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The Harmony Arts Festival is proud to present the 8th annual event that pairs delectable restaurants with local wineries in a competition that celebrates the best that BC has to offer.

An inaugural celebration, Indigenous Feast, at the Harmony Arts Festival has been added.  The evening will bring a festive atmosphere to the Ambleside Landing in the form of a scrumptious gathering.  Opening with a blessing of the food, visitors will then feast their senses on a live contemporary jazz performance by Murray Porter and a curated menu by Salmon n’ Bannock.  The menu includes traditional dishes such as barbecued sockeye salmon, poached halibut, smoked oolichan in a blanket, bison berry ribs, three sisters salad and dessert.

The 8th annual Best of the West, sponsored by Grosvenor Americas, returns to Ambleside Pier with an explosion of fun and flavour. This year is the chef’s choice, with 12 of the Lower Mainland’s best restaurants selecting their own wine pairings to compete for culinary greatness. The winning pair will capture the coveted title of Best of the West.

Participating Restaurants:

Feast Dining
Mangia E Bevi
Temper Chocolate Pastry
Terroir Kitchen
The Observatory
Zen Japanese
PARC Retirement Living
Milestones
Salt and Earth Catering Co.
Earls Ambleside Beach
Cacao Progressive Latin
Rive Gauche

Night on the Pier celebrates the fizzy rebirth of cocktail culture with eight of BC’s top bartenders, including competitors from the Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Juniper, Nomad, Keefer Bar and Milestones. Mixologists are challenged to craft wild, new concoctions for guests to enjoy. This year, there will be a panel of expert judges to award the winning libation.

PARTICIPATING BARTDENDERS:
  1. Robyn Gray – Rosewood Hotel Georgia
  2. Max Borrowman – Juniper
  3. Matthew Benevoli – Nomad
  4. Sabrine Dhaliwal – UVA
  5. Amber Bruce – Keefer Bar
  6. Sky Hanuel Kim- Cacao
  7. Sou Rosta – Milestone’s
  8. Levons Culbertso – Edible Canada

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Last year’s Best of the West winners:
The 2017 winning pairing is Mangia E Bevi Ristorante and Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, with:

  • Pork cheeks braised in Syrah, with crispy onions and risotto
  • Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Syrah

Last year’s Night on the Pier winner:

  • Sergio Grandolfo from Cacao Vancouver
    • Drink: La Tierra Del Fuego

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