Sonora Resort Canada

Sonora Resort Canada

November 08, 2013 18:04 ET

Bronze Finish: Sonora Resort's Executive Chef Terry Pichor Earns Bronze at the BC Gold Medal Plates

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Nov. 8, 2013) -

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It was a night to celebrate Olympic athletes, great British Columbia wines, and a group of the province's most talented chefs. Competing against nine of his fellow colleagues, Sonora Resort is proud that Executive Chef Terry Pichor achieved Bronze at the Gold Medal Plates in Victoria on November 7, 2013.

His deserving dish - Thiessen Farms duck, foie gras, and butternut squash ravioli with pine mushrooms, black garlic granola, and natural jus - was paired with Foxtrot Vineyard's 2010 Pinot Noir.

"Terry has been cooking at Sonora Resort for the past five years and this was a first invitation for Terry to participate in Gold Medal Plates; we are extremely proud of his bronze finish," says Sean Ross, General Manager of Sonora Resort, a Relais & Chateâux property. "As executive chef, Terry continually surprises our team and guests from all over the world. His culinary talent and passion for food has been noted by top food critics as the best in B.C."

The Gold Medal Plates is the ultimate celebration of Canadian Excellence in cuisine, wine, the arts and athletic achievement. Celebrated in eleven cities across Canada in 2013, Gold Medal Plates features the premier chefs in each city in a competition to crown a gold, silver and bronze medal culinary team in each city, and subsequently nation-wide at the Canadian Culinary Championships. This year, the Gold Medal Plates were held in Victoria for the first time.

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About Sonora Resort

Sonora Island is located within the Discovery Islands at the mouth of Bute Inlet, one of the deepest inlets in North America. Guests reach Sonora Resort by boat or air, approximately 50 minutes by private helicopter from Vancouver. Sonora is a Relais & Chateâux property and unique in the world because of its secluded location, abundance of natural beauty and wildlife, with luxury accommodations and gourmet cuisine. Sonora welcomes guests from May to October each year. The guided grizzly bear tours at the nearby Orford River are offered in partnership with the Homalco First Nation, from August to October. Additional Sonora Resort highlights include a tennis court, conservatory, and the Island Currents Spa with five treatment rooms including a Couple's massage room, outdoor hot and cold mineral pools, fitness facility and relaxation room.

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