Market by Jean-Georges

Diana Chan August 27, 2010 Downtown, Four Beakers

Two of my friends and I decided to embark on a journey to The Market, this was no market indeed. This was The Market by Jean-Georges in the Vancouver Shangri-La. We knew it would be a bit pricey during the dinnertime, so we opted to go during the lunchtime.

The Market I located on the third floor of the Shangri-La so you will need to take the elevator or the stairs up from the main floor. The little area that we were seated in reminded me of the 70’s. The green furniture worked with the decor but if you put it into your living room, it would be quite awkward.

For the Appetizer, we started off with the Beef Carpaccio Pizza, which was quite unique and super delicious. But, I’m not quite sure if you can still call it Carpaccio is it’s a bit cooked? I’m not sure either but it was yummy. If you are not a big fan of raw food, you won’t even notice the raw beef on this pizza. The Parmesan, arugula and mushroom balance this dish out so it is very flavorful.

For the main dish, Taiwanese girl ordered grilled salmon with a side of fries. It seemed like she really enjoyed the salmon especially the sauce that came with it since she kept dipping her fries into it. Apparently, your salmon can be rare, medium rare, medium, or well. I really thought this was only for steak or lamb, but salmon too. The green peppers on the plate seems like it could be super spicy but when you taste it, it was not anywhere near spicy. Very mild and had a nice taste.

CanuckGirl ordered the Grilled MARKET Burger. It was a very nice tasting burger with the regular stuff plus Russian dressing and a cool Onion Ring. The burger had 2 patties of meat! A very meaty burger if you are a carnivore. Also, you can choose what type of cheese you can have on your burger! Swiss and cheddar are the ones I can remember off the top of my head,

For my main dish, I had the halibut which was so soft and delicate. it came on a bed of boiled spinach with a nice creamy sauce. It was so yummy that I was so tempted to lick the plate.

To finish it all off, I had the chocolate pudding! This was by far the BEST part of the meal. If you look at the picture, the green part is the cup. For the longest time, we were staring at other tables thinking there was cool jello under neither the pudding. On top was a softly whipped cream and crystallized violet. As you dig deeper into this pudding, you find a nice piece of cake in the center and it just really gives the dessert a bit more of a texture.

If you are looking for a fancy place to eat, this is the place to go! Everyone must try this place at least once … or twice in their lives because it is just so delicious!!!!

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About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.