Dine Around

dine around chefFebruary 2022

Every year, restaurants, pubs and bars across the province showcase an array of Nova Scotia product and creativity at an attractive price during Dine Around. 
01 - 28 February 2022, Dine Around menus will be available priced at $10, $20, $30,$40 or $50. 
Lunch menus are an option!   More options means more ways to participate and more choice for diners.

The industry needs the support of their valued guests.
Treat yourself and get out to a participant during February, 2022.
Check back after 07 December 2021 and check often as this will be updated as the establishments sign on.
Please book directly with participating restaurants.


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Dear Friend Bar

Portland Street, Dartmouth B2Y 1H1, Halifax Regional Municipality
(902)-497-3843

Business Details

Dear Friend is a 30 seat cozy cocktail and wine bar in the heart of Downtown Dartmouth. Join us on 67 Portland St. for a curated food menu to pair with our refreshing selection of craft cocktails, craft beer and interesting wines from around the World. Allow our team of talented bartenders guide you through an experience unlike any other!

Dine Around Menu

$40 Dinner Menu

Choice of one appetizer, one main course & one dessert. 

Optional beverage pairing available for +$30. Pairing has been curated by our team of Sommeliers. Outstanding value for some outstanding pairings.

– APPETIZER –

Choice of:

Charred Broccoli and Farro Salad (GF)
Broccoli, yogurt lime dressing, farro, coriander toasted cashew, herb salad, pickled chili.

Beef Carpaccio (GF)
Hand Shaved Eye of Round, Eggplant aioli, sweet pepper remoulade, shaved pecorino, fried leeks. Served with charred sourdough.

Smoked Mac Dip (GF)
Hot smoked mackerel, dill, parsley, chive, cream cheese, lemon, fish roe. Served with torched sourdough.

APERITIVO COCKTAIL PAIRING: License to Dill
Orange Vermouth, Dill Bianco, Artichoke Amaro, Martini Prosecco
– MAIN COURSE –

Choice of:

Rigatoni in Vodka Sauce
Rigatoni, creamy vodka sauce, paresan, cracked black pepper, basil.

WINE PAIRING: 2019 Domaine de la Madone Chardonnay Beaujolais, France
Duck Confit and Mushroom Risotto (GF)
Confit duck leg, porcini risotto, caramelized onion, garlic, lemon, micro salad.

WINE PAIRING: Spalek Zweigelt Moravia, Czech Republic
Tuna Nicoise (GF)
Seared yellow-fin tuna, Stilton cheese-tonnato, boiled potatoes, edamame, boiled egg, pickled cucumbers, caper berries, mixed green salad.

WINE PAIRING: Marco Barba Garganega Veneto, Italy
– DESSERT –

Cuban Rum Cake
Macerated fruit cake, rum compote, whipped cream.

DIGESTIVE COCKTAIL PAIRING: Toffee Negroni
Bacardi 8 yr Rum, Aperol, Dry Nutty Sherry, Orange Bitters

Map Location

Map Directions
Portland Street, Dartmouth B2Y 1H1, Halifax Regional Municipality