Dining on the Ocean Floor
Burntcoat Head Park
611 Burntcoat Road, Burntcoat, B0N 2C0, Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley
Please note: 2018 dates for Dining on the Ocean Floor will be announced in early 2018. To be notified of the 2018 season dates, please sign up for our Dining on the Ocean Floor email notification list here.
Savour this culinary adventure like no other at the site of the world’s highest tides. Meet brewers, winemakers and forage for your salad between courses. Then take a seat at an elegant dining table for an intimate dinner on the ocean floor, finished with a sunset campfire.
When you arrive at Burntcoat Head, the site of the world’s highest tides, its no wonder why the area was declared one of the Seven Natural Wonders of North America! Put on your rubber boots and grab your camera as you set off on a culinary adventure like no other! Alongside a local foraging expert, Jonathan Newell from Newell’s Jewels Edibles you’ll see, touch, and taste the natural edibles that grow within the park.
Following your foraging tour, you’ll enjoy an afternoon seafood bowl atop the red rock cliffs. Brimming with the freshest Nova Scotia seafood cooked in white wine from Avondale Sky, your meal will be paired with a local craft beer from Meander River Farm & Brewery, made exclusively for this Experience, and award-winning Tidal Bay wine from Avondale Sky Winery.
After lunch, you’ll be led on a private tour of beautiful Burntcoat Head Park. Walk down the stone stairs to the ocean floor to see fossils, tidal pool creatures and the impact of the powerful tides on the coastline. During the tour, the tide will ebb to its lowest point and begin rising again. The tour ends at an elegantly-set dining table on the ocean floor.
Looking up at the high tide marks on the surrounding cliffs and island, you’ll be awed knowing that the area will be covered in 50 feet of water in less than 6 hours! Chef Velden and his team will indulge you in a three-course meal of local specialties, paired with craft beer and local wine.
As the sun dips into the horizon, you’ll head over to a campfire on the tidal flats for a beautiful vantage of the sunset, watching the tide come in.
2017 Experience Menu:
- Lunch Course – Shore Boil: a bowl brimming with the freshest Nova Scotia seafood cooked in white wine from Avondale Sky.
- 1st Course – Celebration Plate: Selection of fine Nova Scotia cheeses and charcuterie hand-made by Chef Velden, served with Flying Apron pickles and artisanal crackers.
- 2nd Course – High Tide, Low Tide: A beautiful cut of local, pasture-raised beef, butter-poached Nova Scotia lobster tail and succotash with organic vegetables, topped with foraged greens. Craft beer and wine pairings with each course from Meander River and Avondale Sky.
- 3rd Course – Sun & Moon Meet: Fresh local berries, lavender phyllo and Grand Marnier mascarpone cream. Enjoy a cup of organic fair-trade coffee or tea or sample a dessert wine from Avondale Sky as you enjoy dessert.
2017 Dates & Times:
- Wednesday, July 5 (2:45pm-8:30pm) SOLD OUT
- Friday, July 21 (3:00pm-8:45pm) SOLD OUT
- Friday, August 4 (2:30pm-8:15pm) SOLD OUT
- Saturday, August 19 (2:30-8:00 pm) SOLD OUT
- Friday, September 1 (1:30pm-7:15pm) SOLD OUT
- Saturday, September 30 (12:45pm-6:30pm) SOLD OUT
2017 Price: $350 per person; $675 per couple
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.
Conditions: Tax and Gratuity extra. For detailed information on the experience, including weather and cancellation policies, please visit our website.
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