First Taste of Jess Restaurant

Jess Restaurant opened 2 months ago in the Kerrisdale neighbourhood specializing in French Asian Cuisine.

The restaurant is founded by Jessica Kim and this is her first restaurant of a few that are planned to opened in the Vancouver area within the coming year. The interiors are beautiful, designed by a firm in Korea; the string lights were hung one by one by the staff taking 9 days to complete.

The washrooms are equally stunning, each one is a bit different. The Woman’s washroom is a stunner with the gold wall tiles being imported from Italy and the toilets with it’s heated seats were brought in from Japan, this is a washroom you are never going to want to leave.

Executive Chef Pierre Vuylsteke leads the kitchen and the various services that include lunch, afternoon tea, happy hour and dinner daily.

I have tried several dishes here including these starters the beautiful Thai Beet Salad with burrata cheese, nut granola, greens, chili lime vinaigrette; along with the JESS House Salad with mixed greens, radish, pickled vegetables, ricotta cheese, croutons. I loved the Japanese Style Soufflรฉ Kyoku twice-baked, prawns, grana padano parmesan.

The Japanese Cod was outstanding with pan fried rock cod, soba noodles, dash broth, daikon, shiitake mushrooms; as was the Korean Style Grilled Flat Iron Steak 8 oz, soy marinated, broccolini, fingerling potatoes, chimichurri, sea salt; we also shared a side of the Grilled Seasonal Vegetables (broccolini, carrots, squash) almonds & grana padano parmesan.

Their pastry chef has been creating beautiful desserts, I tried this selection, and my favourites were the Hazelnut Mascarpone puffs, along with the Deconstructed cheesecake with cherries and blueberries, also tried the Raspberry Macarons and the Tiramisu.

Jess Restaurant is located at 2179 W 41st Ave in Vancouver. You can follow them on Instagram @jessrestaurants

By: Richard Wolak