HALIFAX — Top Nova Scotia producers and restaurant operators were recently honoured in Halifax at the 2011 Taste of Nova Scotia Prestige Awards, held at the annual Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia Summit.
Fleur de Sel won Restaurant of the Year for Chef Inspired Fine Dining, The Red Shoe Pub won Restaurant of the Year in the Essence of Nova Scotia category and Meadowbrook Meat Market earned the Producer of the Year accolade. The Gary MacDonald Culinary Ambassador of the Year award was presented to chef Alain Bossé of Alain Bossé Consulting.
“The winners represent innovation and expertise in our industry… They are committed to improving business and promoting culinary excellence in Nova Scotia,” said Janice Ruddock, executive director of Taste of Nova Scotia. “With over 900 nominations it is clear to see consumer favourites and that consumers care about where their food comes from, who prepares it and the importance of supporting local businesses.”
Nominations were made by members of the public as well as Taste of Nova Scotia members, and the final award winners were chosen by a panel of judges and approved by the Board of Directors.
For the full list of winners, visit tasteofnovascotia.com.