Renowned British chef Simon Rogan is set to open two new restaurants in Hong Kong at the beginning of next year. This is the first time that Rogan is venturing outside the UK.
The first will be Aulis Hong Kong.which is his first ever overseas chef’s table and development kitchen concept in the heart of Hong Kong in early January 2019. It will be followed by the opening of sister venue Roganic Hong Kong in early February 2019.
Simon already has five restaurants to his name including the 2 Michelin starred L’Enclume in the Lake District, 1-Michelin starred Roganic in London and the 1 Michelin starred Rogan and Co. in Cartmel.
His inaugural international dining destination Aulis Hong Kong will offer an up-close and personal experience with the season’s freshest produce in a multifunctional high-tech space. The 12-seater Aulis Hong Kong comes to Asia after the successful launch of Aulis Cartmel within L’Enclume in 2016. This followed with the opening of Aulis London in 2017 as a standalone development kitchen for Rogan’s London-based team of chefs at Roganic, which opened in January 2018 and achieved a Michelin star only nine months after it’s opening.
The aim behind Aulis is to be an experimental hub which allows chef full creativity as they test recipes for Rogan’s restaurants. Like Aulis in the UK, this experimental hub invites guests to surrender their senses to the creativity of the chefs. Expect the unexpected, an evening of high-speed dynamism and intimidate interactions as chefs utilise the world’s most advanced kitchen equipment to create highly creative dishes personalised to the tastes of only 12 guests at a time. The 8-10 course menu changes constantly and offers diners the opportunity to immerse themselves into Rogan’s culinary vision.
On the other hands Roganic Hong Kong Experience will be a modern and buzzing food destination which will focus on a farm-to-table approach. The focus will be on natural wines and fresh foraged ingredients. Roganic Hong Kong is the continued success story of its two-year pop-up in London’s Marylebone as the first international outpost in Asia.
Equipped with an award-winning team of chefs, Roganic aims to carry over elements of Simon Rogan’s two-Michelin-starred L’Enclume whilst adapting to the local palate in fun and eccentric ways. Roganic Hong Kong is set to open in early February 2019 as a complementing sister venue to Aulis Hong Kong.
Simon Rogan started in Cartmel, Lake District where he opened his first L’Eclume and sister restaurant Rogan & Co. He also has a farm where he produces the finest local ingredients which are used in his menus. He is known for his commitment to fresh, local and seasonal produce.
He first opened Roganic in 2011 in Marylebone as a two-year pop-up. In January 2018, five years later, Roganic returned to London, bringing elements of L’Enclume to the capital.
Roganic runs alongside Aulis London, a development kitchen and eight seat chef’s table which opened in Soho in October 2017.
Rogan says it is important for him to independently express the unpredictable, exhilarating experience of the restaurants and also emphasize my knowledge and connection to the primal nature of the ingredients and produce.