Restaurateur Fred Morin, co-owner of the acclaimed Joe Beef restaurant in Montreal beloved by Anthony Bourdain, has long forgotten all about the art of plating good-looking food now that he no longer heads into the kitchen daily to cook. He now mostly cooks ingredients that don’t touch each other for three adorable yet very talkative offspring and overly complex and poorly budgeted ambitious classic French meals at home for his wife.
His life is still ruled by brief but intense bouts of diverse endeavors that somehow all come back to restaurant and cooking, be it gardening, trying to fly fish in Alaska, preparing very large first-aid kits, or building bread ovens. In recent years, he has casually alternated between yoga and drinking with an elegance only rivaled by the likes of Beau Brummell and little Lord Fauntleroy. He will participate in a discussion and Q&A after Vatel.