Nova Scotians Prepare for Savour Fest


HALIFAX — February marks a month devoted to Nova Scotia’s Savour Food and Wine Festival, which is highlighted by its annual Savour Food and Wine Show Feb. 23, presented by the Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia.

“The event allows our members to showcase their best to consumers, helping them to discover the diversity the cuisine of Nova Scotia offers,” says Michael Howell, president, Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia of the yearly restaurant showcase that attracts top chefs, cooks, sommeliers and foodservice experts.

Held this year at Casino Nova Scotia, with an admission price of $79 plus tax, the show features grazing stations, more than 60 booths and various tastings and parings. Chefs cooking at the show this year include Michael Howell of Tempest Restaurant, Craig Flinn of Chives Bistro, Geir Simensen of Saege Bistro, Peter Whelton of The Port Pub and Bistro, and Alan Crosby of White Point Beach Resort.

Attendees will have the opportunity to taste chef creations while discovering the ‘blue-nose’ culinary scene. This year there’ll be a wine competition with the Association of Professional Sommeliers blind-tasting show wines and ranking them as Best White, Best Red and Best Spirit under and above $20.

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