Executive chef David Hawksworth creates sensations on a nightly basis while crafting seasonal simplicity in high style at one of Vancouver’s top-ranked restaurants, West. His appealing dishes garner international essence with their local flavours and global appeal.
How popular is West? It was recently voted one of the top 10 restaurants in the world by the UK’s Sunday Independent. Hawksworth was voted the 2004 Chef of the Year by Vancouver Magazine, and West has won accolades of every stripe–most of them distinctly golden. An offering of recipes from West’s kitchen is enough to brighten the blandest February table.
Hawksworth spent close to a decade under some of the toughest task-masters in Europe before returning to Canada to find the culinary scene in the midst of a fresh-minded evolution. He has been at the forefront of that movement ever since.
It is Hawksworth’s simple love of fresh fish and game, as well as seasonal fruits and vegetables, that makes West, in Vancouver’s increasingly urbane South Granville area, such a blessed retreat for those seeking consciously delicious nourishment. This February, enjoy a taste of the best of West.