The GOODS from Hawksworth
Vancouver, BC | Hawksworth Restaurant is looking for passionate, hardworking cooks, servers and serving assistants to fill breakfast and lunch positions. For the kitchen and floor send resumes by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com respectively, or fax 604-681-2154. Ideal candidates will have previously worked in a fine dining restaurant or have hotel dining experience. Learn more about Hawksworth after the jump… Read more
The GOODS from Hawksworth
Vancouver, BC | Ring in the New Year in style at the city’s most historic luxury hotel in the very heart of downtown Vancouver. Enjoy the elegant seasonal surrounds of the Rosewood Hotel Georgia before embarking on a glamorous evening celebration at its acclaimed signature restaurant, Hawksworth. Certain to be one of the hottest tickets in town, Hawksworth will present a magnificent and decadent six-course dinner, prepared by Chef Hawksworth and his talented team. Each course is served with exceptional fine wines, expertly paired by Wine Director / Sommelier Terry Threlfall. A few menu highlights include Butter Poached Lobster, wild mushrooms, potato gnocchi and lobster emulsion paired with a 2009 Vincent Girardin Narvaux Vineyard “Vieilles Vigne” from Meursault, Burgundy and Braised Beef Shortrib, cauliflower, black truffle and natural jus, with a 2008 Stag’s Leap Wine Cellar “Artemis” Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Learn more about the evening and the award-winning restaurant after the jump… Read more
by David Greig | Welcome to the second sipper in the Scout series we call Vancouver Specials, wherein we take a close look at original cocktails of note that have been homegrown by our better bartenders.
“The Jazz Singer” | by Robyn Gray | 1927 Bar | Rosewood Hotel Georgia
10ml Plymouth Gin
15ml Lemon Juice
10ml Simple Syrup
5ml Maraschino Liqueur
5 Black Cherries
Muddle 4 cherries and add the rest of ingredients except Prosecco
Shake hard and strain into a champagne flute
Top with Prosecco
Garnish with a cherry on the rim
Inspiration? This drink takes its name from the very first movie to have an audio track, The Jazz Singer, released in the same year as the original opening of the Hotel Georgia, 1927. Where and when would you drink this? At the 1927 bar, as would be appropriate. Maybe at dusk, to the strains of a finely played saxophone. And with what? A dozen locally grown Ocean Wise oysters. Elegance and simplicity combined.
This morning I beheld the Rosewood Hotel Georgia and its adjacent mixed use tower rising in the sun. Both are nearly complete. The hotel, not incidentally the future home of David Hawksworth’s eponymous Hawksworth restaurant, will sport some 155 guest rooms and suites when it opens on May 7th. Check after the leap for a look at the rooftop as well as a graphic rendering of the Prohibition Jazz Lounge (latter reminds me of the basement bar under the Old Seelbach in Louisville, Kentucky)… Read more
News from Scout supporter Hawksworth:
Vancouver, BC | In honour of its vibrant history deeply intertwined with that of Vancouver itself, Rosewood Hotel Georgia will officially open its doors on Saturday May 7th 2011, exactly 84 years to the day that the hotel first opened its doors in 1927. Read more
Job posting from Scout supporter Hawksworth:
Vancouver, BC | Hawksworth restaurant, opening in the Rosewood Hotel Georgia at 801 West Georgia early in 2011, has issued an open call for first hires in the front and back of house. All interested parties with a minimum of 3 years experience should submit their CVs to Chad Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information on the restaurant after the leap… Read more
There hasn’t been much in the way of news floating about on the highly anticipated “Hawksworth” restaurant front for a few months now so I thought it might be time for an update. Let me bring you up to speed…
David Hawksworth is one of Canada’s top chefs. If you’re one of our non-food fanatic readers and have never heard the name before, don’t fret. He may have twice upon at time cooked at the James Beard Foundation in New York and been named “Chef of the Year” (2005), but he’s been off the radar for about three years now, ever since he left his long-time position as the executive chef at the superlative West.
That South Granville spot blossomed during David’s seven year tenure in the kitchen, becoming known as one of the finest restaurants in the country. Speaking personally, he has prepared some of the most amazing meals of my life (including one of my stag suppers 9 years ago). It was an honour to be on stage with him when he became the youngest chef ever to be inducted into the BC Restaurant Hall of Fame (see video below). Read more
Rosewood Hotel Georgia on the corner of Georgia and Howe Street
801 West Georgia St. | Vancouver BC | V6C 1P7
Reservations: 604-673-7000 | Email: email@example.com
Web: www.hawksworthrestaurant.com | Twitter | Facebook
Parking: Street parking and nearby commercial parking lots, valet service nightly.
110 seats | 30 seat Bar & Lounge | 40 seat Pearl Room | 40 seat Art Room.
(The York Room on the 1st floor can accommodate 60 for dinner and 110 for a standing reception).
Dinner 5:00pm – late, 7 Days a week
Late night bar menu available until midnight
Lunch 11:30am – 2:00pm, Monday to Friday
Lunch is served on weekdays only
Breakfast 6:30am – 10:30am, Monday to Friday
Breakfast 7:00am – 10:00am Saturday & Sunday
Brunch 10:30am – 2:00pm, Saturday & Sunday
The Restaurant Team
Executive Chef/Owner: David Hawksworth
Chef de Cuisine: Kristian Eligh
Pastry Chef: Wayne Kozinko
General Manager: Chad Clark
Wine Director: Bryant Mao
Head Bartender: Cooper Tardivel
About Hawksworth Restaurant
The personal dream of one of Canada’s foremost masters of cuisine, Hawksworth Restaurant, located at the legendary Rosewood Hotel Georgia, in the heart of downtown Vancouver fuses together a illustrious past with a radiant future. Embracing contemporary Canadian cuisine, the goal is to set forth a culinary legacy rooted in regional produce while celebrating the cultural diversity of Vancouver
Approachable menus reflect seasonality and spontaneity while demonstrating the highly skilled technique and relentless drive for perfection that has become Hawksworth’s trademark. Four distinctive dining rooms include an intimate bar area and an elegant private room, all designed to reflect the vibrancy and quality of the cuisine. Grown up and glamorous, yet relaxed and welcoming, Hawksworth Restaurant is poised to deliver an array of memorable dining experiences.
The York Room, Hawksworth Restaurant’s private dining room overlooking the Vancouver Art Gallery’s fountains, is one the city’s most historic and exceptional private dining and event environments. Taking its design inspiration from the 1920’s, the dramatic chandeliers and ornate heritage features create an elegant private dining room- perfect for intimate gatherings or the important executive dinner, lunch or breakfast meeting. The York Room can accommodate a booking capacity of 60 for a seated dinner, and 110 for a standing reception.
Hawksworth Cocktail Bar
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.
Art & Design
Created by Alessandro Munge, from the multi award winning Canadian interior design firm Munge & Leung, Hawksworth’s four distinct dining rooms include the leather-paneled Bar & Lounge, clubby and intimate; the glamorous Pearl Room, elegant and iridescent with pearl banquettes and a magnificent chandelier; the compelling and vibrant Art Room featuring a custom installation by internationally acclaimed local artist Rodney Graham, and the first floor York Room inspired by its 1920’s heritage where original features meet modern technology and huge arc windows overlook the Vancouver Art Gallery. This veritable chameleon of a restaurant delivers a range dining experiences suited to a variety of moods or occasions.
“Each design element, in addition to being functional, adds beauty, depth and appeals the senses, we really want people to experience the space on more then just a visual level, to appreciate its touch and feel and to really connect with it” – Alessndro Munge