|A couple of years back we took home the Georgia Straight’s BEST OF award for “Best Navel Gazing Web Site“, and while our non-profit organization that supports our web site (Vancouver Is Awesome, Inc) is focused on celebrating all of the awesome things that make up our city one of those things is it’s proximity to other awesome places. In Super, Neighbours in British Columbia we take you on adventures to other B.C. locales that we think you should check out.
In this current series of posts we’re taking you on an adventure to Sonora Resort, a Relais & Châteaux property up in Desolation Sound. In the FIRST post I showed you what it’s like to fly there with their sister company, London Air Services, by helicopter. In the SECOND I showed you our room. In the THIRD, some of the activities outside our room. In my FOURTH post I took you to the trout pond and the fish hatchery, then in the FIFTH I took you on an ocean adventure where I ended up catching an 11.5 pound salmon and SIXTH an eco tour and some of the natural beauty of the area.
Today I’m sharing something that is incredibly special that’s included in the price of your accommodations when you stay at Sonora Resort: some of the best gourmet food you will ever eat. Period.
The first night we decided that instead of ordering dinner from the regular menu we’d leave it in the hands of Chef Terry Pichor and go with his 5 course Chef’s Tasting Menu. If we wouldn’t have done this I think it might have been the single worst decision I would have made all year; the meal was absolutely incredible. The view from the dining room wasn’t too shabby either…
Chef Pichor is trained in classic French cuisine. Under him, the Sonora kitchen “continues its tradition of sourcing the finest local ingredients and transforming them into a culinary celebration of this spectacular region”. So of course our meal started with dungeness crab salad. I’m not going to say much about the individual courses and will let these photos do the talking.
Next up was Quebec foie gras.
Followed by braised Mt Lehman rabbit cannelloni. …READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY>>>