As the sun begins to set over the Atlantic Ocean, follow the symphony of surf to her shoreline to embark on a savoury evening feast of the senses well into the night. Nova Scotia is Canada’s Ocean Playground, at her lowest tide, the Atlantic offers a stunning stretch of white sand, a truly unique setting paired with a 4 course Taste of Nova Scotia infused dining experience.
Under the cloak of darkness, follow Executive Chef Alan Crosby, Sommelier Dan Tanner and Dark Sky Interpreter Paul Lalonde into the dark, as they guide you on a culinary journey into the night sky, surfside to the stars and back.
For starters…let’s get to know each other…
(Please note: Sample Menu described, seasonally influenced Menu to be revealed 1 month prior to Feast Dates)
Come gather ‘round the bonfire – the original social network – to learn about the constellations in a most illuminating manner. We’ll get started with Sundown Mussels: Steamed over the open fire with chipotle, smoked tomato and cream, let’s give a toast to the evening with Benjamin Bridge Nova 7.
Following the boardwalk to the beach, your seat at the dinner table awaits. Join Chef Alan Crosby as he prepares your next two courses, alongside your table on the beach, paired and served with selections made by our Sommelier Dan Tanner.
From the sea, your second course features Twilight Lobster on Toast: House-baked star brioche, Shelburne County lobster, double smoked bacon, cream and cognac paired with Blomidon Reserve Chardonnay
As sunset kisses the surf, it’s time for “Darkness” Braised Shortribs: Braised for 6 hours in Boxing Rock’s “The Darkness” dark ale, roasted chilies and cocoa, parsnip mash and vegetables. Paired with Luckett Vineyards Black Cab
As darkness falls, it’s time for a beach stroll into the night sky. A decadent sea-salty dark chocolate dessert awaits at the far end of the beach, the stars will light your way. With Paul Lalonde as your guide, strolling down the 1km beach you’ll explore the constellations, moon and our shoreline. With ‘night vision’ settling in, you’ll be delighted by what you’ll ‘sea’ as all your senses come alive and your mind soars with the ancient tales of the stars, including the Mi’kmaw and other cultures. Our beach at night is a magical and timeless place to discover.
It’s the perfect evening for a night cap, follow Paul as he leads you to our secret location for a Blind Wine Tasting with Sommelier Dan Tanner. With blindfolds donned, Dan will tease your palate through five of Nova Scotia’s Vineyards. One at a time, you’ll sip and savour his star-studded selection, being rewarded with a greater awareness and appreciation of the evolving and distinct Tastes of Nova Scotia.
Star struck, White Point’s Stellar Beach Feast concludes with a meandering stroll back to the Main Lodge guided by the constellations!
Price: $260 per person plus HST
Reservations are required and can be booked by calling 1.800.565.5068 ext 1
Please note: A minimum of 10 guests is required to host each event, maximum is 16. Must be 19 years to attend.
Why end your evening now? Let the symphony of surf lull you to sleep tonight. A variety of accommodations and packages are available to pair with your Stellar Beach Feast, be sure to book your accommodations at the time of reserving your seats and receive 10% off White Point or Lakeside Retreat guest rooms.
Good to Knows
We’ll be spending the evening outside on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, come prepared for anything! Here are a few suggestions for your consideration:
- Wear comfortable footwear. Your dining experience will involve walking on the beach as well as on land, sandals and shoes with flat soles are recommended.
- Wear and bring warm clothing, dressing in layers for comfort is recommended. As the sun sets, her warmth is replaced by cooler evenings, and sometimes even fog, bring along a sweater. Blankets will be provided for your convenience.
- While we make efforts to ensure the beach is accessible, it is important to note that the beach, boardwalks and terrain will be uneven and are not fully accessible.
- Please note that the Taste of Nova Scotia menu inspired by the sea is predetermined and unable to accommodate allergies and sensitivities.
- Guests must be 19 years to participate.
We have taken great strides to plan our Stellar Beach Feasts around Mother Nature. Taking into consideration low tide, the moon cycles and night sky viewing, however, Mother Nature ultimately has the final say. We will monitor the weather forecast in the days leading up to the pre-scheduled Feast dates and will keep in touch with registered guests, making the final call at least 24 hours prior to the event. In the event that our scheduled date is cancelled due to rain or forecasted weather that is unconducive to dining on the beach and enjoying a night hike, we will cancel the Feast and extend a full refund to guests.
Due to the uniqueness of this experience, guests needing to cancel their reservation for the Stellar Beach Feast will need to do so at least 10 days prior to their reservation to receive a full refund. Cancellations made within less than 10 days will be subject to the full cost of the event. Please note that group bookings of more than 2 people may be subject to additional fees. Cancellations must be made by contacting White Point Beach Resort by phone at 800.565.5068 ext 1.