The Flying Apron Cookery: A Local Food Restaurant
At The Flying Apron, our motto is We Do Local! Our local food menu is seasonal and changes weekly (or more often!). We do this to feature what is being harvested by our farmers and to account for our use of whole animals. The majority of our menu ingredients come from within 15 mins of the restaurant; including sustainable fish, organic produce, organic fruit and lamb and pork raised just down the road on our Partner Farm: Ironwood Farm.
Cheers to Local Food!
Our celebration local food begins with our beverage menu here at The Flying Apron Cookery. We have carefully selected locally produced beverages to pair with your meal. From Local wine and beer to house-made sweet tea and fresh lemonade. We are also proud to offer selections from Just Us! Organic & Fair Trade Coffee Roasters, Halifax’s Propeller Brewing Co. and Lunenburg’s Terra Beata Juice.
New Menu Weekly
Our menu changes each week to feature the freshest Nova Scotia ingredients. In addition to the mouth-watering weekly specials, you can find some standard menu items like our House-made Burger and Vegan Burger; a Fresh Pasta; a House Cured Brisket Sandwich; Sustainable Seafood Chowder and a Seasonal Salad Bowl. We try our very best to accommodate allergies and dietary restrictions for our guests and offer gluten free and vegetarian options.
Save Room for Dessert!
To complete your meal you will find a stunning selection of desserts all lovingly made in our kitchen. Our dessert selections change almost daily and may include a Strudel or Pie, Gluten Free Chocolate Cake, Crème Brûlée, the ever-popular Lemon Tart and our one of a kind Cream Cheese Pie. Be sure to save room for something sweet and a cup of Just Us! Organic Fair Trade Coffee or Tea on your next visit.
As a certified Ocean Wise Member (Vancouver Aquarium’s Sustainable Seafood Certification), we are proud to use only sustainable seafood at the Flying Apron. Why does sustainable seafood matter? Fish stocks around the world are decreasing; overfishing and pollution are wreaking havoc on our ocean ecosystems. The way we cultivate or harvest seafood and the quantity of the fish stocks we are using is directly linked to the health and longevity of our Oceans and Marine Life.
While our priority is to feature sustainably managed Nova Scotia fish and seafood, including (but definitely not limited to) Weir-Caught fish, land-based farmed fish from Sustainable Blue, Hook & Line Caught Haddock and NS Lobster. You will occasionally find other Sustainable Canadian Seafood offerings on our menu.
As a member of the Taste of Nova Scotia Chowder Trail, we proudly feature a 100% sustainable Seafood Chowder on our menu.
At the Flying Apron we source approximately 90% of our food ingredients locally, even in the winter! It’s not uncommon to see a farmer or two delivering fresh products through our front door during your visit. Our strong partnerships and relationships with our farmers, fishermen/fisherwomen and producers allow us to have a hand in growing the local economy in our community and province, all while offering the freshest and best tasting products to our customers. Most of our partner farms are certified organic or practicing sustainable farming methods. By purchasing local and organic we support sustainable food production and Land & Water preservation here in Nova Scotia.
Buying local also allows us to help grow the economy in our community and province. All while offering the freshest and best products to our customers.
The wineries and breweries in Nova Scotia are producing great products and putting our province on the map for those seeking delicious, small batch beer and award-winning wine. Our food pairs beautifully with Nova Scotia beverages and we are proud to feature only local products on our Beverage Menu.
We are especially happy to partner with Meander River Farm & Brewery and Avondale Sky Winery. Together we form a “Trio of Taste” in West Hants County where we are supporting local communities and helping to show the world all that our region has to offer.
What our customers are saying about the Flying Apron
Found this Cookery while on a NS tour and were impressed with the setting, gardens, building, food! Oh, and the service! We recommend it highly and will seek the Cookery out when we return to that area! Thank you!5 Stars! ~ Lynne Michelle Yantha on Facebook, June 2015
Our waitress was super, she told us all about the menu items, ingredients and cooking classes they offer. She made recommendations and we absolutely loved our meal! We split the Seafood Chowder and Pig Fish as well as the Rueben sandwich with those awesome potatoes! I was in heaven. We sat out on the deck and watched the chickens and listened to the bull frogs in the lily pond. Excellent service and a wonderful meal. We’ll be back again and again.“To Die For!” ~ Smoogies on TripAdvisor, July 2015
Very nice light dinner. Nice wide open dining area that is very clean. Menu is on one page and includes a good variety. My wife enjoyed the well-proportioned local burger and very good fried potatoes and onions. I had the fish chowder with trout, haddock in a light broth and accompanies with rye bread. We shared a great warm strudel with fig, date, walnut, vanilla ice cream and fresh whipped cream – mmm. Attentive and friendly service. I would expect a return visit this summer.“20 minutes from Windsor and worth the drive” ~ Greg C. on TripAdvisor, May 2015