NS Local Food Hero 2010

I haven’t said anything about this yet here, but Meagan and I got to take a little trip to the city a couple weeks ago.  We attended a Restaurant Association dinner where we picked up the NS Local Food Hero Award.  It’s given by Select Nova Scotia and the I’m super excited about it, because it really means something to me.  It’s given to a restaurant that promotes local food to their customers, and participates in activities to promote local agriculture and profile local food products.  Previous winners Chives and Fid are great company.  And it came with a whole bunch of Nova Scotian wine.

Coincidentally, this quote from Julia Child found its way to me this week:

The measure of achievement is not winning awards. It’s doing something that you appreciate, something you believe is worthwhile. 

Well hallelujah for that!! 
Melyssa and I went on a little wine tour back in the summer to round out the Cafe’s selection of NS wine and it really blew my mind.  The wineries are all beautiful and the wines are great.  If you’re from here and want to take a little trip without leaving the Valley, it’s a wonderful way to spend an afternoon!  If you’re not from here, it truly is a reason to come.  For a guide, check out the Nova Scotia Winery Association’s website.