Celebrating Nova Scotia culinary excellence

In Nova Scotia, we offer unique, unforgettable culinary experiences. It’s the passion of our people, the fishers, the farmers, the chefs, the brewmasters and the winemakers that set us apart from other regions of the country and the world. Everything we celebrate is unique to who we are as Nova Scotians – our geography, our climate and the character of our people.

About the Taste of Nova Scotia Awards

The Taste of Nova Scotia Awards launched in 2007 as a way to recognize and celebrate the culinary leaders in Nova Scotia; the people and products that are at the heart of Nova Scotia’s great culinary experiences and successes. The Taste of Nova Scotia Awards are the only province-wide awards program that celebrates Nova Scotian culinary producers, developers, exporters, and servers, from Yarmouth to Cape Breton – and everywhere in between.


  • Restaurant of the Year: This award recognizes a Taste of Nova Scotia restaurant member who delivers an authentic Nova Scotia dining experience. From the locally-inspired menu to the atmosphere, and of course great maritime hospitality and service.

  • Producer of the Year: This award recognizes a Taste of Nova Scotia producer member who demonstrates all-around high quality and value within their business sector. The winner will prove to be a leader in the production of the best culinary products in the province.

  • Server of the Year: This award recognizes a Nova Scotia server who demonstrates a passion for what they do. They go above and beyond to ensure a fantastic Nova Scotia culinary experience for every guest.

  • Product of the Year: This award recognizes a Taste of Nova Scotia member product that embodies the essence of Nova Scotia – it is memorable, unique and proudly local.

  • Culinary Ambassador: This award recognizes an individual, group or organization who exemplifies Nova Scotia as an international culinary destination. They eat, drink, sleep and breathe Nova Scotia!


2018 nominations

You’ve been sipping and tasting all that Nova Scotia has to offer. You’ve listened to the waves crashing after a sea-side lobster boil, you’ve shopped and sampled all of our authentic local products – now it’s time to nominate your favourites for the Taste of Nova Scotia Awards!

2018 nomination period: July 1 – August 31



Get your nominations in by August 31 for our 2018 Taste of Nova Scotia Awards!

Gabrieau’s is the proud recipient of:​​
  • Where to Eat in Canada ~ Star rating 17 consecutive years

  • Taste of NS ~ Restaurant of the Year ~ Chef Inspired Fine Dining

  • RRFB Nova Scotia 15th annual Mobius Awards of Environmental Excellence
    ~ Green award for excellence in recycling, reducing, and composting.

  • Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia ~ Best Restaurant Wine List ~ Best Green Restaurant ~ Imbibe Best Cocktail - Haskaparita

  • Excellence in Business Award ~ Chamber of Commerce

  • ​​2008 Ethics in Business Award ~ Maritime Better Business Bureau

  • ​​CAA and Triple A Three Diamond Award

Supported Links

Link to Three Shores Nova Scotia
Link to Three Shores Nova Scotia

Gabrieaus 2012