December 31, 2010
This week’s Chef’s Choice is the Lobster & Shrimp Brioche, made with fresh lobster, hand-peeled shrimp, sun dried tomato rÃ©moulade, and a toasted slice of brioche. Served with a side of wild mixed greens and dill pickle.
December 30, 2010
Meet Katherine, our new Group and Events Coordinator!
Over the years weâ€™ve become known for hosting some of the best events in town, a reputation Katherine is all too happy to keep up.Â Following her parentsâ€™ footsteps and joining the restaurant industry (her father owns Dannyâ€™s Wuntun House and she canâ€™t say no to his BBQ duck or anything with noodles), she came to Joeâ€™s in search of a different challenge and found everything she was looking forâ€“structure, a faster pace, volume, and a great support team. Fun fact: if she wasnâ€™t living in Vancouver, she would be living in a shoe box in New York as an event planner.
December 29, 2010
Frenchy chats with Raj Taneja in this week’s issue of 24 Hours on what it takes to be a good host. His philosophy? Treating our guests as if he was receiving them in his own home.
December 23, 2010
This week’s Chef’s Choice hits the patriot in all of usÂ - the classic Canada Prime Rib Steak served with horseradish and bacon mashed potatoes, fresh asparagus, butternut squash sautÃ©, and a dose of cabernet jus.
December 21, 2010
Meet Brett Hoglund, Sous Chef at Joe Fortes.
Having grown up in a small farming town in rural Manitoba (pop. 2,600) helping his mother cook and bake, it was only inevitable that Brett would eventually end up in the kitchen. After moving to Winnipeg to attend college, Brett decided to venture west to Vancouver to pursue his culinary career and follow global trends. He counts the busy, high-paced, and ever-changing culture of the food industry as reasons for cooking up a storm for a living, and has a soft spot for Southern eats (barbeque, whiskey, and all of their friends).
December 18, 2010
This week’s Chef’s Choice: the purely delicious Pavlova, housed in a perfectly baked meringue (crispy on the outside and chew in the inside) with layers of banana custard, fresh whipping cream, stewed raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries, with a sprinkle of powdered sugar.
December 15, 2010
Last Monday Frenchy flew to Fort Lauderdale, Florida toÂ celebrate the life ofÂ dear friend and Canadian great Leslie Nielsen. Here he is with Leslie’s 1963 Bentley Flying Spur, Sergeant Major Debbie Reitenbach, Joe’s regular Don Elkington of Coast Spas, andÂ Superintendent J. Greg Peters.
You will be missed.
December 14, 2010
Can you tell we love this time of year?
December 10, 2010
Executive Chef Scott Pratico and his team served up a feast for The Native Health Society this past Wednesday, complete with Joe Fortes proprietor Bud Kanke dressed up as good ‘ol St. Nick. The single mothers and kids at the center were too much fun to be around as always – guess theyÂ enjoyed theÂ Holiday version of our monthly lunch, too!
December 8, 2010
This week’s Chef’s Choice: Braised Lamb Shank drizzled with pinot noir reduction and served with buttermilk mash potatoes, fresh asparagus, and butternut squash sautÃ©.
December 7, 2010
Attention all foodies: The Vancouver Sun has compiled the best cookbooks of 2010 for gift giving. Here’s a list of who made the cut.
December 2, 2010
This week’s Chef’s Choice: Our take on the classic Banana Cream â€˜Pieâ€™. Slices of caramelized banana layered onÂ custard and loaded with white chocolate shavings, toasted coconut, whipping cream, and rum toffee sauce.