Harmony Arts Festival mixes a great Night On The Pier

Sebastian & Co. Fine Meats
(and vegetables)

A sunny, summer evening on the waterfront, cocktails, nibbles and a few hundred revellers roaming Ambleside Pier, is the recipe for another great Night On The Pier. Part of West Vancouver’s Harmony Arts Festival, Night On The Pier brought together seven of Vancouver’s top bartenders and mixologists to complete with each other for the superior sip.

Visitors were able to stroll Ambleside Pier and sample each of the libations created with a featured spirit. Amongst the cocktail stations were light bites from Sebastian & Co. Fine Meats, Las Margaritas, Cocoa Progressive Latin Restaurant.

Scroll through the participating bartenders’ beautiful cocktails to find the #1:

Skye Hanuel Kim from Ambersand Bistro & Bar
Cocktail: Sassy Secret
Featured Spirit: Cascadian Dry Gin
Souhail Rostainajad from Pourhouse
Cocktail: Amble Breeze
Featured Spirit: Bulldog Gin
Gareth Jones from Juniper Kitchen & Bar
Cocktail: Surely Seaside
Featured Spirit: Sheringham Distillery Seaside Gin
Katie Ingram from Elisa Wood-Fired Grill
Cocktail: Wannabe
Featured Spirit: Tanquery No. Ten Gin + Bittered Sling Clingstone Peach
Sabrine Dhaliwal from Pourhouse
Cocktail: Summer Sunsets
Featured Spirit: Belvedere Vodka

And voted number 1 cocktail for the 4th Annual Night On The Pier…

Robyn Gray from Rosewood Hotel Georgia
Cocktail: Ambleside Punch
Featured Spirit: Santa Teresa Rum

If you missed out on sipping these cocktails at Night On The Pier, you can see what these bartenders are mixing by visiting their bars.

Friday Find: Good Habits Granola

I recently had the chance to try Good Habits Granola at an event and was pleasantly surprised by the Vancouver made cereal. Hand-baked in small batches, one case at a time, in her own kitchen owner Jessican uses all natural ingredients in order to maintain the product’s freshness.  Her attention to freshness is noticeable, each handful I tried was crisp, crunchy with all the flavours coming through in each bite.  With milk, yogurt or on it’s own Good Habits Granola can be more than just a breakfast cereal, it makes a great snack alternative like a trail mix.

GoodHabitsGranola_2015-02-19, 22 36 04Good Habits Granola comes in three varieties;
Naked – oats, sunflower seeds & crispy rice
Nut – oats, sunflower seeds, crispy rice, almonds, pecans & hazelnuts
Fruit & Nut – oats, sunflower seeds, crispy rice, dried cranberries, almonds, dried blueberries & cashews

Look for the brightly coloured 454 gram bags (under $10) in grocery store all around Metro Vancouver and Whistler.   Visit goodhabitfoods.com for more information on the locally made products.

Flavour: 5/5
Texture: 5/5
Variety: 4/5
Value: 4/5