YARMOUTH - The 7th annual Yarmouth Seafood and Wine Extravaganza starts serving up local fare on Friday, Aug. 10 with the VON Surf or Turf dinner on the waterfront in the tent from 5-8 p.m.
Guests can choose from a lobster or steak dinner served with all the trimmings. There is musical entertainment at this event, which is a big fundraising event for VON. Tickets are available by calling 902-742-4512.
On Saturday, Aug. 11, the Fish Fiesta happens in the tent behind Rudder’s Seafood Restaurant and Brew Pub.
This year’s community organizations include Knights of Columbus (seafood chowder); Le Village historique acadien de la Nouvelle-Écosse (oldest recipe for seafood casserole in NS); the Tuna Museum in Wedgeport (shrimp skewers); the Acadian museum (steamed mussels); the Princess Tea (fish casserole); the Yarmouth County Museum (steamed clams); TH’YARC (fish cakes) and the Shark Scramble (BBQ shark).
Seafood Extravaganza board member Carol Hill Bojarski says the event represents the non-profit organizations in the area and hopes people turn out to enjoy the food and support the various causes.
“Many other local organizations will be in attendance such as Song of the Paddle, Tusket Island Tours, local artists painting and showing their crafts and promoting their books all about life in our area,” she said.
Tickets are available on site.
On Sunday, Aug. 12, at the Rodd Grand Convention Centre, three executive chefs will be presenting seafood demonstrations.
Chef Dale Nichols from the Digby Pines Resort and Spa will be working with scallops, using a recipe from his new cook book, Palette to Palate, which will be available at the event. The book was a collaboration between chef Dale and renowned artist, Lynda Shalagan.
Chef Cory McLaughlin from Hatfield House will be working with fresh local tuna.
The third chef is a surprise duo that Bojarski says “will be worth the wait.”
There will be 15 restaurants represented at the event, serving a range of seafood items that will include smoked salmon, fresh salmon, oysters, bacon wrapped scallops, deep fried lobster tails, fish tacos and more.
Breweries are a great representation of the local community, says Bojarski, and will also be taking part. Rudders Brew Pub, Heritage Brewing Co., Tusket Falls Brewing Co., Boxing Rock and Roof Hound will all be represented. Beavercreek Winery, Casa Nova Fine Beverages, Petite Riviere Winery, and Grand Pre will be represented along with Still Fired Distilleries.
There will also be the introduction of chef Hana Tsunomata, into the local restaurant world.
Where to obtain tickets for Sunday’s (Aug. 12) Seafood Extravaganza:
Tickets ($55) are available at the Rodd Grand or online