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MARKET by Jean-Georges in Vancouver (Fall Harvest Tasting Menu by Montgomery Lau) – Part 2/3

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Most of the dishes were Asian-inspired or eclectic as Jean-Georges’ cooking typically is, so they tend to be sweet, savoury, salty and tangy all at once. All the components are meant to be eaten together and his style is distinct. He also has a quirk for spice, so often there is spice or at least a very mild heat to many dishes.

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MARKET by Jean-Georges in Vancouver (Fall Harvest Tasting Menu by Montgomery Lau) – Part 1/3

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For a AAA Four Diamond Jean-Georges restaurant with a sophisticated and elegant ambiance, the Fall Harvest Tasting Menu executed by the new Chef de Cuisine, Montgomery Lau, is an incredible value. It was 5 courses for $68/person and it is available from now until October 15.

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Fat Duck Mobile Eatery (Food Truck)

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The name Fat Duck Mobile Eatery was not inspired by Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck in London, but he knew people would make the association (I did). Olsen decided to call his truck Fat Duck because he simply loves duck, and duck cooked in duck fat (we already agreed on 2 things). Thus his favourite item on his menu is the Duck Confit sandwich (now we agree on 3 things).

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Seattle, WA – Joule (Modern Korean Restaurant) – Part 2/2

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There are Asian flavours, but for the most part it is catered for a Western clientele and palate. I wouldn’t compare it to any traditional Asian restaurant because that’s not what the restaurant is about. The ingredients are local and exotic and the ideas fresh so the menu is inspiring, but just do not expect authentic Asian cuisine.

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Seattle, WA – Joule (Modern Korean Restaurant) – Part 1/2

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A strong backbone and understanding of Korean cuisine and Asian ingredients definitely helps with Joule’s success. The style of the restaurant is supposed to be more like a casual steakhouse showcasing Korea’s love for beef with side dishes and tapas to accompany.

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Mogu Japanese Street Eats (Food Cart/Truck)

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Mogu means “to chew” or “munch” in Japanese, and “mogu-mogu” is a Japanese saying. Having grown up with traditional Japanese food, Yujirou Aoki and his wife are the owners and operators of Mogu Japanese Street Eats. His inspiration for Mogu came from working at Vancouver’s favourite Japanese izakaya restaurants.

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Tofino, BC – SoBo Restaurant – Part 2/2

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It had the approachability of say a Cactus Club, but the personal touch and flavours of Tofino. The food was fun, casual and unpretentious, but slightly hit and miss, which is likely due to the size of the menu. The “hits” were toe-curling good and I would come back for those alone… heck, I would even come back just for their Lime Margaritas!

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Tofino, BC – SoBo Restaurant – Part 1/2

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It had the approachability of say a Cactus Club, but the charm and flavours of Tofino. The food was fun, casual and unpretentious, but slightly hit and miss. The “hits” were almost toe-curling good and I would come back for those alone… heck, I would come back just for their Lime Margaritas!

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