Originally announced in 2014, chef David Hawksworth’s new restaurant blends the building’s historical features with modern flare for a rustic-chic look. The space features exposed copper pipes, high ceilings, remodeled library furniture and a sleek marble bar. Located in the harbour district of Vancouver’s business core, the 7,400-sq.-ft. venue boasts 180 seats divided on two levels, with the main floor playing host to a bar and lounge, while a mezzanine houses the dining room and an expansive kitchen — complete with chef’s table.
The menu features globally influenced dishes created using local ingredients such as charred carrots with almond, cilantro, guajillo chili vinaigrette and lime yogurt ($12); burrata and anchovy toast with pepperonata and parsley ($16); cavatelli with sausage, charred wild onion, preserved lemon and pecorino ($19) and hazelnut financier served with soft praline and whipped espresso crème for dessert ($12).
Nightingale’s drink menu highlights classic cocktails, as well as local craft-beers and a wine program designed to complement the cuisine, including the Nightingale pilsner/saison ($7.25) and Far From the Tree cocktail featuring Applejack, Cynar, elderflower, Boker’s Bitters and sparkling wine ($13).
Volume 49, Number 6