Well yes, the French have style. This is why we choose our first Style Makers profile, with Front St. Brasserie in Penticton. Sitting down with Lisa to talk about life, in the restaurant with her husband, Chef John Burke.
It’s girly girl elegant. Love is in the details – right? Have to say – one should never be intimidated by French cuisine especially, as a brasserie is dining in a relaxed setting. Brasserie is French for “brewery”.
Mr. Burke is admired in Vancouver for his work at The Wedgewood, Cru and Pastis. Pretty decent that I no longer have to drive over the mountains for a taste of France.
Do call in advance to dine – as the inside holds only 14. But, when the weather gets up to 18 Celsius or 64 Fahrenheit, the patio allows for another 18. See interview below.
Lisa: I love Paris in the spring time.
If you could invite one person to supper?
Mozart, as he would be entertaining, wild and fun.
Foie Gras, Steak Tartare and traditional Lobster Thermidor.
Mayan Pot De Crème. It has cayenne pepper. And, would go well with his rich spicy personality.
I was 6 years old and dining with my parents in a fancy restaurant. I saw a plate go by with little shells. My parents thought it would be hilarious. So they let me order.
I don’t know. What were you doing?
Jamie Oliver. He is an amazing Chef. He is all about healthy sustainable food. He is into feeding people who normally eat junk food.