Vancouver’s Hawksworth is the Perfect Contemporary Restaurant (With Recipe)

Vancouver’s Hawksworth is the Perfect Contemporary Restaurant (With Recipe)

As you know from my story last week, I was “gallivanting British Columbia” to uncover all fantastic things – mostly epicurean.

One of my notable foodie experiences in Vancouver came at the contemporary restaurant Hawksworth. Chef David Hawksworth and his culinary team feature modern Canadian cuisine, orchestrated with wine pairings by wine expert Terry Threlfall and sommelier Jay Whitely. Kicking off the five-course tasting menu – spot prawns with northern divine caviar – followed by a yellow fin tuna ceviche complimented by avocado, crispy amaranth, pecan and cilantro. Most impressive was the evening’s main course, a pan roasted pacific sablefish with chanterelle and chayote in tom yum broth.

After dinner, we whisked ourselves through the Rosewood Hotel’s art deco lobby and up to its rooftop lounge, Reflections.

The vibe is ultra cool; the people are ultra chic; and the drinks, with names such as Smoking Maria, Moscow Mule, Penicillin and Between the Sheets, makes one think 1920’s speak-easy while gazing at an ultra-modern outdoor space.

A must try cocktail is Robyn Gray’s Mexico Fix. A spin on the margarita, the drink is a blend of sweet tequila, green chartreuse, pineapple syrup, maraschino liqueur and lime juice, giving it a tangy taste.

Paying homage to the hotel’s history, drinks are all handmade the old fashioned way with fresh ingredients, such as the popular “Hotel Georgia,” the signature drink. Brad Stanton of Hawksworth Bar & Lounge recreated the historic tipple with a little more of a modern twist. He was kind enough to share the recipe with all of you! Cheers!

Hotel Georgia Cocktail circa 1945

Ingredients: 1 egg white, 1¾ oz. Plymouth gin, ½ oz. orgeat, 3/4 oz. lemon juice, 6 drops orange blossom water.

Method: Beginning with the egg white, combine all ingredients in a mixing vessel. Shake mixture briefly (without ice). Add ice and shake vigorously for around 20 seconds. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a chilled cocktail glass. Grate a little fresh nutmeg onto the surface of the drink. Enjoy!

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