HALIFAX — Nova Scotia’s top culinary ambassadors were honoured this week at the Taste of Nova Scotia Prestige Awards, which were presented during the Tourism Industry of Nova Scotia Tourism Summit at Casino Nova Scotia.
“This is our opportunity to recognize and thank the passionate, dedicated people — the farmers, the fishermen, the chefs — who create the artisanal products that make our province a true culinary tourism destination,” said Janice Ruddock, executive director of Taste of Nova Scotia.
This year, Craig Flinn, owner of Chives Canadian Bistro in Halifax, was named the Gary MacDonald Culinary Ambassador of the Year. “There is something about standing in front of your peers, to have your peers recognize what you’ve done, not only this year, but I think over the last 10 or 11 years, that my restaurant has been open,” Flinn said in an interview with The Chronicle Herald.
Le Caveau, in Grand Pré, N.S., and Wild Caraway, in Advocate Harbour, N.S., were named Restaurant of the Year in the Chef Inspired Fine Dining category, while Trellis Café in Hubbards, N.S., took home the award for Restaurant of the Year in the Essence of Nova Scotia category. Fox Hill Cheese House in Port Williams, N.S., took home the Producer of the Year award.
For the complete list of winners, visit tasteofnovascotia.com.