For the fourth year running, Vancouver Magazine honoured our team with ‘Gold’ for Best Upscale Restaurant at the annual Restaurant Awards. Also recognized was our Wine Director, Bryant Mao, who was presented with the 2015 Sommelier of the Year Award.
The Vancouver Magazine judging panel this year acknowledged that at Hawksworth Restaurant “the man and the room are now, quite simply, institutions in the best sense, which is why Hawksworth has topped this category in all four years of its existence”. “It never disappoints,” says one judge and it’s “top of its game, David is one of North America’s best chefs”.
Bryant Mao was also bestowed the accolade of Sommelier of the Year. Bryant acknowledged that winning this award is a team effort and thanked the Chef Hawksworth and General Manager, Chad Clark, for allowing him the freedom and platform to create a world-class wine program. Bryant adds, “we will keep working hard, pushing boundaries and upping the standard of wine service at Hawksworth going forward into the future”. Vancouver Magazine called Mao’s wine cellar “awe-inspiring” and his tableside demeanor “gracious”.
Our General Manager Chad Clark accepted the award on behalf of Hawksworth Restaurant and acknowledged that “our over 100 staff members and their exceptional hard work is what allows us to continue to achieve success at our restaurant year after year and I extend my personal thanks to the entire team”.