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Food & Drink Experiences in Nova Scotia
Your guide to the best food and drink experiences in Nova Scotia, Canada
Nova Scotia is particularly well-known for its seafood dishes, one of the most popular being lobster. Caught in the cold waters off the coast, it’s served here with melted butter. Another popular seafood option is scallops, a popular ingredient in chowder and pies.
In addition to its delicious seafood, Nova Scotia is also known for traditional dishes such as Rappie Pie. Made with grated potatoes and often filled with meat or fish, you’ll find it offered at everywhere from casual eateries to fine dining restaurants. Another traditional dish is the Donair, which is similar to a Greek gyro and is made with shaved meat, tomatoes, onions, and a sweet sauce.
When it comes to drinks, Nova Scotia is famous for its wines and ciders. The province has several wineries and cideries that produce a variety of tasty beverages made from locally grown fruits. Additionally, the province is also home to several microbreweries that produce a variety of beers, including traditional ales and lagers as well as more unique options such as fruit beers and barrel-aged beers.
The Best Food and Drink Experiences in Nova Scotia
If you’re looking for somewhere to try some of Nova Scotia’s top food and drink experiences, there are many options from which to choose. Halifax, the province’s capital, has a variety of top-notch restaurants and bars that serve local seafood and traditional dishes, some of them located in the cities best luxury hotels.
Additionally, there are also several farmers’ markets and food festivals throughout the province that showcase the best of Nova Scotia’s food and drink. The province is also a popular destination for its many food festivals, including Devour! The Food Film Fest, the Halifax Seaport Beerfest, and the Nova Scotia Icewine Festival.
To find out more about local food and wine experiences in the “Bluenose” province, be sure to visit LuxuryNovaSotia frequently.
Contributor Maureen Littlejohn visits the highly-rated Five Fishermen Restaurant in Halifax Nova Scotia … and gets a history lesson, too