The GOODS from Market by Jean-Georges
Vancouver, BC | From April 4 to 18, MARKET by Jean-Georges will be heating things up with a visit from Anthony Ricco, Executive Chef at New York’s famed Spice Market. Celebrating its tenth year of operation, Spice Market is a timeless paean to Southeast Asian sensuality. Set in Manhattan’s trendy Meatpacking District, the restaurant features Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s piquant elevations of the region’s street cuisine served in a casual, sexy atmosphere.
Inspired by the street food Vongerichten enjoyed while traveling in Southeast Asia, Spice Market’s menu authentically uplifts its inspirations while offering guests the additional delight of family-style dining – food comes continuously throughout the meal and is placed at the center of table for all to share. With each new dish, guests are transported to the idealization of a Vietnamese street market or a Thai food stall.
The Spice Market menu at MARKET by Jean-Georges will kick off with visit from Anthony Ricco, who has been a part of the restaurant for nine years. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Ricco is both a world traveller and passionate about exotic flavours. From lemongrass and chilies to kaffir lime and cinnamon, playing with traditional dishes and putting his own spin on them is what excites Ricco. Ricco will join Chef de Cuisine Montgomery Lau in the MARKET kitchen as they marry Spice Market menus with the finest and freshest produce from the west coast.
The Spice Market promotion at MARKET by Jean-Georges will include a special $29 Lunch Prix Fixe and $68, 5 course/10 flavour Tasting Menu at dinner. Spice Market items will also be available on the à la carte lunch and dinner menu. From the Yellowfin Tuna with a Lemon Szechuan Vinaigrette and Shrimp Dumplings, Lobster and Shitake Mushroom Sauce to the Vietnamese Coffee Tart with Condensed Milk Ice Cream, the menu will take guests on a fun and flavourful culinary journey through the streets of Southeast Asia. To complement the menu, the lounge will serve a selection of Spice Market’s much-loved cocktails including the Rum Tamarind Punch and Thai Smash infused with Thai basil and grapefruit bitters.
MARKET by Jean-Georges is the first restaurant in Canada for the three-star Michelin chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and the signature restaurant of Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver. MARKET, open seven days a week from breakfast through dinner, is located on the hotel’s third floor and accessible through the hotel or directly off Alberni Street. Reservations can by made by telephone at (604) 695-1115 or via the restaurant’s website: www.marketbyjgvancouver.com.
1115 Alberni Street, 3rd Floor, Vancouver, BC V6E 0A8
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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