If you are a regular follower of my blog, you know I’m pretty frugal when it comes to food. Quick, comfy, affordable restaurants are my go to’s and expensive posh restos are usually reserved for my friend or family’s birthdays. Nevertheless, I always dream of going to these restaurants and pretend I’m baller enough to make it rain. 😛
On my birthday, my coworkers surprised me with a huge gift card for Hawksworth located inside the Rosewood Hotel Georgia. My team truly knows the key to my heart <3.
Meta Knight was the lucky chosen one to accompany me to this exciting award winning restaurant (2012 and 2013 Restaurant of the Year from Vancouver Magazine). Hawksworth emphasizes on contemporary Canadian cuisine with a focus on using local quality ingredients. With every bite of this Spaghetti De Nero ($26), I could taste the freshness of the sea, earthiness of the microgreens, and rawness of the house-made squid ink spaghetti.
Meta Knight opted for the Steak and Eggs ($27) which was accompanied by half an avocado, perfectly crispy rosti, beautiful mini salad, and jalapeno salsa verde.
Everything was on point and it was one of those meals where no one has to say a word but you both know you’re experiencing something special. If I had to choose again I would get his steak and eggs over my spaghetti just because there was more variety on the plate and the portion was more substantial. Our lunch came up to $70 (cray!) for the both of us and luckily I still have quite a bit of money left over in the gift card to enjoy a nice dinner.
Hawksworth definitely lives up to it’s name, location, and awards. Meta Knight and I were even smiling from ear to ear coming out of the restaurant, both lingering at the thoughts of our delicious food, while already planning our next trip back for dinner service!
Service Rating: 5/5
Food Rating: 5/5
Overall Rating: 5/5
the meal was… so good..