Dining on the Ocean Floor
Burntcoat Head Park
611 Burntcoat Road, Burntcoat, B0N 2C0, Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley
The 2017 Season of Dining on the Ocean Floor is SOLD OUT! To be placed on a wait list for one of the dates, please email us with the following information: your preferred date, name, number of people, phone & email you will have access to close to the experience date, and whether you are looking for accommodations.
Enjoy a culinary experience like no other with a feast on the ocean floor. The meal was described by one guest as a “must do for your bucket list.”
The Flying Apron Inn & Cookery is once again offering our Dining on the Ocean Floor experience. This adventure includes a foraging tour with Jonathan Newell, the "Shore Boil" afternoon seafood feast, a private guided tour of beautiful Burntcoat Head Park, an intimate 3-course dinner in the ocean floor dining room, beverage pairings from Avondale Sky Winery and Meander River Farm & Brewery, and a sunset campfire on the ocean floor.
Your culinary adventure takes place at Burntcoat Head Park - the site of the world’s highest recorded tides located on the Bay of Fundy. In 2014 the Bay of Fundy was declared one of the Seven Natural Wonders of North America.
Arrive at Burntcoat Head and take a deep breath of fresh, salty air. It’s time to put on your rubber boots and grab your camera as your adventure begins. You will be greeted by your Flying Apron host and introduced to foraging expert Jonathan Newell from Newell’s Jewels Edibles for a foraging tour of the natural edibles that grow within the park.
The Shore Boil, your afternoon seafood feast, is a bowl brimming with the freshest Nova Scotia seafood cooked in white wine from Avondale Sky. Sample local craft beer from Meander River Farm & Brewery and local wine from Avondale Sky Winery as you enjoy your seafood feast atop the red rock cliffs. Avondale Sky’s Tidal Bay is award winning (Best in Class and Double Gold) and the perfect accompaniment for Nova Scotia lobster and seafood.
Next it’s time for your private tour of beautiful Burntcoat Head Park, home of the World’s Highest Recorded Tides. Your tour begins in the park with a walk down the stone stairs to the ocean floor to see fossils, tidal pool creatures and to see first-hand the impact of the powerful tides on the coastline. During the tour the tide will ebb to its lowest point and begin rising again.
At the end of your tour, you will be guided to the ocean floor dining room. Looking up at the high tide marks on the flower pot island and the high cliffs, you will be awed knowing that the area will be covered in 50 feet of water at high tide in less than 6 hours. Chef Velden and his team have been busy preparing some of the finest and freshest Nova Scotia foods for you to enjoy overlooking the incoming tide and the setting sun.
You dinner begins with the first course, Celebration Plate, a selection of fine Nova Scotia cheeses and charcuterie hand-made by Chef Velden, served with Flying Apron pickles and artisanal crackers. The second course, High Tide, Low Tide features a beautiful cut of local, pasture-raised beef, butter poached Nova Scotia lobster tail and succotash with organic vegetables, topped with foraged greens.
Enjoy beer and wine pairings with each course from Meander River and Avondale Sky. Be sure to try Meander's Surf & Turf Scotch Ale, made with peated malt and seaweed. This beer was created for Dining on the Ocean Floor and won Silver in the Experimental category at the Atlantic Canadian Beer Awards.
As the sun begins to set over Cape Blomidon in the distance, your third course is served. Sun & Moon Meet features fresh local berries, lavender phyllo and Grand Marnier mascarpone cream. Enjoy a cup of organic fair-trade tea or coffee or sample a dessert wine from Avondale Sky as you enjoy dessert.
Take your beverage with you as you head over to the campfire on the tidal flats. Enjoy the rest of the sunset from your spot around fire. Finally, it’s time to cross the ocean floor one last time and to say good night.
2017 EXPERIENCE DATES
Wednesday, July 5 (2:45-8:30 pm) SOLD OUT (Please contact us to be placed on the wait list for this event)
Friday, July 21 (3:00-8:45 pm) SOLD OUT (Please contact us to be placed on the wait list for this event)
Friday, August 4 (2:30-8:15 pm) SOLD OUT (Please contact us to be placed on the wait list for this event)
Saturday, August 19 (2:30-8:00 pm) SOLD OUT (Please contact us to be placed on the wait list for this event)
Friday, September 1 (1:30-7:15 pm) SOLD OUT (Please contact us to be placed on the wait list for this event)
Saturday, September 30 (12:45-6:30 pm) SOLD OUT (Please contact us to be placed on the wait list for this event)
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2017 Experience Costs:
$675/per couple +HST & Gratuity $350/per person +HST & Gratuity
For detailed information on the experience, including weather and cancellation policies, please visit our website.
Award Winning Partners
- Taste of Nova Scotia 2015 Prestige Award for Best Restaurant: Chef Inspired Casual Dining
- Eastlink Magazine’s Nova Scotia’s Best: Best Inn 2015
- Atlantic Canadian Wine Awards - 9 Medals Awarded including:
- 2015 Winery of the Year - Atlantic Canadian Wine Awards
- Winner for Best Red Wine - Atlantic Canadian Wine Awards
- Gold for Tidal Bay 2014 - Atlantic Canadian Wine Awards
- 2012 Traditional Method Pinot Noir, Blanc de Noir Brut Sparkling was voted favorite when going head to head against three other Nova Scotia Sparkling wines and four Traditional Method Champagnes.
- Atlantic Canadian Beer Awards 2015 Experimental Beers Silver Award for the Surf & Turf Scotch Ale, created specifically for the Dining on the Ocean Floor experience and made with peated malt and seaweed.
- In 2014 the Bay of Fundy was declared one of the Seven Natural Wonders of North America, along with the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park, the Everglades, Niagara Falls and the giant redwoods of California found in Sequoia National Park and Redwoods National Park.
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