New York’s famed Spice Market has been featured at Market thru April 18 with a special tasting menu. Inspired by the street food Jean-Georges enjoyed while travelling in Southeast Asia, the menu was created for a fun and flavourful culinary journey transporting diners to a Vietnamese street market or a Thai food stall.
I tasted a variety of dishes off their dinner tasting menu, which offered a 5 course menu featuring 10 flavours for $68.
Yellowfin Tuna, Lemon Szechuan Vinaigrette
Shrimp Dumplings, Lobster and Shitake Mushroom Sauce
Mongolian Lamb Satay, Sweet Soy Glaze, Lemon and
Spiced Chicken Samosas, Cilantro Yogurt
Vietnamese Coffee Tart, Condensed Milk Ice Cream
Thai Jewels, Tropical Fruits and Shaved Coconut Ice
My favourite dishes from all the ones that I tasted were Yellowfin Tuna as well as the delicious Shrimp Dumplings with lobster and shitake mushroom sauce. The Chicken Samosa in Cilantro Yogurt which was amazing. I loved both of the desserts which had very different flavour profiles, Vietnamese Coffee Tart with Condensed Milk Ice Cream was smooth and creamy while the Thai Jewels, Tropical Fruits and Shaved Coconut Ice was filled with textures and flavours which was a fabulous finish to a wonderful meal.
MARKET by Jean-Georges
Level 3, 1115 Alberni
Phone: (604) 695 1115
By: Richard Wolak