Most people don’t casually pop by downtown Vancouver’s Hawksworth Restaurant unless it’s for a special occasion or business meeting—the upscale dining establishment is known for its steep prices.
But for those who are looking to try the award-winning eatery’s culinary creations without leaving too much of a dent in their wallets, we suggest heading there for lunch.
Hawksworth has just launched a new three-course prix fixe lunch menu ($28 per person), which includes a starter, main dish, and dessert. Chef de cuisine Quinton Bennett joined the team earlier this year, creating mouthwatering options using fresh and locally sourced ingredients.
Guests have the choice between wild mushroom pâté with pickled vegetables and seed crisp, or goat-milk panna cotta with beets and hazelnuts to start.
Main courses include pacific rock cod with butter potatoes and leek fondue, or confit pork belly with corn and french beans.
As for dessert, your palate will get to taste blackberry sorbet with malt barley crumble. Lunchtime wine pairings are offered for an additional $16, and non-alcoholic drinks such as Provence iced tea and Thai lemonade are also served.
Its regular a la carte lunch menu will still be available; food-lovers who enjoy dinner tasting menus can check out its seasonal B.C. Journey menu ($129 per person or $208 with wine pairings): a seven-course meal that features everything from pork jowl to hay-baked lamb to clam chowder with seaweed bannock.
It seems that high-end restaurants in the city are aiming to cater to the budget-conscious lunch crowd who still enjoys good food. If you’re into upscale Chinese food and dim sum, go for the new prix-fixe lunch menu at Mott 32.