Press Releases January 31, 2020

Dine Around 2020 Hits Halifax Starting Tomorrow

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January 31, 2020 – Halifax, Nova Scotia: Throughout the month of February, Halifax is celebrating its diverse and incredible culinary culture. Foodies are invited to visit more than 70 restaurants across the city as part of Dine Around which runs from February 1-29, 2020. Each participating restaurant is offering a specially priced curated menu with some also making a donation to Feed Nova Scotia.

“Participation in Dine Around has more than doubled since 2018, and we’re incredibly excited with the interest and growth in recent years” says Erica Pellerin, vice president, marketing and visitor experience with Discover Halifax, the region’s not-for-profit destination marketing organization. “With a record number of restaurants participating this year, Dine Around spotlights Halifax as one of Canada’s premier food and drink destinations.”

Diners can explore different parts of Halifax and restaurants to sample appetizers, drinks, or specially priced meals for $10, $20, $30, $40 and $50. Both lunch and the $10 menu option are new offerings this year. Plus, five hotels are offering reduced rates throughout the campaign, so diners can plan a February getaway and explore different restaurants and areas of the city they might not have otherwise.

The Dine Around campaign was first launched by the Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia (RANS). It started as part of the Savour Food & Wine festival which is now in its 17th year. The highly anticipated Savour Food & Wine show will take place February 20, 2020 and showcases over 70 of Nova Scotia’s finest restaurants, wines and beverages at the state-of-the-art Halifax Convention Centre.

“February is an exciting month for foodies living in and visiting Halifax, says Gordon Stewart, executive director with RANS. “The Savour Food & Wine festival has multiple events, all showcasing the best of our culinary and beverage industry. You can come out, enjoy the evening’s event and fuel up for the winter season.”

RANS partners with Discover Halifax to promote Dine Around and encourages locals and visitors alike to explore the best dining in Halifax. Special food events will also be taking place throughout the month, including:

Imbibe: A Cocktail Event, February 6th
Craft Beer Cottage Party, February 8th
Savour Food & Wine show, February 20th
Rare & Fine Wine, February 28th



Dine Around
Savour Food & Wine festival
– Follow Dine Around on Instagram: @dinearoundhfx. Share your most delicious moments using #dinearoundhfx
Dine Around 2020 Facebook event


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Halifax is celebrating its diversity and culinary excellence throughout the month of February.

From February first to twenty-ninth, foodies can visit participating restaurants for appetizer, drink and meal specials.

More than 70 restaurants are participating with specially priced menu items.

Prices range from ten, twenty, thirty, forty and fifty dollars.

Some restaurants are also donating to Feed Nova Scotia.

Five local hotels are offering reduced rates, so diners can plan a February getaway and explore different restaurants and areas of the city they might not have otherwise.

Discover Halifax says this is the largest number of restaurants to participate in the event.

Erica Pellerin, the organization’s vice president of marketing and visitor experience, says Dine Around spotlights Halifax as one of Canada’s premier food and drink destinations.

The campaign was first started by the Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia as part of Savour Food and Wine festival which takes place on February twentieth.

For more information, go to dinearoundhfx (dot) com.



About Discover Halifax

Discover Halifax is non-profit, membership-based marketing and sales organization in partnership with the Halifax regional government, the Hotel Association of Nova Scotia and
participating industry members. Since its inception in 2002, Discover Halifax’s goal is to promote Halifax as a destination of choice for leisure and business travelers.
Halifax welcomes 5.3 million overnight stays each year, who spend over $1 billion. Halifax alone represents over 54% of all visitation to Nova Scotia, and 34,000 people are employed in the
tourism industry.


Media Contact:

Melissa Montgomery
Marketing and Communications Manager
Discover Halifax