Saturday, September 07, 2013

Vancouver Chef David Hawksworth Headed to James Beard House in New York

Chef David Hawksworth of Vancouver, BC is heading to New York with his team to cook at the James Beard House on September 27, 2013. The James Beard House is home of the non-profit foundation named after the cookbook author and teacher James Beard. The Foundation hosts events and programs designed to educate, inspire, entertain and foster a deeper understanding of culinary culture.

Chef Hawksworth, of Hawksworth Restaurant at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia, is taking his award-winning contemporary Canadian cuisine to America's culinary capital for a special fundraising dinner. The meal will be paired with Canadian wines from Meyer Family Vineyards, Benjamin Bridge and Le Vieux Pin

Hawksworth Restaurant is at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia. Photo by Sue Frause.
The dinner will begin with canapes of pork confit crepe, apple and mustard; kusshi oyster Rockefeller and heirloom tomato tartar, burrata and sourdough. All will be paired with Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine from Benjamin Bridge winery in Nova Scotia. 

A five-course meal will follow, showcasing the best of seasonal West Coast cuisine. It beings with Dungeness crab, Brooke trout roe, green apple, horseradish and brioche paired with Tantalus' 2012 Riesling from BC's Okanagan Valley. A special 2011 Meyer Family Vineyards Winifred Mary Stewart Tribute Series Chardonnay will be paired with Pacific sablefish, chanterelles, corn, scallions, miso and bacon dashi.

Autumn at Le Vieux Pin in Oliver, British Columbia. Photo by Sue Frause.
For the meat course, roasted Peking duck breast with chestnut, mushroom and fig will be paired with a 2010 Pinot Noir from Foxtrot Winery in the Okanagan Valley. The South Okanagan's Le Vieux Pin winery will be showcasing its 2011 Syrah 'Cuvee Violette' to pair with Chef Hawksworth's slow cooked beef short tip, served with veal tongue, parsnip and black pepper. A final course of apple with smoked vanilla and maple will be served with a 2008 Inniskillin Riesling ice wine from Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Cost of the dinner is $170 per person. Call 212.627.2308 for reservations or book online.