Freshly Pressed

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By Peter Rockwell Roll out the glassware While most Nova Scotians will say that any glass is a rum glass, the Final Touch Rum Roller ($30, chapters.indigo.ca) will put a new spin on their favourite spirit. Resembling a stubby wine decanter, its wide bottom has enough space for two stainless steel chilling balls (included) that,…

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SPARKLING HORS D’OEUVRES

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By Kathy Jollimore Champagne and other sparkling wines are truly the drinks of celebration, pairing well with everything from classics such as caviar and oysters to less traditional pairings. SAY “CHEERS” Toast friends, and the world of sparkling wines. Country Language Word Pronunciation Translation France French A Votre Santé Ah vo-tre sahn-tay To Your Health…

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OUR LOCAL EXPERTS: LOCAL SIPS & BITES

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A BITE OF WHAT’S TO COME IN 2017 BY LIA RINALDO, MANAGING DIRECTOR, DEVOUR! THE FOOD FILM FEST We’re wrapping up another stellar year and dreaming of an even more delicious 2017. Looking at food trends globally, we’re still a few light years away from having our food delivered by drones, reproducing it with 3D…

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A POTLUCK NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATION

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By Annie Brace-Lavoie Over are the days of formal white-tie New Year’s Eve celebrations that undoubtedly leave the host stuck in the kitchen while their guests celebrate without them. Why not get everyone involved and host a New Year’s potluck instead? The beautiful thing about a potluck dinner is being able to embrace the chaos…

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Maple: The Original Slow Food

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Jib Nasrallah, NSLC Sommelier and Wholesale Account Manager Acadian Maple 2 servings Ingredients 1 1/2 fl oz George Dickel Rye Whiskey 1/ 4 fl oz The Black Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky 1/4 fl oz Grand Marnier 3/4 fl oz lemon juice 1/2 fl oz Grade A Maple Syrup 2 small orange wedges, rind on 3…

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CONTEMPORARY VERSUS CLASSIC COCKTAILS

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By Jared Wall, LevelBar, The Prince George Hotel The Contemporary: Silver Dart Add 1 1/2 fluid ounces gin, 1/2 fluid ounce each of Lillet, maraschino liqueur, lemon juice and lavender syrup* to a shaker. Add ice and shake very hard for 15-20 seconds. Strain into a Champagne flute or coupe. Invert grapefruit peels over the drink and…

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