October 27, 2010
Read about Chef Pratico’s pet peeves and what he would cook for the Queen in today’s 24 Hours. View the article here.
This week’s Chef’s Choice is another menu favourite: Steamed Mussels with a creamy sauce blend of coconut milk, lemongrass, and chipotle, garnished with fresh cilantro on a bed of oven-baked cherry tomatoes.
October 22, 2010
For the nights we’re not pouring your wine, here‘s a refresher on good ol’ party wine etiquette, courtesy of The Globe & Mail.
October 20, 2010
Introducing Chef’s Choice:Â a new weeklyÂ feature highlightingÂ Joe FortesÂ dishes handpicked by Executive Chef Scott Pratico.
This week’s Chef’s Choice is the ever popular King Crab Tempura, wrapped in smoked bacon and complemented by fresh avocado, fresno chile, sweet soy, parmesan. Â
October 14, 2010
The results ofÂ CondĂ©Â Nast Traveler’s 2010 readers’ choice awards were released in New York this week, and for the fifth time in six years, Vancouver was named the “Best City in the Americas”.
We already knew that, but for those who have yet to visit our beautiful city, here’s another excuse!
October 13, 2010
Dish n’ Dazzle 2010 â€“ the BC Hospitality Foundation’s Fall Fundraiser on Monday, October 25th will showcase 13 of BC’s top chefs (including yours truly) and 6 high calibre bartenders. The evening will be one full of fun and energy featuring an exciting Cocktail contest, food and wine bars, live music from “lesismore” and a celebration honouring unsung Hospitality Industry heroes. The event will run from 6.30pm-9.30pm on the stunning Summit level of the Vancouver Convention Centre.
Visit the official website for more info.
October 10, 2010
Meet our Assistant General Manager Chad Mackenzie!
Chad got his start in 1990, training under the direction of Chef Donald Phillips. After numerous apprenticeships and graduating from Vancouver Community Collegeâ€™s Culinary Arts Program, Chadâ€™s passion for the industry shifted focus. He has since helped open and establish a thriving clientele in a 60-seat fine dining restaurant; assisted in the opening of a 160-seat pub from the ground up; and has been the general manager of a 200-seat beachfront restaurant. Chad comes to us after working for The Fish House in Stanley Park, The Cannery, and SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts.
October 6, 2010
Introducing our October anniversary menu – in full fall force!
October 2, 2010
We had a great time at the Vancouver International Film Festival‘s Opening Gala last Thursday!