Hawksworth, Vancouver, BC., 11/15/14

Menu cover
Menu cover

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.

Interesting art
Interesting art

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!

tasting menu
tasting menu
Menu cover
Menu cover
table decoration
table decoration
Oyster charcoal shiso, salted plum
Oyster charcoal shiso, salted plum
Dungeness crab shell fish consomme, charred cucumber, yuzu, pine mushroom
Dungeness crab shell fish consomme, charred cucumber, yuzu, pine mushroom
Swordfish meuniere, browned butter, candied lemon and crispy potato
Swordfish meuniere, browned butter, candied lemon and crispy potato
Crispy pork belly, trotter croquette, green apple butter, trout roe, sorrel
Crispy pork belly, trotter croquette, green apple butter, trout roe, sorrel

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Dark chocolate coffee, brazil nut, banana ice cream
Dark chocolate coffee, brazil nut, banana ice cream
Frankie checks out the reception table
Frankie checks out the reception table
Rosewood Hotel Georgia lobby
Rosewood Hotel Georgia lobby
Rosewood Hotel Georgia lobby
Rosewood Hotel Georgia lobby
Rosewood Hotel Georgia lobby
Rosewood Hotel Georgia lobby

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