One of the most buzzed about restaurant this winter would have to be Hawksworth at The Georgia Hotel. Previous executive chef at West, David Hawksworth had exceptionally high expectations to meet. Most of us have been anticipating Hawksworth opening since 2008!!! That’s when the first hint was leaked.
We thought to indulge ourselves during lunch. The décor is opulent with the huge hanging chandeliers and a pristine dining room. Get ready for some spectacular people watching spot too. I was a bit hesitant to go at first, thought it would cost me an arm and a leg but, the prices are just a tad more than Cactus’s, at least during lunch.
Now the food…
Bartlett pear salad speck, burrata, roasted shallot $16. The salad was light and on the bland side. It was however, a good choice to clean your palette. Burrata, a type of creamy Italian cheese made from mozza and cream gave the dish a buttery texture. 2/5
48 hr beef shortrib black pepper jam, honeydew, green papaya, peanut, Thai basil $16. This was our favourite dish. I can’t believe the shortribs were still intact after 48 hours of braising.
Even when you slice through it, was very tender but still held its shape. The combination of the short ribs with the peanuts and honeydew were delicious. 4/5
Hawksworth beef burger applewood smoked bacon, aged cheddar, frites $18. It’s a regular burger, the patty wasn’t juicy. Now the burger at Mahoney and Son’s, located at the Convention Center is a BURGER. 3/5