Chef/owner David Hawksworth was the recipient of seven Vancouver Magazine restaurant awards in 2012, including Restaurant of the Year and Chef of the Year. A native Vancouverite, Hawksworth spent a decade honing his talents in Europe at Michelin-starred kitchens including Le Manoir aux Qaut’Saisons in Oxfordshire. Guests at his establishment are seated in one of four distinct dining rooms and served a menu which changes almost daily and showcases contemporary Canadian cuisine. Notable dishes include yellowfin tuna ceviche with avocado, crispy amaranth, pecan, and cilantro; Canadian strip loin with smoked oxtail, potato rissole, chioggia beet, and natural jus; and Lois Lake steelhead with olive oil sabayon, Parisienne gnocchi, asparagus, and chile.
In 2012, Hawksworth was named one of the world's top retaurant hotels. Click here for the entire list.