News from Scout supporter Market by Jean-Georges
Vancouver, BC | Award-winning, veteran bartender, Jay Jones, joins the team of Market by Jean-Georges as lead bartender. Jones, who has been at the forefront of the local bar scene for more than a decade, brings his signature stylings to Market to showcase bar service at one of Vancouver’s destination restaurants. Jones goes behind the bar at Market, located in Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver on Friday, January 14, 2011.
“Jay is a terrific addition to the team and he is literally going to raise the bar in Market,” said Bruno Valentino, general manager, Market by Jean-Georges. “His beverage savvy and his reputation for being an industry leader will no doubt make the Market bar a must for locals and visitors.”
A Vancouver native, Jones has developed and lead cocktail, wine and beer programs for the city’s top restaurants and bars, including West, Nu, Salt Tasting Room, the Donnelly Hospitality Group and Voya. Most recently he co-created and opened Pourhouse. Read more
News from Scout supporter Market by Jean Georges
Vancouver, BC | For the Pink Party…we recommend you put on anything…PINK! We will be featuring the Celebration Bubbly – a must have – by the glass and bottles of sparkling wine & Champagne, hand-crafted cocktails (including a surprise Pride Cocktail!), lychee bellinis, complimentary snacks that are the perfect pairings for our beverages, and a daily draw with prize and winner announced at 6:00pm each night. Full details after the jump… Read more
News from Scout supporter Market by Jean Georges
Vancouver, BC | February 12th is the Opening Ceremony for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver is waiting to welcome the world with distinct offerings and legendary hospitality. From the arrival of three-star Michelin chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and the creation of Street MARKET to medal-worthy spa treatments that harness the power of the Pacific Ocean, Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver is ready for a year of fun and GAMES. Read more
News from Scout supporter MARKET by Jean-Georges
Vancouver, BC | Bruno Valentino steps easily into the role of General Manager for MARKET by Jean-Georges, the signature restaurant of Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver, for three-star Michelin chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Valentino, who arrived in Canada one year ago, was Assistant Restaurant Manager and an integral part of the opening team for Jean-Georges’ first Canadian restaurant.
Immediately prior to joining MARKET by Jean-Georges, Valentino was General Manager for Lagoon Restaurant, the Jean-Georges restaurant at the St Regis Resort Bora Bora in French Polynesia. A native of France, Valentino moved rapidly through the culinary and hotel ranks before catching the eye of Jean-Georges. A graduate of the Paul Augier catering school in France, Valentino has worked throughout Europe and the United States. Read more
About MARKET by Jean-Georges
A dining destination & bar, where we promise to shake & stir you to the core! Located on the 3rd floor of the Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver, MARKET by Jean-Georges offers four distinct dining experiences; the intimate and casual Georgia Room with fireplace; a heated covered outdoor terrace; an enticing bar with lounge seating; and a modern dining room featuring three private rooms, accommodating 10 to 30 guests. Most recently nominated for Best New Restaurant in 2010 by Vancouver Magazine and rated as AAA Approved Four Diamond restaurant, Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten brings his vibrant cuisine to Vancouver with his unique dishes inspired from his travels through South East Asia.
THE VANCOUVER SUN – Mia Stainsby | It’s been too long since I’ve visited New York… So it was really nice of New York to come and visit me. Market at Shangri-La in Vancouver borrowed chef Anthony Ricco from New York’s Spice Market to bring some of his food here. Both restaurants are operated by Jean-Georges Vongerichten, whose name is spoken in reverential tones even in that jaded city.
We shared four à la carte dishes, plus a dessert. Shaved tuna with chili tapioca, Asian pear and lime ($14) was, if I may speak in rhyme, sublime: Petals of sashimi-grade tuna and a quenelle of tuna broth sorbet were served over a coconut kaffir lime broth. Vietnamese chicken curry ($22) featured half a chicken chopped into eight pieces in a beautiful coconut curry broth; fresh cut herbs
rained down upon it…
Ricco says he was impressed by the passionate, hard-working crew at Market. By his reckoning, this generation of New York chefs are getting a little too soft.
In Vancouver, Market impressed me once again, with casual but impeccable service. Case in point: a server saw us switching dishes and swooped in with the proper cutlery for each of us. The congenial professionalism is just right.
@MONTECRISTO_Mag | MONTECRISTO Magazine | Congratulations to MONTE Spirits contributor @BARJONESING on his appointment to Lead Bartender for Market by Jean-Georges @ShangriLaHotels.
@Miss604 | Rebecca Bollwitt | RT @BARJONESING Pleased to announce my new role as Lead Bartender at Market by Jean-Georges @ShangriLaHotels Vancouver – on the bar Friday
@scoutmagazine | Andrew Morrison | Jay Jones Takes Over The Bar At MARKET in The Shangri-La Hotel – http://tinyurl.com/4raoq9s