Patio season is well underway in Vancouver. But have you ever considered enjoying the city view from a rooftop patio in downtown Vancouver? If not, give
Joe Fortes on Thurlow, just off of Robson, a chance. I attended their patio kickoff recently, and they had great food from seafood and chicken tacos, oysters on the half shell, and other varieties of seafood. In addition they have a bar on the rooftop patio, so enjoy a glass of wine, or a glass of sparkling wine, beer, or other drink along with the great food. Below are a few pictures of the event to entice you. I was sipping Segura Viduas Reserva Cava, Spanish sparkling. It goes very well with seafood. Enjoy the summer!
Joe Fortes: Crab legs prawns mussels oysters lobster and tuna for the taking
Joes Gold special oysters
Two tacos from Joe Fortes rooftop patio
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When and Where?
Dish N Dazzle
Thursday, May 7, 2015
6:30 – 9:30 pm
Vancouver Convention Centre EAST in the Parkview Terrace What is Dish N Dazzle?
This is a fundraising event for the
BC Hospitality Foundation and will feature
More than 100
wines from Argentina 14 of Vancouver’s best
restaurants A cocktail competition with 6 expert bartenders
A live Jazz Band – Les is More
A Latin DJ
A HUGE silent auction focused on hospitality, hotels & restaurants
Below is the list of wineries from Argentina participating in this event. There are some great ones, like Catena, Colome, Graffigna and more. Very exciting wines to try from these wineries.
Alamos Winery, Amalaya, Bousquet, Casa Bianchi, Catena Zapata, Clos de los Siete
Colome, Dona Paula, El Esteco, El Porvenir de Cafayate, Escorihuela 1884, Finca Decero
Finca Flichman, Finca las Moras, Graffigna, Huarpe Wines, Kaiken, La Vuelta
Lagarde, Layer Cake, Marcelo Pelleriti Wines, Mascota Vineyards, Masi Tupungato, Pasucal Toso
Que Guapo, Santa Ana, Septima, Tamari, Tapiz, Tinto Negro, Vina Cobos, Vistalba, Zorzal Wines
What About the Restaurants?
Here are the participating Vancouver restaurants.
Aura at Nita Lake Lodge, Bistro 101 at PICA, Black + Blue, The Bon Vivant Group
Café Pacifica at the Pan Pacific Hotel, Chef Ann Kirsebom, CinCin
Donnelly Group, Forage at the Listel Hotel, Homer St. Cafe and Bar
Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House, La Grotta Del Formaggio, PIER 7 restaurant + bar
Do You Want a Discount on Your Ticket?
$75 but because you are reading my article, use promo code WOA15 for $69 tickets .
More information on
Dish N Dazzle is on their website.
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Long live summer! If that is how you feel you may want to go to Joe Forte’s downtown and try the 2 new cocktails on their patio. Details from Joe Fortes is below. Enjoy.
Joe Fortes is prolonging the summer season with its fresh herb inspired cocktails – Introducing two delicious and refreshing cocktails, Wild Thyme and Garden Gnome!
incorporates organic unpasturized cream honey blended with fresh thyme adding natural sweetness to hibiscus infused vodka by Absolut while balancing the sweetness with the acidity of some fresh lemon.
Wild Thyme cocktail
A refreshing blend of basil, cucumber syrup and cranberries this hibiscus infused vodka cocktail is the perfect patio drink!
Garden Gnome cocktail
*Absolut Hibiskus offers the slightly acidic, berry-flavor of hibiscus underlined by sweet notes of pomegranate.
Joe Fortes’ rooftop patio is scheduled to be open until October 5th, so right now is the perfect time to enjoy these two new cocktails on the patio before it’s closed!