The team behind British restaurant Roganic opens its latest venture in Hong Kong: The Baker & The Bottleman. Reflecting the same sustainable values, the new shop is a bakery by day and wine bar by night, offering gourmet British bakes and natural wines on Lee Tung Avenue in Wan Chai.
The menu features British bakes including pastries, scones, cakes, bread, sandwiches, cookies and more, as well as locally-sourced coffee, soft drinks, juices, loose-leaf teas from a boutique tea merchant in Hong Kong, and soft-serve ice cream.
On the second floor, guests can enjoy food and drink as it transform into a casual wine bar in the evening that serves natural wines from organic and biodynamic winegrowers. The wine bar menu is curated by Roganic and master sommelier Pierre Brunelli (one of only over 200 master sommeliers in the world), featuring organic and biodynamic wines from sustainable and ethical winegrowers around the world.
Sip on aromatic and herbal style Johannes Zillinger Revolution White Solera ($458/bottle) and pair it with flatbread, roasted cashew and chickpea cream sorrel emulsion ($68); butter lettuce, whipped ricotta, and toasted bread crumbs ($58); or try the Dufaitre Beaujolais Villages Premices Le Millesime Rouge 2020 ($460/bottle), which goes well with the buttery Sainte-Maure de Touraine (French goat cheese) from the mixed cured meat and artisan cheese platter ($208). Cocktail lovers can also order three classic cocktails from the menu, G&T, Dark and Stormy, and their signature coffee Negroni ($100 per glass). If you want to bring the experience back home, take away anything from the menu and grab a bottle from The Bottleman's hand-picked wine selection (starts at $200 per bottle) available on the first floor shop.