Following on the success of Aulis Development Kitchen & Chef’s Table and 1 Michelin-starred and Michelin Green Star-recipient Roganic Hong Kong, British chef, Simon Rogan has unveiled his latest venture in Hong Kong: The Baker & The Bottleman.
Once they’d reached the pinnacle of their profession, most people would probably take time to sit back and relax. Most will indeed do this, but one that isn’t sitting back on his haunches is internationally renowned, award-winning chef Simon Rogan.
His latest venture is The Baker & The Bottleman is a modern bakery by day and natural wine bar by night. And, it will be opening its doors in late December 2021 at the gourmet and lifestyle oasis of Lee Tung Avenue, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.
Simon said, “We are advocating traditional baking techniques that have been around for hundreds of years, as well as low-intervention wine-making. We aim to serve natural ingredients within a fun and modern space that caters perfectly to the metropolitan lifestyle – for the forward-thinkers who are ready to set an example and make a change.”
Come for the sweets, stay for the vines. The Baker & The Bottleman is ready to introduce the city’s first modern bakehouse with sustainability at its heart, a quintessential taste of British bakes with a Simon Rogan twist.
The Baker & The Bottleman
Characterised by an honest approach and an environmentally friendly spirit, The Baker & The Bottleman brings a refreshing change of pace for metropolitan lifestyles. Staying true to Simon Rogan’s longstanding sustainability ethos, The Baker & The Bottleman’s award-winning team of chefs and bakers led by Executive Chef Oli Marlow will produce all food in-house from scratch.
In addition to this, they will be paying particular attention to the seasons to utilise the best ingredients from the finest local suppliers.
The bakery’s convivial space also features a welcoming upstairs space to enjoy a hearty pastry, locally-sourced coffee from Accro Coffee, and loose-leaf teas from a boutique tea merchant in Hong Kong. Age-old artisanal pastry-making techniques and flavours with a strong British heritage are distinctive in each menu item – including British pastries, cakes and bread – baked and served fresh throughout the morning and afternoon.
The Baker & The Bottleman
The Baker & The Bottleman’s upstairs space transforms into a relaxed and casual wine bar serving natural wines alongside snacks, cold cuts, and cheese in the evening. It will be an ideal place to wind down with a glass after a long day at work, where one can enjoy happy hour with friends, colleagues, and family.
There will be a carefully curated natural wine list from the Roganic team – overseen by Master Sommelier Pierre Brunelli – whose goal is to introduce a unique portfolio of natural, organic and biodynamic winegrowers to Hong Kong.
As with food suppliers, The Baker & The Bottleman chooses to only work with winemakers with whom solid friendships and trust have been forged over the years. Featured winemakers fit certain criteria set out by the Simon Rogan team, including advocating a farming culture that doesn’t harm the planet, that supports biodiversity, and empowers local communities.
To keep up to date with the latest news from The Baker & The Bottleman, visit the Roganic website at www.roganic.com.hk.
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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