This restaurant came with high recommendations from the various Vancouver publications as well as several well known chat groups/blogs. I’d say it needs some tweaking to be worthy of that praise. It’s located in the Rosewood Hotel which was totally convenient since we were staying there, but also brings with that some high expectations.
It’s appeared to be just 2 rooms and it was full with what appeared to be various age groups celebrating something. They have an a la carte menu as well as a tasting menu, which we chose. Chef David Hawksworth stresses using local or Canadian sourced ingredients. The service was relaxed but efficient.
There are no amuse bouche or extra treats at the end of the meal, which I found odd. We were not offered bread service, which was fine by me, but still seemed off. The food overall was attractive and pretty good but no stand outs. The beef was tender and cooked perfectly but low on that heavy beefy taste. I found the pine mushrooms much more palatable than the ones the night before but not a taste I want more again. It was a nice amount and portioned well, but looking back just nothing memorable. It’s best endorsement was the convenience of getting there!