West Restaurant Celebrates Twenty Years With A Night To Remember

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WEST RESTAURANT CELEBRATES TWENTY YEARS WITH A NIGHT TO REMEMBER
- Alumni Dinner with David Hawksworth Benefits the Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship -

Vancouver, BC (December 9th, 2019) – West Restaurant celebrated its twenty years of dining last week with Guest Chef David Hawksworth recreating a multicourse dinner menu regaling his days at the iconic South Granville venue.

Led by David, the outstanding brigade included West alumni such as Executive Chef Bobby Milheron, former Executive Chef Quang Dang, and former Sous Chef Stephanie Noel along with Toptable Group’s Executive Chef Kristian Eligh. The nostalgic evening featured a sampling of West’s award-winning offerings that earned  several coveted accolades throughout its time, including multiple Vancouver Magazine Restaurant of the Year awards.

GUEST CHEF DAVID HAWKSWORTH’S
Prix Fixe Dinner Menu

SNACKS
parfait of foie gras, toasted brioche
truffle tartlets
roasted sunchoke soup

FIRST
red tuna
dungeness crab, fennel, orange

SECOND
braised rabbit tortellini
wild mushrooms, porcini sauce

THIRD
classic fish soup
salmon, scallop, squid, mussel, basil rouille, grilled focaccia

MAIN
beef tenderloin
foie jus, potato galette, creamed spinach
soy, maple & sake marinated sablefish
clams, braised daikon, bacon dashi

DESSERT
panna cotta
champagne poached pears, clementine, almond financier, bee pollen

West Restaurant is proud to announce the contribution of $5000 to benefit the Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship as it’s been very fortunate to have produced leading talent such as Executive Sous Chef Alex Hon who took the title in 2016 and current Sous Chef Ben Miller who was the 2019 second place winner. Toptable Group’s former colleagues, Yoann Therer from Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar and Brad Masciotra from Il Caminetto have also competed in the regional heat finals.

“On behalf of Toptable Group, I would like to say thanks to the entire West family who have shown such dedication and professionalism to their craft over the years,” says President Michael Doyle. “They are all leaders and champions for this industry and we celebrate them for their commitment in the pursuit of excellence.”

With another nod to West Restaurant’s storied history, from now and until the end of the month, West is committed to fundraising on behalf of Prostate Cancer Canada by auctioning off the dining room’s iconic glass sculptures from Bricault Design that have welcomed guests throughout the years. Bids for sculptures can be placed online by clicking  here  in support of Prostate Cancer Canada that helps save lives by improving  prevention, detection, and treatment. Take home a piece of West’s history and one of Vancouver’s most adored destination restaurants that have set the standards for many more to come.

 

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ABOUT TOPTABLE GROUP:
One of Canada’s leading hospitality groups, Toptable Group has nine elegant yet approachable restaurants in Vancouver and Whistler: Araxi Restaurant and Oyster Bar and The Cellar by Araxi, Bar Oso, Il Caminetto, Blue Water Cafe, CinCin Ristorante, Elisa, West Restaurant, Thierry Cafe, and Oceans. More information can be found online at www.toptable.ca.

ABOUT PROSTATE CANCER CANADA:
Prostate Cancer Canada is the leading national charity addressing prostate cancer needs across the country. We strive to save lives by improving prevention, detection and treatment of prostate cancer, and to enhance the quality of life for all Canadians affected by the disease through collaboration, driving world-class research and translating knowledge into better outcomes. To donate or learn more, visit prostatecancer.ca.

SOCIAL:
Facebook: @WestRestaurantVan
Twitter: @westrestaurant
Instagram: @westrestaurant, @chefbobbym
#WestOnSouth

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Twitter: @HawksworthRest
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#HYCS2019

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Twitter: @ProstateCancerC
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SUGGESTED TWEET:
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https://toptable.ca/west-restaurant-celebrates-twenty-years-with-a-night-to-remember

MEDIA CONTACT:
Judy Ahola
Director of Communications
Toptable Group
[email protected]
604 836 8005