Dinner Out

Dinner Out: Unpredictable Dining by Tangled Garden

Dinner Out: Unpredictable Dining by Tangled Garden By Scott Campbell There is only one word to describe this dinner: magical. From the moment we left the parking lot and walked into the fairyland that is Tangled Garden, we were spellbound. We were greeted by one of our hosts, Lisa Boehme, as soon as we walked through the gate. She gave us a quick tour of the retail space and our “dining room” and then sent us off to explore the expansive and mystical gardens on our own. Before entering the rest of the garden we stopped and chatted with Alexandra,…
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Dinner Out: McGill’s Fabulous Flashback Dinner

Dinner Out: McGill’s Fabulous Flashback Dinner By Scott Campbell What an awesome trip back to the sixties and seventies with the fantastic crew at McGill’s in New Minas. This incredible idea for a themed dinner was done perfectly with the serving staff and the kitchen staff all wearing tie-dyed apparel. The cocktail menu for the evening evoked a lot of nostalgia for many of the diners. Original recipe Singapore slings were coming out on trays alongside the crowd favourite: “The Lost Annapolis.” The delicious drink has roots in Canada’s oldest settlement. You don’t get much more “retro” than that. But…
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Scott’s Top Devour Movie Picks

Scott’s Top Devour Movie Picks By Scott Campbell These are in no particular order and, other than The Hundred-Foot Journey, I’ve not seen any of these films. They made my list because of intriguing subject matter or a unique and enticing message that is being delivered. With the incredible Devour team hard at work all year and a bevy of incredible filmmakers, there really are no bad choices in any of the Devour Food Films. Here are the ones that I thought stood out for me: The Hundred-Foot Journey After a fatal tragedy, the Kadam family leaves India for a…
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Dinner Out: Campagnolo

Dinner Out: Campagnolo By Scott Campbell A few years ago, while attending the Devour Food Film Festival, I had the good fortune to be seated at a table with a couple from Toronto. I guess I should have known that when you’re seated at a table in Troy – A taste of the Mediterranean in the Heart of Wolfville – and being served food created by Calgary’s chef superstar, Connie DeSousa, great things are going to happen.  The couple seated with us was Nancy and Larry Miotto and we have remained great friends and Devour attendees ever since. So, this…
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Dinner Out: Dinner with Award-Winning Winemaker, Patrick Cantieni

Dinner Out: Dinner with Award-Winning Winemaker, Patrick Cantieni By Scott Campbell If you’ve read any of my articles before, you’ll know that I usually write about amazing culinary adventures I’ve had in restaurants here in the Valley and abroad. For this article I’m going to write about something a little different – I’m going to write about a meal I was invited to at a private home. After all, when Patrick Cantieni, an award-winning wine maker, invites you to dinner at his home and you happen to know his partner, Devon Koeller, is an accomplished cook in her own right,…
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Dinner Out: The New Naked Crepe

Dinner Out: The New Naked Crepe By Scott Campbell Even if you’re a resident or a frequent visitor to Wolfville you may not have noticed something pretty spectacular. The Naked Crepe has moved. It did not move far (next door actually), but what a difference a few meters can make for this Main Street restaurant. This new-and-improved Naked Crepe is awesome.  The square footage has been dramatically increased and the little Crepe Shop that Could… Did!! With nods to the old décor very evident – grey and lime colours – the design of the new restaurant has filled the space…
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Dinner Out: Applewoods Restaurant

Dinner Out: Applewoods Restaurant   By Scott Campbell   Applewoods restaurant made its appearance a little over 6 months ago in New Minas (at 5494 Prospect Road – next to the Forbes Kia dealership). From that time it has proven itself to be a fantastic family dining destination. They feature creative daily specials and have an extensive menu with plenty of variety to suit every taste. But what I want to talk about today is chicken wings. Lots and lots of chicken wings. Now, we can all agree that chicken wings are not anything new. But Applewoods has taken them…
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Dinner Out: Union Street Café Heart Attack Burger

Dinner Out: Union Street Café Heart Attack Burger By Scott Campbell Code Blue at Union Street Café!! Grab your stethoscope and head to Berwick’s Union Street Café and try their Burger Wars entry – The Heart Attack Burger.  From the first bite, the palpitations will begin. The burger looks impressive when it arrives at the table. This tower of beef and bun both promises to deliver a flavourful punch while, at the same time you find yourself wondering – how do I even start to eat this thing?! The juicy beef patty looks inviting enough but when you bite into…
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Dinner Out: Natalino’s Donair Burger

Dinner Out: Natalino’s Donair Burger By Scott Campbell Admittedly, the hamburger is one of my most favourite food groups however, the Donair, is a very close second. When I heard that Natalino’s in Kentville was offering up a Donair Burger for its Burger Wars entry, I was intrigued. When it occurred to me that someone had taken two of my most favourite things in the world and combined them to create a culinary thing of awe and deliciousness was when I knew the Burger Wars had reached a whole new level of creativity and spectacle. Their fresh made Donair Burger…
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Dinner Out: The Troy Lamb Burger

Dinner Out: The Troy Lamb Burger By Scott Campbell Yet another incredible addition to the Burger Wars (in support of Campaign for Kids) is the Troy Lamb Burger at the Troy restaurant in Wolfville. With their Mediterranean theme at full power Troy has launched a burger that I think is going to prove to be a real contender in this burger war. Using a 6oz, mouth-watering, Nova Scotian lamb patty, the chefs at Troy added crisp lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, cacik, and then loaded it with Feta cheese. The result is a juicy burger that is brimming with rich Mediterranean…
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