The Baker & The Bottleman, Simon Rogan’s much-lauded bakery in Hong Kong, has unveiled its range of hot cross buns for 2023, and its new Head, Chef Benjamin Lee, has ensured they will be tastier than ever.
A modern sustainable bakery by day and natural wine bar by night, The Baker & The Bottleman brings a refreshing take on quintessential British bakes at the gourmet and lifestyle oasis of Wan Chai’s Lee Tung Avenue.
With the Easter holidays just around the corner, The Baker & The Bottleman unveils freshly baked Hot Cross Buns (HK$350/15pc box) that are available for online pre-order now, for pick up at the store between Friday 7th until Monday 10th April 2023 from 9 am-5:30 pm.
The Baker & The Bottleman’s fluffy, fragrant, and sticky homemade hot cross buns are flavoured with cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, packed with rum-soaked raisins, and best enjoyed toasted, spread with butter or jam. Individual purchases of Easter hot cross buns are also available at the bakery at HK$25 per piece.
Introducing The Baker & The Bottleman’s New Head Chef, Benjamin Lee
Benjamin Lee has worked with some of the most celebrated culinary names from the US to Hong Kong throughout his decade-long career in fine pastry. Starting at the critically acclaimed Blackbird in Chicago, Benjamin worked his way up the ladder with formative experiences at three
Michelin-starred Eleven Madison Park, three Michelin-starred Le Bernardin, and a valuable role as Pastry Sous Chef at one Michelin-starred Gunter Seeger NY as part of their opening team.
In 2017, he joined Richmond’s Sub Rosa Bakery and learned directly from sibling bakers and co-founders Evrim and Evin Dogu. There, he developed a passion for wood-fired baking, from creating naturally leavened bread and laminated doughs to milling grain into flour with their very own stone mill.
In late 2022, Benjamin made the international move to Asia, where he joined Simon Rogan’s award-winning team of chefs as Head Chef at The Baker & The Bottleman Hong Kong.
He works closely daily with Executive Chef Oli Marlow to craft classic British bakes with modern touches, keeping Simon Rogan’s core sustainability ethos by sourcing all-ethical, non-GMO and unbleached ingredients.
The Baker & The Bottleman Shop Information
Address: Shop Nos. G14-15, G/F, F15A, 1/F, Lee Tung Avenue, 200 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.
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