheese house

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Gaspereau vineyards

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Gidney Fisheries ltd.

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

& vine side patio

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 in a century-old farm site, Gaspereau Vineyards was the first winery located in the Gaspereau Valley. Known for outstanding Rieslings and fruit forward, terroir driven white and red wines, the winery creates award-winning, premium, small lot and estate-grown wines.

As far back as 1892, the Gidneys exported live lobsters via steamship to Boston, Massachusetts. Four family generations later, Gidney Fisheries continues this tradition of procuring, processing and delivering sweet Nova Scotia lobster throughout the world.

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.

Head winemaker Gina Haverstock takes great care to transfer the essence of Nova Scotia’s terroir into remarkable wines of exceptional quality to suit the sophisticated palate and intimate occasions.

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.

Just 3 kilometres from downtown Wolfville, visitors can enjoy wine tastings, a locally-inspired menu and browsing the broad selection of wines. Stop in for lunch or enjoy a glass of wine on the open-air Vine Side Patio.

We buy our lobsters directly from local fishermen for 9.5 months out of the year. Our 800,000+ pounds capacity for live lobster holding allows us to leverage the convenience and quality of high-pressure processing (HPP). This process delivers raw frozen lobster meat, which is de-shelled and free from additives and preservatives, to the retail and food service industries 12 months of the year.

fox hill market – 2760 robie st., halifax monday – sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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

visit our website for news and specials. follow us @gaspereauwine

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

visit our website to see how highpressure processing works in less than 2 minutes!

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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 1970’s, owned and operated by the Stutz Family. Join us for a winery tour and learn about grape growing, wine making, and the rich history of our region. During a wine tasting, you will enjoy 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 it a weekend getaway; book your overnight stay at our new inn and enjoy a delicious meal at our restaurant, Le Caveau, right on-site. Tours offered daily at 4 p.m., June – Mid-October. Reservations required.

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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 highest tides in the world while savouring Bay of Fundy lobster and seafood in our harbourside restaurant. Located 20 minutes from Kentville in one of the few authentic fishing villages on the Fundy coast, dining at 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 chef for preparation in Bay of Fundy seawater. Gain knowledge on the Fundy tides, the fishing and lobster export industry, and lobster biology from our friendly, experienced staff. Finish your stay with a stroll on the boardwalk and take in the sunsets. Seasonal Please visit website for hours of operation.

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JUST US! COFFEE ROASTERS CO-OP

35 Devaney Marsh Right Of Way, Bridgetown 902-526-0350 www.hamiltonsfishfarm.com

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

We are located in Centrelea, nestled between the shores of the Annapolis River and the South Mountain. We are a family-owned business proudly producing high-quality, hand-raised rainbow trout grown at our 100 per cent land-based aquaculture facility, which is designed to minimize environmental impact.

Founded in 1995, as Canada’s first fair trade coffee roaster, Just Us! Coffee 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.

Land-based aquaculture is an accountable approach to fish production that helps to reduce pressure on oceans by containing fish waste and conserving wild fish stocks. At Hamilton’s Fish Farm, we figure it’s time to THINK OUTSIDE THE OCEAN. Working closely with conservation programs, like Ocean Wise, makes it easy for our consumers to know sustainable seafood is a priority here for the longterm health of our waterways on a local and global scale.

We believe business can be a vehicle for change. Just Us! puts people and the planet before profits® by offering highquality coffee, tea, chocolate and sugar to customers in our cafés and kitchen. Stop into our Grand Pré or Wolfville café to find a local menu of seasonal salads and sandwiches made in-house with our bread, freshly baked tartan twirls, takehome ready-to-bake meals and desserts, vegan oatcakes, and southern tofu sandwiches. Enjoy in-house, for grab and go, or catered for your event.


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kelloCk’s restaurant

160 Commercial St., Berwick 902-538-5525 www.kellocks.ca

If you are looking to experience comfort food with an elegant flare and the nostalgic feeling of a Nova Scotian kitchen party with family and friends, Kellock’s Restaurant in Berwick, Nova Scotia is the place you don’t want to miss. Continuing the tradition of hospitality in their 200 year old heritage property, featuring a restaurant in the main house and accommodation in what was once the Carriage House, Kellock’s is deeply rooted in the community they serve and the agriculturally rich local harvests that inspires their menu. Dining room seats 35, plus 22 on the patio under the old maple trees during the warmer months.

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restaurant FINE DINING

le Caveau restaurant

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liGhtFoot & wolFville vineyards

11611 Hwy 1, Grand Pré 902-542-7177, tf: 1-866-479-4637 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 patio, and stunning harvest table in our vineyards.

Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards is a family-owned and operated Demetercertified biodynamic farm and winery, located in the heart of Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley.

Chef Jason Lynch specializes in global cuisine, with emphasis on fresh and locally-farmed ingredients. As you enjoy wine from our extensive local and international wine list, beer, cider or a cocktail, you will experience a relaxing atmosphere. Join us for lunch, dinner, or a drink on the patio, live music Thursday nights during July and August, or a stroll through the vineyards. Complete your stay with an overnight at our newly opened Inn at the Winery.

With close proximity to the Bay of Fundy and the world’s highest tides, coastal breezes and excellent temperature moderation help create wines with great distinction. The focus is on cool-climate wines rooted in a strong sense of place, including traditional method sparklings, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and aromatic whites, such as Riesling. Opened in 2017, the Lightfoot & Wolfville winery hospitality facility features a spectacular coastline view of Cape Blomidon, impressive modern-barn inspired architecture, a full-service event venue and a farm-totable restaurant featuring ingredients sourced directly from the Lightfoot Family farm and gardens.

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luCkett vineyards

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

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, white, sparkling and rosé wines that reflect the incredible terroir unique to Nova Scotia. 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. seasonal may – october please call or visit website for more information.

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food & drink experience CREAMERY

masstown Creamery

luCkett vineyards Crush pad Bistro

maritime express Cider Co. 325 Main St., Kentville 902-681-5105 www.maritimeexpress.ca

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

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

Luckett Vineyards Crush Pad Bistro, an open-air dining space sprawled across three patios, 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.

Maritime Express Cider Co. offers a taproom and restaurant experience in a beautiful, iconic railway hotel.

Great meals begin at Masstown Butcher! 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.

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

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 – october evening service available on friday & saturday (July & august) please call or visit website for more information.

Our small batch ciders are crafted from a custom blend of 100 per cent Annapolis Valley apples. First, we hand select the perfect mix of apples, ensuring that each batch is created with the highest quality fusion of sweet, sharp and bitter. Our selection is then locally-pressed, cold fermented underneath the taproom’s stone floors, and brought directly to our taps for your enjoyment. The building where Maritime Express Cider Co. is located was once known as one of Canada’s most architecturally beautiful hotels. Enjoy our menu of elevated pub food while sampling our ciders or enjoying a locally-made craft beer. In the summer we have a patio overlooking the town of Kentville.

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Make sure you leave time to 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.


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MEADOWBROOK FARM and MARKETS

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Mercator Vineyards is distinctive for its authentic heritage and welcoming in its relaxed and simple focus on old world-style wines. Named in celebration of the first agrarian settlements in the area, our vineyards overlook the historic Acadian farmlands. We’re devoted to growing exceptional grapes and making extraordinary, limited-edition wines that express our terroir.

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

Masstown Market is a national awardwinning, family-owned business celebrating over 50 years of excellence in specialty food, gift, and garden retailing.

Meadowbrook Farm and Markets, located in the Annapolis Valley, invites you to experience the taste of locallygrown pork. The farm has transitioned throughout the years to meet consumer needs and 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 by-products free feed, is made into products without fillers, dyes or MSG.

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.

Masstown Market: Close to home, far from ordinary. Daily, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Ham continues to be our signature product with Taste of Nova Scotia. Contact us for catering, wholesale, fundraising opportunities, and specialty orders. Somerset Monday – Wednesday & Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Thursday & Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Alderney Landing Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Winery

Mercator Vineyards

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

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.

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Meander River Farm & Brewery

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

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.

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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 and Halifax Brewery Market. You can also find them on Facebook as Meander River Farm and on Twitter/Instagram: @meanderriver Open year-round. Please call or visit website for hours of operation.

88 Dyke Rd., Lower Wolfville 902-542-7770 www.mercatorwine.ca

Enjoy a wine flight with small bites in our restored farmhouse, linger over a bottle of reserve wine and watch the eagles from the deck, or choose a selection of our pantry fixings and head out on our bikes along the Harvest Moon Trail. Come immerse yourself in the timeless tranquility and warmth of our region and experience some of Nova Scotia’s finest, award-winning wines. Follow us @mercatorwine.

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what will you crack open? From our ocean to your plate – crack open your sense of adventure on 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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millen Farms 80 Little Dyke Rd., Great Village 902-662-3848 www.millenfarms.com

Millen Farms, located in the Great Village area, is a family-owned sustainable farm. It has been in operation for over 40 years. The farm, which involves the whole family, is a Canada Gap certified farm. It includes 150+ acres of strawberries, 600+ acres of wild native lowbush blueberries, 25 acres of rutabaga and a few acres of onions. At Millen Farms, we take pride in hand harvesting our fruit and vegetables for the best quality. Strawberries are picked fresh daily, morning and evening and often shipped direct to the buyer from the field for freshness to the consumer. Wild blueberries are hand-raked, and rutabaga and onions are hand-harvested.

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noGGins Corner Farm market

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restaurant PUB & EATERY

nook and Cranny Brew puB

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

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 and 25 beer on tap, 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.

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! please call or visit website for more information.

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nova CoFFee

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

Nova Coffee

The diverse menu showcases local producers and popular dishes, such as our Blueberry Fish and Chips, housemade BBQ Bacon Burger, Cauliflower Tacos, and many more seasonally insprired dishes by our Red Seal chefs. Nook and Cranny has also just expanded next door and opened Truro’s first woodfired pizza place called Sauced WoodFired Pizza. Authentic Italian wood-fired pizzas with craft beer and cocktails! please call or visit website for hours of operation.

Nova Coffee

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 145U

Black and White Version

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, blends and microlots. You can purchase at the cafes, dining rooms, and retail partners we serve, through our online store, or by dropping by our location in Lakeville. monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. friday, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.


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raGinG Crow distillery

paddy’s BrewpuB & petite patrie rosie’s restaurant ChoColate 42 Aberdeen St., Kentville 902-678-3199 460 Main St., Wolfville 902-542-0059 www.paddyspub.ca

2 Webster St., Kentville 902-713-5084 www.petitepatriechocolate.com

planters ridGe winery 1441 Church St., Port Williams 902-542-2711 www.plantersridge.ca

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

Faith & Begorrah! We are an Irish pub, family restaurant, cidery and Nova Scotia’s pioneering oldest craft brewery!

Founded in 2017, Petite Patrie brings a relatively new concept to Nova Scotia bean-to-bar chocolate.

In 1995, the only way we could enjoy a fresh craft beer was to brew it ourselves. We’ve been brewing and enjoying craft beer and cider with flavour and character ever since, showcasing a variety of beer styles and local cider with a focus on freshness. Beer and cider available to go!

Using only the finest cacao beans and ingredients often produced in Nova Scotia, cacao beans are stone-ground, producing spectacular chocolate.

At Planters Ridge Winery, we pay exceptional care to our grapes, growing varietals carefully selected to excel in our unique Annapolis Valley terroir. Besides our wine portfolio, we’ve released a number of small-lot specialty products, including mead and cider.

We’re a small-batch, hand-crafted distillery using locally-sourced all-natural ingredients. We’ve won multiple national awards for our spirits, including a Best in Class Gold Medal with Distinction for our Spruce Tip Gin. Our spirits are all natural with no chemical additives.

Our tasting room is a true Nova Scotia hidden gem, housed in a stunning 160-year-old timber framed barn. Tastings and scheduled tours are offered year round, as well as wine by the glass and local food boards.

We specialize in unique flavours such as Dill Pickle Vodka, Haskap Gin, Honey Liqueur, Blueberry Liqueur and our unique Cajun Chocolate Liqueur. We also produce Nova Scotia’s only B**rbon. Our signature Nazdrowka vodka is the only locally-produced potato vodka with a smooth, silky feel and taste.

Enjoy a selection of delicious food prepared by our culinary team. Specialties include scallops, haddock and mussel dishes, fresh made hamburgers, our house-smoked pulled pork sandwich, our craft sausages and more! Make your trip to Kentville and Wolfville memorable and have an Irish experience without going to the Auld Sod. daily, 11 a.m

We offer a wide selection of dark, milk and white chocolate bars, mouthwatering confections and European-style drinking chocolate, and have previously won three awards from the Academy of Chocolate in London. This spring, we will be opening a chocolate factory in Kentville. Drop by to watch cacao beans transform into chocolate, relax and enjoy a treat, or sip drinking chocolate! Bars are currently available at stockists throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Ontario. please call or visit website for more details and store hours.

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.

please visit website or facebook page for current information on hours of operation, drink recipes and product features.

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randsland farms

1050 Pereau Rd., Canning 902-582-7705 www.facebook.com/randslandfarms

Nestled in the bountiful Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, Randsland Farms is a time honoured, family farming tradition for over 50 years. We are Atlantic Canada’s largest broccoli producer, also growing cabbage and kale. Year-round, we process fresh cut, ready-to-eat salad blends and vegetables for retail and food service. Look for our Randsland Classic Cole Slaw Mix, Super Salad Kit, Kale, and Broccoli at your local Sobeys and other independent retailers.

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sable shortbread Company

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Sainte-Famille Wines

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Schoolhouse Brewery

437 Main St., Kentville 902-365-5290 www.sableshortbread.ca

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

Local, delectable shortbread.

Sainte-Famille has been crafting awardwinning wines from the warmth and beauty of the estate vineyard for over 25 years. Overlooking the beautiful Avon River valley, Sainte-Famille’s winery celebrates the coastal terroir that has been coaxed from the earth, the sun, and the vines that root the winery in stunning 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.

So. Many. Flavours. We make amazing gourmet shortbread cookies by hand, from scratch, in small batches, the artisanal way. We source the finest local, organic, fair trade, allnatural ingredients. And, we never add any artificial colours or flavours to our cookies. Each of our cookies is a unique taste experience. From the classic to the contemporary, our flavours like Meyer Lemon, Margarita and Tiramisu will delight your taste buds. Try one. Try two. Try them all! There are always lots of fun flavours available at our bakery in Kentville. Stop in for a cookie and stay a while to browse our selection of gourmet candy and baking ingredients, and enjoy a beverage, too!

Friendly, knowledgeable staff offer tastings and tours. Shop onsite for the complete wine profile as well as unique, locally-sourced items. Sainte-Famille offers speciality tours that will introduce you to Nova Scotia wines, allow you to visit some of the oldest vines in Nova Scotia, and include a truly unique experience with our wine maker, Tony Barkhouse. Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sable Shortbread. Share the Joy. Closed January 1 – May 1

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. Schoolhouse Brewery: The beer with class! Please call or visit website for hours of operation.


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culinary product FRUIT & VEGETABLE

sCotian Gold 2900 Lovett Rd., Coldbrook 902-679-2191 www.scotiangold.com

Scotian Gold is a grower-owned tree fruit cooperative located in the heart of the Annapolis Valley. Specializing in premium apples such as Honeycrisp, SweeTango and Ambrosia, Scotian Gold enjoys a unique microclimate ideal for apple production. Our fruit is grown by over 50 family farms across Nova Scotia. As a cooperative, we consolidate, store and pack these apples to ensure the best support for our growers and the highest quality to our customers. Our Controlled Atmosphere storage allows us to provide fresh apples to Nova Scotians from September to June. Scotian Gold apples can be found at all major retailers throughout the province!

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sea level BrewinG Company 9146 Hwy 221, Sheffield Mills 902-582-2337 www.sealevelbrewing.com

From our farm to your glass – Sea Level Brewing and our farming family at Millstone Harvest Brewhouse are working together as Nova Scotia’s first Estate Brewery. Situated in the middle of our family farm, our new Brewhouse is surrounded by the lush acreage on which we grow most of our malting barley, some hops and other fruit inputs. We offer a full sensory experience, much like at your local winery, where we offer tastings and brewery tours. Join us on our patio or in our taproom, and enjoy a pint or a sample tray of a selection of a dozen of our own hand-crafted beers and ciders. follow us @sealevelbrewing on social media.

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shivani’s kitChen

1989 Wentworth Rd., Newport Station 902-482-7714 www.shivaniskitchen.ca

Shivani’s Kitchen makes it easy to experience the bold, authentic flavors of India. Using a generations old family recipe, our spice blends and ready-touse sauces help create dishes like butter chicken, curry, and tikka. We blend our spices in Nova Scotia, without gluten and salt. For a quick and easy meal, look no further – try our ready-to-use sauces. They feature ingredients from local farmers, from the creamy butter chicken to our savoury curry and spicy tikka sauce with vegetarian, vegan, and dairy–free choices. Every dish celebrates the flavors of India. Find our products at Sobeys, retail stores, restaurants and cafes across Atlantic Canada, in the United States, Amazon, and our online shop. From Shivani’s family to yours…

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still Fired distilleries

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

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. We have our hands in every aspect of production, from fermentation to filtration, giving a whole new meaning to “hand-crafted.” We have produced numerous award-winning products. Our full line of products can be purchased at the distillery and 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. please call or visit website for hours of operation.

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Stirling Fruit Farms Ltd.

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Stokdijk Greenhouses

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

1924 Hwy 236, Beaver Brook info@stokdijk.com www.stokdijk.com

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.

Stokdijk Greenhouses Ltd. is a 65-yearold family-owned agri-business whose mission is to grow the highest quality produce with a tradition of excellence. Currently, Timothy and Kimberly Stokdijk are continuing the family’s legacy by focusing on providing healthy, local, safe food for friends and neighbours. Working toward sustainability, food security, and farm safety are the farm’s ongoing goals.

We also carry a wide selection of locallyproduced 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 for hours of operation.

Primary crops include European cucumbers, cluster tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, sweet peppers, and mini cucumbers. Look for Stokdijk tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers at your local Sobeys and other independent markets.


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tanGled Garden

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

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, jellies, and innovative liqueurs. Peek into the kitchen where our jewellike savoury jellies are made daily with fresh picked herbs. Sample one of our fruit liqueurs, including Dazzling Damson Plum with a shock of basil. Meander through our garden and enjoy a rose petal ice cream as you stroll. This season, our charming Tea Room is open by reservation only. Visit our website to book your table. retail shop seasonal, late april – december please call or visit the website for hours of operation. gardens open victoria day weekend, may 21 – November 1

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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

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 Hall’s 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.

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the FlyinG apron inn & Cookery

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

NOVA SCOTIA

TasTe of Nova scoTia award 2019 server of The year

Just an hour from Halifax, Chester, or the Annapolis Valley, The Flying Apron Inn & Cookery serves up honest, local, seasonal fare. 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, beehives, and gorgeous edibles, it’s 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. Turn your visit into a Culinary Getaway with a stay in their beautiful five-room inn. open year-round. please visit website for hours of operation.

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the union street

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

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. 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.

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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 only certified gluten-free flour mill in Atlantic Canada. Our all-Canadian, non-GMO ingredients and mixes are milled and blended in an allergen free facility, free of nuts, wheat, gluten and other common allergens. Traditional and historically important Canadian seeds and grains, including flax, gluten free oats, buckwheat, and organic corn, are cold-milled and blended to make our versatile Valley Kitchen Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour, Complete Bread Mix, award-winning Pancake & Cookie Mix (Taste of Nova Scotia Product of the Year 2016), AllCanadian Breakfast Cereal, and Shake & Smoothie Booster Antioxidant Blend. monday – friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. weekends by appointment.

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wild Caraway restaurant & CaFé

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, they gravitated toward some interesting heritage beers that go well with food and friends. 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. Great food, terrific beer and a fabulous view await you at Wayfarers’ Ale.

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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 offer the broadest assortment of local Nova Scotia wines of any wine bar in the province. We also have many old world favourites and wellknown wines from other parts of the world. You’ll also find local craft 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. please call or visit website for hours of operation.

Exquisite, artisanal, locally-sourced food features complete your Nova Scotia gastro-oenological journey. Our menu changes every two weeks. Check out our three-course Thursdays for a great meal at $25, and our singersongwriter Fridays, jazzy Saturdays, and soulful Sundays with some of the best local musicians around. We also organize tasty ticketed events so please consult our social media posts to stay up-to-date. please call or visit website for hours of operation.

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COLDSTREAM CLEAR OCEAN BREEzE SERVES 1 1 oz coldstream clear coconut liqueur 1 oz coldstream clear premium vodka 1/2 oz lime juice 5 oz soda water 1/2 oz local cranberry juice garNish lime wedge cranberries

COLDSTREAM CLEAR DISTILLERY coldstreamclear.com 87 Main St. W., Stewiacke 25 James St., Antigonish

1. Fill glass with ice and add coconut liqueur, vodka, lime juice, and soda water then stir. 2. Add cranberry juice. 3. Garnish with lime wedge and cranberries. 4. Serve & enjoy!


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N OVA S C OT I A S N OW C R A B WITh h E I R L O O M CA R R OT & KO h L R A BI SERVES 4 shelled leg meat of 1 snow crab 1 kohlrabi 2 tsp lemon juice 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil sumac crushed cashews carrot pickles crab mince mayonnaise salt & pepper, to finish garNish sprouts To assemble 1. Whisk together lemon juice and olive oil. Season with a pinch of salt and fresh cracked pepper. 2. Cut skin off kohlrabi and slice thin. Season gently with lemon vinaigrette mixture. 3. Place crab mayonnaise on bottom of the plate followed by leg meat dressed with remaining vinaigrette. 4. Arrange carrot pickles and kohlrabi on top and garnish with crushed cashews, a pinch of sumac and sprouts.

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foundershousedining.com 3816 Hwy 1, Annapolis Royal

carroT pickles part a 3 coloured local heirloom carrots 3 tsp kosher salt 3 tsp extra virgin olive oil 3 sprigs fresh tarragon

crab miNce mayoNNaise 1/4 cup snow crab mince meat 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1 tsp smooth dijon 2 tsp lemon juice 1/2 tsp Tabasco kosher salt, to taste

part b 1 cup white wine vinegar 1 cup pure white vinegar 1 cup water 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup fresh orange juice 1 tbsp mustard seed

1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk together.

1. Peel each carrot lengthwise with a vegetable peeler keeping each colour in separate bowls. 2. Season each bowl with 1 sprig of tarragon, 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil. 3. Combine all of part b in a pot and bring to a boil, then immediately split liquid evenly between the bowls. These can be made ahead of time and left in the fridge submerged in pickle liquid for a more enhanced flavour.


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C h icken , P epper & P ear C rostini Paired wit h G aspereau R iesling SERVES 6 2 fresh baguettes, sliced diagonally into 12 pieces, about 1/2” thick 2 boneless free range, skinless local chicken breasts 1 red pepper, cored and thinly sliced 3 tsp olive oil 2 fresh pears, peeled and cored 3 tbsp lemon juice 3 tbsp sesame oil 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper 1 tsp curry powder 4 oz local goat cheese, crumbled Salt & pepper, to taste

1. Preheat oven to 350F.

GARNISH Fresh parsley

8. Place chicken and red pepper in pre-heated oven for 25 minutes.

2. Place sliced baguette on baking sheet lined with parchment. Gently brush with olive oil. 3. Place in oven for 8 minutes. Remove and set aside when finished. 4. Cut chicken breasts in half lengthwise. 5. In a small bowl, add sesame oil, cayenne, curry powder, salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly.

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11. Check temperature of chicken with meat thermometer to ensure temperature of 180F. When cooked, remove chicken and peppers from oven. 12. Place chicken on a cutting board and slice in 1/4” slices lengthwise.

6. Place chicken in mixture to coat thoroughly. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment.

13. Place 1 - 2 slices of chicken on each piece of baguette. Top with slices of pear, sliced roast pepper and crumbled goat cheese.

7. On baking pan lined with parchment, place sliced red pepper and drizzle with 1 tbsp olive oil and sprinkle of salt.

14. When complete, place in oven for 4 minutes or until cheese has softened.

9. While chicken and peppers are cooking, slice pears lengthwise in thin pieces. Set in a small non-metallic bowl with lemon juice and 1 cup cold water for 10 minutes.

GASPEREAU VINEYARDS & VINE SIDE PATIO

10. Remove pears from lemon water and place on a clean, dry towel to remove excess water.

15. To serve, plate as 2 per person with chopped parsley garnish or set on platter.

WINE PAIRING

The Gaspereau Vineyards Riesling is a perfect complement with this mildly spiced appetizer.


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V egan C arbonara P A I R E D W I T H L' A C A D I E V I N E YA R D S J O I E DE VIVRE SERVES 4 150 g Acadiana Soy extra firm tofu 2 tbsp tamari or soy sauce 4 - 6 drops liquid smoke (about 1/8 tsp or less) 1/4 - 1/2 tsp Sriracha 2 tbsp olive oil 3/4 cup raw cashews 1/2 cup non-dairy milk 3 garlic cloves, minced 2 tbsp nutritional yeast 1 tsp lemon juice 1/8 tsp black salt (kala namak) 225 g spaghetti 1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced 1 onion, diced 1 zucchini, spiraled (optional) 1/2 cup Joie de Vivre

Pour yourself a glass of Joie de Vivre to start!

Faken (Veggie Bacon)

1. Mix together tamari, liquid smoke and Sriracha sauce. 2. Thinly slice tofu and marinate in mixture for 10 minutes (or longer if you want to make in advance). 3. Heat a pan on medium, add oil, fry the faken (marinated tofu) until crisp. Remove.

Sauce

3. Serve immediately.

To Serve

1. Serve with salad or seasonal roasted vegetables. 2. Pour another glass of Joie de Vivre and enjoy!

2. Blend until smooth.

Bright and fresh, with aromas of apple, lime, and citrus, L’Acadie Vineyards Joie de Vivre is the perfect complement to this decadent dish.

Vegetables

2. Add onion, mushrooms, and the rest of the garlic and sauté until onion starts to caramelize. 3. Optional - add spiralized zucchini.

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2. Add sauce and vegetable mixture to spaghetti, toss to combine (add some pasta water for a thinner sauce).

1. Make sauce while faken is marinating. Add cashews, milk, 1 clove of garlic, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, and black salt to a food processor or blender.

1. In same pan as the faken was cooked, add more oil if needed.

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Pasta

1. While faken is cooking, boil water. Cook spaghetti while vegetables are cooking. Reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water.

4. Break up faken and add to vegetable mixture. Add wine and sauté until evaporated.

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M rs. B eeton ' s L emon A lmond T art wit h J uniper C ustard SERVES 8 Filling 150 g ground almonds 150 g sugar 150 g butter 30 ml lemon juice 4 egg yolks 2 egg whites Dough 2 1/2 cups flour 1 tsp salt 1 tsp sugar 1 cup butter 1/4 – 1/2 cup ice cold water Custard 1 L 18% cream 6 egg yolks 2 tbsp corn starch 100 g sugar 1 tsp crushed juniper GARNISH Icing Sugar Slivered almonds

LE CAVEAU RESTAURANT AT GRAND PRÉ WINERY

grandprewines.com/restaurant 11611 Hwy 1, Grand Pré

Custard

1. In a pot, bring cream to simmer with juniper. 2. In a bowl, whisk egg yolks, corn starch and sugar until smooth. 3. Strain cream into egg mixture and mix well. 4. Return ingredients to pot over medium heat and cook until custard thickens. 5. Remove from heat and strain.

Dough

1. In a food processor add flour, salt, sugar and butter. Blend until it forms course meallike consistency. 2. Slowly add water to mix until it comes together. Dough should not become too wet. Mix for another 10 minutes then remove and keep somewhere cool. 3. Roll out to 1/4 inch thick and line a 10 in. tart pan. 4. Blind bake with parchment and beans or rice for weight to help hold shape for 15 minutes at 350F.

Filling

1. Cream together butter and sugar until smooth. 2. Add eggs slowly and mix until well combined. 3. Fold in almonds. 4. Add mix to parbaked shell, smoothing with spatula. 5. Place in oven and bake at 350F until set (approximately 20 minutes.)

To serve

1. Cut into 8 pieces, dust with icing sugar and slivered almonds. 2. Pour custard over each piece upon service.


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S PICY GARL IC S H RIM P D I P PA I R E D W I T H M E R C A T O R C O M PAS S R O S É SERVES 6-8 1/2 lb local shrimp, peeled, deveined, cooked and chilled 8 oz cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1 1/2 tbsp garlic, minced 2 tbsp red onion, minced 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil 4 dashes Tabasco 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper 1 tsp fresh cracked pepper 1/4 tsp kosher salt 1/2 lemon, zested 1/2 lemon, juiced 2 tsp chives, finely chopped

1. Drain shrimp and allow to dry on paper towel. 2. In a food processor, combine cream cheese, mayonnaise, minced garlic, red onion, salt and pepper until thoroughly integrated.

For chilled version

1. Tightly wrap desired serving bowl with cellophane. 2. Place in fridge for at least 1 hour before serving.

3. Add shrimp, olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, Tabasco and cayenne and blend in processor for 1 1/2 minutes or until shrimp have been shredded to combine with cheese mixture.

3. Remove 20 minutes before serving.

4. Spiciness can be adjusted to suit your palate.

1. Pre-heat oven to 375F.

5. Place mixture in a non-metallic bowl and fold in chopped chives. Reserve some for garnish.

4. Will keep up to 4 days in fridge.

For hot version

2. Place mixture in a large ramequin (12 oz) or oven safe serving dish. 3. Set on upper rack of oven for 15 minutes or until mixture starts to bubble. 4. Safely remove from oven and place on a wooden bread board. 5. Prepare with your favourite local bread, crackers or pita.

WINE PAIRING

Pair with a bottle of Mercator Compass Rosé.

MERCATOR VINEYARDS

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S till J ammin ' S till F ired D istilleries M oons h ine SERVES 1 2 oz Rapture of the Deep Molasses Moonshine 1 oz lime juice 2-3 tbsp local jam 2-3 dashes of bitters Ginger beer, to top

STILL FIRED DISTILLERIES

stillfireddistilleries.com 9548 Hwy 8, Annapolis Royal

1. Add all ingredients into a shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously. 2. Strain into tall collins glass filled with ice. 3. Top with ginger beer. 4. Garnish with similar fresh fruit as used in jam.

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Amherst Shore Country Inn Bay Enterprises Limited Big Cove Foods Bonnymans’ Wild Blueberries Caldera Distilling Inc. Chapel Cove Chocolate Fox Harb’r Resort Gabrieau’s Bistro Jost Vineyards & Seagrape Café Knoydart Cheese House & Farm Mrs. MacGregor’s Shortbreads Oxford Frozen Foods Pictou Lodge Beach Resort Snow Queen Steinhart Distillery Sugar Moon Farm Tatamagouche Brewing Co. Tatamagouche Ice Creamery Tatamagouche Railway Dining Car “The Original” Mr. Donair Tony’s Meats The Pork Shop The Townhouse


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amherst shore Country inn

Bay enterprises limited 2642 Malagash Rd., upper Malagash 902-893-0805 www.facebook.com/bayenterprisesltd

BiG Cove Foods

120 Big Cove Rd., Thorburn 902-921-1600 www.bigcovefoods.com

Bonnymans’ wild BlueBerries

Tatamagouche 902-956-3629 www.nswildblueberries.ca

Since 1980, the Laceby family has served regionally inspired cuisine. Dinners are three course, prix fixe offerings, with everything made and baked in-house. The menu changes daily to reflect what’s in season. In the summer and fall, tour our extensive on-site vegetable gardens, which supply much of the herbs and produce. The dining room overlooks the Northumberland Strait, featuring a commanding view of the sea.

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

Your food can taste better. Tonight.

From the vibrant community of Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia – a village on the Sunrise Trail surrounded by ocean, forests, and farms – Angus Bonnyman runs Bonnymans’ Wild Blueberries & Natural Products Ltd.

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 is limited to one sitting at 7:30 p.m. Craft beer, spirits, and Nova Scotia wines are available. Please call our toll-free number or visit the website for information on the dining room, four-star accommodations and to make reservations. dinner service by reservation, Thursday – sunday

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, delicious product. Our Tatamagouche Bay, Tata, and Malagash Oysters are available throughout Canada, internationally, and at the store in Malagash. Visit our information center and on-site gift shop, open for viewing by appointment. Take out window open for contactless pickup. seasonal June – december call ahead to order and arrange pickup time. weekdays & saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. closed sunday

Big Cove Foods is creating a world of cooking possibilities through our bold, inspirational spice blends that let you make anything you want – and make it amazing. You don’t have to be a good cook to get delicious results. Our carefully crafted spices give you a variety of flavour profiles right in your back pocket, guiding your dinners with you still in charge. Look for our product online, and at grocery and independent retailers around Nova Scotia.

Since 1971, Bonnyman’s family has grown wild blueberries in Northern Nova Scotia, with over 200 acres of fields in production today. These fabulous wild blueberries are grown with care, and it shows. Far from a monoculture, the wild blueberry fields are alive with native pollinators thanks to the diversity of flowers (and yes, some weeds) that grow amongst the wild blueberry plants.


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food & drink experience DISTILLERY

Caldera distillinG inC.

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Chapel Cove ChoColate

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GaBrieau’s Bistro

65 River John Rd., River John 902-706-8413 www.caldera.ca

5343 Little Harbour Rd., New Glasgow 902-616-3435 www.chapelcovechocolate.ca

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

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

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

We are chocolatiers in Pictou County, taking ideas from our memories of chocolate, and creating tastes and treats for all ages. Among our creations, we have Maritime themed products and custom products for weddings and gifts. Chocolate is one of the most used items for gift seasons and we fill that bill! Come by and check out our production facility/ showroom in Little Harbour.

Floor-to-ceiling windows provide stunning views of the golf courses and the natural beauty surrounding Fox Harb’r. Executive chef and sommelier Shane Robilliard is happy to expertly recommend a wine to enhance a particular meal’s sumptuous taste. All this and more make up a five-star dining experience sure to please the most distinguished epicureans.

Nestled in Nova Scotia’s Highland heart, we invite you to savour the cuisine of Chef Mark Gabrieau. Drop by for lunch or an evening of gourmet dining. Enjoy a glass of wine with our salads, appetizers or sushi. Choose an entrée featuring local meat or seafood and finish your meal with a dessert creation.

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 July 1 – september 6 Thursday – monday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The culinary team at Fox Harb’r has designed a seasonally inspired menu, created from quality local ingredients. Regional recipes and Nova Scotian staples like Northumberland lobster, Malagash oysters, local cheese and produce are transformed into dishes that awaken the palate and stimulate the senses. Topped with the most remarkable sunsets on the east coast, you’re sure to have an amazing experience. please call or visit website for hours of operation.

Our menus feature local produce, including produce from our farm. Recognized 21 years in Where to Eat in Canada, Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator and Taste of Nova Scotia Prestige Award 2013 Restaurant of the Year – Chef Inspired Fine Dining. closed monday (may open evenings July – october) Tuesday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. friday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. saturday, 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. closed sundays & holidays.

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& Drink Experience 167 Food Cheese Shop

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Jost Vineyards & Seagrape Café

Knoydart Cheese House & Farm

Mrs. MacGregor’s Shortbreads

Oxford Frozen Foods

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

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

4881 Main St., Oxford 902-447-2100 www.oxfordfrozenfoods.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. 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 open-air patio.

Knoydart Cheese House & Farm is operated by Adam, Rena, Angela and Frazer Hunter, and is the only certified organic dairy farm East of Quebec. We base our recipes on Double Gloucester and Caerphilly, using organic milk from our farm.

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.

The seed of our family-run business was planted in a small Nova Scotia town blessed with ideal conditions for growing wild blueberries. In 1968, Oxford Frozen Foods was a small company with plans to make this delicious fruit the natural pick of consumers around the world. Today with eight manufacturing facilities and two large farming operations within Atlantic Canada and the United States, we’re the industry leader.

Discover Atlantic Canada’s original wine country and a taste of the North Shore! Visit our website often for the latest festival listings, event updates, online and in-store specials. Follow us @jostvineyards.

The Knoydart Cheddar comes in plain and aged, as well as garlic, chili, caraway, smoked, chives, and more. Dummaglass, the Farmhouse Cheddar fresh curds, are always available, along with 2L jugs of whole milk. Cheese is available year-round at the Cheese House or at select Sobeys locations or independent delis in the Maritimes, Pete’s Fine Foods, and the Antigonish, New Glasgow, and Mabou Farmers’ Markets. Open daily. If no one at Cheese House, call in to Farm House next door.

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 call or visit website for hours of operation.

We’ve grown to be more than the worlds largest provider of wild blueberries; we’re also one of North America’s largest producers of premium frozen carrots. We became an industry leader by nurturing a reputation for quality and integrity. The Oxford standard of excellence has led to long term, strategic alliances with suppliers and major customers around the world.


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Restaurant Casual Dining

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

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. 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.

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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, homemade soups daily, lightly battered fish and chips, fresh mouthwatering burgers, fish cakes, and panfried haddock, as well as daily specials.

Live, local entertainment weekly. Seasonal May – October Breakfast, 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. Lunch, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Dinner, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

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!

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Steinhart Distillery

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Sugar Moon Farm

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

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

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.

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 – Thanksgiving Daily, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Thanksgiving – Victoria Day Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Schnitzel Shack Victoria Day – Thanksgiving 11 a.m. – 8 p.m

Visit our maple syrup farm and log restaurant year-round and indulge in maple. Discover the sweet, savoury and smokey possibilities of maple. Learn about maple syrup and taste the unique flavour profiles of the 2021 maple syrup season. Book Maple Magic at sugarmoon.ca and get the whole sweet experience! Ask about Chef Night, an exclusive afterhours culinary experience featuring maple-inspired cuisine and exquisite wines with some of the region’s best chefs. Open year-round. Please call or visit website for current hours of operation.

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& Drink Experience 175 Food Ice Creamery

Tatamagouche Brewing Co.

Tatamagouche Ice Creamery

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

271 Main St., Tatamagouche www.tatamagoucheicecreamery.com

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

Tatamagouche Ice Creamery produces ultra-premium, handcrafted ice cream for sale through a retail store in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, as well as wholesale channels from its very own licensed and inspected dairy processing facilities – one of the smallest in Canada. Ingredients are grown or produced in Nova Scotia wherever possible.

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 seven days a week, year round, serving pints for your enjoyment and sampling pleasure. We also sell all of our beer to go, 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.

The retail store in Tatamagouche, the home of Canada’s finest ice cream, is a destination on its own as well as a perfect complement to the warm waters and beautiful beaches, golf courses, vineyards, and craft breweries that the area has to offer.


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Tatamagouche Railway Dining Car

21 Station Rd., Tatamagouche 902-657-3222; 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. On-site accommodations and a unique gift shop make for a great day trip or even a weekend stay. Join us on the weekend for our live entertainment. Please call or visit website for hours of operation.

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“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 flavour 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. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

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The Pork Shop

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The Townhouse

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

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

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 world class reputation for quality. We produce over 70 products, including smoked chops, gluten-free sausages, roasts, spiced capicola steak and more.

The Townhouse is a locally-owned restaurant in the heart of Antigonish. The seasonal menu is curated around Nova Scotia’s finest ingredients, with intention to highlight the produce and farmed goods of the area. Enjoy freshly shucked east coast oysters with a crafted cocktail, a glass of vino from our natural wine list, or a pint of our ever-changing selection of NS craft beer.

We sell local beef, chicken, pork, jams, honey, maple products and 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 call or visit website for hours of operation.

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S E A R E D S C A L LO P S WITh B A C O N & LIME B U T T E R PA I R E D W I T h J O S T T I D A L B AY SERVES 4 20 large Nova scotia scallops 1/4 cup demerara sugar 4 limes - 2 for garnish, cut into 12 wedges and 2 for zesting and juicing 2 strips thick cut local bacon 1 tbsp red chili flakes 3 tbsp butter salt and pepper, to taste garNish 2 cups organic greens

1. Place scallops on sheets of paper towel to remove excess moisture. Do not squeeze or press scallops. 2. Spread Demerara sugar over a large plate. Place scallops on top, rolling each to coat slightly. 3. Chop bacon and add to a small skillet on medium heat. 4. Stir occasionally and cook until slightly browned. Do not crisp. 5. Remove from heat, drain and set aside on paper towel to absorb excess fat. 6. Place a large skillet on stove top set to medium-high heat. Heat pan thoroughly. 7. Add 1 tbsp butter and allow to melt. 8. Place scallops evenly in pan. Reserve extra sugar. Allow scallops to sear for 2 minutes. 9. Add crumbled bacon to pan and turn scallops to sear on other side.

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10. Add chili flakes and toss scallops in pan. 11. Squeeze juice of 1 lime over pan. 12. Add two tbsp of Demerara sugar and continue to toss contents of the pan until sugar has melted. 13. Remove from heat. 14. On 4 small rectangular plates, add small handful of greens, place 5 scallops in a line on each plate. 15. Drizzle pan sauce over each plate. evenly sprinkle lime zest over scallops. 16. Add additional chili flakes or lime juice if desired. Garnish with lime wedges.

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U ltimate C ampfire S ’ M O R E mores S undae SERVES 1 2 scoops Tatamagouche ice creamery keji campfire s’mores ice cream Tatamagouche hot fudge sauce graham cracker sauce* Toasted marshmallows graham cracker, crumbled graham cracker sauce 15 graham crackers 1/2 cup honey 1 stick butter, melted

Tatamagouche Ice Creamery

tatamagoucheicecreamery.com 271 Main St., Tatamagouche

Sundae

1. In your favourite ice cream bowl or sundae tulip, ladle generous spoonfuls of hot fudge sauce and graham cracker sauce, alternating with layers of ice cream and sauce. 2. Top with more sauce, crumbled graham cracker and a large marshmallow (preferably freshly roasted over a big fire).

Graham Cracker Sauce

1. Add ingredients to food processor and purée until thick but pourable.


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CA P E B R E TO N ISLAN D C e il id h s · Ca bot Tr a il · Sin g le Ma lt Whis k y 180. Celtic Music Interpretive Centre 181. Clove Hitch Bar & Bistro 182. Galloping Cows Fine Foods 183. Glenora Inn & Distillery 184. Governors Pub & Eatery 185. Inverary Resort 186. Kiju’s Restaurant Membertou Trade & Convention Centre 187. La Goélette à Pépé Café 188. Miller’s Seafood & Chophouse 189. Restaurant 100 KM Chanterelle Country Inn & Cottages 190. Restaurant Avalon at Castle Rock Country Inn 191. The Chowder House 192. The Dancing Goat Café & Bakery 193. Victoria Co-op Fisheries Ltd.


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180 Restaurant Nova Scotia Tradition

181 Restaurant Casual Dining

Celtic Music Clove Hitch Bar Interpretive Centre & Bistro

& Drink Experience 182 Food Specialty Shop

& Drink Experience 183 Food RESTAURANT & DISTILLERY

Galloping Cows Fine Foods

Glenora Inn & Distillery

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

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

8790 Rte 19, Port Hood 902-787-3035 www.clovehitch.ca

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

Experience the music and culture of Cape Breton Island at Nova Scotia’s official Celtic Music Centre. Join us for food and drinks, music, 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.

A family-friendly, full-service restaurant serving locally-inspired food and drink in a fabulous location on Route 19 in Port Hood.

This 27-year-old family business produces all-natural artisan preserves using locally-sourced spring water, fruits and vegetables in a federal facility.

Our menu has a variety of chef inspired Atlantic Canadian favourites, from upscale casual dishes to classic bistro fare.

There are 6 flavours of jalapeño pepper jellies, jams, chutneys, beverages, and gift sets near 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.

The Ceilidh Pub features live music daily and offers home-cooked Nova Scotia favourites using locally-sourced ingredients, including our famous seafood chowder, lobster roll, haddock burger, and more. Our bar offers a selection of local craft beer, cider, and cocktails. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. Please call or visit website for event information. Seasonal June 17 – September 19, 2021 Monday – Saturday, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Enjoy a satisfying meal from our modern dining room or deck on your travels; we would love to see you! We host a variety of musical talent throughout the season. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates. Open May – December. Hours and days may vary.

Visitors are welcome daily; come visit and purchase a warm bottle of freshly made jam or choose from our gift shop selection. Available at select Sobeys and Loblaw locations. Follow us: FB – @GallopingCowsFineFoods IG – @GallopingCows 10% off online orders with curbside pick-up Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

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

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 19 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.


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Governors Pub & Eatery

Inverary Resort

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

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. 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 Breton inspired 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.

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. Our newly renovated Lakeside Restaurant has chefs who feature our bountiful Nova Scotia seafood – including lobster! Enjoy a casual and refined atmosphere, lakeside patio, local craft beer, wine and spirits, and watch the sparkling waters of the Bras d’Or Lakes! Also enjoy paddle boards, kayaks, pontoon boats, a roaring bonfire and oatcake s’mores at our neighbouring Lakeside Adventure Centre! Visit our website to view our menu and hours of operation.

186 Restaurant Casual Dining

187 Restaurant Café

Kiju’s Restaurant

La Goélette à Pépé Café

Membertou Trade & Convention Centre 50 Maillard St., Membertou 902-562-6220 www.kijus.com

Fresh. Local. Friendly. Indulge in a unique dining experience in Membertou! We’re 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!

We look forward to having you! Open May – October

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! Feeling like a cappuccino or espresso? Look no further! Treat yourself to artisanal sandwiches or wraps with soup or salad, eat in or take out. Enjoy our pastry chef’s creations, served fresh daily – our cheesecake gets raving reviews! We also offer gluten-friendly, paleo and keto treats. Learn about our history and folklore from interpretive panels or download Acadian genealogy dating back to 16th century France. Browse our local artisanal giftware and take home a souvenir. Our cozy indoor seating boasts large windows, free WIFI, accessibility, and bilingual service. We also offer outdoor seating. Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Closed Sunday

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188 restaurant NOVA SCOTIA TRADITION

189 restaurant CASUAL DINING

miller’s seaFood & Chophouse

Chanterelle Country inn & CottaGes

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.

STEP UP.

NEVER BACK.

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. monday – friday, 6:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. weekends, 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

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, nonvegetarian, 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 June 1 – November 30 reservations required.


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restaurant avalon the Chowder house 39339 Cabot Trail, Ingonish Ferry at Castle roCk Country inn

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.

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

The Chowder House is a hidden gem located in Neil’s Harbour alongside a beautiful lighthouse 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.

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 locallysourced produce, lobster, mussels, seafood, and free-range poultry, beef, and lamb to create a fusion of recipes alongside our Cape Breton specialties.

From the freshly caught local lobster, crab, and mussels, to steamy bowls of creamy 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 around the Cabot Trail.

serving lunch and dinner daily. reservations recommended by telephone.

seasonal may – June Thursday – Tuesday, 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. July – august Thursday – Tuesday, 12 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. september Thursday – Tuesday, 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

192 restaurant CAFé/BAKERY

product 193 culinary SEAFOOD

the danCinG Goat CaFé & Bakery

viCtoria Co-operative Fisheries ltd.

6289 Cabot Trail, Ne Margaree 902-248-2727

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

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

Since 1955, Victoria Co-operative 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 forwardthinking co-op returns dividends to its members, while maintaining adequate reserves to ensure that the Co-operative is able to withstand the challenges of the continually evolving fishery and world markets. Victoria Co-operative Fisheries purchases fish from over 125 fishing vessels in the local area and has a processing facility specializing in cooked and frozen lobster and snow crab.

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

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EASTERN ShORE W ild Is l a n ds · Ye a r- ro u n d S u r f in g · O utdoo r Adv entu r e 194. Authentic Seacoast Company 195. Cornect Family Farm 196. Liscombe Lodge Resort & Conference Centre 197. Rose & Rooster Café 198. Sober Island Brewing Company


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& Drink Experience 194 Food Distillery/Brewery/Coffee Roastery

Authentic Seacoast Company

75 Ferry Rd., Guysborough 902-533-2078 www.authenticseacoast.com

Authentic Seacoast Co. (ASC) is known for their award-winning spirits, craft beers and RTD sodas, including FORTRESS® Rum, SEA FEVER® Rum, GLYNNEVAN® Whisky, VIRGA® Vodka and RARE BIRD® Craft Beer. Visit www.authenticseacoast. com for tour reservations. Their certified organic and fair trade Full Steam® Coffee is also produced in Guysborough. ASC offers accommodations in town as well. DesBarres Manor, a historic inn, boasts a dining menu featuring local seafood, including freshly caught halibut by their Chef, and Chedabucto Bay scallops and lobster. New in 2021 are their Yurts in the Vineyard! Visit www. seacoaststay.ca for details. In 2019, ASC acquired Acadian Maple Products, Nova Scotia’s largest maple syrup processor. Shop their maple treats, jams, candies and cookies in-store, or online at www.acadianmaple.com


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CorneCt Family Farm

365 Cornect Rd., Guysborough County 902-833-2747 www.cornectfamilyfarm.com

Margaret Cornect is passionate about bees and has been keeping bees for over 26 years. What began with two hives placed on the family farm to pollinate their blueberry fields resulted in a successful pollination and a delicious byproduct: honey – minimally processed from the hive to your table. Now, youngest son Benjamin looks after the 350 some beehives while Margaret continues to produce and market their honey products including liquid and creamed honey, honeycomb (seasonal), honey butters, cranberry chutney, and gluten-free Bee Sting BBQ Sauce and Bee Sting Honey Mustard. As well, our flavoured honey, HoneyLiscious! Cinnamon and Lemon Spreads. Margaret can be found weekly at the Antigonish Farmers’ Market, and products can be found at various retailers throughout Nova Scotia.

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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 special homemade flavours 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. seasonal mid–may to mid–october breakfast buffet monday – friday, 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. saturday & sunday, 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. dinner daily, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

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rose & rooster CaFé

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food & drink experience BREWERY

soBer island BrewinG Company

6502 Hwy 207, Grand Desert 902-827-1042 roseandrooster.com

22462 Hwy 7, Sheet Harbour 902-885-2072 www.soberislandbrewing.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.

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! 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. open daily please call or visit website for hours of operation.

Step into our taproom featuring live edge wooden benches and tables, made from local wood and beach stones. We offer a fully accessible and inclusive space to enjoy. Bring the whole family, including the dog and sample a flight of our ales or a full pint. We also feature merchandise and products from other local producers. Before leaving, grab cold beer to go for your next adventure. There’s lots to explore on the Eastern Shore! open year-round. please call or visit website for hours of operation.

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Crisp TOPPING 1 cup of flour 3/4 cup oats, rolled or quick 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/3 cup of white sugar 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tbsp thyme leaves, destemmed (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 375F.

3. Once mixed, crumbled, and butter is incorporated throughout, set aside.

8. Bake for 55 minutes or until blueberries are sticky, bubbling, and crisp has turned golden.

Filling 3/4 cup white sugar 3 tsp cornstarch 3 tsp salted butter, melted and cooled 1 large egg, well beaten 1-2 tbsp thyme leaves, destemmed (optional) 4 1/2 cups frozen wild blueberries

4. To begin filling, add sugar and cornstarch to medium mixing bowl and whisk. Then add melted butter and cream until consistent and all dry ingredients are moistened.

9. Cool and serve with ice cream or whipped cream. Cover with airtight wrap and refrigerate for safe keeping.

2. Add crisp topping ingredients to mediumsize mixing bowl and loosely mix with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon and hands. The mixture should form pea to small grape size clumps.

5. Add the well beaten egg and mix again until smooth and consistent. This mixture will be thick, like a cake batter.

6. Pour blueberries and thyme into filling mix. Use a spatula to fold until the blueberries are covered in filling mixture. 7. Spoon filling mix into a deep 9 inch pie plate, cast iron pan, or cake pan. Add crisp topping mixture evenly over the filling.


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Ambassatours Gray Line

Uncork Nova Scotia! (Division of Go North Tours)

Sip local brews on the Craft Beer Cruise, enjoy Nova Scotian wines and live music on Wines on the Water, savour sights & flavours of the city on the Dinner Cruise or join us in the Annapolis Valley on the Wine Enthusiast Tour. Tours offered June to October.

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.

Grape Escapes Nova Scotia Wine Tours

Wine & Beer Tours of Nova Scotia

Providing a variety of informative and fun day tours to Nova Scotia’s unique wine country. Leave the driving to us while you sip and taste your way through the Annapolis Valley showcasing our world class wines, views, and cuisine. Join us year-round for public or private tours.

We are passionate about sharing the distinctive wines, beers, ciders, spirits & cuisine that come from our region. From casual visits to craft breweries with fresh haddock dinners to exclusive lobster suppers paired with renowned Nova Scotian wines; we offer flexible tour options year-round to create your perfect experience.

1751 lower Water St., Halifax 902-420-1015 www.ambassatours.com

1-855-850-9463 www.novascotiawinetours.com

Taste Halifax Food & Beer Tours

902-472-2668

toll-free: 1-877-365-2552

www.winetoursns.com

1-800-979-9342 www.wineandbeertoursnovascotia.com

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Magic Winery Bus

Offering food & beer tours around the city of Halifax and to Peggy’s Cove. Choose from 3 itineraries: Eat Halifax Food Tour, Peggy’s Cove Foodie Adventure or Beer Bus. We drive while you eat & drink on a culinary adventure visiting restaurants, breweries, taprooms, shops, and historic neighbourhoods.

Do You Believe in Magic? You’ll be day tripping with us from downtown Wolfville to four memorable Annapolis Valley wineries and experience unforgettable views with unmatched hospitality aboard our classic British double-decker bus or Tidal Bay Express coach. Departures June 24 to October 31. All admissions booked online, in advance.

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Each batch is handcrafted.

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BULWARK....A crisp, refreshing and authentic cider!

Independently owned and operated. We press, ferment and bottle all onsite.

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1518 DRESDEN ROW, HALIFAX

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