FESTIVAL BITES – Wednesday, October 24

Day 2- Tonight’s the Night!

Please join us in offering a warm Maritime welcome to our guest curator, Chef Sam Kass! The Taste of Nova Scotia Opening Gala Reception officially kicks off the festival starting tonight at 5:30pm at the Fountain Commons. Discover some of Nova Scotia’s finest chefs and beverage producers while you mix and mingle. Our media partners, CBC Nova Scotia, will be broadcasting live from the event featuring interviews with Devour! guests. Once you’re filled to the brim, head down to the Al Whittle for our Opening Night Gala film, Jiro Dreams of Sushi plus two short films: the winner of this year’s Nourish Nova Scotia Food & Film Challenge and Nova Scotia directed by The Perennial Plate. Following the screening, Chef Sam Kass will be interviewed by returning festival host, Bob Blumer, and sign copies of his new cookbook, Eat a Little Better: Great Flavor, Good Health, Better World.

CBC BLACK BOX COOKING CHALLENGE

CBC Nova Scotia News Hosts Amy Smith, Tom Murphy and Ryan Snoddon go head-to-head in a friendly food competition this morning at at 11am. They’ll join three Devour! chefs in our first-ever CBC Black Box Cooking Challenge: The Pros meet the Press. Teaming up with the supper-hour news trio are Shane Robillard (Fox Harb’r Resort), Amanda Bezanson (The Henley House) and Andy Hay (Andy’s East Coast Kitchen). The judges of this culinary face-off are Devour! host Bob Blumer, food photographer/blogger Michelle Doucette and Wolfville Mayor Jeff Cantwell. Highlights will be aired on CBC Nova Scotia News Wednesday, Oct. 24 and uploaded to CBC Nova Scotia’s Facebook page. Come down to the Wolfville Farmers Market to see the competition unfold!

NOVA SCOTIA WINE

Take advantage of your Wednesday by indulging in Nova Scotia Wine. Wolfville sits mere minutes from wine country with plenty of wineries, breweries and cider houses to explore. Our first workshop of the festival, Naturally Cultivated in our Terroir, takes a deep dive into Nova Scotia Sparkling & Ice Wines. Guided by local sommeliers Kim Cyr & Amy Savoury, you’ll learn why Nova Scotia terroir is perfect for producing world-class sparkling wines similar to northern France and Champagne. Want to take a refreshing tour through the beautiful Gaspereau Valley? Our Bubbles Bus takes you for tastings at two of the region’s finest purveyors of traditional method sparkling wines – Benjamin Bridge and L’Acadie Vineyards.

Eat it Up! Drink it in!

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Devour! The Food Film Fest (Devour!) is a transformative food and film experience combining cinematic excellence with extraordinary gastronomic activities. The annual six-day festival hosts 100+ events, celebrated filmmakers and high-profile chefs from around the globe. Devour! takes place in Wolfville, Kings County, the agricultural heartland of Nova Scotia; home to a thriving wine industry and hospitable community with a longstanding farm-to-table ethos. Devour! aims to inspire people to think differently about food and create a deeper connection to it.