Girls’ Night Out at Hawksworth Restaurant in Vancouver’s Rosewood Hotel Georgia

Posted by on Oct 18, 2011

A close girlfriend and I decided to treat ourselves to a nice dinner on our infrequent girls’ night out. And by nice, I mean we splurged on the tasting menu with wine pairings at Hawksworth Restaurant. Located inside the legendary and recently revamped Rosewood Hotel Georgia, this stylish spot quickly became the place to see and be seen.  We didn’t care.  We were just eager to see if this restaurant measured up to the hype.

Hawksworth Restaurant at Rosewood Hotel Georgia in Downtown Vancouver, BC by Melody Gourmet Fury

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A master at his craft, Chef David Hawksworth designed a locally focused menu that boldly showcased flavours from various world cuisines. Asian influence was prominent on the summer menu. He presented familiar flavours, such as Tom Yum Soup, with a modern and sophisticated approach. With French flare interspersed throughout the courses, it somehow all flowed seamlessly.

The service was attentive without being stuffy, which is suits Vancouver’s casual dining scene. Funny story, they didn’t flinch when my friend and I tipsily (and shamelessly) asked for another glass of the Meyer Family Chardonnay. Imagine us, way too many cocktails and glasses of wine in, had a “whoa” revelation and thought it was the best. wine. ever. With a smile, the sommelier came by to tell us more about the wine and simply kept it flowing. Good times.

If I had to scour for one fault, it would be that we weren’t satisfied by the less-than-exciting dessert. The sticky and chewy macaron paled in comparison to the rest of the impeccable dishes. Glancing across the room, the à la carte desserts looked more interesting.

Hawksworth Restaurant is not only one of Vancouver’s hottest dining rooms, it’s a destination restaurant that travellers shouldn’t miss. On a world-class scale, the prices here are very reasonable and after all, you only live once.

Click to expand the photos below of the Summer Tasting Menu. Their current Fall menu looks mighty tempting too…

Hawksworth Restaurant at Rosewood Hotel Georgia in Downtown Vancouver, BC by Melody Gourmet Fury

p.s. I urge you to try the Hotel Georgia cocktail. It's sublime.

Hawksworth
801 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6C
(604) 673-7000
Hawksworth on Urbanspoon

 

 

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  • http://www.theendlessmeal.com Kristen

    Was there a little while ago and had the foie gras; been dreaming of it ever since. Seeing your picture of it has convinced me that I need to go back. Very soon. 

  • http://twitter.com/oribuolivia Oribu Yokota

    This evening was the best. Love you Mel. Let’s do it again! Girls only!

  • http://www.gourmetfury.com/ Melody Fury

    Definitely. Girls only. Love you always OOY!

  • http://www.gourmetfury.com/ Melody Fury

    Oh you must. It’s divine. Glad to see Hawksworth crowned as one of Canada’s 10 best restaurants by En Route this year too.

  • A Beautiful Life

    that looks amazing especially the hotel georgia cocktail. Everyone’s talking about the Hawksworth – I’ll need to get my ass there soon.

  • http://www.gourmetfury.com/ Melody Fury

    Definitely. Let me know what you think when you get the chance :)