Escaping The Rain For The Perfect Dish At Hawksworth

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by Michelle Sproule | I recently got my first taste of chef de cuisine Chris Stewart’s cooking at Hawksworth, and it was wonderful. Stewart, originally from New Brunswick, was elevated to the position last month following a five year run as the executive chef at Mission Hill in the Okanagan. I was in from the rain for a lunch that began with a rich intro of brown buttered/roasted winter squash with burrata cheese dressed with white balsamic, and continued with a crazy pretty hamachi ceviche delicately lit with sea buckthorn, passion fruit and cumin on crispy rice. It ended with a dish that warmed as the day demanded — we’re talking perfectly pan-roasted scallops and plump, pumpkin-stuffed agnolotti flavoured with sage and garnished with crumbled hazelnuts and thin shavings – whispers, really – of pine mushroom. It’s an impressionist’s taste of where we live right now. Pair it with a wander through the Vancouver Art Gallery’s new exhibitions across the street. Walker Evans: Depth of Field and Stare both open this Saturday, October 29th.

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Rosewood Hotel Georgia on the corner of Georgia and Howe Street
801 West Georgia St. | Vancouver BC | V6C 1P7
Tlephone 604-673-7000 | Email: info@hawksworthrestaurant.com
Web: www.hawksworthrestaurant.com | Twitter | Facebook
Parking: Valet, Commerical Parking Lot, Street Parking
Pearl Room: 40 | Art Room: 40 | Cocktail Bar: 30 | Two Private Dining Rooms.

Hours

Breakfast – 6:30am – 10:30am Monday to Friday
Breakfast – 7:00am – 10:30am Saturday & Sunday
Lunch – 11:30am – 2:00pm Monday to Friday
Brunch – 10:30am – 2:00pm Saturday & Sunday
Dinner – 5:00pm – late, 7 nights a week
Cocktail Bar – 11:30am – late, 7 days a week

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The Restaurant Team

Executive Chef/Owner: David Hawksworth
Culinary Director: Kristian Eligh
Chef de Cuisine: Chris Stewart
Pastry Chef: Wayne Kozinko
General Manager: Chad Clark
Wine Director: Bryant Mao
Head Bartender: Cooper Tardivel

About Hawksworth Restaurant

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Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver Hawksworth Restaurant embraces contemporary Canadian cuisine with a goal of setting forth a culinary legacy rooted in regional produce that celebrates the cultural diversity of Vancouver.

Three-time winner of Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Award’s Best Upscale Restaurant, Hawksworth Restaurant is grown up and glamorous, yet relaxed and welcoming, ready to deliver an array of memorable dining experiences. Approachable menus reflect seasonality and spontaneity, whilst demonstrating the highly skilled technique and relentless drive for perfection that has become Hawksworth’s trademark.

Hawksworth Cocktail Bar

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Our thoughtful bar program reflects the personality of our bar team: nostalgic, modern and a little bit cheeky. Our passionate bartenders shake and stir expertly crafted cocktails that run the gamut from the pre-Prohibition era to modern day. Honouring the integrity of every cocktail through technique and execution is paramount to the foundation of both the team and the program. We use the finest, freshest ingredients to craft seasonal beverages that are beautifully complemented by our ever-evolving craft beer menu, extensive spirits portfolio and carefully-sourced, award-winning wine program. The elegant room features the distinct and eye-catching “Big Love Diamond Dust” by British artist Damien Hirst, alongside a striking handcrafted ceiling, paired with vintage leather banquettes and a Spanish granite bar. Each member of the Hawksworth Cocktail Bar team has an ardent and meticulous passion for cocktail craft and is dedicated to providing a warm welcome in a lively and laid-back setting.

Private Dining

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THE YORK ROOM | Overlooking the Vancouver Art Gallery plaza, the York Room is one the city’s most historic and exceptional event spaces. Taking its design inspiration from the 1920s, the dramatic chandeliers and ornate heritage features create an elegant private dining room perfect for intimate gatherings or an important executive dinner, lunch or breakfast meeting. The York Room can accommodate a booking capacity of 63 for a seated dinner, or 110 for a standing reception.

BEL PRIVATE DINING | David Hawksworth’s Bel Café, adjacent to Hawksworth Restaurant, offers an intimate and relaxed private dining space as an alternative to the historic York Room. Bel Private Dining can accommodate an intimate sit-down dinner for up to 20 guests or a stand-up reception for 40. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow for a stunning view of the Vancouver Art Gallery and rich dark wood paneling offers luxurious surroundings, complemented by custom designed wallpaper in a palette of soft colours that create a chic European feel.

Catering

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Alongside the unique dining rooms and internationally-acclaimed Cocktail Bar, Hawksworth Restaurant also provides an outstanding off-site catering service. Having worked with a number of high profile-luxury, lifestyle and philanthropic clients, such as Dîner en Blanc, Chanel, Ferrari Maserati of Vancouver and singer songwriter Sarah Mclachlan, Chef David Hawksworth is proud to offer the expertise of his kitchen brigade at a choice of locations.

From Vancouver’s most esteemed private and commercial events, to intimate dinners and glamorous galas, Hawksworth Restaurant’s professional catering team delivers a distinguished, stylish and memorable experience for all guests.

The creative Hawksworth culinary team will craft a personalized and unique menu for the occasion upon request. Whether it is an elegant and intimate dinner or a cocktail reception of any size, David Hawksworth’s highly skilled chef team is on-site to prepare dishes, while service staff and managers ensure a seamless guests experience.

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