8th Annual Best of the West

On August 8, I attended this wonderful event hosted by the Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver.  It was another beautiful and warm night on the pier where guests mingled eating delicious bites from North Shore restaurants and sipped on BC Wine.

Mangia E Bevi

Wild Mushroom Ravioli by Mangia E Bevi

My favourite pairings of the night was Chef Rob’s Mushroom and Mascarpone Ravioli, topped with sage Brown Butter Sauce by Mangia E Bevi; paired with the Summerhill Winery Sangiovese,; this also happened to be the winning dish.

Temper Chocolate & Pastry

Caramelized puff pastry, vanilla mascarpone mousse, chocolate cremeaux, macerated strawberries and basil, blood orange segments, dark and sour cherry compote, crystalized mint.

My favourite dessert of the night was from the Temper Chocolate & Pastry team that served Caramelized puff pastry, vanilla mascarpone mousse, chocolate cremeaux, macerated strawberries and basil, blood orange segments, dark and sour cherry compote, crystalized mint.

Geoffroy Roulleau of Feast Dining

Fresh Dungeness Crab by Feast Dining

raised Pork Cheeks with crispy prawn roll, hon shimeji mushrooms, honey caraway jus, pickled ginger foam by Parq Retirement Living

Halibut Ceviche & arepa crisp by Cacao

Ahi Maui Poke Canape by Earls

Chimichurri Guacamole on Corn Tortilla Chip by Cactus Club

Confit Duck & Foie Rillette by Terroir Kitchen

Milestones team with the Cracker Jack Mousse

Cracker Jack Mousse by Milestones

From smiles to more tasty dishes and wine sips, Feast served a Fresh Dungeness Crab on a squid ink tapioca crisp, Parc Retirement Living served Braised Pork Cheeks with crispy prawn roll, hon shimeji mushrooms, honey caraway jus, pickled ginger foam; Cacao served a Halibut Ceviche & arepa crisp; Earls Ambelside Beach served an Ahi Maui Poke Canape; Cactus Club Park Royal served a Chimichurri Guacamole on Corn Tortilla Chip; Terroir Kitchen served a Confit Duck & Foie Rillette; and Milestones served a Cracker Jack Mousse.

pouring the Orofino Riesling

Orofino Winery Riesling

Pouring the mezzacorona Pinot Grigio

Pouring the Cono Sur Vineyards and Winery Sparkling Rose

Some of the tasty wines of the evening.

The delicious food, and wine made for another beautiful evening on the pier during the annual Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver.

By: Richard Wolak