March 31, 2012
And the seafood cakes continue (our version of pastry cooking). This week’s Chef’s Choice is Wild Sockeye Salmon Cake, served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes, fresh corn, carrot, and asparagus, and home-made tartar sauce. Enjoy it with a sauvignon blanc and toast the day away.
March 26, 2012
A big thank you to all who voted Joe Fortes as one of the best seafood restaurants in the city! For 15 years, Georgia Straight readers have been sharing their secrets through the annual Golden Plate Awards, and we couldn’t be prouder to be one of this year’s selects. Congratulations to all our fellow Vancouver eats who also received well-deserved wins. View the entire list here.
March 22, 2012
Nothing beats simulatneously supporting a great cause while doing what we love. On Thursday, March 29th, we’re participating in Dining Out For Life and donating 25% of all food sales to support people living with HIV/AIDS. Did we mention that our patrons that evening will have a chance to win round-trip airfaire for two to anywhere that West Jet flies? Call 604-669-1940 or click on the Reservations tab above. See you there!
March 20, 2012
This week’s Chef’s Choice is for classic seafood lovers: Dungeness Crab Cake, dressed with basil lemon ailoli and served with a side of hand-cut jalapeno coleslaw and terra root chip for crunch. We can practically taste the sea.
March 17, 2012
Two Eggs Bennies for you and one for your little one. Little Joes Eat Free continues this weekend!
March 14, 2012
In light of this week’s winter weather, today’s Chef’s Choice is a Joe’s take on rustic comfort food: Forrest and Field Mushroom Risotto. Sitting inside a crispy grana padano cup (yes, you read that right, it is a cup made of cheese), our creamy risotto is mixed with three types of wild mushrooms (that’s oyster, cremini, and Hon-Shimeji for all you mushroom lovers), and finished with parsley-garlic pistou. Don’t let the image fool you. This is one hefty cup.
March 12, 2012
To give our guests the opportunity to try something new, every month our Beverage Manager Jennifer Hennessey featuresÂ a winery currently not offered on our wine list. Of course it goes without saying that the winery mustÂ hail from a region that perfectlyÂ compliments our dishes, and this month thatÂ happnes to be Hahn Winery.
2009 Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands
2009 Pinot Noir Monterey
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Central Coast
The Hahn Winery Story
The spectacular beauty of California’s central coast is probably the best-known region in all of California for its unique lifestyle. Monterey County’s dramatic ocean scenery, historic communities, artistic culture, verdant pine forests, and bountiful agriculture have beckoned adventure-seekers, seafarers, artists, writers and vacationers for over 100 years. And the 99 miles of breathtaking Pacific coastline is something no other California county can boast.
With an inspiration to raise Monterey wines to the highest level, the wines of Hahn Winery are created with a philosophy that all great wines are special â€“ akin to the region they were grown in. The Hahn wines celebrate everything that is Monterey â€“ unique in thought, style and setting. Wines of Monterey Distinction.
Photo by Timm Eubanks
March 10, 2012
It’s Week 2 of Little Joes Eat Free! Tykes 10 and under eat free off our kids brunch menu with the purchase of an adult entree. Anyone craving a mini-cheeseburger…or two?
March 9, 2012
Executive Chef Wayne Sych wanted to bring a piece of the east coast to Joe Fortes, and with that comes this week’s Chef’s Choice and the latest item on our menu: the Lobster Roll.
Our version is made with east coast Atlantic lobster, hand-peeled shrimp, andÂ classic remoulade, allÂ in a house-baked bun griddled in butter. Have it with a side of baby greens dressed in house vinaigrette with a balsamic glaze.
March 7, 2012
In today’s Vancouver Courier, Fred Lee chats with Joe Fortes founder Bud Kanke about the span of his 40-year career and his advice for young restarateurs. Read the intervew here.
March 2, 2012
After 26 years with legendary restauranteur Bud Kanke, we are excited to welcome our new owner, steak powerhouse David Aisenstat, to the helm. We look forward to continuing our reputation for outstanding hospitality and great seafood under the Joe Fortes name. All current management and staff, led by your very own Maitreâ€™d Frenchy Gagne, General Manager Scott Garrett, and Executive Chef Wayne Sych, will continue to serve our many regular guests and visitors.
Bud Kanke, 72, who has founded, opened, and operated 11 restaurants in the past 40 years, looks forward to partially entering retirement. He will remain with Joe’s as an advisor for the next several years.
Enjoy this fantastic interview with Bud as he recounts the span of his career,Â courtesy ofÂ our friends at Scout Magazine.
March 1, 2012
This week’s Chef’s Choice: Kid’s Pasta with marinara sauce, made from fresh tomatoes and roasted red peppers, with a pinch of parsley and freshly grated grana padano. Part of “Little Joes Eat Free” starting this Saturday!