Having a Ball at Bel: Hawksworth Mini-Bites at Rosewood Hotel Georgia

Roasted Berkshire pork sandwich with red cabbage and mustard, Tim Pawsey photo

The buzz at the Rosewood Georgia Hotel is mainly all about Hawksworth, and rightly so. But now newly unveiled “little sister” Bel Café, named after chef David Hawksworth’s wife Annabel, and which wraps around the corner of Georgia and Howe, is also causing a stir.

Extra points for Vivreau water, Tim Pawsey photo

We found time for a bite the other day. Verdict: Pretty nifty joint. Classy. Polished. Flavour packed, delicious  bites. And quick at that. But then that’s exactly what we’d expect from David Hawksworth, right?

(Only slightly) Longer review here

Bel Café, corner of Georgia and Howe Streets, 604-682-5566

Open weekdays 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sat, Sun 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Updated: March 14, 2012

From the press release…

Bel TO GO launches at Bel Café 
David Hawksworth’s epicurean café shines with a thoughtful take away option

Bel Cafe_Display Case_SandwichesFrom a delightful lunch (albeit desk side) to beautifully catered corporate functions and meetings, Bel TO GO at David Hawksworth’s Bel Café offers fresh and flavourful savory and sweet delicacies for Vancouver’s business community.

Pre-order from items on the Bel Café menu and have them prepared and packaged ready for pick up at their central Howe & Georgia street location. From fresh-baked pastries and crumbling croissants to gourmet sandwiches, nourishing soups and satisfying salads, Bel Café’s efficient and friendly team will help craft an uplifting feast for catered boardroom meetings and corporate events.

Sweeter items, from Pastry Chef Wayne Kozinko include beautiful individual tarts and desserts as well as full-sized cakes (6” and 8”) for larger groups, complemented beautifully by Bel Café’s collection of exquisite confetti-like macarons, including their latest flavour Cookies & Cream.

Creative and fresh cuisine reigns at Bel Café, with recipes from the inspired kitchen of Hawksworth Restaurant, which continues to add to their fruitful list of accolades including ‘best new restaurant in Canada’ by Macleans magazine.

For more information, visit www.belcafe.com. To order, call 604.605.3325 (catering) or 604.673.7000 (for pick-up).

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Tim has been covering the food and wine revolution for about 20 kilos. Count 15 kg alone thanks to the blossoming cuisine and wine culture of British Columbia, Canada. Tim’s hallmark is seeking out and recommending value wines from BC and around the world that offer quality at every level. He also scopes out noteworthy restaurants that live up to their promises—and often over deliver. Readers depend on the Hired Belly for his “Belly’s Best” and “Belly’s Budget Best” picks to help them find the right wine for the occasion. He writes, tweets and shoots his own images for columns in the Vancouver Courier and North Shore News. He also contributes to WHERE Vancouver magazine, as well as to several other publications. They include Taste magazine, Tidings Magazine, and Montecristo. His columns are frequently picked up by major newspapers across Canada. Tim is a frequent judge for wine competitions, such as Vancouver Magazine International Wine Awards. He is a founding judge of The BC Lieutenant Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Wine. He is frequently invited to judge at The BC Wine Awards, and others. Tim has traveled to taste in many of the world’s leading wine regions, most recently in Burgundy, Argentina and Chile.

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