A couple of weeks ago I was invited to a blogger breakfast at Hawksworth Restaurant. It’s the earliest blogger duty I have ever attended, and I think other ones around the table can attest to this. A large cup of hot coffee, please!
I was surprised to learn that most others didn’t know that Hawksworth serves brunch on the weekends. My mom and I was there just last year for Mother’s Day. The experience was quite positive last time, so I was looking forward to another great breakfast at this event.
To start the morning, we had a great selection of Artisan Pastries. I was told that the Almond Croissant is always a popular item and often times sold out at Bel Cafe next door, so I went for a piece. It was very good. It’s denser than a regular croissant, more bread-like and less crumbly, and it was fresh and slightly crispy on the outside. I like that it’s topped with lots of sliced almonds as well as sprinkled sugar. Definitely got its appeal and I can understand why it’s popular.
Then, we each chose a main. The menu is different from what was offered a year ago, and as a sucker for eggs benny, I ordered the Pacific Sablefish Benedict.
The eggs were soft poached, exactly as I ordered. If you were following us on Instagram that morning, you would see how the yolk oozed out. The sablefish (not exactly in filet form, more like chunks) was a bit salty on its own, but tasted great when you combine it with other ingredients. I was uncertain about the choice of using asparagus in an eggs benny, but it worked quite nicely in this case.
Although I didn’t get to try other dishes, I took some pictures for showing:
The most interesting plate is definitely the English. It’s inspired by Executive Chef David Hawksworth’s time working in the UK. It actually has a piece of black pudding and some baked beans to make it truly English.
Chef David swung by to say hi, and of course I took the opportunity to get a picture with him.
Given the high praises Hawksworth has been receiving since its opening, it’s not necessarily easy to get a table for dinner at the restaurant. Breakfast or brunch then becomes an alternative way to experience the restaurant without breaking the bank. Breakfast/brunch mains cost somewhere between $17 and $22, which I thought is competitive against other fine-dining restaurants. Breakfast on weekdays have a smaller menu than weekend brunches, but either way there will be no shortage of good menu offerings.
Lastly, I want to wrap this up with a beautiful pencil drawing of Chef David that we saw at the restaurant:
Hawksworth Restaurant at Rosewood Hotel Georgia
801 West Georgia Street, Vancouver