MARKET by Jean-Georges, the fine dining restaurant inside Vancouver's upscale Shangri-La Hotel, will close down at the end of the year to make way for a new concept.
The restaurant bears the name of acclaimed chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and has focused on French and Asian-inspired modern Pacific coast cuisine for its tenure here in Vancouver.
All of the current culinary talent on board at MARKET, namely Executive Chef, Ken Nakano and Chef de Cuisine, Alex Kim, and the front of house team, will stay on board for the forthcoming restaurant.
“MARKET by Jean-Georges has been part of the Vancouver culinary scene for over 10 years and we are proud to have represented this iconic brand during that time. We are excited to be launching our own concept in 2020, this is a unique opportunity for us to create a restaurant that highlights culinary creativity and everything we love about Vancouver” said Nakano, who has been with MARKET since 2015.
To close out their run, MARKET by Jean-Georges will feature an exclusive Vancouver menu in the month of November, as well as "best of the best" a la carte selections highlighting popular dishes from over the years.
MARKET will close on January 1, 2020 following one last New Year's Eve dinner.
The new restaurant - no name has been revealed yet - will debut in April 2020. The Shangri-La Hotel says "the new restaurant will serve a new dining and cocktail menu and will add an afternoon tea service. The cuisine will continue to celebrate local flavours with seasonal farm-to-table ingredients sourced from the local community. The new restaurant design will feature a multitude of dining options including a bar, lounge and several private dining rooms."
MARKET by Jean-Georges is located at the Shangri-La Hotel at 1115 Alberni Street in downtown Vancouver.