Tasting Summer Brunch at Market by Jean-Georges

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Yesterday I kicked off summer in style on the patio of Market at the Shangri-La Hotel downtown Vancouver, joined by my friend Kenji Maeda. Bubbles, Beats & Brunch takes places every weekend all summer long featuring an array of flavourful dishes, cocktails and live music with a dj spinning lively tunes.

Cashew Sticky Bun

Cashew Sticky Bun

Each table receives one of their delicious Cashew Sticky Buns to tempt the palate before brunching, a complimentary treat.

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If you decide to go the cocktail route, and if you are a Caesars lover like my friend Kenji, you should choose make your own Caesar, a server brings around their trolley and you select whichever ingredients and garnishes you fancy.

Caesar

Caesar

Lemongrass Soda

Lemongrass Soda

Kenji had the Caesar ($18) while I had a Lemongrass Soda.

Orange Flower Yogurt Sorbet

Orange Flower Yogurt Sorbet

Sucreme and Arugula Salad

Sucreme and Arugula Salad

For our starters, I had the delicious and refreshing Orange Flower Yogurt Sorbet ($9) with Hibiscus and local fruits. Kenji had the Sucreme and Arugula Salad ($14) with avocado and spicy corn vinaigrette.

Korean Fried Chicken

Korean Fried Chicken

Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict

Pandan Waffle

Pandan Waffle

For our mains, I had the Korean Fried Chicken ($22) which had a sweet and spice kick along with house-made biscuits; Kenji had the Eggs Benedict ($19) with olive oil hollandaise and smoked salmon; then Kenji and I shared the outstanding Pandan Waffle ($16) topped with coconut cream, caramelized pineapple, and caramel sauce, so different and so good.

Root Beer Float

Root Beer Float

For dessert which is a must have anytime dining here, I had a Root Beer Float ($8) with bourbon-vanilla ice cream and Boylan’s root beer making for quite the frothy experience; Kenji had a scoop of the Grapefruit Sorbet.

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You can make reservations by phone at (604) 695 1115. MARKET by Jean-Georges is located on Level 3 at 1115 Alberni in Vancouver, you can follow them on twitter @MARKETjg_Van

By: Richard Wolak