Sugar Moon Farm is enjoying the sweet, sweet taste of fame after its restaurant was featured on Food Network Canada’s ‘Big Food Bucket List’ series.
Airing last Friday, host John Catucci sampled Sugar Moon’s signature pancakes made with local red fife flour, as well as their maple mac and cheese dish made with their home-produced syrup.
“It’s a true honour to be recognized by a national culinary network, having our food shown across Canada and the world and showing our piece of Canadian tradition,” said farm administrative assistant Jordan Sprague. “I hope that it opens up people’s eyes that we’re here year-round.”
The Food Network’s crew filmed restaurant patrons and cooks, roaming around the kitchens and ‘shack’ where Sugar Moon produces its maple syrup from tree sap on-site.
Every Food Network episode has a certain theme and Sugar Moon’s was cheese.
As such, the TV station chose the Maple Mac and Cheese, sourdough French toast and pancakes with blueberries as its on-camera fare.
“The crew was phenomenal, they were very professional and made us look wonderful on camera,” said Sprague.
He said Sugar Moon Farm already receives about 30,000 visitors a year, many from outside the province and Canada. A six-strong group that came in last week included tourists from the United States, Belgium and Germany, just hours before the show aired on June 28.
“I would say that if you come to Canada this is where you can experience a true taste of Canadian tradition,” said Sprague.
Food Network Canada is teaming up with Tourism Nova Scotia to showcase the province’s fast-emerging culinary scene this summer.
Other Big Food Bucket List episodes were filmed at seafood hotspot The Canteen in Dartmouth and King of Donair in Halifax.
People can visit foodnetwork.ca to watch Big Food Bucket List episodes, find featured restaurants through an interactive map, exclusive recipes, behind the scenes content, and watch full episodes after broadcast.