July 27, 2012
Trends may come and go, but one thing that’s stood the test of time? Our patio and a little sun making for a great afternoon. The 90s sure agreed!
July 25, 2012
This week’s Chef’s Choice is an example of how a simple recipe combined with fresh ingredients can make for the greatest dish (with the help of a Joe Fortes chef, of course).
Our Heirloom Tomato Salad is made with fresh local heirloom tomatoes andÂ handmade mozzarella cheese, drizzled with balsamic gastrique and extra virgin olive oil, and finished off with aÂ sprinkling of fleur de sel and freshly ground pepper.
July 24, 2012
Our chefs and managers are spilling their secrets! Follow us on Twitter @JoeFortesVan forÂ tips of the trade that’ll up your kitchen know-how.
July 23, 2012
Have we done you right this year? Let the people over at Where know and nominate us for a Where to Dine Award. Youâ€™ll be entered to win a trip to Whistler aboard Rocky Mountaineer and two nightsâ€™ accommodation at Whistlerâ€™s Nita Lake Lodge.
July 21, 2012
Meet this week’s Chef’s Choice and the newest member of our dessert family: our Strawberry Shortcake, made with fresh local berries, sweet buttermilk biscuit baked in-house, vanilla cream, pastry cream, whipped cream,Â and a drizzle of strawberry coulis.
Enjoy it starting this Tuesday!
July 20, 2012
In light of our province’s new liquor laws, we are excited to announce our new corkage policy:
- Guests are invited to bring one bottle for every four people in their party, for a corkage fee of $35.00.
- We welcome any commercially produced wine (no home brews allowed) that is not on our wine list. This includes wines on our list that are a different vintage.
Simply present your bottle of wine to guest services upon entering the restaurant and we’ll be happy to take care of the rest.
What’s a weekend without brunch? Here’s a look at one of our earlier brunch menus.
July 19, 2012
We spent a lovely morning with Dawn Chubai and Breakfast Television showing viewers how toÂ to crack your way through crab and lobster, make our Heirloom Tomato Salad (hint: fresh ingredients are key), stack together our new Strawberry Shortcake, and mix everyone’s favourite summer cocktail, the White Sangria.
Catch it all here!
July 17, 2012
Oyster Bob won the World Oyster Invitational at The Bearfoot BistroÂ this past weekend and we couldn’t be prouder. Congrats Bobby!
Watch him in action here on our Facebook page.
July 14, 2012
This week’s Chef’s Choice is another brunch favourite: the Shrimp Frittata. Enjoy baby shrimp, bay scallop, and asparagus folded into free run eggs and topped with Swiss cheese, served with hash browns and fresh fruit and greens on the side.
July 13, 2012
We uncoveredÂ this draft of our menu from thirteen years ago, complete with notes made by Joe Fortes founder Bud Kanke.
July 7, 2012
This week’s Chef’s Choice needs no introduction. The 12 layers of chocolate frosting and brandy silk chocolate cake speak for themselves.
July 6, 2012
Remember the 80s? We do. We threw many a good party in our first decade.
July 4, 2012
Though recent weather may have us fooled, summer has indeed begun. To celebrate, we’re introducing our Summer Wine Feature: The Hess Collection.
Wine, art, and vineyards create a singular identity for The Hess Collection Winery; the synthesis of these elements show founder Donald Hess’ dedication to producing great wines from great vineyards. Hess established his first Mount Veeder vineyard in 1978, which marked the beginning of The Hess Collection Winery in the Napa Valley. The winery was founded on Hess’ belief that quality and goodness are the best practices.
Enjoy these wines for the months of July, August, and September, handpicked by our beverage manager Jennifer Hennessey:
Hess Select 2011 Sauvignon Blanc – North Coast, California
Hess Select 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon – California
Hess Collection 2009 Chardonnay – Napa Valley, California
Hess Allomi 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon – Napa Valley, California