The Watch That Ends the Night, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

If you search the net for the meaning of this absolutely brand new restaurant’s name you’ll see several references but co-owner Joe Gurba explains it this way:

“The Watch That Ends the Night is the name of a 1958 novel by Hugh MacLennan, born in Glace Bay, NS. It seeks to diagnose and describe a whole generation of Canadians who grew up in the depression, fought in the war, and built the modern Canada thereafter. More importantly, the novel’s name is taken from the hymn sung at Canadian soldiers’ funerals, and is a reference to the subjective experience of time.”  

What wonderfully idealistic way creating a name and ever so Nova Scotian !!!

Chef Mark Gray has made one of the strongest impressions on the East Coast culinary scene as any Maritime culinarian.  We first met at Brooklyn Warehouse where he introduced excellent regional ingredients in a rustic/fun atmosphere and where chef Stephanie Ogilvie continues his tradition.  He then opened Battery Park Beer Bar & Eatery before leaving to build his own place in the upstart area of Dartmouth across the harbour from downtown Halifax.  He begins with the ingredients from Nova Scotia then spins off with preparations from around the world.  Arctic char and salmon come from Burlington; scallops for his tartare from the Bay of Fundy; mackerel for the mousse he serves with creme fraiche.  All the cheeses with the exception of COW’S extra old cheddar, the world champion from P.E.I, come from Nova Scotia.

The bar may be unique. In true Nova Scotian fashion and to ward off any bone-chilling dampness, it stocks 25 different rums.

For Food Day Canada 2018, they’ve created a collaboration with Sugar Moon Farm a family-owned authentic maple experience deep in the sugar woods of Northern Nova Scotia near Tatamagouche


Contact The Watch That Ends the Night at the number below to reserve a Food Day Canada table.

Contactez The Watch That Ends the Night directement, au numéro ci-dessous, afin de faire votre Journée des terroirs réservation

The Watch That Ends the Night,
15 Kings Wharf Pl Unit 104,
Dartmouth, NS, B2Y 0C2

T: 902-402-9009

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