It would be an understatement to say restaurants have changed up their operations amid the state of the world — things have truly never been more different.
In order to successfully (and quickly) evolve during this trying time, many restaurateurs and chefs have been simplifying as a way to streamline the cost of running their businesses.
Of course, there’s the economic side of things that makes going back to the basics a smart move, but this might also be seen as a welcome and refreshing shift from a diner’s perspective.
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As happy hours and brunches have soared in popularity over the years, many food and beverage establishments have become a Jack of all trades so to speak, offering everything from breakfast options to Prix Fixe lunches, to happy hour menus and Chef’s Tasting feasts in the evening.
Now, don’t get us wrong, there’s nothing wrong with a little variety, but we can’t say we’re completely opposed to keeping things basic, at least for a while, and especially if it keeps the lights on at top-notch spots.
One place in town that has made a decision to get back to its roots and simplify in a sense, is Hawksworth Restaurant, located inside the Rosewood Hotel Georgia.
The award-winning contemporary eatery has taken its signature eats and staple dishes and made them available on one menu offered at both lunch and dinner in addition to a brunch menu, which is offered on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30 am to 3 pm.
This means folks can head into the 801 W Georgia Street eatery and get that famous mouthwatering burger all afternoon and evening, alongside other standouts from Hawksworth’s early menus like the Steak Tartare and Pea and Ricotta Ravioli.
“Looking back at the repertoire of dishes I’ve created over the years, I’m always drawn back to the classics, those simple yet refined dishes with my own twist,” says Chef Hawksworth.
“I think it’s what we all need right now — classic, evocative, robust flavours in dishes created with great care and attention to detail.”
Something that has changed is the cocktail menu, which has half a dozen new beverages for patrons looking for a special something to sip on during a visit outside their home.
The new libations can pair with any starters, mains, and desserts, which aim to signal the “return to authentic and uncomplicated dishes” at the downtown eatery.
Hawksworth is open Monday to Friday from 11:30 am to 10 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 3 to 10 pm.
Step in and taste the shift to a new, streamlined restaurant normal for yourself next time you’re downtown.
Address: Rosewood Hotel Georgia — 801 W Georgia Street, Vancouver