April 7, 2014

Spice Market x Market by Jean-Georges x Shangri-La

Spice Market menu tasting at Market by Jean-Georges restaurant inside the Shangri-La Hotel on Alberni Street on April 3, 2014.

Spice Market NYC @ Market by Jean-Georges | Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver

Market has brought Brooklyn-born and raised Executive Chef Anthony Ricco from New York's famed Spice Market for a layover and culinary journey in Vancouver (by way of the streets of Southeast Asia). Celebrating its tenth year of operation in Manhattan’s trendy Meatpacking District, Spice Market features Jean-Georges Vongerichten's penchant for the region’s street cuisine served in a casual, intimate atmosphere.

Spice Market NYC @ Market by Jean-Georges | Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver

Inspired by the street food interpretations of Vietnamese street markets and Thai food stalls, Spice Market's menu lifts its inspirations into a family-style dining setting with continuous food service throughout the meal to share. (A Thai smash cocktail, above.)

Spice Market NYC @ Market by Jean-Georges | Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver

I was intrigued and delighted by the shrimp dumplings (with lobster and Shitake mushroom sauce) despite it being a little strange and indescribable in its mishmash of flavours.

Spice Market NYC @ Market by Jean-Georges | Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver

I really enjoyed the lemon spiced chicken samosas (with cilantro yogurt) and their crisp, meatiness.

Spice Market NYC @ Market by Jean-Georges | Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver

There was a consensus that the grilled striploin steak was a little overcooked but well marinated and garnished. Simply delicious, the garlic coriander and sesame ginger fried rice was a standout for its mix of different tastes.

Spice Market NYC @ Market by Jean-Georges | Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver

The roasted salmon (in green curry broth with Thai eggplant) was very good and well-prepared. It had a great taste and consistency. For dessert, the Vietnamese coffee tart (with condensed milk ice cream) was just like the coffee transformed into pastry form with a strong blend of sweet, rich flavours.

Spice Market NYC @ Market by Jean-Georges | Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver

Spice Market runs until April 18 featuring a special Prix Fixe lunch, five-course dinner tasting, and à la carte menus. Also, Market by Jean-Georges is fittingly celebrating its fifth anniversary at the Shangri-La.


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