By August 31, 2011
By Mike Kennedy
The Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia traverses 298 stunning kilometers of world-class hospitality and awe-inspiring views. In fact, if you dig into the lyrics of the musicians who call Cape Breton home, you’ll find that their love songs are more apt to tell the story of an affair with the highlands and the sea than of longing for another person.
Driving to the Normaway Inn, which is tucked tidily away in the heart of the Margaree Valley, you get a true appreciation for where the inspiration for songs like the Barra Macneil’s “The Island”, or the Rankin Family classic “North Country” came from. more…
By August 30, 2011
Today is the last day to vote for the Eat Atlantic Food Product of the Year and Taste members Just Us! Coffee and Scotian Gold are in the top 10 finalists. Eat Atlantic Top 10 finalists are based on suggestions provided by Atlantic Canadians on the Eat Atlantic Facebook fanpage. The final list was based on a combination of total votes and geographic representation.
Let’s celebrate the amazing foods grown and produced in our region. Help find the Eat Atlantic food product of the year. Vote now!
By August 9, 2011
By Mike Kennedy
I don’t have many regrets in life. It’s never been my style to spend time pondering what should have been. But that rare but distinct “should-have” feeling bubbled up from under the surface while paying a recent visit to the Lunenburg County Winery.
The Lunenburg County Winery is owned and proudly operated by Heather and Daniel Sanft, parents of the young Hans Sanft, my first year roommate at Acadia University. While I had only briefly met Heather and Daniel while rooming with their son in Eaton House way back in 2001, our brief interaction last Saturday afternoon left me thinking that I really should have gotten to know my roommate’s family…. and their business! Not only might I have been exposed to the opportunity to drink (perhaps free?) a wide variety of wine and spend my late August weekends sauntering between the bushes of their 100-acre high bush blueberry farm, my career as a chartered accountant may have been supplemented by a creative life in fruit wine making. more…
By August 4, 2011
From August 25 to September 4, Cape Breton is hosting Right Some Good, an event that offers one-of-a-kind culinary experiences and foodie adventures. An inspired local chef, an acclaimed international chef and a talented aspiring chef will custom create ten dining experiences in unique locations across Cape Breton.
Taste’s Louisbourg Seafoods Ltd. is one of the seafood sponsors and the following dinners involve Taste of Nova Scotia chefs: more…
By August 3, 2011
Blog by Michelle Ciach
It was a beautiful summer day – blue skies and pleasantly warm cooling breezes – when I decided it was the perfect day to see Two Planks and a Passion’s production of Beowolf outside of Canning, NS. The only hitch – where to have supper before the show. So I picked up my Taste of Nova Scotia Culinary Adventure Guide and started looking. In the heart of the Annapolis Valley I found Between the Bushes. more…
By August 2, 2011
Atlantic Canada’s largest celebration of beer and cider, Halifax Seaport BeerFest, runs August 5 & 6, featuring nearly 200 beers and ciders from the Maritimes and around the world.
Of course great beer deserves great food. Again this year, Taste of Nova Scotia members will be onsite selling delicious beer-inspired creations. Scanway Catering/Saege Bistro, FID Resto and Brussels Restaurant & Brasserie will be at all three sessions serving local food for $3 to $5 .