Last night I was good company and in good hands as I sat down to sample the new summer menu at Market.
Recently, Market has made some pretty bold changes and boy have they paid off!
The kitchen, while still keeping in line with owner Vanessa Salopeks original concept, has created a menu where the food is approachable, addictive and undeniably unforgettable!
Throughout the evening we were treated to an 8 course menu tasting prepared for us by Co-Executive Chefs Alex Edmonsi and Sean MacDonald as well as their team .
Each course was paired perfectly with wines and unique cocktails.
From the Strawberry Salad to the Dark Horse Mint Julep pictured above, my table mates and I drooled over every course.
And although we raved about every dish, we each had our favourites.
I would personally recommend everything I ate but if you’re not a total glutton like me, here are my top 3, must try recommendations.
(Note, the photos below are smaller sample portions. Menu sized portions will be plated larger.)
Whey Braised Lamb, Minted Peas, Mint Ricotta.
In layman terms, it’s a delicious little dumpling stuffed with lamb, served with a smashed pea sauce that will have you licking your plate.
Pecorino Sauce, Black Pepper, Shaved Parmesan.
I could eat gnocchi for breakfast, lunch & dinner, but I’m REAL choosy.
Too mushy and I’m grossed out. Too firm and it’s like chewing elastic bands.
This is everything it needs to be and the cream sauce will have you asking your server if it can be purchased to-go!
Scallop with Cream Corn
Creamed Fermented Corn, Corn Truffle, Whey Gastric, Brown Butter Popcorn.
The crunch of the popcorn with the silky creaminess of the corn is a texture accompaniment like no other.
This is a dynamic combination of flavour and texture!
And the perfect cocktail to start and end your meal with? Or sip and sit all afternoon on their patio…
The Banff Ice Cilantro Watermelon Smash
Fresh, light and too delicious!
The night was an amazing treat discovering new favourites at one of my old favourite restaurants.
A huge thanks to the hostess with the mostest Vanessa for making us all feel like family!
You and your team are all sorts of fabulous!
LOVE the new menu!
Mr. Fab market