Domaine de Grand Pré

We finished our anniversary celebration at Domaine de Grand Pré, the oldest winery in Nova Scotia and by far my favorite! We did the five o’clock tour, it was still hot, sunny, and there were gorgeous dark clouds over the vines. The tour was brief – we visited each type of grape Domaine de Grand Pré uses in their wines and discussed growing conditions, seasons, and the family who started the winery. After the tour, we went inside to the bar for a tasting of four whites, three reds, a sparkling wine and an ice wine. We bought our two favorite whites, Ortega and a 2009 L’Acadie for our next anniversary.

For supper we stayed on site and went to the award winning Le Caveau Restaurant. We sat inside to savor the air conditioning and munched on a basket of bread & butter and smoked salmon pate. To start we split a bowl of scallop & lobster chowder with spanish almond broth, spring onions and smoked paprika. Nate choose the buttered Morrocan chicken sauteed with peppers, garlic, dates and cashews on couscous with house-made chutney and I had an amazing entree of scallops & lobster on shredded zucchini rosti with seasonal vegetables smothered in a creamy savory sauce and washed down with a glass of Vidal Blanc.

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