Culinary Shines at Harmony Arts Festival August 3 & 4


The highly popular BEST of the WEST is back along with a new culinary event at this year’s Harmony Arts Festival.

Ambleside Pier will play host to two exciting culinary events this year at the Harmony Arts Festival, presented by Odlum Brown Limited!

The annual BEST of the WEST food and wine pairing event, sponsored by Grosvenor Americas, has become one of the most popular attractions of the festival. Last year, tickets sold out six weeks in advance. This year, the 6th annual BEST of the WEST will take place on Wednesday, August 3rd on Ambleside Pier between 7-9 p.m. Hosted by the culinary connoisseurs at Aurilla Consulting, this event pairs twelve of the North Shore’s best restaurants with twelve BC wineries for a culinary arts competition in which guests are encouraged to vote on their favourite pairing. The pairing with the most votes will be crowned the BEST of the WEST winners for 2016. Experience a thrilling & magical evening as top chefs try to outdo each other in the unparalleled beautiful setting of Ambleside Pier.

Tickets are $105 each and you can get them at Select your Tickets by phone at 1-866-514-5050 or online at


APERO Kitchen & Wine Bar

The Beachouse Restaurant

Cactus Club Cafe

Mangia E Bevi


PARC Retirement Living

Pier 7 Restaurant + Bar


Thomas Haas

Temper Chocolate and Pastry

The Observatory

Zen Japanese Restaurant



Black Hills Estate Winery

Blue Mountain Winery

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery


Hester Creek Estate Winery

Laughing Stock Vineyards

Nichol Vineyard

Painted Rock Estate Winery

Poplar Grove

Quail’s Gate

Road 13 Vineyards



The next night, on August 4th from 8-10 p.m., the festival will celebrate the rebirth of cocktail culture by hosting a Mixology Night on the Pier. This exciting new culinary event will feature several bar stations, catered food and great music – all taking place under the gorgeous setting sun along Ambleside Pier!

BC’s top bartenders will entice participants with an array of creative and daring new drinks. Visitors will be able to relax and sample spirits at each station. There is already a lot of ‘buzz’ about Mixology Night on the Pier and it will surely be one of the most anticipated events of the Harmony Arts Festi­val.

Only 250 tickets will be available, so don’t wait long. Tickets for Mixology Night on the Pier can be purchased through Select Your Tickets by phone at 1-866-514- 5050 or online at

For those wishing to take in both of these culinary events, there is a reduced price culinary duo ticket package for $175. This ticket package includes one (1) ticket to each evening event and complimentary boat mooring at the Pop-Up Marina & Club 25, sponsored by Eric Christiansen – West Vancouver Real Estate. Ticket packages can be purchased through Select Your Tickets by phone only at 1-866-514-5050.

By: Richard Wolak

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