Join us nightly in July, August and September at participating restaurants for “kitchen parties,” featuring local musicians, songs and stories.
To truly experience the Yarmouth & Acadian Shores culture, take part in Musique de la Baie. This music by the sea extravaganza is a wonderful showcase of local talent & cuisine. Travel through the fishing villages & along the shores, stopping in at the various venues taking part in this musical showcase. Restaurants play host to kitchen parties as local musicians regale you with traditional song & stories of their people. Authentic Acadian dishes are served including the freshest seafood you've ever tasted caught from along these shores. The UNESCO Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve is home to the oldest Acadian region, still Acadian, in North America.
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Tuesday: Roadside Grill, 5:30-7:30 pm
Wednesday: Red Cap Restaurant, 6-8 pm
Thursday: Trout Point Lodge, 6-10pm; and Around the Bend, 6-8pm
Friday: Rudder's Seafood Restaurant, 7-10pm; Ye Olde Argyler Lodge, 5-9pm; and Les Beaux Vendredis, 6-9pm
Sunday: Peg's Family Restaurant, 5-7pm
Yarmouth & Acadian Shores is renowned for its vibrant music & musical expression is a cornerstone of local culture. Maritimers are known for fiddles romancing us with soft melodies and then exploding into jigs & reels that shake up the desire to dance or sing. In fact, Acadians have their own special word for this - a good party with lots of music is referred to as a "tyme".
At a Musique de la Baie kitchen party, expect just that - a kitchen party. Informal performances and interactions with the audience and you might even be invited to join in. The original compositions keep the performances fresh and entertaining. Entertainment will take place in both French and/or English, depending upon which local community you are in.
Roadside Grill (902) 837-5047/3334 Hwy 1, Belliveau Cove. Offering Acadian dishes, including rappie pie, seafood platters, steamer clams, and homemade pies. The restaurant overlooks St. Mary's Bay and has a patio for your enjoyment.
Les Beaux Vendredis (902) 769-8618/3255 Hwy 1, Belliveau Cove. Enjoy fresh lobster, clams and snow crab cooked on site at the Belliveau's Cove wharf in an outdoor setting overlooking beautiful St. Mary's Bay.
Around the Bend (902) 645-3313/8837 Hwy 1, Meteghan River. Specializing in seafood, this family friendly restaurant offers a large variety of dishes sure to suit everyone's tastes.
Trout Point Lodge (902) 482-8360/189 Trout Point Rd., East Kemptville. The intimate restaurant serves dinner en famille at long wooden tables. The house-smoked seafood, including salmon, scallops and swordfish are not to be missed!
Rudders Seafood Restaurant and Brew Pub (902) 742-7311/96 Water Street, Yarmouth. Located in an historic sail loft on the Yarmouth waterfront, Rudder's specializes in fresh seafood and houses a ten-barrel gravity flow brewery onsite. Enjoy a large outdoor patio overlooking picturesque Yarmouth harbour.
Peg's Family Restaurant (902) 742-7347/222 Main Street, Yarmouth. Located in the heart of downtown Yarmouth, Peg's offers home cooked comfort food in a cozy atomsphere overlooking the waterfront. Enjoy fresh seafood, homemade desserts and genuine Yarmouth hospitality!
Ye Olde Argyler Lodge (902) 643-2500/52 Ye Olde Argyler Rd., Lower Argyle. The Argyler is an 80 seat dining room and patio overlooking beautiful Lobster Bay. Be a part of the serenity of the water, the islands, the sunsets, the fields and the beautiful weathered cedar building all while enjoying a gourmet dining experience.
Red Cap Restaurant (902) 762-2112/1034 Route 335, West Pubnico. The Red Cap specializes in serving local fresh seafood and warm Acadian hospitality. All of the food is homemade with fresh ingredients.
Coupon code: P7836
Affiliations: Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia
Valid: July 1, 2013–September 30, 2013
Reservations are strongly encourged. Please contact restaurants directly. Purchase of a meal required when attending a Musique de la Baie performance.