Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House




777 Thurlow Street
Vancouver, BC, Canada
604.669.1940 · joefortes.ca

Thoroughly ensconced in the Vancouver dining scene for almost 25 years, Joe Fortes is named after a legendary local seaman whose gregarious nature embodied the hospitality of the restaurant. Owner Bud Kanke has used his 37 years in the industry to create the quintessential seafood grill with its dramatic horseshoe-shaped bar where over 20,000 oysters are shucked yearly. Each summer, the restaurant celebrates the wild salmon runs and participates in various oyster shucking competitions. In 2008, resident shucker Bob Skinner brought home another first-place trophy from J.P.'s Shellfish World Invitational. Chef Scott Pratico oversees the kitchen, producing menu items like the 3-tier seafood tower, while sommelier Nessa van Bergen continues to oversee the growth of the wine cellar, which is expanding its holdings of British Columbia wines.

The Stats
Number of selections: 500
Bottles in inventory: 7,500
Number of wines by the glass: 35
BYO: No.
Wine list highlights: The growing wine regions of British Columbia. Many B.C. Pinot Blancs and Pinot Gris. Representatives from all areas of Bordeaux. Collectible wines of California, including verticals of Caymus Special Select, Phelps Insignia and Pahlmeyer. A vertical of Sassicaia (1999, 2002-2005).

Edit Module
Edit Module

Related Articles

5 Perfect Bottles for Spring

Toast spring eternal with these delicious pours.

The 5 Most Ridiculous Wine Items

These facepalm-worthy wine products have no business existing.

Classic Wine and Film Pairings

Wine and film are profoundly linked in how one sip or a single scene can whisk your senses away to a wholly different time and place.

The 10 Greatest Wine Movies of All Time

Our picks for films that celebrate the world of wine, from sip to story.
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit Module

Subscribe

You can unsubscribe at any time. View an example of our newsletter.

Edit Module
Edit Module

Shop

Edit Module
>
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow TagsEdit Module

Related Web Articles