Signature Spice Market Dishes at Market thru November

Anthony Ricco, Executive Chef of Jean-Georges’ Spice Market NYC

For three weeks in November, a spicier side of Jean-Georges comes to life in Vancouver.  From November 8 to 30, guests of Market by Jean-Georges will have the opportunity to taste the dishes and spices of the famed Spice Market, New York (NYC).

Karen Gin, chef de cuisine for Market by Jean-Georges

I was in recently to taste these new menu offerings, these items have been added to the menu for November and are Asian-influenced recipes that offer something unique to a community that gravitates to truly authentic and sophisticated flavours.

Shaved Tuna, Chili Tapioca, Asian Pear and Lime

Six signature Spice Market dishes have been added to the dinner menu.  Available a la carte, C$10 – C$30, or as a tasting menu, C$68, these six dishes top Spice Market’s list of favourite items with the ingredients readily available in Vancouver:

– Shaved Tuna, Chili Tapioca, Asian Pear and Lime

– Spiced Chicken Samosas, Cilantro Yogurt

– Black Pepper Shrimp, Sundried Pineapple

– Cod with Malaysian Chili Sauce, Thai Basil

– Vietnamese Chicken Curry

– Ovaltine Kulfi, Caramelized Banana and Spiced Milk Chocolate Sauce

Ovaltine Kulfi, Caramelized Banana and Spiced Milk Chocolate Sauce

Spice Market NYC, located in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, was inspired by the street food Jean-Georges enjoyed while traveling in Southeast Asia.  Since opening in 2004, the cuisine and lively atmosphere of the famed New York eatery has transported diners from Vietnamese street markets to a Thai food stalls.

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 be made by telephone at (604) 695-1115 or via the restaurant’s website – www.marketbyjgvancouver.com

By: Richard Wolak