Best Of The West – Wine Tasting August 8th
The Harmony Arts Festival, presented by Odlum Brown Limited, is offering exciting culinary and wine experiences throughout the Festival in West Vancouver beginning August 3. After selling out its inaugural year, BEST of the WEST presented by Park Royal is back by popular demand and takes place on August 8. Back for its second year is the Grosvenor Waterfront Lounge, hosted by house wine and FreshTAP, open daily until 10:30 pm during the entire Festival.
BEST of the WEST (August 8, 2012)
Don’t miss BEST of the WEST, sponsored by Park Royal and hosted by house wine, where West Vancouver will be enjoying BC’s best in wine and culinary delights. Guests will be introduced to food and wine from 13 participating restaurants and wineries and enjoy a sampling of wines at the BC VQA Regional Wine Bar from the wines of British Columbia. Set at the foot of 14th Street on the Pier, this ticketed event will be an unparalleled waterfront experience. The event takes place from 7-9 pm. Purchase your tickets by calling 604-925-7270. Tickets are $100.
La Régalade French Bistro
Louis Gervais Fine Foods & Catering
Mangia E Bevi
Restaurant Chez Michel
The Observatory Restaurant
Zen Japanese Restaurant
Dundarave Fish Market Ltd. Restaurant and Lounge
Pier 7 Restaurant + Bar
Dale Ferris Catering
Okanagan Crush Pad
Mission Hill Family Estate
Laughing Stock Vineyards
Blue Mountain Vineyard & Cellars
Poplar Grove Winery
Stag’s Hollow Winery & Vineyard
Painted Rock Estate Winery
Burrowing Owl Estate Winery
Meyer Family Vineyards
BC VQA Regional Wine Bar
Following are some examples of food and wine pairings you will enjoy. You will also get to vote for your favourite match!
Restaurant Chez Michel & Okanagan Crush Pad
escargot provencale and country style pate
2010 Bartier Scholefield Rosé
Fraîche Restaurant & Laughing Stock Vineyards
duck rilette and Saskatoon berry mostarda tart
2010 Laughing Stock Syrah
Zen Japanese Restaurant & JoieFarm
prawn jalapeno wraps with Asian slaw and chili mango drizzle
2011 JoieFarm ‘A Noble Blend’
Mangia E Bevi Ristorante & Burrowing Owl Estate Vineyard
braised pork cheeks with organic lentils on Tuscan toast
2009 Burrowing Owl ‘Athene’
PIER 7 restaurant + bar & Tantalus Vineyards
pan seared spring salmon, chanterelle mushroom and bacon sauté and pea shoots
2010 Tantalus Vineyards Pinot Noir
Grosvenor Waterfront Lounge (August 3 – 12, 2012)
The Harmony Arts Festival Waterfront Lounge located at the foot of 15th Street in Millennium Park provides a unique waterfront experience. This year, the Waterfront Lounge is sponsored by Grosvenor with food served by local Italian restaurant Mangia E Bevi and an innovative new approach to beverage service with house wine and FreshTAP. The Grosvenor Waterfront Lounge is open all 10 days of the Festival until 10:30 pm, with music from the RE/MAX Garden Concerts on the Pacific Arbour Garden Stage, including 8:45 pm weekend concerts with Jim Byrnes (Aug. 4), Mazacote (Aug. 5), Ali Milner (Aug. 6), John Mann (Aug. 7), The Dynamics (Aug. 8), Maria in the Shower (Aug. 9), Soulstream (Aug. 10), Redgy Blackout (Aug. 11), and Adam Woodall Band (Aug. 12). Opening hours may vary, see harmonyarts.ca website for more details.
“FreshTAP introduces the evolution of wine by the glass. Fine wines poured from stainless steel kegs offers the freshest possible way to enjoy a glass of wine; exactly the way the winemaker intended.”
house wine is a wine consulting company based in Vancouver, British Columbia. It was conceived through a great friendship and a genuine love of wine. Collectively, co-owners Michelle Bouffard and Michaela Morris have dedicated over 25 years to their vinous pursuits. Inseparable since their first sip, they have led tastings for 6 to 350 people and juggled countless bottles of wine. Michelle and Michaela write for Eat Magazine, contribute articles to Wine Access and Review Magazine and make regular radio and television appearances. Their innovative team building seminars have been featured on CBC Television’s Living Vancouver and reviewed by the Globe & Mail. house wine advocates wine pleasure without pretence, where wine is demystified and laughs are guaranteed.
About the Harmony Arts Festival
The 22nd Annual Harmony Arts Festival, presented by Odlum Brown Limited, is 10 days of visual arts programs, performing artists, an Art Market, and culinary delights held along the West Vancouver Ambleside waterfront. The festival invites all residents and visitors to enjoy these free and exciting programs for all ages.
For more information about the Harmony Arts Festival call (604) 925-7268 or visit www.harmonyarts.ca