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Nova Scotia restaurants showcased at winter food and wine events




Dec. 17, 2008, N.S. – One of the busiest seasons for Nova Scotia restaurants
happens this winter with major events showcasing the province's food and wine.



The
5th annual Savour Food and Wine event and the Nova Scotia Icewine Festival are
among the events highlighting Nova Scotia's unique culinary experiences.

For the past five years in February, the Savour Food and Wine festival has
showcased a month long celebration of food, wine and entertainment. From Feb. 1
to 28, food lovers can take part in wine and cheese pairings, a jazz brunch,
cooking programs and wine seminars. Events include the Nova Scotia rare and
fine wine tasting, vineyard tours, and forays into Nova Scotia cuisine with
"chef for a day" experiences.

The crowning event of the month is the sell-out Savour Food and Wine Show on
Feb. 26 in Halifax. Over 60 of the finest Nova Scotia restaurants offer
delicious and decadent samples from their menus, paired with a wide range of
local wines and beers.

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A new addition to Savour Food and Wine this year is the Winter Icewine
Festival. From Feb. 12 to 22, various dining locations and wineries will offer
wine tastings, gourmet dinners, cooking classes and food and wine pairing
events – all featuring Nova Scotia's internationally recognized icewines.

Winter in Nova Scotia is also the perfect time to visit the province's best
restaurants for the annual "Dine Out Nova Scotia" festival.
Participating restaurants offer three-course meals from a prix fixe menu from
Feb. 16 to March 1.