May 27th, 2011
Hail to the Chef
Now that chef David Hawksworth is back in the kitchen, it’s a whole different culinary ballgame.
The highly anticipated and newly opened Hawksworth creates playful, elegant and delicate dishes, presented in the most beautiful manner. The Foie Gras Parfait ($20) with sculptural cotton candy and the Dungeness Crab Salad ($18) with intricate lemon foam, other than being-beyond belief delicious, could hang in an art gallery. The bacon consommé that accompanies the Grilled Sturgeon ($24) redefines the way we look at bacon (it's not just for breakfast anymore). And a sampler of macarons ($12) makes for a truly happy ending to a spectacular meal.
Hawksworth's dining area may just be the chicest room in town. Watch as the staff breeze around the restaurant with such poise, as if they’ve been open for years. —AG
Hawksworth Restaurant, 801 W. Georgia St., Vancouver, 604-673-7000, www.hawksworthrestaurant.com