Blog By: Krista Spurr
After yesterday’s overview of Taste of Nova Scotia’s Food Fare by the Sea, it’s time to make you even hungrier by sharing more about the Taste members participating and delicious Nova Scotia culinary delights available at the event.
From July 19-23, vendors will offer their wares to the public, along with cooking demonstrations by Nova Scotia’s culinary stars, and special guests Chuck Hughes and Anna Olson from Food Network Canada.
While you’re working your way through Food Fare by the Sea, be sure to fill out a ballot with each food or non-alcoholic beverage purchase (excluding water) for a grand prize draw courtesy of Air Canada Cargo: two return Air Canada airfares, valid for anywhere in North America Air Canada flies, except Hawaii.
Meadowbrook Meat Market
Yesterday, when I suggested taking a group so you can split up your dining options, I could have easily just been referring to Meadowbrook Meat Market. Prolonged decision-making is encouraged, at least in my opinion, because it gives you time to chat with the friendly servers!
With pulled pork, their own Jimmie Dog hotdogs, smoked maple sausages and smoked wild garlic sausages, maybe it’s just easier to visit several times during the day.
It’s not summer without lobster and the folks at Clearwater make it easy to take your lobster dinner on the road or on the sea. A fully-cracked 1 ½ lb lobster (your choice – male or female), is ready to eat and served with a delicious King’s Produce Processing potato salad and drawn butter for dipping. You’re ready to eat the minute you leave, just sit down and don your lobster bib!
Bramoso Gourmet Pizzeria
Bramoso has locally-inspired handcrafted pizzas fresh out of their on-site oven. Four varieties – cheese and pepperoni, Mediterranean, the “Brawny Bramoso,” and a special blend called Mia Dela Riva – will give you lots of quick, fresh options. I watched them take several out of the oven, and it was hard to resist the urge to taste everything as it was coming out!
Ironworks was doing brisk business with lots of enthusiasm for their newest artisanal spirit, Rhubarb Esprit. From apple vodka and apple brandy to their hearty rum, you may want to make a couple of trips. That way, you can make sure you’re well acquainted with the spirits and their selection of distilled liqueurs featuring Nova Scotian blueberries, pears, cranberries, even arctic kiwis!
Harbour City Bar & Grill
Take a group or an empty stomach over to Harbour City, because you don’t want the dining options to exceed your capacity to try everything! From a delicious Acadian seafood chowder to Harbour City’s take on a lobster club sandwich, you’ll want to make a complete meal of it with Harbour City’s Parade of Sail dessert. The description is practically intoxicating, “milk chocolate cheesecake, sugar tulle, pistachio cream, and orange caramel sauce.” So decadent, but, you’re worth it!
Grand Pre Winery
Grand Pré has been bustling! It definitely has a lot to do with the refreshing wine that’s being sampled (like their award-winning Tidal Bay) as well as German Bratwurst served up by owner Hanspeter Stutz himself!
Sugah! and Rum Runners
The gang at Sugah! have so many treats on the go, repeat visits are essential. I’ll readily admit to seeking relief from the heat with a Beep slushie. I remember it well from my youth, but I was pleasantly surprised to see how it’s turned out to be a pretty perfect summer treat.
For those looking for sustenance of a sea-faring variety, Rum Runners is offering their rum cake in cake pop form, the perfect portable treat for rolling seas.
Victoria Co-op Fisheries
For fresh, hand-cut fries and a rich offering of fresh seafood, look for the line in front of Victoria Co-Op Fisheries. Clams, snow crab rolls, scallops, lobster rolls, and traditional fish and chips, there is something for every seafarer in your group.