We would like to welcome Chef Mike Dunlop to this year’s Flavour of Chocolate. This is Chef Mike’s first appearance in our Small Plate Competition.
Mike Dunlop earned his cooking degree from Malaspina University in 1992. Since completion of his certification, Mike has held various top culinary positions in notable Victoria establishments such as Topo’s and The Laurel Point Inn. Mike joined the culinary team at the Chateau Victoria in 1998 and has been an integral part of the team that has put Vista 18 and Clive’s Classic Lounge on the culinary map in Victoria.
Mike’s achievements include numerous awards at the Grand Marneir Dessert Competition, Rib Fest and Ice Carving Competitions as well as being an active participant in helping raise funding and awareness for the “Save Madrona Farm” initiative and the ICC.
Chef Mike’s Menu is as follows:
- Sweet Corn & South American Dark Chocolate Panna Cotta with Chili Rubbed Sous Vide Duck Breast
- Doughnut Peach Jelly
Chef Mike’s Spirit Pairing is from Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse.
Flavour of Chocolate is managed by the Westshore Soroptimist Society for Women & Families (WSSWF) to benefit Soroptimist International of Victoria Westshore. WSSWF is a registered BC Society and is pending federal charitable status.