to market, to market.

…to eat delicious pork belly.

that’s how the nursery rhyme goes when you’re invited to the new summer menu tasting at MARKET.

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what this list is missing is the amuse bouche and palate cleanser, making it nine plates in total….jiggety-jig.

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MARKET opened it’s doors on 17th ave in 2013 with a desire to create a sense of community and bridge the gap between farmer and plate.

the recent introduction of co-executive chefs Alex Edmonson and Sean MacDonald has found a new summer menu at MARKET created solely with seasonal ingredients and farm fresh cuisine.

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the team treated us to little tastes of their creations – paired with delicious cocktails. all of our samples are on the new summer menu in larger portions at affordable prices.

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here are my top three favourites from the night…but let’s be honest, i’d eat it all again.

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duck tacos – crepes, pickled strawberries, caramelized onion and cilantro. 
these are so good that i didn’t even care that there was juices running down my hand and arm – i just needed to stuff it in my face. pickled strawberries are a new concept to me, but the right combo of tart and sweet.

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this appetizer is served five to a plate, and while you think you’ll want to share, let me assure you that you are wrong. do not share these delicious little morsels. instead, order it for yourself as an entree. maybe with a salad…or some tacos…or the pork belly. which ever.

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pork belly with pistachio puree, radish slaw, brandy cherry and green beans.
as the last savoury dish of the night, you’d think i’d be too stuffed to eat this. not the case! i cleaned my plate. it was the right amount of acid and sweetness to cut the fatty pork belly.

honourable mention:

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fois gras cookie with pickled pear served with star anise creme for dipping.
this was a surprise to us as it wasn’t listed on the menu but came out with the duck taco. the butter in the cookie was replaced with fois gras – so decadent and indulgent.

here are good days/times to know:

monday – half priced bottles of wine, including the reserve list (all day)
tuesday – $3 tacos: signature confit duck – sooo good – or tempura fish (all day)
happy hour (m-f; 2-6pm) – $5 draft, $7 market highballs, $8 glasses of wine
weekend brunch (s&s; 11am-4pm) – weekly brunch menu

IMG_5717-0 2congratulations to the new MARKET team and YUM! on the summer menu.


have you ever been to MARKET? have you been indulgent lately? would you like to with me?

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