By January 30, 2012
Blog by: Mike Kennedy
What do former American president Bill Clinton, the film Food Inc., and a mechanical engineer who specializes in automotive manufacturing have in common?
They all played a big part in inspiring one of my favorite places to eat in Halifax…Bramoso Gourmet Pizzeria on Quinpool Road.
With over 30 types of pizza on the menu, each made with primarily local ingredients; it is not hard to see (or in this case, taste) why Bramoso is building a loyal customer base across the HRM. more…
By January 26, 2012
Jan 26 update: The weather may be frightful but, Sip ‘n Shuck will go ahead on Friday. Stay at the Delta Halifax to avoid the weather!
Sip ‘n Shuck your way through one of the best food events in Nova Scotia. Taste our local aquaculture products prepared in standard, not so standard, and unimaginably delicious ways – paired with our award-winning Nova Scotia wines. Get ready to treat your taste buds to a Nova Scotia kitchen party.
Learn how to shuck an oyster, get wine pairing tips from a sommelier and enjoy live entertainment!
Date: Friday, January 27, 2012
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Delta Halifax, Baronet Ballroom
For more information and to buy tickets: Call the Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia (AANS) at (902)422-6234 or email@example.com.
Presented by: AANS, Delta Barrington & Halifax, Discovermussels.com, Nova Scotia department of Fisheries and Aquaculture and Wines of Nova Scotia
By January 20, 2012
An Exclusive Dining Experience: Governors Pub & Eatery in Sydney, Cape Breton, will be hosting a wine club event on Saturday, January 28.
Discover how wine-pairing enhances your dining experience and understand how different foods and flavours can bring out the best in a wine – and your food. The evening will include a five-course dinner prepared by executive chef Ardon Mofford and Nova Scotia wines from Domaine de Grand Pre and Jost Vineyards presented by Harvest Wines sommelier Jonathan Wilson. Click here for reservation information and the menu.
By January 18, 2012
Blog by Colette O’Hara
For years I’ve always said: “I love to eat”. But that’s changing. In fact, those who know me well will be surprised to hear me say that I don’t much like eating at all. Truth be told, I hate it.
Well that’s dandy. A food blogger that hates to eat? See here’s the thing: I’ve come to realize that eating is functional; it’s about survival. And my love of food runs far too deep to engage in eating any longer.
Instead, I want to practise the art of being fed. Call it semantics, but when I think of being fed it’s a process that starts long before you take your first bite and lingers well after the last. It involves what recipe is chosen, careful consideration of what ingredients will be used and mindfully tending to a meal as it putt-putts at the back of the stove. It’s the conversation at the table, the warmth of the environment and the company you’re keeping.
At Trattoria della Nonna, ensuring their guests are fed is Terry Vassallo and Simone Mombourquette’s food philosophy. more…
By January 4, 2012
Blog by: Mike Kennedy
This past summer, driving through the lush green valley of Glenville, Cape Breton, it seemed for a moment that I had been transported to the Scottish Highlands. The distinctive European design of the Glenora Inn & Distillery emerges out of the lush hillside like a mystical castle settled in this sleepy Cape Breton setting.
The impressive property, nestled approximately an hour drive from the Canso Causeway, is home to one of the most inspiring stories of entrepreneurial vision, perseverance and passion the province has ever seen. A world-class product, the beauty of the land in which it is produced and a David vs. Goliath legal battle have all served to define Glen Breton products. more…
By January 3, 2012
The 2012 festival marks the fifth annual Nova Scotia Winter Icewine Festival. Between February 2-12, celebrate Nova Scotia’s internationally award-winning Icewines. Sample Icewine paired with local cuisine, learn how Icewine is made, try your hand at pruning or book a Winter Icewine Experience Getaway. Nova Scotia winemakers and some of the province’s finest chefs come together to celebrate their passion for local food and wine during the Winter Icewine Festival.
With over 40 events taking place over 10 days – there is something for everyone!