Harmony Arts Festival unveils new Indigenous Feast as part of 2018 food-event lineup

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      The Harmony Arts Festival, a locally produced fete celebrating visual, culinary, and performing arts in West Vancouver, has unveiled its lineup of food-related events for 2018 and it includes a soirée that will shine a spotlight on Indigenous cuisine.

      Dubbed Indigenous Feast, the gathering takes place on August 7 at the scenic Ambleside Landing, and will feature a menu curated and cooked up by Mount Pleasant’s Salmon n’ Bannock (7–1128 West Broadway). Dishes include barbecued sockeye salmon, poached wild halibut, smoked oolichan in a blanket, and bison berry ribs.

      The event will begin with a “blessing of the food” by community leaders and members of the First Nations community. A live contemporary-jazz performance by Indigenous musician Murray Porter will complete the ambience. Tickets are $90 online and by phone at 1-866-514-5050. Admission includes wine and non-alcoholic beverages.

      Harmony Arts Festival's sell-out Best of the West and Night on the Pier events also return for the fete's 28th iteration this summer.
      Harmony Arts Festival

      Also returning to Harmony Arts this year are the wildly popular Best of West and Night on the Pier events. Best of the West (August 8) will see 12 of the Lower Mainland’s best restaurants, such as Terroir Kitchen and Zen Japanese Restaurant, serving up their best food-and-wine pairings in an effort to take the attendee-voted title of “Best of the West”. Tickets are $105 online and by phone at 1-866-514-5050.

      Night on the Pier (August 9), meanwhile, will task eight of B.C.’s most skilled bartenders with shaking and stirring up inventive cocktails for guests to sip. A panel of expert judges will determine a winning concoction, earning one mixologist a prize. Attendees can expect to see bartenders such as Cacao’s Sky Hanuel Kim, the Keefer Bar’s Amber Bruce, and UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar’s Sabrine Dhaliwal. Tickets are $75 online and by phone at 1-866-514-5050.

      Entering its 28th year this summer, the Harmony Arts Festival takes place from August 3 to 12 in West Vancouver along the waterfront on Argyle Avenue, from 14th to 16th Street. The free fete features over 150 events—ranging from pop-up markets and restaurants to screenings and exhibitions—related to the visual, performing, and culinary arts. For more information, including the full event lineup, click here.