This article originally appeared on the Visit Nova Scotia webite.
Hungry for a unique Nova Scotia dining experience that appeals to more than just your taste buds? Discover Nova Scotia’s incredible local food scene in every corner of the province from Taste of Nova Scotia member restaurants and farmers’ markets, to one-of-a-kind culinary experiences that combine local award winning wines, spirits, craft beers and ciders with amazing local fare prepared by celebrated chefs… some taking place in incredible and unexpected locations.
Here are 11 Nova Scotia dining experiences that are sure to whet your appetite.
Cooking on the Farm with the Kilted Chef
Grab your list and head out on an adventure throughout Pictou County as you source the freshest local ingredients before returning to the Chef’s farm for a light lunch and a personalized cooking class. At the end of the day, enjoy the multi-course meal you’ve helped prepare, paired with outstanding Nova Scotia wines. This authentic, hands-on Nova Scotian culinary experience is one you won’t soon forget.
Best of Halifax Foodie Adventure
Taste your way through Halifax’s trendiest neighbourhoods and as you connect with chefs and culinary artisans with Local Tasting Tours. Featuring uniquely prepared Nova Scotia food, paired with local wine, craft beer, cider, and spirits, this fun-filled, exclusive tour is led by your own culinary insider and wraps up with a private tasting inside Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.
Nova Scotia's Ultimate Lobster Feast
Panoramic views of the Bay of Fundy and the dramatic cliffs of Cape d’Or are your backdrop for an authentic lobster boil and feast paired with wines unique to Nova Scotia.
Keep your phone close by to grab a selfie from the many remarkable vantage points of this natural cliffside masterpiece. It’s no surprise the Bay of Fundy was named one of the Top 7 Natural Wonders in North America!
Lobster Bay Culinary Adventures
Begin your adventure with a private garden tour where you'll sample fresh herbs and learn tips that will help develop your own green thumb. Then, journey to the Lobster Bay shoreline where you'll build a wood fire and boil your lobster dinner with the help of Ye Olde Argyler Lodge’s Chef Jonathan.
Devour! The Vines
With breathtaking views of the Bay of Fundy and the Landscape of Grand Pré UNESCO World Heritage site, take a seat at the harvest table at Le Caveau Restaurant at Domaine de Grand Pré Winery to enjoy an intimate vineyard dinner. Each delicious course in this meal for locavores is prepared tableside by two celebrated chefs, and perfectly paired with award-winning Nova Scotia wines and a short film, curated by the Devour! The Food Film Fest team.
Halifax Islands Glamping and Culinary Adventure
Explore the coastal beauty and history of two Halifax Harbour islands, Georges Island National Historic Site and McNabs Island on your glamping adventure in the middle of Halifax Harbour with Kayak Halifax.
This experience features local cuisine, award-winning Nova Scotia craft beer and wine, live music, and guided hiking and kayaking adventures.
Lighthouse Bites Full Moon Adventure
Under the light of the full moon kayak to Kidston Island in the beautiful Bras d’Or Lake UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and savour exquisite hors d’oeuvres showcasing local flavors and seafood paired with beer from Big Spruce Brewing and Nova Scotia's signature white wine, Tidal Bay. Sit back and enjoy your surroundings complete with live music from your kayaking tour guide, 2015 East Coast Music Award winner, Angelo Spinnazola.
Your Perfect Picnic
Pick up your Perfect Picnic lunch in your souvenir Parks Canada picnic basket, complete with a picnic blanket, and enjoy local culinary delights on a beach, by a lake, alongside a waterfall, or surrounded by lush forest in Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
Dining on the Ocean Floor
Experience a culinary adventure unlike no other as you meet local brewers and winemakers, and forage for salad ingredients before taking a seat at an elegant dining table for an intimate dinner on the ocean floor at Burntcoat Head Park, the site of the world's highest recorded tides. As your chef-prepared dining experience comes to a close and the sun is beginning to set, you'll retreat to watch the tide roll back in from around a campfire.
Stellar Beach Feast at White Point
Indulge in a gourmet beach feast by firelight and starlight at White Point Beach Resort. This constellation-inspired feast takes place on a beautiful white sand beach and is hosted by your own private chef and sommelier. Amid the glow of candles and the setting sun, you’ll indulge in a local feast prepared tableside and expertly paired with Nova Scotia wines, before exploring local legends of the night sky.
Tidal Bay Wine Tasting Adventure
Savour this progressive dinner at three award-winning wineries, where each course is deliciously paired with a private wine tasting. This exclusive tour by Go North Tours includes a vineyard dinner party featuring the freshest lobster exquisitely paired with Nova Scotia’s signature white wine, Tidal Bay. Be the first of your friends to discover this must-try Nova Scotia wine.