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Chef David Hawksworth wants to cook for you!

 

In celebration of his first cookbook featuring recipes from throughout his career, Chef David Hawksworth invites you to embark on a culinary journey this November.

Starting on November 4th, and every Wednesday following for the entire month, we’re offering a weekly rotating dinner series featuring stand out dishes from Hawksworth The Cookbook.

Join us for a stunning four-course menu prepared and executed by Chef David himself, alongside Hawksworth Restaurant’s Head Chef, Sylvain Assie. To complete the experience optional wine pairings for each course have been selected by Canada’s Best Sommelier, Bryant Mao.

Hawksworth The Cookbook, is available to purchase through our website or directly at the restaurant where Chef David will also personally sign your copy.

Space is limited so call 604.673.7000 or email today to reserve.

Hawksworth Restaurant brings back $45 Dinner Prix Fixe Menu

After the successful roll-out of new À La Carte menu featuring signature dishes and comforting classics, Hawksworth Restaurant is relaunching the Dinner Prix Fixe menu – offering three sumptuous courses at exceptional value every evening from 5:00 to 9:30pm, showcasing the talent and creativity of the culinary team led by Head Chef Sylvain Assie under the guidance of Chef David Hawksworth.

“The rotating menu is fresh, inventive and designed to be seasonal and spontaneous inspired by the very best ingredients – locally farmed, fished and foraged – that are delivered to us daily by our trusted suppliers,” says Chef David Hawksworth.

The dinnertime menu changes weekly and features pristine local ingredients alongside friendly and professional service. The three-course menu currently on offer includes a fresh beetroot and goat cheese salad with horseradish, cardamom, fennel, puffed sorghum; succulent veal striploin with celery, king mushroom, spinach, red wine jus; and a delicious apple tart with dulce namelaka, toffee caramel, vanilla.

Optional wine pairings by esteemed Wine Director Bryant Mao, recently recognized as Canada’s Best Sommelier of 2020 by Canada’s 100 Best, are available. Selections have been thoughtfully chosen from Hawksworth Restaurant’s extensive wine list to showcase both popular and lesser known varietals and each with great value and flavour in mind. Celebrate life’s milestones, achievements and special occasions in the gorgeous, immaculately clean and spacious dining room at Hawksworth Restaurant and make lasting memories over award-winning food and wine.

Follow along on Instagram to get the latest updates on rotating menus, features and new dishes. Open everyday from 11:30am to 9:30pm – reservations are recommended and can be made online or by calling 604.673.7000. Limited outdoor patio seating is available, as well as new pickup and delivery options to enjoy select Hawksworth dishes in the comfort of your own home.

Father’s Day at Hawksworth Restaurant

Celebrate dad this Father’s Day with the Hawksworth DIY Ultimate Burger Gift Box with four build-your-own burgers included. Each kit includes four housemade brioche burger buns, Hawksworth house-ground beef burger patties, our own secret sauce, applewood-smoked bacon, aged Canadian cheddar, french fries, and all the fixings you need to build this beloved classic for $50.

Add on our Backyard Old Fashioned cocktail kit and watch Dad learn new tricks with our original recipe blend. The kit includes a 375ml bottle Bulleit Bourbon, 1 x 100ml Angostura Bitters, 1 x 65 ml Cocktail Mix (Caribbean Pineapple Liqueur, Spiced Falernum Syrup and Liquid Smoke), one grapefruit for garnish and two rocks glasses, yielding six thirst-quenching cocktails for $68. If Dad prefers beers, you can also get him a Fuggles & Warlock’s Destiny IPA Craft Beer 6-pack ($18).

Father’s Day is fast approaching, so be sure to place your order before the deadline, Friday, June 19 at 5:00pm. Quantities are limited.

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Bel Café’s Hot Cross Buns Recipe

Hop into Easter with Bel Café’s famous hot cross buns! Although our cafés aren’t open to serve our usually highly-anticipated springtime treats, there’s no reason you shouldn’t still devour these goodies from home. From the Bel Café recipe vault, we are sharing our secret to these moist and pillowy, sweet and spicy traditional Easter treats.

 

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Hawksworth Restaurant’s Slow Roasted Easter Lamb Recipe

With Easter right around the corner, we want you to enjoy a traditional Sunday roast at home with your family. Inspired by his upbringing in Guadalajara, Mexico, Hawksworth Restaurant’s Chef de Cuisine Antonio Sotomayor’s roast is a classic Easter lamb with Mexican influences. Learn our slow-roasted lamb with pumpkin seed crust, foraged mushrooms, and green mole here. Take pictures and share on Instagram when you make it.

 

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Nightingale’s Apple Salad

Okanagan apple, celery, Avonlea aged cheddar, walnut, and lemon pepper dressing.

Ingredients:

1 apple, cold, chopped
3oz celery, sliced
1oz walnuts, roasted and chopped
10g of parsley leaves
10g of tarragon leaves
2oz Szechuan peppercorn vinaigrette
2oz Avonlea cheddar, grated

Method:

  1. Toss all the ingredients except the cheese in a mixing bowl.
  2. Arrange the salad in a single layer in a 10″ shallow bowl.
  3. Garnish with lots of cheese on top.

 

Szechuan Peppercorn Vinaigrette

Ingredients:

150g lemon juice
100g olive oil
100g canola oil
40g honey
10g salt
3g Szechaun peppercorns

Method:

  1. Toast peppercorns in a dry skillet over medium heat until aromatic.
  2. Pulverize in a blender or spice grinder until coarse but not fully broken down.
  3. Mix all remaining ingredients with a whisk in a large stainless steel bowl.
  4. Add peppercorns and mix further.

 

 

Hawksworth’s Hotel Georgia Cocktail

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Serves: 1

Ingredients:
1 ½ oz Beefeater Gin
1 oz lemon juice
½ oz Orgeat
8 drops of orange blossom water
1 egg white

Method:
Add all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously with ice for 8-10 seconds. Remove ice and return to cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously without ice for a second time, this will whip the egg white into a dense foam. Pour into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.

Fresh Spaghetti, Manila Clam, White Wine, Jalapeno

Nightingale Clam Spaghetti

Serves 4 people.

Ingredients:

5L cold water
30g kosher salt
360g fresh spaghetti
30g garlic, chopped finely by hand
15g jalapeno pepper, seeds removed, sliced thinly
100ml white wine
50g Sea asparagus, roughly chopped
1.5lbs manila clams, smaller size preferred
80g unsalted butter, cubed
30g flat leaf parsley, chopped finely
50g lemon juice, freshly squeezed
30g olive oil
30g extra virgin olive oil, to finish

 

Method:

  1. Place clams in a colander within a deep pot or container, run cold water over them for at least 45 minutes. This encourages them to purge any sand or grit that they hold inside their shells.
  2. Bring cold water and salt to a boil in a deep, heavy bottomed pot.
  3. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a wide, heavy bottomed sauté pan until warmed.
  4. Add garlic, jalapeno and a pinch of salt. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until the garlic begins to slightly color – approximately 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add the clams, then immediately add white wine – be careful as there will be some spatter and possibly a small flame from the alcohol burning off of the wine. Immediately put the lid onto the sauté pan, and allow the clams to steam over medium high heat, until just opened. Remove lid, and turn off the heat.
  6. Drop your pasta into the boiling water, it will only take approximately 3-4 minutes in boiling water to achieve a firm textured pasta with a beautiful chew – the pasta should be slightly underdone, as we’re going to finish it by cooking it together with the clams and their juices.
  7. Carefully reserve about 500ml of pasta water with a ladle, then drain pasta thoroughly.
  8. Once pasta is drained, add it to the sauté pan with the clam mixture, then add the butter and sea asparagus. Increase heat to medium-high. Toss or mix the ingredients with tongs to emulsify the butter and the clam juices. Add a little pasta water at a time (you won’t need it all) and continue to stir and toss the spaghetti until it reaches your desired degree of doneness. Turn off the heat, and add lemon, chopped parsley and salt to taste.
  9. Tip spaghetti into a large serving bowl, and garnish with a beautiful extra virgin olive oil.

Serve immediately.

Nightingale Clam Dish

 

Nightingale’s Watermelon Salad Recipe

Making the most of the season’s plentiful produce, this recipe uses crisp & juicy watermelon paired with aged balsamic, olive oil and sharp Macedonian feta for a flavourful and healthy dish to perfect any of your late summer gatherings.

Ingredients (serves 4):

12 Small Slices Watermelon (3/4” thick)

3 Tbsp – 5 Year Aged Balsamic Vinegar

12-14 Sorrel Leaves, Cut into Ribbons

½” thick 12-14 Purslane Clusters

1 Pinch Maldon Salt

2 oz High Quality Extra virgin Olive Oil

4 oz Macedonian Feta Crumbled

TT Cracked Black Pepper

Method:

Arrange watermelon slices free form in a chilled shallow serving bowl, overlapping slightly. Season generously with half of the olive oil, aged balsamic, and a pinch of Maldon Salt. Cover the watermelon with the purslane, sorrel, and crumbled feta. Finish with remaining olive oil and balsamic, and another pinch of salt. Add enough freshly ground black pepper to give the salad some good residual heat. Serve chilled & enjoy!