In a rave review, Maclean’s food commentator, Jacob Richler called Hawksworth ‘The Best New Restaurant in Canada.”.
I’ve walked by the location any number of times since it was closed for the long-awaited renovation but have yet to enjoy a meal in this particular location. However I did eat at West when he was laying the foundation for that restaurant’s success and, as Richler confirms in his piece, David Hawksworth may be somewhat modest but his talents are formidable. Like truly great chefs he cooks with both his head and his heart.
I particularly like his philosophy that’s published on their website. ” With quality and flavour leading the way, contemporary Canadian cuisine looks to the best ingredients available locally, and then from across Canada, blending a range of culinary techniques and traditions drawn from our culturally diverse heritage.” He’s right. Canada is indeed our collective shopping basket.
Within one year of opening, Hawksworth Restaurant has received seven Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards in 2012, including Restaurant of the Year and Chef of the Year, as well as accolades from enRoute magazine and numerous others, anchoring Chef David Hawksworth at the helm of the Vancouver dining scene.
A native Vancouverite who spent a decade honing his talents in Europe working in Michelin-starred kitchens such as Le Manoir aux Qaut’ Saisons, L’Escargot and The Square, David Hawksworth soon emerged as one of Canada’s leading culinary talents upon his return in summer 2000. With Hawksworth at the helm, Vancouver’s West restaurant became a perennial winner at the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards and drew attention from international media who immediately recognized his talents. In 2008 David was named to Western Living’s ‘Top 40 under 40’ and became the youngest chef inductee in to the BC Restaurant Hall of Fame.
Hawksworth has travelled extensively as a guest chef, most notably to the James Beard House, in New York City, the Masters of Food & Wine, in Carmel and upcoming at Spendido Restaurant in Toronto in August and Cakebread Cellars in the Napa Valley. Hawksworth has donated his time to a number of charitable causes and continues his long-standing commitment to Fishing For Kids the West Coast Fishing Club’s annual charity tournament benefiting the Canucks Autism Network.
Hawksworth at the Hotel Georgia is one of about 250 restaurants that celebrate Food Day across Canada. Contact them at the number below to reserve a table.
Hawksworth at the Hotel Georgia est l’un des 250 restaurants à travers tout le Canada qui participent au Journée des terroirs. Contactez Hawksworth at the Hotel Georgia directement, au numéro ci-dessous, afin de faire votre réservation.
801 West Georgia St.
Vancouver, B.C., V6C 1P7