DTK's Pick for Vancouver Restaurants
Beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia is often nominated as one of the top places in the world to live, and it’s only fitting that the restaurants in the city where the mountains meet the ocean are among the very best. Besides an abundance of west coast fine dining, the culinary scene is known for its strong ties to Asia since the region is close in proximity to the Pacific Rim gateway. If you’re in town, treat your tastes to the following 5 hot spots.
Executive Chef David Hawksworth is somewhat of a celebrity in his hometown of Vancouver. Following stops in the U.K. and at the upscale neighbourhood eatery West, Hawksworth opened his eponymous establishment back in 2011. Located in the downtown five-star Rosewood Hotel Georgia, the space can be described as 1920s heritage meets modern elegance.
Similar to the architecture, the dishes are made from fresh, carefully-sourced organic ingredients using a blend of traditional and contemporary techniques. Among the many signatures are the sablefish rice bowl with guajillo chilli peppers, jicama, apple, cilantro and epazote herbs (lunch, $34) and Yarrow Meadows Farm duck breast featuring black garlic, Brussels sprouts and roasted onion jus (dinner, $47).