Sonora Resort, Edible Canada, and Vancouver Island Brewing Team Up for Exclusive Culinary Journey

The GOODS from Sonora Resort

Sonora Island, BC | For one evening only, experience an exclusive Taste of the Islands as chefs Justine Smith and Lukas Gurtner of Sonora Resort, chef Albert Tran of Edible Canada, and Vancouver Island Brewing create a multi-coursed and beer-paired culinary journey on March 24, 2020 at Edible Canada (1596 Johnston Street, Vancouver).

Smith, Gurtner, and Tran all worked together at Sonora Resort for a few seasons when Gurtner was still executive chef. Both Smith and Tran were Gurtner’s sous chefs. Gurtner was recently named Sonora Resort’s culinary and beverage director.

“This is Sonora Resort’s first collaboration dinner in Vancouver and we couldn’t be more thrilled to work alongside our friends at Edible Canada and Vancouver Island Brewing,” says Smith, executive chef of Relais & Chateâux Sonora Resort on Sonora Island, BC. “British Columbia just has so much to offer, and we cannot wait to showcase the bounty of the islands next month.”

Taste of the Islands Menu

With beer pairings from Vancouver Island Brewing

1st
Albacore Tuna “Mosaic” (Lukas Gurtner)
Cucumber, radish, green apple, yuzu, sesame, sea grass
Paired with: Point Break Dry Hopped Sour

2nd
Roasted Carrots (Albert Tran)
Carrots, Sunflower seeds, fior di latte, herb relish
Paired with: Cask – Pipers Pale Ale

3rd
Parsley Raviolo (Justine Smith)
Beets, onions, meyer lemon, egg yolk
Paired with: Broken Islands Hazy IPA

4th
Wild Boar Duo (Justine Smith)
Sous vide belly, sauerkraut sausage, cannellini beans, pearl onions, sourdough crumbs, natural jus
Paired with: Victoria Pilsner

5th
Dairy Free Chocolate Cake (Albert Tran)
Chocolate, Cranberry, pistachio, meringue
Paired with: Hermannator Ice Bock


“To be able to create this one-of-a-kind evening at Edible Canada is truly special,” adds Tran, executive chef of Edible Canada. “We hope it is the first of many.” Dinner begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $130 per person and can be purchased on Edible Canada’s website.

For more information about Sonora Resort, please visit www.sonoraresort.com.
For more information about Edible Canada, please visit www.ediblecanada.com.
For more information about Vancouver Island Brewing, please visit www.vibrewing.com.

About Sonora Resort | Sonora Resort, a Relais & Chateâux property, is located on Sonora Island in the Discovery Islands of British Columbia. It is accessible by boat or air, and 50 minutes by helicopter from Vancouver. Known as one of Canada’s hidden gems, Sonora has a unique place in the world because of its secluded location, abundance of natural beauty and wildlife, with luxury accommodations and gourmet cuisine. Sonora operates seasonally from May to October and is part of the Relais & Chateâux association of the world’s finest hoteliers, chefs and restaurateurs that has set the standard for excellence in hospitality.


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