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How to use this guide… This is your guide to the very best culinary adventures Nova Scotia has to offer. There are more than 180 quality Taste of Nova Scotia members across the province. We’ve listed them alphabetically, grouped each by their region and identified each with helpful icons. When using this guide, look for these symbols:

Chef-Inspired fine Dining

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Restaurants with outstanding chef-inspired menus, featuring locally-sourced ingredients served in an elegant setting.

Restaurants that represent Nova Scotia’s rich culture, heritage and lifestyle.

Chef-Inspired Casual Dining

A Nova Scotia Tradition Restaurants or take-outs that are known as local icons. They represent the quintessential Nova Scotia experience.

Establishments boasting menus featuring local ingredients, served in a relaxed and informal environment.

Taste of Nova Scotia Culinary Experience Establishments offering unique, hands-on culinary and/or retail experiences.

Taste of Nova Scotia Culinary PRODUCT Extraordinary products for sale at retailers across the province.

Taste of Nova Scotia 2015 prestige award winnerS Award recipients have demonstrated expertise in delivering a premium Nova Scotia culinary experience.

International Visit these restaurants for local ingredients prepared with international flare. Pub & Eatery Casual establishments where you’ll find local beer, wine and spirits, along with smaller menus featuring local ingredients. Café/Tea Room Cosy hideaways perfect for a tea, coffee, light snacks or meal. Not all offer full table service.

Be social and extend the conversation beyond your dinner table. We’ll be featuring regular contests, so check in often. Join us on social media and visit our website to get a greater glimpse into everything delicious that our province has to offer.

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Some images are courtesy of Tourism Nova Scotia. Design: Herald Custom Content. Recipe Photography: Perry Jackson Photography. Food Styling: Kathy Jollimore.

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ON THE COVER: Blomidon Lobster Boil. See page 58 for the full recipe.

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34 Studio East Food + Drink..................................26

64 Rime Restaurant + Wine Bar.............................41

2 Acadian Maple Products...................................11

35 Sugah! Confectionery & Ice Cream Emporium........................................27

65 Rum Runner Inn & Restaurant...........................42

3 Agricola Street Brasserie...................................11

36 Sweet Spot Chocolate Shop.............................27

4 Battery Park Beer Bar & Eatery.........................11

37 Temple Bar Cocktails & Kitchen.......................27

5 Bramoso Gourmet Pizzeria...............................13

38 Tempo Food + Drink.........................................27

6 Brooklyn Warehouse..........................................13

39 The Cake Lady...................................................31

7 Cheelin Restaurant............................................13

40 The Canteen.......................................................31

8 Chives Canadian Bistro.....................................13

41 The Esquire Restaurant.....................................31

9 Clearwater Retail Shops....................................14

42 The Press Gang Restaurant & Oyster Bar....................................31

1 2 Doors Down Food + Wine.............................11

10 Evan’s Resto........................................................14

66 Salt Shaker Deli..................................................42 67 Schoolhouse Gluten-Free Gourmet.................43 68 Shore Club Lobster Suppers.............................43 69 Sou’Wester Restaurant & Gift Shop.................44 70 Terra Beata Cranberry Farm..............................44 71 The Biscuit Eater Café.......................................45 72 The Kiwi Café.....................................................45 73 The Lobster Shack ............................................45

11 Field Guide.........................................................15

43 The Rose and Kettle Tea Room, At The Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum.......32

74 The South Shore Fish Shack.............................45

12 Fireside Kitchen.................................................15

44 The Stubborn Goat Gastropub........................32

13 Fisherman’s Market International.....................15

76 Trellis Café..........................................................47

45 Waterfront Warehouse......................................32

77 Van Dyk’s Wild Blueberry Juice........................47

14 Five Fishermen Restaurant & Grill....................15

75 The Tea Brewery.................................................47

78 White Point Beach Resort, Elliot’s Dining Room..........................................47

16 Gio......................................................................17

South Shore 46 Atlantica Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre . .. 35

17 Gourmandises Avenue Chocolaterie...............17

47 Bonny Lea Farm.................................................35

18 Harbour City Bar & Grill, Delta Halifax Hotel............................................17

48 Boulangerie la Vendéenne................................35

Yarmouth & Acadian Shores 79 Argyler Lodge and Restaurant..........................51

49 Cedar Bay Grilling Company............................35

80 Eel Lake Oyster Farm........................................51

19 Heartwood Restaurant......................................21

50 Charlotte Lane...................................................37

81 IMO Foods Ltd...................................................51

20 Inn on the Lake..................................................21

51 Grand Banker Bar & Grill...................................37

82 J. Willy Krauch & Sons.......................................51

21 Kitchen Door Catering......................................21

52 Haskapa Haskap Berry Products.......................37

83 La Cuisine Robicheau........................................53

22 Lot Six Bar & Restaurant....................................21

53 Helen B’s Preserves............................................37

84 Red Cap Restaurant & Motel............................53

23 Made with Local.................................................22

54 Ironworks Distillery.............................................38

24 McKelvie’s Fish Market Fresh............................22

55 Lane’s Privateer Inn............................................38

85 Rudder’s Seafood Restaurant & Brew Pub.........................................................54

25 Morris East Restaurant......................................23

56 Lincoln Street Food...........................................39

86 The Hatfield House Culinary Experiences & Restaurant.................................54

26 NSCC’s ’Fresh Twenty One’..............................23

57 Lunenburg County Winery at Hackmatack Farm......39

87 Trout Point Lodge..............................................54

27 Obladee, A Wine Bar........................................23

58 Mateus Bistro.....................................................39

28 Primal Kitchen....................................................23

59 Muwin Estate Wines Ltd....................................39

29 Propeller Brewing Company.............................25 30 Rum Runners Rum Cake Factory......................25

60 Old Fish Factory Restaurant & Ice House Bar.....................................................40

31 Scanway Bakery & Café.....................................25

61 Quarterdeck Beachside Villas & Grill...............41

90 Benjamin Bridge................................................57

32 Seasons by Atlantica..........................................25

62 Rebecca's Restaurant........................................41

91 Bistro 22..............................................................57

33 Stories at the Halliburton..................................26

63 Rhubarb Restaurant...........................................41

92 Blomidon Estate Winery...................................59

15 Garrison Brewing Company..............................17

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Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley 88 Agri-Growers Ltd...............................................57 89 Avondale Sky Winery.........................................57

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93 Blomidon Inn......................................................59

123 Stirling Fruit Farms Ltd......................................71

94 Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa.........................59

124 Tangled Garden.................................................71

95 D’Vine Morsels Restaurant................................59

125 The Acadian Dining Room Restaurant at the Old Orchard Inn & Spa...........................71

96 Farmer John’s Herbs..........................................60 97 Fox Hill Cheese House......................................60 98 Gidney Fisheries Ltd..........................................61

126 The Flying Apron Inn & Cookery Ltd...............73 127 The Luckett Vineyards Bistro............................73

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99 Grand Pré Wines................................................61

128 The Nova Scotian Emporium & Fireside Tea Room.............................................73

157 Celtic Music Interpretive Centre.......................85

100 Hall’s Harbour Lobster Pound and Restaurant...................................................61

129 The Port Pub......................................................73

158 Chanterelle Country Inn & Cottages................86

101 Just Us! Coffee & Tea House Roastery, Museum, Chocolate Shop & Farm......61 102 L’Acadie Vineyards.............................................63 103 Le Caveau Restaurant at Grand Pré Winery..............................................63 104 Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards........................63 105 Lokal Resto and Food Market...........................63 106 Luckett Vineyards...............................................64

130 The Union Street................................................74

159 Galloping Cows Fine Foods.............................86

131 The Wilder Restaurant & General Store Inc...............................................74

160 Glenora Inn & Distillery.....................................86 161 Governors Pub & Eatery....................................86

132 Valley Flaxflour Ltd.............................................74

162 Jill's Chocolates.................................................87

133 Wild Caraway Restaurant & Café.....................74

163 Keltic Lodge Resort...........................................87

orthumberland Shore N 134 Amherst Shore Country Inn..............................76

164 Kiju’s Restaurant Membertou Trade & Convention Centre............................................87 165 La Goélette à Pépé Café...................................87

135 Bay Enterprises Limited.....................................76

166 McCurdy’s Restaurant, Silver Dart Lodge........88

136 Caldera Distilling Inc.........................................77

167 Miller’s Tap & Grill/Miller’s Café........................88

137 Devonian Coast Wineries Ltd...........................77

168 NovaCan Live Seafood Ltd...............................89

109 Meander River Farm & Brewery........................65

138 Fox Harb’r Resort...............................................77

169 Restaurant Avalon at Castle Rock Country Inn....... 89

110 Noggins Corner Farm Market..........................65

139 Gabrieau’s Bistro................................................77

170 The Bite House..................................................89

111 Nook and Cranny Brew Pub..............................65

140 Hillcrest View Inn................................................78

171 The Chowder House..........................................89

112 ‘Nosh’..................................................................67

141 Knoydart Farm Ltd.............................................78

172 The Grubstake Restaurant................................90

113 Nova Coffee.......................................................67

142 Main Street Café and Lounge...........................78

173 The Red Shoe Pub.............................................90

114 Paddy’s Brewpub & Rosie’s Restaurant................67

143 Mrs. MacGregor’s Shortbreads.........................78

174 Thistledown Restaurant, Pub and Patio...........90

115 PepperHead.......................................................67

144 Pictou Lodge Beach Resort..............................79

175 Victoria Co-op Fisheries Ltd.............................90

116 Pie R Squared.....................................................68

145 Snow Queen.......................................................79

117 Planters Ridge Winery.......................................68

146 Steinhart Distillery..............................................79

118 Sainte-Famille Wines.........................................69

147 Sugar Moon Farm..............................................79

119 Scotian Gold Cooperative Limited & Country Store.....................................................69

148 Tatamagouche Railway Dining Car..................81

107 Masstown Market...............................................64 108 Meadowbrook Meat Market “Home of Jimmie Lamb Ham”.........................65

149 “The Original” Mr. Donair Tony's Meats.........81

120 Shore Road Seafood & Crow’s Nest Dining Room......................................................69

150 The Pork Shop....................................................81

121 Spa Springs Mineral Water Company Ltd.......69

151 The Townhouse Brewpub & Eatery A Community Supported Pub..........................81

122 Still Fired Distilleries..........................................71

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astern Shore E 176 AquaPrime Mussel Ranch Ltd...........................92 177 Authentic Seacoast Company..........................92 178 Cornect Family Farm.........................................92 179 DesBarres Manor Inn.........................................92 180 Liscombe Lodge Resort & Conference Centre....... 93 181 Rose & Rooster Bakery......................................93 182 Sober Island Oysters Ltd...................................93 7


FROM OUR TABLE TO YOURS Welcome to Nova Scotia! Whether you’re visiting for the first time or you’re rediscovering your own backyard, our Culinary Adventure Guide will serve as the perfect travel companion while you eat and drink your way around our beautiful province. Within the pages of this guide you’ll find information on more than 180 unique businesses offering exceptional local food experiences. Whether it’s a seafood restaurant on the South Shore, a boutique winery in the Annapolis Valley, an artisanal chocolate maker in Halifax or a whisky distillery on Cape Breton Island, one thing is for certain - they all share a collective passion for their craft and for Nova Scotia. Our members pride themselves on showcasing the very best that this province has to offer. There’s no better feeling than the one you get before embarking on a road trip, especially when you know that it will be filled with amazing culinary experiences. Let this be your guide as you discover the people, the places and the stories that help to define Nova Scotia’s culinary landscape.

Share your culinary adventures with us by using: #TasteofNS #NovaScotiaEats

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The land and sea shape our rich culinary culture. While you’re in our capital city, start your Nova Scotia Seafood Trail adventure at one of our many restaurants specializing in delicious, local seafood experiences.

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N E W A D V EN T U R E S AWA I T. Nova Scotia’s culture is shaped by our coastline. Let our waterfronts be your gateway to locally inspired fare, exciting experiences, sights and sounds, by land or sea. my-waterfront.ca

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2 doors doWn food + Wine

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2 doors down is the little sister to chives canadian bistro, and as the name suggest, is located two doors down. like the flagship restaurant, 2 doors down offers a unique, seasonally-inspired, locallysourced, unpretentious menu with some international flare.

Acadian maple Products is a gourmet food producer, exporter and retailer. our specialty is pure Nova Scotia maple syrup and maple products such as maple cream bars, candy and maple butter.

1533 Barrington St., Halifax (902) 422-4224 www.go2doorsdown.com

executive chef and owner craig flinn says “this is the food cooks like to eat.” casual urban dining at it’s best, with a drink menu to to match, 2 doors down is “your neighbourhood restaurant in the heart of downtown Halifax!” visit this team’s latest offering, temple bar cocktails & Kitchen, located right across the hall. open 7 days a week. lunch: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. monday to friday: dinner: 3 p.m. - 10 p.m. check website for winter hours.

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13578 Peggy’s Cove Rd. Upper Tantallon (902) 826-2312 www.acadianmaple.com

our extensive product line also includes delicious Nova Scotia blueberry products, homemade fudge, and spices. drop by our retail shop to sample all of the wonderful products Nova Scotia has to offer. you can also visit our interpretive centre where you can learn how maple syrup is harvested and produced. open year-round. November 1 - June 30 monday - friday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. July 1 - october 30. monday - friday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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agriCola street brasserie 2540 Agricola St., Halifax (902) 446-7664 www.agricolastreet.ca

Agricola Street brasserie is located in Halifax’s vibrant North end and is a place where neighbours and friends gather in a warm and communal atmosphere while enjoying some of the best food and drink available on the east coast. With chef ludovic eveno at the helm, the brasserie is an urban restaurant and bar serving locally supplied, seasonal home-style cooking where all charcuterie, breads, jams, sauces and desserts are made in-house. offering 12 local beers on tap, and a wide selection of spirits, wine and cocktails, we appeal to a wide variety of tastes and pleasures. See our featured recipe on page 20.

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battery park beer bar & eatery 62 Ochterloney St., Dartmouth (902) 446-2337 www.batterypark.ca

located in downtown dartmouth, battery Park is a beer bar featuring 15 rotating taps that showcase the very best craft beer that the east coast has to offer. chef mark Gray heads up our kitchen where we produce a vast array of small bites and snacks. our menu also includes larger sharing boards focused on cured, smoked and raw preparations of meat, fish, veg, cheese and desserts. See our featured recipe on page 30. open year-round. Sunday, monday, Wednesday & thursday: 2 p.m. - 12 a.m. friday, Saturday: 2 p.m. - 1 a.m. closed tuesdays.

Please refer to our website for hours of operation.

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Wine-Braised Chicken Stew

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brooklyn Warehouse By Chef Stephanie Ogilvie 3 tbsp (45 ml) canola oil 6 whole chicken legs* (drumstick & thigh) Salt & pepper 8 strips bacon*, chopped 6 shallots, peeled, halved 1 small celeriac, peeled, diced 4 carrots, peeled, diced 4 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup (60 ml) tomato paste 3 bay leaves 15 thyme sprigs 2 cups (500 ml) Shitakes, steamed, halved

1. Heat oil in pan. Season chicken with salt & pepper and sear until brown. remove from pan and set aside. 2. Add bacon to the same pan and render fat, add shallots, celeriac and carrots. Sauté until soft. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant. 3. Add tomato paste, sauté. Add the herbs and wine; reduce by half of its volume. 4. Add chicken stock and chicken legs and simmer for 1 ½ hours, or until tender. 5. Sauté mushrooms and place on dinner plates or large bowls. top mushrooms with braised chicken.

2 cups (500 ml) King oyster 6. Serve accompanied with mashed mushrooms, trimmed, quartered potatoes and braised greens.** 8 cups (2 l) chicken stock 3 cups (750 ml) Nova Scotia red wine

SEE OUR LISTINg ON PAgE 13 - For more info visit: www.brooklynwarehouse.ca

hint: *use chicken and bacon from a local farm such as meadowbrook meat market or the Pork Shop.

** Wilt 2 bunches of swiss chard in 1/4 cup (60ml) butter, 2 tsp (10 ml) white sugar and 2 tbsp (30 ml) Sherry vinegar.


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bramoso gourmet brooklyn piZZeria Warehouse 6169 Quinpool Rd., Halifax (902) 425-2222 www.bramoso.com

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

bramoso is a cosy 40-seat eatery centered on quality local ingredients and house-made recipes that make our food delicious and healthy. Known for our brick oven gourmet pizzas but also pressed Panini’s, seasonal salads, inspired appetizers and tasty desserts. craft beer and wines are paired with menu selections.

brooklyn Warehouse takes its cue from simple, honest food and strives to bring you an affordable indulgence in a laid-back bistro atmosphere. We work with our rural producers, local markets and regional suppliers to create seriously good food from fresh.

our creations use in-season cilantro and arugula as well as local feta, mozzarella and pepperoni. We never use frozen products! Specialty sauces include zesty white and basil pesto with flavour infused marinades for sundried tomatoes, shaved steak and more. Premium Nova Scotian meats include pulled pork and smoked sausage. We hand-toss whole wheat and white dough daily and have gluten free, vegan and dairy free options. dine-in, enjoy our specials, try convenient take-n’-bake or call for carry-out and delivery seven days a week. monday - thursday: 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. friday: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Saturday: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sunday: 12 p.m. - 10 p.m. tasteofnovascotia.com

the abundance that Nova Scotia has to offer is showcased through our daily changing chalkboard menus. We have a strong desire to bring back the practice of farm-to-table cooking in everyday living. in the past eight years, this attitude has produced remarkable service and a nationally recognized, award-winning cuisine, which includes 2014's taste of Nova Scotia Prestige Awards casual fine dining restaurant of the year. See our featured recipe on page 12. lunch: monday - Saturday. dinner: monday - Saturday. closed Sunday.

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Cheelin restaurant

ChiVes Canadian bistro

cheelin restaurant has enjoyed over 20 years of service, making its mark on the Halifax restaurant scene. fanny chen came to canada in 1989. She studied cooking in china and learned more upon her arrival to canada. in 1995, she and her husband mark opened their small but charming restaurant in the brewery market building.

locally owned and operated by craig flinn and darren lewis since 2001, chives canadian bistro is a trusted name on the canadian culinary landscape, and an anchor for quality dining in our region. executive chef and owner, craig flinn, has penned four nationally recognized cookbooks, and is considered an influential figure in canada’s farm-to-table culinary development.

1496 Lower Water St., Halifax (902) 422-2252 www.cheelinrestaurant.ca

thanks to its long-standing reputation for authentic chinese cuisine, the use of local fresh ingredients and warm inviting service, cheelin is listed once again, as the best chinese restaurant in Halifax from 1996 to 2015 Where to Eat in Canada. open year-round, 7 days a week. Please visit the website for hours of operation. visit our second location, cheelin express, in the Halifax Seaport farmers’ market tuesday to Sunday.

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

Guests have come to expect an ever changing menu and look forward to the occasional return of some classics. “When we set out 14 years ago our goal was to bring Halifax an “extraordinary casual dining experience,” and that mantra still stands today.” says flinn. “We’ve taken the same approach with our newest ventures, temple bar and 2 doors down.” open 7 evenings a week. 5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. check website for winter hours.

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Halifax’s go-to live-lobster destination since 1976. With locations conveniently located in Bedford and at the Halifax Airport, Clearwater’s retail shops are stocked year-round with fresh and frozen seafood, with something to suit every seafood craving. Clearwater will pack your order accordingly, whether you're travelling near or far. Or shop online at www.clearwater.ca and we'll deliver our delicious seafood directly to your door throughout Canada and USA. Open year-round, 7 days a week. Bedford Highway: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Halifax Airport: 5 a.m. - 8 p.m.

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Evan’s Resto

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

Evan’s has built its reputation on freshness, focusing on local products, carefully prepared delicious seafood, and gluten-free fish and chips. Evan d’Entremont, a veteran captain from Pubnico, is the haddock supplier. Daughter Joline and sonin-law, Oussama Ait Oumenni have been in charge since day one and are pleased to provide Downtown Dartmouth such seafood quality. Evan’s is located on the waterfront in Alderney Landing and also offers a display of fresh and frozen seafood to take home. A great spot for local dishes and friendly faces. Open year-round. Tuesday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Monday.

Market Fresh! 1209 MARGINAL ROAD

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Halifax Metro 11

Chef-Inspired casual dining

Field Guide

2076 Gottingen St., Halifax (902) 405-4506 www.fieldguidehfx.com

Field Guide is a small restaurant in the North End of Halifax, dedicated to bridging the gap between diners and their food through an open-concept kitchen and passionate service. Placing a big focus on supporting local farmers and producers, featuring NS craft beer and serving up some of the best cocktails around, Field Guide is a place to gather. Opening in late 2013 Field Guide has quickly built a reputation for its convivial atmosphere, unparalleled cocktails, genuine service and Chef Dan Vorstermans ambitious, pure approach to cooking — think offal, raw fish dishes and beautiful, fresh vegetables. Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 6 p.m. - 12 a.m. Friday & Saturday: 6 p.m. - 1 a.m. Closed Tuesdays.

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Fireside Kitchen 3430 Prescott St., Halifax (902) 454-7389 www.prescottgroup.ca

Established in 1979, Fireside Kitchen produces the most tempting all-natural jams and sauces using Nova Scotia berries. Fireside Kitchen is part of Prescott Group, a nonprofit agency working to enhance the independence of adults with intellectual disabilities through social enterprise, employment and skills development. Indulge in any one of our quality preserves, including blueberry, bumbleberry, strawberry and raspberry jams, orange and lemon marmalade, brandied cranberry and orange sauce and brandied blueberry conserve. Items are available gift boxed making for wonderful corporate gifts. Christmas cakes are available seasonally. For more information about our social enterprise, products and services please visit our website.

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Taste of Nova Scotia culinary experience

Fisherman’s Market International 607 Bedford Hwy, Halifax (902) 443-3474 www.fishermansmarket.ca

Fisherman’s Market, located on the Bedford Highway in Halifax, is a wholesaler, retailer and worldwide exporter of fresh, frozen, smoked and salted seafood, and live/frozen Atlantic lobster. Fisherman’s Market is a diverse operation. The company is your direct link to the sea. We are involved in every aspect of the fishery, from licence owners, vessel operators and fishing, to processing, distribution and retail. Be sure to try Fisherman’s Market’s line of smoked seafood. Seabright Smoke House products include hot and cold smoked salmon, mackerel, haddock and cod — all of which are smoked daily on-site by one of our two smokehouses.

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Chef-Inspired fine dining

Five Fishermen Restaurant & Grill 1740 Argyle St., Halifax (902) 422-4421 www.fivefishermen.com

TWO dining options, one GREAT experience. The Five Fishermen Restaurant & Grill offers Nova Scotia Seafood, AAA Reserve Angus beef and an array of chef-inspired dishes prepared with uncompromising quality. Consistently recognized as one of Nova Scotia’s best restaurants, located in one of the most historical buildings in Halifax. Designated by Wine Spectator, our list boasts the largest selection of Nova Scotia wines. Join us for the Grill. Happy Hour: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. daily. For reservations and hours of operation please call or visit our website.

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Valley Apple Bread Pudding seasons by atlantiCa Chef Daniel Orovec 1 loaf white bread, cut into thumb size pieces 1 cup (250 ml), Spy apples, peeled, core removed, diced 3 cups (750 ml) milk 4 eggs 1 cup (250 ml) sugar 1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla 1 tsp (5 ml) cinnamon 1. Preheat oven to 325°f (163°c). 2. toss bread and apples together. combine remaining ingredients and pour over the bread and apples; toss together. let stand for 15 minutes. 3. line a 9 x 13-inch (23 cm x 33 cm) glass baking dish with parchment paper. Pour the pudding mix into the pan and spread evenly. 4. bake for approximately 45 minutes. let cool slightly before removing from pan to serve. 5. Serve with whipped cream, vanilla bean ice cream or crème anglaise. SEE OUR LISTINg ON PAgE 25 - For more info visit: www.seasonsbyatlantica.com

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Garrison Brewing Company 1149 Marginal Rd., Halifax (902) 453-5343 www.garrisonbrewing.com

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

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Gio

1725 Market St., Halifax (902) 425-1987 www.giohalifax.com

2015 CAA/AAA Four Diamond Award Winner. Seasonal cuisine in a relaxed setting of casual elegance. Gio is innovative, approachable and offers the finest seafood, meat and locally cultivated fruits and vegetables, all prepared with superior techniques by our talented culinary team.

From clean and crisp brews like Tall Ship East Coast Ale to boundarypushing specialties like Spruce Beer, each Garrison flavour is distinctive in taste and experience. It’s little wonder why they were named 2015 Atlantic Canadian Brewery of the Year.

Offering a cocktail menu that is on the cutting edge of today’s mixology scene and an encompassing wine list that touches every part of the globe.

Come visit them downtown in the Halifax Seaport Garrison, 100 percent Seaport Brewed!

Lunch: Monday - Friday. Dinner: Monday - Saturday.

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

Gio is a dining experience.

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Gourmandises Avenue Chocolaterie

1209 Marginal Rd., Halifax (902) 463-9138 www.gourmandisesavenue.com

Originally from France, owners Jean-Pierre Gallois and Yseult Bertic have more than 25 years of experience as professional Chocolatiers. Since opening in 2003, they have been creating fine chocolates and truffles using only high quality French chocolate couverture. No preservatives or artificial flavours are used and they incorporate such local Nova Scotian ingredients as icewine, port wine, berries, sea salt, maple syrup, honey, apples, seaweed and more. Their specialties include Berry Chocolate Bark, Crémeux des Salins, Acadie Folie, Nova Scotia Icewine Truffles and Croquantine d’Annapolis. Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market. Tuesday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Visit them Saturdays at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market.

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Harbour City Bar & Grill, Delta Halifax Hotel

1990 Barrington St., Halifax (902) 492-6443 www.harbourcitygrill.com

Halifax’s Restaurant of the Year 2011 Chronicle Herald “Best Dessert”Savour Food & Wine 2013. Our culinary team push the creative boundaries while maintaining a commitment to seeking out local farmers, fishers and other producers. Our commitment to supporting local does not end with our food. We have one of Halifax’s largest selections of local craft beer, Nova Scotia wines and spirits. Our philosophy is to provide warm, friendly, impeccable service, ensuring our guests experience the best in Maritime hospitality. Whether it’s a seat at the black granite bar, or a cosy booth in the dining room, come see why the “locals” are making this a favourite destination. No corkage fee on Nova Scotia wine. Open daily from 7 a.m. - 12 a.m. (food service until 11 p.m.). 17


Commit to local where you live. Not only do you eat well, you strengthen the connection between food and community, you support local producers and you feed the local economy. In Nova Scotia, we’re blessed with a year-round bounty of local food from fish to farm fresh produce. So get inspired by what’s around you and add a little local to your life. It’s good for all Nova Scotians.

Looking for more local inspiration? Visit selectnovascotia.ca

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INGREDIENTS

½ lb (250 g) ½ lb (250 g) 1 tbsp (15 ml) 1 cup (250 ml) 2 cloves 2 cups (500 ml) 1 cup (250 ml) ½ cup (125 ml) 1 cup (250 ml)

Frittatamagouche - NS Veggie FRITTATA

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Serves 6 to 8

NS ground beef NS ground lamb butter onion diced garlic minced chopped mushrooms green peppers red pepper beef broth

2 X 28oz cans 1 can 2 cans 1 tsp (5 ml) 3 tbsps (45 ml) 2 tbsps (30 ml) 1 tbsp (15 ml) 1 tsp (5 ml) 1 tsp (5 ml)

stewed tomatoes tomato sauce red kidney beans turmeric chili powder oregano thyme coarse sea salt cracked pepper

METHOD In a good size pot, melt butter then sauté the ground meats until browned, Drain any fat that may have collected. Add in diced vegetables and sauté until softened. Add beef broth, tomatoes, tomato sauce and kidney beans, stir in spices and simmer for 1 ½ hours. Serve with your favorite bread. For added flavor consider serving with a topping of grated cheese.

6 ¼ cup (50 ml) 2 pinches 2 pinches ¼ cup (50 ml) ¼ cup (50 ml) ½ cup (125 ml) 1 cup (250 ml)

Serves 4 to 6

eggs Protein Options: cream sea salt pepper onions diced pepper diced any color cheddar cheese grated assorted vegetables or fruit like cherry tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, mushroom, corn, kale, spinach, apples, green onions,

METHOD Preheat oven to 350F (180 C). Beat eggs and cream until well mixed and frothy. Add in finely chopped vegetables and lobster (or protein of choice) if using. Heat an oven proof skillet (cast iron works well) and melt a tbsp. of butter. Pour in the egg mixture and cook over medium high heat until the edges begin to set. Place skillet into preheated oven and continue to bake until the top has set, approximately 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven, transfer to a cutting board and cut into wedges. Serve with a leafy salad. Perfect for a light lunch or brunch.


Agricola Street Seafood Chowder

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agriCola street brasserie Chef Ludovic Eveno 3 tbsp (45 ml) butter 1/3 cup (80 ml) carrots, diced 1/8 cup (30 ml) celery, diced 3/8 cup (90 ml) onions, diced 1 sprig of thyme 1/3 cup (80 ml) white wine 3/4 cup (185 ml) heavy cream 2 cups (500 ml) milk 1 tbsp (15 ml) cornstarch 1/2 cup (125 ml) yellow flesh potatoes, diced 3 oz (85 g) scallops 3 oz (85 g) salmon 3 oz (85 g) halibut

1. Start by making the base. melt 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of butter in a large pot over medium heat. 2. Add diced carrots, celery, and onions and sweat until onions are translucent. 3. Add thyme and then deglaze the pan with white wine until liquid is reduced by half. 4. Add the cream and milk and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes. 5. Whisk in the corn starch. 6. Add the diced potatoes and cook until almost fork tender. 7. before serving, melt the remaining butter in pan over medium heat and add all the seafood.

12 clams

8. once the clams and mussels have opened, transfer seafood into the chowder base.

5 sprigs of dill, chopped

9. Add dill and season to taste.

12 mussels

Salt & pepper, to taste

SEE OUR LISTINg ON PAgE 11 - For more info visit: www.agricolastreet.ca


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Essence of Nova Scotia a Nova Scotia tradition

Heartwood Restaurant

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

As Halifax’s oldest vegetarian restaurant, Heartwood offers a mostly organic and locally sourced menu (many gluten-free dishes on request) made in-house with fresh and quality ingredients. We bake our own sourdough bread, grow our own sprouts and generally rock a green vibe. Our Heartwood Bowls, steamed greens, bean burritos and veggie burgers are all classic dishes that will have you coming back for more. We can usually accommodate most dietary requirements. Heartwood is proud to offer something extraordinarily delicious for everyone! Visit our website for hours of operation.

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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 down-home service. For a special occasion, family get-together or date night, enjoy the upscale casual environment of Encore, with gourmet offerings featured alongside signature dishes including Scotch Salmon, seafood chowder and Chicken Cordon Bleu. In warmer months, experience alfresco dining on the spacious Poolside Patio, with scenic views of Lake Thomas. Menus follow a seasonal theme. Many dishes incorporate fresh, local ingredients from Willy Krauch, Fisherman’s Market and local farms. Public Wi-Fi. Reservations recommended. Open year-round: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.

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Kitchen Door Catering

Lot Six Bar & Restaurant

For us, the ingredients for a great event are the same as for a long and happy life — it’s all about the food, fun and love. That’s why Kitchen Door Catering offers a variety of mouth-watering menus to suit every one of life’s events.

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.

2 Bluewater Rd. Suite 150, Bedford (902) 832-5213 www.kitchendoor.ca

From our delicious lunch offerings to cocktail receptions, culinary experience events, full barbecue menus for picnics, to formal presentations for corporate events, petite sweets for showers to five course menus for your dream wedding. No matter the occasion, Kitchen Door offers a taste of excellence that's sure to please.

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

Located in the heart of downtown Halifax, we are ready to welcome you, whether it be for a cocktail from one of our award-winning bartenders or a full-course dining experience. Open year-round. Monday - Sunday: 4 p.m. - 2 a.m. Sunday brunch: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Open year-round. Bedford Shop Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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Made with Local Dartmouth (902) 802-8844 www.madewithlocal.ca

Made with Local is a healthy snack foods company based out of beautiful Dartmouth, NS. Sheena and Kathy are the hearts, minds and taste buds behind MwL, producing a line of nourishing ’real food’ bars and instant oatmeal that showcases some of Nova Scotia’s best artisanal food products.

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Striving to give our region’s families access to truly healthy, convenient snacks to fuel their busy lives, MwL bars and oats come in a range of locally-inspired flavours (like Blueberry Grunt!) and are widely available at cafés and stores throughout Nova Scotia. Visit our website for a complete list of retail locations where MwL bars can be found. MwL products are also available via the website’s online store where customers can take advantage of bulk pricing and Canada-wide shipping!

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Essence of Nova Scotia a Nova Scotia tradition

McKelvie’s Fish Market Fresh 1680 Lower Water St., Halifax (902) 421-6161 www.mckelvies.com

Come and experience one of Nova Scotia’s premium seafood restaurants, situated in a renovated turn-of-the-century fire hall located in Halifax’s Downtown Waterfront District. Seafood has been our passion since we opened our doors in 1982. You’ll enjoy our favourites such as Fisherman’s chowder, jump-up calamari, crunchy haddock, crab cakes, digby scallops, blackened salmon, premium Nova Scotia lobster and our popular McKelvie’s daily fish platter — plus black angus steaks and modern pastas. Don’t forget to leave room for our mile high coconut cream pie. McKelvie’s offers a comfortable dining atmosphere, friendly, knowledgeable staff and a global selection of wines. Make a reservation now to experience the finest catch of Nova Scotia, today.

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Chef-Inspired casual dining

Morris East Restaurant

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

Morris East is a creative, neighbourhood restaurant with two locations in downtown Halifax and Bedford. Our delicious gourmet pizzas are baked in fired ovens which produce a delicious crust. With a focus on seasonally fresh ingredients, regulars to our intimate eateries will note that the menu changes all the time — depending on what’s available at the farmers’market. 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 seasonally inspired cocktails and great desserts like the salted caramel tart, which are perfect to enjoy on our lovely outside terraces in the summer. We offer special lunch and brunch menus. Take out and gluten-free pizza crusts are also available. See our featured recipe on page 24.

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Chef-Inspired fine dining

NSCC’s ’Fresh Twenty One’

21 Woodlawn Rd., Dartmouth (902) 491-4961

Nova Scotia Community College’s ’Fresh Twenty One’ is an opportunity for the public to participate in providing our hospitality and culinary/pastry students a real-world training experience in a full-service restaurant and in return, enjoying modern, world cuisine of the highest quality at very reasonable prices. Starting at the beginning of each October, ’Fresh Twenty One’ is open Tuesday through Thursday for lunch and dinner seatings. Join us for a world class dining experience in a live classroom environment! Open October - April. Open for Lunch: Tuesday - Thursday: 11:30 a.m. Open for Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 6 p.m. Reservations Required.

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Obladee, A Wine Bar

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

Back in 2009, siblings Heather and Christian Rankin hatched a plan to create something a little different in Halifax. A wine bar that was both informal yet special; social yet cosy. A neighbourhood spot where people met for memorable wine and food with service that was engaged and unscripted. What resulted was Obladee. Obladee combines the international concept of a wine bar with our unique Nova Scotian spirit and hospitality. We offer an award-winning wine list that is hand-selected, off-beat and ever-changing. Our food changes with the seasons, focusing on locally-sourced ingredients from a close network of local producers. Open year-round.

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Primal Kitchen 1463 Brenton St., Halifax (902)-429-3499 www.primalhfx.ca

CANADA’S 11 BEST NEW RESTAURANTS 2015 Where Canada - HALIFAX’S BEST STEAK 2015 - The Chronicle Herald At PRIMAL Kitchen we have a chef-driven passion for meat. Our menu celebrates the animal with expertly prepared items using primal cuts, whether it’s our house-made charcuterie selection, beer-braised short rib or a juicy burger. Smoked, cured and butchered — we do it all in-house. We are also passionate about the outstanding local craft beers being produced in Nova Scotia. We offer four rotating craft beers on tap, and six by the bottle, as well as a substantial wine list featuring several Nova Scotian wines. Settle in with a cold pint of local craft beer, relax and feed your instincts! Monday - Saturday: 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Closed Sunday (chef's day off).

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The Lumberjack Pizza morris east restaurant Chef Ashley Davis 1 pizza dough ball 1/2 cup (125 ml) tomato sauce 3 large slices of bacon, cooked, halved 1 sausage, cooked, sliced 1 onion, sliced, caramelized* 1/2 cup (125 ml) smoked apple wood cheddar, shredded 2 tbsp (30 ml) maple syrup 2 tbsp (30 ml) fried rosemary** 1. Set oven to 450째f (230째c) for at least 30 minutes. 2. Stretch out dough to form a 12-inch (30.5 cm) circle. 3. top dough with tomato sauce, bacon, sausage, onion and grated cheddar. 4. bake for 15 minutes. 5. to finish, drizzle maple syrup over top of pizza and sprinkle with fried rosemary.

SEE OUR LISTINg ON PAgE 23 For more info visit: www.morriseast.com hint: * to make caramelized onions, place 1 tbsp (15 ml) of butter in a large pan over medium-low heat. Add onion slices and spread out in the pan. cook until soft, about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally until dark golden brown.

** to make crispy rosemary, gently fry rosemary leaves in 1 tsp (5ml) olive oil over moderate heat for 2 minutes. Place on paper towel to cool and drain excess oil. Season with sprinkle of salt.

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Propeller Brewing Company 2015 Gottingen St., Halifax 617 Windmill Rd., Dartmouth (902) 422-7767 www.drinkpropeller.ca

Propeller Brewing Company is Nova Scotia’s best-selling microbrewery. Our international award-winning, all-natural craft beer is available at liquor stores, fine bars and restaurants throughout Nova Scotia. Ask for a Propeller IPA, the province’s best-selling craft beer. Or, try a Propeller Organic Ale — clear, crisp, refreshing and certified organic. Drop by the Gottingen Street Brewery and Retail Store or our new Retail Store at 617 Windmill Road in Dartmouth to try Nova Scotia's finest brewery-fresh craft beer. Open year-round. Halifax store hours: Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sunday: 12 p.m. - 10 p.m. Dartmouth store hours: Daily: 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.

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Rum Runners Rum Cake Factory 1479 Lower Water St., Halifax (902) 421-6079 Toll Free: 1-(866)-440-7867 theuncommongroup.com

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

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Scanway Bakery & CafÉ 1567 Grafton St., Halifax (902) 425-0683 www.scanwaycatering.com

Stop by our café and storefront in the heart of downtown Halifax for house-made treats like doughnuts, truffles, cakes, croissants or our famous florentine cookies. Sip an expertly made latté and people watch in our sunny window seats. Stay for lunch to try our flavourful salads, soups, or sandwiches on freshly baked breads. Enjoy beer or wine by the glass. Our jarred preserves using local ingredients or packaged chocolates make the perfect souvenirs! We’ve been the premiere caterer and cake designer in Halifax for over 30 years! Follow our social media accounts for mouthwatering food photos. @scanway insta: scanwaybakery.

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Seasons by Atlantica

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

Start with fresh, local cuisine created by our talented culinary team, mix in warm urban décor with complimentary Wi-Fi, stunning views of the Halifax Common, and an unparalleled commitment to creating a memorable dining experience through service excellence, and you have the recipe that has made Seasons the social destination for downtown Halifax’s vibrant Robie and Quinpool neighbourhood. Our menu is inspired by the changing seasons and reflects a unique, modern twist. Whether enjoying a healthy lunch, light fare selection, an epicurean dinner adventure or one of our signature cocktails, make Seasons by Atlantica your destination for Downtown & Different! See our featured recipe on page 16. Open year-round, 7 days a week: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.

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stories at the halliburton 5184 Morris St., Halifax (902) 444-4400 www.storiesdining.com

east coast cuisine meets historic downtown off the lobby of Halifax’s best small hotel. recommended in the 2016 edition of Where to Eat in Canada, Stories offers innovative seafood and game in intimate rooms.

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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 micro-brews and wines by the glass. Private dining in the dalhousie room available for 8 to 20 guests. Hours: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. nightly, tuesday - Saturday.

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studio east food + drink 6021 Cunard St., Halifax (902) 449-9800 www.studioeastfood.ca

Restaurant of the Year 2015 The Chronicle Herald. you’ll find the locals at Studio east enjoying craft beer, an urban space in the bustling upper West end. Sit at the open bar kitchen and watch one of Nova Scotia’s premier restauranteurs, chef ray bear, personally shuck an icy plate of fresh oysters for you. casual but exquisitely crafted food. imagination rules. A spinning globe of a menu. cambodian love curry. Pad thai Wings. the ultimate Pork ramen. love the burger. Warm Sushi. fermented ribs. the vision of a locally sourced, globally ambitious restaurant is balanced by the depth of experience that these two chefs bring to the table. chefs ray bear and Saronn Pov are food explorers and pioneers. they have brought Halifax the best of global cuisine that is fun and unpretentious. follow them on twitter @StudioeastHfX open tuesday - Sunday dinner/late Night/Summer lunch Weekend brunch.

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Taste of Nova Scotia Culinary experienCe

sugah! ConfeCtionery & iCe Cream emporium 1479 Lower Water St., Halifax (902) 421-6079 Toll Free: 1-(866)-440-7867 theuncommongroup.com

Sugah! confectionery & ice cream emporium is the sweetest spot on the Halifax waterfront. At Sugah! our confections are made on-site using century-old techniques and pure, simple ingredients. combining the finest chocolates with local ingredients — dried fruits, nuts and exotic spices — we think you will find that we have captured the true essence of all that is good and sweet. We can also hand paddle these fresh confections into your choice of ice cream. our philosophy is that fresh is better, local is better and pure is better. With our many flavour combinations, Sugah! offers the perfect taste of Nova Scotia to take home for young and old.

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sWeet spot ChoColate shop

601 Hwy #2, Unit E, Elmsdale (902) 883-7417 www.sweetspotchocolateshop.com

if chocolate is what you crave, the Sweet Spot is the place to be. With more than 100 different delicious handmade products to choose from, we can satisfy even the biggest chocoholic. We have something for every taste: creamy caramel, fluffy marshmallow and delicate creams, not to mention truffles, cherries, peanut butter cups and, of course, fudge. if ice cream is your weakness, from may until october, have a scoop or two of Scotsburn’s most popular flavours or try creamy soft serve dipped in real chocolate. our experienced, professional staff and warm, friendly atmosphere make the Sweet Spot the ultimate road trip destination. conveniently located 4 km off exit #7, Hwy #102, just 10 minutes from Halifax Stanfield international Airport. Ask about corporate gifts, weddings and special events.

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temple bar CoCktails & kitChen

1533 Barrington St., Halifax (902) 474-4380 www.templebarhfx.ca

the latest venture from craig flinn, darrren lewis, and George davis the team behind chives canadian bistro — offers a unique combination of crafted artisan cocktails, local craft beer on tap, and farm-to-table small plate appetizers.

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tempo food + drink

1875 Barrington St., Halifax (902) 428-3676 tempofooddrink.com

temPo food + drink is a contemporary, open kitchen eatery serving fresh regional cuisine with a twist. fresh, fast, fun — the convenient Grab + Go section fills the morning emptiness with baked goods, breakfast sandwiches, yogurt, fruit and freshly brewed coffee.

embracing the same locally sourced, seasonal philosophy, temple bar builds on the adventurous cocktail program of its sister restaurant 2 doors down, just across the hall.

Guess work is taken out of your brown bag lunch decisions with salads, sandwiches and soups.

“the team at temple bar follows the same approach as our other restaurants, and extends it to the bar,” says co-owner George davis. "We offer seasonal creations that use house made infusions and hand pressed juices, as well as featuring the region’s distillers, craft brewers and wineries.”

Great wines and inspired cocktails are served up by creative mixologists, making temPo a great place to end your day or start your night.

monday - Saturday: 4:00 p.m. - 12 a.m. check website for winter hours.

eat, drink, Network — over a table in the main room or in the modern lounge.

open year-round, 7 days a week: 7 a.m. – 12 a.m. Saturday & Sunday brunch: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Happy Hour: monday - Sunday: 4 p.m – 7 p.m.

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Love It, Snap It, Share It By Kelly Neil Photographer and Food Stylist @baconandbaileys

Got a smartphone? Love food? Great. There are THOUSANDS of people online who feel the SAME way. Any quick visit to Instagram or Twitter practically screams ’Food photography and social media were BORN to be together!’ If you’re already dabbling, or you’re curious to give it a try, we’ve got a few quick tips to help.

1. Natural Light

Natural light is not essential, however, is almost always flattering. Position your food so that window light is coming from behind or the side of your dish. Trust me. Instant improvement.

2. Back Up

Ok, so you’re eating THE BEST LOCAL FISH TACO OF YOUR LIFE in that amazing new restaurant but all we can see in your pic is a sprinkling of cilantro and some chopped tomato. If you back up and show the whole taco, the plate and maybe even the kitschy tablecloth, well then my friend, you’re telling a STORY, and everyone knows storytelling is where it’s at these days. But don’t forget the other diners around you. Be discreet. Your great food shot shouldn’t come at the detriment of their dining experience.

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3. Tall Food vs Flat Food

I follow this simple little rule and it works really well for me. I shoot tall food (a stack of cookies, an ice cream sundae, a layer cake) from straight on and flat food (rolled out cookie dough, pizza, toast) from overhead. This works for me 99.999 percent of the time.

4. Filters

Cameras capture a small fraction of colours the human eye can see, and for this reason I rarely share pics that aren’t tweaked. I want my images to look how MY MIND saw them, not how my camera decides it saw them. My current favourite apps to tweak and edit pics are VSCO (free) and Snapseed (free), although there’s also a huge trend for people to share pics with #nofilter.

5. Hashtag It

I love Instagram. It’s an awesome place to search for pics of things you’re interested in and hashtags are how you do this. Placing a number sign (#) before a word, or multiple words strung together with NO SPACES, with your pic or in your comments, make your pics searchable, and allow you to search for other like-minded people that will understand your obsession with #lobsterforbreakfast. I keep a note on my phone of all the hashtags I like to use and then I just copy and paste them when I post a pic. And if you eating great Nova Scotia food why not show off your local pride by adding one these hashtags to your tweet?

#TasteofNS #NovaScotiaEats #VisitNovaScotia

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Stout Cake battery park beer bar & eatery Chef Mark Gray

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1/2 cup (125 ml) local Stout (dark ale) 1/2 cup (125 ml) unsalted butter 1/3 cup (80 ml) cocoa powder 1 cup (250 ml) all-purpose flour 1 cup (250 ml) white sugar 1 tsp (5 ml) baking soda 1/2 tsp (3 ml) salt 1/3 cup (80 ml) sour cream 1 egg 1. Simmer the Stout and butter over medium-low heat. 2. When the butter has melted add the cocoa powder and blend until smooth. 3. Place flour, sugar, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl; mix. 4. beat sour cream and egg in a stand mixer. 5. combine chocolate mixture with egg mixture. 6. Now combine the flour mixture with the chocolate and egg mixture. mix until just combined. 7. Pour the batter into a 12-inch (30.5 cm) spring form pan and cook for 20 - 30 minutes at 350째f (177째c). 8. test cake with a skewer. if it comes out dry it is done. if it comes out wet, place back in oven for another 5 minutes. SEE OUR LISTINg ON PAgE 11 - For more info visit: www.batterypark.ca

hint: chef mark Gray serves the cake with a drizzle of dulce de leche (a latin caramel sauce made by slowly heating sweetened milk), a dusting of Nutella powder and a scoop of ice cream. Substitute the Nutella powder with cocoa powder.


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Taste of Nova Scotia culinary product

The Cake Lady

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

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The Canteen

66 Ochterloney St. (above Two If By Sea Café) Dartmouth (902) 425-9272 www.thecanteen.ca

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Essence of Nova Scotia a Nova Scotia tradition

The Esquire Restaurant

772 Bedford Hwy, Bedford (902) 835-9033 www.esquirerestaurant.ca

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The Press Gang Restaurant & Oyster Bar 5218 Prince St., Halifax (902) 423-8816 www.thepressgang.net

RESTAURANT The Cake Lady is best known for her hand-made authentic German cakes and fresh pretzels, including cinnamon, salt, chocolate and cheese pretzels. You can also find freshly made pastries and baked goods, including German apple strudel, cinnamon rolls, pecan bars, various cookies, black forest cake, chocolate macaroons, German gingerbread cookies, bread, hand-made lemonade, and more. The Cake Lady can be found year-round at the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market Friday, Saturday and Sunday; the Halifax Forum Farmers’ Market on Saturday and the Alderney Landing Farmers’ Market in Dartmouth on Saturday. From May to October, the Cake Lady can be found at the QEII Farmers’ Market in Halifax every Friday.

Award-winning chef Renée Lavallée believes that everyone deserves a well-crafted sandwich. With this in mind, she opened The Canteen — a small but mighty, sandwich shop located in Downtown Dartmouth, serving up chef-inspired sandwiches, soups and salads. Everything from the fresh-baked bread, to the meats, sauces and pickles are prepared in house using locally sourced ingredients. The changing menu includes fan favourites such as the crab and lobster roll, the fried chicken sandwich, the haddock burger and the calamari Po’ boy. Follow The Canteen on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook at @TheCanteenNS for a daily dose of delicious food.

The Esquire has been a destination on the Bedford Highway since the days when Bedford was cottage country. Chowders made us famous along with great value, friendly service and home-style cooking has kept generations coming back over the years. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served with nightly features to keep you coming back. Stop by and make the Esquire your new favourite spot. Open year-round. Monday - Saturday: 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sunday: 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

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

Open year-round. Monday - Friday: 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday: 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Closed Sundays. tasteofnovascotia.com

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The Rose and Kettle Tea Room, at the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum

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Try our classic lunch fare including fishcakes and baked beans, or our hearty Ploughman’s lunch. Our best-selling English Cream Tea is an indulgent treat anytime of the day. Explore our heritage buildings and barns, meet our farm animals, tour the gardens or stroll the grounds and adjacent parkland. We are a rural oasis in the city.

Essence of Nova Scotia a Nova Scotia tradition

The Stubborn Goat Gastropub

Waterfront Warehouse

Stubborn Goat Gastropub is Halifax’s favourite place to eat, drink and be social. We serve upscale comfort food featuring the best of Nova Scotia with an emphasis on sharing plates and local craft beer.

Drop your anchor at the Waterfront Warehouse, Halifax’s favourite seafood destination since 1996! Offering a large variety of local oysters, Clearwater premium lobsters right from our two large lobster tanks, Digby scallops, clams and more.

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

471 Poplar Dr., Dartmouth (902) 462-0154 (seasonal) (902) 434-0222 (year-round) www.coleharbourfarmmuseum.ca

Situated in the former farmhouse of an original Cole Harbour Farm, the Rose and Kettle Tearoom has been the heart of the Farm Museum for more than 20 years. The menu is a blend of old English influences, Nova Scotia favourites and recipes from old Cole Harbour kitchens, all created from scratch and using the farm garden’s own produce.

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Visit us for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch. We have live entertainment almost every night of the week! Open year-round. Monday - Friday: 11:30 a.m. - late. Saturday - Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - late. Weekend Brunch: 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Additional seasonal location located on the Halifax Waterfront for summer 2016.

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

An Ocean Wise certified restaurant. A great selection for landlubbers too! In years past our building was used to repair tugboats and our décor is inspired by its history and all things nautical. Conveniently located on the Halifax waterfront with a large outdoor patio with pergola, perfect to watch the activity on the harbour. Open year-round. For reservations and hours of operation call or visit our website.

Open daily May 15 - October 15. Monday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sundays & Holidays: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Lunch menu served.

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South Shore

Steeped in seafaring history, the South Shore is the perfect setting for a culinary exploration. This is a place where good food and spectacular ocean views are fresh and plentiful.

Seafood Bliss

Bluenose II

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Lobster Cake serVes 6-8 with Roasted Vegetable Relish and Lemon-Thyme Aioli atlantiCa oak island Chef Konrad Haumering 2 lb (900 g) lobster claw and knuckle meat, coarsely chopped 1/2 cup (125 ml) mayonnaise 1/2 cup (125 ml) onion, minced 1 tbsp (15 ml) garlic, minced 1/2 tbsp (8 ml) mixed fresh tarragon and chives, chopped 1/4 cup (60 ml) celery, finely chopped 2 cups (500 ml) fine bread crumbs vegetable oil for frying roasted vegetable relish* lemon thyme aioli**

1. mix all your ingredients in a large bowl to bind. taste and season accordingly with salt and pepper. 2. Shape the mixture into little round cakes and place on a baking sheet, cover and refrigerate for 1 hour to let the cakes set. 3. With a non-stick pan heat oil over medium heat and sear the cakes on both sides until they are golden brown. Serve on a roasted vegetable relish*.

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hint: *to make a roasted vegetable relish combine diced roasted red, green and yellow peppers, diced zucchini, diced eggplant, diced tomato, finely chopped red onions and chopped mushrooms. **Place 1 egg, 1/2 tbsp (8 ml) dijon, 1 tbsp (15 ml) minced roasted garlic and juice of 1/2 lemon in a bowl. very slowly whisk in 3/4 cup (190 ml) oil (half olive oil, half canola oil) until it becomes thick. the oil should be poured in as slow a stream as possible. Add zest of half lemon and 1 tsp (5 ml) fresh thyme leaves; mix.


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bonny lea farm Chester (902) 275-5622 www.bonnyleafarm.ca

36 Treasure Dr., Western Shore (902) 627-4331 Toll Free: 1-800-565-5075 www.atlanticaoakisland.com

only 45 minutes from Halifax on the beautiful South Shore, discover a culinary treasure at Atlantica oak island resort & conference centre. Whether dining in the Seaside lounge or the la vista dining room, stunning views of mahone bay combined with seasonally inspired menus featuring fresh local seafood selections create an upscale experience that is second to none. take in the fresh air and sea breezes from our large outdoor oceanfront patio and watch the fabulous Nova Scotia sunrise. dedicated professionals are at your service for breakfast, lunch and dinner. See our featured recipe on page 34. open year-round. breakfast: 7 a.m. - 11 a.m. lunch: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. dinner: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

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boulangerie la VendÉenne 7651 Hwy #3, Martins River Mahone Bay (902) 531-3090

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Cedar bay grilling Company Blandford (902) 228-2559 www.cedarbaygrilling.com A R B AY D CE LLING C OMPANY GRI

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 and garlic, basil and red wine, chervil and chive, tarragon and white wine, mediterranean, mexican hot and spicy thai. our delicious herbal-infused oils include cajun spice, italian flavour, pesto flavour, hot pepper, and rosemary & roasted garlic.

boulangerie la vendéenne produces a variety of organic artisanal breads and pastries. baguettes, sourdough, rye, spelt, 7 grain, apricot and honey, and more can be found year-round at the Halifax Seaport farmers’ market, Halifax brewery market, dartmouth farmers’ market, Wolfville farmers’ market, and lunenburg farmers’ market. our products are also sold at Pete’s fine foods in Halifax and bedford, italian market, Super Natural foods, organic earth market, mariposa, Shop on the corner, and more. from mid-spring until late fall, our bread and pastries can be found at farmers’ markets in blockhouse, bridgewater, chester, Hubbards, and Annapolis royal.

2012 Halifax chamber of commerce Gold medal for Small business of the year. 2013 itQi 2 gold star award and brc certification february 2014. cedar bay Grilling company is a family owned, locally operated company producing frozen cedar planked salmon, providing a fun dining experience at home with a variety of seasonings to choose from, including applewood, orange and ginger, sugar and spice, and maple with smoked pepper. this award-winning company has already captured the canadian Grand Prix awards for Healthy innovation and originality 2010, including the honour of the Heart and Stroke foundation’s Health check, as well as the boston Seafood Show for best retail Product of the year 2009. cedar bay Salmon can be found at Sobeys, Superstore, clearwater, masstown market as well as local farmers’ markets.

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Charlotte lane 13 Charlotte Lane, Shelburne (902) 875-3314 www.charlottelane.ca

Winner of 2013 & 2010 - best Small restaurant - (restaurant Association of Nova Scotia), 2011 best restaurant outside Halifax, The Chronicle Herald and 2011 restaurant of the year-chef inspired casual dining - Taste of Nova Scotia, this gem is nestled in historic Shelburne. roland and Kathleen Glauser have been providing delicious world cuisine blended with down-home hospitality to locals and tourists for 20 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.

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helen b’s preserVes

Join the crew of the Grand banker, located harbourside in historic downtown lunenburg. our fresh, local menu, large selection of local wines and craft brews on tap, and stunning waterfront view ensures a true Nova Scotian experience.

Taste of Nova Scotia Prestige Award 2015 CONSUMER CHOICE PRODUCT OF THE YEAR — HASKAPA CHUTNEY

Helen b’s Preserves is a maker of handcrafted authentic preserves celebrating the rich traditions and agricultural bounty of Nova Scotia. We create our products with a passion for quality and local ingredients.

82 Montague St., Lunenburg (902) 634-3300 Toll Free: 1-(800)-360-1181 www.grandbanker.com

favourite classics such as fish cakes, scallops, lobster, mussels, haddock, burgers & sandwiches, chowder & stew, are given a creative twist, using only the best our land and sea have to offer.

An easy two-hour drive from Halifax — perfect for lunch or dinner. the inhouse gift shop features distinctive Atlantic canadian crafts. open may 8 - december 19. lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. dinner: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

open year-round. visit website for hours of operation.

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grand banker bar & grill

our commitment to local artisans, farmers and fishermen results in a unique and special experience. the casual and relaxed atmosphere, along with friendly, personable maritime hospitality, makes the Grand banker an ideal port of call for lunch and dinner.

closed Sundays and mondays. evening reservations recommended.

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605-607 Main St, Mahone Bay (902) 624-8039 www.haskapa.com

’Haskapa’ was born out of the word ’Haskap’ meaning ’little present on the end of the branch.’ We are the first Haskap berry grower, processor, retailer and information centre in the world! our mahone bay location gives visitors an experience that includes learning about, tasting and being able to purchase unique and local Haskap berry products. We partner with many dedicated local culinary artisans to create exquisite Haskap berry products to excite our clients. it is the ’haskapa’ brand that is putting Nova Scotia at the forefront of the Haskap industry with Haskap gin, body care, chocolate, ice-cream and much more!

Mahone Bay (902) 299-0242 www.helenbspreserves.com

our mission is to share Nova Scotia’s amazing produce with the rest of the world while helping to preserve the tradition of coming together over good food with friends and family. We love hearing stories of how grandma used to make it and how our products are reminiscent of the days of old. As innovators, we also love inspiring people to try new things. With our unique flavour combinations you can intrigue your dinner party guests or savour a delicious, quiet meal for two. How romantic!

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Ironworks Distillery

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

Ironworks is the first micro-distillery in Nova Scotia, located in the heart of old Lunenburg. Distilling by hand, we use only natural ingredients, as fresh and local as possible. From Annapolis Valley apples, we create a lovely smooth sipping vodka — the only one of its kind in Canada — and a rich brandy, aged in Hungarian oak casks. The fruit for our various liqueurs and eaux de vie is all sourced locally. Open all year. Check our website for current hours.

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Lane’s Privateer Inn

27 Bristol Ave., Liverpool (902) 354-3456 Toll Free: 1-(800)-794-3332 www.lanesprivateerinn.com

Built in 1798, this converted privateer mansion has been operated by the Lane family for 54 years. Newly renovated in 2015, the new restaurant/pub and stone patio overlook the Mersey River. Specializing in seafood, salads, chowder, sandwiches, steaks, curries, breads and desserts. Snug Harbour Books and Gourmet Shop, on-site Bakery, and espresso bar. Extensive wine and cocktail list and craft beer on tap. Open year round for breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend brunch and take out. 23 guest rooms featuring Nova Scotia artwork. Live music, wine tastings and author events regularly. Check out our Facebook and Twitter feeds. Summer: Open daily 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. Please refer to our website for winter hours.

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linColn street food 200 Lincoln St., Lunenburg (902) 640-3002 www.lincolnstreetfood.com

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 menu changes regularly based on market and seasonal availability. the wine is well-priced and chosen from vineyards who 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. visit our website for hours of operation.

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lunenburg County Winery at haCkmataCk farm 813 Walburne Rd., Newburne, Mahone Bay (902) 644-2415 www.canada-wine.com

the winery sits on a drumlin surrounded by Acadian forest and a multitude of lakes in the community of Newburne, nestled along the North branch of the laHave river. located at Hackmatack farm, a commercial blueberry farm, the winery has produced 26 different 100 percent Nova Scotia-grown, award-winning fruit wines since 1993. come take a pleasant drive into the country and visit, taste wine, pick berries, picnic and tour the winery. A selection of our wines are available at all NSlc stores throughout the province. twenty five minutes from unesco town of lunenburg or mahone bay. open year-round. may 1 - december 15: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (monday - friday).

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mateus bistro 533 Main St., Mahone Bay (902) 531-3711 www.mateusbistro.com

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muWin estate Wines ltd.

7155 Hwy, 12 Box 85, New Ross (902) 681-1545 www.muwinestate.com

mateus bistro Home-smoked meats, fresh inseason seafoods, mateus bistro brings simple tasty food to the table. the menus change by the seasons and what is available locally. chef matthew Krizan and his partner Kira curtis have grown this bistro to focus on an appreciation of food and where it comes from. three big Green egg bbQs are built into the patio and you can watch chef matt smoking meats and vegetables. All summer, every friday is a grill menu where everything is charcoal grilled to order. they boast a drink menu with more than 20 Nova Scotian wines and more than a dozen local beers and spirits. open year-round. June - october: monday - friday 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m., and weekend brunch 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. November - may: open monday, thursday, friday, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m., Weekends 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.

muwin estate is a true expression of what Nova Scotia is all about: fresh, wholesome, premium-quality fruits and berries. our Winery and cidery estate sits on five acres of fruit orchards and berries in New ross, Nova Scotia. All our wines and ciders are produced using 100 percent pure juice extracted from luscious crops of apples, cranberries raspberries, and wild blueberries hand-picked at our farm and neighbouring estates. our portfolio can be found in NSlc stores and private stores throughout Nova Scotia, including our premium red barn still and sparkling fruit wines as well as our bulwark original, blush, Gold, and Hopped handcrafted ciders made with 100 percent fresh-pressed apples from the famed Annapolis valley in Nova Scotia.

open year-round (weekdays only). for purchase only. tours not available.

July 1 - october 1: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. everyday (monday - Sunday) tasteofnovascotia.com

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1) The right tools for the job

Before the shucking begins, it’s important that you find the right tools for the job. This includes a clean rag or dishcloth, a solid surface (a wooden cutting board is perfect), a severing platter and a proper oyster shucker. Although there are many types of oyster knifes, we really like the style pictured to the right. The sharp tip allows for easy entry into the hinge of the oyster and the sharp edge makes severing the adductor muscle a snap. Some people also like to wear a glove while shucking to provide some additional protection. Gloves can range from a basic rubber dish glove to a stainless steel mesh glove. At the end of the day, having the right tools for the job will make for a much safer shucking experience.

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

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celebrating 23 years in business with fresh Nova Scotia seafood, and an ocean view that will take your breath away, the old fish factory is a favourite destination for locals and travellers alike.

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Clean your oysters by rinsing them under cold running water and removing any grit or mud. Place the oyster between your folded rag or dishcloth with the hinge exposed. The hinge is where the oyster naturally opens and closes, and it is usually more tapered than the opposing end. Make sure the oyster is right side up, that is that the curve is on the bottom, and the side that is more flat faces up.

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With the oyster secured on a surface, within your cloth, in one hand use an oyster shucking knife to find the deepest crevice in the knuckle. With a decent amount of pressure, wiggle the knife into the space until the shell releases, then give it a twist to pop the joint open. Try to mimic the action of opening a doorknob. Be extremely careful during this step to avoid any accidents with your oyster knife.

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Keep the oyster as level as possible during the process to not loose the liquor in the shell. The liquor is an important element in the oyster tasting experience. This briny liquid helps to provide a true taste of the oyster’s origins – otherwise know as it’s ‘merroir’.

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Use your finger to remove any debris or shell that may have found its way in to the oyster.

tempt your taste buds with our Annual Summer lobster and Seafood festival, our world-famous seafood chowder, local deep sea scallops, fish and chips, homemade fish cakes, or local steamed mussels. Whether you are coming to experience the salt air on our outdoor wharf side patio, a casual meal in the dining room or oysters and ales in the ice House bar, our crew is committed to unforgettable seafood and great local maritime hospitality. may 20 - october 15 dining: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. (9:30 p.m. July & August) live music (July & August) check out website for details. outdoor pet friendly. 2016


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Quarterdeck Beachside Villas & Grill

7499 Hwy #3, Summerville Centre Exit 20 off Hwy #103 Summerville Beach (902) 683-2998 Toll Free: 1-(800)-565-1119 www.quarterdeck.ca

A view you will always remember — a taste you will never forget. Perched on a mile-long stretch of white sand, the Quarterdeck has a reputation as the South Shore’s first and foremost destination for fresh and inspired seafood, juicy cuts of steak, and decadent homemade desserts. A thoughtful wine list, craft beer and a fantastic selection of cocktails are sure to complement your food as you enjoy the best hospitality that Nova Scotia has to offer. Focusing on local foods and sustainability, a brand-new restaurant in 2016 means a new menu and new opportunities for inspired culinary adventure.

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Rebecca’s Restaurant

619 Main St., Mahone Bay (902)-531-3313 www.rebeccas-restaurant.ca

Located just on the water’s edge in beautiful Mahone Bay is Rebecca’s Restaurant. At Rebecca’s, you can enjoy a uniquely quaint dining experience with a cosy coastal atmosphere. Chef Misty Thibeault and baker Rebecca South utilize Nova Scotia’s vast selection of seasonal ingredients to inspire the ever-changing menu. While satisfying the pallets of their beloved sea and land lovers, much attention is paid to vegetarian and vegan cuisine as well. Rebecca’s also offers a wide range of locally made beverages and homemade desserts which will leave you wanting more. Please refer to website for hours of operation.

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Rhubarb Restaurant

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

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 JMN Restaurant Brand - FINAL - February 4, 2014 alike, presented with unsurpassable service.

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

Rime’s internationally inspired menu features fresh, flavourful ingredients, carefully chosen to suit Nova Scotia’s spectacular seasons. Chef Jeffrey MacNeil, owner and operator, is a Nova Scotian lad with a cooking influences from around the world & a heart forever home in Nova Scotia.

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.

Come visit one of the newest culinary spots in historic Lunenburg. Join friends at the bar for a glass of vino from our meticulously chosen wine list and treat yourself to a delectable dessert.

When you drop by, be sure to try the chocolates made by the in-house LURE Caramel Co.

The fully stocked bar will ensure spirits are high and tales never stop flowing!

Open year-round.

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

Villas open year-round. Grill open May 8 - October 12: 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. Off-season hours may vary. Reservations recommended.

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Rum Runner Inn & Restaurant 66 Montague St., Lunenburg (902) 634-9200 Toll Free: 1-(888)-778-6786 rumrunnerinn.com

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Salt Shaker Deli 124 Montague St., Lunenburg (902) 640-3434 www.saltshakerdeli.com

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DELI We are the talk of the town! Come and find out why. We, at the Rum Runner Inn & Restaurant, are dedicated to providing you with a fun dining experience complete with breathtaking views of Lunenburg harbour. Our innovative chef-inspired menu showcases the best of our local fishermen, culinary artisans, and farmers bounty. Treat yourself to our many famous signature dishes: freshly steamed tender lobster, creamy light seafood chowder, lightly battered made-to-order fish and chips, authentic international dishes, many gluten-free choices and addictive desserts!

Check out the Salt Shaker Deli in Lunenburg. Sit on our waterfront patio or indoor dining room and enjoy our fresh, from-scratch menu. Items include our award-wining smoked seafood chowder, fishcakes, lobster rolls, mussels and other local seafood items, as well as soups, salads, gourmet pizzas and sandwiches, pad thai, 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! Open year-round 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. No Reservations.

Deliciously subtle to deliriously explosive tastes, we have it all. See you soon! Open April 15, 2016 - January 1, 2017. Please visit our website for hours of operation. Shop online at www.haskapa.com

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Schoolhouse Gluten-Free Gourmet

7014 Hwy #3, RR #2, Mahone Bay (902) 273-2482 www.schoolhouseglutenfreegourmet.com

Schoolhouse Gluten-Free Gourmet is a 100 percent 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 focaccia rounds, pumpkin muffins to brownies, our goodies feature quality, nutritionally dense ingredients like chia and flax, and natural sweeteners like agave and maple syrups. Although we do not have a storefront location at our production facility in Martin’s Point, you can find us at farmers’ markets in Halifax and Lunenburg, and at select independent retailers. Please visit our website for more information and a list of retailers.

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Shore Club Lobster Suppers 250 Shore Club Rd., Hubbards (902) 857-9555 www.shoreclub.ca

Celebrating 80 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. Fresh boiled lobster, unlimited fresh cultivated mussels, all-you-can-eat salad bar, homemade rolls, your choice of dessert and coffee or tea. Steak, chicken, vegetarian and a children’s menu are also available. Our goal is to serve the best lobster in a unique setting with friendly Nova Scotian hospitality.

Open Mother’s Day weekend in May - Thanksgiving weekend in October. Wednesday - Sunday: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Reservations highly recommended.

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Eat Sleep Drink Liste Read Relax

Eat • delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner, take-out, & weekend brunch. Enjoy the bakery & espresso bar

Sleep • in a N.S. Art Gallery guestroom Drink • in the local flavours ~ Ironworks martinis, blueberry lemonade, local craft beer & wine Listen • to Atlantic Canadian concerts in the Pub

Read • in Snug Harbour Bookstore & Gourmet Cafe

Relax • on the Stone Patio overlooking the Mersey River with a glass of Nova Scotian wine


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Terra Beata Cranberry Farm

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

Terra Beata is a cranberry grower and processor nestled next to the Atlantic Ocean near Lunenburg. While cranberries are our specialty, we use the best fruit Nova Scotia has to offer in our 10 gourmet preserves, unique low-sugar flavour-packed dried cranberries and blueberries, premium pure juices and not-fromconcentrate juice cocktails.

We feature our very special seafood chowder, fish and chips, haddock dinners and fresh-cooked lobster from our own lobster pound.

The Original Nova Scotian Lobster Supper began at the Shore Club in 1936. For 80 years, four generations of the Harnish family have been perfecting its technique. Using fresh lobsters delivered daily from the local fishery and cooked in ocean water from the North Atlantic, you can watch as the crew boil up Nova Scotia's favourite seafood supper. Their all-you-can-eat salads and mussels are the perfect addition to your meal, and keep guests coming back for seconds. Recently named as one of the “top ten” must try restaurants in Canada, the Shore Club invites you to enjoy lobsters the traditional way.

250 Shore Club Road, Hubbards NS B0J 1T0 www.ShoreClub.ca Reservations are highly recommend: 902-857-9555 Wednesday - Sunday: 902-857-9555 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. HUBBARDS BEACH Reservations are highly recommend:

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Sou’Wester Restaurant & Gift Shop

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

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Dessert specialties include homemade gingerbread and apple crisp. During our off-season, we welcome you to try our hot cider — just the thing on a blustery winter’s day! Or join us for breakfast hot off the grill until noon each day. Come have a tasty dinner and enjoy Nova Scotia’s beauty at its very best!

161 Monk Point Rd. Heckman’s Island (902) 634-4435 www.cranberryfarm.ca

You’ll find our products in all Sobeys and Superstores, as well as many farm markets and specialty stores. Or, follow the red cranberry farm signs to visit our on-farm Bog Store on your next trip to Lunenburg. The farm is open year-round, Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Summer Months: Open daily 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. Off-season: Open daily 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. (or sunset).

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the bisCuit eater CafÉ

16 Orchard St., Mahone Bay (902) 624-2665 www.biscuiteater.ca

the biscuit eater café provides the quintessential warm and inviting café experience — original art and vintage books line the walls, conversation buzzes over steaming hot coffee, and the scent of baked goods fills the air. the biscuit eater also offers an exceptional, globally influenced dining experience. using local and seasonal products, our menu items include italian-style thin crust pizzas, aromatic panini sandwiches, burgers, organic salads, satisfying soups and special daily entrees. music performances, literary readings, films and community arts events make the biscuit eater a popular destination with both locals and tourists. We’ve created a stimulating yet highly accessible café and dining experience — warming your soul, opening your mind, and feeding your senses.

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the kiWi CafÉ 19 Pleasant St., Chester (902) 275-1492 www.kiwicafechester.com

Welcome to the Kiwi café, the place to meet and eat in the heart of the village of chester, Nova Scotia. At the Kiwi café, we’re seriously passionate about good food and good coffee. We offer international themes with interesting flavours and the freshest of local ingredients. enjoy delicious, homemade baked treats, wonderful soups and lunches, and our famous all-day breakfast. With a sunny patio for chester’s glorious summer and a woodstove for winter, we’re year-round warmth for a Nova Scotian-Kiwi welcome! open daily year-round.

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the lobster shaCk 3723 Hwy #3, Barrington Passage (902) 637-1788 www.lobstershack.ca

taste of Nova Scotia Prestige Award 2014 restaurant of the year essence of Nova Scotia. Situated in the lobster capital of canada, the lobster Shack offers the newest of dining sensations. the unique atmosphere with décor that pays homage to the lobster industry along with a live lobster tank, patrons get a first-hand lobster experience. At any time, you may see tony tending the lobsters and offering a quick lesson on catching, cooking and eating them. the menu offers a wide range of choices, showcasing local lobster, seafood, and many of Nova Scotia’s bountiful fresh products which can be paired with Nova Scotia wines and beers; served with pride by the friendly crew. owner, Nichole Hopkins, runs "the Shack” with a mandate of excellent service, fabulous food and atmosphere. Got lobstah? the lobster Shack does.

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the south shore fish shaCk 108 Montague St., Lunenburg (902) 643-3232 www.southshorefishshack.com

come for the seafood, stay for the views. located in the heart of historic lunenburg, Nova Scotia, the South Shore fish Shack features a simple menu of seaside favourites, sourced locally and classically prepared. our dishes are designed to let the fresh seafood shine while you enjoy stunning harbour views from either of our patios. the South Shore fish Shack is owned and operated by martin and Sylvie ruiz-Salvador, the husband and wife team behind the award winning fleur de Sel restaurant and the Salt Shaker deli — both established lunenburg hot spots. martin and Sylvie take tremendous pride in delivering an authentic east coast experience for all of their guests. open may - october. visit website for hours of operation.

open year-round. check our website for hours of operation. tasteofnovascotia.com

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The Kitchen Party: A True Maritime Tradition If you were born and raised in Nova Scotia then you will be quite familiar with the tradition of a kitchen party. At its essence a kitchen party features good food, great East Coast music, and conversation that ensures nobody will be engrossed in their smartphones.

Why the kitchen? The Fridge - It’s right there, so nobody ever has to leave a conversation to grab another cold beverage. Close Quarters - Kitchens are usually smaller than most other rooms, so it naturally forces everyone to be in close proximity. Conveniently Comfortable People come and go from a kitchen party – sometimes staying for hours, sometimes just a drop in to say hello – so instead of people taking off their shoes and get settled in, everyone just goes to the kitchen for convenience.

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around, so opting for self-serve items such as chips and dips and fingerstyle foods that people can nibble on is the best route to take. Take advantage of Nova Scotia’s world-class seafood! A big pot of seafood chowder set over a low heat on the stove, so guests can help themselves, is always a welcome sight, as are bacon-wrapped scallops. No need for fancy china, coffee mugs and tea cups work as make shift chowder bowls. For a fancier affair set out vegetable platters and a charcuterie board of various meats and cheeses. As long as it’s local you’ve kept to the spirit of the Nova Scotia kitchen party. Drink No mixed drink is more ingrained in our DNA than rum and coke. The Captain once ruled the kitchen party but now it’s being overthrown by incredible Nova Scotian-distilled rums such as Ironworks’ Bluenose Dark Rum and instead of the cola spice it up with a little local content, such as Propeller Ginger Beer. That said, the kitchen party isn’t complete without beer. Nova Scotia is in the midst of the craft beer revolution; expect to see Garrison Brewing Company, Propeller Brewing Company, Meander River Brewery and a slew of other new labels appearing in kitchen fridges and icefilled sinks across the province. While people traditionally bring their own

beverages to a kitchen party, it never hurts to have a few extra beers or a bottle of rum available for anyone who either came under prepared or is just stopping in to say hi. You might even have a bottle of Nova Scotia wine ready - Nova Scotians are all about hospitality! Be Merry No kitchen party is complete without music, whether it’s a fiddler or guitar player in the corner or great East Coast music played on an iPod attached to speakers. Classics choices such as the Barra MacNeils, The Rankin Family, Bruce Guthro and Gordie Sampson highlight the plethora of options to make your playlist shine. Ashley MacIsaac and Natalie MacMaster’s wizardry on the fiddle can spice up your party with a greater Ceilidh feel to it while Joel Plaskett, Wintersleep, Dave Gunning and The Stanfields are more contemporary performers that are sure to make your party memorable. Of course, no kitchen party is complete without a rousing rendition of Stan Rogers’ Barrett’s Privateers or The Mary Ellen Carter. While the above list are things that have been tried and tested over generations of kitchen parties, adding your own twist to the evening is encouraged, because at the end of the day, a kitchen party is all about having fun with those you care about most! 2016


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The Tea Brewery 503 Main St., Mahone Bay (902) 624-0566 www.teabrewery.com

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Trellis CafÉ 22 Hwy #3, Hubbards (902) 857-1188 www.trelliscafe.com

“Real Food since 1985.” Crafted by the Tea Brewery ... As a micro-blender, we link highly skilled tea artisans, superior quality ingredients and gentle, small-batch processing to deliver a sensual feast of flavour, aroma and visual delight. The Tea Brewery mission is to create truly exquisite loose-leaf artisan teas that will satisfy today’s most sophisticated consumers ... and tomorrow’s. Think “Artisan Tea.” Open daily June - December (Visit website for winter hours). Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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Every day begins with the aroma of bread baking and freshly ground organic Fair Trade coffee brewing. Fish arrives at the back door from the boats daily. Haddock, fishcakes and seafood chowder are the house specialties. Our Mile High Clubhouse Sandwich is famous. Everything is homemade and baked on the premises. Enjoy our sunny patio, complimentary Wi-Fi, local artwork and live entertainment on weekends, and be sure to try our lobster or smoked salmon eggs benedict during weekend brunches. Just 30 minutes from Halifax. Visit website for hours of operation.

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Van Dyk’s Wild Blueberry Juice Queens County (902) 542-4405 www.vandykblueberries.ca

Van Dyk’s by Nature 100 percent Pure Wild Blueberry Juice is made from ONLY Canada Grade “A” Nova Scotian wild blueberries. It has NO water, sugar or preservatives added. This naturally delicious juice provides health-conscious consumers with a versatile, convenient way to benefit from the remarkable health properties of wild blueberries year-round. It is available at the Atlantic Superstore, Sobeys, Pharmasave and most independent health food stores in Atlantic Canada. Enjoy it straight, mixed with other fruit juices or in a smoothie. Remember, Van Dyk’s 100 percent Pure Wild Blueberry juice is “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 Toll Free: 1-(800)-565-5068 www.whitepoint.com

Hardwood-planked salmon, grassfed Atlantic beef, locally sourced pork and scallops, expansive ocean vistas, storm watching with crashing surf, pristine sunrises on our glistening white sand beach, cosy cabernet enjoyed beside the beachstone fireplace. Elliot’s at White Point Beach surrounds you in the essence of Nova Scotia. Allow our executive chef and his team along with our sommelier guide you on a culinary adventure over dinner or a local craft beer and a burger in the more casual Founder’s Lounge. Open daily, year-round, the menu — like our beach — changes with the seasons. Overnight packages with our Taste of Nova Scotia infused menus available.

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Taste of Nova Scotia Prestige Awards In Nova Scotia, we offer amazing, authentic culinary experiences. We have access to an abundance and variety of fresh, local ingredients, but it is the genuine passion of our people, the fishers, the farmers, the chefs and the winemakers, that set us apart from other regions of Canada and the world. Our Prestige Award recipients have a distinct pride of place and exuberant passion for all they do. They represent innovation and expertise in our industry and are committed to improving and promoting culinary excellence in Nova Scotia. To nominate your favourite restaurant, product or server for a Taste of Nova Scotia Prestige Award visit: www.tasteofnovascotia.com/nominate

Congratulations to all of our 2015 Prestige Award recipients: Restaurant of the Year Chef-Inspired Fine Dining

Restaurant of the Year Chef-Inspired Casual Dining

Restaurant of the Year Essence of Nova Scotia

Server of the Year

Jason Lynch & Beatrice Stutz

The Velden Family

Scott Whitelaw & Quita Gray

Lowell Simpson, Hall's Harbour

Le Caveau Restaurant - p. 63

The Flying Apron Inn & Cookery - p. 73

Sugar Moon Farm - p. 79

Lobster Pound & Restaurant - p. 61

Producer of the Year

Harold Gaudy, Gordon Weld, Tim Ramey & Simon Rafuse. Blomidon Estate Winery - p. 59 48

Consumer Choice Product of the Year - Haskapa Chutney

Innovative Product of the Year

Pomme d'Or Apple Cream Liqueur

Liam Tayler

Hanspeter Stutz

Haskapa Haskap Berry Products - p. 37

Grand PrĂŠ Wines - p. 61

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Yarmouth & Acadian Shores Traditional Acadian favourites await you as the region’s extraordinary French heritage inspires wonderful, fresh seafood dishes. The memories will stay with your for a lifetime.

Lobster Boil on the Beach

Lighthouses

Clam Digging


Curried Butternut Squash Bisque

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argyler lodge and restaurant Chef Jonathan Joseph 2 2-lb (450 g) butternut squash, halved lengthwise, seeded 2 tsp (10 ml) canola 2 tbsp (30 ml) coconut oil 1 cup (250 ml) chopped onion 1 cup (250 ml) chopped carrots 1/2 cup (125 ml) chopped peeled honey crisp apples 1 tbsp (15 ml) thai red curry paste 1 tbsp (15 ml) grated fresh ginger 1 tbsp (15 ml) lemongrass paste 3 ½ cups (875 ml) chicken broth 2 bay leaves 1/2 cup (125 ml) whipping cream 3 tbsp (45 ml) honey 6 tbsp (90 ml) sour cream, loosen with some cream chopped fresh cilantro Julienned (cut in thin strips) fresh ginger

1. Preheat oven to 350°f (177°c). 2. brush cut side of squash with canola oil; place squash, cut side down, on large rimmed baking sheet. roast until tender, about 1 hour. 3. cool the squash slightly and then scoop squash out into a large bowl. measure 3 cups squash (reserve any remaining squash for another use). 4. Heat coconut oil in large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrots, and apple; sauté 5 minutes. Add curry paste; stir 2 minutes. 5. Add chicken broth, bay leaves, ginger, lemongrass paste and 3 cups squash. bring to boil; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer uncovered 1 hour. discard bay leaves. 6. Working in batches, purée soup in a blender until smooth. return to same pot. Stir in cream and honey. Season the soup with salt and pepper. 7. When ready to serve rewarm the soup over medium-high heat. divide soup among bowls. drizzle with sour cream; and garnish with cilantro and julienned ginger.

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argyler lodge and restaurant

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

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eel lake oyster farm

6590EelTrunk 3, Ste. Anne du Ruisseau (902) Lake 648-3472 Farm www.ruisseauoysters.com

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imo foods ltd. 26 Water St., Yarmouth (902) 742-3519 www.imofoods.com

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

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J. Willy krauCh & sons

60 Saulnierville Rd., Saulnierville (902) 769-2101 Toll Free: 1-(800)-758-4412 www.willykrauch.com

Eel Lake

yster

Farm

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

Watch the sunset and experience a gourmet getaway by the sea on the main deck overlooking lobster bay. We specialize in a chef-created, seasonal, locally inspired menu that changes regularly depending on what is fresh from our garden, local farms and sea. We grow most of our own herbs and produce onsite in our gardens and partner with local farmers and fisheries to provide you with the freshest and finest menu items possible. take in the pleasure of the spectacular sunsets 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. See our featured recipe on page 50.

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Awaken your senses — taste the difference a ruisseau oyster makes. this succulent oyster can be found nestled in the clean, cool waters of eel lake and is the pride of eel lake oyster farm. upon visiting our farm, just 20 minutes east of yarmouth on scenic route 3, you can expect to find a family-owned business operating on a unique tidal lake. ever wanted to experience the World of oyster farming first hand? contact us at (902) 648-3472 to find out more about our oyster tours.

imo foods ltd. is a fish cannery located in yarmouth. We have been packing local fish for more than 40 years. We produce canned herring, sardines and mackerel, using freshly caught fish from the bay of fundy. imo foods produces for many different brands worldwide, but it is our own KerSeN brand that is available in 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. contact us for information on our summer seafood experience tour. open year round. monday - friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Willy Krauch came to Nova Scotia from denmark and began smoking fish in the tiny village of tangier. Since 1956, his family has been smoking the finest Atlantic salmon and mackerel in their traditional Scandinavian-style smokehouse. in 2015 comeau’s Sea foods purchased the J. Willy brand as a way of preserving a long-standing tradition. comeau’s has a history not unlike J. Willy Krauch’s, making it a perfect fit. Willy developed a method of smoking that’s uniquely his own. over the years, he earned a reputation for selling only the finest quality smoked Atlantic fish. for more information and to order online, check out our website: www.willykrauch.com. monday to friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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“Enter as Strangers. Leave as Friends”. The sign says it all! The Argyler Lodge comes from humble beginnings and is the perfect spot for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The employees pride themselves on getting to know their guests by name, offering all of the services of big hotel chains without guests feeling detached from the owners. Summertime is a celebration at ’the Lodge’. Their lobster boils are a treat for anyone visiting Nova Scotia for the first time (or the hundredth) and locals return time and again because they know the Argyler’s quality is unmatched . Whether you want to be hands-on and start your own fire, or would rather watch the experienced chef cook your freshly delivered lobster while you enjoy the sunset, this is the place to be!

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La Cuisine Robicheau

9651 Hwy #1, Saulnierville (902) 769-2121 www.lacuisinerobicheau.ca 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. We are best known for our signature seafood lasagna and haddock with creamed lobster. Our dining room offers a spectacular view of the beautiful St. Mary’s Bay. During the summer months our kitchen parties featuring local musicians are a must see. Please join us for a truly enjoyable evening for all. Open April - December Tuesday - Sunday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

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Red Cap Restaurant & Motel

1034 Route 335 S, Middle West Pubnico (902) 762-2112 redcaprestaurantandmotel.com

A favourite place to dine in the Pubnicos and surrounding area to many locals and visitors alike since 1946. Experience Acadian hospitality, traditional Rappie Pie and chef-inspired cuisine for your entire family. Partnering with local fishermen and farmers allows us to serve the freshest seafood, pork, beef and produce. Home of the original, delicious broiled haddock with a lobster sauce. No corkage fee every day and proudly serving local beer and wine. Private dining rooms for any special occasion or event. Live music during the summer. Visit us today to “Taste the difference freshness makes.” Open year-round, 7 days a week.

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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 only microbrewery restaurant. Enjoy a customer favourite, Rudder’s Fish Cakes or lobster in the shell, on the large seasonal patio overlooking our private marina. 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 2016 Taste of Nova Scotia Culinary Guide and receive a complimentary 5 oz. sample of one of our hand-crafted full-bodied craft ales. Open daily at 11 a.m. Two minute walk from Ferry Terminal.

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The Hatfield House Culinary Experiences & Restaurant

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Trout Point Lodge 189 Trout Point Rd., East Kemptville (902) 761-2142 www.troutpoint.com

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

Experience the culinary tradition, culture and lifestyle of Yarmouth and Acadian Shores at The Hatfield House, one of the oldest properties in Tusket, dating back to 1793. Plan a memorable evening that revolves around food and drink, while enjoying the sunset over-looking the river. Proprietor Laura Muise, along with her staff, combine their culinary passions to bring you tantalizing dishes showcasing local seafood, filet mignon, pork tenderloin, lamb and creative side dishes. They also feature salads, chowders, breads, house-cut fries, seasonal desserts, unique cocktails, local and international wines and speciality coffees. Entertaining culinary experiences are available for individuals, groups, team building, bloggers, or TV/Film segments.

The kitchen at Trout Point Lodge deftly brings to fruition savoury creations by drawing from traditional cooking techniques combined with fresh, local ingredients. Experience why the London Telegraph rated Trout Point Lodge 9/10 for food and drink. The food at the Lodge intertwines the ethical selection of the freshest local seafood, wild mushrooms and plants, organic ingredients and produce from extensive on-site gardens, creating a unique and unforgettable dining experience in daily changing five-course menus complemented by a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence list. Open May 13 - October 30 for lunch and dinner. Reservations required for both.

Open seasonally May - December 31.

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Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley Vineyards, orchards and tides are just part of what make this region one of Nova Scotia's most important agricultural centres. Fill your travels with world famous seafood, farm-fresh produce and award-winning Nova Scotia wines.

Dine on the Ocean Floor

Magic Winery Bus

World’s Highest Tides


Here the elements perfectly align

RESTAURANT

Winery of the Year

Atlantic Canadian Wine Awards

avondalesky.com 902.253.2047

Experience it yourself


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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.

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Avondale Sky Winery 80 Avondale Cross Rd. Newport Landing (902) 253-2047 www.AvondaleSky.com

Atlantic Canadian Winery of the Year. Taste of Nova Scotia Prestige Award 2013 and 2014 Consumer Choice Product of the Year - Bliss. Here, the elements perfectly align. Visit us for our award-winning wines and enjoy a unique experience in the rescued former church which was brought across Fundy’s legendary tides to be our retail shop. “Today the great travelling church is one of the most tranquil and lovely wine tasting rooms in the world,” Globe and Mail. Our wines, crafted with care, are sure to please. But don’t take our word for it … Avondale Sky is the Atlantic Canadian Winery of the Year. Tastings, tours, events and our restaurant service are offered with a personal touch. Please visit our website or call for wine shop hours, tastings, events and tour information.

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Benjamin Bridge

Bistro 22

Benjamin Bridge is Canada's most acclaimed sparkling wine house. Our team of international winemakers took up the challenge to produce world-class Méthode Classique sparkling wines, which are astonishing critics.

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.

Gaspereau Valley, Wolfville (902) 542-1560 www.benjaminbridge.com

Top American wine writer, Alder Yarrow, recently stated “The Benjamin Bridge project is among North America’s most ambitious and serious winery ventures I’ve had the pleasure of encountering in years.” In addition to our collection of sparkling wines, Benjamin Bridge handcrafts artisan style wines. Included in this portfolio is Nova Scotia's top selling wine, Nova 7, that The Globe and Mail’s Beppi Crosarial named an East Coast trailblazer. Open year-round. Private tastings and tours are available by appointment only. Contact us at: appointments@benjaminbridge.com

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

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

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Blomidon Lobster Boil

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blomidon estate Winery about the pairing: blomidon estate’s cuvée l’Acadie is a méthode traditionelle sparkling wine made from 100% l’Acadie blanc grapes grown on their ocean estate vineyard. Aged for a minimum of 25 months prior to disgorging, the result is a brut (dry) sparkling wine with a mix of classic l’Acadie citrus, stone fruit and pineapple aromas with the rich toasty brioche notes of extending aging. A great match to this dish which is inspired by Nova Scotia’s traditional way of enjoying lobster.

15 litres water 1 1/2 cups (375 ml) salt 3 tbsp (45 ml) cayenne powder 1 tbsp (15 ml) each celery salt, ground ginger, paprika

1. Place water, salt, seasoning, garlic and lemon slices in a very large stock pot. Add potatoes and bring to a boil. 2. reduce heat to medium and cook potatoes for 8 minutes.

1/2 tbsp (8 ml) each nutmeg, cloves, allspice

3. Add the lobsters head first to the pot. cover and cook for 6 minutes. the lobster should be bright red.

1 tsp (5 ml) each cardamom, chili flakes

4. Add corn to the pot and cook for another 4 minutes.

4 bay leaves 1 head garlic, smashed 2 lemons, sliced

5. remove potatoes, lobster and corn from the pot. Serve with drawn butter, crusty bread and a bottle of blomidon estate cuvée l’Acadie

8 red potatoes, halved 4 live 1-1/4 lb (575 g) lobsters 4 ears corn, husks removed, cleaned, halved drawn butter

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Blomidon Estate Winery 10318 Hwy #221, Canning (902) 582-7565 www.blomidonwine.ca

BLOMIDON E S TAT E

W I N E R Y

Taste of Nova Scotia Prestige Award 2015 producer of the Year “…consistently craft some of the province’s finest wines… Their wines make a trip to Canning well worth it.” - Mark DeWolf, The Chronicle Herald. Discover our boutique winery, nestled on the shores of the Minas Basin in the beautiful Annapolis Valley, where our seaside setting provides a unique location for viticulture. Visit our wine shop, where our helpful staff will guide you as you taste our 100% Nova Scotia awardwinning 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. See our featured recipe on page 58. Open April 1 - December 31.

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Blomidon Inn 195 Main St., Wolfville (902) 542-2291 Toll Free: 1-(800)-565-2291 www.blomidon.ns.ca

The Blomidon Inn has been an icon for Nova Scotia dining and accommodation since 1980. Here you can complement superb Nova Scotia country fare, fresh from the Valley and the sea, with a wine from the Inn’s Wine Spectator awardwinning wine list. The Inn was honoured to receive the Taste of Nova Scotia Restaurant of the Year Award in 2004. Also, the Blomidon Inn features a wide range of accommodations, each uniquely furnished in the Victorian style. Peruse a separate whole House of Gifts. Explore acres of gardens. Come see us! Open 7 days a week except for 10 days over Christmas. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Dinner: 5 - 9:30 p.m. Reservations are recommended.

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Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa

D’Vine Morsels Restaurant

Every now and then it’s good to reinvent yourself. Hold on to what works and alter what’s left. For, as they say, “Change is as good as a rest.”

Here, the elements perfectly align. Avondale Sky Winery is the Atlantic Canadian Winery of the Year.

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

Churchill’s Restaurant and Lounge offers a menu as creative and eclectic as it’s always been. Try a new twist on an old favourite, featuring local ingredients, prepared when ordered. Always a specialty is world-famous Digby scallops, prepared by our award-winning Chef Dale Nichols. May 27 - October 7 Open daily: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. Lounge open daily: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Overlooking the 18th green, the 19th Hole Clubhouse and Eatery features a pub style menu complemented by a full selection of refreshments. In our lounge area or on our outside deck, the 19th Hole offers a casual dining experience for all.

80 Avondale Cross Rd., RR#2 Newport Landing www.avondalesky.com

At our onsite vineyard restaurant D’Vine Morsels, we offer award winning wine, fresh, flavourful food and unforgettable service. Join us on our tranquil patio overlooking acres of vines or in the comfort of our magnificent, restored former church. Seasonally, the restaurant is open offering a full lunch menu with daily chef selections changing frequently, using local ingredients. For our hours of operation please check our website or call with inquiries. The restaurant is available for private event bookings and dinners. Come experience it yourself.

19th Hole (spring and fall): 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. July & August: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

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Farmer John’s Herbs

Fox Hill Cheese House

Yes, there really is a “Farmer John.” John and his family have farmed in the Annapolis Valley since 1960 and produce what they believe to be the world’s finest SUMMER SAVORY.

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, non- homogenized milk in glass bottles!

116 Bessie North Rd., Canning (902) 582-3252 www.farmerjohnsherbs.com

Farmer John’s offers authentic Maritime gluten-free spice blends in attractive packaging, including a seafood collection, stuffing mixes, dip mixes, meat rubs, seasoned salt and baking mixes. Organic herbs are also processed. Our products can be purchased at grocery stores, farm markets, seafood and specialty shops. Find a complete listing of retailers at www.farmerjohnsherbs.com. Visit our farm year-round. Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. “Adding spice to your life for over 25 years!”

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

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. You can also visit us at the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market. Port Williams Location Open year-round 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. Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market Open Daily. Check website for hours.

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Gidney Fisheries Ltd.

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

Gidney Fisheries is a privately held, family-owned lobster company spanning four generations of the Gidney family, located in Southwestern Nova Scotia. In 1892, Samuel Gidney began buying lobsters from local fishermen and exported them on a weekly basis via steamship to Boston, Massachusetts, and this tradition continues today. We purchase our lobster products directly from local fisherman in the Bay of Fundy and St. Mary’s Bay, Nova Scotia. We have freshcaught lobster for 9.5 months of the year and supply our clients in the off-season from our temperature controlled lobster holding facilities in Metaghan and Centreville, with a combined 400,000 plus lbs of holding.

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Grand PrÉ Wines 11611 Hwy #1, Grand Pré (902) 542-1753, Toll Free: 1-(866)-479-4637 www.grandprewines.com

Essence of Nova Scotia a 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

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Just Us! Coffee & Tea House Roastery, Museum, Chocolate Shop & Farm 11865 Hwy #1, Grand Pré (902) 542-7474 www.justuscoffee.com

Taste of Nova Scotia Prestige Award 2015 Innovative Product of the Year — Pomme D’or Apple Cream Liqueur Welcome to Nova Scotia Wine Country. Join us for a winery tour where you learn about grape growing, wine making and the rich history of the landscape of Grand Pre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Settle in at the tasting bar, and indulge in our 100 percent Nova Scotia grown wines and browse through a fine selection of local gourmet products and wine accessories! Make sure to stop by our Restaurant Le Caveau for lunch, dinner or simply a glass of wine on our inviting patio! Present your copy of this 2016 Culinary Guide and receive “2-for-1” Tour and Tasting (value $10). Guided tours are offered. May - October, daily at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

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Taste of Nova Scotia Prestige Award 2014 server of the Year — Lowell Simpson The specialty at the Hall’s Harbour Lobster Pound is of course lobster! Customers choose their own from the tanks while having all their questions answered about lobster, the tides, the fishing industry and the area of the Annapolis Valley. Customers receive a full experience, not just a meal. They then carry their lobster to the pot to meet the lobster cook and may watch their meal being prepared. We also feature many other seafood dishes on our menu. The majority of our dishes including desserts are made fresh from scratch. Open 7 days a week from Mid - May - Mid - October. Mid - May - June 30: 12 p.m. - 7 p.m. July 1 - August 31: 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. September 1 - Mid - October: 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Just Us! began in 1995 and is Canada’s first fair trade coffee roaster. We believe that business is a vehicle for change — people and our planet need not be exploited to make a profit. Just Us! offers high-quality fair trade, SPP (Small Producers Symbol) and organic certified coffee, tea, sugar and chocolate in our own coffeehouses and to various retail outlets and food service providers. Visit any one of our four locations: 5896 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax, 15 Kings Wharf Place, Dartmouth, 450 Main St., Wolfville and 11865 Hwy #1, Grand Pré. See our featured recipe on page 72. For hours of operation or to keep in touch, please visit our website or find us on Facebook, Google, Yelp, Twitter, and Instagram. 61


Cranberry Orange Scones

makes 8 sCones

masstoWn market 2 3/4 cups (690 ml) all-purpose flour 4 tsp (20 ml) baking powder 1/4 cup (60 ml) granulated sugar (plus extra for topping) 1/4 cup (60 ml) instant skim milk powder 1/4 tsp (1 ml) salt 1/2 cup (125 ml) shortening 1 cup (250 ml) cold water 1 tsp (5 ml) finely grated orange zest

6. form dough into a ball, and place on the prepared pan. flatten the ball into an 8-inch circle, about 1-inch (2.5 cm) think. 7. use a knife to score across each round, making 4 cross cuts, to form 8 scones. Sprinkle granulated sugar on top. 8. bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until light golden brown.

3/4 cup (190 ml) Nova Scotia cranberries 1. Preheat oven to 375째f (190째c). 2. line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 3. combine flour, baking powder, sugar, skim milk powder and salt in a bowl. cut in shortening using a pastry blender. 4. Add the water, orange zest and cranberries. Gently stir with a fork to mix wet and dry ingredients. 5. on a sheet of wax paper, or lightly floured surface, carefully knead the dough several times until ingredients are uniformly mixed.

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L’Acadie Vineyards Le Caveau 310 Slayter Rd., RR#1 Wolfville, Restaurant at Gaspereau Grand PrÉ Winery (902) 542-8463 www.lacadievineyards.ca

Nova Scotia’s premier producer of sparkling wine and the only certified organic winery. Owner-winemaker Bruce Ewert has more than 25 years of winemaking experience and pioneered leading releases of award winning Traditional Method sparkling wines, earning silver medals for Prestige Brut in 2011 and 2015 at the prestigious international competition of the world’s best sparkling wines, Effervescents du Monde, France. Beppi Crosariol, Globe and Mail,“… (L’Acadie) released Nova Scotia’s first Champagne-method sparkling wine back in 2008. The local industry owes much to his foresight ….” Visit our wineshop and estate vineyard planted on unique ancient seabed soil in the heart of Gaspereau Valley and explore our sparklings, crisp dry whites and appassimento reds. Available at the NSLC, private wine stores and direct.

11611 Hwy #1, Grand Pré (902) 542-7177 Toll Free: 1-(866)-479-4637 grandprewines.com/restaurant

Taste of Nova Scotia Prestige Award 2015 Restaurant of the Year — Chef Inspired fine Dining Located in the heart of Nova Scotia Wine Country, Le Caveau specializes in global cuisine using seasonal, local ingredients, matched with fine wines. Chef Jason Lynch and restaurant manager Beatrice Stutz treat guests to an exceptional Nova Scotian dining experience, with emphasis on fresh, regional product. Whether you enjoy an inspiring afternoon on the patio or a relaxing meal in the dining room, you will be charmed by the unique atmosphere. Located only 50 minutes from Halifax at the Grand Pré Winery, just outside Wolfville. Le Caveau was named “One of the 20 World’s Best Winery Restaurants” by Wine Access 2011. Open May to December

Wine Shop and tastings open May - October. Tours by appointment. tasteofnovascotia.com

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Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards

www.lightfootandwolfville.com info@lightfootandwolfville.com

Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards is located in the heart of the Annapolis Valley’s most privileged wine growing sub-region; on the edge of the UNESCO site of Grand Pré and bordering the town of Wolfville, where currently they nurture more than 35 acres of vines. With close proximity to the Minas Basin, cool breezes and excellent temperature moderation help create wines with great distinction. The Lightfoot family are eighth generation farmers who began transitioning this ancient Acadian land towards organic and biodynamic viticulture eight years ago. Passionate “winegrowers”, they believe great wines are grown in the vineyard. Their focus is on classic Burgundian-inspired Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Rieslings and other German-styled white wines, as well as traditional method prestige cuvée sparkling wines.

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Lokal Resto and Food Market 604 Prince St., Truro (902) 896-8678

LOKAL R e s t o & F o o d M a r ke t We are a farm-to-table restaurant and food market. Our passion is fresh and local and we believe that the best food is found in our own backyard. Delicious local flavours change often, and our menu varies often to reflect the freshest food grown, raised, and caught by our producers. Local craft beer on tap and delicious handcrafted cocktails showcase locally distilled spirits. Shop the market and take home some of the best products this region has to offer. “Join us as we return to simple, fresh food.” For hours of operation please visit www.facebook.com/lokaltruro.

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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 amazing range of wines from our vineyard’s grapes, as well as an array of unique fruit and dessert wines that will definitely put a smile on your face. Complement your wine with a delicious pairing from our restaurant, which serves amazing, locallyproduced food against the backdrop of perhaps the best view in Nova Scotia.

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Masstown Market 10622 Hwy #2, Masstown (902) 662-2816 www.masstownmarket.com

Masstown Market is a national, award-winning, family owned business celebrating more than 45 years of excellence in specialty food, gift and garden retailing. The Market has built its reputation around great service and fresh, local foods, including fruits and vegetables, baked goods, delicatessen and gourmet products, a café and dairy bar, an NSLC boutique, unique giftware and fully stocked garden centre. Visit the Lighthouse Interpretive Centre and Fresh Fish Market. Enjoy delicious gluten-free fish and chips on the wharf or take home a readyto-bake Atlantic Seafood Pie. Spend the day with family at Captain Cob’s Corn Maze from July to October. Masstown Market … Close to home, far from ordinary. See our featured recipe on page 62.

Open May 1 - Oct 31. Dinner seasonally, Friday & Saturday. Visit website for details and hours of operations.

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Meadowbrook Meat Market “Home of Jimmie Lamb Ham” 318 Pleasant Valley Rd. Exit 15, Hwy #101 Somerset (902) 538-1106

Alderney Landing, Dartmouth (902) 464-2272 www.meadowbrookmeatmarket.com

Meadowbrook is a fully integrated hog farm located in the Annapolis Valley producing antibiotic-free pork. We take great care in every aspect of our production, from the health and care of our animals, to how we produce to ensure safe, tasty, top-quality products, proudly made without gluten, animal by-products or MSG. Our Taste of Nova Scotia signature product is ham. Choose from a a wide variety of fresh pork cuts, hams, deli products, sausages, smoked chops, smoked bologna, Jimmie Dogs, and cooked ribs. Locally produced, locally delicious! Berwick location: Monday - Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Alderney Landing location: Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. tasteofnovascotia.com

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Meander River Farm & Brewery 906 Woodville Rd., Ashdale, Hants County (902) 757-3484 www.meanderriverfarm.ca

An adventure, or a wrong turn, leads you to the undiscovered area of Ashdale, Hants County, where you will stumble upon Meander River Farm & Brewery. Nestled beside the twisting river it’s named after, the farm provides an agritourism experience like no other. With 186 acres, the farm features a micro-brewery and retail shop, 2.5 acres of hops, rows of lavender, lush gardens, Hants County’s tallest waterfall and seasonal livestock. The shop offers seasonal brews and ciders, tours, tastings and handmade products from farm resources. Products include reclaimed wood birdhouses and benches, lavender soaps and creams, honey and farm fresh edibles. Meander River is open year-round. Please call and visit our website or social media for more information and to find out what’s on tap!

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Noggins Corner Farm Market

10009 Hwy #1, Greenwich (902) 542-5515 Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market, 1209 Marginal Rd., Halifax Alderney Landing, Dartmouth Hammonds Plains/Bedford, Sante Centre, 50 Gary Martin Dr. www.nogginsfarm.ca

Since 1760, Noggins Corner Farm has been family owned and operated, growing into one of the leading producers of fruit and vegetables in the Annapolis Valley. We sell our products at our HRM farm markets and our flagship location in Greenwich. We also sell Noggins hard cider, available in most NSLC locations. In the fall, enjoy a family fun atmosphere with our seasonal corn maze, playground, wagon rides and U-Pick (apples, pumpkins, flowers and herbs) or hike our 4km historic trail. Enjoy a delicious, locally sourced meal from our new food truck, available May to October. Hope to see you this season! Greenwich Market: Open year-round. 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Dartmouth Alderney Landing Market: Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market: Sunday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday: 7 a.m .- 3 p.m.

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Nook and Cranny Brew Pub 627 Prince St., Truro (902) 895-0779 www.thenookandcranny.ca

With Truro’s largest patio, live entertainment, and 25 beer on tap, including 16 local craft beer, The Nook and Cranny Brew Pub is a place to eat, drink and enjoy local. Four beer are brewed in house, including the popular Blueberry Wheat Ale using local blueberries. The menu has something for everyone, and showcases local producers of meat, cheese and fresh produce. Popular dishes include Baja fish tacos, California steakhouse burger from AAA local steak, mac’n cheese, and flatbread pizza. Specializing in gluten-free options. Growler and grunter fill-ups available. Please refer to our website for hours of operation.

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Nova Scotia’s Freshest Trail can’t wait to show you its secrets. When the Seafood Trail launches in June 2016, you’ll have your own map to seaside lobster boils, authentic seafood chowder, freshly shucked oysters and other unforgettable culinary experiences. Pick up your Seafood Trail passport and get ready for a delectable adventure!

LAUNCHING IN JUNE 2016

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’NOSH’

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

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Nova Coffee

283 Pelton Mountain Rd., Lakeville Toll Free: 1-(800)-565-2715 www.novacoffee.com

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Paddy’s Brewpub & PepperHead Rosie’s Restaurant Truro (902) 986-2335 42 Aberdeen St., Kentville (902) 678-3199

www.pepperhead.ca

460 Main St., Wolfville (902) 542-0559 www.paddyspub.ca Nova Scotia Community College’s ’NOSH’ is an opportunity for the public to participate in providing our Tourism and Culinary/Pastry students a “real world” training experience in a full-service restaurant — and in return enjoying modern, world cuisine of the highest quality — at very reasonable prices. Starting at the beginning of each October, ’NOSH’ is open Wednesday to Friday for lunch. In January evening service is every Thursday night for 10 weeks. Join us for world A class dining experience in a live classroom environment! Open October to April ’NOSH’ (Dining Room): Wednesday - Friday Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Thursday Evening Service starting in January at 5:30 p.m. NOSH (Pastry Café) Wednesday-Friday: 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Reservations required.

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Our name reflects our two great passions, Nova Scotia and coffee! Family owned since 1973, we produce great specialty roasted coffees in our new home in the heart of the Annapolis Valley. Our roastery is nestled between Orchards and Vineyards at the foot of the beautiful North Mountain. We utilize state-of-the-art afterburners to protect the air around us. No smoke or odour is emitted as we hand roast more than 16 single origins and blends. From Tucker’s Twist to Bella Sera and our best-selling Black Dog Espresso, we have you covered. You can purchase at the many independent cafes and dining rooms we serve, by emailing us at sales@novacoffee.com or drop by our location in Lakeville. Visiting us will definitely be worth the trip! New location open July 4th, 2016 Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please call ahead to ensure there is someone at the roastery.

“Faith & Begorrah!” We are an Irish brewpub and family restaurant with plenty of character and charm to brighten your visit. Enjoy a selection of delicious food prepared by knowledgeable chefs. Specialties include fresh seafood, local sourced ingredients, chicken sesame seed salad, our house smoked pulled pork sandwich and pastas. Our brewery crafts beer that are served fresh and available in bottles to go. Make your trip to Kentville and Wolfville memorable by having an Irish experience without going to the Auld Sod.

Positioned as the world’s leading purveyor of habanero pepper infused foods, PepperHead is poised to take foodies on a very unique taste adventure that combines some of Nova Scotia’s indigenous fare with a citrusy burn derived from our artisan-style dried habanero peppers. Our combinations of sweet and heat are neither overpowering nor are they resistible. Existing products include Wild Blueberry Maple Pepper Jelly, Bengali Bluenoser Chutney, Cranberry Lemon Pepper Jelly, and Maple Syrup; each infused with the habanero pepper. Stay tuned for PepperHead popping up across products ranging from chocolate to vodka, as we strive to collaborate with small businesses across the province. For a complete list of retailers who carry our products visit our website, pepperhead.ca. And from there follow the links to our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

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THE PORT A GASTROPUB

The Pub was designed and built as a gastropub by local tradesmen. You can enjoy beautiful Annapolis Valley views from both within the pub or outside on our waterside deck. Food is prepared from local produce within season. We feature our own micro-brewed beers produced on site and an adventurous drink selection.

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pie r squared Wolfville (902) 697-2502 www.pie-r-squared.com

We believe we are what we eat … so convenient, honest, nutritious meals for the whole family, sourced from beautiful Nova Scotia ingredients, built in a dedicated gluten free kitchen is what Pie r Squared is about. this philosophy motivated our custom blend flour which is packed full of greatness including flax, sorghum, organic wild rice and buckwheat and is the cornerstone of our savoury pot pies, pizzas, waffles, and pizzelles. We also create our own spice blends, curry paste, vanilla, rice milk … Small batch from scratch is how we operate and if you can’t say it we don’t want it in our food! check out our website for locations and don’t hesitate to contact us. We love talking food!

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planters ridge Winery

1441 Church St., Port Williams (902) 542-2711 www.plantersridge.ca

Planters ridge is housed in a renovated 150-year-old timber frame barn that combines historical features with some modern flourishes. this artisanal winery has invested in state- of-the art equipment, producing highly acclaimed wines worthy of the Planters ridge label. With a focus on blends, Planters ridge has developed a reputation for crafting aromatic whites and well-balanced, silky smooth reds. they welcome connoisseurs and new wine drinkers alike to experience the beauty of the Annapolis valley from their stunning vantage point in Port Williams. With portfolio tastings available year-round, a licensed patio with small snack offerings, customized educational tours by appointment only, they invite you to taste the tradition and passion in every bottle.

980 Terry’s Creek Rd., Port Williams NS • 902.542.5555 • theportpub.com Open Daily at 11am

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Sainte-Famille Wines

11 Dudley Park Ln., Falmouth (902) 798-8311 Toll Free: 1-(800)-565-0993 www.st-famille.com

Sainte-Famille has been crafting award-winning wines from the warmth and beauty of our estate vineyard for more than 25 years. Our wines celebrate the coastal terroir that has been coaxed from the earth, the sun, and the very vines that anchor us in scenic Falmouth, Nova Scotia. Our friendly staff will assist you with tasting and tours. The gift shop offers unique, locally sourced items, as well as our complete wine profile. We offer speciality tours that will introduce you to Nova Scotia wines and include a truly unique experience with our wine maker, Tony Barkhouse. Visit our website for further details. See our featured recipe on page 70. Open year-round. Monday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Sundays: January 1 - May 1.

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Scotian Gold Cooperative Limited & Country Store

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Shore Road Seafood & Crow’s Nest Dining Room

7027 Hwy #1, Coldbrook (902) 679-2191 www.scotiangold.com

3931 Shore Road West Granville Ferry (902) 532-0155 www.shoreroadseafood.com

Apples have grown in the Annapolis Valley since the first apple trees were planted by Acadian settlers. Today Scotian Gold Cooperative Limited produces more than half the apples grown in Atlantic Canada in orchards stretching from Windsor to Granville Ferry.

We are a small family-owned and operated diner and take-out in a small rural community nestled on the beautiful Bay of Fundy. If you take the time to search us out, we will serve you the freshest local seafood in generous portions.

Over 20 varieties of apples are produced including Honeycrisp and two new varieties, SweeTango™ (a cross between Honeycrisp and Zestar apples) and Sonya™ (a cross between Gala and Red Delicious). When you’re in the Valley, stop into Scotian Gold’s Country Store, Country Pet & Horse Shop and Scotian Gold’s Country Garden Centre (open seasonally), in Coldbrook. You’ll find pet, equine, bird, farm and seasonal supplies, and apples. Lots of apples.

Our Seafood Chowder is a favorite, full of lobster, scallop and haddock. Dine with us in our comfortable, casual dining room decorated with a nautical flair. We look forward to seeing you! Open year-round. Sunday - Saturday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

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Spa Springs Mineral Water Company Ltd. 1089 Hwy #362, Middleton (902) 402-6910 www.spa-springs.com www.canada-geese.ca

Canada Geese, the Natural Thirst Quenching Mineral Water bottled at source in Middleton Nova Scotia, is a refreshing and healthy beverage with natural minerals. It offers a fascinating and pristine slice of nature whose roots go back to a time more than 1.2 billion years ago, when enormous rock formations were shifted and folded, continuously weathered by wind and water. As this process went on, water was sealed in stone deep beneath the Earth’s surface, protecting its purity for millions of years. This gently sparkling water with a balanced and harmonious taste is perfect in satisfying thirst and accompanying food. Available at Pete’s Fine Foods, Real Atlantic Superstore, Save Easy, Sobeys, Your Independent Grocer and other grocery retailers.

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Land & Sea Salad with Avon Blanc Vinaigrette sainte-famille Wines About the pairing: this salad, featuring the best of local Annapolis valley vegetables and Nova Scotia scallops, finds a happy union with fragrant flavours and off-dry palate of Sainte-famille Avon blanc. 3 ears of Annapolis valley corn, steamed, kernels removed 1/4 cup (60 ml) red onion, finely sliced 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved 1 cup (250 ml) cold water shrimp, cooked 1 1/2 (375 ml) cups microgreens St. famille Avon blanc vinaigrette* Salt & pepper 12 scallops, seared, seasoned with salt & pepper 1. Place corn kernels, red onion, cherry tomatoes and shrimp in a bowl. Place microgreens in a separate bowl. 2. dress each with a bit of vinaigrette and season to taste with salt and pepper. 3. to plate, place equal amounts of the corn mixture on individual plates or in bowls. top each with 3 seared scallops and a small handful of microgreens.

SEE OUR LISTINg ON PAgE 69 For more info visit: www.st-famille.com hint: to make the Sainte-famille Avon blanc vinaigrette

combine 1/4 cup (60 ml) St.-famille Avon blanc, 1 tsp (5 ml) honey, 1 tsp (5 ml) dijon mustard and 3 tbsp (45 ml) fresh lemon juice. Whisk in 1/2 cup (125 ml) extra-virgin olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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Still Fired Distilleries

9543 Hwy #8, Annapolis Royal (902) 880-1338 www.stillfireddistilleries.com

We are an Artisan Craft Distillery located in Annapolis Royal, N.S., and 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.” Our products include our smooth drinking Premium Vodka, spicy Thai Chili Vodka, aromatic Vanilla Vodka, delicious Blueberry Vodka (seasonal) and our signature Granny’s Apple Pie Moonshine.

Open year-round. Tuesday - Friday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday - Monday: Closed

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Stirling Fruit Farms Ltd. 10317 Hwy #1, Wolfville (902) 542-3763 www.stirlingfruitfarms.ca

The Stirling family name has been associated with apples and farming in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley since 1917. At our farm markets we sell apples as well as other fruits and vegetables grown on our own farms. We also carry a wide selection of locally produced jams, jellies, juices, honey and maple products, many from fellow Taste of Nova Scotia members. We are proud to display the Taste of Nova Scotia logo on our own sweet apple cider, apple gift boxes, cherry and Honeycrisp pies. Visit our farm markets in Blue Acres, Bible Hill, Moncton, Saint John and Wolfville.

Open year-round.

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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 and jellies; mustards, honeys, chutneys, vinegars and liqueurs. Peek into the kitchen where the savory jewel like jellies are made daily in small batches, including garlic rosemary, apple sage or raspberry lavender. Enjoy our homemade lemon thyme ice cream while strolling the gardens or meandering through the flower labyrinth. Sample our herb liqueurs and perhaps you’ll add a splash of Cool Cranberry with orange mint to your next martini. Our Grand Pré location is open year-round. Call or visit our website for hours of operation. Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market Saturdays 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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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 Toll Free: 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, snd 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. Open daily: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Lentil Calzones

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Just us! Coffee houses Chef and Co-Founder Debra Moore 1 cup (250 ml) warm water 2 tsp (10 ml) active dry yeast 3 cups (750 ml) organic flour 1 1/2 tsp (8 ml) salt 3 tbsp (45 ml) olive oil 3 sweet potatoes, scrubbed clean, roasted at 400°f (200°c) 2 yellow onions, peeled, sliced, caramelized until brown 2 tbsp (30 ml) local non-Gmo canola oil 8 cloves garlic, minced 2 tsp (10 ml) cumin 1 tsp (5 ml) cinnamon 1 tsp (5 ml) cloves 2 cups (500 ml) water 1/2 cup (250 ml) green lentils 1/2 cup (250 ml) spinach, chopped Salt & pepper to taste

1. Start by making the dough. combine flour and salt and set aside. in another bowl combine the water and yeast. let stand 5 minutes. 2. Add the oil and half the flour mixture to the water. mix for 2 minutes, until smooth. 3. Add the rest of the flour; knead for 5 to 7 minutes, until smooth. 4. Put in a greased bowl and let rise for 1 hour. 5. meanwhile roast sweet potatoes in oven preheated to 400°f (200°c) until soft; about 30 minutes. let cool, peel and mash. 6. Sauté garlic, spices in canola oil one minute. Add salt, pepper, lentils and water. bring to boil, simmer for 20 minutes. Stirring. 7. Add chopped spinach, cook for 10 minutes. the lentils should be soft but not mushy. drain and season with salt and pepper to taste 8. cut dough into 8 pieces. roll each into a ball. cover and let rest 20 minutes. 9. roll each ball into 8 inch (10 cm) circles. layer with sweet potatoes, lentils and onions. fold top half over and seal edges well. cut slits in top, put on parchment lined cookie sheet. brush top with olive oil or egg white wash. 10. bake in oven preheated to 400°f (200°c) for 15 – 20 minutes.

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the flying apron the luCkett inn & Cookery ltd. Vineyards bistro 3 Summerville Wharf Rd. & Hwy #215, Summerville (902) 633-2300 Toll Free: 1-(844)-633-2300 www.flyingaproncookery.ca

Taste of Nova Scotia Prestige Award 2015 RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR — CHEF INSPIRED CASUAL DININg the award-winning flying Apron, just an hour from Halifax, chester or the Annapolis valley, serves up honest, local, seasonal fare. the menu changes weekly to feature the best local ingredients and a curated drink menu showcasing Nova Scotia’s best wine and craft beer. their amazing house-made desserts are not to be missed. 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. in addition to the great food, this former hardware store features a charming five-room inn, art gallery, gourmet food shop and used bookstore.

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

the luckett vineyards bistro, our open air dining patio located on our crush pad, serves up stunning views and delicious, local food carefully selected to complement our wines. our menu is a fresh experience every day, featuring only the best local and sustainable ingredients. choose from a selection of paninis, soups, salads, boards and exceptional entrées. indulge in our delectable fare and wonderful wine while enjoying breath taking views of blomidon, an experience truly worth phoning home about. open may 1 - october 31. open for dinner seasonally, friday & Saturday. visit website for details and hours of operation.

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the noVa sCotian emporium & fireside tea room

the port pub

the fireside tea room is located in the heart of truro’s downtown shopping district. enjoy lunch or dessert in this heritage building (circa 1890) and take in the excellent array of giftware, collectables and fine Nova Scotia products in the gift shop.

Winner of the restaurant Association of Nova Scotia 2011 best design and decor Award. located in a very unique nautical setting where you can enjoy a serene riverside view of the rising and falling tides on one of Air canada’s enRoute magazine’s top 5 must-visit canadian Patios.

880 Prince St., Truro (902) 893-8285

the features are soups made fresh daily, salads and casseroles, and almost sinful home-baked desserts! for the tea enthusiast, we offer 19 blends of teas, including several herbals. We also have an in-store bakery. open year-round. Serving monday - thursday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday Winter Hours: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. closed Sunday

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

At the Port Gastro Pub, also named by enRoute as one of the best pubs in the country, you will enjoy the Annapolis valley’s only microbrewery where East Coast Living magazine named our rojo mojo red Ale as the best in Atlantic canada — or just to sit, relax and enjoy the friendly atmosphere. We are locally owned and operated, and strong advocates for the use of fresh, local and in-season ingredients. try them in our signature Port Pub burger and Seafood chowder. open at 11 a.m. daily.

open year-round.

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The Union Street 183 Commercial St., Berwick (902) 538-7787 www.unionstreetcafe.ca

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 Open Mic every Friday night and to present some of the 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 conscience food, since 2000. Open year-round. Sunday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m. - 12 a.m. (food served until 10 p.m.).

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The Wilder Restaurant & General Store Inc. 644 Hwy #8, Maitland Bridge (902) 682-2184 www.thewilder.ca

At The Wilder, we take vacation seriously. Working with local producers and growers, our menu reflects the bounty of our region and delivers light, bright, hearty food to your table. The Wilder is a seasonal, full-service, licensed, 40-seat restaurant catering to vacationers, campers, day-trippers and locals in the remote wilderness setting of Kejimkujik National Park. Stop in for some Nova Scotia craft brew and one of our epic burgers before your next camping adventure. Or join us for brunch when the adventure is through. Visit our Facebook page for our hours, live music schedule, events, specials and news. Contact us for details on Wilder Weddings and event catering.

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

Flax: Enjoy the goodness. Easy, healthy, everyday Valley Flaxflour mills whole, gluten free grains and seeds into flax flour, organic corn flour, organic buckwheat flour and certified gluten free whole oats, oatmeal and oat flour. These freshly milled, premium ingredients are blended into a variety of mixes with limited addition of simple starches, gums, sugar or sodium to help ensure they address the concerns of health conscious consumers. Our small, conscientious staff is committed to producing fresh, safe, nutritious food. Valley Flaxflour products are marketed under the Valley Kitchen label. Visit our website for social media links and recipes.

Open year-round. Visit our mill and retail store. Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Wild Caraway Restaurant & CafÉ 3721 Hwy #209, Advocate (902) 392-2889 www.wildcaraway.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. 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. Contact us for hours of operation.

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Northumberland Shore

With more warm-water ocean beaches than anywhere else in Atlantic Canada, this shore is a beach lover’s paradise. Explore rolling farmland to coastal villages to hard-working towns – with more than a few lobsters and blueberries in between.

Maple Syrup

Oystering

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TATAMAGOUCHE

RAILWAY DINING CAR

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Amherst Shore Country Inn 5091 Hwy #366, Lorneville (902) 661-4800 Toll Free: 1-(800)-661-2724 www.ascinn.ns.ca

Since 1980, the Laceby family has served four-course regionally inspired cuisine to locals and visitors alike. In season much of the herbs and produce are supplied by their extensive gardens.

All Aboard

for a unique dining experience! Open daily for lunch and dinner from mid May to mid Oct. Our Philosophy is fresh is best, which is why we have our very own garden! • Jr. Conductor’s and Gluten Free Menu Available • DAILY SPECIALS Explore our gardens and historic rail cars. Browse our eclectic gift shop or stay in a vintage rail car suite. 21 STATION ROAD, TATAMAGOUCHE, NS

www.trainstation.ca 1-888-RAILBED

The dining room that boasts a star from Where to Eat in Canada features period furnishings and has a commanding view of the gardens, lawns and sea. The menu changes each evening to reflect diversity and local supply. Everything is made and baked in-house. Selections are made in advance with a choice for the main course and dessert. Book early as dining is limited with one sitting at 7:30 p.m. and is available by advance reservations only. For more information on the dining room, the 4 star accommodations and to make reservations please visit the website.

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Bay Enterprises Limited 2642 Malagash Rd., Malagash (902) 893-0805 bayent.wix.com/shellfish

“Sustainably grown and naturally delicious shellfish.” Bay Enterprises Limited, founded in 1974, is owned by the Purdy family who began growing oysters in Malagash, Nova Scotia in 1899. The Purdy family believes in the sustainable production of oysters and quahogs using traditional and modern methods that protect the ecology of the area and provide a safe, nutritious and delicious product. Our Tatamagouche Bay, Tata and Malagash Oysters are available throughout Canada, internationally and at our store in Malagash. Visit us for the “U-Dig Quahogs” and the full “Oyster experience” learning about all aspects of the industry and try your hand at tonging oysters.

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Caldera distilling inC.

65 River John Rd., River John (902) 351-2035 www.caldera.ca

Handcrafted in the historical shipbuilding community of river John, cAlderA pays tribute to the heritage of craftsmen and explorers of all Nova Scotia. our handcrafted blended whisky is a traditional drink made from our season’s homegrown and regional grains. the spiciness of the rye is balanced out on the finish to produce a nice, sharp start and a mellow end. Just as we never know what’s going to blow ashore during a hurricane, you get to enjoy the surprise of subtle differences in flavour with each new release. Available at select NSlc locations, bishop’s cellar in downtown Halifax, and direct (online available soon) as well as 60 bars and restaurants throughout Nova Scotia. tours are available by appointment, call (902)-717-1313.

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deVonian Coast Wineries ltd. 48 Vintage Ln., Malagash Toll Free: 1-(800)-565-4567 www.devoniancoast.ca

devonian coast Wineries, a family of wineries including: Jost, Gaspereau and mercator. Jost vineyards (www.jostwine.com), 48 vintage lane in malagash, is Nova Scotia’s largest vineyard and wine producer. Jost now produces more than 40 wines which have won hundreds of awards over the years. Gaspereau vineyards (www.gaspereauwine.com), 2239 White rock rd. in Gaspereau, is a premium boutique winery specializing in rieslings and robust reds, has won numerous awards including the lieutenant Governor Award for excellence for its 2013 riesling. mercator vineyards, 90 dyke road in Wolfville, is devoted to growing exceptional grapes and making extraordinary limited edition, premium wines that rival the best the world has to offer.

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fox harb’r resort

gabrieau’s bistro

floor-to-ceiling windows provide stunning views of the golf courses and the natural beauty that surrounds fox Harb’r. executive chef/Sommelier Shane robilliard would be happy to expertly recommend a wine that will enhance a particular meal’s sumptuous taste.

Nestled in the Highland heart of Nova Scotia, we invite you to savour the innovative global cuisine of chef mark Gabrieau. drop by for a relaxing, affordable lunch or an evening of gourmet dining. enjoy a glass of wine with one of our fabulous salads, distinctive appetizers or amazing sushi.

1337 Fox Harbour Rd., Wallace Toll Free: 1-(866)-257-1801 www.foxharbr.com

All this and more make up a five-star dining experience that is sure to please even the most distinguished epicureans. the culinary team at fox Harb’r has expertly designed a seasonally-inspired menu, created from the highest quality local ingredients. regional recipes and Nova Scotian food staples like Northumberland lobster, malagash oysters, local cheese and local produce are transformed into dishes that awaken the palate and stimulate the senses. topped with the most remarkable sunset on the east coast, you are sure to have an amazing experience.

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

choose a unique entrée featuring the finest of local pork, lamb, freerange chicken, lobster or seafood and finish your meal with one of our decadent dessert creations. our menus offer the best of local produce, including that which we grow on our own farm. recognized 16 years in Where to Eat in Canada Award of excellence Wine Spectator — taste of NS restaurant of the year - Chef Inspired Fine Dining 2013. monday - thursday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. friday: 10 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Saturday: 4 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. closed Sundays & all holidays.

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Hillcrest View Inn 11054 Route 6, Pugwash (902) 243-2727 www.hillcrestview.ca

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Knoydart Farm Ltd.

Main Street CafÉ and Lounge

Knoydart Farm is a certified organic dairy farm belonging to Angela, Adam and Frazer Hunter and overlooks the ruggedly beautiful coastline of the Northumberland Strait. In 1998 they decided to take the plunge and bought the dairy farm in Knoydart, halfway between New Glasgow and Antigonish.

One of the best “taste” experiences in Antigonish offers fantastic Taste of Nova Scotia-inspired cuisine at reasonable prices. The menu includes unique seasonal recipes featuring our fabulous homemade seafood chowder, loaded with fresh Atlantic seafood including haddock, shrimp, salmon and scallops and another favourite, our panko-crusted haddock, pan-fried to golden brown.

7037 Route 245, Merigomish (902) 867-1305 knoydartfarm.org

158 Main St., Antigonish (902) 863-4001 Toll Free: 1-(888)-662-7484 www.maritimeinns.com

“Locally Inspired and distinctly different.” Along the scenic Sunrise Trail as you enter the seaside village of Pugwash, you’ll find the Hillcrest View Inn, sitting atop the crest of a hill overlooking this charming village. Pugwash is a tourist destination area with warm, sandy, saltwater beaches, parks, golf courses and marinas. Our customers will enjoy our unique menu, featuring ingredients sourced from local and surrounding farms and businesses in the casual dining atmosphere of the spacious restaurant with seaside inspired decor. Try our seafood chowder — you won’t be disappointed. Restaurant open daily, end of May to the end of September. Check website for specific dates and times.

Over the years they transitioned the farm to organic and added the cheese making facility in 2009. They produce organic Gloucester and Caerphilly cheeses in a variety of flavours, including peppercorn, garlic, dill caraway and cranberry. Their cheeses are available at many speciality stores in the maritimes including the Prissy Pig (Antigonish), Antigonish Farmers’ Market, New Glasgow Farmers’ Market, Pete’s stores and select Sobeys stores as well as at farm gate (call ahead).

Put the finishing touch on your meal with our decadent house-made dessert including rich carrot cake, crème brûlée and the locals favourite, our maple pecan bread pudding. Open year-round. Monday - Saturday: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.

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Mrs. MacGregor’s Shortbreads 59 Water St., Pictou (902) 382-1878 www.mrsmacgregors.com

Mrs. MacGregor’s has been delighting shortbread enthusiasts with our delicious shortbreads since 2004. Using a generation's old family recipe, our classic Scottish Shortbread is the heart for our other yummy shortbreads such as Canadian Maple, Lavender & Lemon, and Chocolate. 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! Or visit our website for a list of retailers or to order our shortbreads online.

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Pictou Lodge Beach Resort 172 Lodge Rd., Pictou (902)-485-4322 Toll Free: 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 and an inviting ambience with 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 in our fireside lounge or a sunset walk on the beach. Live local entertainment weekly. Open May 20 - October 23. Breakfast: Monday - Saturday 7 a.m. - 11 a.m. Sunday: 7 a.m. - 10 a.m. Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Dinner: Daily 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday Brunch (Father's Day through Labour Day): 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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Snow Queen

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

Located in the beautiful university town of Antigonish, the Snow Queen has been serving locals and visitors alike since 1962. Home of the all-day breakfast! We offer the affordability and downhome food that is sometimes missing when you’re on the road. We feature old favourites such as traditional seafood chowder, lightly battered fish and chips, fresh mouth-watering burgers, fish cakes and pan fried haddock, as well as daily specials. We work hand in hand with local farmers, butchers and food artisans to ensure that our ingredients are top quality. Our friendly staff is waiting to serve your needs and show you why the Snow Queen is “where the locals eat.” Open 7 days a week.

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Steinhart Distillery

5963 Hwy #245 Arisaig, Antigonish (902) 863-5530 www.steinhartdistillery.com

Steinhart Distillery is located along the Northumberland shores overlooking Arisiag Wharf. Thomas Steinhart, distiller, has made his passion for distilling a reality and shares this passion through tours, tastings and distilling sessions for those interested in trying their hand at the process. We are in full production with an array of Vodkas and gins available. Customers can enjoy a tour of the facility along with tastings, or those looking for a more in-depth view of distilling can contact Thomas regarding educational sessions and stay an evening in the cottages located on the premises in Arisaig. Open year-round. Victoria Day to Thanksgiving Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday & Sunday: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. Thanksgiving to Victoria Day Monday -Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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Sugar Moon Farm 221 Alex MacDonald Rd., Earltown (902) 657-3348 Toll Free: 1-(866)-816-2753 www.sugarmoon.ca

Taste of Nova Scotia Prestige Award 2015 Restaurant of the Year — essence of nova scotia 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. Visit our maple syrup farm and log restaurant year round. Enjoy all-day maple brunch in our log restaurant featuring wholesome, local ingredients. Learn about maple syrup. Get outside and connect with nature. Shop for Sugar Moon products to take home. And ask about Chef Night, a seasonal gourmet maple dining experience featuring the region’s best chefs, live music and wine pairing. Book MAPLE MAGIC at sugarmoon.ca and get the whole sweet experience! Open weekends year-round and daily in July and August. 79


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NOT - TO - BE-MISSED CULINARY GEMS

1. Crack open a fresh Nova Scotia lobster seaside. Clean up is easy when you let the pros do the work. Head to Hall’s Harbour Lobster Pound, The Lobster Shack or The Shore Club for the ultimate lobster experience. Bib included.

2. Drink a glass of Tidal Bay wine. Considering this white appellation is unique to Nova Scotia, trying one of the up to 12 – the exact number changes on a yearly basis as each has to pass a tasting panel to get the right to label as Tidal Bay — is not merely a suggestion, it’s a requirement. Better yet, enjoy a glass in the very vineyard in which it was grown.

3. Try a freshly shucked oyster. From the Northumberland Straight to the South Shore, the waters surrounding Nova Scotia produce world-class oysters. Try a dozen of the many varieties including Eel Lake, Tatamagouche Bay and Sober Island. Eel Lake even offers oyster tours. What better way to enjoy a fresh oyster than right from the water?

4. Enjoy a bowl of Nova Scotia seafood chowder. While most restaurants offer their own version of this creamy chowder, you can hop on the Nova Scotia Seafood Trail to try as many as you can.

7. Join the harvest in the gorgeous Annapolis Valley. Get your hands dirty at one of the many u-picks offering blueberries, raspberries, cherries, strawberries, peaches and apples. There is no better way to taste our local fruit than when it’s just picked.

8. Don’t just brunch; maple syrup brunch. Feast on a full maple syrup inspired brunch at Acadian Maple or go ’sugaring off’ at Nova Scotia’s premier sugar shack, Sugar Moon Farm.

9. Dine on the Ocean Floor. Eating local in Nova Scotia is not a trend it's a way of life - and we have taken it to the next level. The Flying Apron Inn & Cookery’s Dining on the Ocean Floor experience allows their guests to dine on local fare at table set literally on the ocean floor. While the tide is out, get treated to local, seasonal ingredients and paired with local beer and wine.

10. Savour a true taste of Nova Scotia. There’s no shortage of incredible restaurants offering menus full of locally sourced meat, fish and produce. Pull up a seat and experience the best Nova Scotia has to offer.

5. Drink a pint of Nova Scotia craft beer. With the craft beer scene exploding across the province, finding a local beer you’ll love is easy. The Taste Halifax Beer Bus is a great place to start the Nova Scotia Good Cheer Trail.

6. Raise a glass of Nova Scotia bubbly. Rivaling the best of Champagne, celebrations in Nova Scotia aren’t complete without a toast to one of the many sparkling wines. Notable bottles include Benjamin Bridge Brut Reserve and L’Acadie Vineyards Prestige Brut.

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Tatamagouche Railway Dining Car 21 Station Rd., Tatamagouche (902) 657-3222 Toll Free: 1-(888)-RAILBED www.trainstation.ca

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. Homemade seafood chowder, fish cakes, steak and lobster make for a truly first-class dining experience. After your meal, stroll through our garden and marvel at some of the ingredients you found on your plate or explore the Curiosity gift shop and museum café. Open daily for lunch and dinner from May 20 - October 9.

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“The Original” Mr. Donair Tony’s Meats 475 Landing Rd., Antigonish 1-866-863-1545 www.mrdonair.ca

Mr. Donair created the first donair in Halifax, NS 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, NS. Mr. Donair has strong brand loyalty and is the #1 donair meat sold in both retail and food service markets in Canada. We are proud to offer our customers the most authentic, traditional and highest quality donair selection on the market! Please contact us for more information about Mr. Donair products including our Donair Sausages, “Halifax Style” Donair Meat and Sauce.

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The Pork Shop

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

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The Townhouse Brewpub & Eatery A Community Supported Pub

76 College St., Antigonish (902) 863-2248 AntigonishTownhouse.wordpress.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. We sell local beef, chicken, pork, jams, honey and maple products, cheese as well as pasta, olive oils, and more. We also produce Bert’s International Sauce, great on pork, fish and chicken. You can now visit us in two locations! Check our website for other locations, where product is available. Please refer to our website for hours of operation.

A Community Supported Pub focusing on local food and N.S. craft beer — Terry’s Best Bitter and other English ales are brewed upstairs, cask-conditioned, and served on traditional hand pump. Our seasonal menus offer a mix of old world pub food (ploughman’s lunch, meat and seafood pies), East Coast classics (mussels, chowders), uncommonly tasty salads, and international street and taverna fare (tapas, noodle bowls, Mexican “pizza,” and vibrant curries). We source as much as possible from local producers, and Chef Buckley and Co. make everything from scratch. The cosy atmosphere is inspired by neighbourhood pubs of the UK/Ireland, but friendly locals give The Townhouse its true colour. Thursdays feature live jazz, and Sundays a roast and traditional Irish music session.

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this summer, you'll get the chance to travel throughout Nova Scotia on the Good cheer trail to sample a wide variety locally produced wine, beer, cider and spirits, meet the folks who create them and taste the cuisine paired perfectly with your own drink. Start planning your adventure online today.

goodCheerTrail.com Please enjoy the Good Cheer Trail responsibly, and always use a designated driver.

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Cape Breton Island

Savour the bold, fresh flavours from this island community. Home to the famous Cabot Trail, Cape Breton is known for its breathtaking scenery, dramatic landscapes and world-class hospitality. One-of-a-kind culinary adventures – wrapped in rich Scottish heritage – await the hungry traveller.

Sport Fishing

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Arichat Seafood Market 2392 Hwy #206, Arichat (902) 226-0091 www.premiumseafoods.ns.ca

The Arichat Seafood Market offers a unique spin on your regular shopping experience. Not only can you come in to buy local fresh and frozen fish and seafood but we also offer a breakfast and lunch menu, inspired by local seafood and Acadian dishes. With a Grab-&-Go style menu you can enjoy our delicious foods quickly if you’re just on your way through, or stay to eat in our bistro style venue. Located in Arichat on picturesque Isle-Madame, Cape Breton Island. Stop by to enjoy a local favourite, seafood chowder paired with any of our various seafood sandwiches. A delightful treat any time of the day. Open year-round. For our hours please refer to our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ ArichatSeafoodMarket

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Bell Buoy Restaurant & Supper House

536 Chebucto St., Baddeck (902) 295-2581 www.bellbuoyrestaurant.com

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

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Bras D’Or Lakes Inn

10095 Grenville St., St. Peter’s (902) 535-2200 Toll Free: 1-(800)-818-5885 www.brasdorlakesinn.com

The Bras d’Or Lakes Inn is a spacious cedar log inn with a popular restaurant overlooking the shore of the Bras d’Or Lake. We are adjacent to the historic St. Peter’s Canal, “Where the Ocean meets the Inland Sea.” Enjoy a casual fine dining experience in our comfortable dining room where you will enjoy flavourful cuisine from land and sea. We are one of Cape Breton Island’s most highly acclaimed destination seafood restaurants, specializing in Nova Scotia lobster. For many years, we have been listed in in Anne Hardy’s “Where to Eat in Canada.” Open May 8 - October 28.

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Cabot Links

15933 Central Ave., Inverness (902) 258-4653 www.cabotlinks.com

At Cabot Links, we pride ourselves on a refreshingly unique dining experience in each of our three restaurants. A culinary destination in itself, Panorama’s fine dining menu showcases the highest quality, seasonal ingredients, highlighting fresh fish and seafood, grilled meats and a bounty of Maritime-inspired dishes. In the evening, floor-to-ceiling glass yields incredible ocean vistas and stunning sunsets. The Cabot Bar offers delectable chowders, inviting salads and inspired pub fare, complemented by an award-winning wine and whisky list. For a truly Celtic experience, The Cabot Public House welcomes you with local dishes, great music and a warm, lively atmosphere. Dining at Cabot is available all day, seven days a week during the golf season. For reservations, please call 1 (855) 652-2268 or email reservations@cabotlinks.com. Open 7 days a week during the golf season. Breakfast: 6 a.m. - 11a.m. Lunch: 11a.m. - 3 p.m. Dinner: 5 p.m. -10 p.m. Items can also be ordered from our bar menu throughout the day from 11a.m. -10 p.m.

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Capt’n Kenny’s Fresh Fish & Chips 2632 Hwy #206 (High Rd.), Arichat (902) 594-2278 (CAPT) www.captnkennysfresh.com

Situated in a gorgeous spot overlooking the Atlantic on Isle Madame, Capt'n Kenny's Fresh is a delightful experience for your senses. Capt'n Kenny himself combines the flavours of Nova Scotia, local seafood and ingredients, all from scratch, with international flavours to create unique new dishes from traditional ones. Our now-famous Fish & Chips is a must-eat in Cape Breton from the crispy, flaky fish to the sweet and sour tartar sauce, along with our Voodoo Shrimp sided with Capt'n Kenny's unique dips and our delicious Fish & Seafood Chowder for anyone wanting to explore Nova Scotia's true flavours. Open year-round. Please visit our website for hours of operation

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Celtic Music Interpretive Centre

5471 Hwy #19, Judique (902) 787-2708 www.celticmusiccentre.com

Experience the music and culture of Cape Breton Island at Nova Scotia’s Official Celtic Music Centre. Join us for great food, lively tunes and good times! With year-round Ceilidhs, an interactive museum, gift shop, music demonstrations and more, it’s a lively and vibrant place. The Centre’s Ceilidh Pub offers a lunch menu of Nova Scotia homecooked favourites and local drinks with live traditional music featuring some of Cape Breton’s best musicians. Menu features a delicious seafood chowder, traditional lobster sandwich and a variety of pub fare. Bus tours and large groups also welcome with reservations. Open June 20 - October 16.

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Chanterelle Country Inn & Cottages

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

Since 2000, the restaurant at the Chanterelle Inn has served a cuisine created from locally sourced ingredients. Nightly, our awardwinning chef prepares a menu featuring vegetarian, non-vegetarian and seafood main courses, housemade soups, artisan bread, salads and desserts. Fully licensed, we serve local wines, beers and a variety of single-malt Scotches. Entertainment on the verandah provided by flocks of hummingbirds. Open May 1 - October 31 Reservations required.

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Galloping Cows Fine Foods 59 Justin Rd., Port Hood gallopingcows.com Toll Free: 1-(888)-522-8811

Galloping Cows specializes in handcrafted small batches, using locally sourced fresh fruits, berries and spring water. Our family business produces six flavours of pepper jellies, assorted fruit sauces, jams and beverages, naturally produced in the seaside town of Port Hood. Our Brandy Cranberry Marmalade was given to presenters and nominees at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Golden Globe Awards. Our famous pepper jellies were presented to the stars in the gifting suite at the Oscars. Visitors are welcome to view the current day’s production through the viewing window, or purchase a warm bottle of jam from the daily production. The retail gift shop opens at 10 a.m., 6 days a week, and 11 a.m. on Sundays.

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Glenora Inn & Distillery

Governors Pub & Eatery

Cradled in the picturesque hills of the Mabou Highlands, our unsurpassed view is perfect for gourmet cuisine. Savour the freshest of Nova Scotia and international cuisine in our Pub and Dining Room, featured in Where to Eat in Canada.

Chef Ardon Mofford, award-winning chef and Cape Breton’s culinary leader welcomes you to Governors Pub & Eatery. This local ingredient's champion restaurant is renowned for its fresh-from-the-ocean seafood, seasonal homegrown ingredients and an innovative made-from-fresh menu.

13727 Route 19, Glenvillle (902) 258-2662 Toll Free: 1-(800)-839-0491 www.glenoradistillery.com

Celtic music and a dram of Canadian single malt whisky, Glen Breton Rare, lay the groundwork for your unique Cape Breton experience. Glenora Inn features nine rooms and six highland chalets. You can also enjoy a guided tour of the distillery and private tastings. May 12 - October 29: Tours, Gift Shop and rooms. May 20 - October 29: Lunch and Dinner menu (reservations 1-(800)-839-0491).

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

Paired up with the menu is great live music. Governors plays host to Atlantic Canada’s most talented traditional Celtic and indie bands. You’ll find a warm and relaxing atmosphere in either the traditional comfort of our lively Celtic Pub upstairs or the ambience of the casual fine dining restaurant located on the first floor, with two outdoor patios overlooking the water and the stunning open fire pits. Plan your culinary experience at Governors this year. It’s the one place your taste buds will always remember! Open year-round, daily from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

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Jill’s Chocolates 4115 Hwy #223, Iona (902) 209-6788 www.jillschocolates.com

Find Jill Franklin and her crew handcrafting Nova Scotia-themed chocolates at her chocolate café in the heart of Cape Breton. You can even try a hand at it yourself while staying at the Iona Heights Inn (on location). Jill’s signature flavours of maple, Glen BretonTM, and the ever popular sea salt caramel have been shared amongst her family, friends, the Royals and even Hollywood’s elite.

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Keltic Lodge Resort

383 Middle Head Peninsula Ingonish (902) 285-2880 keltic@kelticlodge.ca www.kelticlodge.ca

Cuisine takes centre stage at Keltic Lodge, located at the heart of the Cabot Trail. The resort offers several dining options on site that are versatile and sure to entice any palate. Enjoy refined cuisine with spectacular ocean views at the Purple Thistle Dining Room for breakfast and dinner.

They are easily enjoyed, but not easily forgotten.

For family-inspired cuisine with ocean views, we would like to invite you to our Atlantic Restaurant, open for lunch and dinner.

Open year-round.

For those interested in innovative food and multi-award winning dishes, Keltic Lodge is the place to be, specializing in coastal Cape Breton cuisine! Open May 20 - October 22.

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

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La GoÉlette À PÉpÉ CafÉ

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

Join us at La Goélette à Pépé Café where quality coffees, expresso and loose teas are just the beginning. Choose your favorite sweets and jams from our farmers market and satisfy your sweet tooth with our Acadian pulled toffee, tamarin. We carry quality local crafts, pottery, soaps, stained glass, books and music. Besides great coffee, we provide a look into the past …chat with our staff and listen to their Acadian dialect. Enjoy our sunny deck with views of the harbour and Chedabucto Bay. Our cosy indoor seating boasts large windows with lots of natural light. All staff provide bilingual service and our site promotes accessibility for the disabled. Monday - Saturday: 6:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sunday: 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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McCurdy’s Restaurant, Silver Dart Lodge 257 Shore Rd., Baddeck (902) 295-2340 Toll Free: 1-(877)-768-3969 1-(800)-565-8439 www.silverdartlodge.com

give the gift of local Unique, delicious and locally-sourced, our gift boxes feature carefully selected gourmet products from our members located throughout Nova Scotia. Whether you're shopping for family, friends or clients, we offer a number of options sure to please any palate. By purchasing Taste of Nova Scotia gift boxes, you are supporting local farmers, processors and artisans throughout our province. Visit our online shop to browse our selection of Taste of Nova Scotia gift boxes.

“Casual dining with a professional touch” and a spectacular view of the Bras d’Or Lakes makes McCurdy’s restaurant one of Baddeck’s finest dining experiences. Sample our features including recipes indigenous to Cape Breton. Open for breakfast and evening dining. Ask about our picnic lunch for busy travellers on the go. Several hotel packages including accommodations and dining available upon request. Public Wi-Fi available. Open May 26 - October 15, 2016. Reservations recommended.

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Miller’s Tap & Grill/Miller’s CafÉ 717 Reeves St., Port Hawkesbury (902) 625-0320 Toll Free: 1-(888)-662-7484 www.maritimeinns.com

Casual Dining with a Professional Touch. Adjoining Maritime Inn, Port Hawkesbury, Miller’s offers a casual, relaxed atmosphere, with patio dining. Our menu features a variety of local flavours. Start with one of our delicious seafood appetizers, such as our homemade seafood chowder. We have many choices of entrées such as our locally sourced, baconwrapped pork tenderloin, finished with warm maple cream sauce or opt for the 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 the professional, friendly service you will come to expect in Nova Scotia. Open year-round. Monday - Friday: 6:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Weekends: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. Reservations welcome.

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noVaCan liVe seafood ltd.

816 Veteran's Memorial Dr., Arichat (902) 594-2112 www.liveseafood.ca

Novacan live Seafood ltd. is committed to supplying the world with the freshest and highest quality live seafood. Pulled directly from our home waters in Atlantic canada, we take great pride in every pound caught and sold. We work directly with our customers on individual live marketing platforms to bring seafood lovers around the world safe, nutritious and sustainable live seafood products, which set the standard for quality and taste around the world.

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restaurant aValon at Castle roCk Country inn 39339 Cabot Trail, Ingonish Ferry (902) 285-2700 Toll Free: 1-(888)-884-7625 www.ingonish.com/castlerock

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 the middle Head Peninsula, the Atlantic ocean and the cape breton Highlands. our menu is a fusion of east and west. executive chef Kim isabella magistro has combined speciality local, organic produce with fresh local lobster, mussels, oysters and other seafood to create Asian recipes alongside cape breton classics. Now open for lunch, Sunday and monday. the new café castlerock! lunch menu will feature New york lobster roll, chef bart’s crab club, lobster boil and more.

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the bite house 1471 Westside Baddeck Rd. Baddeck (902) 322-1436 www.thebitehouse.com

inspired by the seasons, the bite House is a 12-seat restaurant located in a century-old farmhouse on cape breton island. our food is prepared with the best ingredients the area has to offer – either sourced from small independent farmers, foraged, or grown in our gardens. We also carry a small selection of wine, cider and beer we think you’ll enjoy. the menu is a set 5 course that changes monthly.

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the ChoWder house

90 Lighthouse Rd., Neil’s Harbour (902) 336-2463 the chowder House is a hidden gem on the cabot trail. located at the top of a cliff overlooking the ocean, with spectacular scenery: it is a place where visitors and locals alike can dine on the freshest of seafood. from the freshly caught local lobster, crab, and mussels, to steamy bowls of chowder, a treat for all. With the terrific service and friendly atmosphere, it is the place to visit on your next trip to Neil’s Harbour. opening mid - June, open daily 12 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. July & August, open daily 11 a.m. - 7:45 p.m. September & october, open daily 11 a.m. - 6:45 p.m.

open may - december. Wednesday - Saturday: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. due to the small nature of the restaurant, reservations are required and can be made by emailing eat@thebitehouse.com.

open for supper 7 days a week, year round. reservations recommended.

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the Grubstake Restaurant 7499 Main St., Louisbourg (902) 733-2308 www.grubstake.ca

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The Red Shoe Pub 11573 Route 19, Mabou (902) 945-2996 www.redshoepub.com

THE GRUBSTAKE

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Thistledown Restaurant, Pub and Patio 368 Shore Rd., Baddeck (902) 295-3500 Toll Free: 1-(800)-565-5660 www.inveraryresort.com

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Victoria Co-op Fisheries Ltd.

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

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A 20-minute drive from Sydney by the Atlantic Ocean, sits the unique and multi-award winning Grubstake Restaurant. Renowned for casually elegant country cuisine, it’s no surprise The Grubstake is celebrating its 44th season. Signature Trade Winds Porridge Bread and mouth-watering desserts are freshly made by our in-house baker. When in season, halibut, haddock, queen crab, scallops and lobster are some of our local stars along with various selections of chicken, beef, pasta, gluten-free and vegetarian dishes. We offer daily specials, a healthy children’s menu and a full wine and cocktail service specializing in Nova Scotia wines and craft beers. Open June 19 - October 8. Open daily: 12 p.m. - 9 p.m.

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The Red Shoe Pub has become a kind of “home away from home” for many locals and visitors over the years. The Rankin Sisters’ cosy spot in the hamlet of Mabou, on the west coast of Cape Breton, offers a menu of Nova Scotia home cooking. Features include a treasured seafood chowder and a variety of pub fare. Visit “The Shoe” for great food and drinks and great live music, seven days a week. The Red Shoe Pub is open seasonally from the last Friday in May to mid-October. Visit the website for hours of operation.

Baddeck s premier food and music experience! The Thistledown, located in the Main Lodge at Inverary Resort, has two levels of great smells and sounds! On the main level, a spacious restaurant with a diverse menu with great seafood, wine list, live music and a stunning view of the Bras d’Or Lakes. Downstairs, our lively pub and patio where the local beer is cold, the sun is shining, and the tunes are playing late! Stay at the resort for convenience or walk in on your own! May - October. Breakfast: 7 a.m. -10 a.m. Dinner/Late Night: 5 p.m. - 12 a.m.

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

October - May: Visit Website for details.

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With comforting local cuisine and some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet, the Eastern Shore is home to unforgettable outdoor adventure. It also boasts some of the most pristine shoreline in Nova Scotia. You’ll find farmers’ markets, locally-inspired menus and delicious craft beer. Mussel Boil

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aquaprime mussel authentiC ranCh ltd. seaCoast Company 14108 Hwy #7, Ship Harbour (902) 845-2993 www.aquaprimemusselranch.ca

AquaPrime mussels are harvested fresh daily from our farm in Ship Harbour and processed in our facility adjacent to the bay. visit us and learn how mussels are grown and harvested, then take home a bag of the freshest, sweetest mussels you have ever tried! Heading to a party ... why not pick up a baguette and bottle of wine and then drop by for some sustainably produced, fresh mussels? What could be easier? We also have Sober island oysters (please call to check availability). for great recipes and answers to all your mussel questions, visit www.aquaprimemusselranch.ca. Hours of operation are generally monday to friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. but please call ahead so as not to be disappointed.

80 Main St., Guysborough (902) 533-2078 www.authenticseacoast.com

Authentic Seacoast company is restoring a village’s proud trading legacy and creating sustainable jobs by producing iconic Nova Scotia food and beverage brands and experiences. the only distillery located at a golf resort in the world, Authentic Seacoast distilling at osprey Shores is home to award-winning spirits and beer including Sea fever™ rum, fortress™ rum, GlyNNevAN® Whisky and rare bird™ craft beer. tours and tastings offer a glimpse into the region’s deep history. the birthplace of brewing in Atlantic canada, rare bird continues a tradition begun in 1659, with Guysborough being named as one of canada’s 10 great craft beer destinations. Sea fever rum and fortress rum bring three-centuries of rum trading history to life. other premium products include certified organic, fair trade full Steam coffee.

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CorneCt family farm

desbarres manor inn

margaret cornect is passionate about bees and has been keeping bees now for 21 years. originally, two hives were placed on their farm to pollinate their blueberry fields, the end result was two-fold, successful pollination and the by product — honey.

yes, there are the awards — Nova Scotia’s cuisine of the year, one of canada’s nine most romantic hotels and seven Wine Spectator Awards of excellence — but the experience at desbarres manor inn is authentic and east coast relaxed.

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

Now with youngest son benjamin in the family business, cornect family farm has grown to almost 300. Products include liquid and creamed honey, honey butters, chutneys, and flavoured spreads such as the hugely popular Honeyliscious! chocolate, lemon, cinnamon and cranberry/ orange spreads. margaret can be found at the Antigonish farmers’ market and her products at various retailers throughout Nova Scotia. open year-round.

90 Church St., Guysborough (902) 533-2099 Toll Free: 1-(888)-933-2099 www.desbarresmanor.com

located in the historic village of Guysborough, the inn’s food tells stories of the region’s people and history; simple, direct and honest dining that captures the flavours and traditions of Nova Scotia’s eastern Shore. enjoy fireside dining by the 1837 hearth fireplace, cooking classes, local rums, whisky and craft beer in the parlour lounge, romantic picnic lunches by the sea and dining getaway packages with luxury accommodations. dining reservations are required. Genuine maritime hospitality, luxurious guest rooms and rich history make desbarres manor inn Nova Scotia’s romantic getaway.

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Liscombe Lodge Resort & Conference Centre 2884 Hwy #7, Liscomb Mills (902) 779-2307 www.liscombelodge.ca

Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of our 120-seat dining room or lounge, where traditional meals with that special homemade flavour are prepared for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The best seats in the house are at the windows, where you can share dinner with the birds and small animals who feast at the feeders on the river’s bank just outside. The casual dining menu features a wide variety of fresh-from-the-wharf Maritime seafood and the house specialty Planked Salmon, which is prepared the traditional way, slowly cooked outdoors in full view of waiting diners. The menu also features local produce — and how can we forget the freshly baked pies and desserts?

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Rose & Rooster Bakery

Sober Island Oysters Ltd.

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 through the week and an incredible brunch on weekends (burritos and benny!)

Sober Island is an offering from Mother Nature to the spirit of the oyster. Located in the garland of islands along the Atlantic coastline of Eastern shore, Nova Scotia.

6502 Hwy #207, Grand Desert (902) 827-1042 www.roseandrooster.com

We serve N.S. roasted coffee and espresso, bake our bread and sweet treats in-house and make whatever we can from scratch: from fishcakes and brownies to burritos and lemon tarts; even the pickles on the side of your plate! Every meal is a delectable surprise worth waiting for. With a front and back patio you’ll find a sunny spot all day long and we show local art through the summer months.

104 Mozier Cove Rd., Sober Island (902) 885-3040

We built this oyster farm with dedication and passion for oysters with our family and friends since 2004. Now delivering fresh oysters on a bi-weekly basis year round, or we can cater and shuck oysters on or off the farm for any event with "the travelling oyster bar.” We hope to hear from you or have the chance to enjoy our oysters as much as we do growing them for you. Like us on Facebook and keep up to date on what’s happening on Sober Island.

Please refer to our website for hours of operation.

Open 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. from mid-May to mid-October, 7 days a week.

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Lobster Caesar by the Kilted Chef. Follow the Good Cheer Trail to celebrate the great wineries, breweries and distilleries of Nova Scotia and the history that inspires them. Who knows what else you’ll discover along the way.

don’t be surprised if you are surprised.


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