At Joe’s, we are¬†passionate about sustainability. Our green practices, including following Green Table standards and guidelines as well as¬†our¬†commitment to serving sustainable, Ocean Wise seafood, are very important to us.
The¬†lush rooftop patio at Joe Fortes (which, by the way, will be back in action very shortly) is also a valued part of our green mandate.¬†We have great respect for organizations, such as several in NYC, who have also taken their innovative green ideas above the city. Urban agricultural havens and organic rooftop farms like Brooklyn Grange,¬†are becoming plentiful in the Big Apple.
We hope to see more of these types of¬†creative, sustainable startups in our own neightbourhood!
This time of year is an exciting one for Vancouver sommeliers, wine reps and general wine enthusiasts as the world’s industry best descend on our Convention Centre for the 32nd (wow!) Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival. The festivities kick off next Monday, March 28th, run until April 3rd and feature wine tastings and pairings, gourmet dinners and luncheons, educational seminars and culinary competitions.
This week’s Chef’s Choice is Dotty’s Salad – named for one of our cherished owners, Dotty Kanke. Roasted chicken, grapes, apples, dried cranberries, crumbled blue cheese¬†and delicious candied pecans sit atop a bed of fresh artisanal baby leaf and iceberg lettuces. Sweet chipotle dressing to finish it off!