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Contest 3

The Last Word


Map of Nova Scotia


Lobster Chowder


Taste of Nova Scotia Awards


The Annapolis


Culinary Tours


UNESCO Town Blueberry Sangria


Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict


Smoked Haddock & Corn Chowder


Mocha Moonshine Milkshake


Roasted Squash Bruschetta


BrĂťlĂŠe Oyster


Seafood Chowder


Regions Halifax Metro

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South Shore

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Yarmouth & Acadian Shores

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Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley

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Northumberland Shore

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Cape Breton

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Eastern Shore

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Lobster Roll 64 Atlantic Seafood Crepes


2018 Taste of Nova Scotia Culinary Guide Acknowledgements The Well Creative Consultants, Chef Ludovic Eveno (Agricola Street Brasserie), Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture, Tourism Nova Scotia, Destination Cape Breton Association, NovaScotian Crystal, Yarmouth and Acadian Shores Tourism Association, Allison Boudreau, Winery Association of Nova Scotia, Lot Six Bar & Restaurant, Authentic Seacoast Company, Le Caveau Restaurant and Jess Emin. A huge thanks to Big Erics for providing the shoot location, their test kitchen, tableware and props.

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3/4 oz. Compass Distillers Gin 3/4 oz. Green Chartreuse Liqueur 3/4 oz. Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur 3/4 oz. fresh lime juice


1. Add all ingredients into a shaker tin and fill with ice. 2. Seal the tin and shake hard for 10 seconds. 3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Note: Compass Distillers Gin is developed using local botanicals and ingredients.

Compass Distillers

compassdistillers.ca 2533 Agricola St., Halifax 6


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2 Doors Down Acadian Maple Products Acadian Seaplants Afishionado Fishmongers Agricola Street Brasserie Battery Park Beer Bar & Eatery Brooklyn Warehouse Cheelin Restaurant Chives Canadian Bistro Clearwater Seafoods Retail Stores Compass Distillers Durty Nelly’s: An Authentic Irish Pub Evan’s Fresh Seafoods & Restaurant

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Fireside Kitchen Fisherman’s Market International Five Fishermen Restaurant Garrison Brewing Company Gourmandises Avenue Chocolaterie Halifax Distilling Co. Harbour City Bar & Grill, Delta Halifax Hotel Heartwood Restaurant Inn on the Lake Kitchen Door Little Oak Lot Six Bar & Restaurant Made with Local Morris East Restaurant NSCC’s ‘Fresh Twenty One’ Obladee, A Wine Bar Propeller Brewing Company Rose & Kettle Tea Room at the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum

32 Rum Runners Rum Cake Factory 33 Scanway Catering & Grafton St. Café 34 Seasons by Atlantica 35 SHUCK Seafood + Raw Bar 36 Stories Restaurant (The Halliburton Hotel) 37 Stubborn Goat Gastropub 38 Sugah! Confectionery & Ice Cream Emporium 39 Sweet Spot Chocolate Shop 40 Tempo Food + Drink 41 The Cake Lady 42 The Canteen on Portland & Little C Take-Out 43 The Old Apothecary Bakery & Café 44 The Orient Chinese Cuisine 45 The Press Gang Restaurant & Oyster Bar 46 The Watch That Ends The Night 47 Waterfront Warehouse Restaurant & Oyster House


Restaurant casual dining

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

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


Food & Drink Experience Specialty Shop

Acadian Maple Products

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

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. 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. Please visit our website for hours of operation.


Culinary Product Specialty Products


Food & Drink Experience Seafood Shop

Acadian Seaplants Afishionado Fishmongers

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

Hana Tsunomata™ is a line of premium quality cultivated sea vegetables. Produced exclusively by Acadian Seaplants at its cultivation facility in Nova Scotia, Hana Tsunomata™ offers a unique, contemporary feature to every dish. Strikingly beautiful and vividly coloured, the Hana Tsunomata™ bouquet is comprised of three natural colors — pink, green and yellow. Popular in Japan since its introduction in the early 1990s, Hana Tsunomata’s™ mild but distinctive flavour is suited to a wide range of cuisines in both cold and hot dishes. Hana Tsunomata™ is now available for distribution in North America.

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

Afishionado Fishmongers is your community-minded provider of fresh and fresh-frozen seafood, dedicated to bringing low-impact fishing traditions back to the plates of consumers. For us, knowing the story behind the fish we sell is paramount. We follow Ocean Wise certification as our main guide, a classification that ensures responsibility to a fishery’s abundance and catch method. We also build deep relationships with our region’s smallscale, community-based fishers and aquaculturalists. We build and maintain close relationships with those who catch our fish, and work hard to help foster a fair, transparent, traceable and sustainable exchange of seafood in the Maritimes. Please check out our weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly subscription shares, our online retail shop, wholesale options, Canada-wide shipping, and more! Farmer’s Market at 2867 Isleville St. Thursday 11 a.m. -7 p.m. Friday 11 a.m. -7 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.



Restaurant Casual Dining


Restaurant Beer Bar



Restaurant International

Cheelin Restaurant

Agricola Street Brasserie

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

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

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

Located in Halifax’s vibrant North End, Agricola Street Brasserie is a neighbourhood restaurant and bar, with a focus on seafood and pasta. Our chefs are passionate about working with sustainable seafood companies who source their products along our coast, in the Gulf of Maine, and along the Atlantic Seaboard; this means showcasing the full range of seafood that the Maritimes has to offer.

Located in downtown Dartmouth, one of Canada’s hottest go-to neighbourhoods, Battery Park features 15 rotating beer bar taps inside, and four more outside in our very popular Backyard Patio -- all showcasing the very best of Nova Scotia’s craft beer lineup.

Brooklyn Warehouse takes its cue from simple, honest food, and strives to bring you an affordable indulgence in a laidback bistro atmosphere. We work with our rural producers, local markets, and regional suppliers to create seriously good food from fresh. The abundance that Nova Scotia has to offer is showcased through our ever-changing chalkboard menus.

Cheelin Restaurant has enjoyed more than 22 years of service, and in the process has made its mark on the Halifax restaurant scene. Fanny Chen came to Canada in 1989. She studied cooking in China and learned more upon arriving in Canada. In 1995, she and her husband Mark opened their small but charming restaurant in the Brewery market building.

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

Thanks to its long-standing reputation for authentic Chinese cuisine, the use of local fresh ingredients, and warm, inviting service, Cheelin has been listed as The Best Chinese Restaurant in Halifax - from 1996 to 2015 - in Where to eat in Canada. Cheelin Restaurant offers gluten-free options and is open 6 days a week. Visit our second location, Cheelin express, at the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ market, Tuesday to Sunday.

Lunch: Monday - Saturday 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Dinner: Monday - Thursday 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Friday - Saturday 4:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. Closed Sunday

Wednesday – Monday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Closed Tuesday

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

The Brasserie is a place where neighbours, friends, and travellers gather in a warm and inviting atmosphere while enjoying some of the best food and drink available on the East Coast. With owner, chef and general manager Ludovic Eveno at the helm, The Brasserie appeals to a wide variety of tastes. It offers 12 local beers on tap, a variety of wines and spirits, and serves home-style cooking with house-made pasta, charcuterie, breads and desserts. The roof-top patio offers an entirely separate menu and opens late spring. Please refer to our website for hours of operation.


Chef Andrew Prince heads up our awardwinning Ace Burger kitchen, slinging the very best in lunch, dinner, dine-in and take-out options of farm-to-table fare, featuring our famous selection of burgers, sides, and platters. Our menus also include a variety of bar snacks, dinner main plates, and daily features, along with sharing boards focused on cured, smoked, and other preparations of meat, fish, vegetables and cheeses. Beer and burgers -- the whole thing is paired perfectly with ferry boat rides and adventure! Sunday - Thursday 11:30 a.m. - 12 a.m. Friday - Saturday 11:30 a.m. - 1 a.m.

Brooklyn Warehouse




Restaurant Fine Dining

Chives Canadian Bistro

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

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



Food & Drink Experience Seafood Shop

Clearwater Seafoods Retail Stores

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

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


Food & Drink Experience Distillery


Restaurant Pub & Eatery

Compass Distillers Durty Nelly’s:

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

Compass Distillers is dedicated to the place we live and the products we make. The two are inseparable for us. Being a craft distiller means starting with real ingredients and nurturing the product in every step of its creation. Everything happens right here on Agricola Street in Halifax’s North End. Stop in and see for yourself. We have big glass windows and we give tours. Our head distiller loves his job, and we love his creations. Because we are local and small, we have the liberty to be creative. Please refer to website for hours of operation.


1645 Argyle St, Halifax, NS 902-406-7640 www.durtynellys.ca

Welcome Home! Durty Nelly’s Authentic Irish Pub was designed and built in Ireland; plucked up and plunked down in the heart of Halifax. We strive to use the freshest and finest ingredients in the preparation of each dish. Our pub is known for delicious fare, legendary hospitality, and plenty of craic. Our award-winning seafood chowder has been featured in LA Times Magazine. We serve weekend brunch every Saturday and Sunday. Check out our website for entertainment listings. Monday - Friday 11:30 a.m. - 2 a.m. Saturday & Sunday


Restaurant Nova Scotia Tradition


Culinary Product Specialty Products

Evan’s Fresh Seafoods & Restaurant

Fireside Kitchen

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

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

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

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

3430 Prescott St., Halifax 902-454-7389 www.prescottgroup.ca

We also invite you to indulge in our high-end preserves using Nova Scotia berries; we produce wild blueberry jam and a brandied cranberry & orange sauce. Light catering is available for your meetings or events. “Our products taste good and do good.” Visit our website for more information and order forms. Fireside Kitchen is a social enterprise operated by Prescott Group. Closed last two weeks of July, and between Christmas and New Years. Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Food & Drink Experience Seafood Shop

Fisherman’s Market



Restaurant Fine Dining

Five Fishermen Restaurant

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

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

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

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

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

Choose from a varied selection of the finest seafood available, or indulge in our critically acclaimed prime centrecut steaks, aged 28 days and wood-fire grilled to perfection. Complement your meal with a selection from our wine menu — an award-wining list of more than 200 wines curated by our sommelier. If a more relaxed experience is desired, visit our lively bar where you can sip classic and creative hand-shaken cocktails or a selection of micro-brewed beers and ales, regional wines, single-malt scotches and freshly squeezed juices, as well as enjoy signature appetizers.

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

Whatever the occasion, from a quiet weeknight dinner to a special private event, let us handle every detail. We’ll do the work. You bask in the glory. For reservations and hours of operation, please call or visit our website. tasteofnovascotia.com


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Food & Drink Experience Brewery

Garrison Brewing Company


Food & Drink Experience Chocolatier

Gourmandises Avenue Chocolaterie

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

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

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

Originally from France, owners JeanPierre Gallois and Yseult Bertic have over 25 years of experience as professional chocolatiers. Since opening in 2003, they have been creating fine chocolates and truffles using only high quality French chocolate couverture.

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

No preservatives or artificial flavours are used, and they incorporate such local Nova Scotian ingredients as ice wine, fortified wine, berries, sea salt, maple syrup, honey, apples, seaweed, and more.

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Their specialties include Berry Chocolate Bark, Cremeux des Salins, Acadie Folie, Nova Scotia Ice Wine Truffles, and Croquantine d’Annapolis. Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market: Tuesday to Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Visit us Saturdays at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market.


Food & Drink Experience Distillery

Halifax Distilling Co.

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

Home of J.D. Shore! Located on Lower Water Street, we offer distillery tours and tastings where you can enjoy a craft distilling experience in downtown Halifax. Let our master distiller and staff show you the distilling process to learn how we craft our fine line of rums. Relax in our tasting room and enjoy a flight of our fine spirits. You can also visit our cocktail lounge, grab a seat at our bar featuring local beers and wines and enjoy some HDC cocktails. Check out our private rooms for your next meeting, event or party. Beginning in June, we will be featuring live Jazz. J.D. Shore is available at the Halifax Distilling Co., local NSLC outlets, and at Harvest Wine and Spirits. Please visit website for hours of operation.


Restaurant Casual Dining

Harbour City Bar & Grill Delta Halifax Hotel

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

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


Restaurant Casual Dining

Heartwood Restaurant

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

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


Restaurant Casual Dining

Inn on The Lake

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

Choose your own dining adventure at Inn on the Lake! For a laid-back meal with your favourite comfort foods and a beverage, try Oliver’s Gastropub, combining old-world charm and downhome service. For a special occasion, family gettogether, or date night, enjoy the upscale casual environment of Encore, with gourmet offerings featured alongside signature dishes like Scotch Salmon, Seafood Chowder, and Chicken Cordon Bleu. In warmer months, experience alfresco dining on the spacious poolside patio, with scenic views of Lake Thomas. Menus follow a seasonal theme. Most dishes incorporate fresh ingredients from local fisheries and farms. Public Wifi. Daily 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Reservations recommended

Open daily Monday - Wednesday: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Thursday - Saturday: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Weekend Brunch Specials: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. tasteofnovascotia.com



Food & Drink Experience Caterer/Prepared Food

Kitchen Door

Restaurant Casual Dining

Little Oak

2 Bluewater Rd. Suite 105, Bedford 902-832-5213 www.kitchendoor.ca

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

Celebrating 10 years in business, Kitchen Door provides exceptionally high-quality, from-scratch food. Our passionate team brings chef-crafted food to events of all sizes. Whether you’re picking up dinner from our food shop, planning your dream wedding or hosting a not-for-profit event, look to Kitchen Door for delicious food and seamless service that will be sure to create a memorable Nova Scotia experience.


Kitchen Door has expanded and now offers cooking classes of all levels featuring a wide variety of local and regional cuisines, as well as step by step instruction for a fun and educational culinary experience. Our private culinary events are perfect for team-building and our black box challenge events are lots of fun for groups. Book an upcoming cooking class on our website, visit our food shop for a delicious dinner made easy, or call our talented team for any of your catering or event needs. Food Shop Hours: Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 14


Little Oak is small in size but big on personality, offering warm surroundings with great food and drink. The kitchen is run by Chef Dan Purvis, who changes the chalkboard menu frequently, depending on what is available and what he feels like playing with. With a great love of wine, Nicole Raufeisen, co-owner, manager, and sommelier, loves to play with the list. But this passion is not limited to wine. She also loves to collaborate with the bartender on new spirits and cocktails, as well. Little Oak’s philosophy is never to take ourselves too seriously, while still offering top quality service, food, and drink. Stay super approachable, while at the same time pushing the boundaries with wines, spirits, and food with those who want to. It’s about having fun. That’s what we do. Please refer to our website for hours of operation.


Restaurant Casual Dining

Lot Six Bar & Restaurant

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


Culinary Product Specialty Products

Made with Local

Dartmouth 902-802-0809 www.madewithlocal.ca

Inspired by the great bars of the world, Lot Six Bar & Restaurant looks to elevate palates through fine food, drink, oysters and service. Local ingredients will showcase the beauty of our province, and our collective travels and education will bring you on a journey.

Anything but your typical snack foods company, Made with Local brings together Atlantic Canada’s yummiest ingredients to hand craft them into nourishing Real Food Bars & Loaded Oats instant oatmeal, all made with 100 per cent real ingredients and “no weird stuff!”

Located in the heart of downtown Halifax, we are ready to welcome you, whether it be for a cocktail from one of our awardwinning bartenders, or a full-course dining experience.

Our commitment to employing folks with barriers to employment, like intellectual or physical disabilities, means we’ve got our heart rooted deep in our community, supporting our local economy, and creating jobs for those in particularly high need.

Daily: 4 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Back in 2012, founders Sheena Russell and Kathy MacDonald, started selling their homemade bars at a farmers’ market table in Halifax, Nova Scotia. From those very humble beginnings, our yummy foods are now available at over 100 locations in Atlantic Canada, and in our online shop! Pop on over to the Find a Store section on madewithlocal.ca for a full map of retailers.


Restaurant Casual Dining


Restaurant Fine Dining


Restaurant Wine Bar

Food & Drink Experience Brewery

Propeller Brewing Company

Morris East Restaurant

NSCC’s ‘Fresh Twenty One’ 21 Woodlawn Rd., Dartmouth 902-491-4961

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

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

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

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

Back in 2009, siblings Heather and Christian Rankin hatched a plan to create something a little different in Halifax. A wine bar that was both informal yet special; social yet cozy. A neighbourhood spot where people would meet for memorable wine and food, with service that was engaged and unscripted.

Propeller Brewing Company has been Halifax’s North End craft brewery for over 20 years. Propeller focuses on handcrafted, small-batch beer with time-honoured methods that produce distinct, full-bodied tastes and aromas. This commitment to quality lead to our IPA being the best-selling craft beer in Atlantic Canada for the past decade.

What resulted was Obladee. Obladee combines the international concept of a wine bar, with our unique Nova Scotian spirit and hospitality. We offer an awardwinning wine list that is hand-selected, off-beat, and ever-changing.

Visit our newly redesigned tasting room to sample our wide variety of beer. There’s always something fresh from our Gottingen Small Batch series: limited edition new brews dreamed up by our head brewer. For soda lovers, we have our refreshing Ginger Beer and Root Beer.

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

With a focus on seasonally fresh ingredients, regulars to our intimate eateries will note that the menu changes seasonally. Pizzas with peach, prosciutto, and goat cheese one month, followed by pear, walnut, and crispy sage the next. We’re also a hot spot for seasonallyinspired cocktails and great desserts like the salted caramel tart, which are perfect to enjoy on our lovely outside terraces in summer. We offer special lunch and brunch menus. Take-out and gluten-free pizza crusts are also available. Please refer to our website for hours of operation.


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!

Obladee, A Wine Bar


Seasonal October to April Lunch Buffet Monday - Thursday: 12 noon seating. $14.95 per person, dessert a la carte. Dinner Tuesday and Wednesday Evening: 5-course menu $38 per person ++. Variety of seating times available by reservation.

Our food changes with the seasons, focusing on locally sourced ingredients from a close network of local producers. Monday - Sunday 4 p.m. - 12 a.m.

Propeller is currently available at NSLC stores in Nova Scotia, ANBL stores in New Brunswick, LCBO stores in Ontario, at Propeller’s Gottingen Tasting Room and Windmill store, and in some of the greatest bars, restaurants, and kitchens on the East Coast. Open 364 days per year. Refer to the website for specific hours of operation. 15


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TASTE OF NOVA SCOTIA CULINARY EXPERIENCE Visitor Information Centre, Halifax Waterfront

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Restaurant Nova Scotia Tradition

Rose and Kettle Tea Room

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

Situated in the former farmhouse of an original Cole Harbour Farm, Rose & Kettle Tearoom has been the heart of the Farm Museum for over 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.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. Open daily May 15 to October 15 Monday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sundays & Holidays: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Lunch menu served.


Food & Drink Experience Specialty Shop


Restaurant Caterer/Cafe


Restaurant Casual Dining

Seasons by Atlantica

Rum Runners Rum Cake Factory

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

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

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

Being a family business has been engrained in Scanway’s DNA and with the sale of the company to the Gupta family, the tradition will live on. Bringing a combined 70 years of food and beverage experience to the table, the new ownership team is hoping to combine international flavors with a local Maritime feel.

Savour “up-comfort” classics with a fresh twist, carefully crafted by our talented culinary team. Every dish starts with fresh, local ingredients seasoned with equal parts inspiration and experience. Add in the warm, urban decor, complimentary WiFi, stunning views of the Halifax Common, and a commitment to exceptional service and you’ll understand why Seasons is the social destination for downtown Halifax’s vibrant Robie and Quinpool neighbourhood.

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

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

Visit our updated Grafton St Cafè right in the heart of downtown Halifax serving up some great treats in the form of doughnuts, croissants, cakes and of course of famous Florentines. If you’re looking for something more to enjoy we offer a great selection of soups, salads, and sandwiches, just a two-minute walk from the new Nova Centre. Planning an event? Need a caterer? Give us a call, we specialize in all types of events big and small. To book, please call or email. Check us out on Facebook (@ScanwayCatering), Instagram (@ scanwaybakery) and Twitter (@scanway). We look forward to hearing from you.

Whether enjoying the 9 for $9 lunch menu specials, an epicurean dinner adventure, a local craft beer and a snack, or weekend brunch, Seasons by Atlantica is your destination for Downtown Different! Open Daily: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Please refer to our website for hours and more information. tasteofnovascotia.com



Restaurant Casual Dining

SHUCK Seafood + Raw Bar


Restaurant Fine Dining

Stories Restaurant

(The Halliburton Hotel)

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

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

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

East Coast cuisine meets historic downtown... off the lobby of Halifax’s best small hotel. Recommended in the 2018 edition of Where to Eat in Canada, Stories offers innovative seafood and game in intimate rooms.

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

Tucked under a canopy of mature elms, a hidden garden court is a refreshing escape from the busy downtown. Daily cheese boards, savoury charcuterie and ‘Stories’ seafood selections from the dining room are seamless matches for thoughtful alfresco offerings of microbrews and wines by the glass. Private dining in the Dalhousie Room available for 8-20 guests.

Monday - Sunday: Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Dinner 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. (11p.m. Fri-Sat). Lunch hours may change, depending on the season.

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


Restaurant Casual Dining

Stubborn Goat Gastropub

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

Halifax’s favourite place to eat, drink, and be social. Serving upscale comfort food, featuring the best of Nova Scotia, with an emphasis on sharing plates and local craft beer. Enjoy lunch and brunch offerings DAILY until 3 p.m. Discover our dinner menu that cultivates social, fun, and engaging dining experiences until late into the night. Stubborn Goat Gastropub has a warm, comfortable, and buzzing atmosphere that everyone will enjoy. Boasting over twenty beers on tap, in addition to a unique bottle list, this is a go-to destination for beer lovers. A thoughtfully curated wine collection, as well as tasty cocktails make this gastropub a crowdpleaser, well-suited to any occasion. Genuine, friendly, and knowledgable staff have helped make “The Goat” one of Halifax’s busiest and most-loved food and drink destinations. Monday - Friday: 11:30 a.m. - late. Saturday - Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - late. Additional seasonal beer garden location located on the waterfront. Visit our website for hours.



Food & Drink Experience Specialty Shop


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

Sugah! Confectionery & Ice Cream Emporium is the sweetest spot on the Halifax waterfront. At Sugah! our confections are made onsite 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. Please refer to the website for hours of operation.


Food & Drink Experience Chocolatier

Sweet Spot Chocolate Shop

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

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


Restaurant Casual Dining

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


Culinary Product Bakery

The Cake Lady

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


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

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

Our contemporary, open-kitchen eatery hosts upbeat, downtown dining on Halifax’s busiest corner. Join us for breakfast, lunch, dinner or craft cocktails in our restaurant or lounge, or enjoy the city’s best weekend brunch Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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

Our Grab + Go counter offers breakfast, lunch and coffee on the run, or try some of our freshly baked sweets created by our in-house pastry chef. Open daily: 7 a.m. - 11 p.m. Happy Hour Monday – Saturday 4 p.m. - 7 p.m., all day Sunday.

You can find us at Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market, Wolfville Market, Old Brewery Market, Alderney Landing Farmers’ Market and Forum Farmers’ Market. NEW! Find our kiosk on the Halifax Waterfront seven days a week from May 15 – Oct 15, at 1549 Lower Water Street.

Please refer to our website for hours of operation. tasteofnovascotia.com




Restaurant Casual Dining

The Canteen on Portland


Restaurant Cafe

The Old Apothecary


& Little C Take-Out

Bakery & CafÉ


22 Portland St., Dartmouth 902-425-9272 www.thecanteen.ca

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



The Canteen on Portland is a lively neighbourhood restaurant in the heart of Downtown Dartmouth, serving up chef-inspired seasonal fare for lunch, brunch and dinner.

COME AND DISCOVER A FINELY CRAFTED STORY Do a Tour and Tasting. Enjoy a well crafted Rum Cocktail ( local beers, wines, spirits poured too …) Check to see who will be on our stage.

1668 Lower Water St. Halifax www.halifaxdistillingco.ca 20

At the helm in the kitchen is awardwinning chef and owner Renée Lavallée. Her unique menus are influenced by classic French, Italian and traditional Nova Scotian cuisine – with a little bit of Renée’s magic thrown in. Signature items include The Canteen Burger, The Crobster Roll, Seafood Chowder and Tuna Nicoise. The bar is well stocked with Nova Scotia wines, craft beers, and classic cocktails showcasing local spirits. While in Dartmouth, be sure to check out The Canteen’s sister restaurant right next door called Little C Take-Out for sandwiches, soups, salads and sweets. Reservations are recommended. Book online through OpenTable. Follow The Canteen on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for a daily dose of delicious food (@thecanteenns). Please refer to the website for hours of operation.

The Old Apothecary Bakery & Café takes pride in making all bread, pastries and desserts in house. We use the best ingredients available, locally sourced when possible. Our coffee and teas are all organic and fair trade. Bread at TOA is made using slow fermentation. This combined with high hydration promotes a finished bread which is not only more flavourful, but also easier for your body to digest. To add to the complex flavour, the bread is baked to a darker, caramelized finish. We take care to produce pastries that respect their origin. The croissants, danishes, palmier and sausage rolls are all baked fresh daily. At TOA we keep our case full of the desserts that instantly became favourites when we opened; lemon tarts, eclairs, key lime squares and our infamous salted caramel brownies. From there you will also find a daily assortment of regional favourites, old family recipes and specialty items like French maracon. Please refer to the website for hours of operation.


Restaurant International

The Orient Chinese Cuisine

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

The Orient Chinese Cuisine is an authentic Chinese restaurant featuring traditional and 21st century dishes. Led by celebrated chef Ivan Chan, The Orient uses seasonal and local ingredients delivering unparalleled Asian flavours. The restaurant offers a farm-to-table approach with daily specials and a regularly rotating menu. We encourage guests to come and enjoy the dishes that chef Chan so thoughtfully and passionately prepares every day. The Orient is a welcoming environment for families and friends to share in a meal that will leave them wanting to come back for more. Please refer to website for hours of operation.


Restaurant Fine Dining

The Press Gang Restaurant & Oyster Bar

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

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


Restaurant Casual Dining

The Watch That Ends The Night

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

The Watch That Ends the Night is a mid-century supper club and cocktail bar, rarefied yet fun and approachable, overlooking the Halifax Harbour from downtown Dartmouth. We take our name from the eponymous 1958 Hugh MacLennan novel, with our aesthetic being inspired by can-lit paperbacks of the ‘50s and ‘60s. We are focused on advancing Canadian cuisine through inventive dishes and an extensive in-house curing, fermenting, and preserves program focused on seafood, aged meats, and the best seasonal produce Nova Scotia has to offer. Our ambitious cocktail and wine list is ever evolving with the goal of being as thought-provoking as it is delicious. We’re a versatile space: you can enjoy an all-night feast with your loved ones or just grab a cocktail with a good book in hand. Please refer to our website for hours of operation.



Restaurant Nova Scotia Tradition

Waterfront Warehouse

Restaurant & Oyster House

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

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



1 Nova Scotia lobster 2 ears corn, brushed with oil and paprika 1 jalapeño, small dice 1 small Spanish onion, small dice 2 stalks celery, small dice 2 medium potatoes, small dice 2 tbsp olive oil ¼ cup white wine 2 cups clam juice 2 cups whipping cream Fresh Italian parsley, 2 sprigs Fresh tarragon, 1 sprig Fresh thyme, 1 sprig


1. Cook the lobster to your preference, then place in an ice bath to cool. 2. Once cooled, remove meat from shell. 3. Grill corn until fully cooked. Once cooled, cut kernels from cob. 4. Lightly sauté celery, onions and half the jalapeño in olive oil. 5. Deglaze with white wine and reduce by half. 6. Add clam juice and bring to a simmer. 7. Add whipping cream and reduce by half, about 20 minutes. 8. In another pot, boil diced potato in salted water until just cooked, then cool. 9. Reduce heat of chowder then add potato, corn, lobster meat and fresh herbs. 10. Heat until lobster is warmed through.

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Capt. Kat’s Lobster Shack Cedar Bay Grilling Company Charlotte Lane Café & Gift Shop Fleur de Sel Grand Banker Bar & Grill Haskapa Helen B’s Preserves Ironworks Distillery Kate’s Sweet Indulgence Cafe & Catering Kiwi Café Lane’s Privateer Inn Laughing Whale Coffee Roasters Lincoln Street Food Lunenburg County Winery at Hackmatack Farm Mateus Bistro Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre Old Fish Factory Restaurant & Ice House Bar Petite Rivière Vineyards

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Culinary Product Specialty Products

Bonny Lea Farm

Chester 902-275-5622 www.bonnyleafarm.ca

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


Food & Drink Experience Bakery

Boulangerie la Vendéenne

Food & Drink Experience Brewery

Boxing Rock Brewing Company


Food & Drink Experience Winery/Cidery


Muwin Estate Wines Ltd.

500 Highway #325, Blockhouse 902-531-3090

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

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

Boulangerie la Vendéenne produces traditional French pastries and a variety of certified organic artisanal breads.

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

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

Baguettes and sourdough bread -- including rye, spelt, seven-grain, apricot-honey, raisin-apple, and more -- are available year-round at Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market, Halifax Brewery Market, Dartmouth Alderney Landing, and at the Wolfville and Lunenburg Farmers’ Markets. Breads are sold at Pete’s Fine Foods in Halifax and Bedford, SuperNatural Foods, Organic Earth Market, Shop on the Corner, Rose Bay General Store and more. Seasonally, our breads and pastries are sold at Farmers’ Markets in Blockhouse, Bridgewater, Chester and Annapolis Royal. New this year is our storefront in Blockhouse which includes sit-in and takeout for a fine line of espresso coffees, cold beverages, a variety of local products, as well as all of our breads and pastries. Please refer to our Facebook page for hours of operation. https://www.facebook.com/ boulangerielavendeenne/



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

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


Restaurant Nova Scotia Tradition


Culinary Product Seafood


Restaurant Casual Dining

Capt. Kat’s Lobster Shack

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Charlotte Lane CafÉ & Gift Shop

Roland and Kathleen Glauser have been providing delicious world cuisine, blended with down-home hospitality, to locals and tourists for 23 years. They feature splendid local seafood and meat dishes, inventive pastas, seasonal salads, delectable Swiss specialties, mouthwatering desserts, and a full list of local and imported wines. An easy two-hour drive from Halifax makes it perfect for lunch or dinner. The in-house gift shop features distinctive Atlantic Canadian crafts. Evening reservations recommended. Seasonal May 12 to December 21, 2018 Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Dinner 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Closed on Sundays & Mondays.


Restaurant Fine Dining

Fleur de Sel

53 Montague St., Lunenburg 902-640-2121 www.fleurdesel.net

Opened in 2004 by the husband and wife team of Martin and Sylvie Ruiz Salvador, Fleur De Sel is located in the heart of historic Lunenburg. The restaurant features a casual but elegant 30-seat dining room, a garden patio, and a bar where guests can enjoy a cocktail prior to sitting down to dinner. The property also features a charming second-floor guest suite, which is perfect for a romantic getaway. In a setting like Lunenburg, it comes as no surprise that fresh, local seafood plays a leading role on the menu at Fleur De Sel. Chef Martin Ruiz Salvador allows the products to speak for themselves by creating sophisticated, well-balanced dishes, with clear flavours. The ideal way to experience the range of flavours at Fleur De Sel is by trying either the five or seven-course chef’s tasting menu. Reservations are encouraged. Seasonal May to October Please refer to the website for hours of operation. 25


Restaurant Casual Dining

Food & Drink Experience Specialty Shop

Grand Banker Bar & Grill



Haskapa invites you to discover the world’s newest superfruit, the haskap berry. Incredibly high in antioxidants, with a delicious sweet-tart taste, the haskap berry easily lends itself to products worth indulging in.

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

Join the crew of the Grand Banker, located harbourside in historic downtown Lunenburg. Our fresh, local menu, large selection of local wines and craft brews on tap, and stunning waterfront views ensure a true Nova Scotian experience. Favourite classics, such as fish cakes, scallops, lobster, mussels, haddock, burgers and sandwiches, and chowder and stew, are given a creative twist, using only the best our land and sea have to offer. Our commitment to local artisans, farmers, and fishermen results in a unique and special experience. The casual and relaxed atmosphere, along with friendly, personable maritime hospitality, makes Grand Banker an ideal port of call for lunch and dinner. Please visit website for hours of operation.



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

Partnering with local culinary artisans, Haskapa has created an exciting range of goods, including our award-winning haskap juice, healthy-for-you powders, a trio of enticing condiments, and much more. Visit us online or head to our Mahone Bay location to learn more about our products, our berry, and to treat yourself to some haskap goodness. January - April: Thursday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., May - December: Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.


Culinary Product Specialty Products

Helen B’s Preserves


Food & Drink Experience Distillery

Ironworks Distillery

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

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

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

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

Our mission is to 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 about 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!


Distilling by hand, we use only natural fresh ingredients, sourced as locally as possible. From Annapolis Valley apples, we create a lovely smooth sipping vodka — the only one of its kind in Canada, and rich fruit brandy, aged in Hungarian oak casks. The fruit from our various liqueurs and eaux de vie is all sourced locally. Please refer to the website for hours of operation.



Restaurant Cafe

Kate’s Sweet Indulgence

Cafe & Catering

242-B Lincoln St., Lunenburg 902-640-3399 www.sweetindulgence.ca

At Kate’s Sweet Indulgence Cafe, we set our standards high – everything is made from scratch with locally sourced, organic ingredients. Located in vibrant Lunenburg, visitors can indulge in our wide selection of delicious, freshly baked goods. We provide breakfast and lunch offerings (including sandwiches, chowders, salads, traditional salt cod fish cakes and quiche) based on our own unique recipes. The menu is a combination of popular favourites and changing specials to reflect the season and local harvest. Our coffee, espresso and teas are locally roasted, organic and fairly traded. We are proud that our independent business has become a fixture in our beautiful seaside community and we have worked hard to not only provide quality food and service, but also to reduce our impact on our local environment through the gradual elimination of plastic products, bottled water and increased use of reusable products, recycling and composting. Please refer to the website for hours of operation. 28


Restaurant Casual Dining

Kiwi Café

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

Welcome to Kiwi Café, the place to meet and eat in the heart of the village of Chester, Nova Scotia. At Kiwi Café, we’re seriously passionate about good food and good coffee. We offer international themes with interesting flavours and the freshest of local ingredients. Enjoy delicious, homemade baked treats, wonderful soups and lunches, and our famous allday breakfast. With a sunny patio for Chester’s glorious summer and a woodstove for winter, we’re year-round warmth for a Nova Scotian-Kiwi welcome! Open daily 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please check our website for Friday night pizza dates.


Restaurant Nova Scotia Tradition

Lane’s Privateer Inn


Culinary Product Coffee Roaster

Laughing Whale Coffee Roasters

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

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

Built in 1798, this converted privateer mansion has been operated by the Lane family for 56 years. The restaurant, pub, and stone patio overlook the Mersey River.

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

In summer, Lane’s offers lobster boils and planked salmon suppers on the lawn, as well as lighthouse picnic lunches at Fort Point Lighthouse. Specializing in seafood, chowder, sandwiches, steaks, breads, and desserts. We also offer Snug Harbour Books and Gourmet Shop, an on-site bakery and espresso bar, an extensive wine and cocktail list, and craft beer on tap. The Inn has 23 guest rooms featuring local artwork, as well as regular live music, wine tastings, and trivia events. Check us out on Facebook and Twitter. Open daily 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. Visit website for winter hours of operation.

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


Restaurant Casual Dining

Lincoln Street Food

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

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



Food & Drink Experience Winery

Lunenburg County Winery


Restaurant Casual Dining

Mateus Bistro


Restaurant Casual Dining

Oak Island Resort

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

& Conference Centre

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.

With home-smoked meats, and fresh, inseason seafoods, Mateus Bistro is able to bring simple, tasty food to the table. The menus change seasonally, and depend upon what is locally available.

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

Located at Hackmatack Farm, a commercial blueberry farm, the winery has produced 26 different, 100 per cent Nova Scotia-grown, award-winning fruit wines since 1993. Come take a pleasant drive into the country and visit, taste wine, pick berries, picnic and tour the winery.

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, where you can watch Chef Matt smoking meats and vegetables. All summer, every Friday, is a grill menu where everything is charcoalgrilled to order.

at Hackmatack Farm

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

A selection of our wines are available at all NSLC stores throughout the province. We’re located 25 minutes from the UNESCO Heritage Site, Old Town of Lunenburg, or Mahone Bay. May 1 to December 15: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. July 1 to October 1: Daily 9 a.m - 6 p.m.

The bistro boasts a drink menu with more than 20 Nova Scotian wines and more than a dozen local beers and spirits. June to October: Mon - Fri. 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m., and weekend brunch 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. November to May: Mon, Thu, Fri, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m., weekends: 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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

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



2 oz. Ironworks Distillery vodka (made from apples) 2 oz. Propeller Brewing Co. ginger beer 2 oz. local fresh-pressed apple cider (non-alcoholic) Optional Garnish apple slices, grated cinnamon, nutmeg


1. Pour cider and vodka into an ice-filled glass. 2. Top with ginger beer and garnish with fresh apple slices; sprinkle with freshly grated cinnamon and nutmeg. Serve this drink in a NovaScotian Crystal glass, preferably the Annapolis pattern, to make your cocktail even more local!

Ironworks Distillery

ironworksdistillery.com 2 Kempt St., Lunenburg


Restaurant Nova Scotia Tradition

Old Fish Factory Restaurant

& Ice House Bar

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

Celebrating 25 years in business with fresh Nova Scotia seafood and an ocean view that will take your breath away, Old Fish Factory is a favourite destination for locals and travellers alike. Tempt your taste buds with our Annual Summer Lobster and Seafood Festival, our world-famous seafood chowder, local deep sea scallops, 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 local craft beer, in the Ice House Bar, our crew is committed to unforgettable seafood and great Maritime hospitality. Outdoor patio is pet-friendly. Seasonal May 18, 2018 to October Dining: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. (9:30 p.m in July & August).


Food & Drink Experience Winery

Petite Rivière Vineyards


Restaurant Casual Dining


Beachside Villas & Grill


Restaurant Casual Dining

Rebecca’s Restaurant

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

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

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

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

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

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

Enjoy wine tastings, relax on the terrace or indulge in our “Ultimate Tour & Wine Tasting,” which run daily (advance reservations required). The winery hosts a variety of special events throughout the year and the venue is available for private parties and events. Awarded “Best Red Wine in Eastern Canada in 2016,” the winery produces several wine series including The Drumlin’s Red Wine Series (our Estate Reserve Wines) and The Chandelier Series (Sparkling Fruit Wines). Our wines are sold at our wine shop, the NSLC, local farmers’ markets, and many local restaurants.

Perched on a mile-long stretch of white sand, Quarterdeck Grill has a reputation as the South Shore’s foremost destination for inspired beachside dining. Our culinary team is committed to supporting local farmers, fishermen, and producers; creating a unique maritime experience! A tastefully designed dining room provides a 180-degree view of Summerville Beach and a chance to enjoy our exceptional wine list, Nova Scotia craft beer, and inspired cocktails. Reservations highly recommended. Seasonal Grill opens March 9, 2018. Please refer to website and Facebook page for hours of operation. Accommodations open year-round.

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

November - April: Monday - Saturday 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. May - October: Open Daily 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. tasteofnovascotia.com



Restaurant Casual Dining

Rhubarb Restaurant

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


Restaurant Casual Dining

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


Restaurant Casual Dining

Salt Shaker Deli

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


Food & Drink Experience Brewery

Saltbox Brewery

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


DELI Jim and Diane Buckle and the team at Rhubarb care a lot about their food and their customers. The menu focuses on seasonal, locally themed dishes that will tempt serious gourmands and JMN Restaurant Brand - FINAL - February 4, 2014 comfort foodies alike, presented with unsurpassable service. Whether you live in the neighbourhood or are visiting from away, come enjoy the creative cookery at Rhubarb - minutes from Peggy’s Cove and less than an hour from Halifax. When you drop by, be sure to try the chocolates made by the in-house LURE Caramel Co. Please refer to the website for hours of operation.

Rime’s internationally inspired menu features fresh, flavourful ingredients, carefully chosen to suit Nova Scotia’s spectacular seasons. Chef Jeffrey MacNeil, owner and operator, is a Nova Scotian lad with a cooking influences from around the world, and a heart forever home in Nova Scotia. Visit Rime in the historic town of Lunenburg. Join friends at the bar for a glass of vino from our meticulously chosen wine list, and treat yourself to a delectable dessert. The fully stocked bar will ensure spirits are high and tales never stop flowing! Whether you call Nova Scotia home, or are visiting from near and far, the friendly staff at Rime invite you to enjoy great food and drink - and to swap a story or two! Please refer to the website for hours of operation.

Check out Salt Shaker Deli in Lunenburg. Sit on our waterfront patio or indoor dining room and enjoy our fresh, from scratch, menu. Items include our award-wining smoked seafood chowder, fishcakes, lobster rolls, mussels, and other local seafood items, as well as soups, salads, gourmet pizzas and sandwiches, 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! Please refer to the website for hours of operation. No Reservations.

Like the building of a historical Saltbox house, brewing small batches of quality beer is a deeply rooted expression of heritage and craftmanship found in Nova Scotia. In those days, most brewing and drinking was done in the home. The resurgence of craft brewing marks a renaissance of the kind of local brewing that took place before the industrial revolution – when making beer was a standard household chore as integral as baking bread. Incorporating the iconic Maritime architecture of the saltbox house into our logo is our nod to the notion that quality, small-batch beer brewing started in the home. At Saltbox Brewing Company, we celebrate the development of the skills and artistry required to create fresh, fullflavoured beer for consumption by the local community. Our motto: “Think social, and drink local.” Please refer to the website for hours of operation.



Culinary Product Bakery & Prepared Food


Restaurant Nova Scotia Tradition


Restaurant Nova Scotia Tradition

Restaurant Cafe

The Barn Coffee & Social House

Schoolhouse Gluten-Free Gourmet

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

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

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

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

Celebrating 82 years of serving the public, The Original Nova Scotia Lobster Supper offers a unique dining experience.

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

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

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

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

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

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 Martins Point, you can find us at farmers’ markets and at select independent retailers. Please visit our website for more information and a list of retailers.

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

Sou’Wester Gift Shop & Restaurant


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

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

Please visit our website for more information and a list of retailers.




Restaurant Casual Dining

The Biscuit Eater CafĂŠ


#Eat ItUp

Nova Scotia Tradition

The South Shore Fish Shack

& Half Shell Oyster Bar

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

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

We are accessible, family-friendly, inclusive, and open to all our visitors: from our oldest customer (98!) to our biscuit babies. Please refer to the website for hours of operation.



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

Freshly-baked biscuits, comfort food made with locally sourced seasonal ingredients, stacks of baked treats, delicious soups, fresh salads, and daily specials are all made with care in our kitchen. Take a seat by the hearth in a cozy chair, have lunch in the library, find a good book, grab a locally roasted coffee, visit with old friends or make new ones in the common room; here, the warmth of community is alive, well, and waiting to welcome you.

O C T O B E R 2 4 - 2 8 , 2 018


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

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


Food & Drink Experience Specialty Shop

The Tea Brewery


Restaurant Nova Scotia Tradition

Trellis Café

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

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

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

Real food since 1985. Every day begins with the aroma of bread baking and freshly ground organic fair trade coffee brewing. 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.

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.” Seasonal June to December Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday - Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Visit our website for winter hours.

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


Culinary Product Specialty Products

Van Dyk’s Wild Blueberry Juice

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

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


Restaurant Casual Dining

White Point Beach Resort,

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

We’ve been serving up great meals for 90 years! Hardwood planked salmon, grass fed 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. From our Dining Room or Founder’s Lounge here at White Point you’ll find yourself surrounded by the essence of Nova Scotia. Our executive chef and his team along with our sommelier invite you to indulge in a culinary adventure like our Stellar Beach Feast, Great Canadian Lobster Fishing Feast for something truly unique, or simply pull up a chair for dinner, or a local craft beer and burger. Of course you’ll want to leave room for dessert… and maybe a roasted marshmallow. Open daily, year-round, the menu — like our beach — changes with the seasons. Dining at White Point is not limited to overnight guests, everyone is welcome. Please visit our website for hours of operation.




750 ml Lunenburg County Winery Blueberry Wine 1 cup Nova Scotia blueberries 1/2 cup blackberries 1/2 cup raspberries (optional) 1/2 cup red grapes (optional) Club soda Fresh lemon zest to taste Cinnamon stick


1. Pour blueberry wine into pitcher. 2. Add fresh berries, grapes and cinnamon stick. 3. Grate fresh lemon zest to taste. Stir. 4. Pour into a glass over ice. 5. Top with club soda to taste. 6. Enjoy this easy and refreshing summer beverage on a patio of your choice. Note: Lunenburg County Winery Blueberry Wine is made with 100% Nova Scotia-grown blueberries.

Lunenburg County Winery


813 Walburne Rd., RR 3 Newburne, Mahone Bay


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Argyler Lodge and Restaurant Comeau’s Sea Foods Limited Eel Lake Oyster Farm IMO Foods Ltd. J. Willy Krauch & Sons La Cuisine Robicheau Red Cap Restaurant & Motel Rudder’s Seafood Restaurant & Brew Pub 94 The Hatfield House Culinary Experiences & Restaurant


6 poached eggs 6 whole wheat English muffins 12 slices of J. Willy Krauch smoked salmon Optional garnishes: smoked paprika, finely chopped fresh tarragon, crispy bacon, capers. Hollandaise sauce Get the recipe at tasteofnovascotia.com


1. Poach eggs in simmering water with a pinch of salt and splash of vinegar, for approximately 4 minutes. 2. Remove eggs from water using slotted spoon, and immerse in ice water to stop cooking. 3. Hold until ready to serve. 4. Split all English muffins in two halves. Butter and toast. 5. Place slices of smoked salmon over bottom six rounds of each toasted English muffin. 6. Re-heat eggs (trim excess cooked egg white) by immersing in simmering hot water for one minute. 7. Place re-heated egg over smoked salmon on each round. 8. Drizzle Hollandaise sauce to taste over poached egg and garnish (optional). 9. Place top of each muffin on top, and serve.

J. Willy Krauch & Sons


60 Saulnierville Rd., Saulnierville


Restaurant Casual Dining

Argyler Lodge and Restaurant

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


Food & Drink Experience Seafood Shop

Comeau’s Sea Foods Limited

60 Saulnierville Rd., Saulnierville 902-769-2101; tf: 1-800-758-4412 www.comeausea.com


Culinary Product Seafood

Eel Lake Oyster Farm

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


Culinary Product Seafood

IMO Foods Ltd.

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

Eel Lake



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

Eel Lake

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

For more than 70 years, Comeau’s Sea Foods has been a mainstay in the Canadian seafood industry.

We specialize in a chef-created, seasonal, locally inspired menu that changes regularly depending on what is fresh from our garden, local farms and sea. We grow most of our own herbs and produce onsite in our gardens, and partner with local farmers and fisheries, all to provide you with the freshest and finest menu items possible.

We are proud of our record as leaders in the harvesting, processing, and global distribution of fish and seafood products. Today, a variety of business activities serve loyal retail, food service, and industrial customers in the areas of harvesting, processing, bottling, and distribution of quality fish and food products.

Take in the pleasure of the spectacular sunset behind the surrounding islands from our airy wrap-around veranda while enjoying your favourite beverage. Seaside lobster boils will be available on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday nights, reservations required. Call our toll-free number to reserve.

Fresh goods include scallops, herring, herring meal, and oil. Comeau’s Sea Foods Group also processes a full line of quality frozen herring fillets, scallops, and herring roe. Our value-added product lines include smoked salmon, smoked mackerel, salt fish, breaded scallops, bacon-wrapped salmon, seafood spreads, seafood chowders, and ready-to-eat items.

Please check website for hours of operation.


Eel Lake OysterFarm Farm is a family-owned business that offers two unique brands of oysters. The Ruisseau Oyster is nurtured in Eel Lake, a tidal lake with approximately 2.5 per cent salinity, and The Salt Bay Oyster, which is grown out in an ocean lease and offers full salinity at 3.5 per cent. Home of the “Ruisseau” oyster “Lieux des Huits Ruisseau”

Taste them both and you can decide on your favourite! Oysters can be purchased here at our facility, on Eel Lake, please call ahead to place your order.

IMO Foods is a fish cannery located in Yarmouth. In the summer of 2018, we will be celebrating our 50th year, packing locally sourced fish on the Yarmouth waterfront. We produce canned herring, sardines, and mackerel using freshlycaught fish from the Bay of Fundy. IMO Foods produces for many different brands worldwide, but it is our own KERSEN brand that is available at retailers throughout Nova Scotia. IMO Foods is proud to produce quality, locally sourced, sustainable products. Our smoked kippers are naturally smoked, with no chemicals or additives. IMO Foods products are rich in Omega-3. Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Seafood Shop Open: Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.




Food & Drink Experience Seafood Shop

J. Willy Krauch & Sons

Restaurant Nova Scotia Tradition

La Cuisine Robicheau

60 Saulnierville Rd., Saulnierville 902-769-2101; tf: 1-800-758-4412 www.willykrauch.com

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

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

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

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

We are best known for our signature seafood lasagna and haddock with creamed lobster.

Seafood Shop Open Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.



During the summer months, our kitchen parties, featuring local musicians, are a must see. Please join us for a truly enjoyable evening for all. Seasonal Open April to January Tuesday to Sunday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.


Restaurant Casual Dining

Red Cap Restaurant & Motel

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

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


Restaurant Pub & Eatery

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 or 750 ml Squealer jug of your favourite draft or lager. Present your copy of the 2018 Taste of Nova Scotia Culinary guide and receive a complimentary 5 oz. sample of one of our handcrafted full-bodied craft ales. Two-minute walk from ferry terminal. Open daily at 11 a.m.


Restaurant Nova Scotia Tradition

The Hatfield House

Culinary Experiences & Restaurant 8132 Highway #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 Cory McLaughlin, along with his 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. Seasonal Please refer to our website for hours.




4 oz of raw bacon, diced 1 small onion, small diced 1 leek, split in half lengthwise and thinly sliced 1 large Russet potato, small diced 1 quart fish stock 1 lb smoked haddock, diced in ½-inch pieces 2 cups corn kernels (fresh, canned or frozen) 3 cups heavy cream 3 tbsp potato flakes Crispy bacon, reserved for garnish 1 bunch green onion, thinly sliced (garnish) Salt & Pepper, to taste


1. Cook bacon until some fat is rendered. Add onions and cook in bacon fat until translucent. 2. Add leeks and cook for one minute, then add potatoes and fish stock. 3. Simmer until potatoes are almost cooked through, then add smoked haddock, corn and cream. 4. Bring to a simmer, and thicken with potato flakes to desired consistency. 5. Season with salt and pepper. 6. Ladle into cup or bowl, and garnish with crispy bacon bits and green onion.

Argyler Lodge and Restaurant


52 Ye Olde Argyle Rd., Lower Argyle

Colour me beautiful! Make your plates ‘pop’

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

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Rehydration Directions:


Scallop Tartar with Hana Tsunomata®, Red and Yellow Pepper, and Cucumber Gelées. Seared Scallops with Hana Tsunomata® Dust


3 4-8 min

Contact us for recipes and more 1 902 468 2840 l info@acadian.ca acadianseaplants.com

8 Scallops, 20/30 ct 1 Shallot, Very Finely Diced 1/2 Lemon - Juiced 1 Green Onion, Finely Sliced 2 Tablespoons Capers, Lightly Chopped 1/4 Bunch Chives, Very Finely Sliced Salt & Freshly Ground White Pepper to Taste 4 Drops Hot Pepper Sauce 5 g Hana Tsunomata®

Instructions: • Marinate the diced shallots with the lemon juice for 10 minutes. • Soak the Hana Tsunomata® in cold water for 20 seconds then drain thoroughly. Reserve 1/4 for garnish. Chop lightly remaining 3/4 and reserve. • Cut the scallops into small dice and add to the marinated shallot, mix thoroughly and let marinate for 10 more minutes. Add the capers, green onion, chives, seasoning and hot pepper sauce, mix thoroughly. • Add the lightly chopped Hana Tsunomata®, mix thoroughly, check the seasoning, and serve. Red and Yellow Pepper: • Cut a red and yellow pepper in half and remove the seeds. • With a cookie cutter, cut the peppers into circular discs, approximately 1 inch in diameter. • Slice the underside of the pepper discs to even them out. • Blanch in boiling, lightly salted water for 5 seconds then cool down in iced-water, drain and reserve. Visit us for the Cucumber Gelées and Seared Scallops with Hana Tsunomata® Dust recipes also pictured above!


2 oz. Still Fired Vanilla Bean Vodka 4 oz. Still Fired Night Owl Coffee Moonshine 2 scoops vanilla bean ice cream Optional Garnish: Whipped cream, fresh mint, fresh ground vanilla bean


1. Blend all ingredients in a blender until well mixed. 2. Pour contents of blender into two tall glasses. 3. Top each milkshake with whipped cream, and garnish with fresh mint and vanilla bean. 4. Enjoy!

Still Fired Distilleries

stillfireddistilleries.com 9548 Highway 8, Annapolis Royal


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L’Acadie Vineyards Agri-Growers Ltd. Annapolis Cider Company Avondale Sky Winery Barrelling Tide Distillery Benjamin Bridge Bistro 22 Blomidon Estate Winery Blomidon Inn Coldstream Clear Distillery Crystany’s Brasserie D’Vine Morsels Restaurant Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa

108 Farmer John’s Herbs 109 Fox Hill Cheese House 110 Gaspereau Vineyards & Vine Side Patio 111 Gidney Fisheries Ltd. 112 Grand Pré Wines 113 Hall’s Harbour Lobster Pound and Restaurant 114 Just Us! Coffee & Tea 115 Le Caveau Restaurant at Grand Pré Winery 116 Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards 117 Luckett Vineyards 118 Luckett Vineyards Crush Pad Bistro 119 Masstown Market 120 Meadowbrook Meat Market “Home of Jimmie Lamb Ham” 121 Meander River Farm & Brewery 122 Noggins Corner Farm Market 123 Nook and Cranny Brew Pub 124 NOSH - NSCC Kingstec 125 Nova Coffee

126 Oaken Barrel Public House 127 Paddy’s Brewpub & Rosie’s Restaurant 128 Pie R Squared 129 Planters Ridge Winery 130 Sainte-Famille Wines 131 Schoolhouse Brewery 132 Scotian Gold Cooperative Limited & Country Store 133 Spa Springs Mineral Water Company Ltd. 134 Still Fired Distilleries 135 Stirling Fruit Farms Ltd. 136 Tangled Garden 137 The Acadian Dining Room Restaurant at the Old Orchard Inn & Spa 138 The Flying Apron Inn & Cookery 139 The Port Pub 140 The Union Street 141 Valley Flaxflour Ltd. 142 Wayfarers’ Ale 143 Wild Caraway Restaurant & Café


Food & Drink Experience Winery

L’Acadie Vineyards

Culinary Product FRUIT & VEGETABLE

Agri-Growers Ltd.

310 Slayter Rd., RR#1 Wolfville, Gaspereau 902-542-8463 www.lacadievineyards.ca

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

Nova Scotia’s premier producer of sparkling wine, and certified organic vineyard and winery. Winemakerowner Bruce Ewert has over 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, in France. “…(L’Acadie) released Nova Scotia’s first Champagne-method sparkling wine back in 2008. The local industry owes much to his foresight…” -- Beppi Crosariol, Globe and Mail.

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.

Visit our wine shop and estate vineyard planted on unique ancient seabed soil in the heart of Gaspereau Valley and explore our sparkling wines, crisp, dry whites and appassimento reds. Available at NSLC, private wine stores and direct from our wine shop. Seasonal Wine Shop and tastings open mid-May through October. Tours by appointment. 48


Customer service is the number one priority as we strive to grow, pack and ship a wide range of high quality produce including cut and peeled mini carrots, fresh carrots, onions, cabbage, turnip, parsnip, apples, beets, strawberries, broccoli and cauliflower. Please call or visit our website for more information.


Food & Drink Experience Cidery

Annapolis Cider Company


Food & Drink Experience Winery

Avondale Sky Winery

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

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


Atlantic Canadian Winery of the Year 2015 & 2016, Lieutenant Governor’s Award Winner for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines 2014 & 2016.

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

Situated among the rolling hills and ever-changing tidal landscape of the Avon Peninsula, come and discover Avondale Sky Winery and D’Vine Morsels restaurant. Visit us and enjoy a world-class experience featuring locally-sourced cuisine and our award-winning wines. Drink in the vineyard views while dining on our patio, or relax in a stunning former church, which was brought across Fundy’s legendary tides to be our retail shop and restaurant. “Today the great travelling church is one of the most tranquil and lovely wine tasting rooms in the world.” -- Globe and Mail. Stop by to explore our vineyard, hiking trails, and take the opportunity to enjoy the winery lifestyle. Please visit our website or call for retail and restaurant hours, as well as tour, tasting and event information.


Food & Drink Experience Distillery

Barrelling Tide Distillery

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


Food & Drink Experience Winery

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


Restaurant Casual Dining

Bistro 22

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


Food & Drink Experience Winery

Blomidon Estate Winery

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


Barrelling Tide Distillery is an independently owned craft distillery located on the Cornwallis River in Port Williams, in the beautiful Annapolis Valley. Surrounded by rich valley farmlands, all of our spirits are hand crafted in small batches on-site using produce and products from local farmers and producers. Our craft spirits include Tide Vodka, Tide Gin, Tidal Run, Chili Pepper Vodka and our newest 5 Fathom Dark Rum! Our fruit liqueurs come from the fruits right here in the valley; and include cherry, cranberry, blueberry and raspberry, to name a few. Our coffee liqueur is a musttry! If you stop by the distillery, you can witness the rise and fall of the world’s highest tides, just steps from our door. We are open year-round, and have a full retail area and tasting bar on site. We look forward to seeing you! Please refer to our website for hours of operation.


TASTE OF NOVA SCOTIA AWARD 2017 PRODUCER OF THE YEAR Benjamin Bridge is Canada’s most acclaimed sparkling wine house, nestled in Nova Scotia’s picturesque Gaspereau Valley. Its cool climate is moderated by the powerful Bay of Fundy – promoting natural acidities and a long ‘hang-time’ of the classic Champagne varietals, which are critical to producing sparkling wines of richness, structure, and finesse. Primarily a traditional method sparkling wine producer, Benjamin Bridge’s portfolio is also comprised of brisk, aromatic whites – wines that take full advantage of the same, unique climatic traits that produce world-class sparklings. Nova 7, coined “Nova Scotia’s iconic wine,” pioneered an effervescent, off-dry style in the province, crafted on a foundation of quintessential freshness. Tours & tastings available on the hour in season and by appointment. For more details visit our website.


Bistro 22 welcomes you to the heart of Nova Scotia! Located in Truro’s downtown shopping district, we offer warm hospitality and an upscale-casual dining experience.

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.

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.

Visit our wine shop, where our helpful staff will guide you as you taste our 100 per cent Nova Scotia award-winning wines. Enjoy the view while you relax on our sunny patio, sip on a glass of wine and savour the moment with a selection of local cheeses and charcuterie.

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.

“I absolutely loved this winery! The property was beautiful and welcoming. Staff was knowledgeable, friendly and very helpful... You won’t be disappointed!” - Elizabeth Richmond.

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

“Such an incredible experience. Went for a tour and got to see the harvest and very excited staff, as they tested the juice from their new press. One of the best vineyard experiences ever. This whole company is friendly! From the people at the Halifax Market to the staff at the vineyard.” - Lisa Wiens Please refer to our website for hours of operation.



Bruschetta Topping 1 butternut squash, cleaned, roasted, diced 3 cups tomato, deseeded, small diced 2 small onions or shallots, small diced 1 tsp fresh thyme Balsamic Reduction 2 cups balsamic vinegar ½ cup sugar

2 tbsp fresh basil 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup of olive oil 1 artisan-style baguette Salt & Pepper Parmigiano Reggiano or Asiago, to taste Garnish: Fresh parsley 1 clove of garlic 1 bunch of fresh thyme


The Port Pub


980 Terry’s Creek Rd., Port Williams

Planters Ridge Winery


1441 Church Street, Port Williams

1. Preheat oven to 400 F (to roast squash). 2. Balsamic reduction; combine all four ingredients into a sauce pot and simmer on medium heat. 3. Reduce until it thickens aux nappe (just coats the back of a spoon). 4. Strain and cool; gently cover with plastic wrap. 5. Bruschetta topping; toss squash in olive oil, one clove of minced garlic and 1/4 tsp salt and pepper. 6. Roast until squash turns deep golden colour, turning once. Remove from oven and cool. 7. Preheat oven to 450 F (to toast bread). 8. Slice, deseed and chop tomato; strain from its juices. 9. Combine squash, tomato, onion, herbs and rest of the minced garlic; toss in olive oil with the freshly grated cheese to taste. 10. Slice baguette 1/2-inch thick and brush both sides with olive oil; place on cookie sheet. 11. Bake in the 450 F oven until crispy, turning once. 12. Top baguette with bruschetta mixture and drizzle with balsamic reduction. Garnish with fresh parsley. 13. Serve with left over olive oil and balsamic reduction for dipping. Serve with Planters Ridge 2016 Elevation, a frizzante blend of L’Acadie, Frontenac Blanc and Muscat Ottonel. This mouthwatering white wine exhibits aroma of citrus and lime zest. Crisp bubbles deliver notes of grapefruit.


Restaurant Fine Dining

Blomidon Inn

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

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


Food & Drink Experience Distillery

Coldstream Clear Distillery


Restaurant Casual Dining

Crystany’s Brasserie


Restaurant Casual Dining

D’Vine Morsels Restaurant

87 Main St. W., Stewiacke 902-956-3393 www.coldstreamclear.com

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

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

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

Crystany’s Brasserie is the first 100 per cent certified gluten-free restaurant in Canada with the Gluten Free Food Program. Nestled on Main Street in Canning it is the only green building on the block.

Here, all the elements perfectly align. Avondale Sky Winery is Atlantic Canada’s Winery of the year 2015 & 2016.

The story begins with Simon Giffen, the first Giffen family ancestor to arrive in Nova Scotia. He came to Halifax in 1749, from Northern Ireland, and practiced his trade as a very successful distiller. Little did Simon know that his family name would live on and the distilling tradition would be revived a full nine generations later. Today’s quality lineup of vodkas, rums, and liqueurs are made with the finest ingredients and water from a natural artisan spring, deep beneath rural Nova Scotia. Visitors have the opportunity to view the distillery and learn the fascinating process of creating world class spirits. While viewing, visitors may taste any products they wish, discovering unique cocktail ideas, and genuinely great tastes.

Crystany’s is family friendly with a beautiful deck that overlooks the Habitant River. Serving gourmet meals prepared with only the freshest locally sourced produce (when in season), we ensure the quality of our dishes by the quality of our ingredients. Everything on our menu, from our sauces up, is made in-house by our very talented chef. Our goal is to educate the public that eating gluten-free is no different then eating products with gluten, and that most food is naturally gluten-free if made at home. Please visit our website for hours of operation.

At our onsite vineyard restaurant, D’Vine Morsels, we are proud to present a world-class experience featuring fresh, flavourful food, and our award-winning wines. Drink in the vineyard views while dining on our patio, or relax inside a stunning former church, which was brought across Fundy’s legendary tides to be our retail shop and restaurant. Our restaurant is open seasonally, offering a full lunch menu with daily chef selections that showcase local ingredients. Please ask us about hosting your special events with us, including private bookings and dinners. For our hours of operation, please check our website, or call with inquiries. Come experience it for yourself.

Please refer to the website for hours.



Restaurant Casual Dining

Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa


Food & Drink Experience Specialty Shop

Farmer John’s Herbs

Food & Drink Experience Cheese Shop

Fox Hill Cheese House


Food & Drink Experience Winery

Gaspereau Vineyards

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

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

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

& Vine Side Patio

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

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.

Nestled on the south-facing slopes of the sun-kissed Gaspereau Valley, Gaspereau Vineyards is a boutique winery best known for outstanding Rieslings, fruit forward, terroir-driven elegant whites, and robust red wines.

Chef Dale Nichols continues to invent new twists on old favourites, made fresh and prepared when ordered. A complete selection of Nova Scotia and imported wines is available. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.

Farmer John’s Herbs offer authentic, gluten-free Maritime spice blends including a unique seafood chowder range as well as an extensive and diverse organic collection. Our latest addition, Omega Crunch, offers a ready-to-add, delicious, roasted flavoured flax seed, the perfect healthy topping for almost anything!

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

Overlooking the 18th green, the 19th Hole Clubhouse and Eatery features a maritime-inspired light and full-fare menu, complimented by a full selection of refreshments. In our lounge area, or on our outside deck, the 19th Hole offers a casual dining experience for all. Serving lunch and dinner.

Our products can be purchased at grocery stores and supermarket retailers, as well as independent markets, seafood and other specialty stores. Adding spice to your life for over 25 years! Visit our farm year-round

Seasonal Open May 18 - October 13 Churchill’s Restaurant: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. Lounge: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. 19th Hole: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.



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

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

The winery creates award-winning, premium, estate-grown wines. Gaspereau Vineyards’ winemakers take great care to transfer the essence of Nova Scotia’s extraordinary terroir into truly unique wines. The result is wine of exceptional quality for the sophisticated palate and intimate occasions. Gaspereau Vineyards is located just three kilometres from downtown Wolfville. Daily you’ll enjoy wine tastings, vineyard tours, locally inspired charcuterie pairings, and browsing our broad selection of wines. Grab a lunch-to-go and bike along the valley roads, or linger with a glass on the licensed open-air Vine Side Patio. On Saturday evenings in the summer you’ll find an extraordinary live music line-up on the patio—there is always something special to discover here. Visit our website for hours of operation.


Culinary Product Seafood

Gidney Fisheries Ltd.

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

Gidney Fisheries, located in Southwestern Nova Scotia, is a privately-held, familyowned lobster company spanning four generations of the Gidney family. In 1892, Samuel Gidney began buying lobsters from local fishermen, exporting them on a weekly basis, via steamship, to Boston, Massachusetts. This tradition continues today. We purchase our lobster products directly from local fisherman in the Bay of Fundy and St. Mary’s Bay. We have fresh-caught lobster for nine and a half 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 + lbs of holding capacity).


Food & Drink Experience Winery

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

Le Caveau Restaurant is situated at Domaine de Grand Pre, Nova Scotia’s premier winery. Named one of the 20 World’s Best Winery Restaurants in 2011, the family-owned-and-operated property offers a charming dining room, an inviting grapevine-covered patio and a stunning harvest table in our wellmanicured vineyards. Chef Jason Lynch specializes in global cuisine with emphasis on fresh and locally farmed ingredients. As you enjoy a glass of locally produced wine, beer or cider, or indulge in one of the various international offerings off our Wine Spectator awarded beverage list, you will enjoy a relaxing, old-world-style atmosphere. Join us for lunch, dinner or a drink on the patio, lively music on Thursday nights during July and August, or a romantic dinner followed by a stroll through the vineyards, overlooking the Grand Pre UNESCO site and Minas Basin. We can’t wait to welcome you to Le Caveau!


Restaurant Nova Scotia Tradition

Hall’s Harbour Lobster Pound

and Restaurant

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

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, 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. Seasonal Open Daily Mid-May to June 30 12 p.m - 7 p.m. July 1 to August 31 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. September 1 to mid-October 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.


Food & Drink Experience Coffee/Tea/Chocolate

Just Us! Coffee & Tea

11865 Highway #1, Hortonville 902-542-7474 www.justuscoffee.com

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. Just Us! also boasts a fully productive kitchen featuring a new menu that includes gourmet sandwiches, such as the Valley Reuben, and classic favourites, like our Cinnamon Tartan Twirls. Sticking with our values, we use organic, fair trade, and locally produced ingredients whenever possible. Also don’t forget to stop by the Grand Pré location and visit our museum. For hours of operation or to keep in touch, please visit our website or find us on Facebook, Google, Yelp, Twitter, and Instagram.

Tours are offered daily, mid-May to mid-October. 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. tasteofnovascotia.com




Restaurant Fine Dining

Le Caveau Restaurant

at Grand Pré Winery

Where flavours, farm fresh ingredients and celebrations meet to create an unforgettable experience!

Visit our website for our calendar of upcoming events and live music

WWW.THEUNIONSTREET.COM 183 Commercial Street Berwick, NS • (902)538-7787 54

Sun-Thurs: 11am-9pm Fri: 11am-12am Sat: 11am-10pm


Food & Drink Experience Winery

Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards

11611 Highway #1, Grand Pre 902-542-7177, tf: 1-866-479-4637 www.grandprewines.com/restaurant

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

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

Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards is located in the heart of the Annapolis Valley’s most privileged wine growing subregion -- on the edge of the UNESCO site of Grand Pre and bordering the town of Wolfville -- where currently they nurture over 37 acres of vines. Close proximity to the Minas Basin, cool breezes and excellent temperature moderation help create wines with great distinction.

Chef Jason Lynch specializes in global cuisine with emphasis on fresh and locally farmed ingredients. As you enjoy a glass of locally produced wine, beer or cider, or indulge in one of the various international offerings off our Wine Spectator awarded beverage list, you will enjoy a relaxing, old-world-style atmosphere.

The Lightfoot family are eighth generation farmers who began transitioning this ancient Acadian land toward organic and biodynamic viticulture eight years ago. Passionate winegrowers, they believe great wines are grown in the vineyard.

Join us for lunch, dinner or a drink on the patio, lively music on Thursday nights during July and August, or a romantic dinner followed by a stroll through the vineyards, overlooking the Grand Pre UNESCO site and Minas Basin. We can’t wait to welcome you to Le Caveau!

Their focus is on classic Burgundianinspired Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Riesling and other German-styled white wines, as well as traditional method prestige cuvee sparkling wines. Wines can be found at: Bishop’s Cellar, Halifax, Wolfville Farmers’ Markets, the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market, as well as select NSLC stores across the province.

Seasonal Late April to December Please visit our website for hours of operation.

Please refer to our website for hours of operation


Food & Drink Experience Winery

Luckett Vineyards

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

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



Restaurant Casual Dining

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

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


Food & Drink Experience Farm Market

Masstown Market

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

Masstown Market is a national awardwinning, family owned business celebrating over 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 a fully stocked garden centre. Visit the Lighthouse Interpretive Centre and Fresh Fish Market. Enjoy delicious gluten-free fish & chips on the wharf from May to October, or take home a ready-to-bake Atlantic seafood pie. Masstown Market…Close to home, far from ordinary. Open Daily 9 a.m. - 9 p.m


Food & Drink Experience Butcher Shop

Meadowbrook Meat Market

“Home of Jimmie Lamb Ham” 318 Pleasant Valley Rd., Somerset 902-538-1106 Alderney Landing, Dartmouth 902-464-2272 www.meadowbrookmeatmarket.com

Meadowbrook farm and market is located in the Annapolis Valley, where we grow the grains that nourish our hogs. Humane animal practices have been part of our tradition for many years. The pork raised is grown without antibiotics, and then turned into quality products without gluten or other fillers. We never use dyes, MSG, or animal byproducts in any of our products. Ham continues to be our signature product with Taste of Nova Scotia. We invite you to experience the true taste of quality pork. Contact us for catering, wholesale, and specialty orders. Visit our website for up-to-date location hours. Berwick/Somerset 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.



12 Nova Scotia oysters, fresh and in the shell 1 stick (4 oz.) unsalted butter 1/2 tsp chopped thyme 1/2 tsp finely chopped garlic 1/4 tsp smoked paprika 2 tbsp Aged Gouda, finely grated 2 dashes of good quality hot sauce 2/3 tsp coarse sea salt


1. Preheat oven to broil at 425 F; place rack 3/4 of the way up inside oven. 2. First, make brown butter by slowly caramelizing the stick of butter in a sauce pan over medium heat. 3. Once the butter has reached a toasty brown colour, remove and let cool. 4. To make the vinaigrette, combine brown butter, thyme, garlic, smoked paprika, Gouda and hot sauce. Mix until smooth. 5. Shuck oysters and drain liquid. Add equal amounts of butter mixture to each oyster. 6. Place on baking sheet; broil for 2 - 3 minutes or until golden brown. 7. Allow to rest 3-4 minutes, then add a pinch of sea salt. 8. Place on top of Hana Tsunomata seaweed salad, then serve. Note: For instructions on how to shuck oysters and the recipe for Hana Tsunomata seaweed salad, visit tasteofnovascotia.com

Le Caveau Restaurant at Grand PrĂŠ Winery

grandprewines.com/restaurant 11611 Highway #1, Grand PrĂŠ


Food & Drink Experience Brewery


Food & Drink Experience Farm Market


Restaurant Pub & Eatery

Restaurant Casual Dining

NOSH - NSCC Kingstec

Meander River Farm & Brewery

Noggins Corner Farm Market

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

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

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

An adventure, or a wrong turn, leads you to 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.

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

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

Nova Scotia Community College’s ‘NOSH’ is an opportunity for the public to participate in providing our tourism and culinary/pastry students with a “real world” training experience in a fullservice restaurant. In return, customers enjoy modern, world cuisine of the highest quality, at very reasonable prices. Join us for a world-class dining experience in a live classroom environment! Reservations required.

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

With 186 acres, the farm features a microbrewery, cidery and retail shop, hopyards, rows of lavender, lush gardens, Hants County’s tallest waterfall, and seasonal livestock. The farm produces seasonal brews and ciders, and handmade products from farm resources. Products include reclaimed wood birdhouses and benches, lavender soaps and creams, honey, and pickled veggies.

If you can’t make it out to our farm, visit one of our market locations in the HRM. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will introduce you to our selection of local produce, meats, dairy, bakery items and prepared foods! Hope to see you this season! Greenwich: Year-round, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m

You can find Meander River Farm & Brewery products at the farm in Ashdale, Hants County, or at the Halifax Forum Farmers’ Market year-round.

Alderney Landing, Dartmouth: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m Sat, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. & Sun, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

You can also find them on Facebook as Meander River Farm and on Twitter/ Instagram: @meanderriver

Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market: Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. & Sun 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Please refer to our website for hours of operation

Santé Centre, Bedford: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sat - Sunday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Nook and Cranny Brew Pub


The diverse menu showcases local producers and popular dishes such as our in-house made mac ‘n’ cheese, donair sandwich as well as our very popular fish ‘n’ chips using fresh Atlantic haddock. Nook and Cranny has also just expanded next door and opened Truro’s first wood-fired pizza place called Sauced. Authentic Italian wood-fired pizzas with craft beer and cocktails! Please refer to our website for hours of operation.

Seasonal October to April Wednesday - Friday Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Thursday Evening Service starting January (for 10 weeks): Starting at 5:30 p.m.   NOSH (Pastry Café) Wednesday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.



Food & Drink Experience Coffee Roaster

Nova Coffee

283 Pelton Mountain Rd., Lakeville 1-800-565-2715 www.novacoffee.com Nova Coffee

Pantone 145U

Restaurant Pub & Eatery

Oaken Barrel Public House


Restaurant Casual Dining

Paddy’s Brewpub & Rosie’s Restaurant

944 Pickering Ln., Greenwood 902-765-8933 www.oakenbarrel.ca

42 Aberdeen St., Kentville 902-678-3199 460 Main St., Wolfville 902-542-0059 www.paddyspub.ca

Oaken Barrel Public House is a locally owned and operated hidden treasure in the heart of Greenwood, directly behind the Greenwood Mall. This neighbourhood pub is committed to using local and quality ingredients; from the craft beer on tap, wine, and cocktails, to a delicious selection of East Coast pub food on the menu.

“Faith & Begorrah!” We are an Irish brewpub and family restaurant with plenty of character and charm to brighten your visit.

Nova Coffee

Black and White Version

Our name reflects our two great passions: Nova Scotia and coffee! Family owned since 1973, we produce great specialty roasted coffees in our new home in the heart of the Annapolis Valley. Pantone 175U

Our roastery is nestled between orchards and vineyards in the community of Lakeville, at the foot of the beautiful North Mountain. We utilize state-of-theart afterburners to protect the air around us. No smoke or odour is emitted as we hand roast more than 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 our coffee at the many independent cafes and dining rooms we serve, by emailing us at sales@novacoffee. com, or by dropping by our location in Lakeville. Visiting us will be worth the trip! Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please call ahead to make sure we haven’t stepped out.



Awarded one of the top pubs from Valley Best 2017, you will experience an easy East Coast hospitality. Enjoy weekly entertainment -- from open mic and trivia to live music on weekends -- or simply enjoy the relaxation that a large outdoor patio has to offer. Find the menu and weekly events listed on the website.

Sunday to Wednesday: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Thursday: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m. - 12 a.m

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


Culinary Product Prepared Food

Pie R Squared

Wolfville 902-691-5226 www.pie-r-squared.com


Food & Drink Experience Winery

Planters Ridge Winery


Food & Drink Experience Winery

Sainte-Famille Wines


Food & Drink Experience Brewery

Schoolhouse Brewery

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

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

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

Frozen-to-fork, allergy-conscious, glutenfree meals. We believe we are what we eat! Convenient, honest, nutritious meals for the whole family, sourced from beautiful Nova Scotia ingredients, built in a dedicated gluten-free kitchen is what Pie R Squared is about.

At Planters Ridge Winery, we pay exceptional care to our grapes, growing varietals carefully selected to excel in our unique Annapolis Valley terroir. We have developed a reputation for crafting well-balanced, aromatic whites and silky smooth reds.

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

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

Our custom flour blend is packed with great grains, no grittiness, so real nutrition. It is the cornerstone of our savoury pot pies, pizzas, waffles, and pizzelles. Add one of our soups or some bone broth to complete your meal. If you can’t say it, we don’t want it in our food!

Our tasting room, housed in a stunning 155-year-old renovated timber-framed barn, is open year-round for walk-in tastings and scheduled educational tours. We offer wine by the glass, as well as local food boards.

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.

Find the great locations that carry our products on our website and don’t hesitate to contact us - we love talking good food. Please refer to website for locations.


Join us on our patio in summer, or by the fireplace in winter for a glass of uncompromising Nova Scotia wine in a serene locale. Taste the Tradition and Passion in every bottle Hours vary seasonally. Check our website for additional details, and events.

Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Winter Hours: Jan 1 - May 1 Open Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 9-5 p.m.

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



3 oz Nova Scotia lobster 3 oz scallops 3 oz salmon 3 oz halibut 12 mussels 12 clams 2 tbsp butter 3/4 cup onions, diced 1/2 cup carrots, diced 1/2 celery, diced

3/4 cup yellow-fleshed potatoes, diced 1 sprig of thyme 5 sprigs of dill, chopped 3/4 cup heavy cream 2 cups milk 1 tbsp butter 1/3 cup white wine 3 tsp cornstarch (optional)


1. To start the base, melt 1 tbsp butter in a large pot over medium heat. 2. Add diced carrots, celery and onions. Sweat (by covering) until onions are translucent; then add sprig of fresh thyme. 3. Add cornstarch to the pan if a thicker consistency is desired. 4. Deglaze the pan with white wine until liquid is reduced by half. 5. Add the cream and milk; simmer over low heat for 10 minutes. 6. Add the diced potatoes and cook until almost fork tender. 7. Melt 2 tbsp butter in another pan, over medium heat and add all seafood. 8. Once the clams and mussels have opened, transfer seafood into the chowder base. 9. Add dill, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish with fresh dill (optional).




Food & Drink Experience Specialty Shop


Culinary Product Specialty Beverage

Scotian Gold Spa Springs Cooperative Limited Mineral Water

& Country Store

Company Ltd.

7027 Highway #1, Coldbrook 902-679-2191 www.scotiangold.com

1089 Highway #362, Middleton 902-402-6910 www.spa-springs.com

Apples have grown in the Annapolis Valley since the first apple trees were planted by Acadian settlers.

Spa Springs Mineral Water Company produces a select portfolio of innovative and refreshing non-alcoholic, premium segment beverages that are available worldwide.

Today Scotian Gold Cooperative Limited produces more than half the apples grown in Atlantic Canada in orchards stretching from Windsor to Granville Ferry. 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.

Canada Geese, the natural high calcium mineral water bottled at the source in Middleton, is a healthy and refreshing beverage; due to its balanced and harmonious taste, this gently sparkling water is perfect as a thirst-quencher or as a companion to delicate food. 28 ICE TEA is made with essences of black, green and white tea and tastes like homemade. 28 ICE TEA is enriched by high-quality ingredients like juice or blossom honey and can be enjoyed all year long, cold or warm. Both beverages are available in many retail stores and restaurant locations as well as at the Spa Springs Mineral Water Company Factory Direct Purchasing. Visit our website for further information.


Food & Drink Experience Distillery

Still Fired Distilleries


Food & Drink Experience Farm Market

Stirling Fruit Farms Ltd.

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

10317 Highway #1, Wolfville 902-542-3763 www.stirlingfruitfarms.ca

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

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

We have our hands in every aspect of production, from fermentation to filtration, giving a whole new meaning to “hand crafted.” Our products include award-winning Granny’s Apple Pie Moonshine, Night Owl Coffee Moonshine, Root Beer Moonshine, Premium Vodka, Vanilla Bean Vodka, Thai Chili Pepper Vodka, and our Bay of Fundy dulse infused Fundy Gin. We are also excited to welcome to our lineup in 2018 our deliciously smooth White, Spiced and Dark Molasses Moonshines.

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

Our full line of products can be purchased from our distillery as well as the adjoining Lequille Country store. Select products can also be found at Liquid Assets, Bishop’s Cellar and select farmers’ markets around Nova Scotia. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday - Sunday. Closed Monday



OLD ORCHARD INN Conference Resort & Spa


Food & Drink Experience Specialty Shop

Tangled Garden

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

The only place to truly experience the culinary combinations of Orchards, Vineyards and Tides. Located at the centre of Nova Scotia’s wine country. Surrounded by nature, the Inn offers panoramic views of the Minas Basin’s Cape Blomidon and is only minutes away from the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Grand Pré or Hall’s Harbour.

Peek into the kitchen where our jewellike savoury jellies are made daily with fresh picked herbs. Sample one of our fruit liqueurs including cool cranberry with orange mint.  Meander through our garden,enjoy a rose petal ice-cream as you stroll or simply relax in our Tea Room.

In our Acadian dining room you’ll enjoy authentic Nova Scotian fare such as fresh lobsters and Digby scallops while sipping award-winning wines from local wineries.

Grand Pre location open year round. Call or visit website for hours of operation.

Stay with us for your next getaway and discover why our region is the best culinary tourist destination in Nova Scotia

Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market: Saturdays 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

ANNAPOLIS VALLEY RR2 Wolfville, NS Exit 11, Highway 101

www.oldorchardinn.com 1.800.561.8090 62

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.


Restaurant Nova Scotia Tradition

The Acadian Dining Room Restaurant

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

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


Restaurant Casual Dining

The Flying Apron Inn & Cookery

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


Restaurant Pub & Eatery

The Port Pub

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

A MA Z IN G W INE TASTE OF NOVA SCOTIA AWARD 2017 CULINARY AMBASSADORS OF THE YEAR Just an hour from Halifax, Chester or the Annapolis Valley, serves up honest, local, seasonal fare. The menu changes weekly to feature the freshest local, sustainable ingredients with a curated drink menu showcasing Nova Scotia’s best wine, cider and craft beer. Their amazing house-made desserts are not to be missed. With a beautiful patio overlooking the resident chickens, bee hives and gorgeous edibles, The Flying Apron is a perfect culinary destination. At this foodie haven you can indulge your love of food even further by signing up for a cooking class in their stunning Cookery School. Or turn your visit into a Culinary Getaway with a stay in their beautiful five-room Inn. In addition to the delicious food and relaxing accommodations, this century old general/ hardware store features an art gallery, gourmet food shop and used book store. Please visit our website for hours of operation.

Home of award-winning chef Charlie Burtt, featured on AMI-tv’s “The Four Senses” 2017. Located in a historic nautical setting in Port Williams, where you can enjoy a serene riverside view of the rising and falling tides on one of Air Canada enRoute Magazine’s Top 5 Must-Visit Canadian Patios. The Port Pub was also named by enRoute as one of the best pubs in the country, and by Narcity Best of Nova Scotia (2017) as one of the 12 most iconic pubs to visit while in Nova Scotia. Come and enjoy our signature lobster poutine and seafood chowder, or enjoy chef Charlie’s ever-changing menu that focuses on utilizing seasonal Annapolis Valley producers! Award-winning microbrewery, Sea Level, is located onsite, where East Coast Living Magazine named the Rojo Mojo Red Ale as the best in Atlantic Canada. Whether you’re in the Annapolis Valley on business, or family vacation, The Port is the place to sit, relax, and enjoy some friendly atmosphere with great local food and handcrafted beer. Founded by friends, built by community, and focused on local food, local drinks and local hospitality. Open 11 a.m. daily


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400 g cooked Nova Scotia lobster meat, preferably claw, tail and knuckle 1/2 cup celery, small dice 4 tbsp mayonnaise, or to taste Salt and pepper to taste Romaine or leaf lettuce 4 Artisan-style white hot dog buns Butter Fresh chives (or green onion), thinly sliced


1. Chop lobster meat into medium-to-large pieces. 2. Place in a mixing bowl with mayonnaise and celery. Toss to coat; add salt and pepper to taste. 3. Using a broiler, grill or toaster oven, lightly toast the buns inside and out, then butter them. 4. Line the buns with lettuce, either full leaf or chopped, depending on your preference. 5. Fill with lobster mixture, sprinkle with chives (or green onion), and serve while bun is still warm.  6. Pair with Blomidon Estate Winery Tidal Bay. Nothing says East Coast more than a lobster roll, and there’s no better wine pairing than Tidal Bay. Fresh acidity, light effervescence, and a touch of sweetness bring out the best in this classic summer dish, while the lively aromatics keep you coming back for more. This ideal pairing is best enjoyed outdoors at a picnic table with a view of the ocean.

Blomidon Estate B L O M I D O N Winery E S TAT E



10318 Highway #221, Canning


Restaurant Casual Dining

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 some of this country’s greatest singersongwriters on our stage. Indulge in a glass of wine from a local winery, or a pint of craft beer. Locally owned, and serving deliciously conscientious food since 2000. Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. -12 a.m. Food served until 10 p.m.


Food & Drink Experience Specialty Shop

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

Come Celebrate our 20th Anniversary in 2018! Valley Flaxflour is the Annapolis Valley’s “Outstanding Innovator of the Year 2017”. Our all-Canadian, non-GMO ingredients are processed in an allergen-free facility. They include freshly milled conventional and organic flax, organic gluten-free oats, organic buckwheat, and organic corn. These whole food ingredients are used to make our amazing gluten-free All-Purpose Flour and award-winning Pancake & Cookie Mix, “Taste of NS Product of the Year 2016”. 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. Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Weekends by appointment


Food & Drink Experience Brewery

Wayfarers’ Ale

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

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


Restaurant Casual Dining

Wild Caraway Restaurant & Café

3721 Highway #209, Advocate Harbour 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. See the taste. Contact us for hours of operation.

Refer to our website for hours of operation tasteofnovascotia.com


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Amherst Shore Country Inn Bay Enterprises Limited Caldera Distilling Inc. Fox Harb’r Resort Gabrieau’s Bistro Jost Vineyards and Seagrape Café Knoydart Cheese House & Farm Main Street Café and Lounge Mrs. MacGregor’s Shortbreads Pictou Lodge Beach Resort Snow Queen Steinhart Distillery Sugar Moon Farm Tatamagouche Railway Dining Car “The Original” Mr. Donair Tony’s Meats 159 The Pork Shop 160 The Townhouse Brewpub & Eatery


6 medium mushrooms, thinly sliced 6 tbsp green onions, chopped 3 tbsp butter 1 cup cooked Nova Scotia lobster meat, chopped 1 cup small scallops (or chopped medium scallops) 1 cup medium shrimp, chopped 6 oz fresh haddock, diced 4 oz cream cheese, cubed 8 oz goat cheese, crumbled, reserve 4 oz for garnish 3/4 cup whipping cream 3 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped 2 tsp ground cardamom (freshest possible) 1⁄4 cup chopped green onion (for garnish) 16 warm, unsweetened 8-inch crêpes (previously prepared)


1. Sautée the mushrooms and 6 tbsp green onions in butter until tender; add haddock, scallops and shrimp, and allow to cook through. 2. Add lobster meat. 3. Add whipping cream, cream cheese, 4 oz goat cheese, cardamom and parsley in the pan, over low-to-medium heat, until the cheese has melted and mixture thickens. 4. Remove from heat and set aside. 5. Fill each crêpe with ¼ cup seafood mixture. 6. Plating: Place two crêpes per plate, top with a bit of crumbled goat cheese, extra seafood mixture, and garnish with chopped green onion. 7. Serve with Jost Tidal Bay, as the texture of the fresh seafood cream and delicacy of the cardamom balances beautifully with this wine.

Jost Vineyards and Seagrape Café


48 Vintage Ln., Malagash


Restaurant Fine Dining


Culinary Experience Seafood Shop & Tours


Food & Drink Experience Distillery

Amherst Shore Country Inn

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

65 River John Rd., River John 1-844-494-4759 www.caldera.ca

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

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

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

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

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

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 learning experience” learning about all aspects of the industry. Seasonal May to October Weekdays 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturdays 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sundays by appointment. Tour hours: 1:30 p.m. or by appointment.

Caldera Distilling Inc.

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


Restaurant Fine Dining

Fox Harb’r Resort

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

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



Restaurant Fine Dining

Gabrieau’s Bistro

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

Nestled in the Highland heart of Nova Scotia, we invite you to savour the innovative global cuisine of chef Mark Gabrieau. Drop by for a relaxing, affordable lunch or an evening of gourmet dining. Enjoy a glass of wine with one of our fabulous salads, distinctive appetizers or amazing sushi. Choose a unique entrée featuring the finest of local pork, lamb, free-range chicken, lobster or seafood and finish your meal with one of our decadent dessert creations. Our menus offer the best of local produce, including that which we grow on our own farm. Recognized 18 years in Where to Eat in Canada – Award of Excellence Wine Spectator. Taste of Nova Scotia Prestige Award 2013 Restaurant of the Year – Chef Inspired Fine Dining. Monday: 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday: 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. Closed Sundays and all holidays.



Food & Drink Experience WINERY

Jost Vineyards & Seagrape Café


Food & Drink Experience Cheese Shop

Knoydart Cheese House & Farm


Restaurant Nova Scotia Tradition

Main Street Café and Lounge

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

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

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

Tucked in the gentle hills and coastal inlets of the Northumberland Shore, Jost Vineyards is Nova Scotia’s largest winery and a pioneer of the local wine industry. Our distinctive wines have won national and international awards. Located off the Sunrise Trail, you’ll enjoy wine tastings, tours, hiking or cycling the vineyard trails and browsing the broad selection of wines in the boutique.

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

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

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

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

In the summer you’ll find live music on the patio and there’s always something new at our monthly events. Sip and savour your way through Atlantic Canada’s original wine country and discover the best of what the North Shore has to offer!

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

Visit jostwine.ca for hours of operation.

Open daily. If no one at Cheese House, call in to Farm House next door.

Our menu includes unique seasonal recipes featuring our fabulous homemade seafood chowder, loaded with fresh Atlantic seafood including haddock, shrimp, salmon, and scallops. Another favourite is our panko-crusted haddock, pan-fried to golden brown. Put the finishing touch on your meal with one of our decadent house-made desserts, including rich carrot cake, creme brulee, and the locals’ favourite: our maple pecan bread pudding. Monday to Saturday 7a.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.


Food & Drink Experience Specialty Shop


Restaurant Casual Dining

Mrs. MacGregor’s Shortbreads

Pictou Lodge Beach Resort

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

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

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

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


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

Perfect for an intimate dinner for two, or a family gathering. Before or after dinner, enjoy our large selection of scotch and Nova Scotia craft beer and wines in our fireside lounge, or a sunset walk on the beach.


Restaurant Nova Scotia Tradition

Snow Queen

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

Located in the beautiful university town of Antigonish, Snow Queen has been serving locals and visitors alike since 1962. Home of the all-day breakfast! We offer the affordability and downhome food that is sometimes missing when you’re on the road. We feature old favourites such as traditional seafood chowder, lightly battered fish and chips, fresh, mouth-watering burgers, fish cakes, and pan-fried haddock, as well as daily specials.

Live, local entertainment weekly. Seasonal Open May to October Breakfast: 7 a.m. - 11 a.m. Lunch: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Dinner: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Fireside Pub 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.

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.”


Food & Drink Experience Distillery

Steinhart Distillery

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

Steinhart Distillery is located along the Northumberland shores overlooking Arisaig wharf with a million dollar view. Thomas Steinhart, master distiller, has made his passion for distilling a reality and shares this passion through tours, tastings and cocktails. Distilling sessions are offered for those interested in trying their hand at the process. Customers can enjoy a delicious local craft beer, wine, cider, spirits or cocktails with schnitzels and pasta dishes made from scratch on our new patio. Victoria Day to Thanksgiving 7 days a week 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Thanksgiving to Victoria Day Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week!



Restaurant Nova Scotia Tradition

Sugar Moon Farm

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

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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! Friday to Sunday year-round. Daily in July and August. Please visit our website for hours of operation.


Restaurant Nova Scotia Tradition

Tatamagouche Railway Dining Car

21 Station Rd., Tatamagouche 902-657-3222; tf: 1-888-RAILBED www.tatatrainstation.com

Welcome aboard! The dining car at the Train Station Inn in Tatamagouche offers a unique dining experience. Carefully restored, the dining car offers the charm and nostalgia of years gone by. 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. Seasonal May 18 to October 7, 2018 Open daily for lunch and dinner.


Culinary Product Specialty Products

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



Food & Drink Experience Butcher Shop

The Pork Shop

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

It’s not what we do… it’s how we do it. Over two decades of offering the finest pork products has earned us a worldclass reputation for quality. We produce over 70 products, including smoked chops, gluten-free sausages, roasts, spiced capicola steak, and more.


Restaurant Casual Dining

The Townhouse Brewpub & Eatery

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

A community-supported pub focusing on local food and nine taps of Nova Scotia craft beer. Terry’s Best Bitter and other English-style ales are brewed upstairs, cask-conditioned, and served on our traditional hand pump.

You can now visit us in two locations! Check our website for other locations, and where product is also available.

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, plus international street and taverna fare (tapas, noodle bowls, Mexican “pizza,” and vibrant curries). We source as much as possible from local producers and make everything from scratch.

Denmark Victoria Day to Thanksgiving Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Spring and Fall Friday & Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

The cozy atmosphere is inspired by neighbourhood pubs of the U.K. and Ireland, but friendly locals give The Townhouse its true colour. Thursdays feature live jazz, and on Sundays we do a roast and host a traditional Irish music session.

New Glasgow Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Open Tuesday - Sunday from 4 p.m.

We sell local beef, chicken, pork, jams, honey and maple products, cheese, pasta, olive oils, and more. We also produce Bert’s International Sauce, great on pork, fish and chicken.


Nova Scotia Lobster Trail Love lobster? We’ve got you covered. Grab your passport and hit the Nova Scotia Lobster Trail! Break out your lobster bibs and let us take you on a culinary experience like no other. On the trail, you’ll find lobster rolls, lobster poutine, traditional lobster dinners and you can even be a lobster fisherman for a day.

What will you crack open?


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Cabot Links Celtic Music Interpretive Centre Clove Hitch Bar & Bistro Galloping Cows Fine Foods Glenora Inn & Distillery Governors Pub & Eatery Inverary Resort Keltic Lodge Resort Kiju’s Restaurant Membertou Trade & Convention Centre La Goélette à Pépé Café McCurdy’s Dining Room, Silver Dart Lodge Miller’s Seafood & Chophouse Restaurant 100 KM Chanterelle Country Inn & Cottages Restaurant Avalon at Castle Rock Country Inn The Chowder House The Grubstake Restaurant The Red Shoe Pub Victoria Co-op Fisheries Ltd.


Restaurant Cafe

Arichat Seafood Market

2392 Highway #206, Arichat 902-226-0091 www.arichatseafood.com

Located in Arichat in picturesque IsleMadame, Cape Breton Island, the Arichat Seafood Market offers a unique spin on your regular shopping experience. Not only can you buy local fresh and frozen seafood, we also offer breakfast, lunch, and a Friday night appetizer menu inspired by local seafood and Acadian dishes. Our grab-and-go style menu is convenient whether you’re on your way through, or have time to stay to eat in our cafe-style venue. Stop by to enjoy a local favourite, seafood chowder, or any of our other seafood and non-seafood items, such as fresh salads, soups, sandwiches, desserts, plus a daily special. A delightful treat any time of the day! Please visit website for hours of operation.


Restaurant Nova Scotia Tradition

Bell Buoy

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

We are different. The Bell Buoy is always striving to provide you with the best “body friendly” foods. Our salmon is guaranteed chemical-free and kosher. Our fresh chicken has no additives. Our jumbo shrimp are wild caught, not farm raised. All other seafood comes to us directly from the ice cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean. You can also enjoy lobster, hand-cut 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, offering gluten-free meals and desserts. We make all of our own bread, sauces, soups, desserts and even our own ice cream! Seasonal June to October Please visit our Facebook page for hours of operation.


Restaurant Casual Dining

Bras d’Or Lakes Inn

10095 Grenville St., St. Peter’s 902-535-2200; tf: 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”. Seasonal May to end of December. Please visit website for hours of operation.


Restaurant Fine Dining

Cabot Links

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

At Cabot Links, we pride ourselves on a refreshingly unique dining experience in each of our three restaurants. A culinary destination in itself, Panorama’s fine dining menu showcases the highest quality, seasonal ingredients, highlighting fresh fish and seafood, grilled meats and a bounty of Maritimeinspired 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. For reservations, please call 1-855-652-2268 or email reservations@cabotlinks.com. Seven days a week during the golf season.


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Restaurant Casual Dining

Celtic Music Clove Hitch Bar Interpretive Centre & Bistro


Food & Drink Experience Specialty Shop

Galloping Cows Fine Foods


Restaurant Casual Dining

Glenora Inn & Distillery

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

8790 Nova Scotia Trunk 19, Port Hood 902-787-3035 www.clovehitch.ca

29 Justin Rd., Port Hood 902-787-3484 www.gallopingcows.com FB@GallopingCowsFineFoods

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

Experience the music and culture of Cape Breton Island at Nova Scotia’s official Celtic Music Centre. Join us for great food and drinks, lively tunes, friendly staff and good times!

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

Galloping Cows specializes in hand-crafted 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.

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

With year-round Ceilidhs featuring some of Cape Breton’s finest musicians, a gift shop, interactive exhibit room, musical walking tours, fiddle, step dance and Gaelic lessons and more, it’s a lively and vibrant place. The Centre’s Ceilidh Pub features live traditional music seven days a week, and offers up some great home-cooked Nova Scotia favourites using locally sourced ingredients. The menu features our famous seafood chowder, lobster roll, haddock burger, tacos, a variety of pub fare and more. Our fully licensed bar offers a selection of local craft beers and cider, specialty cocktails and more. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. Seasonal June 4 - October 14, 2018 Monday - Saturday: 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sundays: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Open select evenings with live entertainment. Please refer to website for hours of operation.

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

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. Follow us on Facebook @GallopingCowsFineFoods. Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sunday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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


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Governors Pub & Eatery

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

Chef Ardon Mofford, award-winning chef and Cape Breton’s culinary leader welcomes you to Governors Pub & Eatery. This local ingredients champion restaurant is renowned for its freshfrom-the-ocean seafood, seasonal homegrown ingredients and an innovative made-from-fresh menu. 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! Sydney Chamber of Commerce 2016 Restaurant of the Year Award, and People’s Choice Award Winner.


Restaurant Casual Dining

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

Baddeck’s premier food and music experience, Inverary Resort plays host to 2 venues showcasing Nova Scotian cuisine, scenery and toe-tapping sounds! Thistledown Restaurant, Pub and Patio has a spacious restaurant with a diverse menu, wine list and a lovely view of the Bras d’Or Lakes while the pub downstairs is lively, the local beer is cold and the tunes are playing late. Skip down the hill to our waterfront and you will find Lakeside Landing where our Cape Breton seafood buffet is sure to please. Reservations are required in this stunning, yet casual setting and you will enjoy live music during dinner at community tables where, in true Cape Breton fashion, you come as strangers and leave as friends! Visit our website for more details.


Restaurant Casual Dining

Keltic Lodge Resort

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

Cuisine takes centre stage at Keltic Lodge located at the heart of the Cabot Trail. Our resort offers several dining options on-site that are versatile and sure to entice any palate. Enjoy refined cuisine with spectacular ocean views at the Purple Thistle Dining Room for breakfast and dinner. For family inspired cuisine with ocean views, we would like to invite you to our Atlantic Restaurant open for lunch and dinner. For those interested in innovative food and multi-award winning dishes, Keltic Lodge is the place to be, specializing in coastal Cape Breton cuisine! Seasonal Open May 19 to October 25, 2018


Restaurant Casual Dining

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! Please refer to our website for hours.

May - October Breakfast: 7 a.m. - 10 a.m. Dinner/Late Night: 5 p.m. - 12 a.m. October - May Visit Website for details

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From chatting with chefs in Halifax’s trendy North End, to strolling through vineyards in the picturesque Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia food and wine tours offer unique, memorable and delicious experiences. Taste Halifax Food & Beer Tours 1-855-850-9463 www.halifaxfoodtours.com

Offering driven food & beer tours around the city of Halifax. Learn about the history of Halifax on a culinary adventure visiting trendy restaurants, breweries, wine shops, lounges and more. Tours available year-round.

Grape Escapes Nova Scotia Wine Tours

Uncork Nova Scotia! (Division of Go North Tours)

Providing a variety of day tours to Nova Scotia’s wine country from Halifax. Sip and savour your way through Annapolis Valley wineries and vineyards that show off our cool climate ‘terroir’ and leave the driving to us. Tours available year-round.

Specializing in guided wine tours to wineries in the Avon and Annapolis Valleys, our unique itineraries include wine tastings, “behind-the-scenes” winery tours, culinary stops, gourmet cuisine, and accommodation packages. Tours available May 1 – October 31, departing from Halifax, Windsor and Wolfville.

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

Ambassatours Gray Line 1751 Lower Water St., Halifax www.ambassatours.com


Four unique cruises, each offering local food and drink experiences. Try local brews on the Craft Beer Cruise, local wines on the Wines on the Water Cruise, local spirits on the Spirits on the Sea Cruise and local fare on the Authentic Nova Scotia Dinner Cruise. Tours available May– October. 80


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Wolfville Magic Winery Bus www.wolfvillemagicwinerybus.ca

Departing from downtown Wolfville, aboard a classic British double-decker bus, you be will whisked away for an incomparable day of tasteful adventure in the heart of Nova Scotia wine country. Hop-On, Hop-Off available May 24 – October 14. All admissions booked in advance, online at: www.wolfvillemagicwinerybus.ca

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La Goélette à Pépé Café 2393 Highway #206, Isle Madame 902-631-4051 www.lagoeletteapepe.ca

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


Restaurant Nova Scotia Tradition

McCurdy’s Dining Room,

Silver Dart Lodge

257 Shore Rd., Baddeck 902-295-2340 tf: 1-877-768-3969/1-800-565-8439 www.silverdartlodge.com

“Casual dining with a professional touch” and a spectacular view of the Bras d’Or Lakes makes McCurdy’s Dining Room one of Baddeck’s finest dining experiences. Sample our features, including recipes indigenous to Cape Breton. Open for breakfast and evening dining. Ask about our picnic lunch for busy travelers on the go. Several hotel packages, including accommodations and dining, available upon request. Public Wi-Fi available. Reservations recommended. Seasonal May to October Please refer to website for exact dates and hours of operation.


Restaurant Nova Scotia Tradition

Miller’s Seafood & Chophouse 717 Reeves St., Port Hawkesbury 902-625-0320, tf: 1-888-662-7484 www.maritimeinns.com

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


Restaurant Casual Dining

Restaurant 100 KM

Chanterelle Country Inn & Cottages

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

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

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



Restaurant Casual Dining

Restaurant Avalon

at Castle Rock Country Inn 39339 Cabot Trail, Ingonish Ferry 902-285-2700, tf: 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 Middle Head Peninsula, Atlantic Ocean and 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 other and seafood to create Asian recipes alongside Cape Breton classics. Serving lunch and dinner daily, reservations recommended by telephone.


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The Chowder House

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


Restaurant Nova Scotia Tradition

The Grubstake Restaurant 7499 Main St., Louisbourg 902-733-2308 www.grubstake.ca


Restaurant Nova Scotia Tradition

The Red Shoe Pub

11533 Route 19, Mabou 902-945-2996 www.redshoepub.com


Culinary Product Seafood

Victoria Co-op Fisheries Ltd.

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

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The Chowder House is a hidden gem on the Cabot Trail. Located at the top of a cliff overlooking the ocean, The Chowder House offers spectacular scenery, and is a place where visitors and locals alike can dine on the freshest of seafood.

A 20-minute drive from Sydney, by the Atlantic Ocean, sits the unique and multiaward winning Grubstake Restaurant. Renowned for it’s casual family feel with an all new, elevated, fresh-made menu using as many local ingredients as possible.

From the freshly caught local lobster, crab, and mussels, to steamy bowls of chowder, we offer a treat for all. With the terrific service and friendly atmosphere, The Chowder House is the place to visit on your next trip to Neil’s Harbour.

Signature Trade Winds Porridge Bread served with every dinner service - and finish your evening with decadent desserts freshly made by our in-house pastry chef. When in season, our chefs delicately prepare halibut, shark, swordfish, queen crab, lobster, scallops and shrimp - fresh from the ocean right outside. Pork loin, AAA sirloin steak, chicken and turkey for the lovers of landborn cuisine. For our vegetarian friends, our chefs will prepare you something unique if you don’t like what we have available on the menu!

Seasonal May 13 - June: Tuesday - Sunday, 12 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. July - August: Daily, 12 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. September - October: Tuesday - Sunday, 12 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

The Red Shoe Pub has become a kind of “home away from home” for many locals and visitors over the years. The Rankin Sisters’ cozy spot in the hamlet of Mabou, on the west coast of Cape Breton, offers a menu of Nova Scotia home cooking. The menu features include a treasured seafood chowder and a variety of pub fare. Visit “The Shoe” for great food, drinks and live music, seven days a week. Seasonal Open May 25 to Mid-October (Weekend of Celtic Colours - last day of operation is that Sunday). Visit the website for hours of operation.

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

We offer daily specials, a healthy children’s menu and a full wine and cocktail service specializing in Nova Scotia and Cape Breton wines and craft beers. Seasonal May to November 2018. For our grand reopening, follow our Facebook page: https:/www.facebook. com/GrubstakeRestaurant


Nova Scotia Chowder Trail What better way to taste Nova Scotia than to enjoy a bowl of seafood chowder? We take the finest seafood from our cold, clean waters and pair it with produce from our lush, fertile valleys. Our chowders are warm and comforting, much like the character of our people.

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Authentic Seacoast Company

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Cornect Family Farm


Restaurant Casual Dining

DesBarres Manor Inn

80 Main St., Guysborough 902-533-2078 75 Ferry Rd., Guysborough 902-533-3904 www.authenticseacoast.com

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

90 Church St., Guysborough 902-533-2099, tf: 1-888-933-2099 www.desbarresmanor.com

Authentic Seacoast Company is restoring a village’s proud trading legacy and creating sustainable jobs by producing iconic Nova Scotia brands and experiences.

Margaret Cornect is passionate about bees and has been keeping bees for 24 years. What began with two hives being placed on the family farm to pollinate their blueberry fields, resulted in a successful pollination and a delicious by-product: honey - minimally processed from the hive to your table.

Yes, there 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.

Located on the historic Guysborough harbour, Authentic Seacoast Distilling & Brewing is home to award-winning spirits and beer including Sea Fever™ Rum, Fortress™ Rum, GLYNNEVAN® Whisky, Virga® Vodka 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 ten 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 and Fortress Rum cake.



Products include liquid and creamed honey, honey butters, chutney, a glutenfree Bee Sting BBQ sauce, plus flavoured honey such as the hugely popular HoneyLiscious! Chocolate, Lemon and Cinnamon spreads.

Located in the historic seaside village of Guysborough, the Inn’s food is simple, honest and direct, capturing the flavours and traditions of Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore. Enjoy fireside dining by the 1837 hearth fireplace, cooking classes, romantic picnic lunches by the sea and dining getaway packages, as well as Authentic Seacoast Company’s awardwinning, locally produced rums, vodka, whisky and craft beer in the parlour lounge. Dining reservations are required.

Margaret can be found at the Antigonish Farmers’ Market, and her products can be found at various retailers throughout Nova Scotia.

Genuine Maritime hospitality, luxurious guest rooms and rich history make DesBarres Manor Inn Nova Scotia’s romantic getaway.

Now, with youngest son Benjamin in the family business, Cornect Family Farm has grown to over 300 hives.


Restaurant Casual Dining

Liscombe Lodge

Resort & Conference Centre 2884 Highway #7, Liscombe 902-779-2307 www.liscombelodge.ca

Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of our 120-seat dining room or lounge, where traditional meals with that special homemade flavour are prepared for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The best seats in the house are by the windows, where you can share dinner with the birds and small animals who feast at the feeders on the river’s bank, just outside. The casual dining menu features a wide variety of fresh-from-the-wharf Maritime seafood, and the house specialty planked salmon - which is prepared the traditional way, slowly cooked outdoors, in full view of waiting diners. The menu also features local produce and how can we forget the freshly baked pies and desserts? Seasonal Mid-May to mid-October 7 days a week. 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.


Restaurant Cafe

Rose & Rooster Café


Food & Drink Experience Brewery

Sober Island Brewing Company


Restaurant Pub & Eatery

The Henley House Pub & Restaurant

6502 Highway #207, Grand Desert 902-827-1042 www.roseandrooster.com

22478 Nova Scotia Trunk 7, Sheet Harbour 902-719-9463 www.soberislandbrewing.ca

22478 Nova Scotia Trunk 7, Sheet Harbour 902-885-3335 www.henleyhouse.ca

Rose & Rooster is a small café in the heart of Grand Desert on the picturesque Eastern Shore. We are a favourite with locals and visitors alike for breakfast and lunch throughout the week, and incredible brunch on weekends (burritos & benny!).

Welcome to the Eastern Shore’s microbrewery! Sober Island Brewing crafts English-style ales using local ingredients wherever possible. Inspired by Oyster Stout, our flagship ale brewed with whole, fresh Pristine Bay Oysters that give it a true taste of the sea. Attached to The Henley House Pub and Restaurant, you can enjoy a meal while watching the activity in the brewery. With their own private ale served by traditional cask method and all of our beers on tap, this is the perfect setting for enjoying a pint and a delicious local meal to pair with it. Stop into the brewery, you’re welcome to tour the operation and ask us questions. Before you leave, pick up some cold beer to go for your next adventure. There’s lots to explore on the Eastern Shore!

With our location on the beautiful Eastern Shore, we are very lucky to be able to serve fresh local seafood every day.

We serve Nova Scotia-roasted coffee and espresso, bake our bread and sweet treats in house and make whatever we can from scratch - from fish cakes and brownies to burritos and lemon tarts - even the pickles on the side of your plate! Looking for an easy and delicious dinner? We also stock a wide selection of take-home meals and house-made preserves so you can take a little bit of Rose & Rooster with you. Every meal is a delectable surprise worth waiting for. With a front and back patio you’ll find a sunny spot all day long -- and we show local art through the summer months.

Our experienced chef, Chef Amanda Bezanson, offers a delicious menu that includes British gastropub fare. You can enjoy your meal while sitting on the deck or in the dining room, overlooking the ocean. We offer all of Sober Island Brewing Company’s Ales on tap, including our own private ale. Please refer to the website for hours of operation.

May - November 7 days a week from 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. December - April Monday - Friday from 12 p.m. - 5p.m., or by appointment.

Open daily Visit our website for hours of operation.



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

PREMIUM SPIRITS HANDCRAFTED FROM NATURAL INGREDIENTS. ONE BATCH AT A TIME. Ironworks is a micro-distillery located in the old port town of Lunenburg, on Nova Scotia’s historic South Shore We take our name from the 1893 heritage building we call home, where three generations of the Walters family produced “ironworks” for the ships built in town. We craft our spirits with the same love of traditional methods and attention to detail. Drop by to meet our amazing crew, see our beautiful still, and taste the spirits of Lunenburg.


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200+ Ways to Eat & Drink Your Way Around Nova Scotia! www.tasteofnovascotia.com

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