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  • hey guys samuel and audrey here and today we're taking you on a massive food

  • tour of the beautiful seaside city of halifax nova scotia canada

  • this summer we had the chance to spend a week exploring halifax in partnership

  • with tourism nova scotia and the cuisine was a real highlight you

  • hungry oh yeah me too our quest for a taste of the

  • maritimes led us to all sorts of restaurants

  • breweries distilleries pubs and outdoor patios

  • and we're going to be sharing them all with you in this video

  • someone was a little stuck we'll dive into the seafood scene with dishes

  • ranging from lobster roll to risotto with scallops and seafood linguini to

  • fusion mackey rolls we'll taste the beloved halifax donaire

  • which is the city's must try dish in a great street food snack we'll also visit

  • a few different craft breweries go on a sunset wine cruise and

  • do a spirits tasting inside the citadel so join us on this halifax food tour as

  • we check out some of the best canadian food in atlantic canada

  • the following is our halifax food guide so bring your appetite

  • okay so for today's dinner we are eating at the waterfront warehouse and we have

  • gone all out on the seafood we ordered their

  • seafood platter or two i would go as far as to call it a

  • seafood extravaganza yes it's got a little bit of everything

  • a full cracked atlantic lobster local oysters you get a shrimp cocktail

  • chilled crab marinated chilled mussels solomon gandhi house-made chutneys and a

  • cocktail sauce all served on crushed ice oh yeah

  • that's what we're eating but before we dive into the food

  • we have to show you our drinks i took this as an opportunity to try my very

  • first caesar this is a bit of a savory

  • cocktail featuring vodka tabasco worcestershire sauce and clamato juice

  • which is clam and tomato juice i really liked it and would recommend

  • trying it even if it's just once it's got pepperoni and olive

  • a pickle lemon lime a string bean that's a lot of variety

  • cheers husband cheers i'm having garrison irish red

  • which is a local beer very excited to try this one

  • it's a red one that's just the hair it's nice and refreshing i love it it's

  • gonna go great with the seafood

  • then it was time to eat first up oysters let's do this oysters gonna squeeze

  • some lemon juice on there cheers to you let's hope this works

  • always tastic

  • next up some lovely looking shrimp the shrimp o'clock guys and there's marinara

  • sauce look at that plump

  • succulent shrimp and it pairs perfectly with the marinara sauce

  • so apparently this next dish is called solomon gandhi i don't know if that's a

  • halifax thing or a nova scotia thing but it's pickled herring with capers and

  • red onions and they told me yeah i can put it on a cracker

  • grab some capers sour cream to cut the acidity of the pickledness

  • that's good yeah i thought you'd like it i've had something like this before

  • i do like them i love pickled harry i feel like we ate this when we were

  • traveling in northern germany along the baltic coast

  • we sure were eating pickled herring yeah we sure did we had a pickled

  • herring sandwich check out these big mussels

  • in here

  • let me tell you after my uh lobster incident in grand manan in brunswick

  • i need one of these you do i i don't think anyone's ever

  • sprayed as much lobster juice on themselves as possibly i have things

  • have been cracked already guys look i just have to tear off a piece and

  • it's good to go what are you gonna dip it in kosher how

  • about the aioli sauce yeah garlicky

  • i just love lobster i don't think we needed dessert after that meal

  • but you know us we decided to indulge a little with a slice of the pecan flan

  • with caramel and blueberries and the strawberry rhubarb crumble with

  • vanilla ice cream i think our food envy over here very

  • decadent and just dense

  • that's a winner for sure we ended that delightful first meal in halifax with an

  • evening wander along the waterfront

  • next up we're going to take you to the bicycle thief where we had one of our

  • best meals in halifax this is another restaurant situated on the waterfront

  • and they do north american food with an italian soul for my entree i ordered the

  • local scallops with a herb crumb crust lemon white wine and garlic butter they

  • were a thing of beauty and a wonderful explosion of flavors

  • i paired the dish with tidal bay a nova scotia white wine

  • is that what scalloped dreams are made of it sure is

  • so tender and how about your wine my argentine red

  • oh yeah sam's having a what yeah gold medallion a one we're familiar

  • with how's that how's the white it's so good

  • it's like refreshing and crisp perfect for seafood wonderful wonderful

  • wonderful meanwhile for his entree sam went for

  • the jumbo shrimp sauteed with garlic cognac and charred grape tomatoes with a

  • splash of cream it was an excellent start to the meal

  • shrimpy is my friend not just any kind not of any kind a jumbo shrimp

  • well dig on in oh i thought you never asked

  • okay i'm speechless that is so good yeah give

  • me a giant plate of that i know we still have pasta coming

  • i know we do the sauce is just amazing it pairs so well with the shrimp such

  • juicy succulent shrimp now time for the main dish the pasta

  • so i got the linguini with nova scotia lobster

  • this looks amazing it also has cherry tomatoes garlic

  • a splash of cream twirl that pork a piece of lobster

  • mandatory

  • i say oh my i love the chunks of lobster there's a lot of that in there guys i'm

  • going to try this if you come to halifax

  • so i am having creamy risotto with scallops dusted with pistachio and it

  • has lemon zest and mascarpone oh

  • kind of just feel like living at this restaurant and having them serve me new

  • dishes because everything's so good

  • after such a great lunch we couldn't resist trying a dessert or two

  • sam went for this lovely shortcake with caramel and pecans while i opted for the

  • lemon meringue pie

  • another halifax restaurant we enjoyed is salty situated on the harbour front

  • they offer both casual and fine dining and they have a nice outdoor patio

  • we opted for a casual lunch and grabbed the seed indoor since it was a bit windy

  • that day first up let me show you our drinks so

  • i've got a local india pal ipa yes thank you and i have a

  • cider yep and i accidentally ordered one from

  • toronto hometown representatives oh you get you

  • get mine is not intense mine is 95 points for

  • that it's really good though it's a brick

  • works yeah i'm pretty sure i've been there in

  • all fairness it was the only cider on the menu yeah so and it's so nice

  • i'm going local over here for our appetizer we got the bacon wrapped

  • scallops of the homemade cocktail sauce bacon and scallops is that what dreams

  • are made of green seriously that sounds like such a great combo and

  • my happy food place happy food place happy food dance done

  • raise the roof and we also ordered the nova scotia smoked salmon with sour

  • cream capers red onions and

  • this bread amazing smoked salmon it makes for the perfect appetizer because

  • you get several bites of it but you're not going to fill up too much

  • then on to our mains i chose their seafood chowder with a mix of local fish

  • and shellfish for his main sam decided to try a

  • lobster roll with a bit of a twist so this is a bit of a unique one it's on

  • the croissant can't wait to try it last time we had a bit more like a like

  • a submarine type of scene yeah yeah this is different

  • i could hear you bite into it it was so buttery and

  • flaky i know that i mean i'm just gonna say i wasn't

  • necessarily sold on the croissant form but now that i've bought it

  • like bitten into that buttery croissant just complements it so well

  • yes there was dessert once more i don't even know what to say

  • we have a bit of a sweet tooth we got a blueberry cake with vanilla ice cream

  • and whipped cream and it was the perfect little treat

  • now let's hop over to dartmouth for a look at the food scene just across the

  • water dartmouth is located on the eastern

  • shore of halifax harbor and it's just a 10 minute ferry ride over

  • they have an awesome foodie scene with lots of restaurants cafes and plenty of

  • craft breweries to choose from

  • time for another meal today we've crossed over to dartmouth on the ferry

  • and we are eating at the canteen it's going to be a light lunch because

  • we've been over indulging a little bit so i've ordered the crobster roll

  • crab and lobster oh yes i'm having both and you went for you're going for a snow

  • crab dip snow crab which includes cream cheese and crab

  • obviously my lie in the meantime some orange juice and a

  • little ginger beer for sam ginger beer you know

  • what ginger beer to me is the king of sodas

  • the king of sodas it's my favorite soda i mean second would be root beer

  • but ginger beer like a really good ginger beer is my favorite and i can't

  • wait to try this one because it's a local product

  • um it's from propeller and it also features ginseng as well

  • so i'm hoping it has lots of bite it's my first step

  • oh yeah that's a really good one you know what our server was telling us that

  • if you add some rum make it a little stormy it's even better

  • now this is a lobster roll i am proud look at that thing of beauty

  • look at the size it is overflowing with lobster and crab

  • it's a cropster so let's just bite on it look at that look at that i

  • know you're gonna be hearing that perfectly

  • toasted i'm insisting you share it looks so good

  • oh my gosh is that the lobster roll that dreams are made of

  • most definitely um the bun is so buttery and it's just loaded

  • loaded look at that it's jacked jack jack this is one of

  • those instances where i don't want to share

  • but you're going to i'm so excited to be trying

  • the snow crab dip and guys this is beautifully presented check that

  • out it's got olive oil drizzled on top with some different seasonings this dill

  • and of course it has plenty of cream cheese and these are

  • like homemade bread crackers if i had a choice between this and

  • hummus and i love hummus this is like 10 times better

  • the combination of seafood and cream cheese is just so amazing

  • once again we could not resist dessert are you noticing a theme here

  • so we got the carrot cake with roasted coconut and cream cheese icing

  • what can i say i think sam's face says it all

  • after that lovely meal and exploring a bit of dartmouth on foot we decided it

  • was time to hit up a brewery we chose brightwood brewery hello

  • greetings from dartmouth brightwood brewery

  • we're going to be having a flight of beer a flight i like to call it

  • sliders apparently it's actually called a flight of beer

  • there's seven different ones to choose from uh-huh i've taken

  • i've got four of them okay and we're also having the famous pies that you've

  • been telling me about yeah bumble pie humble pies they're what

  • new zealand style pies yeah savory pies savory pies but before that

  • i thought we'd try the beers here are some thoughts on the beer sam tried

  • first up vermont is for lovers a new england ipa

  • are you feeling the love i like the mom the citrusy

  • apple next was minutes california common lager

  • oh this one's sweeter i'm sure this is one that you i think would like

  • okay good to know then made me blush rose

  • ipa no this one you'd like even more oh yeah it's less um i mean i i prefer a

  • stronger beer and lastly bmac ipa memorial beer that

  • was pretty good too well i have to say the winner for me

  • right here hormones is for lovers sam is more of a stout and porter drinker when

  • it comes to beers so these were definitely more up my

  • alley but don't worry we drank them all now let's move on to

  • the pies humble pie is a popular pie shop in dartmouth specializing in savory

  • new zealand style pies quite a few people had recommended them

  • to us and we were planning to head there right after trying a few beers

  • but then we noticed that brightwood brewery had humble pies on their menu so

  • we got two of them we really enjoyed their beef and bacon

  • stroganoff pie with strips of beef in a rich and tangy mushroom gravy with

  • smoked bacon they have all sorts of pies to choose

  • from like butter chicken barbecue pulled pork chicken cranberry

  • brie and more so don't miss out on some humble pie

  • when you visit dartmouth that was a huge bite but that is so good

  • the meat is so tender and just like melts in your mouth it's really tasty

  • so for tonight's dinner we came to sea smoke

  • it's amazing for sushi and if you order enough rolls they'll prepare it in a

  • boat like this yeah so we got six different rolls i've

  • been going to town on it for a while and we've got our work cut out to finish

  • this um it's amazing i just love the different combinations and there's some

  • local ingredients too you can get lobster yeah it's just awesome

  • sea smoke was a recommendation from a local and it sure lived up to our

  • expectations this restaurant is located on the

  • harbour front and focuses on sushi and asian-inspired seafood

  • we opted for an assortment of makis after seeing a photo of their sushi

  • boats online we did three of their fusion rolls

  • including holy dynamite with tempura shrimp and barbecue eel

  • sea smoke with smoked salmon and black mamba with tempura shrimp and lobster

  • the mackies were super creative and bursting with flavor

  • aside from that we also got some of our favorite rolls like the spicy salmon and

  • the philadelphia roll we may have gotten a little carried away with all that

  • sushi but guess what we had for breakfast the

  • next morning

  • one really cool foodie activity we did in halifax was go on a winds on the

  • water tour aboard tall ship silva

  • so this evening you're doing a really fun tour this is called

  • wines on the water we're going to be out sailing for two hours

  • sampling five different nova scotian wines

  • perfect weather nice little breeze i'm on glass

  • number two and the scallops have just arrived

  • digby scallops this is one of our little

  • appetizers

  • how are you enjoying this saturday oh it's great so relaxing so fun

  • festive environment great wines great food

  • everyone's having a great time

  • we got to cruise along halifax harbor and up the northwest arm while enjoying

  • a charcuterie board grilled lobster tail and scallops and

  • various white and red wines from nova scotia it was a really fun evening out

  • and it ended with a dance party

  • of course no visit to halifax would have been complete without visiting the

  • alexander keith's brewery this brewery was founded in 1820 by

  • alexander keith himself who emigrated from scotland three years prior

  • this place is an institution here in halifax they weren't offering tours when

  • we visited but we still got to do a little tasting

  • sam went