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Movies at MARKET returns this fall with the screening of Chef on October 3 and 4

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, September 16, 2014 – Movies at MARKET returns this fall with a brand new line up of foodie films, starting with the acclaimed movie Chef. Hosted by Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver in its private Blue Moon Theatre, Movies at MARKET has grown to become a cult favourite for film buffs and foodies alike. Chef, a light-hearted comedy with a star-studded cast, promises not to disappoint.

Directed by and starring Jon Favreau, the film co-stars Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Downey, Jr. and Oliver Pratt. Favreau plays the part of professional chef Carl Casper who suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner. Left to figure out what's next, he finds himself in Miami, where he teams up with his ex-wife, his friend and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen -- and zest for life and love.

Once the lights come up, guests of the Movies at MARKET series are escorted to MARKET by Jean-Georges’ main dining room where the second course of the evening awaits. Chef de Cuisine Montgomery Lau has created a four-course dinner menu inspired by the film du jour. From the more formal Pasta Aglio e Olio with Orzo, Clams and Mussels to the less serious but equally tantalizing Flavours of a Sandwich Cubano with Roasted Pork Shoulder, Swiss Cheese, Fried Pickles Sour Dough Crisp and Fixings, the dinner is a play on the movie’s theme with Chef Lau’s twist on the flavours of an epic food truck journey.

With only 36 seats available per screening, the exclusive Movies at MARKET series is the hottest date night ticket in town. The evening includes a glass of bubbly, gourmet popcorn, film screening, and a private four-course dinner. The doors open at 5:00 pm with a glass of bubbly upon arrival, and the event starts at 5:30 pm with the screening of the movie followed by dinner. Tickets for Movies at MARKET are priced at $78 with wine pairings available for an additional $55 or $110. For more information or for reservations, call the restaurant at (604) 695-1115.

Running through until December, the Movies at MARKET series include movies that range from award-winning documentaries to foodie cult classic flicks. The next film in the series is set for November 7 and 8 will feature Red Obsession, a 2013 Australian documentary film, which collects interviews with winemakers and wine lovers across the world. Get more details on the upcoming movies by liking the MARKET by Jean-Georges Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MarketbyJeanGeorgesVancouver.

MARKET by Jean-Georges is the first restaurant in Canada for the three-star Michelin chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and the signature restaurant of Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver. MARKET, open seven days a week from breakfast through dinner, is located on the hotel’s third floor and accessible through the hotel or directly off Alberni Street.

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Media contacts:

Sonya Hwang, MARKET by Jean-Georges                           Liz Sperandeo, Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver

Ph: (604) 932-0308                                                               Ph: (604) 661-3352

Email: sonya@kicommunications.ca                                     Email: liz.sperandeo@shangri-la.com