ROGANIC HONG KONG TO HOST CRAFT & SPIRIT – A NEW FOOD & BEVERAGE SERIES WITH A STELLAR LINE-UP OF GUEST BARTENDERS
Award-winning guest bartenders include John Nugent of The Diplomat, Arkadiusz Rybak of DarkSide, Jay Khan of COA, and Agung Prabowo of The Old Man
Roganic Hong Kong by Simon Rogan is proud to host Craft & Spirit, a new food and beverage series that pairs creative libations by award-winning mixologists with modern British fare by Executive Chef Oli Marlow and Head Chef Ash Salmon. A campaign that showcases the marriage of seasonal Michelin-starred cuisine (“craft”) and exquisite cocktails (“spirit”), Craft & Spirit offers a delectable journey into the world of the city’s leading culinary artisans, and true masters of their crafts.
Craft & Spirit guest bartender series will kick off on 8th October with John Nugent, co-founder and head mixologist of famed local speakeasy bar, The Diplomat. On 22nd October, the saga continues with Arkadiusz Rybak, Director of Bars at Rosewood Hong Kong, and best known for his award-winning cocktail list at DarkSide. Up next on 5th November is Jay Khan of Oaxaca-inspired cocktail bar COA, awarded the no.3 rank on this year’s list of Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020. Concluding the takeover series on 18th November is Agung Prabowo of the legendary The Old Man, which was crowned the best bar in Asia (no.1) in Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2019, and presently ranks second in the list of Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020.
Each guest bartender will take over the Roganic bar for one night only, showcasing one non-alcoholic and two alcoholic cocktails that are available to order a la carte. Each cocktail will be priced at HK$120+10% and designed to perfectly complement the seasonal dishes and menu at Roganic. Guests dining in at Roganic during Craft & Spirit nights will only enjoy the restaurant’s signature Long Tasting Menu (priced at HK$1,100 + 10% including 1 signature cocktail from the Guest Bartender). Exclusive snacks will also be served on the nights, only at the Roganic Bar area, including Pig & Eel Croquettes (HK$60 for 2 pcs) and Truffle Pudding glazed in birch sap with Berkswell cheddar (HK$60 for 2 pcs).
8th October (Thursday) – John Nugent, The Diplomat
The first speakeasy concept by award-winning mixologist John Nugent, The Diplomat offers a cocktail experience befitting of the convivial personality of Hong Kong. The beverage menu features small batched produced wine, vintage liquors, and reimagined classic cocktails shaped by the legacy of influential state leaders, ambassadors, and historical figures. The brasserie menu of refined snacks and hot dishes infuse ingredients distinctive to various cities and their cuisines to recreate familiar and nostalgic flavors. Whether for the expertly crafted cocktails, opened armed hospitality or whimsical ambiance, The Diplomat is a place where weary travelers can call home.
Awards & Accolades
· Bar of the Year, Hong Kong Living Bar Awards 2020
22nd October (Thursday) – Arkadiusz Rybak, DarkSide
DarkSide is a sophisticated, timeless celebration of rare aged spirits and confident classic cocktails complemented by sultry live jazz. The dark spirits selection spans back to the early 19th century and includes exclusive casks of single-harvest tawny port from 1969 and Grande Champagne cognac aged in oak, as well as an extensive library of choice rum, whisky, and calvados. The concise cocktail list pays homage to Kowloon’s “Dark Side” moniker and focuses on time-honored traditions updated with innovative techniques.
Awards & Accolades
· Best New Cocktail Bar Asia-Pacific by Tales of the Cocktail, Spirited Awards 2020
· Best New Bar (Critic’s Choice) by Tatler Dining’s Best of the Best Awards 2019-2020
· Best New Bar of the Year by DRiNK, The Bar Awards 2019
· Best New Bar, TimeOut Bar Awards 2019
5th November (Thursday) – Jay Khan, COA
COA was opened in 2017 by Jay Khan as part of his mission to bring agave spirits to the forefront of Asia's cocktail scene. Named after the machete like tool for harvesting agave, COA (co-ah) is inspired by the drinking dens Jay frequented on his trips to Mexico. COA focuses on great hospitality, set in a cozy and friendly environment welcoming all walks of life, and provides a diverse beverage offers, featuring 100% agave tequila, traditional mezcal and cocktails inspired by the flavors of Mexico.
Awards & Accolades
· #3, Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020
· #49, World’s 50 Best Bars 2019
· Asia’s Bar of the Year by Drink Magazine, Bar Awards 2019
· Best New Bar, TimeOut Bar Awards 2018
18th November (Wednesday) – Agung Prabowo, The Old Man
Inspired by the 1952 Ernest Hemingway novel about a Cuban fisherman and the biggest catch of his life, The Old Man is the first Hemingway-themed bar in Hong Kong with a distinctly Asian touch. Located on Aberdeen Street with an award-winning bar team, fans and drinking connoisseurs alike can gather and sip on inventive libations in memory of the brilliant writer and cocktail enthusiast.
Awards & Accolades
· #2, Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020
· #1, Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2019
· #9, World’s 50 Best Bars 2019
· Bar of the Year – Hong Kong, Drink Magazine Bar Awards 2019
· #5, Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2018
· #10, World’s 50 Best Bars 2018
· Best Cocktails, Tatler Dining Awards 2017
New Seasonal Menus at Roganic Hong Kong
Now serving at Roganic are the 3-course daily lunch menu (HK$280+10%), short tasting menu (HK$680+10%) and regular tasting menu (HK$980+10%), all with optional alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage pairings.
Advance reservations can be made online via http://www.roganic.com.hk/events.
About Roganic Hong Kong:
Roganic first opened in 2011 in Marylebone as a two-year pop-up, a sister restaurant to L’Enclume. Five years later, Roganic returned to London, bringing elements of L’Enclume, Simon Rogan’s two Michelin star restaurant in the Lake District. The team is comprised of the original Roganic line up, amongst other past and present employees of UMBEL Restaurant Group. Roganic runs alongside Aulis London, a development kitchen and eight-seat chef’s table which opened in Soho on 14th October 2017. Now, Roganic Hong Kong will continue on its success in London and have opened alongside AULIS Hong Kong since mid-February, 2019.
Address: Roganic, UG/F 08, Sino Plaza, 255 Gloucester road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.
Facebook Page – www.facebook.com/RoganicHongKong
Capacity: 50 pax main dining room / 34 pax private dining rooms / 8 kitchen counter seats
Restaurant Accolades & Awards
Best New Restaurant – Foodie
Best New Foreign Restaurant – Time Out Hong Kong
Best New Restaurant of 2019 – Lifestyle Asia Hong Kong
Best Service – T Dining by Hong Kong Tatler 2019
Top 20 Restaurants of Hong Kong & Macau – T Dining by Hong Kong Tatler 2019
Best New Restaurant – T Dining by Hong Kong Tatler 2019
1 Michelin Star – MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau 2020
Best Service – SCMP Top 100 Tables 2020
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