I had an amazing time this past weekend at the Tall Ships celebration in Halifax, Nova Scotia. One of the best things about the entire event was a special food fair that was set up by Taste of Nova Scotia.
But just what is Taste of Nova Scotia, you may ask? Well…in their own words:
“Taste of Nova Scotia is a unique, province-wide, marketing program, whose members are committed to offering the very best culinary experience Nova Scotia has to offer. Nova Scotia is quickly becoming a recognized destination for food and beverage experiences. Whether you are looking for a restaurant, agriculture, fishery or specialty product, beer, wine or whiskey scotch, Taste of Nova Scotia is your destination for quality local food experiences. Taste of Nova Scotia is committed to providing you, the consumer with the knowledge and understanding to “taste” your way through this wonderful province. Your Nova Scotia table awaits…Bon Appetit!”
Whew! Didja get all that? All I know is that I absolutely love the food that’s available in Nova Scotia (it beats eating the same old bananas in the jungle any day of the week!) and this group is awesome because they celebrate and promote the wonderful food choices that are available out there that we may not even know about.
The food fair itself was an incredible experience. From Bramoso Pizza to Propeller Brewing to Sugah Confections, this fair had something for everybody. I think Taste of Nova Scotia’s website actually did a great job of promoting each vendor in two of their own blog posts:
Taste of Nova Scotia Food Fare by the Sea: Trolling the seas of foodie adventure (Part 1)
Taste of Nova Scotia Food Fare by the Sea: Trolling the seas of foodie adventure (Part 2)
One of the things that the food fair did was help to expose me to Taste of Nova Scotia itself and just what they have to offer a capuchin like myself with nothing but eager taste buds and time on my hands.
First off, I found out about their 2012 Culinary Guide! If you plan on eating in Nova Scotia but yet don’t have a copy of this in your hands yet, what are you doing?? This thing is awesome!! It features over 140 listings of some of the best restaurants, culinary experiences and producers from across the province.
Free copies of the Taste of Nova Scotia Culinary Guide (that’s me holding one on the left) are available at member locations, Nova Scotia Visitor Information Centres, select NSLC outlets and various accommodation providers throughout the province. Or better yet, simply click here to order your free copy online!!
Another thing I learned about them is how much information I can find out about them, the 140+ members, chef profiles, events, and so much more on their website! The site just has so much information to offer, you’d be silly to not take advantage of it!
So the next time you’re wondering what to have for supper, turn to the Taste for some information! They won’t steer you wrong and you’ll be happy you used their information to help make your edible decisions easier!
Don’t forget to follow them on Facebook and Twitter, and then sign up for their newsletter!
Have any ideas on where in the Maritimes I should show up next? Know of a great local business that you think should get some exposure? Are you a small business owner who would like to promote your product? I would LOVE to hear from you!
Just send me an email at RomanChimpsky@gmail.com and let me know!