Nightingale: David Hawksworth’s new restaurant

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      Renowned Vancouver chef David Hawksworth has announced the name and location of his anticipated second restaurant venture.

      Located in Coal Harbour’s MNP Tower (1017 West Hastings Street), Nightingale will take up the mezzanine and ground floor levels and feature a rustic-chic space.

      The 7,400 square-foot space preserves some remains of the historical 19th century building, showcasing interior traits that include exposed copper pipes and remodeled library furniture.

      Modern finishes such as marble counters and light woodcuts have also been added to create a cozy and contemporary feel.

      Hawksworth’s new restaurant will offer vibrant Canadian cuisine that uses local ingredients with global influences.

      “Our modern Canadian cuisine delivers options catered to the way that people want to eat today,” said chef David Hawksworth in a press statement.

      “There are choices of share plates, house-made pastas, creative wood-fired pizzas, salad and seasonal vegetable dishes; as well as accompaniments such as charcuterie and crudo.”

      The focal point of the dining space will be anchored by a prominent bar that will offer classic cocktails and gin & tonic on tap. Guests will also be able to choose from an approachable wine list and a variety of local craft beers.

      The press release goes on to say that the name of Hawksworth’s second restaurant is inspired by Aesop’s fable "The Hawk and the Nightingale", which encourages the celebration of the present.

      Nightingale is scheduled to open sometime this spring. 

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