Le Caveau, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia

Owned and operated by the visionary Stutz family, Domaine de Grand Pré Winery opened its doors in 2000 and is the oldest ‘farm’ winery in Atlantic Canada…it has also become one of the leaders in Canadian wine.  Le Caveau is rapidly becoming one of the finest dining experiences in Nova Scotia and Eastern Canada. In August 2011, Wine Access Magazine dubbed Le Caveau as “one of the 20 finest places to eat and drink ” in their article “The World’s Best Winery Restaurants.”  Le Caveau has been honoured with the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence annually for years.

In 2009 Le Caveau was named Restaurant of the Year by Taste of Nova Scotia. The credit goes to Chef Jason Lynch and his partner Beatrice Stutz. What’s so neat it that their accolades largely predate the current flurry around local food.

They were one of the very early adopters of the Tidal Bay appellation designation which was begun in 2012.  It was an important step inasmuch as the wine growers wanted to showcase special wines that reflected not only the terroir of the region but the ocean that borders it.

Chef Lynch’s attention to local production is deep and true.  Working the front of the house, Beatrice is expert at pairing the Grand Pré wines with their seasonally changing menu. On my last visit, Jason served forth seared foie gras with a sweet potato puree and a wild chanterelle relish and Beatrice poured a chilled Pomme D’Or, their apple ice wine which pays homage to the ancient orchards of the Annapolis Valley that were originally planted in the 1600s. It was a phenomenal dish!  No matter what dish you choose on the menu, she will pair it perfectly!

Contact Le Caveau at the number below to reserve a Food Day Canada table.

Contactez Le Caveau directement, au numéro ci-dessous, afin de faire votreJournée des terroirs réservation.

Le Caveau
11611 Hwy 1, Box 105,
Grand Pre,
Nova Scotia B0P 1M0
T: 902 542 7177

 

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