August 4 - 13

Best of the West


Best of the West, sponsored by Grosvenor Americas, is a highly sought-after ticketed culinary event featuring an evening on the waterfront filled with masterfully curated food and wine pairings.

The Harmony Arts Festival is proud to present the 7th annual event that pairs 13 delectable restaurants with 13 local wineries in a competition that celebrates the best that BC has to offer.

Guests are encouraged to vote on their favourite pairing, with the winner being crowned Best of the West.

This year's event will be held on:

  • Wednesday, August 9, 2017
  • 7-9 p.m.
  • Ambleside Pier

Tickets are sold out

Once again, the Best of the West event has officially sold out! This includes our duo event ticket packs with Mixology Night on the Pier.

Tickets are still available for the exciting mixed drinks event on Thursday, August 10. To learn more about the event and buy tickets visit Buy your tickets now before they sell out too! 


Participating Restaurants Participating Wineries
ARC Restaurant at the Fairmont Waterfront Culmina Family Estate Winery - Saignée
Cactus Club Café Poplar Grove Winery - Blanc de Noir Rose
CAFÉ ÇA VA Le Vieux Pin
Feast -The Neighbourhood Table Painted Rock Winery - Merlot
Mangia E Bevi Burrowing Owl Estate Winery - Syrah
Milestones Hester Creek Estate Winery - Old Vines Trebbiano
PARC Retirement Living Laughing Stock Vineyards - Chardonnay
Terroir Kitchen Harper's Tail - Pioneer Block Riesling
Temper Chocolate & Pastry Road 13 Vineyards - Marsanne
The Observatory Quails' Gate Estate Winery - Pinot Noir
Thomas Haas Tantalus Vineyards - Pinot Noir
Vancouver Aquarium Blue Mountain Winery - Gold Label Brut
Zen Japanese Restaurant Haywire Winery - White Label Pinot Gris

Last year's winners

2016 Best of the West - Winning pairing
PARC Retirement Living + Burrowing Owl Estate Winery

  • Braised "black apron" angus beef topped with harissa spiced black tiger prawn served with fennel confit and local pureed organic yam potato
  • Paired with Burrowing Owl Estate Winery 2013 Athene