Little Neck Clams and Indian Point Mussels steamed in Grand Pré L’Acadie Blanc, Applewood-smoked Leg of Gaspereau Valley Lamb, Nova Scotia Sea Bass on a warm garden vegetable salad “Nicoise” as well as Grilled Harpoon-caught Swordfish with organic blueberry salsa are just a few of the menu items featured in the Food Day Canadacelebrations in Nova Scotia.
“It must become impossible for any Canadian to ignore the fact that we have extraordinary ingredients and tremendous talent in food production and in the kitchens of our nation,” says Anita Stewart, co-founder and president of Food Day Canada.
Authentic Seacoast Resorts Proprietor Glynn Williams has announced the appointment of Joe MacLellan as the new Executive Chef at the Authentic Seacoast Resorts luxury property DesBarres Manor Inn. A native of Ohio, Nova Scotia, a small village outside of Antigonish, Chef MacLellan returns home after seven years of cooking in leading restaurants across Canada and internationally.
“We are delighted to have an accomplished chef of Joe’s caliber join our team,” said Glynn Williams. “Not only has he honed his culinary skills in some of the leading restaurants in the world, Joe also shares our vision for DesBarres Manor Inn to be one of Atlantic Canada’s leading culinary destinations. From the quality of his cuisine to his commitment to ensuring guests enjoy warm Maritime hospitality, we are certain that both our local community and visitors to Guysborough will agree – Joe is great addition to the Nova Scotia culinary scene.” more…
On June 24th, 2011, two craft breweries met in Halifax Nova Scotia, with a common goal in mind…to create a special beer that embodied the collaborative spirit of craft brewing today and to help out an old friend. Here is their video:
Summer is finally upon us, and with it, a number of great “staycation” options exist within an hour drive of downtown Halifax. Last week, Kel and I decided to embark on an overnight getaway to Lunenburg to escape the hustle and bustle of the HRM for date night at King’s Plate. The romantic cooling effect of the salty sea air set the perfect tone for a relaxing evening after a hot day in the city.
Kel and I arrived at the Mariner King Historic Inn in downtown Lunenburg early on a Friday evening after a surprisingly short (just under 100kms from downtown Halifax) and incredibly scenic drive along the south shore through Queensland, Chester, and Mahone Bay.
Taste of Nova Scotia wineries received 24 awards, including four Double Gold medals, at the annual All Canadian Wine Championships in Windsor, Ontario this year.
“I’m particularly delighted with our awards, especially our Double Golds, at this last competition,” says Hans Christian Jost, owner of Jost Vineyards. “With the spectacular growing season we had last year, we were expecting great things from the 2010 harvest…these awards are confirmation of that.”
This year’s All Canadian Wine Competition received entries from 182 wineries. The following Nova Scotia wineries won awards: more…
Halifax, N.S. – This summer, Taste of Nova Scotia is inviting food and wine enthusiasts to nominate their favourite restaurant, server, local food product as well as a Nova Scotia culinary ambassador. The annual Taste of Nova Scotia Prestige Awards is a celebration of excellence to honour producers and restaurants that provide exceptional culinary products and services.
“This is an opportunity to recognize our Taste members and their accomplishments… a chance to celebrate the best in our province,” says Janice Ruddock, executive director of Taste of Nova Scotia. “Consumers are a very important part of the culinary industry in Nova Scotia which is why we added consumer nominations to our selection process this year.”
Nominations are now open and will be accepted for Taste of Nova Scotia members in the following categories: more…