By November 29, 2011
For Immediate Release
November 29, 2011
Halifax, N.S. –The Taste of Nova Scotia Prestige Awards is a celebration of excellence to honour producers and restaurants that provide exceptional culinary products and experiences. Winners, from over 900 nominations, were announced during the annual Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia’s (TIANS) Tourism Summit on November 29, 2011.
“We offer authentic culinary experiences in Nova Scotia,” says Janice Ruddock, executive director of Taste of Nova Scotia. “We have access to an abundance and variety of fresh, local ingredients, but it is the genuine passion from our people, the fishermen, the farmers, the chefs and the winemakers, that set us apart from other regions…every one of our Prestige Award recipients has a distinct pride of place and exuberant passion for what they do.”
Taste of Nova Scotia Prestige Awards were presented in the following categories: more…
By November 28, 2011
By Anna Jolly
I have always loved the energy of hotels. Being amidst the hustle and bustle of people travelling is very alluring to me, so I was eagerly anticipating a visit to the recently renovated Harbour City Bar & Grill located in the Delta Halifax.
A stunning wine display welcomes guests inside. Lit with funky lighting, there is an inviting mixture of modern and casual lines, light and dark wood tones and a sleek black granite bar. I can see how the space comfortably transitions throughout the day. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant opens at 7 a.m. and serves up until 11 p.m. more…
By November 26, 2011
By Krista Spurr
Whether you’re new to Halifax or lived here your entire life, there’s a very good chance you’ve already enjoyed Scanway.
If you’re like me, you’ve stood on Quinpool Road and looked longingly through the window at the whimsical and elaborate cakes. You’ve picked up some Florentines, or better yet, had the good fortune to attend a function catered by Scanway Catering & Pastry Shop. You already know the food is delicious, the cakes are amazing, and the Florentines are so authentic, they must have just arrived from the Old World. more…
By November 23, 2011
Like many, Taste of Nova Scotia was shocked to hear about the fire at White Point Beach Resort on November 12. It is with great sadness we mourn the loss of such an iconic pillar of our culinary tourism community. Although the Main Lodge has been destroyed, we much anticipate the rebuild of White Point and look forward to their re-opening. We are glad that no one was injured in the fire and that the support to rebuild has been so strong within our community. One only has to look at the abundance of photos, stories, memories and messages on the White Point page on Facebook to see the impact a White Point vacation has had on so many children and adults.
On that note, we would like to share this update from White Point’s general manager, Danny Morton:
Dear White Point Friends and Family,
On Nov. 12, 2011, our historic Main Lodge at White Point was destroyed by fire. We are eternally grateful for the efforts of Volunteer Fire Firefighters from 16 South Shore Departments, led by our own here in Liverpool, who managed to contain the blaze to that one building. more…
By November 17, 2011
By Meghan Cadue
Ahhhhh, fall – there’s just something about the crispness of it all, especially here in Nova Scotia. And being Maritimers, we know that crispness equals a drop in temperature.
For us a drop in the thermometer means a big ramp up in the kitchen. I call it hibernation cooking. There’s a lot of braising, roasting and baking going on; all things that suit fall foods perfectly.
There’s something about getting out of the city and heading to the Annapolis Valley for some of these fall-friendly foods. The Valley is full of local farms producing high quality produce and foods, and many have a focus on sustainable and ethically produced foods.
One such spot is Noggins Corner Farm, located in Greenwhich, just outside of Wolfville. more…
By November 15, 2011
November 17, 18 & 19, 2011
For the second year running, Taste of Nova Scotia member Trattoria della Nonna in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia will be hosting a weekend long White Truffle Festival.
The elusive white truffle, foraged by hand in Italy, will be the star in nearly every dish throughout the weekend. In addition to a truffle infused tasting menu, diners will have the option of adding sliced white truffle to any dish on the menu including gelato!
Chef Terry Vassallo will be preparing a number special menu items such as, risotto with caramelized celery root, prosecco, duck stock, Grana Padano and fresh white truffle or pizza with carbonara sauce, provolone, and Parmesan, shaved white truffle.
Due to the popularity of this festival, reservations are required and can be made by calling: (902) 640-3112.