August 31, 2010
Learn the ABCs of our oyster menu and watch Chef Pratico and Dawn Chubai shuck a few favorites for Breakfast Television here.
August 25, 2010
This year marks Joe Fortesâ 25 Year Anniversary, and what better way to celebrate this milestone than with the 8th Annual Slurp & Swirlâ˘, in benefit of the Vancouver Firefighters Charitable Society. Having already raised over $200,000 in net proceeds over the past seven years, Slurp & Swirlâ˘ has proven to be perfect blend of food, wine, and fundraising. This black tie gala will feature yearly favourites (fresh shucked oysters, gourmet canapĂŠs, champagne and wine tasting stations), complete with a âBalloon Auctionâ (where the purchase of your balloon guarantees you an item of equal or greater value), a silent auction, a live auction showcasing art by local Vancouver artists, and several live performances. Â
Tickets to the 8th Annual Slurp & Swirlâ˘ on Wed, November 10, 2010 are available in September. Â
August 24, 2010
Kevin Costner was in town this past weekend to perform with his band (Kevin Costner & Modern West) at the PNE, and took in all of his meals (dinner, breakfast, and drinks!) at Joe Fortes. The health-smart actor enjoyed Miso Marinated Sablefish for dinner, classic Steak & Eggs for breakfast, and pineapple juice throughout the evening.
Here he is with Joe’s Sean Lemckert, our Maitre d’ Frenchy, and daugher Annie Costner.
August 17, 2010
Of course we pride ourselves in being the best oyster bar in the city. But for those who happen to venture to Cape Cod in the next little while, hereâs another option for indulging in those cravingsâŚ
August 16, 2010
Ocean Wise is a Vancouver Aquarium conservation program, created to help restaurants and customers make environmentally friendly seafood choices. Ocean Wise assists us in making sustainable seafood purchasing decisions, and keeping us current with sourcing seafood options. In turn, we identify these options on our menus, allowing our customers to easily identify the most sustainable options.Â Â Â
We’re excited to learn that as of this summer, the Ocean Wise sustainability logo can now be found on retail products, namely those of Deltaâs Raincoast Trading. Click here to read more about Ocean Wise’s latest efforts.
August 10, 2010
On the first Wednesday of each month, members of the Joe Fortes staff and our sister restaurantÂ Goldfish Pacific KitchenÂ head over to the Vancouver Native Health Society to cook up delicious meals for women and children in need.
Read more about Joe Fortes and Goldfish owners Bud and Dotty Kanke’s efforts in growing the VNHS, and the trip to the centre Dotty recently took with childhood friend and former First Lady of Canada, Margaret Trudeau:
Vancouver SunÂ article
24 HoursÂ article
August 6, 2010
Going green has never been so easy with our environmentally positive Vivreau water. We now offer our guests unlimited, chilled, still and sparkling purified water on demand. The cost is budget-friendly too: $5.95 a bottle (for parties of 4 or under) and unlimited refills! Ask your server for more details.
Joe Fortes is a strong supporter of programs and initiatives that promote sustainability. Click here to read about our other green initiatives.