Monday, January 30, 2012

Savour Food & Wine Festival an Awesome Annual Affair

Let's face it, even though it's been a truly mild winter so far, it's still winter!  Not my favorite season except for February and the awesome Savour Food and Wine Festival that get's me through it all.   It is put on by the Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia, and they've graciously invited me to attend...again.  The festival runs through the month of February with all sorts of gastronomic events and showcases wonderful local chefs, restaurants and wine & spirit purveyors and I can't wait to take part.
Decadence  starts things off this Thursday, February 2nd at Casino Nova Scotia here in Halifax... it's worth the trip even if you're from out of town, out of province... even out of country.  It's all about chocolate and cheese and the wonderful beverages that pair so beautifully with the dishes that the chefs from Nova Scotian restaurants and student chefs from the culinary program at Nova Scotia Culinary College - so cool, I just had to go and visit with them after the 2010 event   

Here's a video clip from last year's event and here's what I had to say about it too.

The month long festival ends with the spectacular Savour Food and Wine Show on February 23rd. Just check out some of this year's menus...Venison & Smoked Boar Burger, with Sundried Olive Mayo, Crisp Shallots & Mustard Seeds from Le Caveau; Butter poached lobster on brioche crostini, served with an avocado & tarragon aiolo, pickled fennel, champagne gastrique & crispy fried shallots from The Five Fishermen; Lamb Sliders with local ground lamb, locally sourced blue vain cheese, in-house made tzatziki, locally-grown organic greens and in-house baked rosemary scented carmelized onion buns from Hart & Thistle Gastro Pub.  There's venison, and scallops, and, as always an amazing spread of Sushi and other Hamachi delicacies.   Not to mention brilliant wines, spirits, beers and more to pair them with.

If that's not enough to entice you to's what I wrote about 2010 and 2011 events.  So what are you waiting for!  I hope to see you there.  I'll be the one juggling plate, glass and camera!


Joanne said...

This festival sounds amazing! Way better than our food and wine festival here that is more about brands and sponsorship than good quality food.

me.alex said...

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