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Farmers Go Upmarket at the Shangri-La Hotel

by Rick Green on August 29, 2012

Shih Lee and Tsun-Yuan Lee of Hui's Organic Mushrooms

Shih Lee and Tsun-Yuan Lee of Hui’s Farm in Aldergrove were one of eight purveyors featured at the Shangri-La Hotel’s third monthly Market at MARKET by Jean-Georges on August 19. Not only could the public buy their organic mushrooms on the hotel’s third-floor terrace, they were also showcased, along with the other vendors, on the restaurant’s Farmers Brunch menu.

Wanting to emphasize the Shangri-La’s support for local food, Executive Chef Wayne Harris partnered with Vancouver Farmers Markets to “bring the market to MARKET”. It’s a creative concept that offers market goers the added benefits of complimentary wine sampling (in this case, Poplar Grove Pinot Gris and Merlot) and fine dining, unavailable at any other Vancouver farmers market.

Here is a sampling of what was available that Sunday…

Live music entertaining patrons of Market at MARKET by Jean-Georges.

It just isn't a farmers market without live music. Norine Braun (right) with Alice Fraser on keyboard.

Angela Dean & Julie-Anne Cassidy of Sticky Spoon

Angela Dean & Julie-Anne Cassidy of Sticky Spoon present their flavourful jams, made without added commercial pectin, that were served with MARKET's pastry basket.

Assorted seed & grain pâté from Pâté Pastiche.

Seed & grain pâté from Pâté Pastiche with fresh fig and crisps.

Seared scallops with carmelized cauliflower

Seared scallops with carmelized cauliflower & caper-raisin emulsion garnished with SOLEfood parsley.

SOLEfood Farm at Pacific Boulevard and Carrall Street.

Produce from SOLEfood Farm is grown on two acres of Concord Pacific Developments real estate at Pacific Boulevard & Carrall Street.

Grilled hanger steak with vegetable medley.

Grilled hanger steak with vegetable medley from Hui's Organic Mushrooms & SOLEfood.

dohm cheese served with crisps, candied walnuts, and white peaches.

dohm cheese served with crisps, candied walnuts, and white peaches.

Becks D'Angelo of Take a Fancy Chocolates and Sweets

Becks D'Angelo of Take a Fancy makes her chocolates by hand from fair trade, organic cacao beans.

Beaucoup Bakery's Hazelnut Lemon Macaron Frais.

Incredible Hazelnut Lemon Macaron Frais with lemon mousse by Jackie Ellis of Beaucoup Bakery and Café.

The last monthly farmers market of the 2012 season at the Shangri-La Hotel will be on September 23:

Market at MARKET by Jean-Georges
September 23, 11:00am – 2:00pm
1115 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Tel: (604) 695-1115
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~ RG

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