Executive Chef Wayne Sych launched his fall menu recently at Joe Fortes and I was invited to taste some of their new dishes.
Lobster Bisque – atlantic lobster, brandy, cream
Truffle Parmesan Fries
Braised Lamb Shank – roasted root vegetables, parmesan vinaigrette, pan jus
Duo of Fresh Fish
Pumpkin Pie – spiced whipped cream, caramel sauce
Tahitian Vanilla Crème Brûlée – cookie, cream
Loved the presentation of the Lobster Bisque which was poured tableside, the bisque was delicious and light and I shared it with my friend Marck. If you tell your server you wish to share they will arrange to serve tableside portioning for two. The Truffle Parmesan Fries have been on the menu for quite sometime, not a new dish but one that I had wanted to try for ages and these fries were very good, also a great sharing item. The Braised Lamb Shank was huge, tender and delicious with the pan jus and root vegetables. The Duo of Fish wasn’t a new dish either, however the fish was seasonal and does change by the season, we enjoyed the house signature Miso Sablefish and the Halibut. For dessert we shared the outstanding Pumpkin Pie with a delicious caramel sauce this is a new dessert on the menu through the holidays, lastly the Tahitian Vanilla Crème Brûlée was a standout that our server encouraged us to try.
Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House
777 Thurlow Street, Vancouver
For Reservations call 604.669.1940
By: Richard Wolak