October 12th, 2011
We’ve lavished in the luxurious lobster spaghetti, savoured the foie gras parfait for hours on end and delighted in the whimsical desserts starring sweet soft serve ice cream.
The reason we return to Joe Beef over and over again has as much to do with the larger-than-life personalities of co-owners and chefs, Fred and Dave, as it does with the mouth-watering market-fresh fare. You’ll find both in the new book, The Art of Living According to Joe Beef: A Cookbook of Sorts ($29.74) by David McMillan, Frédéric Morin and Meredith Erickson. The delicious tome reads like a love letter to Montreal, chock full of favourite recipes, tasty tidbits of history and appreciative nods to the restaurant’s St. Henri neighbours.
A heartily recommended read for anyone who calls Montreal their home or home-away-from-home.